Steve Oliver · A New Light

In the five years since he released the widely acclaimed "Illuminate" - the last commercial contemporary jazz album distributed under his own name - multiple Billboard #1 hit guitarist/producer Steve Oliver took a bit of a detour. He released a duet album with frequent collaborator Brian Simpson (2020's "Unified", which held the top spot on the Amazon sales chart for several weeks) and a fan-requested solo guitar album (2022's "Sojourn") that revisits songs from his vast catalog.

With his latest project "A New Light", Oliver finds his way back into the glow of "smooth jazz" radio with a collection of originals that will surely please fans that have known his work for decades. Working with hit co-producer Michael "B" Broening, as well as longtime friend, saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa (featured on the title track), legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, and bassist Larry Antonino, Steve again conveys his deep passion for memorable compositions, subtle electronics, world influences, pop melodies, and jazz intricacies. Carrying on the themes of his past albums such as "Radiant" and the aforementioned "Illuminate", "A New Light" brings a familiar and warm tone with a few surprises.

Listen Steve Oliver "Skyway" on SmoothJazz Weekend Radio Playlist