Bob Mintzer has been the saxophonist for the Yellowjackets since 1991, playing on over a dozen studio albums with the jazz fusion band. With his own Big Band, Bob has produced numerous albums, received 3 GRAMMY award nominations and was a GRAMMY winner in 2002. Throughout his career, Bob has played with many of the jazz greats including Buddy Rich, Tito Puente, Hubert Laws, Randy Brecker and Peter Erskine. The Yellowjackets latest release is Cohearence, and is among their best! In our July of 2014 interview with Bob, award-winning syndicated radio show producer, Ray White, talks with him about the bands latest project and highlights of his career. Coool CAT's host, Lisa Davis, features Special EFX in our showcase segment. Led by Chieli Minucci, the GRAMMY nominated band's latest effort is Deep In The Night. For more info on our show, visit http://www.cooolcat.com
Louisiana funkmaster Ivan Neville has family roots that digs deep into the music industry, being the nephew of members of The Neville Brothers. His dad is the soulful Aaron Neville, which provides a great base in that Ivan's talents digs deeper into the heritage performing a style of funk that is cutting-edge! He has released 4 solo albums, hit the charts and has led his band Dumpstaphunk since 2003. In our July of 2014, award-winning radio executive Ray White talks with Ivan about his latest album Dirty Word and other happenings with his band and their music. In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis continues the family theme with a tribute to Ivan's uncle - Charles Neville, a member of The Neville Brothers, who passed away on April 26. 2018.