Mark Stanley

Mark Stanley is a California USA-based voice artist and radio producer.

Growing up in the Birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, Mark was introduced to the greats of Jazz by his parents, both passionate lovers and collectors of quality music, which led to his building an extensive music library, not to mention mastering jazz guitar and starting several bands.

Radio was also an early passion, and became his primary career for several years out of college. Not one to shun adventure, Mark eventually became a successful airline captain with a major international carrier, and remained there for 22 years.

It was during this time that radio became “part of life” yet again. Mark had been following radio from a distance for several decades, particularly the Smooth Jazz format (emerging under various names in the late 70’s/early 80’s).

After witnessing the final demise of Smooth Jazz on terrestrial radio in the early 2000’s, he decided the time was right to start from the ashes and produce a syndicated Smooth Jazz radio show that was even better than the “original.”

In 2009, Mark began the globally-syndicated radio programme SoundTraxx, which quickly became the number one show at jazzmatrix.com, and grew exponentially from there, beyond all expectations.

By learning from the mistakes of terrestrial radio programmers, who abandoned a passionate base audience by pandering to the lowest common denominator listener, we’ve created something really special. Utilizing Smooth Jazz album cuts as our palette, we add the ideal mix of savory Jazz-related ingredients, including Euro Lounge, Chill, Downtempo, Brazilian, Straight-Ahead, House, and R&B.

The rise of the internet and internationally-based FM’s, has empowered producers like us to connect with the higher-end audience, that was, for so long, marginalized by terrestrial radio gatekeepers. It’s a pleasure and an honour to celebrate 15 years building something that began so small, but has resonated with so many listeners across the globe.

You’re invited to join us for SoundTraxx, a diverse mix of Contemporary Jazz from established artists and the best of new, upcoming talent from the world scene .. indeed the Perfect Blend of All Things Jazz, every Sunday evening right here on Diamond Groove.

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