Chieli Minucci and Special EFX have been a mainstay in the contemporary jazz scene since 1983. Chieli's guitar playing is world-class and his composing has won him three Emmy Awards along with a Grammy nomination. The title track from his latest album Deep As The Night was Billboard's #1 Smooth Jazz Song of the Year for 2018. In our November of 2018 interview, award-winning program director Ray White talks to Chieli about his work with Special EFX and his foray into television and film. In our showcase segment our "hostess with the mostest" - Lisa Davis, features former member of New Edition and LSG, Johnny Gill, whose latest single is Soul Of A Woman. For more information about our show visit Coool CAT - "Where Old School Is New School...Again."
The legendary Ramsey Lewis, jazz pianist and composer, has reached the pinnacle of his musical career capturing numerous gold records and Grammy awards. Since 1956, he's released dozens of albums. Throughout his career Lewis, who is a NEA Jazz Master, has also joined forces with hundreds of musicians to create new and innovative music. In our July of 2014 interview, award-winning program director Ray White catches up with Ramsey after soundcheck to discuss the days when Earth, Wind and Fire's Maurice White was in his band, his latest studio release - Taking Another Look, and much more. In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis features multi-Grammy winner, vocalist India Arie whose brand new album is Worthy, and jazz bassist Brian Bromberg who released Thicker Than Water in 2018. Check us out at Coool CAT - "Where Old School Is New School...Again."