Dave Koz And Friends Summer Horns Tour 2013 will feature special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot
Eight-time GRAMMY nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz typically spends every summer on the road, bringing a stellar group of musician friends along with him. This summer he's assembled an all-star line up of saxophonists: Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot will be the special guests on the Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour 2013, a celebration of the instrument that has fueled some of the world's best-loved songs. The run will kick off on June 7 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL and include a show at The Hollywood Bowl in Dave's hometown of Los Angeles on August 18. See below for initial itinerary; additional dates will be announced shortly. For ticket information, visit the tour page.
SMOOTH JAZZ NETWORK® ADDS DAVE KOZ RADIO SHOW TO BROADCAST LINEUP 01.28.13
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 worldwide.
For a complete list of where you can hear the Dave Koz Radio Show please go to davekoz.com.
GRAMMY® NOMINATED LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE TOKYO SET FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ON CONCORD RECORDS 01.28.13 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 "Put The Top Down." Live at the Blue Note Tokyo has also been nominated for a GRAMMY® award in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Album. Watch The 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards live on CBS, Sunday, Feb. 10!
Congratulations Laura Shipman! 01.21.13
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.
A New Year's Message from Dave: 12.31.12
Happy and Healthy 2013 to everyone! Well, we wake up on a Tuesday morning—and a whole new wealth of possibility lies before us. A new year of opportunities for us to be our best selves, to live the life we know we want to lead, to get that much closer to existing in this world in a true and authentic way—a way that is uniquely us. I gotta say, it's pretty awesome! All the answers are inside—we just have to quiet down enough to listen for them. All the love we need and deserve is there for us. We just have to know where it is. So,my wish for you on this new years day: plenty of time in this new year for you to uncover and nurture the best you--all the aspects of you that are so amazing and so beautiful and so utterly unique—may 2013 offer us ALL countless opportunities to share our own greatness with the world, no matter how big or small that greatness is manifested. It all counts, and it's all vital. Envision the kind of life you would like to live—the kind of year you dream of having. And then, go get it and claim it as yours! Thank you so much for being in my life and for all the support you have so generously shared with me—I am grateful. The time is now. This is the year. We owe it to ourselves to live to our fullest potential—to not hold back from anything. Bring it ALL on and let's have our very best year--ever. I mean, why not?!
With love and gratitude, DK.
New Years Day 2013
CONGRATULATIONS DAVE KOZ ON YOUR GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM "LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE". 12.06.12 55th Grammy Nominees
Catch The 55th GRAMMY's on Sunday, February 10th on CBS. Grammy.com
KOZ Wines, Now At California Pizza Kitchen Restaurants Nationwide Starting Friday, November 16! 11.14.12
Seven-time GRAMMY® nominee and Starlight Children's Foundation global ambassador Dave Koz has partnered with California Pizza Kitchen tobring holiday cheer to audiences and restaurant guests across the U.S. Beginning today, KOZ Wines' delicious "You Make Me Smile" Chardonnay and "Know You By Heart" Merlot wines will be available by the glass and bottle at all California Pizza Kitchen locations nationwide. In addition, CPK is also partnering on the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas 2012 tour. A special CPK surprise will be given away at each stop on the tour…a tasty early holiday gift.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour, a high-energy holiday tradition now celebrating its 15th anniversary, kicks off on November 23rd in Sarasota, FL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Koz will be joined on this year's run by special guests GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer David Benoit, who appeared in the original 1997 line-up and was instrumental in the tour's creation; Javier Colon, who sang on Koz's Saxophonic album and was the winner of the inaugural season of NBC's hit television show, "The Voice," and the inimitable drummer/percussionist/vocalist Sheila E. (Prince, Cyndi Lauper. Ringo Starr), who makes her debut in the Christmas lineup after appearances on previous Dave Koz & Friends summer tours, and introducing singer/songwriter Margo Rey. To catch a show near you please check out the tour page.
RSVP now to "A Jazz Fete"! 10.30.12
Join us Friday, November 9 at 7pm for a holiday celebration with Dave Koz, Patrick Bradley & Friends benefiting the GRAMMY Foundation at the House of Rock! RSVP here www.ajazzfete2012.eventbrite.com to locate a store near you!
