Rippingtons on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Rippingtons
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

May 18th and 19th

“The Dave Koz Radio Show” features Dave as host interviewing top artists and playing his favorite music. In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, had ten No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world, been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has hosted the weekly two hour internationally syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show continuously for more than 20 years.

Featured this week on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Special Guest: Rippingtons
plus Aaron Neville – Heroes and David Pack – Big Break

About The Artists

THE RIPPINGTONS

THE RIPPINGTONS


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

AARON NEVILLE

AARON NEVILLE


Until now, it’s been easy to separate Aaron Neville’s career into two separate but equal strains: the funky stuff he’s favored when working with his esteemed band of brothers, and the angelic balladry you associate with him when he’s punching his own time card as a solo artist. Casual fans might admit they don’t know much — to borrow a phrase — about Neville’s musical center, but they’ve perceived a certain split in his career. An education is about to be provided, then, in the form of Apache, a solo album that makes the case for Aaron Neville as the most holistic of soul men.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

DAVID PACK

DAVID PACK


David Pack is perhaps best known as the co-founder, singer, and guitarist of Ambrosia, and the voice of the timeless hits they produced in the 1970's and 80’s. But since that time David has established himself as a successful solo artist, in-demand Grammy-winning record producer, and Music Director of global special events - including both of President Clinton's Inaugural Galas, and events for Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna and others.

His collected works have sold over 50 million units worldwide. His two principal musical mentors for over 30 years are friends Quincy Jones and the late Leonard Bernstein.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST