Dave Koz News

During our recent chat to preview his concert Monday night at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Dave Koz mentioned that on his recent Dave Koz & Friends at Sea cruise, more than $100,000 was raised from a silent auction to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation. That money is being dispersed to children’s hospitals in the

Spyro Gyra

Sunday, 01 December 2013 by

Spyro Gyra As Spyro Gyra contemplates upcoming milestones to its storied career, it’s tempting to fall back on the Grateful Dead lyric, “What a long strange trip it’s been” to describe it. During that time, they have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums

This year’s show pays homage to the soul soundtrack of the 90s, allowing fans to reminisce on a decade of influential black cinema and music. The night will feature special moments and tributes including a 90’s Hip-Hop performance with Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and more, as well as a Blue-Eyed Soul

STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION® RECEIVES A $100,000 DONATION FROM THE 2013 DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CRUISERS On Thursday, Nov. 14–Dave visited California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles to present Starlight Children’s Foundation® with a check for $100,000 that will improve the life and health of kids in the 20 cities that Dave will visit on

Gerald Albright

Sunday, 24 November 2013 by

November 30th and December 1st 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.

Marion Meadows

Sunday, 17 November 2013 by

November 23rd and November 24th Soprano saxophonist Marion Meadows plays what has to be called smooth jazz, but he stretches the template a bit by incorporating subtly nuanced Latin, Eastern, and African touches into his style. Whisper is Meadows’ first new studio album since 2009′s Secrets, and in many ways it works as a sort

Najee

Monday, 11 November 2013 by

November 16th and November 17th Najee is a master storyteller. Whether the debonair multi-instrumentalist is engaged in a verbal or musical conversation, his alluring charisma has a way of seducing you into his world. A quadruple threat who is equally adept on soprano, tenor and alto saxophones and flute, Najee’s technical agility, grace, compositional prowess,

Jessy J

Sunday, 03 November 2013 by

November 9th and November 10th Jessy’s had a gangbuster career already, scoring back-to-back hits, #1 Song of the Year and a #1 Billboard Album in 2011, five years after making her debut she’s back with her highly anticipated Self Produced album entitled Second Chances. Last year Jessy was able to achieve her dream of becoming

Pieces Of A Dream

Sunday, 27 October 2013 by

November 3rd and November 4th In the world of jazz, commodities are fleeting. Styles come and go. Artists at the top of this week’s charts could be history by the end of next month. Words like “staying power” and “longevity” are for anyone or anything that sticks around for more than a couple years. But

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