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Sittin' In With The Coool CAT

Classic Artists Today's "Sittin' In With The Coool CAT" features interviews with legacy bands and performers from Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz, and Blues genres. Ray White, multi-award nominated host of Classic Artists Today and producer of Coool CAT, internationally syndicated radio shows, brings you the latest from the musicians from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's who have sold hundreds of millions of albums. We'll talk with them about the past...present...and future. Show details at www.cooolcat.com
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Mar 18, 2017

Nick Colionne is one of the most dynamic smooth jazz guitarists on the scene today.  Nick's career launched into overdrive with his 1994 album, "It's My Turn."  Since then, he's perfected his high-energy showmanship and easy flowing guitar licks.  In 2007 Nick was named, by the Wave Jazz Awards, "International Instrumental Artist of the Year" and in 2010 he was nominated as "Guitarist of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" by the American Smooth Jazz Awards.  In this November 2016 interview,  with New Music Magazine's 2017 Program Director of the Year - Ray White, Nick talks about his latest album, "The Journey."  It's received worldwide accolades and has kept him at the top of the charts.  Our shows' "Hostess with the Mostest," Lisa Davis, provides additional insights into Nick and his music and adds more in our "Spotlight" segment featuring R&B/Soul vocalist Phil Perry. Learn more about our show at www.cooolcat.com

Mar 4, 2017

On this special edition of Sittin' In With The Coool CAT, we pay homage to the legendary Al Jarreau who passed away on 2/12/17.  We feature our October, 2010 interview with Al who shared with us insights into his music styles and recording session with George Benson on their 2006 album, "Givin' It Up."  During his illustrious career, Al was tapped for seven Grammy awards and was nominated over a dozen times more.  Coool CAT's Lisa Davis takes you on a journey through the life and times of Al Jarreau! For more information about our show visit www.cooolcat.com

Feb 20, 2017

This show features 5-time Grammy award winner Robert Cray,  a blues guitarist and vocalist that has had a stellar solo music career.  He's also recorded with the greats including John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, just to name a few.  In 2011, Robert Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Classic Artists Today's Ray White catches up with Robert backstage in April of 2013, talking with him about his gig in the "Animal House" movie and Robert shares his insights on his "Nothin' But Love" album - plus much more!   Our "Spotlight" artist on this episode is contemporary jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Gerald Albright.  Learn more about our show by visiting www.cooolcat.com   

Feb 5, 2017

Marion Meadows is an innovative saxophonist, composer and contemporary jazz artist who has released 13 albums - his first in 1990.  Early in his career, Marion studied with several of the masters including Joe Henderson and Eddie Daniels.  His first big break came when Norman Connors asked him to join his band.  Marion's first album, "For Lovers Only," was a big success and he remains one of the top jazz saxophonists today.  In our November 2016 interview with Coool CAT's Ray White, Marion talks about his latest release, "Soul Traveler."  On this release, he expands his repertoire including elements of R&B and Funk.  Marion also looks back and shares some highlights of his career.  Coool CAT's "Hostess with the Mostest" Lisa Davis, adds addtional insights into Marion and also features Blues legend, Bonnie Raitt, on her "Spotlight" segment.  For addtional information on our shows visit www.cooolcat.com

Jan 22, 2017

On this episode,  Classic Artists Today's Ray White interviews smooth jazz trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rick Braun.  Early in career, Rick worked as a session musician touring and recording with Tina Turner, War, Sade, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey (Eagles) Tom Petty and many others.  His first major album was Beat Street, released in 1995.  Rick is also a member of BWB with Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, whose latest album is titled BWB - released in 2016.  He also has recorded and toured with saxman Richard Elliot, as R&R.  During our November 2015 interview, Rick talks about his latest album, "Can You Feel It," a high energy release that has the punch and drive of his first album in the mid-1990's.  Rick also provides insights into his early career and happenings in 2016 and beyond.  For additional information, visit Coool CAT at www.cooolcat.com

Jan 7, 2017

Ray White, multi-award nominee and producer of Coool CAT, interviews Grammy nominee Will Downing.  In this November of 2016 interview, Will talks about his latest CD - "Black Pearls," and the inspiration behind the album.  He also discusses some of the world-renown artists he's recorded with throughout his career.  Lisa Davis, provides additional background on Will and guides you through this dynamic show. More information on our show can be found at www.cooolcat.com 

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