Euge Groove on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Euge Groove
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

August 11th and 12th

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EUGE GROOVE

EUGE GROOVE


Euge Groove -- a pseudonym for saxophone journeyman Steven Eugene Grove -- began playing piano in the second grade and turned to the saxophone at the age of nine or ten. His teacher gave him a classical education on the instrument, which he continued at the University of Miami's School of Music, where he became interested in jazz. Upon graduation, he initially remained in Miami doing sessions and playing in bands such as Expose, where he can be heard on the group's 1987 number one single "Seasons Change. "

He then moved to Los Angeles and joined Tower of Power, remaining with the group for about four years.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

Plus: Boney James - Betcha

BONEY JAMES

BONEY JAMES


It’s been a full quarter-century since a young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. Now, on September 1, 2017, Boney James will release his 16th album, this one titled Honestly. If you sense a direct line between those titles, you’ve already come a long way toward understanding what motivates the four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician. 
“I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed,” says the genre-blurring James. “With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

Plus: Vanessa Williams - ipod

VANESSA WILLIAMS

VANESSA WILLIAMS


When Vanessa Williams began her singing career, she was known chiefly as the Miss America pageant winner who'd been forced to renounce her title for posing in Penthouse magazine. Williams not only put the scandal behind her, she all but obliterated it, turning out a series of slick, sophisticated hits that made her one of the most popular adult contemporary R&B singers of her time. In addition to her broad crossover appeal, she established a parallel acting career in both film and television, and became a highly successful all-around entertainer.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

Plus: Craig Chaquico - Tune Up

CRAIG CHAQUICO

CRAIG CHAQUICO


During the '70s and '80s, guitarist/songwriter Craig Chaquico played lead guitar with the popular rock band Jefferson Starship (which later became Starship). In 1993, he released his first adult contemporary acoustic effort, Acoustic Highway. Chaquico, a musician since childhood, started professionally in nightclubs at age 14. He began his association with Jefferson Starship when he was 16. At first he began recording with a few of the members and then was formally asked to join them on tour as a lead guitarist. Simultaneously, Chaquico also helmed his own band Steelwind. He toured with both until joining the Starship permanently. Soon afterward, he developed into one of their main songwriters.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST