West Coast Jam is a project that evolved from “West Coast Jam” that was a track on Richard Elliot’s 2016 Summer Madness album, which was produced by Rick Braun. On the album, Elliot’s signature sax work is augmented by Braun’s trumpet.
Although he’s called a smooth jazz artist, Elliot is equally at home with most rock & roll and the kind of classic R&B performed by the group Tower of Power. For five years in the 1980s, he was a big part of the classic R&B band’s horn-based sound. The Scottish-born Elliot was raised in Los Angeles, where he quickly became a fan of classic West Coast R&B.
While Elliot is famous for going for the jugular with his blistering approach to his tenor saxophone, he also can bring out some of his best hooks in a gentler, more restrained mode.
Braun is an Allentown native who moved to the West Coast years ago and is known for his high-energy enthusiasm on stage. He is a veteran purveyor of the smooth jazz sound.
Known for his impeccable technical chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, acclaimed chart-topping trumpeter, composer and producer Braun has been thrilling audiences for decades.
Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.
White’s career spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances. On the road, he has participated in numerous Guitars and Saxes tours and his Peter White Christmas tours.