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@RaganWhiteside I can't even tell you how many consecutive times I played Quantum Drive last night but I'm sure I broke a record! Love it!
— MISTA G (@uncutdiamonds2) September 2, 2014
— Terry Tuck (@TerryLTuck) August 27, 2014
@RaganWhiteside Ragan just wanted you to know I heard you on the radio here in South Carolina sounded great!
— Artie Porter (@aporterjr) August 26, 2014
HUGE THANKS to all of the radio stations spinning my tunes!!! Thanks to you, I’ve made it to the top 30 in TWO PLACES on the Billboard Radio Chart!
BY DENIS POOLE
June 28, 2014
Smooth Jazz Therapy has admired the music of the wonderfully soulful Ragan Whiteside since 2007 and the release of the highly acclaimed ‘Class Axe’. Not only did it mark her out as a leading exponent the smooth jazz flute but also glistened with production touches from Bob Baldwin and Dennis Johnson. This collaboration was again on sensational show for Ragan’s 2012 project ‘Evolve’ and has carried on to her brand new CD ‘Quantum Drive’. Not only that, with an all-star roster featuring Baldwin, Patrice Rushen, Frank McComb and Althea René, this is a collection that merits closer scrutiny and which has already been described as soulful, daring, sultry and edgy. Keep Reading →
May 5, 2014
Atlanta, GA – Contemporary Jazz Flutist, Vocalist & Songwriter Ragan Whiteside took home the award for Best Black Female Flutist of the Year in the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Black Women In Jazz was created to assist in meeting the needs of female jazz professionals. Keep Reading →
The objective of this fundraiser is to help Ragan Whiteside release her 3rd studio album, “Quantum Drive”.
Indiegogo Page: http://bit.ly/1ex4YrA
Ragan Whiteside is a Contemporary Jazz/Soul flutist, vocalist and songwriter. Her passion for music has taken her down many roads, from musical theater to classical (solo and orchestral), but the one thing that has been constant throughout is her love for a soulful, funky, groove. Fast or slow, subtle or in the face, a good groove sets the stage for feel-good music. Ragan’s love for the groove led to her first album, Class Axe (2007), 1st place at the Capital Jazz New Artist Competition, and her second album, Evolve (2012). Both albums were very well received, with Evolve spending over 10 weeks on the Jazz Top 20 Billboard Radio chart. Keep Reading →
BY HANS-BERND HÜLSMANN
When beauty and musical talent come together in a compelling symbiosis, then Ragan Whiteside’s flute is the herald of this glorious message. Her Bachelor of Music-Performance and the gain of the Capital Jazz New Artist Competition are signs for things to come. Keep Reading →
I am very proud of the success of the first single from Evolve, “Off Kilter”. While the tunes from my first album, Class Axe, were very well received by radio (thanks for the support!!), this is my first appearance on the Billboard Radio Charts. Ten weeks in the top 20 is a great start!!