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Want to hear the very best collection of Christian Jazz?? You are only a few clicks away!! It is free and it broadcasts 24/7 all over the world! All the best jazz is featured on our station!

Smooth Pizzazz Radio broadcasting Great Jazz Music all over the world!

Smooth Pizzazz has  listeners all over the world enjoying the unique blend of Jazz styles being broadcast!!

Smooth Pizzazz is an Internet Radio Station featuring both Christian Jazz Artists and secular artists playing jazzed up arrangements of Hymns, worship choruses, original material, and stylistically everything in between!! There are inspiring quotes and inspiring music by great Christian Jazz Artists.  Listen to it at work or at home while you work or answer e-mails! Help support the CJA and spread the word as well. Tune in--just follow the link below!

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Smooth Pizzazz Radio (Listener comments)
                              "Brother, your radio station is a real blessing to me!! I stream your Internet radio station, "Smooth Pizzazz" here at work and it allows me to praise him, get centered, stay focused and increase my productivity all at the same time!!!" -- Joe A. Robinson

 "You have also exposed me to some great Christian Jazz that I was not aware of!! I am going to tell others about Smooth Pizzazz radio station as well as direct them to your website. Keep up the good work!!!"--Lucile Packard

More satisfied listeners!

 I just happened upon your internet radio station by searching for Christian jazz on the web.  I have listened to the one hour a week that my local Christian radio station plays Christian jazz and longed for more of the same.  I LOVE your stations selection of  jazz and the combo of inspirational music and jazz is great.  So, I wanted you to know that I appreciate what you are putting out here for the listeners and, myself in particular and I want to encourage you to continue for many, many years to come.  Thank you so much."--Karen Hunt  

I discovered you a few weeks ago via a search for stations that play the YellowJackets, of which there are few. I was raised on Big Band, Bop, Cool, Blues ... jazz, and in recent years I've also come to love Latin and a few other things, one of which is the YellowJackets. I was raised in the church and appreciate the neat arrangements of various "church tunes" that you sprinkle in as well. Thank you for your station! -- Carl McMullen

Thank you for praise jazz! I just stated singing...I never do that when I listen to other stations - John McClure

I have to be honest I haven't been much of a church going person, but my love for music is like a battery and I know the Lord is the battery/ When I ran into your station I said this is it! Keep up the good work and keep the same format, I know religious music is in all genres of music, but like myself love smooth jazz therefore I want to listen to Christian smooth jazz. Take care and God Bless. - Manuel Pena




Welcome to the Christian Jazz Artists Newsletter!
New CJA Network Members Edition
Spring 2006

A e-zine/newsletter designed to keep you informed and aware of all the helpful resources that are available to you as a Christian jazz musician, fan, or just a jazz lover!
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The Christian Jazz Artists Network adds new members! Our Network now has over 110 Jazz Artists! We continue to spread out both Nationally and Internationally!

The CJA Network Welcomes New Members!

Keyboardist Rob Whitlock is a musician who has performed and recorded with a wide array of top artists in pop, R&B and Jazz. He’s a much sought after Hammond B3 organist, who also plays piano and keyboards in addition to producing, writing and arranging.

Rob has played gigs and/or toured or recorded with the Jazz Crusaders, A.J. Croce, the Dazz Band and Fattburger. Joe Sample, Joe Williams, Rita Coolidge, Kathie Lee Gifford, Tom Scott, Eddie Harris, Max Bennett, Miki Howard, Grant Geismann, Jeff Kashiwa, and Jaco Pastorius (who was a close friend of Rob).

His new CD release was recorded over a two-year span and Whitlock's friends joined in to work on the CD which is an  project called Sketchin’. Along with Michael Brecker, Vinnie Colaiuta, Anthony Jackson, Scott Henderson, Othello Molineaux, Pat Kelley, and Cliff Almond. To hear audio samples and more info visit here!

Amber Whitlock is writing and producing partner to Rob Whitlock for their many projects along the way, as well as being his wife. A session singer since the mid seventies, Amber has been singing Jazz and Popular music for many years.

Her debut release cd "The Colours of Life" includes original songs as well as covers of "Betcha' By Golly Wow" the old Philly Sound classic, "When She Loved Me" by Randy Newman, and a unique version of "When I Look In Your Eyes" from the original Dr. Doolittle musical.  The CD is reminiscent of the warm sounds of the 70s and early 80s old school jazz and soul. More info


 Ike Sturm is a bassist/composer based in New York focusing on the presentation of original music. He leads a 10-piece ensemble in collaborative music and visual art concerts with his sister, clarinetist and artist Madeline Sturm. He recently was named the Assistant Director of Music for the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan, internationally regarded as the, "Jazz Church,” where he performs and composes original music for weekly jazz services.

He has performed with Gene Bertoncini, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. he has played on four "Downbeat" award-winning recordings. For more info visit


Patty Peterson  was born into the renowned musical Peterson Family which boasts mother Jeanne Arland Peterson, sister Linda Peterson, and three brothers, Billy Peterson, Ricky Peterson and Paul Peterson; all of whom are currently recording artists and involved in the international music scene.

She has performed and recorded with such musical luminaries as David Sanborn, Hiram Bullock, Steve Miller, Donny Osmond, The Jets and most recently with St. Paul Peterson, Ricky Peterson, and the international jazz greats Ben Sidran and Sergio Mendes. For more info visit here!


Guitarist Danny Weis was 18 years old when he co-founded the rock group, "Iron Butterfly".  After one album with the group he moved on to be in the Rockgroup, "Rhinoceros".

