Just got the new album. It sounds fantastic!!!! First album I've ever heard from Jeff and I'm sold!!!!! I'll be spending more money on this guy's stuff in the future!!!!!
Jeff, though it's been a couple of months (more like 4) since your show at the Caravan in Ft. Worth, I just want to tell you that my wife and friends still talk about what a great show that was. We were the 2 couples after the show that you met, where my friend Greg was wheelchair-bound (sorry about the hair comment, I think she'd had one too many vodka tonics). I gotta tell you that he and his wife are now big fans! We look forward to your next stop at the Caravan. You also, provided a little inspiration to pull the Strat back out of the case and tune up an plug in. Thanks for touring and sharing the great tunes! James. P.S. Send an email if you're ever in town and want some advice on local music haunts.
James Shatley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 15:03:31 (PST)
Dear Jeff & Co.... I saw you at the Old Pasadena JazzFest
July 2000 on the 'Guitars & Saxs'. I've heard you on the
radio, but...I was blown away by your talent in person !
Simply awesome. Look forward to seeing you in LA when
you get here. Thank you !
Woodland Hills, Ca USA - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 16:05:47 (PST)
Hi Jeff,with all the smooth jazz artists coming over to England (Boney James,Rick braun,Brian Culbertson etc) I think it is time you paid us a visit.Don't deprive us of your wonderful music.Just ask Peter White how appreciative we are of all the smooth jazz musicians when you come and play for us.
Simon Goldfader <email@example.com>
London, England. - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 11:40:15 (PST)
Hi, Jeff. I worked 5am till 2am this Monday-Tueseday for giant funeral, my boss gave me a extra day off today. Listining "unspoken words", I checked around your new staff. The baby picture on left bottom seems to looke like his mom. How beautiful family you guyes are! The radio station was announcing about your baby the other day. Soon 5 more like NOrman Brown? "Manteca" was played in Jazz on PBC last night. I checked yours in bed. Killer guitar on that song is something. I did not pay attention to the original before I heard it on your "out of Blue", so, re-taste ( when I was a kid, I started chewing gum but somehow I got interupted and spitted it out and wrapped, later un wrapped and chewed it again. ) The stew taste better than when it's freshly cooked. ****** Anyway, what is the new album releas party? Are we getting your new album soon? Later.
aurora, co USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 20:47:32 (PST)
WE love all of Jeff's music. My husband was quite surpricsed to see "screaming guitar licks" at the 1996 smooth jazz show in San Diego. We have been hooked ever since. The music is great.
Angela Ordway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Poway, CA USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 22:28:33 (PST)
I love your music !!!
Ever thought about a visit to Cape Town (South Africa) ? It's always hard to find your music around here , ask your marketing people to expose you more to us !, we love jazz in Cape Town !
Cape Town, South Africa - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 06:16:48 (PST)
Hi, Thank you for your polite reply. I did not know CD list started on Dec13. I'll definitely check Mitch Forman's CD. I like his play in your CD's. In January1's list, Gene Harris was best I like. I did not find Bernard Purdies. I have been watching PBS jazz I only missed 2nd. I did not nean that program is anti-black. It is great to see American histry from the aspect I'm interested in which is music, jazz. The other day, I was wondering one of the noise you guys, guitarists make, well how can I explain... the noise rubbing the gut(string), squeeky sound. In "out of Blue", only "The Belbet Touch" has. not in the other songs. That noise supposed to hear in air(I think), songs are recorded conected with code(my guess), then it should not sound....I like it.... it's kind of sexsy sound. It sounds a man plays just for me...It's kind of like charcoal griled with musquete bits, instead of oven baked.(this wxplession is not sexsy) I head in Jonasan Butler's song in middle of solo, then next was Sade's song, guitar in back had that noise alway through and gets on my nerve, Crag Chaciqo had a once in the middle. every song comes on the radio, I tried to find the noise. don't you have day like that? I came home and checked in your CD. By the way, clothes diaper is better than disposable. The baby learns potty train quicker. Don't forget roses for the valentine's day for your wife. That'll be my busy day, I will have to make a dozen roses every 5min. Happy Valentines Day!!
Aurora, co USA - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 01:31:40 (PST)
Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your son Christopher and welcome to parenthood.
