STEVE RAYBINE ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT
ARCHIVE PRESS ITEMS:
Steve is the Artist of The Month on the K & K Sound website. For more information you may visit: http://www.kksound.com/
Watch videos of the Steve Raybine Band performing at The Genuine Jazz Festival in Breckenridge, CO(the following links are to YouTube):
The noted jazz journalist Scott Yanow has reviewed Steve's In The Driver's Seat. Read the review here.
Steve is one of the many renowned artists on stage for this year's Omaha Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival. See a screencap of the Saturday July 10th lineup. You may also see a screencap of an advertisement for the festival.
A review of Steve's In The Driver's Seat was featured on the prestigious nosolosmoothjazz website based in Madrid, Spain. View a screencap of the page with article translation to English.
Steve's performance at Jazz on the Green, Southwest Florida's Premier Jazz Event, on October 26-28th 2007 was very well received. For your examination, some images of the event, including a ID badge, two pages from the official 2007 Concert Program, and a newspaper clipping.
Here are three photos of Steve taken at the 2006 Omaha Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival. Photo credit: Herb Thompson.
What top Jazz writers are saying about In The Driver's Seat:
"In the Driver's Seat is a gigantic step forward for Steve Raybine within the Smooth Jazz genre. The CD is masterfully done. The production, the rhythmic drive and the musicianship is all top level and takes Raybine to a much higher level as a performer, composer and producer. The CD features some killer tracks with brilliant horn sections, exciting rhythmic grooves and great melodic hooks. We really like this record."
---Cliff Gorov, All That Jazz / Read the Press Release
From smoothjazz.com: a favorable review of Steve's In The Driver's Seat:
That “Bad” vibes “Kat” is back, with his best album yet! Steve Raybine’s created a killer set with IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT, giving jazz vibes fans (And I’m totally there!) something really impressive to sink their musical teeth into. Make no mistake about it, this is World-class jazz - from contemporary to straight-ahead, from solo ballads to funk ala T.O.P., complete with horn section. Steve also includes some compelling excursions into blues and Latin bags, creating even more excitement and depth to this project. Hey, would we expect anything less from Mr. Raybine? To quote Sandy Shore from four years ago, “When we refer to Steve Raybine as an accomplished musician, it's an understatement. Steve is not only a virtuoso vibraphonist, percussionist, and composer/arranger, he is also an instructor and clinician." Bottom line here is this… Steve Raybine’s IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT is a must-have for your music library! - SCOTT O'BRIEN
Steve's In The Driver's Seat appeared as a selection in the January edition of Jazziz magazine. View a screencap of the page here.
From the archives.."Vintage Vibes"...an article about Steve.
Steve was the subject of an article just published in The Reader which you may read here.
Radio Interviews: Steve has been interviewed several times for radio about his work. You may listen to those interviews via the following links to Mp3 files:
Steve was interviewed by two radio stations in 2006 as his record Bad Kat Karma gained nationwide airplay. The interviews are available here for download as Mp3s. Enjoy.
Steve Raybine was selected in 2006 to be in the Independent Artist Registry, which is a prestigious acknowledgment. Interestingly, thousands of bands and performers applied from all over the Midwest U.S., but only 44 were chosen and Steve was one of them.
From the I.A.R. Website:The Independent Artist Registry is a talent scouting service for over 100 of the nation's top record labels. Its goal is to find and promote the US's top independent artists to a quarter million music industry professionals, including A&R reps. The I.A.R. evaluates artists in four categories and only selects the best artists for induction into the Registry.
Read the letter of inclusion from the Independent Artist Registry
The Independent Artist Registry is affiliated with the Music Phone Book, which is a national publication.
Steve's recording, Bad Kat Karma, received a very favorable response from jazz fans, the press, and radio stations worldwide.
What others are saying about Bad Kat Karma:
Cliff Gorov, All That Jazz Inc., October 3, 2005:
Elaine Miller, freelance writer and contributor to Smoothnotesandnews.com, August 1, 2005:
Linda Logan, Programing Director/Morning Personality WAZS, 980 AM, No. Charleston, SC, September 28, 2005:
Sonya Clark, Music Director WVAS, Montgomery, AL, October 3, 2005:
Mike O'Brien, Talent Buyer, Genuine Jazz Festival, Colorado:
Patrick Van de Wiele, Keys and Chords Magazine, Belgium:
From the webmaster:
Sandy Shore, President, Smoothjazz.com:
Steve's impeccable jazz artistry has receieved worldwide recognition for many years:
Read a brief testimonial about Steve's performances and clinics at Jazz on the Green in Florida in 2007.
More archive press..
Take a look at 4 photos of Steve taken at the 2007 Omaha Summer Arts Festival. Steve was the featured performer with the Omaha Musicians Association Jazz All-Stars who opened the festival. Photo credit: Chris Cooke.
For concert bookings, contact: BAD KAT Records c/o Steve Raybine