Cole'lition

 

Terry Aspiras, Michael Cole, Jay Douglas, Dajari Makena, Hank Phillips, Tom Provo and Gordon Uchima have combined their God-given talents to cultivate a unique style of Contemporary Jazz. The group Cole’lition was founded by guitarist Michael Cole. 

Cole'lition blends a wide range of musical styles, from gospel to funk, Brazilian to jazz to deliver their unique sound.  Their debut CD, entitled “Celebration”, is smooth, warm and up tempo with a textured edge. The band's second CD, “On the Move”, is a further adventure into their unique sound.  The band is currently working on their third CD, “Not Yet Named”.  The new CD promises to be refreshing and innovative. 

Cole'lition is no stranger to the Northwest jazz scene. This hometown favorite of Seattle/Tacoma has developed a reputation for being virtuoso in their musicianship and presentation. They have been esteemed as one of the “Who’s Who” in the local jazz arena and have evolved to become one of the Northwest's premier contemporary jazz groups.  Cole'lition has shared the stage with national recording artist Roy Ayers and Najee’.  Cole'lition also opened for national gospel recording artist BeBe and CeCe Winans.  Cole'lition has shared equal billing with artists such as The Whispers, Tony, Toni, Tone’, Freddie Jackson and the Ohio Players, to name a few.  In 1999, Cole'lition was one of four artists who kicked off the "1st Annual Smooth Jazz Seattle Style" concert. The other artists were Darren Motamedy, Michael Powers and Deems Tsutakawa. For two years, Cole'lition was the exclusive Jazz artist for the annual “Festival at Sea” cruise to the Caribbean where they performed with comedians Mark Curry and Tommy Davidson.   

Over the years, Cole'lition has received recognition by various organizations. In 1996, they were the recipient of the “People's Choice” award from Seattle’s KNHC radio for “Best New Jazz Artist”.  In 1998, Cole'lition was nominated for a KUBE 93 radio “Northwest Artist Award”.  Cole'lition has also been a featured artist on 98.9 KWJZ Smooth Jazz “Traditions and Trends” program.  You can also find Cole'lition on the "Rain City Jazz Compilation CD" benefiting The Millionair's Club Charity. Cole'lition along with several other NW Jazz Artist were privileged to be a part of the worthwhile endeavor. This year Cole'lition was the special guest at the NW Chapter of the National Recording Academy’s “Grammy in the Streets".

Cole'lition has taken their Inspirational Smooth Jazz style to a variety of venues--community festivals/events, concert series, restaurants, Jazz clubs, malls, and churches. Currently, Cole'lition is playing at many Northwest venues such as Salty’s, McGowan’s and The Offbeat as well as corporate and seasonal events. 

Whether you are a connoisseur of Pop, R&B, Gospel or Contemporary Jazz, COLE'LITION tastefully satisfies the musical appetite.

 

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