Favorite Artists

Here are some of the artists we love and admire, whose skillful productions enabled us to build our music blend.  We are thankful for their talent, artistry and imagination.  Just click on the musicians’ names to go to their tribute pages, featuring albums, tunes, live videos and a photo gallery.

Lee Ritenour

With his superb guitar technique and intelligent soloing, Lee Ritenour earned himself a special status among session guitarists, leaving his signature on numerous studio recordings in forty years. From rock and blues to Brazilian music, his influence spectrum is as...

George Duke

Introduced by Frank Zappa as an outstanding keyboardist, George Duke later evolved into a groove master blending jazz, funk, rock and soul with his solo albums. He made a place in the Jazz world as a band leader, producer and an innovative composer, creating beautiful...

Herbie Hancock

Starting as a child prodigy in classical music, Herbie Hancock turned to jazz and played with Miles Davis in early sixties who gave him the idea to play the keyboards. From then onwards he tried to bring almost every technological innovation to his music, combining...

Eddie Henderson

An exceptionally talented trumpet and flugelhorn player with a style of his own, Eddie Henderson was discovered and encouraged at an early age by jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. He gained wide popularity starting with Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi...

The Crusaders

Rebellious, soulful and visionary! That's what The Crusaders is to SomehowJazz. Coming out of the Bebop era, playing a very different style of music than everybody else for a decade, the band members erupted their musicianship through mastering their individuality and...

Billy Cobham

Drummer extraordinaire Billy Cobham stands out with his impeccable open-handed drumming technique and his influential style. He stormed the jazz world with complex progressive jazz tunes as a soloist drummer along with other heavy instrumentalists such as John...

Jaco Pastorius

Starting to make a name at a very early age, Jaco Pastorius was raised to a legend status with his first solo album in 1976 and the following Weather Report years. Jaco Pastorius completely altered the significance of electric bass in jazz music and redefined bass...

Miles Davis

"I know what I've done for music, but don't call me a legend. Just call me Miles Davis." Agreed. The thing is, you can write about a legend. But how can you write about Miles Davis? He's the one who discovered and influenced many legends. In his monumental career, he...