Philippe Saisse Moves To California; Signs To Koch

saisse_2007_1.jpgKeyboardist, composer and producer Philippe Saisse, has moved to Southern California after many years of life in New York City and in the New York suburb of Scarsdale. Saisse, who was born and raised in France, is finally settled in with his wife Laura and young son Dorian after what he calls a whirlwind move.

In a career-enhancing move, Saisse has decided to live in the western Los Angeles County city of Calabasas, which he jokingly refers to as the smooth jazz capital of the world. Among the many smooth jazz performers who live in or near the area are Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Chris Standring, Norman Brown, Greg Adams, Paul Brown and Euge Groove.

Saisse has plenty to keep him busy, as he is now writing music for the follow-up to his The Body & Soul Sessions, which featured the No. 1 smooth jazz single �Do It Again.�

He hopes to offer the CD, to be released by the Koch record label, in the fall.