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Hang on to your seats and prepare yourself for the live experience that is STEVE OLIVER. His jubilant, growing legacy continues in 2008 with the release of his first ever DVD/CD 2 disk set, "One Night Live"

Performing an incredible 200 dates a year, the next superstar of adult contemporary pop and world music all but dares you not to tap your toes, sing along gleefully and smile, like a kid at Christmas. He's doing it. And it's the real deal. Often likened to a hybrid of George Benson and Bobby McFerrin, Steve revels in sharing the joy of what he does best -celebrating life and music.

In all of this is brought to you by the power of Positive Energy, his honest to God, bright side of the street approach to life and just coincidentally, the title of his hit 2002 album, which hit the Billboard Top 20 and ranked #1 on the year end list of the fifty most played recordings throughout Canada in 2003, according to smoothjazzcanada.com. That means topping legends like David Sanborn, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald-and a lot of happy go lucky folks north of the border whistling along with the catchy single "High Noon," which also reached #3 on the Radio & Records smooth jazz airplay chart in the U.S. and was one of the most played songs of the year in the format. All on an indie label and without any type of major corporate marketing push! The music is just that good. The folks who organize the National Smooth Jazz Awards took notice too, nominating the guitar and vocal sensation for Best New Artist and Best Guitar Player for 2003.

His hit 1999 debut First View was nominated for an AFIM (Association for Independent Music) Award along with albums by Nelson Rangell and Chuck Loeb for best smooth jazz recording of 1999. The album scored three hit radio singles, hit the Top 20 on the Gavin and Radio & Records airplay charts and earned Oliver the distinction of "Debut Artist of the Year" from the national publication Smooth Jazz News.

While he's toured and performed with an exciting list of genre stars and legends Chris Botti, Rippingtons, Michael Franks, Kyle Eastwood, Fourplay--it was Steve's high profile role in Steve Reid's band that finally gave him the opportunity to emerge as a budding instrumental star. More than simply the lead guitarist, he became a true partner of Reid's shortly after joining the band in 1996, writing nine songs on the Mysteries album and three on Bamboo Forest's new Passion In Paradise.

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Album Review

Mike Levine: Just Chillin

Read "Just Chillin" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A proponent of the more relaxing side of the jazz spectrum, pianist and keyboardist Mike Levine presents his fourth album as leader, offering thirteen primarily original pieces falling decidedly within the smooth jazz category. A talented composer, Levine's music seems to eschew the core jazz tenet of improvisation in favor of catchy melodies perfect for those chilling-out moments that overwhelm us all sooner or later. A first-call musician by anyone's count, Levine draws on his vast experience performing ...

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"Global Kiss" by Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver A Top Favorite on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart

"Global Kiss" by Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver A Top Favorite on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart

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Los Angeles—The timeless compositions and sultry sounds of Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver rise to the top once again with his new single release “Global Kiss" as it currently hails the No.1 most added song on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart. Oliver's sparkling guitar signature style commands immediate responsiveness that takes you on a musical journey offering pure mixes of global tone effects that speak volumes to its' well deserved song title. “Global Kiss" delivers that creative, energetic, thick rhythm and ...



Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver Dominates The No.1 Position On Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts For 8 Weeks

Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver Dominates The No.1 Position On Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts For 8 Weeks

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Los Angeles, CA—There are unique characteristics about Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver who is a West coast native. For most of his life, he kept his eye on the prize of becoming a well versed musician, composer and producer that creates music capturing various sounds from around the world. With phenomenal capabilities of emulating and incorporating music styles from global genres with a mix of pop/rock/soul and contemporary, he has forged the edge on branding a fresh, new, crisp and chart ...



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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Just Chillin

Self Produced


Global Kiss

SOM Entertainment, LLC




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