Dave Koz News

Marc Antoine

Saturday, 30 March 2013 by

Born in Paris, Marc Antoine picked up the guitar at 11, progressing so rapidly that his parents enrolled him in the conservatory for classical music. Although sidelined by a serious accident to his hand, he eventually recovered and went on to join various groups around Paris and London. His first real break was performing in

Paul Hardcastle

Saturday, 23 March 2013 by

Paul Hardcastle [Dec. 11, 1957] never planned to become a musician; he wanted to race motorcycles for a living. But after an accident sidelined those dreams, he discovered his true calling. Working as a stereo salesman, he famously traded some video equipment for his first synthesizer. Following some minor underground dance club hits, Hardcastle made

Gerald Albright and Norman Brown

Saturday, 09 March 2013 by

Gerald Albright teams up with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Norman Brown for 24/7, their first album together. Featuring ten killer soul-jazz tracks, 24/7 includes updated versions of “Tomorrow,” a Brothers Johnson classic from 1976, and “Champagne Life,” from singer Ne-Yo’s album Libra Scale. Purchase Gerald Albright’s Music HERE Purchase Norman Brown’s Music HERE

Peter White

Saturday, 02 March 2013 by

Born into a musical family in Letchworth, England, Peter White began playing piano, clarinet, recorder and harmonica. His interest in the guitar began with the advent of the Beatles (although, unlike his other instruments, he would have to be self-taught, as his parents refused to pay for lessons). White was drawn to electric guitar after

George Benson

Saturday, 16 February 2013 by

Although his “official” recording career began at age 21, George Benson [born March 22, 1943] has been making music long before that. As a child in Pittsburgh, he performed in a local nightclub [until it was shut down]; he won a singing contest at age 4 and cut a vocal record at age 10. He

Valentine’s Day Special

Saturday, 09 February 2013 by

We’ll hear from some of the artists on how they set the stage for romance.

Paul Brown

Saturday, 02 February 2013 by

Paul Brown was born (literally) into the music business: both parents were noted backup singers for Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and other legends. He started on drums at 5, picking up the guitar two years later. By 15, he was working in the recording studio as an engineer, taking a break to study music and

At the Movies

Monday, 28 January 2013 by

I purchased At the Movies when it was first released. I was getting back into playing my sax a bit and enjoying Smooth Jazz radio. (What happened?) Well life got busy raising my teenagers and I never even finished listening to the CD. Now, more than five years later, I bought some new headphones. Looking

Originally independently released on September 25, 2012, Concord Records will give Live at the Blue Note Tokyo - Koz’s first-ever live album – its wide distribution physical release on February 12, 2013. Recorded in Japan in 2011, the disc features a dozen songs, including such hits as “You Make Me Smile,” “Faces Of The Heart,” “Honeydipped” and