"The Roots of Smooth" with Host Bobby Jackson
This program features a different artist each week, offering listeners more in-depth insight into the careers of some of their favorite musicians. The well- produced episodes include clips of the artists sharing their experiences in their own words, their music as it has spanned their careers, and the music of other artists and genres that influenced their development. Host Bobby Jackson is a multiple award-winning veteran jazz broadcaster, and he does the artists proud.
ROS 1 George Duke ROS 2 Roy Ayers ROS 3 Joe Sample ROS 4 Grover Washington
ROS 5 Lee Ritenour ROS 6 Lenny White ROS 7 Jon Luc Ponty ROS 8 Bobby McFerrin
ROS 9 Christian McBride ROS 10 Zachary Breaux ROS 11 George Benson ROS 12 Ronny Jordan
ROS 13 Incognito ROS 14 Tania Maria ROS 15 Dave Valentin ROS 16 Jon Lucien
ROS 17 Tito Puente ROS 18 Charles Fambrough ROS 19 Earl Klugh ROS 20 Brian Bromberg
ROS 21 Roberta Flack ROS 22 Joe Locke ROS 23 Various Artists ROS 24 Ron Carter
ROS 25 Regina Carter ROS 26 Monte Croft ROS 27 Branford Marsalis ROS 28 Walter Beasley
ROS 29 Vinx ROS 30 Toot Thielemans ROS 31 Brian Auger ROS 32 Sammy Figueroa
ROS 33 Marcus Miller ROS 34 Noel Pointer ROS 35 Rob Mounsey ROS 36 Najee
ROS 37 Nicholas Payton ROS 38 Stanley Jordan ROS 39 Miri Ben Ari ROS 40 Frank McComb
ROS 41 Bill O'Connell ROS 42 Don Sebesky ROS 43 Amina Figarova ROS 44 Gil Scott-Heron
ROS 45 Kenny Garrett ROS 46 Dori Caymmi ROS 47 Etienne Charles ROS 48 Al Jarreau
ROS 49 Vanessa Rubin ROS 50 Venissa Santi ROS 51 Terence Blanchard ROS 52 Poncho Sanchez
. ROS 53 Ben Williams ROS 54 Max Roach ROS 55 Michel Camilo ROS 56 Joey DeFrancesco
Bobby has been busy, and the work goes on. There is a continuously growing list of artists in cue for upcoming Roots of Smooth Episodes. The reviews from station Program Directors has been outstanding. Listeners are the beneficiaries!
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