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9/23/2013 5:04:00 PM
Khani Cole: Award-winning jazz artist comes to Sedona
Khani Cole
Khani Cole
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When: Saturday - Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sound Bites Show Lounge

How Much: $10 In Advance; $12 at the Door

More Info: www.soundbitesgrill.com, (928) 282-2713


Khani Cole is a contemporary jazz musician that has performed with the likes of Brook Benton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations and Michael Bolton. She is best known for her soulful jazz and performances with the legendary George Benson.

Sound Bites Grill presents an evening with Khani Cole Saturday, Sept 28, at 7:30 p.m. complemented by the sweet melodies of this international recording artist and Scottsdale resident. She's just an explosive yet sultry singer and has such a repertoire of great tunes.  You may know her from her "Places" project, "Piece of My Soul," or "Lifetime," which is her latest project.  She's toured around the world and just wowed audiences beyond compare.

Khani Cole's assent into the national and international consciousness began after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992. The move, which initiated many personal changes, sparked the inception of her very first release, Piece Of My Soul, on Fahrenheit Records. An album with great depth harmonically and lyrically and was quite a departure from the production and performance trends heard on NAC (Smooth Jazz) radio at that time. The release caught on nationwide; specifically in markets with a more liberal radio philosophy. Piece Of My Soul featured jazz greats, Brian Bromberg, Joey DeFrancesco and Marco Russo among others, as Khani and her band toured the summer of '97 and were met with an overwhelming positive response.

Khani's follow-up release, Places, was Grammy winning producer, Michael Broening's first outing and yielded a top 20 NAC Radio hit a cover of the classic Blood Sweat & Tears' favorite, You've Made Me So Very Happy. Khani and the band performed in 28 US cities including, some of the most prestigious festivals and events throughout the country. Khani made her first trek into Europe playing Germany as Places met with fantastic reception on European radio and with Euro-audiences.

Khani's most recent Expansion Records' (Sony/3MV - UK) release, Lifetime - produced by veteran New York based writer-producers, Chris Parks & Vivian Sessoms (Lalah Hathaway, Rob Thomas, Pink, Dianne Reeves) quickly ascended the European radio charts and picked up where Places left off. Khani states: "European audiences can be very discerning and tend to be drawn to a bit more depth, be it harmonic or lyrical."

In 2007, after an unprecedented 10.5 year run at the world renowned Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Khani realized another dream when she opened her own music venue in Scottsdale. Other highlights for Khani have included, a performance with the legendary George Benson at the Hollywood Bowl ~ 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as, a three weeks in Demark and

Germany, 2011.

Enjoy Khani's Sound Bites Grill performance this Saturday at the music themed restaurant Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona. She will be performing in their Show Lounge where you can order dinner and enjoy amazing music. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Go to soundbitesgrill.com to purchase tickets. For more information please call (928) 282-2713.


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