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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

The SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK® will begin broadcasting the well-­-known DAVE KOZ RADIO SHOW across the terrestrial radio network and on iHeart Radio starting this Sunday night at 9PM Eastern U.S. time on the stream, with the same air time on local affiliate radio stations. Smooth Jazz Network® programming reaches listeners weekly in over 20 markets

Richard Elliot

Saturday, 26 January 2013 by

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, saxophonist Richard Elliot moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was three. He learned to play the accordion as a child but admits he was initially attracted to the sax for its interesting shape! While still in high school, Elliot landed touring gigs with Natalie Cole and the Pointer

Congratulations Laura Shipman!

Monday, 21 January 2013 by

Laura was selected as the lucky winner for a cabin on the 2013 Dave Koz & Friends Cruise to Greece! As the winner, she has received a superior ocean view cabin with balcony on the upcoming Dave Koz Cruise, which is sailing from Rome, Italy on September 22, 2013.

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