The Smiley J Artist Zone

The Smiley J Artist Zone

A platform dedicated to independent music creators bridging people together through music with positive social connections.

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June 30, 2024 25 mins

Welcome to another exciting episode of The Smiley J Artist Zone, where we celebrate independent music creators! This week, Smiley J brings you an engaging conversation with the incredibly talented artist, STOUT who shares her inspiring journey captivating audiences worldwide with her unique blend of genres and electrifying energy. Don't miss this inspiring episode that celebrates the power of music, creativity, and resilience. Tune...

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Welcome to another exciting episode of chit chat and music! Smiley J sits down with the incredibly talented Marcus "DaHeatmizer" Devine. Marcus has worked with numerous artists and shares his journey from being a self-taught multi-instrumentalist to working with legendary RnB artists. Listeners will get a closer peep into Marcus's music world!

Keep listening to good music and supporting independent artists!

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Artist, Brandon Lane discuses new music, his many roles as an artist and his advocacy for men's mental health.

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March 28, 2024 27 mins

As we closeout women month and their noteworthy contributions to society.  We celebrate our closeout with guest, Marissa Jackson - chef, writer, and stage play producer, 

We will discuss Marrissa's transition from a chef to a playwright and of course there will be music! Tune in to this heartwarming tribute to women's strength, wisdom, and their critical role in building a progressive society. Marissa's story is a testament to resi...

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March 14, 2024 33 mins

Welcome to a special Women's Month episode! Dive into the world of talented female artists leaving a significant impact in the field of independent music. Discover the captivating journey of the best-kept secret with RnB & Jazz Artist, Felece Tillman. Experience her captivating tales from the concert halls to recording studios, as she shares her life story, her music and her journey.  

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Welcome to the latest episode of Smiley J Artizone, a hub for celebrating independent music and creativity. Our host, Smiley J, engages in an exciting dialogue with the multi-talented Jess Paul— who is not just a singer and songwriter, but also a community activist and a comedian.

In this engaging interview, Jess shares his unwavering passion for nurturing local music, with a particular focus on go-go - Washington D.C's signature g...

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Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dayna Davis stops by the Artist Zone to discuss music, her sound, and some of her favorite music influences.  

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Everyone loves the mystery of magic.  Magician, Rahaan discusses the beautiful human connection that magic brings to people of all ages! 

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Mustaf Captain SoulStar discusses his music influences, while still staying true to his sound, which can be described as soulful, combining several genres such as R&B, and hip hop producing a great soulful sound.

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The multitalented singer songwriter Jason Morales discusses his newly released single "Cant Get Enough of Your Love" and his inspiration behind the song, along with his music journey, and industry tips to other independent artists.

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Kevin Alexander, founder, and Executive Producer of the annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, discusses music, community partnerships, and the annual Jazz festival.

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Grammy-nominated Smooth Jazz and R&B artist known for her soulful vocals, Maysa Leak, discusses the inspiration behind her 14th solo project, Music For Your Soul.   

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Join me along with Guitarist Doc Flowers who discusses his new music and how he uses music to express love, peace, and harmony.

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Mental health activist and Poetress Blue discusses her passion for using various art forms as a powerful catalyst for healing within.

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 Yolanda Brathwaite, award-winning author and Executive Director of Grown Girls NYC, discusses her book and stage play Tales of a Grown Girl and her love and commitment to helping inspire women to achieve their life goals. 

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Celebrating Women's month with award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer Marcia Miget, who discusses everything from family, friends, and of course, her new music, We Return!

 

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Dr. Kym Lee drops by for Women’s Month to inspire, empower and encourage women to step into their purpose by recognizing their God-giving strengths and talents!

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Closing out Black History Month with poetry and my favorite songs expressing Black experiences, from love and fear to family traditions.

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The Queen of Philly, Tanqueray Hayward, is back with new music and a new attitude on life and her love for music.

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