Danny has shared the stage with musical legends Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, David Crosby, Ray Charles, The Bee Gees, The Who, Alice Cooper, Blood Sweat and Tears and Jimi Hendrix.

In 2006, Marshmellow Records recorded and released Danny’s first solo project “Sweet Spot” which features an exciting mix of smooth jazz, funk and R & B originals. For more info visit here!


For 25 years Steve Darmody has been recording and performing inspirational Christian music. His sixth CD marks his first full step into a new genre of Christian music – inspirational smooth jazz. He has always loved this style, incorporating at least one song in each prior CD (“SweetBy and By”, “Mary Did You Know”, etc.) Now, with his new release “One More Day,” he moves firmly into this genre, keeping old friends while introducing himself to an entirely new audience.

With well over 2000 concerts and appearances on his resume, Steve has ministered in an unbelievable array of situations and venues – from military bases, hospitals, and shopping malls to fine performing arts centers here and abroad. He is heard on radio and seen on numerous television ministries and networks.
More info available here!


CJA Network Member New CD Releases

Cyrus Chestnut has a new CD, "Genuine Chestnut" from the Telarc Label. The CD is a careful mix of straight ahead, Afro-Cuban, and gospel that will captivate and inspire. To hear samples visit here!

 Pianist Deanna Witkowski has a new CD  release, "Length Of Days". This is her first recording with her NYC quartet. Check it out  here!

Bassist Ike Sturm has a new CD release entitled, "Spirit" a recording that features beautiful jazz music that is open, vunerable, and spiritual! To hear samples visit here!

Rob Whitlock's, "Sketchin 2" CD is now available and it includes Vinny Coluiata, Micheal Brecker, Scott Henderson,  Anthony Jackson, Othello Molineaux, Pat Kelley, and others. More info here!

Pianist/Composer David Arivett has a new CD, "Jazzed And Glad" and contains almost all originals by David ( with several CJA Network members making guest appearances)...Greg Vail, Larry Cangelosi, Ric Flauding and others - hear samples here!

Saxophonist Lance Bryant's, "Count It All Joy" was recorded live at St. Peters, (known as the "jazz" church in NYC!) and includes jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller, Bassist Kenny Davis and Yoron Israel on drums. For more visit here!

The smooth jazz group Quad Venti has their first CD release, "Global Setting". Enjoy the cool, ambient smooth jazz of Quad Venti here!

Steve Darmody takes his rich baritone voice, you add great arrangements by Chris McDonald, Jeff Steniberg, and Ralph Carmichael, top it off with Dick Tunney producing and you have a winning formula! Steve's first Smooth Jazz offering is, "One More Day" and you can hear it  here!

Danny Weis was the original guitarist for legendary rock group Iron Butterfly before eventually turning to session work. "Sweet Spot" definitely showcases Danny's signature guitar licks with a mix of funky soul, blues, and jazz. More info here!

Coming in the next CJA Network E-zine!

Cyrus Chestnut Interview

Ecstatic About Jazz Article

More new members added!


As you can see Christian Jazz Artists are very busy celebrating their gifts!

We are jazzed about life...
We are jazzed about God!
Celebrate today and savor the music!
"Just imagine: a joyful Jesus! Haven't we had enough of grim religion?"
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New Christian Jazz Artists Network Compilation CD!

"Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs"

Brand New compilation CD from Christian Jazz Artists Network


CJA Network compilation CD featuring members playing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual songs. 14 great recordings by top Christian Jazz Artists served up in a wide variety of Jazz flavors!  To hear audio samples or to purchase  visit here! 


Christian Jazz Artists Hymn Compilation CD!

Here's your chance to get one of the best collections of Christian Jazz Hymns you will find anywhere! This popular collection continues to "jazz" listeners everywhere!


  CJA Network compilation CD featuring members playing Jazz arrangements of Hymns! 16 great renditions of Hymns served up in a wide variety of flavors!  To hear audio excerpts or to purchase this CD visit here! 


Our Jazz Worship Page is the place to get the very best charts for your church band or Orchestra anywhere on the Internet! Fresh new material to preview as well as "jazzed up" Hymn arrangements are available! Visit here!

Big Band ~ Ensembles ~ Praise Band


Interested in learning more about Jazz theory, technique, or improvisation? Want to learn how to develop your ear and transcribe music? Visit the Jazz Ed page for a one stop collection including material from some of the top musicians in Jazz!  Books, Charts, CD's, DVD's, Videos, Midi files and more  here


Free New CJA Network Downloads!

 Jazz Funk/Fusion keyboardist Jeff Lorber's free Mp3 and midi file download. This midi file was performed by Jeff himself and has some absolutely great solo licks to check out! We also have all the great articles and  interviews from past newsletters for you to read!  Check it all out here!

"Jazz In Church" Page

We have a web page with links to relevant articles about Jazz in Church located here!
Christian Jazz Music Email Discussion Group!
We have an e-mail discussion group about jazz, spirituality, jazz in the sanctuary, and other related topics. This discussion group is open to anyone interested. Whether your a fan, jazz artist, jazz educator, or jazz lover this discussion group wants to hear your thoughts, opinions, and ideas!
 To subscribe to this group visit: 

"I thank God for what you're doing! I will tell tons of other Christians about your radio station, "Smooth Pizzazz".  I am kind of tired of the mainstream CCM and have been listening to secular smooth jazz for a few years. Unfortunately, we just lost our smooth jazz station in St.Louis, MO. To find Christian jazz is like finding water in the desert..." 

 Jeff Hassinger