Rippingtons – This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

March 25th and 26th

Special Guest: Rippingtons

THE RIPPINGTONS FEATURING RUSS FREEMAN

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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.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Norman Brown - Betcha

NORMAN BROWN

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Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold close to 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales and radio charts. Having shared the stage with virtually every Contemporary Jazz superstar from Boney James to Dave Koz to Gerald Albright Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Norman Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. First inspired by Jimi Hendrix, it was his father's preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Jessy J - Oops

JESSY J

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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.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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