THE KING CENTER'S STUDIO THEATER
&
BREVARD MUSIC GROUP

PRESENT

The Jazzseries.com
Smooth Jazz Summer Concerts

 
 

FEATURING

Smooth Jazz Artists

Jeff Kashiwa
&
Steve Cole

Saturday July 28th, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Produced by

THE BREVARD MUSIC GROUP

Sponsored by

THE FLORIDA SMOOTH JAZZ FOUNDATION

 
 

Maxwell C. King Center For The Arts 
3865 N. Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
www.kingcenter.com

Ticket Prices: 

  • Starting at $46
    *Inclusive of handling fees

BMG Platinum Club On Sale
Weds Apr 18 @ noon

General Public On Sale
Fri April 20 @ noon

Tickets Available At:
Brevard Music Group
321-783-9004            
www.brevardmusicgroup.com

Tickets Also Available At:
www.kingcenter.com

Sponsored By:
The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation

Biography

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 in contemporary jazz 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, Trueand 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.