Brendan Grieve is the Bassist and Music Director for Sam Smith, having been involved with that project from the beginning of Sam's first single and album campaign. With an eclectic musical upbringing we talk about his journey from being a young musician to touring the world with on of the UK's most successful artists in recent years.
In this Pt 2 of the Kaz Rodriguez episode, we talk with Kaz about his musical background as well as his work in the industry as a session musician. Kaz is currently the drummer for Josh Groban but has played with Chaka Khan, Jessie Ware and many others.
Kaz Rodriguez is a UK based drummer and composer who's entrepreneurial spirit has led to him releasing four solo albums (one of which went gold), being a successful clinician as well as assisting Roland in developing some of their recent electronic drum products. Now regularly seen amongst some of the worlds most respected musicians, Kaz, a force of nature all on his own, has definitely created his own lane in the industry. In the first part of this two part episode we talk about about all the facets of Kaz's unique solo career.
Niji Adeleye is a jazz pianist and composer from London, currently living in New York City. In this in depth conversation he talks with Kojo about his background, his self-financed solo career, his experiences as a British musician in America and a lot more.