Dave Koz Releasing First Live Album
“I feel so fortunate to have spent my professional life on the road, touring all over the world, doing shows for almost 25 years now,” Koz says. “I love it. I’ve gotten to see many amazing places, learned so much, and met so many truly wonderful people. A lifetime on the road…it’s been a real blessing. This CD, my very first live record, captures one magical night of that lifetime and I wanted to share it with you.”
To sweeten the pot, 'Live at the Blue Note Tokyo' has also been nominated for a Grammy award for 'Best Pop Instrumental Album'. – By Shannon Edwards
Track listing for Dave Koz’s Live at the Blue Note Tokyo:
1. What You Leave Behind
2. Together Again
3. Put The Top Down
4. Let It Free
5. Anything’s Possible
6. Love Is On The Way
7. It’s Always Been You
8. All I See Is You
10. Faces Of The Heart
12. You Make Me Smile
Dave Koz & Friends Jazz Up Christmas
November 17, 2012 - Get ready for a fun-filled night the whole family can enjoy! Dave Koz will be bringing some Christmas cheer along with guests, David Benoit, Sheila E, Javier Colon and Margo Rey.
The Nov 24th celebration at Ruth Eckerd Hall will be jammed packed with tunes of Christmas favorites and up tempo arrangements. Dave Koz has also joined up with Ruth Eckerd Hall to help the homeless by hosting a canned food drive.
It’s easy, donate three canned goods and receive a coupon for $10 a ticket to Dave Koz. Drop off and redemption at Ruth Eckerd Hall during business hours only. Some restrictions may apply.
Go to http://www.rutheckerdhall.com/event/dave-koz-smooth-jazz-christmas/11252/ for more information. – By Shannon Edwards
“A Jazz Fete” With Dave Koz and Friends Sold Out!
November 7, 2012- This Friday many are joining saxophonist Dave Koz, Patrick Bradley and friends for a holiday celebration benefiting the Grammy Foundation at the House of Rock.
This all comes together at the Whole Foods Market in Santa Monica, CA where guests will be able to enjoy holiday favorite foods surrounded by the beautiful sound of Smooth Jazz.
Guests will also have the opportunity to taste new vintages of Koz wines and there is sure to be something festive for everyone.
Cookies For A Koz Goes Nationwide!
Roberta is donating a portion of the sales to the Starlight Children's Foundation in memory of their mother Audrey Koz, who created the cookie recipe and is the motivation behind 'Cookies For A Koz.'
Meanwhile, Dave is out performing this summer along with gospel star BeBe Winans, for their "Brothers From Another Mother" tour. Their next stop is in San Antonio, Texas on July 20. -By Shannon Edwards
Dave Koz- Ultimate Christmas Collection & Tour
The Collection features 18 holiday classics and special appearances on vocals by Kelly Sweet and Kimberley Locke. Koz also throws in two brand new instrumentals with: “Welcoming the Season and “Welcoming the New Year.”
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011 starts on November 25th at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. What a better way to kick off the 14th anniversary of the tour than to be joined by a great line- up featuring Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler and Candy Dulfer . Each artist will bring to the table their own hits and jam together on many holiday favorites. Check out the tour dates below. – By Shannon Edwards
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011:
Dave Koz Announces Extensive Touring
Koz gets things started on June 17th with the summer leg of his “Hello Tomorrow 2011” tour at One World Theatre in Austin, TX and concludes on August 14th in his hometown of Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl.
Lets not forget his popular “Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Cruise” which happens between August 26 and September 2nd. The trip goes to Alaska from Barcelona, Spain, Naples, Rome, Florence, and areas in France.
His Dave Koz and Friends tour starts on November 25 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. This time around Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler and Candy Dulfer will be in the fold.
Koz will also release “Live in Soho” on iTunes on June 14th. Recorded at Apples store in NYC, the six tunes cover some of his fan favorites including two tunes from the new album “Hello Tomorrow.” - By John Beaudin
Dave Koz - 2011 Tour Dates
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011
11/25 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Dave Koz Presents His New Album “Hello Tomorrow” on Smooth Jazz Now
“It’s always a special occasion when Dave releases a new album,” says Beaudin, “But this new project surpasses everything he’s ever done, he’s found a new pocket that still revisits his best sound of the past and a whole new bag of tricks. “Hello Tomorrow” actually sounds like a ‘Greatest Hits’ album, that’s how good it is.”
Beaudin and Koz will present a special edition of the popular FULL SPIN program that highlights new albums each week.
The “Hello Tomorrow” FULL SPIN program will air live today at Noon (Eastern) and repeated at the shows regular time of 7PM on Friday. It will also be repeated on Saturday and Sunday at 3PM and on the album’s release day of Tuesday October 12th at both Noon and 7PM.
Last year Koz sat in with Smooth Jazz Now Mid-day host Cameron Smith.Koz will also be Beaudin’s guest this week on the Smooth Jazz Now TOP 30 Countdown. Expect to hear 6 songs from “Hello Tomorrow” during the show. – Shannon Edwards
Dave Koz Reaches No. 1 Spot After Only Six Weeks
“Obviously everyone is pretty damn happy that Koz is back with this album,” says countdown host and station Program Director John Beaudin, “ But you can’t get to #1 unless the song is great and this whole new album by Dave is fantastic.”
Koz will also serve as the special guest on the countdown this week meaning six tracks will be played from the new CD, which is set for release on Tuesday.
