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THE JAZZTRAX BEST OF 2007

JAZZTRAX ALBUM OF THE YEAR
'Born 2 Groove'
by Euge Groove


JAZZTRAX SONG OF THE YEAR
'When I Close my Eyes'
Composed by Keiko Matsui on 'Moyo'


JazzTrax Debut
Artist of The Year

Jackiem Joyner

May Solo Debut 'Baby Soul'
His Debut CD outsold All at the
JazzTrax Festival CD Store

JazzTrax Best Live Performance
of The Year

Thursday Night, October 4th 2007

Ray Parker Jr.
Unplugged Under The Stars
at The Wrigley Ranch on Catalina Island

Best JazzTrax Moment
Conclusion of April 1st Candy Dulfer Performance Indian Wells Tennis Garden JazzTrax Desert Festival When because of low volume of audience Candy invited the entire audience "up to sit on the Tennis Pit Steps in front of stage" and then had audience members "shake it down" the steps onto the tennis court following her excellent example. One of the most intimate audience moments ever experienced in 20 years of JazzTrax Festivals. Totally impromptu.
Audience did not know that the adjoining Indian Wells Arts Festival Director was trying to cut the power to the JazzTrax Stage and to Candy’s Performance throughout the entire last half of the show. Thought the "bass" coming off the back of the stage was awful even as you could hardly hear it. Totally wacked out woman. To this Day Art Good has never talked to this person again.
But to Candy………..Hats Off!!!


An additional Best JazzTrax Moment came Sunday Night, November 18, 2007 at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, California. When Trumpeter Chris Botti gave Producer Art Good's 8 year old son Austin, his 1st Trumpet lesson, backstage, 30 minutes before Chris took the stage to a sold-out desert audience.

JazzTrax Top 10 Albums of 2007
1. 'Born 2 Groove'
by Euge Groove


2. 'RnR'
by Rick Braun & Richard Elliot


3. 'Italia'
by Chris Botti

4. 'Lavish'
by Soul Ballet


5. 'Stay With Me'
by Norman Brown


6. 'Moyo'
by Keiko Matsui

7. 'He Had a Hat'
by Jeff Lorber


8. 'Candy Store'
by Candy Dulfer


9. 'White Sand'
by Paul Brown


10. 'This Way'
by Acoustic Alchemy

JazzTrax Best Smooth
Jazz Vocal

Jeffrey Osborne
on Euge Groove's 'Baby If You Only Knew' off 'Born 2 Groove'

JazzTrax Best Song
or CD Title


Jeff Lorber
song
'Anthem for a New America'
off 'He Had a Hat'
"Titled thus by Jeff after the 2006 Mid Term Elections in hopes this would mean a new direction for our country."

JazzTrax Top 10 Songs of 2007
1. "When I Close My Eyes" composed by Keiko Matsui on 'Moyo'

2. "The Very Thought of You" composed by Ray Noble, sung by Paula Cole on Chris Botti 'Italia'

3. "Red Beans & Rice" composed by Kimo Cornwell on Hiroshima 'Little Tokyo'

4. "Da Da Diamonds" composed by Rick Kelly on Soul Ballet 'Lavish'

5. "Slow Jam" composed by Steven Grove on Euge Groove's 'Born 2 Groove'

6. "Jam Up" composed by Bonny Bonaparte on Spyro Gyra 'Good to Go-Go'

7. "Now I'm On My Way" composed by Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale on Acoustic Alchemy 'This Way'

8. "Shades of Honor" composed by June Kuramoto and Kimo Cornwell on Hiroshima 'Little Tokyo'

9. "Five by Five" composed by Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace on Four 80 East 'En Route'

10. "Electric Vibes" composed by Stuart Wade on Down to the Bone 'Supercharged'

JANUARY 2007 NEW SMOOTH JAZZ RELEASES
Chuck Loeb
Presence
Nils
Ready to Play
Ken Navarro
The Meeting Place
Dave Koz
At The Movies
Norah Jones
Not Too Late
Walter Beasley
Ready for Love
Jill Scott
Collaborations

February
Best of Down
to the Bone
Brian Bromberg
Downright Upright
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX
Sweet Surrender
Joe Sample & Randy Crawford
Feeling Good
Paul Brown
White Sand

MARCH

Patti Austin
Avant Gershwin

Jeff Golub
Grand Central

Simply Red
Stay

APRIL

Lao Tizer
Diversify

Four80East
En Route

Keiko Matsui
Moyo

Jeff Lorber
He Had a Hat

Norman Brown
Stay with Me

The Crusaders
Gold
Best of 300 Songs

MAY

Jackiem Joyner
Baby Soul

Michael Brecker
Pilgrimage

Hiroshima
Little Tokyo

Payl Taylor
Ladies Choice

Jay Soto
Stay a While

June

Acoustic Alchemy
The Way

Spyro Gyra
Good to Go-Go

Euge Groove
Born 2 Groove

Down to the Bone
Supercharged

Phil Perry
A Mighty Love

July

Marcus Johnson
The Phoenix

U-Nam
Back From the 80's

Marc Antoine
Hi-Lo Split

Jeff Kashiwa
Play

August

Najee
Rising Sun

Richard Elliot &
Rick Braun
R n R

Kirk Whalum
Round Trip

Brian Simpson
Above the Clouds

September

Soul Ballet
Lavish

Candy Dulfer
Candy Store

Diana Krall
The Very Best of Diana Krall

Chris Botti
Italia

Herbie Hancock
River: The Joni Letters

October

Peabo Bryson
Missing You

Stanley Clarke
The Toys of Men

Eric Marienthal
Just Around the Corner

Jimmy Sommers
Sunset Collective

Jonathan Butler
Live in South Africa

New December 2007 Holiday Albums

Jeff Golub
'Six String Santa'

Dave Koz
Memories of a Winter's Night

Peter White,
Rick Braun
& Mindi Abair
Peter White Christmas

Boney James
Christmas
Present

Jim Brickman
Homecoming

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