Keyboardist Greg Manning, the first artist signed to Kalimba Music (www.kalimba-music.com), the newly re-launched label owned by Earth, Wind & Fire's legendary founder Maurice White, is truly "Cruisin' Down The Road" as his infectious debut single catches fire on a variety of smooth jazz format charts.
The track, from Manning's recently released debut album Dance With You, makes its debut at #28 with a bullet on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart while debuting at #18 on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 with Allen Kepler. It also makes a major leap from #15 to #6 with a bullet on the Mediabase Smooth A/C chart, just behind the latest hits by Vincent Ingala (the chart-topping saxophonist who also appears on "Cruisin' Down The Road"), Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun and ahead of Mindi Abair, Paul Hardcastle and Brian Culbertson.
While remaining on the Smoothjazz.com and SmoothIndieStar.com charts, Manning's single hits the Top 5 (#5 with a bullet) on the Groove Jazz Music chart and rises from #31 to #28 on the Radio Wave Internet Airplay chart.
In other exciting Greg Manning news, the multi-talented performer will be performing on the Alaska bound Dave Koz & Friends At Sea Cruise September 5-12. He will also be making his first appearance as an artist on the main stage at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival on October 19.
Kalimba Music is also charting with Earth, Wind & Fire track "Never," the lead single from the re-mastered collector's edition of the hit album The Promise. The track is holding steady in the Top 25 of the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart.
White, who originally established Kalimba Music in 2003 as a vehicle to promote Earth, Wind & Fire as well as up and coming performers, decided to re-launch based on his passion and love for music and worthy artists.