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About 'Smooth Jazz...and more'

Smooth Jazz…and more was developed as a platform to promote the music I write, perform, and produce to as wide an audience as possible. I chose the title 'Smooth Jazz' as I felt it closely approximated the style of much of the music I produce, and added '…and more' to give me an opportunity to share the knowledge and experience I have gained over the past 30 years working as a musician and teacher.

The Internet is an open forum where anyone can write anything about whatever they like, but I hope my experience and professional qualifications serve to add a level of credibility to the articles, all of which are based on either first-hand knowledge and experience, or are carefully researched.

The site has a contact form where anyone can get in touch if they find any errors, wish to voice their opinions, or leave feedback.

And finally, the construction of this site would not have been possible without the input from many people. I owe special thanks to (in alphabetical order):

Takaomi Arioshi - Japanese translation, technical assistance, hardware support (Japan)
Chrissy Green
- Feedback and proofreading
Makiko Kou - Japanese translation
Meiko Kusunoki - Japanese translation, help, advice, and support in many areas
David Rumsey - Invaluable advice and feedback
Tim Whitehouse - Hardware and software support (UK)
Manquin Zhou - For her love, patience, and understanding

But most of all I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, the many people that have visited this site and listened to my music. 

Name (Keith Stead) and Contact Details.





Just arrived on this site:

May 29, 2017. New this month is a selection of six Royalty Free Radio Jingles.

April 30, 2017. After a half-year break from adding new material to this site, I've added an article / review on Headphone Holders.

Sept. 29, 2016. In the final part of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I show the finished product, and provide further information on cost, construction time and more.

Aug. 30, 2016. In Part 4 of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I talk about stainng and varnishing.

July 12, 2016. This month, in Part 3 of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I detail the construction process.

June 16, 2016. This month, in Part 2 of how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk, I look at the preparation needed..

May 30, 2016. This month sees the start of a series on how to design and build a DIY Music Production Desk. Part 1 this month looks at the design process.

April 29, 2016. This month I have added a short article on Trumpet Psychology to the Musicians' Corner - an essential read for aspiring professionals.

March 29, 2016. This month the Selected CD Reviews section has been updated with four additional audio files.

Feb. 24, 2016. A new photo has been added to the Gallery of a Valentine's Day concert I played at this month, accompanying various artists.

Jan. 14, 2016. New in the Reviews section this month is a look at PMC's TB2 Nearfield Monitors.


Sometime Somewhere...


A relaxing Smooth Jazz CD. Listen to extracts of all 12 tracks now.


Previously Arrived:

Items added to the site in 2015

Items added to the site in 2014

Items added to the site in 2013

Items added to the site in 2012

Items added to the site in 2011

Items added to the site in 2010


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