Gregg Karukas – Soul Secrets

SoulSecrets

Great news from Gregg Karukas: “I’m here in Nightowl Studios putting the finishing touches on my 1st new CD in 5 years called Soul Secrets and want to share the exciting news.

I’ve always thought it would be cool to bring you, the listener, into the process and offer something special to my fans, so I have partnered with PLEDGEMUSIC to be the exclusive site to reveal some of the “SECRETS” behind my new music and I invite you to take this journey with me.

Besides previews, pre-orders, signed CD’s and other premiums, you have the opportunity to be listed in the credits or, even cooler, help me name and dedicate a song on this CD to the person of your choice. Hurry up on those, as we go to press pretty soon.

You can hang at a session in the studio with me…… We’ll have an intimate Wine & CD listening gathering, or, I’ve saved one of the best for last; a personal invitation for you and a guest to attend our annual Karukas Family Holiday Party, where many of your favorite LA based musicians join us to celebrate the Holidays with lots of jamming.

Soul Secrets features my long-time friends: Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Ricardo Silveira, Eric Valentine, Nate Phillips, Michael O’Neill, James Harrah, Adam Hawley, vocalists Shelby Flint and Ron Boustead; violinist Charlie Bisharat, Luis Conte and Vincent Ingala!! There is lots of grand piano, and also quite a bit of some classic keyboards that I grew up with: Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Hammond B3 and Minimoog.

So join me here on PledgeMusic and together we’ll uncover and launch “Soul Secrets”. Please spread the word and share the link. New music is coming and you’ll be the first to hear it. I really appreciate it.”

Here is the link to support Gregg’s new recordings.

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Gregg Karukas – The Soundtrack To Your Soul

The best way to recognize the popularity of a musician is to read his tour schedule. Gregg Karukas is undeniable one of the busiest artists of the smooth jazz genre. His tight current schedule sees him this year with Rick Braun, Earl Klugh, Peter White, Richard Smith, Greg Adams, Michael Paulo. Brian Bromberg and many other stars of the contemporary jazz scene.

“I think we all need music to be the soundtrack to our soul,” Gregg comments. “It can inspire us, balance out our lives and relieve stress. I appreciate that and I treat each CD or concert as another opportunity to connect to those sounds and emotions on a deeper level. I love sharing that with others and try to make each project a special event all its own.”

Karukas feels lucky to work with singers and musicians whom he feels a magical musical rapport with. “People say my music sounds romantic and uplifting – and I look so happy on stage, he says. It’s totally true. For me, the best music comes out of an inner feeling of either intense happiness or sadness. I always try to stay faithful to that original inspiration, because that is where the true sound of emotion’ comes from.

Currently he is working on his new album.

Gregg Karukas published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Spaghettini Grill and Lounge

Since 1988 leading Southern California restaurateurs Laurie Sisneros and Cary Hardwick have created a meeting place for LA and Orange counties in their award winning restaurant – Spaghettini Grill and Lounge.

Located just off the 405 Freeway at Seal Beach Blvd., Spaghettini features exceptional Northern Italian cuisine and top name entertainment. In addition to outstanding food and service, Spaghettini is committed to excellence in the entertainment side of the business. Having built the Spaghettini Performance Lounge into one of the top venues in Southern California, Spaghettini attracts some of the top name artists in the business.

These smooth jazz artists will perform at Spaghettini in between the next weeks:  DW3, Jessy J, Slim Man, Will Donato, Jackiem Joyner, Eric Marienthal, Tom Braxton, Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Brian Hughes, Elan Trotman, Ard Sherrod, Gregg Karukas, Freddie Ravel, Michael Lington, East Bay Soul, Jeff Kashiwa, Marcus Anderson, Steve Cole and many more. If you are in LA don’t miss this meeting point of smooth jazz.

The illustration is painted by Bettie Grace Miner as part of her exhibition.  A collection of her Tuscan and Wine inspired Fine Art is to see at this restaurant.

Spaghettini Grill and Lounge, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, California 90740

For more information about this restaurant visit http://www.spaghettini.com.