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About Us

Information about The Smooth Jazz Ride & staff

The Smooth Jazz Ride is a website devoted to the preservation of contemporary jazz by providing album reviews, artist interviews, smooth jazz news, and a host of other features designed to get and hold the interest of the contemporary jazz aficionado. We do not directly sell any products but do provide advertisements and music purchasing information for those interested in purchasing the products we review or profile here.  Ours is an informational site, and we hope you enjoy its many features time and time again. It is your interest that keeps us-and the genre-alive.

About the President:

Ronald JacksonPresident and Chief Editor

Ron has been a music aficionado for decades. In fact, he was a vocalist, guitarist,  and writer in both the R&B and classic rock genres from his preteens through four decades. He has also enjoyed smooth jazz, new age, world, and Latin music for decades. After reluctantly deciding to relinquish his dream of becoming a national performer, he chose to use his writing ability to make a contribution to this industry he so loves. He developed a deep love for contemporary or smooth jazz beginning in 1990 and has chosen that genre for his focus. Now also hosting his creation, Smooth Conversations on BlogTalkRadio, and being quite adept at all things music, he is certainly the perfect “driver” to steer The Smooth Jazz Ride.

Ron doesn’t operate alone. He is surrounded by a competent staff including reviewers, a photographer, and IT people. Key players include:

 


Aira Olave
Director of Operations

Chanel Sumpter
Director, Social Media Affairs
Rene Sutton
Editor, Featured Smooth Jazz
Artist of the Month

Dwynn Barr
Staff Photographer

Dale Hobbs

Social Media Coordinator
 

Mike Sutton

Editor, Smooth Jazz Concert Reviews

 

Should you wish to contact one of our departments, see our Contact Us page.

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