Smooth Jazz keyboardist Jay Rowe can be found on stage with many of today's top performers on the smooth jazz scene. Special EFX, and others, keeps him on the road for most of the touring season. Jay's talents includes writing, producing and serving as musical director. He's released 5 solo albums with the latest being Smooth Ride. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Jay, in November of 2019, in his busy hotel lobby after dropping off his bags before heading to soundcheck. Jay also gives back via his Smooth Jazz for Scholars foundation. He's dynamic...among the best...Jay Rowe! In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis features two great performers - former Tower of Power frontman Lenny Williams, who has a new album out titled Fine and "Mr. Entertainment" guitarist Nick Colionne who just released Finger Painting. This episode is chock full of awesome entertainment...that's right...Coool CAT!!
Mike Phillips has played with many of music's top performers throughout his career including Stevie Wonder, Prince, Boyz II Men and Babyface. As a solo artist, he has a handful of albums to his credit. In our October of 2018 interview, multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Mike to talk about the honor of being the first musician to be signed by Nike, his M.P.3 album and his latest project - Pulling Off The Covers. Your "Hostess with the Mostest" Lisa Davis, features guitarist Ken Navarro in our showcase segment. Ken's latest release is titled - Into The Light. We close out this episode of the Coool CAT with a tribute to Soul and R&B singer Betty Wright, who passed away on May 10, 2020. She was awarded a Grammy in 1976 for composing "Where Is The Love."