Introducing KozCruisers.com 10.25.12
A community forum to find out who is sailing with you on your cruise, make new friends, learn from your fellow cruisers, share photos and shore excursions. Come join our community!
Click here to join our community.
New Vintage of Koz Wine Available Now at Whole Foods Market!
Please join us at the following CD and Bottle Signings this week: 10.16.12
DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS ANNOUNCES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS DAVID BENOIT, JAVIER COLON, SHEILA E. AND INTRODUCING MARGO REY 09.07.12 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour, a high-energy holiday tradition celebrating its 15th anniversary, will kick off its 2012 edition on November 23rd in Sarasota, FL with a return engagement at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The tour is one of the longest-running Christmas tours.
Led by seven-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz, this year's run is featuring special guests GRAMMY-nominatedpianist/composer David Benoit, who appeared in the original 1997 line-up and was instrumental in the tour's creation; Javier Colon, who sang on Koz's Saxophonic album and was the winner of the inaugural season of NBC's hit television show, "The Voice," and the inimitable drummer/percussionist/vocalist Sheila E. (Prince, Cyndi Lauper. Ringo Starr), who makes her debut in the Christmas lineup after appearances on previous Dave Koz & Friends summer tours, and introducing singer/songwriter Margo Rey.
Together the quintet will perform hits from their respective catalogues and jam on fresh, fun arrangements of seasonal favorites. As always, there will be surprises, but Koz hints that the production will take things to a new level and will include a special medley of "Peanuts" holiday music inspired by Benoit, who has paid tribute to Vince Guaraldi's timeless music with several "Peanuts" themed albums.
Dave Koz and BeBe Winans performing "America (My Country Tis of Thee)" for BeBe's America America special on BET/Centric. 07.11.12
Marsala Rypka gets up close and personal with Dave. 07.02.12
Click here to check out the wonderful interview.
Dave in today's edition of the New York Times. 06.25.12
Click here to see the New York Times review of the Dave Koz and BeBe Winans "Brothers From Another Mother" summer tour!
Cookies For A Koz goes NATIONWIDE! 06.22.12
Dave's sister, Roberta's famous cookies go NATIONWIDE! You can now find Cookies For A Koz at a TJ Maxx and Marshalls store near you!! As with the online sales, Roberta will continue to donate a portion of the sales to the Starlight Children's Foundation in honor of Audrey Koz (Dave and Roberta's beloved Mom), who created the chocolate chip cookie recipe and is the inspiration behind Cookies For A Koz! Go to TjMaxx.com and MarshallsOnline.com to locate a store near you!
Global Ambassador Dave Koz supports the Starlight Children's Foundation 05.22.12 Helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. To learn more about the Starlight Children's Foundation and their amazing work on behalf of kids and their families please click here.
Yoga and Music Create Good Vibes! 05.22.12
In November, The Sports Club/LA and the Reebok Sports Club/NY introduced a new signature series of mind/body classes paired with music by leading contemporary artists. The innovative program, Vinyasa Vibes, made its debut at the Reebok club in New York City, and featured the music of saxophonist Dave Koz, a six-time GRAMMY nominee, and a "soulful" yoga class created in collaboration with Kristen McGee, a celebrated yoga instructor. At a special kickoff reception, Koz said, "I'm a big fan of yoga and appreciate the immeasurable gift it provides to its practitioners. I'm hopeful that, by adding music with a focused intention, it will take the experience to a whole new physical and emotional level."
Vinyasa Vibes is also being introduced at Sports Club/LA sites in New York's Upper East Side, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. All six clubs are owned and operated by Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, LLC (MPSCM), based in Boston. The San Francisco club will also feature Koz and McGee; in Washington, D.C., it will be R&B star Lalah Hathaway, and singer/songwriter Abigail Washburn may make an appearance at one of the sites sometime this summer.
The Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY Proudly Introduce Vinyasa Vibes, a High Profile Yoga Class Designed Around the Music of Dave's CD, Hello Tomorrow 05.14.12
Vinyasa Vibes is a new signature collection of Mind Body classes featuring the music of some of today's most innovative artists. This exhilarating program thrilled Members at our sister Club, Reebok Sports Club/NY, and is now coming to San Francisco.
Join us at The Sports Club/LA-San Francisco, on Monday, May 21 at 6:15pm for series 1 of Vinyasa Vibes, taught by Kristin McGee – featuring the music of, and a guest appearance by GRAMMY-nominated artist, Dave Koz. Don't miss this unparalleled experience beginning with an intimate, soulful class followed by a private reception. Event attendees receive 50% savings on The Sports Club/LA's limited-edition gift set featuring Dave Koz's Hello Tomorrow CD and the Vinyasa Vibes series 1 class flow booklet.
Dish of the Day on DKTV 05.11.12
Check out the "how-to" videos for the dish of the day from 94.7 The Wave and Spaghettini on DKTV. Each dish is a celebration of the destination for the 2013 Dave Koz Cruise to GREECE.
Craig N Co Releases FREE Amazon Mother's Day Sampler 05.04.12 Songs for Moms and Other Cool Women includes 18 songs for the Holiday and Beyond
What do you give a woman who raised you to be the mensch that you are without lessons, classes, or a guidebook? Following their success of the Passover Songs of the Red Sea Pedestrians, which hit #3 on Amazon, Craig 'n Co. is excited to release their Mother's Day compilation, Songs for Moms and Other Cool Women. This musical celebration is a collection of moving songs from 18 of their favorite musical friends, including six-time Grammy Nominee Dave Koz, multi-Emmy award winner Mare Winningham, Craig Taubman, Grammy Award winner Sharon Robinson and many others.
To go along with this amazing sampler, Craig 'n Co. put together a touching Mother's Day Video where you can send a personalized video to your mother and any other cool women!
Dave Koz Announces Summer Tour Featuring Special Guest BeBe Winans 05.02.12
On June 22, seven-time GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz will launch an extensive summer tour at the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center in El Paso, TX. Joining Koz as special guest will be the critically acclaimed inspirational, R&B and gospel icon BeBe Winans, who sang on the title track of Dave's 1999 album, The Dance. They'll perform together, treating audiences to their biggest hits – and a few surprises, too. The run will take them from coast to coast and include appearances at numerous festivals. In addition, Koz will perform solo with the San Diego Symphony on July 29 at Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego. Please check out the tour page to see where you can catch them! Read more here.
"My Big Fat Greek Brunch" with Dave and surprise guests at Spaghettini on May 6th and 94.7 The Wave Dish of the Day! 04.30.12
Come and join us this Sunday, May 6 at Spaghettini for "My Big Fat Greek Brunch" in celebration of the 2013 Dave Koz Cruise to Greece! Dave will be there as well as some surprise guests!!
Also, every day this week 94.7 The Wave will feature recipes from Spaghettini and each dish will be a celebration of the destination for the 2013 Dave Koz Cruise to GREECE! Click on this link every day for a new recipe and check out the "how-to" video below!
"My Big Fat Greek Brunch" on the 6th will be one you will not want to miss! We hope to see you on Sunday!!
Dave Koz to perform with David Foster and Friends for Hamilton High School's Academy of Music benefit on Tuesday, May 8 04.27.12
In celebration of its 25-year history of excellence in academic and performance arts instruction, the Academy of Music at Hamilton High School will host a benefit concert featuring legendary songwriter and producer David Foster entitled, "David Foster and Friends." The event will take place at the Norm Pattiz Concert Hall at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz and trumpeter Chris Botti; Grammy award-winning pianist, composer and conductor Randy Waldman; Fourplay's bass player Nathan East; guitarist Michael Thompson; John "JR" Robinson, touted to be the most recorded drummer in history; multi-talented bass, synthesizer and horn player Mo Pleasure; and other surprise guests will join Foster onstage during the evening's performance along with John Daversa and Charlie Bisharat. Foster will be backed by the David Foster All-Star Line-Up, comprised of students in the Academy's Jazz Ensemble A.
Click here to purchase tickets and help support The Academy of Music.
A Night At The Movies with Dave Koz and Monica Mancini! 04.21.12
Support the Starlight Children's Foundation by purchasing tickets to A Night At The Movies with Dave Koz and Monica Mancini. The show is Friday, May 11 at the Alex Theatre.
