JEFF KASHIWA & STEVE COLE

Tickets
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Studio Theatre

Produced by Brevard Music Group
Presented by the King Center

JEFF KASHIWA & STEVE COLE

Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
In the Studio Theatre

Tickets on Sale Friday, April 20 at Noon
Adult Tickets starting at $54 (inclusive of fees)

One evening. Two amazing artists! Jeff Kashiwa is one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz. Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style repartee’ in tours across the U.S. and abroad. His newest CD, Let It Ride, features a host of the greatest musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz, including Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra.

Saxophonist, Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. Known for consistently cranking out chart-topping singles that deploy big vibrant pop hooks, contemporary jazz saxophonist Cole conjures a sonic escapade with the hypnotic “Mirage,” the first single from his eighth album, “Turn It Up.” The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, “Between Us,” was released in 2000. His catchy singles made him an instant radio favorite and he cranked them out with regularity on subsequent albums; Between Us, NY LA, Spin, True, and Moonlight. In addition to his work as solo artist, Steve has performed/recorded, with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Jim Peterik, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, and KMFDM, and has been a featured soloist with the City of Prague Orchestra, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Steve is also a founding member of The Sax Pack, a stellar sax trio completed by Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa. Don’t miss your chance to see these two amazing saxophonists in the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre. It will be an evening to remember! Tickets for this show are also available at www.BrevardMusicGroup.com.


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