4-time Grammy nominee Boney James is among a small group leading the way in the contemporary jazz genre. In 2009, this saxophonist/songwriter/producer was named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top 3 Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade. Boney's right at home writing and playing R&B tunes too, having collaborated with Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Faith Evans , Angie Stone and many others throughout his career. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Boney backstage in August of 2018 to talk about his Honesty project, that became his eleventh #1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and also reached #22 on their Current Albums chart - his highest pop chart debut to date. His upcoming album is titled Solid, and it's another "can't miss" release. One of the best-selling music artists of all-time, Usher, is featured in our showcase segment by Coool CAT's Lisa Davis. His latest single is Don't Waste My Time. For more info on our 30-minute shows, visit us at Coool CAT - "Where Old School Is New School...Again."
Marcus Miller is king of the funky bass and an outstanding composer, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. Throughout his storied career he's worked with Miles, Herbie, Luther and Sanborn. Marcus has been nominated for numerous Grammy awards throughout the years, winning two. Our Ray White, a multi-award winning program director, talks with Marcus about his latest album Laid Black, his days on Saturday Night Live and much more! Exclusive insights right here on Coool CAT, with your "Hostess with the Mostest," Lisa Davis.
Cyril Neville's career was launched when he joined his brother Art's band - The Meters, in 1970. His percussion and vocal skills added a new dimension to the band. From there brothers Aaron and Charles teamed with Art and Cyril to form the Grammy-award winning group, The Neville Brothers, in 1977. In 1998 Cyril released the first of 4 solo albums and then in 2012 formed Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) with Devon Allman, Mike Zito and other world-class musicians. In our June of 2012 interview, award-winning program director Ray White catches up with Cyril to talk about the newly formed Royal Southern Brotherhood band and their initial release. He also elaborates about his solo effort - Brand New Blues. RSB's latest project is titled Don't Look Back. In our showcase segment, Coool CAT's Lisa Davis features blues/rock musician Tinsley Ellis. With nearly 20 albums to his credit, this blazin' guitarist recently released Ice Cream In Hell, another stellar album in his repertoire. For additional information about our show, visit us at Coool CAT!
Saxtress/vocalist Paula Atherton wows crowds with her unique mix of Contemporary Jazz/R&B/Soul/Funk grooves. With her songs landing on the charts on a frequent basis, she's appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, and Rachel Ray. Multi-award winning program director Ray White catches up with Paula before her performance at the Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala in November of 2019 and talks with her about her Shake It release, latest single, her dedication to music education and much more! In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis highlights Hiroshima, a marvelous band that features Japanese instruments in their music and has been on the jazz scene since 1974. Their upcoming album is titled 20/20. Check out additional information about Coool CAT today!!