Philippe Saisse on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Philippe Saisse
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

March 3rd and March 4th

Special Guests: Philippe Saisse

PHILIPPE SAISSE

PHILIPPE SAISSE


Surviving and succeeding in the tenuous and challenging world of contemporary jazz these days is no easy task, and there? s always an inherent pressure on artists to stay one step ahead of the trends. Songwriter, producer and keyboardist Philippe Saisse has thrived in this sink or swim environment by taking the kinds of creative risks that have kept him at the forefront over his illustrious 20 year career. In 2006, he hit the mark again with his The Body And Soul Sessions, his critically acclaimed #1 Billboard album of pop cover songs on Rendezvous Music.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

Plus: Nathan East - Non musical life

NATHAN EAST

NATHAN EAST


A founding member of the chart-topping contemporary jazz group Fourplay, East was 16 years old when he got his first break and found himself on the road with Barry White. The next time the phone rang, Quincy Jones was on the line. The calls kept coming and for the last forty years, East has been churning out hit songs with artists as legendary as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

Plus: Lee Ritenour - Heroes

LEE RITENOUR

LEE RITENOUR


Growing up in L. A. in the 60? s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST