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Will Donato – Renaissance Christmas

The new original holiday radio single and title track “Renaissance Christmas” from celebrated Groove Jazz star Will Donato features his passion for the Alto Flute over a very new & contemporary groove. The tune features the signature guitar sounds and soulful artistry of Terry Wollman, hit maker and producer in his own right.

The full CD Renaissance Christmas arrives December 2019 and features new original music, Renaissance, Celtic and Classical, holiday song selections! Stellar performances from Roberto Vally, Steve Oliver, JJ Sansaverino, Curtis McCain, and violinist Bobby Furgo (Leonard Cohen!)! Co-Produced, mixed, engineered by Don Hoeber. Design and images by Robert McLain and Diana Donato.

This album is exclusively available at his website.

Will Donato – Supersonic

Popularity can be measured by the acceptance of the audience or the frequency of participation in music recordings. Saxophonist Will Donato can take advantage of both.

His stellar list of recordings includes musicians like Steve Oliver, Steve Reid, Blake Aaron, Al McKay, Greg Karukas, Danny Kusz, Rob Tardik, Alan Hewitt, Todd Ashley, Toni Childs, Gerald Levert and Richard Marx.

He can count to his solo albums Will Power (2004), Will Call (2006), Laws of Attraction (2009), What It Takes (2010), Best Of The Season (2011), Universal Groove (2014) and this year Supersonic.

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Will Donato – Universal Groove

Universal GrooveWill Donato has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre, namely Al McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power and Steve Reid of The Rippingtons; Donato also fronted Reid’s Bamboo Forest for four years. He has worked outside the smooth jazz genre as well, most notably with Gerald Levert and Richard Marx. In addition, Donato frequently tours with his own band, The Art of Sax.

CDBaby presents his newest release Universal Groove.

Will Donato – Best of the Season

Will Donato has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre, namely Al McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power and Steve Reid of The Rippingtons; Donato also fronted Reid’s Bamboo Forest for four years. He has worked outside the smooth jazz genre as well, most notably with Gerald Levert and Richard Marx. In addition, Donato frequently tours with his own band, The Art of Sax.

Donato’s work can also be heard on the number one Steve Oliver hit from 2006, High Noon as well as on the soundtracks of Thelma and Louise, The Untouchables[disambiguation needed ] and The Wedding Planner.

A resident of Palm Springs, California, Donato is a frequent headliner with The Art of Sax at smooth jazz concerts in the area. He is also a frequent guest of Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a pioneering smooth jazz concert promoter and morning drive radio personality on Palm Springs’ KJJZ.

With  Best of the Season Will Donato offers a hip and groove-oriented version of Christmas classics for your romantic holidays. Just arrived at CDBaby.

 

Will Donato – What It Takes

Will Donato has released his newest of four critically acclaimed CD’s. This hot new CD contains the top Billboard hit “Funkability” produced by Darren Rahn. The CD contains some of Will’s best melodies to date featuring an All-Star cast including Steve Oliver, Darren Rahn, Eddie Reddick, Blake Aaron! Order directly from Will’s Web site with his very streamlined online sales site: http://www.willdonato.com/shoponline2.html.

This CD has been deemed as one of Will’s most compelling CD releases to date. Will’s current hit radio single “Funkability” is now in the top 20 in all the major charting and radio program listings.  According to Shannon West the back story here is that the entire project was recorded while Donato was undergoing treatment for the cancer he was diagnosed with on the day he delivered the sax tracks for “Funkability” to Darren Rahn. Maybe facing down your own mortality does push you to cut to the chase because this music is uncompromised, the musicians are playing their hearts out.