Jazz (Smooth-Crossover-Pop) / Easy Listening (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Mindi Abair

Greg Adams

Gerald Albright (1957– )

Herb Alpert (1935– )

Dennis Angel

Charlie Apicella (1979– )

Dave Archer

Dave Askren

Augi

Roy Ayers (1940– )

Jay Azzolina (1952– )

Jeff Babko

David Bach

Bob Baldwin (1960– )

Lisa Marie Baratta

Chris Bauer

Walter Beasley (1961– )

Beat Funktion

Pete Belasco

David Benoit (1953– )

George Benson (1943– )

Randy Bernsen

Kenny Blake

Boston Horns

David Boswell

Chris Botti

Rick Braun (1955– )

Tom Braxton

Brazzamerica

The Brecker Brothers [1975–1981]

Brian Bromberg (1960– )

Norman Brown

Paul Brown

Alex Bugnon

Bobby Caldwell (1951– )

Ed Calle

Mindy Canter

Kenny Carr

Steve Carter

Craig Chaquico (1954– )

Frankie Cicala

Jeff Coffin (1965– )

Steve Cole

Nick Colionne

Charles Compo

Joyce Cooling

Chris Cortez

Julian Coryell

The Crusaders (1971–76)

Brian Culbertson

Barry Danielian

Dapp Theory

Eric Darius

Karl Denson (1968– )

Down to the Bone [1997– ]

George Duke (1946–2013)

Candy Dulfer (1969– )

Jimmy Earl (1957– )

Ecco La Musica

Mark Egan (1951– )

Richard Elliot

Damian Erskine

Eric Essix

Percy Faith (1908–76)

Foreign Motion

Patrick Forgas

Fourplay [1991– ]

Michael Franks (1944– )

The Funky Organics

Kenny G (1959– )

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Alekos Galas

Leo Gandelman

Garage A Trois [2003– ]

Mike Garson (1945– )

Maxfield Gast

Cochemea Gastelum

Grant Geissman

Gnappy

Jeff Golub (1955–2015)

Richie Goods

Euge Groove

Groove Collective [1993– ]

Everette Harp (1961– )

Jimmy Haslip (1951– )

Marsha Heydt

Warren Hill

Al Hirt (1922–99)

Johnny Hodges

Incognito [1981– ]

Paul Jackson (1947– )

Paul Jackson Jr (1959– )

Jackson Garrett [2008– ]

Jaga Jazzist [2001– ]

Bob James (1939– )

Boney James

The Jazz Crusaders [1961–1971]

Jazzhole [1994– ]

Clarence Johnson III

Norman Johnson

Ronny Jordan (1962–2014)

Stanley Jordan (1959– )

Bert Kaempfert (1923–80)

Jeff Kashiwa

Bernie Kenerson

John Klemmer (1946– )

Mark Knox

Andre Kostelanetz (1901–80)

Dave Koz

Hubert Laws (1939– )

Ronnie Laws (1950– )

Howard Levy (1960– )

Liquid Soul [1996– ]

Jeff Lorber (1952– )

Bobby Lyle

Arthur Lyman (1934–2002)

Vincent Lyn

Sean Malone

Chuck Mangione (1940– )

Ethan Mann

Mantovani (1905–80)

Eric Marienthal (1957– )

Keith Marks

Terrace Martin

Chris Massey

Keiko Matsui

Marion Meadows

Jason Miles (1952– )

Marcus Miller (1959– )

Monsieur Dubois [2004– ]

Stanton Moore (1972– )

Mörglbl

Mr. Groove

Dave Mullen

Mylab

Najee

Native Soul

Peter Nero (1934– )

Gerry Niewood (1943– )

Novox

Steve Oliver

Oranj Symphonette

Kim Pensyl

Pieces of a Dream [1981– ]

Simon Phillips (1957– )

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Doc Powell

Roger Powell

Boots Randolph (1927–2007)

Benny Reid (1980– )

Renegades of Jazz

Nelson Riddle (1921–85)

Karriem Riggins (1975– )

The Rippingtons [1987– ]

RJ and the Assignment

Troy Roberts

Thom Rotella (1951– )

Amanda Ruzza

Sachal Studios Orchestra

Philippe Saisse

Joe Sample (1939–2014)

Dave Samuels (1948– )

David Sanborn (1945– )

Phil Sargent

Dave Sharp

Chip Shelton

Dan Siegel

Lonnie Liston Smith (1940– )

E. Doctor Smith (1956– )

Steve Smith (1954– )

Snarky Puppy

The Soul Rebels [1994– ]

The Souljazz Orchestra

Soulive [1999– ]

Spyro Gyra [1976– ]

The Stance Brothers

Nick Stefanacci

Ed Stone

Stooges Brass Band [2003– ]

Story City

Joey Stuckey

Andy Summers (1942– )

Susan SurfTone

Al Thompson Jr.

Wayman Tisdale (1964–2009)

Times 4

Nestor Torres (1957– )

Trombone Shorty (1986– )

John Tropea (1946– )

Turning Point

Urban Knights [1995– ]

The Urban Renewal Project

Urbanity

Freddy V

The Verge [2012– ]

The Waitiki 7

Andre Ward

Freddie Washington

Grover Washington Jr. (1943–99)

Kim Waters

Danny Weis (1948– )

Kirk Whallum (1958– )

Lenny White (1949– )

Peter White (1954– )

Pamela Williams

Yellowjackets [1981– ]

Jon Zeeman

Zubatto Syndicate

Various Artists


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