American smooth jazz group that was founded in the 1990s by Skipper Wise and Les Pierce. A record producer, Pierce worked with Take 6, Herb Alpert, and Patti LaBelle. Wise led the group Windows during the 1980s and '90s but left the music business in the late 1990s to lead the technology company Blue Microphones. Wise and Pierce formed Colour Club in the early 1990s as a combination of smooth jazz and hip hop. They set aside individual projects, and for their second and third albums they hired vocalist Lisa Taylor with guest musicians such as Gary Meek and Rick Braun. Their self-titled debut in 1994 included the single "Freedom Words". The video was nominated for an American Music Award.