The Sax Pack just made their CD debut with Fallin' For You on Shanachie. Featuring smooth jazz saxophonists Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, and Steve Cole, the album comes after three years of summer tours by the talented threesome. The new set includes covers of the '60s hit "Tequila" featuring guitarist Jeff Golub, the Norman Connors tune "You Are My Starship," and the War classic "The WorldIs A Ghetto." The set also includes original tunes such as "Maceo," a tribute to funk saxophonist Maceo Parker. Kashiwa came up with the concept and got the Sax Pack tour kicked off in 2004.
The Sax Pack's next live concert is scheduled for April 19th at the Sea Breeze Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. For the complete tour itinerary, go to www.thesaxpack.com. The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians; jazz. Highlights of the tour will feature original music written specifically for The Sax Pack, as well as each sax player's signature hits and the classic funk, R&B and jazz tunes that will get fans out of their seats.
Here are the Sax Pack’s upcoming tour dates:
April 19 - @ Sea Breeze Jazz Festival, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
April 20 - @ Sax Pack CD Premier Party, Melbourne, FL
April 25 - @ Jazz At Jacks, Denver, CO
June 27 - @ State Theatre, Fresno, CA
June 28 - @ Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula, CA
July 4 - @ Hyatt Newport Beach 4th of July Celebration, Newport Beach, CA
August 2– Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival, Milwaukee, WI
August 3 – Historic International Jazz Festival, Houston, TX
August 16 – Genuine Jazz Festival, Breckinridge, CO
October 3 – Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Avalon, CA
February 6, 2009 @ One World Theatre, Austin, TX