MP3 Greg Chambers - City Lights
The saxophone-lead pop of Dave Koz, Michael Lington, and Steve Cole meets the contemporary alternative rock of Keane, Howie Day, and Coldplay, with subtle undertones of George Winston and Nickel Creek.
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, ROCK: Instrumental Rock
City Lights, Greg''s debut smooth jazz album, features 10 original songs that not only have an incredible sense of depth and meaning, but also attempt to rekindle the innate beauty that instrumental pop/smooth jazz can potentially have- but which has been too often thrown out the window with the advent of loops, drum machines, filters, and other technological sounds/applications which interfere with real people making real music. This CD relies on beautiful melodies and creative songwriting combined with natural music making and a lush saxophone sound that Dave Koz himself praised as "haunting." I hope you fall in love with these songs just as I have, and, whether it touch you most by creating a relaxing and stimulating commute, or while winding down by a fire, I am confident that it will be exactly what you are looking for.
Greg has studied with William Trimble, Douglas Masek and Eric Marienthal, has participated in masterclasses with Greg Banaszak and Gary Keller, has recorded at Capitol Records, and has received numerous scholarships and awards in conjunction with classical saxophone (ranging from scholarships awarded by the American Youth Symphony to being a winner of the Atwater-Kent All Star Concerto Competition). Equally meaningful and important in his life is smooth jazz and he has been highly influenced by David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Michael Lington, Steve Cole, Gerald Albright, Everette Harp, Warren Hill, and countless others. He has just received his B.A. in Saxophone Performance from UCLA and hopes to be fortunate enough to continue to write and play his own music for many years to come.