December 23, 2021

By Eunice Moseley

Contributing Writer


“Go inside yourself and listen to the vibe of music and imagine everything is alright,” Guitarist Gregory Goodloe said about the meaning of his new single “In Paradise” (Hip Jazz Records), which debuted as the most added single on Billboard and Groove Jazz Music Charts.


“It came mostly by the pandemic…writing a song takes you out the mindset of what’s going on. It’s what musicians do…ease the pain.”


Goodloe is a Jazz, R&B and Gospel guitarist who has played for or opened for such iconic artists as Dave Koz, Norman Brown, Howard Hewett, Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, Michael McDonald, Ben Tankard and Tank. Gregory Goodloe also served as music director for the group Surface and Jazz/Soul singer Aysha.

“In Paradise” was produced by Jeff Canady and features Canady on drums; Demetrius Nabors on keyboard; Robert Skinner on bass, and Anthony Booker on rhythm guitar.


“In Paradise” is his third single released this year following “Step N Out” and “Somewhere Out There,” which will be featured on his next, yet to be titled, album.

Two years ago his “Stylin’” single, written and produced by Grammy nominated Darren Rahn, reached #1 on Billboard.


“The producer and I kind-of wanted to go a different angle instead of the cookie-cut Smooth Jazz,” he added. “You have to cookie-cut to be on radio.

Some listeners are not ready for change. We were thinking of ballroom…R&B feel, but still keep it Smooth Jazz.”


An Army veteran, Gregory also has a radio show, “Mile High Smooth Jazz,” airing Thursdays and Saturdays on Worldwide Jazz Radio.

He will be performing his single and more January 25, 2022 in Las Vegas for a Worldwide Jazz Radio concert.

Category: Arts & Culture