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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:

Jan. 30, 2018. Turntables are making a comeback, with many on the market to choose from. This month's article, Choosing a Turntable, can helps you make the right choice.

Dec. 30, 2017. This month I've updated the article Harry Beckett in Concert.

Nov. 27, 2017. After evaluating the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Generation USB Interface for several months, I can now post this in-depth review.

Oct. 30, 2017. The KORG SV-1 Keyboard Image Gallery has been updated this month with a brief description added to each photograph.

Sept. 25, 2017. This month sees the addition of a new piece of music - Heaven's Door.

Aug. 29, 2017. This month I've added a small selection of old photographs to a new page entitled Gallery - Archive.

July 26, 2017. The question I attempt to answer this month is Why Pay For Music? Leaving aside the legal argument there is much more to consider. Read the article to find out more.

June 28, 2017. This month features an article on how to make DIY Acoustic Panels that don't need attaching to a wall with screws or glue.

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.

Jan. ~ Mar. 2017. New posts coming soon.


Sometime Somewhere...


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


Previously Arrived:

Items addet to the site in 2016

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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