Gregg Karukas Jeff Kashiwa
Mark Jaimes on guitar, Julian Crampton on bass and Andrew Small on drums
The pedigree of these two guys alone means they should not to be missed on their first UK tour front and center. Grammy winning keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is enjoying the rare accomplishment of 2 consecutive #1 hit songs and THREE TOP 5 chart hits from his stellar release "Soul Secrets". Gregg's list of collaborations that reads like a who’s who of the music industry. He has toured the UK with Peter White and has also been music director to Boney James and the Dave Koz Cruises. As a solo artist, Gregg's 11 all-original CDs have garnered consistently solid reviews for his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies that are both soulful and sophisticated. He was also one of the founding members of The Rippingtons on the groundbreaking Moonlighting CD. Another former Rippingtons member is saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, who also has an impressive back catalogue of 9 CDs, and is a founding member of The Sax Pack, along with Steve Cole and Kim Waters. His new CD "Let It Ride" features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Playing with Gregg and Jeff will be Mark Jaimes on guitar, Julian Crampton on bass and Andrew Small on drums.