Adam Hawley on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Adam Hawley
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

April 21st and April 22nd

Special Guests: Adam Hawley

ADAM HAWLEY

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Adam Hawley, currently a resident of Los Angeles, started his music career in the Portland Metro Area of Oregon before moving to Southern California in 2002.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Richard Elliot - Ask Dave

RICHARD ELLIOT

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When tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot began preparing Summer Madness, his follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Lip Service, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. First and foremost, it had to be funky. “When I was growing up in the ’70s and first learning to play the saxophone,” he says, “I was mostly attracted to instrumentally based R&B and to jazz that had R&B roots. This record definitely goes down that path, leaning more on the funk side. ” He also knew precisely who he wanted to accompany him on the new music. “I wanted to involve my band,” Elliot says.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Gerald Albright - Big Break

GERALD ALBRIGHT

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Gerald Albright has a generous invitation for fans of his hit 2014 album: If you thought that mix of deep funk and simmering sensuality was a Slam Dunk, wait’ll you get a load of G. It’s that album’s high octane sequel, which draws even deeper connections to that in-your-face horn-section-magic, of classic bands like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power. Early in his career, the versatile saxophonist was often told by his labels to “be funky, but not too funky” – but after 30 years at the top of his game as one of contemporary urban jazz’s core artists and sonic innovators, the eight-time Grammy nominee is letting loose like never before.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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