Performing Saturday, June 30
With a career spanning nearly 20 years in music, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Steve Oliver is still being heard each day on contemporary jazz radio around the world. As a first-call producer and writer for many artists in the genre, his influence and impact continues to shine as he prepares to record his next solo album “Illuminate”, scheduled for a summer 2018 release. A follow up to last year’s acclaimed all vocal project “Pictures & Frames” (recorded with the legendary Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Leland Sklar on bass at the famed Capitol Studios), “Illuminate” will offer a return to Steve’s distinct acoustic and electric guitar instrumentals, enhanced with his trademark vocalese and many special guests.
Having released eight studio albums, a live CD / DVD package and a “Best Of” covering his output over two decades, for Oliver, music is therapy and a welcomed diversion from the current world climate. With multiple #1 Billboard hits to his credit including “High Noon”, “Fun In The Sun”, and “Global Kiss” today Oliver is just as comfortable being a creator, adviser, and mentor to others. Returning from a tour as a member of veteran jazz group Acoustic Alchemy, Steve has recently co-written and produced tracks with Grammy award winning pianist Omar Akram and many smooth jazz notables such as Brian Simpson, Paul Taylor and Tom Schuman. He’s also supported up-and-coming acts, co-writing and producing albums for Chase Huna, Billy Ray Sheppard and Ray Anthony & Powerslyde.
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