In Celebration of the Monterey Jazz Festival, SmoothJazz.com Co-founder & VP Donna Phillips, talks about the global appeal of JAZZ with Paulette Lynch, host of YourTown.TV. In this interview, Donna, tells the story of how and why the SmoothJazz.com platform was invented to broaden the appeal of Jazz music, artists and lifestyle events worldwide since it's growth from an online ticket outlet for Radio Personality, Sandy Shore's Monterey Peninsula Concerts to the world's most far reaching pla
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Smooth jazz is a chameleon. It is stepping out of a club and into the cool streets of New York City at dawn. It is sitting behind a pair of retro-square sunglasses while sipping a mojito in Majorca. It’s coffee that’s gone cold, sheets that are still warm, rivulets of rain down a window, watching a pretty woman dance. It is not your grandfather’s jazz. But there’s a good chance he’d get the groove.
On behalf of UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, please accept my thanks for your contribution in support of the 2017 edition of International Jazz Day. Due in part to your efforts, the worldwide celebration on April 30 was a resounding success.
Within the hometown community of Pacific Grove lives a Smooth Jazz radio pioneer and personality who goes by the name Sandy Shore. Even in her childhood and early adulthood, it was evident that Shore was destined to be a superstar. Her passion has always been rooted in radio, even as young as 8 year old, she wanted to be a radio DJ and would interview people with her microphone. As a teen, she dabbled in music-making and played the guitar and piano. By the age of 15, she was already on the local radio station.
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SmoothJazz.com founder Sandy Shore knew she wanted to work in radio by the time she was 8. She began her radio career in 1979 at age 15, which eventually encompassed air work at KTWV (the Wave)/Los Angeles and KKSF/San Francisco, Flash forward to the '90's, when she got wind that Mapleton trip A / Americana hybrid KPIG/Monterey was actually broadcasting in programming on the Internet. The realization of cyberspace's potential as a major media platform was a revelation that struck her like a lightning bolt.
SmoothJazz.com is now available on the Apple iPhone, which takes the original Smooth Jazz Internet radio station off the Net and into the mobile world, including cars. iPhone users simply download the free broadcasting software from FlyTunes.fm, and they are all set to receive hundreds of popular Internet radio stations including SmoothJazz.com and it's chilled out spin-off, SmoothLounge.com.