Steve Cole on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Steve Cole
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

January 13th and January 14th

Special Guests: Steve Cole

STEVE COLE

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Deftly sidestepping confining musical categories; fashioning an eclectic, accessible and wholly original sound FROM a spectrum of influences and inspirations; opening up new horizons of contemporary jazz with richly textured urban, soul and R&B elements, Steve Cole has set a standard for innovative artistry and pure craftsmanship on his new Warner Bros. Records release, NY LA. Steve Cole's NY LA is a collection of ten new songs FROM the acclaimed composer and saxophonist that both consolidates his position in the front ranks of jazz instrumentalists, and takes a bold step over some new and unexpected musical territory.

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Plus: Jessy J - Betcha

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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Plus: Jeff Lorber - Road Story

JEFF LORBER

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By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms. In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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Plus: Dave's Deep Cut

DAVE KOZ

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In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur. Now, Dave Koz has released one of the most exciting recordings of his long career.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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