I really like "Dangerous Curves" and so do my parents! You seem to have bridged the generation gap.
I hope to hear you play next time your in the Akron/Cleveland area.
Larry Harmon <email@example.com>
Kent, Oh USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 09:22:31 (PST)
I just want to say thanks for great 'heart & soul' music especially as guitarist myself it's nice to hear someone be true to themselves. I love music that's played from the heart & soul Larry Carlton, Santana, Neal Schon, Eric Clapton to name a only a few. Your right up there. Keep up the Great Music.
Skip Benicky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Woodstock, GA USA - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 23:08:24 (PST)
Your a fine player. I enjoy your style and feel.
I am also a guitarist and probably know some of the same cats you do! It was good to see Kevin Savigar's name on D/C
I and my band played at his wedding many moons ago @ Bel
air Hotel. Jimmy Zavala is an old friend and also Craig Chaciqo.
Congrats on your new addition to your family.
If ever in the Calif area...Sacto or Bay Area give a holler.
Would love to chat!
Bobby Detore <email@example.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 19:44:38 (PST)
I saw you at the KYOT concert that benifited the A.D.A. last Nov.-Dec in Scottsdale, AZ. Totally enjoyed the music. We had a seat right up front. Like your set up and sound. I have been playing guitar for many years and know a great artist when I see one.
Myself , I like the Surf genre music and the pseudo-latin beats and have been following The Ventures for 40 years. I have collected around 75-80 V's albums and go to record collection shows twice a year to find their vinyl.
But actually I like just about any good guitarist from Duane Eddy, Joe Satriani, Nokie Edwards, Marc Antoine to Dick Dale.
I turned one of the small bedrooms in my house into a music room. I have 5 guitars, 1 bass, 2amps, a keyboard and my son has his gear too. We enjoy playing.
Keep up the good work. We will see you again.
James Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chandler, AZ USA - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 20:15:35 (PST)
All your Philly-area fans are pleased that you will be part of the 11th annual GPU Berks Jazz Fest in Reading (PA).
We're looking forward to your shows with Warren Hill on Saturday, March 17, at the Lincoln Plaza Hotel. It's a great room. Very intimate setting.
You played that room a few years ago with Avenue Blue ... it was a great show.
Look forward to seeing you at the Berks Jazz Fest.
Reading, Pa USA - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 12:08:25 (PST)
Jeff, Just wanted to stop by and say hi. I'm a new listener kinda. I've played guitar for several years and find it quite hard to find (good) players to play with. I lived in Chicago for a number of years and still go there 3 or 4 times a year to meet old friends and play. I have found a solution however - I love to listen to all kinds of music and will very often buy CDs to play along with. I run the CD through two channels of a mixing board and use another channel for my guitar and effects loop. Using this approach I've had the pleasure of playing with some pretty well known players. I'm a life long Clapton fan and really like the Riding With The King CD ( to mention just one). I've also played with George Benson (Absolute Benson is absolutely great), Earl Klugh, Acoustic Alchemy (love Arcanum and The Beautiful Game), Billy McLaughlin, Ottmar Liebert, Dallas Gordon, and others. I saw Dangerous Curves on the CD rack and it looked interesting. Somehow I just knew it would probably be a guitar CD. I was so pleased with the selection I went back and picked up Nightlife and Out of the Blue. Not only do I enjoy listening it's a blast to play along. Thanks for the lessons! I came to your site to see if there were other CDs I had not found and am pleased to see there are. I've also really enjoued crusing the site, reading about your gear, and the CDs in your changer. Best of luck with the new addition to your family & now I know how to find you I'll keep an eye on the site. PC
Paul Cooke <email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 18:13:18 (PST)
Jeff, congrats to you & your wife -your son is a doll! My boyfriend Ben and I listen to your CD's and are quite fond of your music. Pick up the Pieces is one of our favorite tunes, Ben and his band cover it but give it their own personal touch. He has been influenced by your style and appreciates your playing.
Just thought you might like to hear about other serious players as there are so many "wankers" out there. Is there any possibility you will be coming to California this year? Seems as though you are everywhere but here! We have a huge jazz following out here in the Bay Area - you won't be disappointed.
