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Maryland-based keyboardist Kirk Kadish has put together a tasty and sophisticated collection of Smooth Jazz originals in this album under his group name, Tradewinds. This is a very well-produced and most ably-performed set of compositions. It’s melodic and rich, the musicianship superb, and the overall sense of things with this disc is quite compelling. I like Mr. Kadish’s style of playing…it’s jazz, for sure, but with some orchestral new age nuances from time to time that suggest a complex, intellectual approach to his music that beautifully enhances the overall sound and feeling of this project. His use of synth is quite effective…never intrusive, but only adding to the clean, pure piano leads. TRADEWINDS is an album you can just slip into your player and totally lose yourself in. Kirk’s previous two albums were journeys into the avant-garde and meditation music. On TRADEWINDS, however, he stays more mainstream, but the musical sensibilities of the first two releases, although subtle, impart an intriguing depth to this new one. Favorites abound for me here, with “Freeflight,” “Fresh Air,” and especially the hauntingly beautiful “Awakening” coming most prominently to mind. You’ll definitely want to check out the uplifting “Her Song,” and the jazzy “Jet Stream,” too. TRADEWINDS has consistently been one of the most down-loaded jazz albums on C-Net’s website since it’s debut late last year. When you hear this compelling music for yourself, you’ll easily understand why! ~ Scott O’Brien -


Our eponymously (I love that!) named CD, Tradewinds, is our first release. We're represented on all the major streaming services by CD Baby. is carrying several of our tunes. Our music has been downloaded over 70,000 times on CNET's The single, "Jet Stream", recently entered the Top 10 in's Jazz category and the Top 5 in their Contemporary Jazz sub-category.



Tradewinds is Kirk Kadish's original smooth jazz band project. Kirk has been writing, recording, & performing for 30 years, but primarily in the context of "hired gun" for some of the most creative people in music. Slowly maybe, but very surely, he has been moving closer to the day when he will grace the international stage with his own musical voice & sound. The release of the band's first CD is a major step toward that ultimate goal. Since it's debut on in September, Tradewinds has consistently been the 2nd or 3rd most downloaded CD in the Jazz category & the top album in the Groove/Soul Jazz sub-category!! Most so-called smooth jazz treats the listener as if she just "got off the boat". We give you the respect & dignity you deserve, laying down the groove in your mind as well as in your body.