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Encyclopedia > Jeff Kashiwa

Jeff Kashiwa is a smooth jazz saxophonist native to Seattle who made his start as a member of popular fusion jazz group The Rippingtons. Jazz fusion (sometimes referred to simply as fusion) is a musical genre that loosely encompasses the merging of jazz with other styles, particularly rock, funk, R&B, and world music. ... The Rippingtons are a contemporary or Fusion jazz group that are often considered Smooth jazz. ...

Kashiwa moved to Boston to attend Berklee College where he developed an interest in straight-ahead jazz. Kashiwa found he liked Southern California and transferred to Cal State Long Beach to work on his Bachelors of Music. In 1989, Kashiwa joined The Rippingtons when the band's original saxophonist Brandon Fields left the group. With the Rippingtons, Kashiwa recorded two solo albums, Remember Catalina in 1995 and Walk a Mile in 1997. In 1999, he left the Rippingtons to concentrate on his own band, Coastal Access. In 2000, he released a solo album entitled Another Door Opens.



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