$10 of the ticket price will be donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation. Click here to purchase tickets or for more information. Use the code StarlightPops when purchasing your ticket.
"This Guy's In Love With You" wins grand prize in the Panasonic 'Shoot It. Share It' online video contest 04.17.12
Panasonic announces winners of the 'Shoot It. Share It' online video contest featuring the AG-AF100 Larger Imager HD Cinema Camera. Recipient of the grand prize for his music video featuring Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz is director/cinematographer Graham Streeter. His winning video, "This Guy's In Love With You," is a soulful music video released in the name of marriage equality. In addition to musician Dave Koz, the video includes a sly cameo by trumpeter Herb Alpert, whose 1968 version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song was number one on the charts. Graham won a Panasonic 42" TH-42BT300U Pro Plasma reference Monitor and Vocas Micro Four Thirds to Prime Lens adapter. Thanks to all for voting and congratulations Dave and Graham!
57Kustik Performs With Dave in Jakarta 04.03.12
57Kustik shares their story of their recent performance with Dave at the Java Jazz Festival. To read their story, click here.
Dave Koz Donates to GRAMMY Camp 02.28.12 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology, officially kicked off its 50th Anniversary Year in the U.S. with a special gala event held January 19, 2012, during the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Among the featured all-star cast of performers at the event was smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, who also served as the night's emcee. In commemoration of the event, Koz has decided to donate his performance honorarium to the GRAMMY Camp® (held at and in partnership with the USC Thornton School of Music) creating the Dave Koz/Audio-Technica GRAMMY Camp Scholarship. The funds will support four students as they study with the program. For more information on GRAMMY Camp, please visit their website. Read the press release here.
Dave on Elements of Jazz TV 02.28.12
Check out the exclusive Elements Of Jazz TV interview and performance segments featuring Dave Koz with guest performances by Kenny G, Richard Elliott, Rick Braun and Boney James from the 94.7 The Wave 25th Anniversary Concert!
Dave Will Perform at "Power of Love Gala" Honoring Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday 02.14.12
This one-of-a-kind 70th birthday celebration for Muhammad Ali will raise funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center, will also be broadcast as "Ali 70th From Las Vegas" on ABC, Saturday, February 25, at 4:00pm ET. It will re-air later that same night on ESPN2 at 10:00pm ET.
The lineup for the night includes performances and heartfelt tributes from some of the world's hottest entertainers and sports icons. The list of performers and celebrity supporters slated to appear at the celebration includes Stevie Wonder, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Ken Jeong, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Cee Lo Green, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Jim Brown, Randy Couture, Brad Garrett, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz, Robin Leach, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, Chazz Palminteri, and Sammy Hagar. Boxing icons scheduled to attend the celebration include Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Tommy "Hitman" Hearns. Even more big names from the entertainment and sports worlds will be added to the lineup as the event nears. Please click here to read the full press release.
Dave At The GRAMMYs 02.14.12
Dave attended the GRAMMYs with his niece, Jenna. Check out the photo of them on the red carpet. For those of you who missed the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast, you can still view it online here.
Presenters and Performers Announced for GRAMMY Pre-Telecast 02.08.12
Dave Koz and MC Lyte will Co-Host the Star-Studded Ceremony and will feature performances by current nominees Kim Burrell, Le'Andria Johnson, Kelly Price, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 in a "Ladies of Gospel" segment as well as current nominees mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singer/songwriter Steve Earle and New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the night in 68 categories will be current nominees Gerald Clayton, Chick Corea, Brandon Heath, Arturo O'Farrill, OK Go, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Esperanza Spalding as well as GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam. Co-host Koz is nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Hello Tomorrow. Good luck to all GRAMMY nominees!
Dave Celebrates 20 Years Playing Yamaha Sax 01.24.12
Yamaha is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their relationship with six-time GRAMMY nominee, entrepreneur, radio talk show host and sensational saxophonist, Dave Koz. Koz plays the YAS-62IIS. "Having an artist of Dave's caliber on our roster for two decades affirms not only the quality of our instruments, but the strength of our relationship," said John Wittmann, Director, Artist Relations, Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis. "He is truly a formidable force in the music industry and an inspiration to us at Yamaha, as well as to aspiring musicians everywhere." For more information, visit the Yamaha website.
