Many jazz followers are familiar with the work of saxman Jeff Kashiwa as a member of The Rippingtons, throughout the 1990's. Since 1995 , Jeff has produced 9 solo albums with a new release expected very soon. You'll also find Jeff in the sax-loaded band - The Sax Pack. Jeff's latest solo project is titled Fly Away. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Jeff in the lobby of his hotel - right before his show, to talk about his latest effort, new projects and much more. In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis brings you the latest from Soul/R&B superstar Brian McKnight. His recent effort is Exodus. Two is better than one, so we'll also shine the spotlight on 4-time Grammy winner India.Arie whose current project is Worthy. Contemporary Jazz, Soul and R&B at it's best...on the Coool CAT!
Emilio Castillo, co-founder of Tower of Power, has led the band for over 50 years. Their horn-based R&B/Pop sound is known worldwide for their fantastic musicianship. TOP's vocalists are among the best of the genre. Multi-award winning program director, Ray White, caught up with Emilio in April of 2020 to talk about their latest release - Step Up, the band and today's challenging times. In our showcase segment, your "Hostess with the Mostest" Lisa Davis turns you on to the awesome saxophonist Kim Waters, whose latest project is Shakedown along with guitarist Thom Rotella, who just released the single Street Talk. Brass...and strings - right here on the Coool CAT!