The Smooth Jazz Ride

Welcome to the Smooth Jazz Ride with Ron Jackson & Company

Listen to an archived interview as Ron welcomes first lady of Jazz Keyboard the wonderful Keiko Matsui. This interview will be broadcasted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00pm on

Keiko Matsui , born in Tokyo Japan on July 26, 1961, is a Japanese smooth jazz/new age pianist and composer whose music and sophisticated elegance have propelled her to success and established a cult following among her fans. A prolific recording artist, Matsui's career spans three decades, during which time she has released twenty CDs (in addition to various compilations) and has received international acclaim.

The Smooth Jazz Ride is a website devoted to the preservation of contemporary jazz by providing album reviews, artist interviews, smooth jazz news, and a host of other features designed to get and hold the interest of the contemporary jazz aficionado.

The site says: "We do not directly sell any products but do provide advertisements and music purchasing information for those interested in purchasing the products we review or profile here. Ours is an IRS-certified non-profit informational site, and we hope you enjoy its many features time and time again. It is your interest that keeps us–and the genre–alive. We do welcome your tax-deductible donations."


About the President:

Ronald JacksonPresident and Chief Editor

Ron has been a music aficionado for decades. In fact, he was a vocalist, guitarist,  and writer in both the R&B and classic rock genres from his preteens through four decades. He has also enjoyed smooth jazz, new age, world, and Latin music for decades. After reluctantly deciding to relinquish his dream of becoming a national performer, he chose to use his writing ability to make a contribution to this industry he so loves. He developed a deep love for contemporary or smooth jazz beginning in 1990 and has chosen that genre for his focus. Now also hosting his creation, Smooth Conversations on BlogTalkRadio, and being quite adept at all things music, he is certainly the perfect “driver” to steer The Smooth Jazz Ride.

Ron doesn’t operate alone. He is surrounded by a competent staff including reviewers, a photographer, and IT people.

Listen to Ron's archived interview with the first lady of Jazz Keyboard the wonderful Keiko Matsui, this Friday October 24, 2014 at 8:00pm on  Keiko will also be appearing again this winter in Dallas.  Stay tune for those final dates.