Rippingtons – This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

March 25th and 26th

Special Guest: Rippingtons

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THE RIPPINGTONS FEATURING RUSS FREEMAN

The Rippingtons, led by composer/producer/guitarist Russ Freeman, has become one of the nation's premiere contemporary jazz instrumental groups. Combining jazz, pop, rhythm 'n' blues, Latin and world music elements, the Rippingtons produce a sophisticated, elegant sound that soothes the soul. Their tenth and latest release, "Black Diamond," continues the band's successful ventures INTO urban-flavored music while still encapsulating the sounds of jazz, flamenco, classical, pop and rock. It also celebrates Russ' love of skiing, hence the term "black diamond," the symbol used to classify a mountain as difficult terrain for expert skiers.... READ MORE

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Plus: Norman Brown - Betcha

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NORMAN BROWN

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of eight. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s mind-bending rock sounds, Brown soon discovered his father’s favorite artist, Wes Montgomery, and found his stylistic holy grail. After high school, Brown moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career, attending the Musicians Institute where he also taught for a time. While playing with his own group in local clubs, and drawing comparisons to George Benson, Brown was discovered and signed to the MoJazz label, a division of Motown.... READ MORE

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Plus: Jessy J - Oops

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JESSY J

Jessy's had a gangbuster career already, scoring back-to-back hits, #1 Song of the Year and a #1 Billboard Album in 2011, five years after making her debut she's back with her highly anticipated Self Produced album entitled Second Chances. Jessy J burst onto the contemporary jazz scene in 2008, blending her love for Latin rhythms and jazz on her chart-topping, award-winning debut album Tequila Moon. Jessy earned the Radio & Records’ ‘Debut Artist of The Year’ Award and Contemporary Jazz ‘Song of the Year’ by both R&R and Billboard for the title track, which held the #1 spot on the chart for eight weeks.... READ MORE

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