GRAMMY Foundation's Music Preservation Project To Explore The Evolution Of Live Concert Performances 01.24.12
The GRAMMY Foundation will host for One Night Only: A Celebration of The Live Music Experience on Thursday, February 9, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. This event will explore the history and evolution of live concert performances and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of those events, the key players behind them, and their influence on the American cultural landscape.
Hosted by television personality Sharon Osbourne, performers will include GRAMMY winners Robert Cray, Jonny Lang and Mavis Staples; current GRAMMY nominees Dave Koz and Ledisi; and A Fine Frenzy, the Colburn Orchestra, Trombone Shorty, and Tyrese, as well as other artists to be announced shortly. The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
"Love letter to South Africa" 01.11.12
Home movie of Dave Koz and sister Roberta's trip in 2011 set to the music of "Start All Over Again", by Dave Koz and Dana Glover.
"Start All Over Again" is from Dave's GRAMMY nominated CD Hello Tomorrow.
Live performance of "Anything's Possible" from the GRAMMY nominated album Hello Tomorrow 01.04.12
A New Year's Message from Dave 12.30.11
Wishing you all the most wonderful and happy new year ahead…filled with lightness and brightness, love, joy, good health and many memorable moments surrounded by the people you care about most.
Thank you for being such amazing supporters this last year and here we go in 2012…may it be our BEST YEAR YET!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" 12.26.11
Dave, Rick, Jonathan and Candy's performance of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts from the 2011 Christmas tour.
Fans Donate To Starlight as Gift to Dave 12.20.11
As in years past, fans of Dave Koz donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation as a "gift" to Dave in honor of his mom, Audrey Koz. The check was presented to Dave at his Christmas show in Arizona. Thank you so much for your generous contribution! It means a lot to Dave and Starlight whom are very grateful for your continued support.
Congratulations to Dave for top albums this week! 12.14.11 Ultimate Christmas held on to the #1 spot for the second week and Hello Tomorrow jumped back to the Top 10 after being nominated for a GRAMMY!
Hello Tomorrow among the Top 10 Best Selling Jazz Albums of 2011! 12.10.11
Click here for the Top 10 list.
CONGRATULATIONS Dave on your GRAMMY nomination for Hello Tomorrow 12.01.11
CONGRATULATIONS Dave on your GRAMMY nomination for Hello Tomorrow in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category! Congratulations to all nominees!!
Watch the 54th GRAMMY's live, February 12th!
Click here for the list of GRAMMY Nominees.
Congratulations to Dave on the Soul Train Award for Best Contemporary Jazz 11.28.11
Congratulations to all 2011 Soul Train Award winners including our very own Dave Koz for Best Contemporary Jazz! Thank you to all for voting!!
Congratulations to Dave on the Soul Train Award nomination 11.17.11
Congratulations to Dave on the Soul Train Award nomination in the Best Contemporary Jazz category for Hello Tomorrow! Be sure to cast your vote today! Congratulations to all nominees!! The Soul Train Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and airs Sunday, November 27 9P/8C.
Award winning writer and mentor to Dave releases new book 11.07.11
"David Mixner is a national treasure and a man with much to say in these crazy times," said Dave. "He's been a huge mentor on so many levels and has been of immeasurable help to me and countless others…and a great friend. I invite you to check out his amazing writing in his new book, At Home With Myself, and get to know the genius of David Mixner." Purchase your copy here.
Ultimate Christmas, featuring 18 holiday classics performed by Dave Koz, released today by Capitol/EMI. 10.18.11
The collection features the six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee's renditions of such perennial holiday classics as "The Christmas Song," "Winter Wonderland," "Deck The Halls," "O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," plus "White Christmas" featuring Kelly Sweet and "Please Come Home for Christmas" featuring Kimberley Locke. Koz also recorded two brand new instrumentals for Ultimate Christmas: "Welcoming the Season (Prelude)" and "Welcoming the New Year (Coda)." Click here for full press release and here to purchase.
The Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY Proudly introduce Vinyasa Vibes, a high profile yoga class designed around the music of Dave's CD, Hello Tomorrow 10.12.11
Join Dave and everyone at the Reebok Sports Club/NY on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 pm to celebrate the debut of Vinyasa Vibes! A reception will immediately follow.
Come and experience a high profile yoga class specifically designed around the music of Hello Tomorrow by one of the country's most respected instructors. Talk about the 'healing' abilities of music! This takes it to a whole new level, very exciting! We look forward to seeing you there. Please click here
for more information and ticket prices.
Vote for Rufus with Chaka Khan 10.03.11
Congratulations to the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees. Please vote for Rufus with Chaka Khan, the group that featured Tony Maiden on guitar and vocals.
Dave Interviews Tony Bennett 09.27.11
Dave interviewed Tony recently for an upcoming edition of the Dave Koz Radio
Show (DKRS). Dave said, "He had the #1 album in America this week... at 85
years old! Amazing. Talk about inspiring! All about keeping passion in your
life." Click here to listen to the interview.
Dave performs "Put The Top Down" at the LA Chapter GRAMMY Block Party 09.23.11 Click here for Dave's performance.
Dave discusses music education, philanthropy, music, and collaboration 09.22.11
Dave discusses music education, philanthropy, music and collaboration in The Recording Academy's 5 Questions with…
Check it out here.
Dave Auctions Fan Experience to Benefit Jeff Golub 09.16.11
Dave has donated a "Fan Experience" package to be auctioned and assist in the medical expenses of guitarist Jeff Golub. The package includes four tickets to Dave's show at the Cerritos Center on December 16; access to his sound check before the show; and an autographed Dave Koz CD collection. For more information and to bid on this wonderful auction item to help Jeff, click here.
Get Guilt free Inspiration for the High Holy Days 09.12.11
Get Guilt free Inspiration for the High Holy Days from Groupon's founder Brad Keywell, Mary J Blige, Yisrael Campbell, Rabbi Richard Jacobs, Dave Koz, Dee Dee Meyers, Ruth Messinger and the Jewish Social Justice Round Table, Rabbi Jack Riemer, Idan Raichel, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and more.
For the 7th consecutive year, Craig Taubman and Craig 'N Co. will publish Jewels of Elul Vol. VII, a collection of stories and anecdotes for the Jewish High Holy Days. Tweny-nine individuals, one for each day of the month of Elul, will contribute introspection on this year's theme, The Art of Seeking Light. Click here for more information.
Jeff Golub Benefit Concert 09.06.11
A special benefit concert for Jeff Golub will be held on September 15 at 7:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. As many of you know, Jeff recently lost his eyesight and is undergoing testing for treatment. As a result, he has mounting medical bills. 100% of the proceeds for this benefit will go towards the Jeff Golub Medical Expenses. The staff of the Hyatt Regency, the production crew and all performers are donating their time. Unfortunately, Dave will be unable to attend due to his tour in Japan, but he wants to encourage everyone to attend. "It will be a beautiful and highly-musical event in honor of one of our absolute favorite people who really needs our help at this time." Artists committed to perform are Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliott, Jeff Golub, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Phillipe Saisse, Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to the benefit concert. If you are unable to attend, you can still help Jeff by donating to the Jeff Golub Medical Expenses.
Dave Koz Plays for Kardashian Wedding 08.22.11
Six-time Grammy nominated saxophonist, Dave Koz, was invited to perform at Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kris Humphries this weekend. Kim chose "Know You By Heart," from Koz's 1999 Gold certified CD, "The Dance," for him to play as the wedding party walked down the aisle and "Here Comes The Bride" for Kim.
Dave said that it was "a very nice ceremony in a beautiful location in Montecito, CA" and there were paparazzi "helicopters hovering the whole time and cameras everywhere!" Dave added, "Not such a big wedding, but a nice group with many celebrities, of course, including Ryan Seacrest (producer of their show), Mario Lopez, Babyface, and all of the 'Dancing with the Stars' dancers. Also on hand were their other musical guest performers: Robin Thicke and Earth, Wind and Fire."
