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Loeb Summer Hiatus

by on Jun.20, 2017, under News

Chuck LoebDear Friends and Fans,

Our Bandmate, Chuck Loeb is having health issues and is unable to perform during our summer tour.

Subbing for Chuck, will be the renown saxophonist, Kirk Whalum, who performed on our recent release “SILVER”.

We look forward to seeing you at our shows.  Please continue to view our website, www.fourplayjazz.com for current tour info and Fourplay news!

Get well wishes and notes to Chuck can be posted to matt@fourplayjazz.com or sonny@fourplayjazz.com.
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Harvey Mason awarded Honorary Doctorate

by on Jun.13, 2017, under News

Harvey 2nd honarary doctorateCongratulations to Harvey Mason, who received his second Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of West London.  The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter John, awarded the Hon DLit to Mason, at a ceremony which took place at the university’s own award-winning Pillars Restaurant.

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The Best Smooth Jazz Bands and Artists of All Time

by on May.27, 2017, under News

ranker best smooth jazz artists all time

Combining elements of funk, R&B, funk, rock, pop, and yes, jazz – smooth jazz was wildly popular as a commercial subgenre of jazz. Smooth jazz artists also could be found adult contemporary radio and is called smooth because of its downtempo melody that carries the song. First emerging in the 1960s, smooth jazz works well as background music and wasn’t necessarily as complex or innovative as traditional jazz music. Nevertheless, top jazz artists rose to prominence in the late 1980s before peaking in the 1990s and early 2000s. Though smooth, contemporary jazz isn’t as big as it once was, it’s impact can’t be disputed and many famous jazz artists are considered to be some of the best musicians of modern time.
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fOURPLAY’s Chuck Loeb sets sights on the Grammys

by on Feb.01, 2017, under Event, News, Press &Reviews

Chuck Loeb - UnspokenThe fOURPLAY Family would like to wish our Chuck Loeb the very best for his Grammy Nomination for the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year!

Check out the Grammy’s on February 12 on CBS.

Go get ’em Chuck!

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A fOURPLAY Happy New Year

by on Jan.01, 2017, under News, Videos

fOURPLAY, Kirk Whalum, and Blue Note Tokyo wish a Happy New Year!


A New Year’s well wish from fOURPLAY & Kirk Whalum to Chuck Loeb at the Blue Note in Tokyo.

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fOURPLAY’s “Silverado” is Billboard’s Song of the Year!

by on Dec.31, 2016, under News, Press &Reviews

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fOURPLAY Rings in the New Year!

by on Dec.28, 2016, under Event, News

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Upcoming fOURPLAY Shows

by on Nov.16, 2016, under Event, News

durham-nc-11-18-16-showDon’t miss your chance to experience fOURPLAY!

November 18: Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre

November 19: Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

November 20: Charlotte, NC – Knight Theatre

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fOURPLAY’s SILVER gets Grammy Buzz!

by on Oct.29, 2016, under News

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fOURPLAY at the Tokyo Seaside Jazz Festival

by on Oct.15, 2016, under News, Photos

Tokyo Seaside Jazz Festival with Superstar Sumi Jo
After being rained out for two days, fOURPLAY got to perform with Korean Superstar Sumi Jo at the Tokyo Seaside Jazz Festival!

 

 

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