Alex Bugnon learned his signature piano style of playing by studying at the most prestigious schools in Europe and America, charting with his first solo release in 1988. Alex remains at the top of his game today! Award-winning program director Ray White sat down with Alex in February of 2016 to talk about his transition from classical playing to jazz, his current studio album Harlem and much more. In our showcase segment, Lisa Davis features Alex's good friend Najee, who's latest project is titled Center of the Heart. Also, we'll focus on the phenomenal bassist Brian Bromberg who recently re-released his Bromberg Plays Hendrix album, in honor of the passing of Jimi Hendrix, 50 years ago. This show is dedicated to the passing of my father, who left this world on August 27, 2020.
Dave Koz launched his solo career in 1990 and has sailed to the top of the contemporary jazz scene. Garnering nine Grammy nominations, his high-energy saxophone work has also been featured on numerous albums by all-star musicians, television and he even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Award-winning program director Ray White sat down with Dave before a performance of one of his hallowed Christmas tour shows to talk about his luxury ship cruises, latest project and upcoming plans. Dave's current album is Live from the Dave Koz Cruise and his upcoming release is A New Day. Your "Hostess with the Mostest," Lisa Davis, features the fabulous Billy Ocean, who's won several Billboard Music Awards along with a Grammy. Billy's brand new release is One World, his first album of original material in over a decade. This episode is not to be missed! That's right...groovin' with the Coool CAT!!