How about playing at Yoshi's -it is well known by both the "big" and "small" names. Thanks and I hope to hear some good news from you soon -all the best to you & yours for the New Year!
san francisco, ca USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 16:43:20 (PST)
Hi, Jeff Happy New Year! and congraturation for new baby. He just look like you on the picture, I think. Will you put mom's picture, too? so, I can tell which he looks like. Any way, I was going to print out your cd player list, then I noticed it's updated. I think I wrote last one down somewhere because I checked all 5 albums (at least musician) on amazon's sound clip. Do you still have last list? I printed new one. I was kind of surprised to find out you listen to so wide range of music. You are not watching pbs Jazz on tv, are you? On Monday, a white guy was saying, " Jazz got nothing to do with black( I think he said nigger) I did not like it, so I did not watch yesterday. It was not to bad today. Back to cd player, mines do not have changer. I play cd with head phone and go to bed, after the last song, it stops, by then I'm gone. The problem is the one in the car, it repeats cd, you know, your "out of blue", got the same song at begining and end, so I have to listen to the same song in a row. next time, will you put 2nd one in the middle? ******* next question, I tried to copy and play your songs, I got a score writer a a couple of month ago, then my old YAMAHA does not have midi, I got cheap one with midi, so forget the note pad and pencil. The songs like "pick up peices", there the song like melody and code in back ground, Candy Dolpher plays sax, so I sould be able to play by keyboad, how about other songs codes goes this and that, when you make song, do you tell the other musician "let's do this f, bflat, c7,,etc,," , " I do f and you do d, makes f6 open code..." something like that? I wonder... or depends... .."guitar and sax 2001" includes, Jeff Kashiwa sound good, when you were #1 on magazine last summer, I ordered the magazine, then, he was #1 next week. the news here Colorado was saying the other day, some privatge company may buy the winter park, I hope they get streighten up by the festival. I'll check with you later, keep up fun web site.
Aurora, co USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 02:00:26 (PST)
Hey Jeff, I only got to say hey at the guitar and saxes concert in Birmingham a few months ago.I was the one that was waiting to buy a ticket outside when you came up. Later you walked out in the audience next to me and said "I see you got in". Well you did not know anything about me and I was'nt about to start bragging right then and there. But I'm the guy who beat Kenny G's Guinness World Record for holding the longest note on a Saxophone. I've been on tour for the last 4 years my self, but I did'nt want to seem like I was just trying to impress you the first time we met.Hope you check out my webb sight at www.vannburchfield.com I will be up in Akron Ohio myself but not until May 19th 2001. Hope to see you around. If you would like a copy of my new CD just email me back.God Bless you in all you do..Vann
Vann Burchfield <email@example.com>
Birmingham, al USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 00:15:17 (PST)
Hey Jeff! Hope all is well. Give a shout sometime. Looks like you're doing swell. Best regards....
Steve Satterwhite <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miami, USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 18:11:48 (PST)
Hey, I wrote last sometime this summer, about seeing you at the Woodland Park Zoo. Well, my boss decided that he was more important than me going, so things never worked out. Since then, I started college and stuff, and I just wanted to thank you for your music. I have listened to your CDs time and time again. There have been a lot of the rap/alt music guys that have even come by and been very impressed, which just shows me that even people turned away by the thought of "JAZZ" can appreciate great talent. By the way, is there any chance you might be back in Seattle sometime after the beginning of May? I am in school in good ol' po-dunk Rexburg, Idaho, with not a jazz station in sight...and no way to get to Oregon in March(!!!). Especially after the great jam session kind of feel on "Dangerous Curves", I am looking forward to someday hearing you in concert.
Hey, one more thing. Do you write down much of your music? I have been working on tabbing out "No two ways about it" for my friend and I to try to get together, and most of it is coming, but there are still some spots that I am stuck on...any chance I could get some pointers on that? Anyway, thanks for the great listening, and congrats on the new addition. Keep the music comin'!
Brandon Brodhead <email@example.com>
Everett, WA USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 04:33:55 (PST)
Congratulations on the birth of your son! All of you have a happy and
healthy New Year!
Bob Funk, Carol and Kim
Carol and Bob Funk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NY, NY USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 19:45:20 (PST)
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