Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, “Between Us”, followed. His catchy singles made him an instant radio favorite. In addition to his work as solo artist, Steve has performed/recorded with artists like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, and Freddie Cole. He has also been a featured soloist with the City of Prague Orchestra, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Steve is also a founding member of “The Sax Pack”, a sax trio completed by Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa. With his new album “Without a Doubt”, Cole partners with producer/songwriter Adam Hawley for a collection of original burners that showcase the saxophonist’s signature high-energy punch and can easily stand alongside the likes of the Commodores and Earth, Wind & Fire.

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