Keyboardist and producer Jeff Lorber, whose latest CD is nominated for a Grammy, follows saxophonist Mindi Abair as the latest artist to sign a recording contract with Peak Records, the expanding smooth jazz record label co-founded by Russ Freeman of the Rippingtons. Peak is a subsidiary of Concord Records.
Lorber joins a roster that in addition to Abair includes The Rippingtons, Marc Antoine, Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor, Norman Brown, Lee Ritenour, Will Downing, Eric Marienthal, David Benoit and Jessy J. Jeff�s most recent CD, He Had a Hat, which featured the smooth jazz hit �Anthem for a New America,� was released on Blue Note Records. The CD is nominated in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category, and Lorber will find out if he�s a winner when the Grammy Awards are held Feb. 10.
Jeff�s first CD for Peak � which features collaborations with veteran smooth jazz composer and producer Rex Rideout � will be released on June 10.