International Recording Artist U-Nam will be hosting The One Soul Jazz Series every Sunday evening from 6PM-9PM beginning October 18 with Special Guest Oli Silk at The Cellar in Long Beach, California. U-Nam will open the show with his 6-piece band of world renowned musicians and feature chart topping keyboardist Oli Silk. Silk’s current hit, “Chill or Be Chilled” from his current CD entitled, The Limits the Sky, climbed to #3 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart and remained in the Top 10 for 4 months. He has been a featured keyboardist with Peter White’s Band, Euge Groove and Marc Antoine to name a few. Hailing from Paris, France, U-Nam best known for his #1 instrumental single, “Street Life” from the CD entitled, Back FromThe 80’s topped Billboards Top 10 charts for an entire year. U-Nam’s recently released CD, Unanimity is sure to take the world by storm with his unique guitar sound and funky soul filled melodies.
U-Nam was born Emmanuel Abiteboul in 1970 in Paris, France where he picked up the guitar at age 12 and studied for three years at the Paris-based CIM – the first European school for jazz – between 1986 and 1989. At age 19 he turned professional, becoming a fixture at various Paris studio sessions. He continued to produce and make music before releasing “The Past Builds the Future” on the Trippin’N’Rhythm record label in 2005, scoring a smooth jazz hit with “I’m Only U-Nam.” For the past ten years, while focusing on his solo career, U-Nam has also devoted himself to songwriting, production and remixes, working for national and international acts such as Barry White, Honeyz, Luis Fonsi, Alsou, Kool & the Gang, Billy Paul, and CNote. U-Nam’s biggest success has come with Pop/Rock vocalist Cindy Daniel, whose 2006 CD titled “J’avoue” reached No. 1 in album sales in Quebec, Canada. U-Nam produced the project.
On October 25, U-Nam will host the Official Grand Opening of the Jazz Series and will be celebrating his Birthday at The Cellar as well. VIPs and Press from all over the country are expected to attend along with several surprise guest musicians for a great night of Smooth Jazz and Funk. Other artists scheduled to appear with U-Nam are Michael Paulo (November 8) and Gregg Karukas (November 22). The Cellar is located in downtown Long Beach and offers an intimate vibe not unlike the nightclubs of a bygone era. Owner, Chef Paul St Bernard offers his signature dishes that include home style cooking at affordable prices. At $15 general admission and $25 VIP seating, The Cellar is offering award winning entertainment for a reasonable price compared to most.