Curtis Harmon and James Lloyd co-founded Pieces of a Dream in 1976. At the forefront of the contemporary jazz genre, they sat down and talked with our multi-award winning program director Ray White. The guys shared their insights into their new album Fired Up!, life during the COVID pandemic and their new protege - Justin Lee Schultz. Be sure to hear more from Curtis, James and the band on Episodes 30, 96, 112 and 130. In our "showcase segment," Lisa Davis features Mindi Abair who's produced ten No. 1 radio singles over her solo career. Her latest album is Forever. Guitarist Nils is also featured on this episode! With 15 Top 20 radio hits to his credit, his brand new project is Cool Shades. You're #1 source for the best in contemporary jazz is right here on the Coool CAT!!
Jackiem Joyner is a dynamic saxophonist who has released 8 solo projects during his career. Since hitting the road, he's toured or recorded with Keiko Matsui, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, and Jonathan Butler - just to name a few. Jackiem has had several songs reach the top of the contemporary jazz charts. In addition, he has authored several novels which span from gritty urban thrillers to imaginative science fiction stories. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caught up with Jackiem who talked about his new single "Say What," his unfortunate injury, releasing singles and EP's strategy, writing songs and Radio Shack! Your "hostess with the mostess" Lisa Davis features the late (and great) Nick Colionne, whose posthumous album is Just Like That and also vocalist Lindsey Webster who released Reasons earlier in 2022. We're getting our groove on, here at the Coool CAT!