Philippe Saisse Dave Koz Radio Show

Philippe Saisse – This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

August 19th and 20th

Special Guest: Philippe Saisse

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PHILIPPE SAISSE

Surviving and succeeding in the tenuous and challenging world of contemporary jazz these days is no easy task, and there? s always an inherent pressure on artists to stay one step ahead of the trends. Songwriter, producer and keyboardist Philippe Saisse has thrived in this sink or swim environment by taking the kinds of creative risks that have kept him at the forefront over his illustrious 20 year career. In 2006, he hit the mark again with his The Body And Soul Sessions, his critically acclaimed #1 Billboard album of pop cover songs on Rendezvous Music.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Nathan East - Betcha

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NATHAN EAST

East has recorded, performed and co-written songs with Anita Baker, Babyface, B. B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, and Herbie Hancock. He co-wrote the Number one hit song “Easy Lover” for Phil Collins and Philip Bailey. He performed on the Grammy award winning Unplugged album with Eric Clapton which featured the classic song “Tears In Heaven”(1992). East, a long-time member of Eric Clapton’s studio and touring bands since the early 1980s also played on Clapton’s “Change The World” which won Song of the Year at the 1997 Grammy Awards.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Lee Ritenour - Heroes

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LEE RITENOUR

Growing up in L. A. in the 60? s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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