February brings the release of the new single "Can't Step Away". This up-tempo danceable party track should bring new excitement to Fahrenheit 702 fans after the initial success of "Suite 2069 Radio Edit". It's pulsating drums, bouncy bass and lively melody line should put you in the mood of partying all night on the Vegas strip. True Smooth jazz fans will doubledown on Keith Marlo's tasty and moving sax solo along with Dedae's hypnotic and mesmerizing hookline. You can bet that "Can't Step Away" will Cover the Spread and is a sure winner to edge "Gettin' In The Game Vol.1" to the top of the charts. (release date 2/5/24)
At week 16 Fahrenheit 702 has 3 as a lucky number by having 3 songs from the album 'Gettin' In The Game Vol.1' in the top 5 of the Smooth Jazz.com Top 50 Listener Countdown Chart ,The surprise hit 'I Wanna Get Closer' moved up to the #2 spot, as our latest release 'Can't Step Away' is filling in the #3 spot and F702's first release 'Suite 2069' is holding it down at #5. All three songs are proving to be fan favorites on SmoothJazz.com by entering and staying in the top 5 of the Listener's chart for the last few weeks. Again, 'We Thank you', our SmoothJazz.com listeners for your continued support. "Keep those streams going on your favorite digital service and fuel that radio support".
'Gettin' In The Game. Vol 1' jumped to #9 on the Smooth Jazz.com Radar Chart from #17 for the third week of February. Since Feb.12th the new single 'Can't Step Away' has added 28 new radio stations (now played in over 45 stations) with our spin total now at 1524. This upward trend now fueled by 'Can't Step Away' is directly related to the remarkable radio promotion from Gorov Music Marketing and the heavy rotation from Smoothjazz.com. Some cities that are playing "Can't Step Away' in rotation are Melbourne, Australia; Hot Springs, VA; Atlanta, GA; Montgomery, Ala; Tampa, FL; Nags Head, NC; Konstantz, Germany; South Jersey, NJ; Port St. Lucie, FL; Winston-Salem, NC; Palm Springs, Ca; Las Vegas, NV; Madrid & Valencia, Spain; Peabody Ma; Gloucester, UK; Slupsk, Poland; Hampton, VA; Stroudsburg Pa; Cleveland; Lansing Mi; Rochester NY; Phoenix AZ; Chandler, AZ; Chiriquí, Panama; Kansas City; Atlanta; Kutztown Pa. ;Los Angeles, Ca. "Thank you all for your continued play!"
Fahrenheit 702 wishes you 'The Best in 2024'
Fahrenheit 702 brings a sultry, high energy and party vibe to their debut GETTIN' IN THE GAME, Vol. 1! Named for Producer/bassist/group founder Greg Radford’s triumphant return to the music industry after a near-decade hiatus, the colorful Las Vegas centric themes and slick ensemble action make it the perfect soundtrack to a winning streak with a frolicsome night on The Strip.
The core members of this Smooth Jazz collective include Radford, power vocalist Diane 'Dedae' Patrise' Spann (Righteous Brothers, Shirelles) and saxophonist Keith Marlo are complemented by Grammy & Emmy Award winning Singer/Trumpeter Skip Martin, keyboardist Mike Clark, Bassist Walter Jones, guitarists Michael Hengan, James Davis, vocalists Princetta Saray, Serena Henry, Ines Zak, Tyriq Johnson plus Ronnie Foster (organ) and John Wedemeyer (guitar) infuse blues excitement into the delirious swirl of urban jazz, Prince-like funk and Brazilian coolness.
We’re packing up the gear for a tour in support of our new album. Our set list will prominently feature all the songs from "Gettin' In The Game Vol.1" and highlight our current releases 'Can't Step Away', 'I Wanna Get Closer' & "Suite 2069". Check out our tour page for when we’ll be playing near you in summer 2024!
Bandleader Greg "GR" Radford with over 40 years in the music industry has produced, recorded, performed and written with many artists from Spoken Word and R & B to Smooth Jazz. Starting out as a young teenage musician under the Kool and The Gang Productions banner to over 10 years as a songwriter and producer for NBA Hall of Famer Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe's Pretty Pearl Records label. The New Jersey native has worked with the likes of Poet Amiri Baraka, Carlos Alomar, The Kay Gees, Gerald Levert, Latoya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Kanye West, Jon Lucien, jazz saxophonist Carlos Garnett, smooth jazz artists Chuck Loeb, John Lee, Marion Meadows, Nelson Rangel, The Fantasy Band, International Recording Artist Curtis Hairston, Skip Martin, Joy Enriquez and Philippine singing star Benig... just to name a few. Those relationships have helped "GR" to become well respected amongst his music peers. Now living in Las Vegas for over 20 years, Greg plans to leave his mark on the world of Smooth Jazz and in the Las Vegas music community with the release of 'Gettin' In The Game Vol.1' which surely should be a 'winning bet for all'!
Even as a child Diane (aka Dedae' Patrise) was destined to become an entertainer. Raised in a musical family, she was introduced by her mom to the classics in Voice, Piano, Opera and Jazz influences came from her dad, who could sing Nat King Cole and play a little Erroll Garner on the piano. Graduating from the prestigious Arts High School of Performing Arts in Newark NJ, that produced the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Melba Moore, Wayne Shorter, Tisha Campbell and dancer Savion Glover. She began soaking up Musical Theater and traveled with the national/ international touring companies of the off-Broadway musical 'Mama I Want To Sing'. Since then, Diane’s career has formed long time relationships with artists like Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Righteous Brothers and the very first girl group of rock and roll, The Shirelles. She has also served as background for many live and recorded performances for numerous artists. Now, being a Co-Founder of Jaz-Zay Soul Recordings and a member of Fahrenheit 702. The composer, vocalist and musician is over the moon about the company's 'Premier' smooth jazz presentation...Fahrenheit 702 ‘Getting’ In The Game Vol.1’. “For this wonderful music to finally get to the ears and hearts of our family of listeners is truly a blessing and a dream come to true”.
Patrick Van de Wiele __cultuurmania.com
Ignacio Báguena Soriano
We, the members of Fahrenheit 702 and the Las Vegas music community was deeply sadden by the lost of our dear friend and fellow Fahrenheit 702 member James "JD" Davis, He was a major contributor to this project and a loving friend to us all.
We are so glad that we will get to hear his contribution to this project forever. He played so beautifully and will forever be missed. R.I.H. - G.R.
James is featured on our current single "Suite 2069"
Fahrenheit 702 SmoothJazz.com commercial (Nathan East)
Sign up to "Get the Heat' on everything Fahrenheit 702 - upcoming shows, albums, and events.