The saxophonist will also be Beaudin’s special guest on FULL SPIN airing at a special time today (Thursday) at 12 (noon Eastern). Koz will sit in with Beaudin and they will present the entire album. More
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|Dave Koz Enjoying Side By Side Tour with Brian Culbertson
September 3, 2009 - Sax star and accomplished composer Dave Koz and gifted keyboardist, trombonist and composer Brian Culbertson are touring this summer. It’s the Side By Side Tour, launched in July, where they collaborate each other with their bands and promote their latest releases : Dave Koz’ “Great Hits” and Brian Culbertson’s “Bringin Back The Funk”.
As David Koz recently declared to Detroit’s Smooth Jazz radio station, Smooth Jazz V98.7:
“This seems to be something that excited me creatively and also just for the times that we find ourselves in and that is just to hang out with someone, a good friend, and support each other, and be there for each other. So basically we're on stage together the whole time. We put our bands together, so it's two members of my band, two members of his band, we put our music together. There's a natural kind of kinship”.
Beside being a widely popular radio host, Dave Koz, a six-time Grammy Award nominee currently signed to Concord Records, is pledging that his upcoming CD will be a come back to the classic instrumental pop sound he is well known for. Koz will also be honored with a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame later this year.
After his tenth successful album “Bringing Back the Funk”, Brian Culbertson’s next CD and DVD will be called “Live from the Inside”. Recorded in the historic Capitol Records A Studio in Hollywood (where legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles recorded), the project will come later this fall.
So finish your summer with plenty of smooth, funky fun and great music with the next “Side By Side Tour” dates (with special guest, famous soul vocalist Peabo Bryson) : For more information : www.brianculbertson.com and www.davekoz.com
By Akbar Nour
Dave Koz Starts Christmas Tour This Week
Known as one of the most popular Sax players in the biz and one of the most accessible to both radio and fans, Koz is always interested in people, “The holidays reach the core of what makes us human and gives us hope,” he said. “When people come into the Sunrise Theatre, they’ll find a warm, family kind of environment, with nice, fun and inspiring music to make everyone feel warm and happy.’“Christmas music makes you want to grab onto your favorite slippers, your favorite robe, get into your comfy PJs and relax. Christmas music is musical comfort food.” – by John Rohn
|Dave Koz and Company Sell Rendezvous Records
Aug. 18/08 – Though no official statement has been released the word is Dave Koz and his partners have sold Rendezvous Records to Mack Avenue Records. Koz founded the label 6 years ago with former radio programmers Frank Cody and record promo guy, Hyman Katz. So far no word as to how this will affect Rendezvous artists like Wayman Tisdale and Jonathan Butler. Here is what Koz said on the sale, “That’s one of the things that was very, very important to my partners and I, seeing as how we were very dedicated to our artists and our brand. Here was a place that would be a great new home for our artists. We felt very confident with that. And also that the Rendezvous brand, which does stand for something, will continue in the future as well. So those are two parameters that were met, making this feel good for all of us. I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone to know that the music business over the last couple of years has changed so dramatically, making it virtually impossible for a young, completely independent company to thrive.” – by John Beaudin
Broadcast Architecture’s Smooth Morning show #1 in Tokyo
BA President Allen Kepler states: “This program is a real joy for our team to program every week. The music mix is progressive and interesting and features artists like Duffy, Yael Naim, Chris Botti, Coldplay, Adele, Jesse Cook, John Mayer, Newton Faulkner, Corinne Bailey Rae, Colbie Caillat, Feist, Maroon 5, Mindi Abair, Gavin Rossdale, Ingrid Michaelson and Esperanza Spaulding. It’s like the old days. Each week Michale Hernandez, Lorraine Bergman, Chris Pelton and I dig through new music looking for songs that fit the sound and feel for the show. Seeing ratings success for J-WAVE is very rewarding to us.”
Host Dave Koz shared: “It’s an honor and privilege for me to be on J-Wave every Friday morning, helping to wake up the great folks in Tokyo with this cool mix of music. I love J-Wave and I adore Japan—and so appreciate the support from everyone at Broadcast Architecture in making this new show a success right out of the box!”
In addition to being a Grammy nominated saxophonist, Koz also hosts the daily syndicated PM Drive show for Broadcast Architecture’s Smooth Jazz Network and is heard in 23 markets across the US including; WNUA Chicago, KKSF San Francisco, KYOT Phoenix, WJJZ Philadelphia and most recently added to the lineup on KOAS Las Vegas and new network affiliate KKHI Denver.
Broadcast Architecture is the world’s leading research, consulting and syndication firm for the Smooth AC / Smooth Jazz format, working with over 30 radio stations across North America. Information and samples of the Smooth Morning show and Smooth Jazz Network programming are available by calling VP of Affiliate Relations Christine Brodie at (818) 461-8017
Dave Koz’ Busy Agenda!
Already touring this summer to support his project “At The Movies”, the 6 time Grammy Award winner is also preparing his winter tour, the annual Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruise, that will take place from November 2nd to 9th, departing from Fort Lauderdale in Florida. It will feature a great line up of stellar artists: Eric Benet, Alonzo Bodden, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, George Duke, Candy Dulfer, Lynne Fiddmont, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove, Najee, Brian Simpson, U-Nam and Deniece Williams.
And eventually Mr. Koz is putting the finishing touches to his first-ever greatest-hits package, due to be released on Capitol Records at the end of this year.
For more information: www.davekoz.com - By Akbar Nour
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