Steve Cole – This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show
February 18th and 19th
Special Guest: Steve Cole
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.
Plus: Jessy J - Betcha, Jeff Lorber - Road Story & Dave's Deep Cut
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
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.... READ MORE
In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard's Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world and been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Reflecting on his extraordinary career, Dave decided to celebrate the milestone with a different kind of retrospective album. "From the beginning, collaborations have been a special source of inspiration to me. I wanted to shine a light on that process and share these recordings, which feature some of my favorite artists," said Dave Koz.... READ MORE