Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows, one of the most recognizable names in contemporary jazz, will perform at the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) with the Masters of Smooth on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. Performing with him will be Alex Bugnon, Karyn White,...
Gerald Veasley

Gerald Veasley

Surprisingly, Philadelphia born Gerald Veasley’s first musical influence was not the Philly sound. He was heavily influenced by gospel, blues and the soulful R&B recordings of the Stax Records roster of artists. The leading contemporary jazz bassist will perform...
Jessy J

Jessy J

Contemporary jazz saxophonist Jessy J will perform at the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival (JCIJBF) with the Masters of Smooth on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. She will join a renowned ensemble including Marion Meadows on soprano saxophone, pianist...
Karyn White

Karyn White

Karyn White is instantly recognizable for distinctly strong vocals. She will add her unmistakable voice to the ensemble, the Masters of Smooth at the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. The group includes soprano...
Poogie Bell

Poogie Bell

The sound of Poogie Bell’s drums can be heard on many of the world’s finest jazz, neo-soul, R&B, and hip-hop records. He is a performer, record producer, composer, and arranger. Poogie Bell will do the same for the Masters of Smooth as he joins Marion Meadows,...
Alex Bugnon

Alex Bugnon

Alex Bugnon has been a prolific force within the contemporary music scene for almost 30 years. The renowned pianist, composer and bandleader will be a part of the Masters of Smooth at the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, Saturday, Sept. 3,...
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