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Classic Artists Today's "Sittin' In With The Coool CAT" features interviews with legacy bands and performers from Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz, and Blues genres. Ray White, multi-award nominated host of Classic Artists Today and producer of Coool CAT, internationally syndicated radio shows, brings you the latest from the musicians from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's who have sold hundreds of millions of albums. We'll talk with them about the past...present...and future. Show details at www.cooolcat.com
 
On a mission to expand the playlist of R&B, Smooth Jazz and Soul in a way only DJ Katzpheno can! A weekly 60 minute podcast consisting of something old, something new, something borrowed.... but never anything to leave you blue! Enjoy, Brian "Katzpheno" Phoenix contact: katzpheno@gmail.com
 
Soulful Soft Soul from London UK. Rod Lucas with Soul & Smooth Jazz - No Rap. This is Smooth Soul and Smooth Jazz. Rod Lucas has been playing Soul & Smooth Jazz on British radio since 1971 (BBC Radio Medway/Kent) at the tender age of 15. In those early 70's Rod featured people like Milt Jackson, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Cal Tjader, Erroll Garner, Ramsey Lewis, Sergio Santos Mendes & Donald Byrd. He also featured material from Spanish Flamenco guitarists ...
 
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Ken Navarro, guitarist and composer, has created a 26-album catalog with numerous Top 5 hits at national radio along the way. He launched his recording career playing with many of the greats including; John Patitucci, Dave Koz and Doc Severinsen. Ken's latest album is I Will Still Be Here, which continues his string of excellent contemporary jazz r…
 
Greg Grainger, the drummer for Acoustic Alchemy, is known as one of the most dynamic musicians to come out of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. His level of professionalism led to artists ranging from Whitney Houston to Lonnie Listen Smith tapping him on their projects. Many know Greg as a member of Pockets, who recorded for Columbia Records in t…
 
Roomful of Blues have been blending blues, soul, boogie-woogie, swing and jump blues music since 1967. They've garnered five Grammy nominations and secured seven Blues Music Awards throughout their storied career. Past members have included: Duke Robillard (Episode 65), Curtis Salgado, Sugar Ray Norcia and Al Basile. Award-winning program director …
 
Greetings from the "Land Of Good Good Music"! I realize it has been quite awhile since I posted a new episode....5 months to be exact and I could give an explanation for my absence, but I won't. Suffice to say the muse left and took with her my inspiration...now it appears she has returned, hopefully to stay, but why she left she offered No Reason …
 
Bill Heller has been the keyboardist for the innovative contemporary jazz group, The Rippingtons, for over two decades. Also in-demand as a session musician, Bill has many projects under his belt during his music career. A talented songwriter and producer, he has released two solo albums including his recent project Passage. Coool CAT's award-winni…
 
Pieces of a Dream celebrates 45 years in 2021, bringing audiences the best in contemporary jazz and R&B. Co-founder Curtis Harmon beats the skins and provides the backbeat for their awesome sound. 22 of the bands albums have landed on the charts with the latest being On Another Note. Coool CAT's executive producer Ray White caught up with Curtis in…
 
Paula Atherton can consistently be found towards the top of the smooth jazz charts, showcasing her talents on the saxophone, flute and on vocals. In the past 5 years she's emerged as a star in this music genre. On this episode, multi-award winning program director Ray White catches up with Paula before she takes the stage to talk about the developm…
 
Ivan Neville, the son of Aaron Neville, has been on the national music scene since the mid-1980's having played with The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt. After releasing several solo albums, he launched the band Dumpstaphunk - whose first project was released in in 2007. This "phunky" band has a new album out titled Where Do We Go From Here. On thi…
 
Ken Knox, of Chairmen of the Board, has played a key role in the band for over 40 years. The vocalist/songwriter/leader, is fronting the band into their 5th decade of pleasing audiences everywhere. Inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999, the band was formed in Detroit in 1967. Multi-award winning program director Ray White caug…
 
Bob James is a giant among Jazz musicians today. Discovered by Quincy Jones in the early 1960's, Bob has been tapped for almost every jazz award in that music genre. Along with his extensive solo work, Bob has collaborated with well over a hundred other musicians on recording projects. He's also received worldwide acclaim with his group Fourplay, w…
 
Jonathan Butler is a multi-nominated Grammy singer-songwriter and guitarist who hails from Cape Town, South Africa. 12 of his albums have landed on the Top 20 charts in the jazz category. Many more on the R&B and Gospel charts. Jonathan sat down backstage with award winning program director Ray White, in December of 2010, to talk about his So Stron…
 
John Oates' musical roots draws from his early days growing up in Philadelphia. He cut his teeth on Soul, R&B, and Blues music. The guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer hooked up with Daryl Hall (signing with RCA Records in 1972), to become arguably the most successful duo in Pop/Rock history. John didn't record his first solo album un…
 
Kirk Whalum has a total of 12 Grammy nominations with 1 win to his credit. This jazz saxophonist and songwriter has toured or recorded with the likes of Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Bob James and BWB. Kirk was the inaugural jazz legend honoree of the National Museum of African American Music. Multi-award winning program director Ray White sat …
 
Lonnie Listen Smith has played with many of the iconic jazz pioneers throughout his career. Launching his own band, The Cosmic Echoes, he recorded a number of albums regarded as classics in the fusion, smooth jazz and acid jazz genres. Lonnie's talents on keyboards and piano can be found on several dozen albums throughout his illustrious career. Aw…
 
Mark Wenner has led The Nighthawks since they launched in 1972. An outstanding harmonica player and vocalist, Mark has had some super talented musicians in the band throughout the years including Warren Haynes, Jimmy Hall, Jimmy Thackery and Jimmy Nails. The blues and roots music played by The Nighthawks withstands the test of time. Award-winning p…
 
Paul Jackson, Jr. name is at the top of the list for projects looking for an accomplished guitarist. Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elton John and Dave Koz are just a few of the world-class acts he's played with. Paul's an accomplished composer, arranger and producer, too. He's recorded 8 solo albums during his career that touches on urban/fusio…
 
"...don't be cruel, because I would never be that cruel to you..." The mix is the only thing that matters in my life so you know I'm down and I treat the mix right, you've got no reason to treat it cold as ice! This is no Bobby Brown plea - just the facts that this mix is GONNA CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE GIRL.....uh no oh oh no... uh don't be cruel. Enjo…
 
Gordon Bahary has had a marvelous musical journey teaming with music legends Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis and many others. His keyboard and synthesizer work transcends several music genres including R&B, Jazz and World Music. Multi-award winning program director Ray White talks with Gordon, in November of 2012, about his musical ment…
 
Candy Dulfer, Brass Construction and Shaun Murphy join us on Best of the Coool CAT - Volume 2. Interviews and much more from these stalwarts of Soul, Funk, Contemporary Jazz and Blues! A great sampler of our Sittin' In With The Coool CAT syndicated radio shows | podcasts. Hear the entire shows from our most listened to episodes (from 51 to 99): Can…
 
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