Ahmed's #SJAD Smooth Jazz Notes for June 26, 2019

Ahmed's Favorite New Jazz Tracks Of The Week from Althea Rene, Dave Koz, Paula Champion, and ThreeStyle.

June 26, 2019

We are halfway through the week with a huge #SmoothJazzWeekend ahead for San Diego! So much new music drops every week that it is hard to keep up with but here are my #NewSmoothJazz picks for the week.

Althea Rene: Rock With You (Album: Flawsome, 2019)

Halfway through the year and Althea Rene drops what has already become one of my favorite Smooth Jazz Albums of the year called Flawsome. Grab a glass of wine or another relaxing beverage of your choice and chill out to this album. My favorite track so far is her cover of the Michael Jackson hit Rock With You. See Althea Rene this Friday at the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival.


Dave Koz: Deep Dive (Lost Koz Initiative, 2019)

In February, Dave Koz launched a new initiative called “LOST KOZ,” special songs of Dave’s that no one has ever heard before. The latest release from  “The Vault” is Deep Dive. Check it out below and remember Dave Koz and Friends return to Humphreys Concerts By The Bay on July 9th!


Paula Champion: All I Need (Single, 2019)

Smooth Jazz, Standards, R&B, Gospel, it matters none. Paula Champion is one of my favorite voices out there today and crushes any genre she decides to. Her latest single, All I Need, checks all those boxes in her vulnerable yet strong and fearless style.


ThreeStyle: Good News (Reasons To Love, 2018)

Without a doubt, Reasons 2 Love was one of my favorite releases of 2018 with standout singles Ready To Go, Adriatic Flow( see video here) and the bonus track, a Latin version of Desert Moon being my favorites. Robert Fertl and Magdalena Chovancova have released another single from the album called Good News. The good news is that it is signature ThreeStyle!