Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz.
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 “NY LA” (2003), “Spin” (2005) and “True” (2006).
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.
In the 15 years since the release of his debut record, saxophonist Steve Cole has traveled full-circle creatively and arrived back home on his new release, “Pulse,” a 10-song set mixing R&B, contemporary jazz, gospel, blues and pop that he produced with fellow saxman David Mann. The new collection surveying Cole’s musical passions showcases the artist’s affinity for infectious melodies, a wall of horns, and soulful grooves.
Check out the TOUR section for new dates just posted in Charleston, NC; Boston, MA; with more come!!!
The Sax Pack Teams up with Marc Antoine for Select Shows in September 2014
The Sax Pack feat. Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa, and Marcus Anderson team up with renown guitarist Marc Antoine for shows in Annapolis, MD at Ramshead On Stage on September19th, and Chicago, IL at The Montrose Room on September 20th.
Check the Tour Section for more information, and links to tickets!!!!
2014 Tour Dates!!!
Las Vegas, NV 25-Jan-14
Bessemer, AL 28-Feb-14
Reading, PA 5-Apr-14
Austin, TX 6-Apr-14
Milford, CT 18-Apr-14
Albuquerque, NM 4-May-14
Elkhart Lake, WI 10-May-14
Chicago, IL 20-Sep-14
New Tour Dates Added
Lot's of new tour dates added, including Augsburg, Germany, Bethesda, MD, and Chicago, IL. More to come, and dont forget...the new CD PULSE will be available in September.
Work on new album completed
I can't believe it, but I've just finished my 7th solo album. This project will be released in late August by Mack Avenue/Artistry Records, and really goes back to my Funk, R&B, Blues, and Jazz roots!!!! I'm incredibly excited about this album, and can't wait for you all to hear it!!!
New Album In Production
I've started working on a brand new album. Look for the release on Mack Avenue/Artistry this summer!!!!
New Tour Dates Posted
Check out the Shows page for all of the 2012 tour dates!!!
We are currently securing tour dates in support of Steve's forthcoming CD - 'Moonlight' to be released on the Artistry Music imprint. The performances will feature Steve on tenor and soprano saxophones accompanied by a rhythm section and string section consisting of 10. To check availability, discuss routing and pricing please contact Steve Butler at All Mighty Music at 718-815-9447.
In The Studio
Steve Cole is currently putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming CD entitled 'Moonlight.' The project features an acoustic rhythm section set amidst a lush orchestral backdrop. The entire project was recorded at Hinge Studios (Chicago) and is being mixed by Craig Bauer.
Friday, April 24th at 12 Noon Upstairs at Pompano Joe's at Pier Park Panama City Beach, FL
Tickets are now on sale for THE SAX PACK CD RELEASE PARTY featuring JEFF KASHIWA, STEVE COLE, AND KIM WATERS!!
This special event will be held at Pompano Joe's at Pier Park at the rooftop stage overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!
Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the original Sax Pack as we feature the debut of "The Power of 3" the exciting new CD from the band!
Enjoy a lunch buffet with a cash bar -- followed by a "sneak peek" into the new cd with a live performance from the trio. Find out the workings behind the recording and how The Sax Pack has become the hottest saxophone ensemble in smooth jazz history!
Wrap of the event with a Meet and Greet session which will include your own complimentary copy of "The Power of 3" and your chance for a signature and a photo opportunity.
Limited to only 100 attendees, this is an event you don't want to miss.
Tickets are $55 each for the 90 minute event including lunch buffet, an intimate performance, question and answer session, and a signed souvenir CD.
Hosted by Becky Taylor Seabreeze 106.3 Radio Personality