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Featured Artist of the Month in St. Louis!

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I am so honored to be the Featured Artist of the Month at STL Smooth Jazz! Check it out here: http://www.stlsmoothjazz.com/#!artist-feature/galleryPage


Featured Artist in Jazz in M.E.E. Magazine

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Check out the January 2015 issue of Jazz in M.E.E Magazine for an in-depth review of my latest release, QUANTUM DRIVE!  I am so honored to be included in such a talented group of musicians!  Get your copy here: http://thejazzinmee.com/store/ About The Jazz in M.E.E. Magazine The newest addition to the M.E.E. network; The Jazz …Read More


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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 @RaganWhiteside Heard "Remind Me" on @SmoothMRadio excellent song love it and the work on the flute? OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! — Terry Tuck (@TerryLTuck) August 27, …Read More


Billboard Radio Chart Debut!

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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! Glad to be able to thank one of the stations in person – check out my interview on #WCLK 91.9 FM today at 4:30pm EST! If …Read More


“Remind Me” is #1 most added on Billboard Radio chart for 6.30.14!

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HUGE THANK YOU to the radio family for adding “Remind Me” to your rotation! “Remind Me” is #1 most added on Billboard Radio chart for 6.30.14!


Smooth Jazz Therapy Review: “Ragan Whiteside – Quantum Drive”

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BY DENIS POOLE SMOOTHJAZZTHERAPY.COM 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 …Read More


Ragan Whiteside Wins Flutist of the Year in the 2014 Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards

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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 …Read More


Ragan Whiteside Plans to Release Her New Album ‘Quantum Drive’ with Funding Support from Indiegogo.

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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 …Read More


Starportrait

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BY HANS-BERND HÜLSMANN Smooth-Jazz.de 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. Pianist Bob Baldwin soon recognized her great skills and …Read More


“Off Kilter” spends 10 weeks in Top 20 on Billboard Radio Chart

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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!!