Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver in A New Light

After releasing Illuminate in 2018, Steve Oliver engaged in some cool side projects, including a popular duet album with Brian Simpson and a set of acoustic re-imaginings of his greatest hits.

Now, the prolific Smooth Jazz hitmaker a journalist once called “musical Disneyland” (for his sunny personality and composing style) is back in snappy, melodic, and sonically adventurous radio-friendly mode with A New Light.

Perfectly in line with his other instantly infectious albums with similarly light-bearing titles, the collection – co-produced by genre mega-hitmaker Michael Broening – offers a blend of funky-breezy drive time jams, gently caressing ballads (one featuring saxman Jeff Kashiwa) and exciting dashes of percussive exotica featuring the one-two punch of his dynamic strings and trademark dreamy wordless and percussive vocals.

Oliver has a career spanning more than 30 years in music. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer who’s out there and loving it.

His career has produced multiple number one hits on the Billboard charts and countless radio staples over almost two decades – including with his album Unified (2020) – a collaboration with keyboardist Brian Simpson that topped the Billboard and Amazon jazz sales charts.

A New Light (feat. Jeff Kashiwa)

He’s been a touring member of Acoustic Alchemy, played countless club dates and headlined festivals worldwide. He’s also co-written and produced tracks with Grammy award winning pianist Omar Akram and many smooth jazz notables including Vincent Ingala, Brian Simpson and Paul Taylor.

Having released 11 studio albums, a plethora solo radio hits to his credit including High Noon, Fun In The Sun, and Global Kiss, today Oliver is just as comfortable being an in-demand producer, composer, adviser, and mentor to others.

With his 2019 full-length album “Illuminate”. A follow up to 2016’s acclaimed all vocal project “Pictures & Frames” (recorded with the legendary Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Leland Sklar on bass at the famed Capitol Studios in Hollywood), Illuminate is record deeply rooted in contemporary jazz guitar melodies and Steve’s trademark wordless vocalese. With Steve’s instantly recognizable guitar lines and a list of guest artists that includes bass virtuoso Jimmy Haslip, the incredible Joel Taylor on drums, and sax luminary Nelson Rangell, Illuminate puts the spotlight back on one of the genre’s most engaging performers and songwriters.