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Old 06-16-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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The Velvet Couch
Saturdays 10 pm - 1 am ET
Kick back on the Velvet Couch in the Jazz Café with a mix of downbeat grooves, smooth electronica, acid jazz and modern-day lounge music, from artists like Down To The Bone, St. Germain, Sweetback, Soul Ballet and Slow Train Soul. It's a great way to end a tough week or begin an exciting weekend.



Lorber's Place
Sundays 7 pm - 10 pm ET
Keyboardist/producer Jeff Lorber features fresh new music and classic tracks, and gives the inside scoop on what really goes on behind the scenes and in the studio.



Latin Flavors with Maria Von Dickersohn
Sundays 4 pm - 7 pm ET
Add some spice to your weekend with Latin Flavors! It's where hot rhythms meet cool jazz. Join host Maria Von Dickersohn as she features music from artists like Tito Puente, the Caribbean Jazz Project, Pete Escovedo and Cal Tjader. The Latin Quarter is where jazz sizzles!



Jazz Cafe After Hours
Weeknights midnight ET
Unwind from your day in the Jazz Café After Hours when we turn the energy down a notch with a sophisticated mix of laid-back smooth jazz.
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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here's the channels for week 3 of walk the dog.
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Old 06-17-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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This channel has been on my Skip List for a long time (since I discovered the feature).

Just tuned to it for probably the first time... it's not Kenny G! (It's actually Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Bordertown"... got a nice groove to it!)
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:17 PM   #4
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When I'm not on the road I'll listen to this channel when I go to sleep. I only started about a year ago when I got my first Sirius radio. Before that I used to listen to XM 71 Watercolors.

The only thing I don't like about this channel is they play Steely Dan on this channel. I'm not an expert on Modern Jazz, but I don't think that Josie by Steely Dan is a Modern Jazz song. NO Steely Dan song is a Modern Jazz song. Jazz Café, please stop playing Steely Dan! Basia, Sade, they're ok.

I'll miss Watercolors when I get rid of my XM's at the end of the year. That is truly a channel that is better then it's equal at Sirius...
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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I'll lasten to this every once in awhile. Prefer traditional style jazz however. Don't think R&B is jazz though.
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When I'm in the jazz neighborhood, I prefer Pure Jazz. This station is kind of a mix between smooth jazz and mellow r/b music. It isn't a terrible station, but not one I"m likely to tune to often. I prefer Watercolours as well.
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I listen to this occasionally, and I like it to relax after a long or bad day. I agree with folks upthread on the programming, however. Right now Luther Vandross is on. I associate him more with R&B than "smooth jazz." Also agree that, while I'm a big Steely Dan fan, it doesn't really belong here either.

They just switched to Boney James, that fits what I would expect on this channel very well. Out of the 3 jazz channels, this is by far the one I listen to the least.
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I listend to this for a bit today and didn't mind it. Nice and soothing. Like the instrumental songs a little better than ones that were more lyrical
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This is one channel that I have never listened to. I will give it a listen and llet you guys know what I think. The only jazz I'm really familiar with is Maynard Ferguson and his ilk (being a former trumpet player it, it was required listening).
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:07 PM   #10
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I probably would never actively listen to this channel, but the music is real nice as background music. I'm surprised at the pop/r&b stuff that they play, like Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross. I still rather pure jazz, but this channel is okay.
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I like the R&B cuts they work in with the instrumentals. It's a good way to hear a little of that genre without tuning into an urban station, which I usually don't do. Sounds a little like CD 101.9 here in NY...they throw in the Steely Dan too!
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My wife is into smooth jazz. I like the spanish guitar (Marc Antoine) stuff but don't get into the saxxy music like Boney James. Anyway, she has XM and she prefers Watercorlors a lot more.
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The first time I tuned in, I heard "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck, which is one of my favorites. This gave me high hopes.

Every other time, it's seemed very "weather channel background music" like, which I'm not a fan of.

I haven't given it my full hour yet, so we'll see.
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The Velvet Couch
Saturdays 10 pm - 1 am ET
Kick back on the Velvet Couch in the Jazz Café with a mix of downbeat grooves, smooth electronica, acid jazz and modern-day lounge music, from artists like Down To The Bone, St. Germain, Sweetback, Soul Ballet and Slow Train Soul. It's a great way to end a tough week or begin an exciting weekend.



Lorber's Place
Sundays 7 pm - 10 pm ET
Keyboardist/producer Jeff Lorber features fresh new music and classic tracks, and gives the inside scoop on what really goes on behind the scenes and in the studio.



Latin Flavors with Maria Von Dickersohn
Sundays 4 pm - 7 pm ET
Add some spice to your weekend with Latin Flavors! It's where hot rhythms meet cool jazz. Join host Maria Von Dickersohn as she features music from artists like Tito Puente, the Caribbean Jazz Project, Pete Escovedo and Cal Tjader. The Latin Quarter is where jazz sizzles!



Jazz Cafe After Hours
Weeknights midnight ET
Unwind from your day in the Jazz Café After Hours when we turn the energy down a notch with a sophisticated mix of laid-back smooth jazz.
Definetely my favorite Jazz channel. It skips all that dysfunctional jazz. You know, the kind that sounds like 8 guys playing 8 different songs. I hear many say they prefer XM Jazz to Sirius but this is the best Jazz channel i've heard so far IMO. When will Symphony Hall be up Sox? Or did i miss it?
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As others have said so far about this station great background music. I had a ton of work to do at home the other night that i totally surpassed the hour minimum. I listened it for two hours straight. The next day i needed to go to work earlier than i normally do and was half asleep. instead of going to hits 1 or shuffle or 80s i went to the jazz cafe.
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