The wedding was filmed for E! TV's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and will be a double episode airing on October 8 and 9.
The wedding was filmed for E! TV's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and will be a double episode airing on October 8 and 9.
Click here for Dave's interview with Fox5 in San Diego where he talks about playing at the wedding.
Dave Koz with Austin Gatus "Faces of the Heart" 08.18.11
Starlight Children's Foundation Ambassador, Dave Koz, and 14-year-old Starlight Kid, Austin Gatus, perform "Faces of the Heart" theme song from "General Hospital," at Humphrey's San Diego. Please support the Starlight Children's Foundation at www.starlight.org.
Heat up summer with the launch of the Whole Experience Music Series! 08.17.11
This Thursday, join Dave to kick-off this exciting initiative! Alumni of the GRAMMY Camp, just one of the educational initiatives of the GRAMMY Foundation, Kristen Castro will be performing at the Whole Foods Market in West Los Angeles, located at 11666 National Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064, from 5:00 - 6:30pm. Click here for more information.
Catch Dave on Good Day LA on 8/9/11! 08.08.11
For those in the LA area, please tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) to catch Dave on
Good Day LA in the 9am hour.
Music for the Whole Experience Available Now at Whole Foods Market 07.28.11
Whole Foods Market (Pacific region) debuts the "Whole Experience Music Series" with proceeds benefiting The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY In The Schools program. Each of the four CDs has a specific musical theme, point of view and lifestyle usage. Head to your local Whole Foods, buy the entire set and support GRAMMY In The Schools while you listen to some great music!
David Mixner interviews Dave 07.25.11 Check it out here and you can also view the video of "This Guy's In Love With You."
"Anything's Possible" #1 song in ! 07.14.11
Dave's current single "Anything's Possible" from his Hello Tomorrow CD goes #1 in Billboard Smooth Jazz.
Jeff Golub - An Inspiration 07.09.11
As many may have already heard, Jeff notified fans in his newsletter that he lost vision in one eye and then the other over a two-week timeframe. Jeff just released his latest CD, Three Kings, and is still touring. He said in his newsletter, "OK, not what I wished for, but I hopped in a van last night with Henry, Josh & Andy and played a gig in PA. Was it scary? YES!!!! Was it fun? A BLAST!!!! I have proven to myself three days into "my new life" that I can go out and do what I do...play guitar. And even stranger, getting to spend all this time with Henry Butler [blind pianist] who can give me the inside track on how the heck one navigates life with severely impaired vision...Just wanted to let you all know what is going on with me. I may need a bit of time to adjust, but God willing, I have every intention of playing guitar forever and a day." Dave adds, "We all love and adore Jeff…he's one of the most talented and special people I know. Knowing the man he is, I am sure he will use this new perspective in his life to boldly venture into new uncharted territories…both musically and personally. For now, let's all send Jeff our love and tons of positive energy as he makes his way through this transition." Please keep Jeff in your prayers and you can purchase his new CD here.
"This Guy's In Love With You," Dave's Latest Video, Premieres at www.out.com 07.07.11
"This Guy's In Love With You," Dave's latest video, received its world premiere yesterday on www.out.com. The clip, directed by Graham Streeter, features Koz performing in historic Figueroa Plaza in Ventura, CA. He's joined by the first-ever city-sized love mob, assembled in support of marriage equality. Herb Alpert, who took the classic Burt Bacharach-Hal David composition to No. 1 in 1968, performs alongside Dave as they walk the street, surrounded by the crowd. You can check out the video here.
Dave to Perform at Royal Albert Hall in London with Liza Minnelli 06.16.11
Dave has been asked to perform with Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning performer, Liza Minnelli, at Royal Albert Hall, in London on June 29, 2011 at 7:30pm. Liza asked that Dave be the special guest for this one show. Dave says, "It's my very first time playing that famed venue and I couldn't be more excited. Especially to open the show for a true icon." Royal Albert Hall opened in March, 1871 and has hosted such performers as Frank Sinatra, Liza, The Who, The Beatles, Sting and Elton John, to name a few. For more information, please visit Royal Albert Hall website. If you're in London, don't miss this show!
Special live online performance and Q&A on Tuesday, June 14 at 6pm, pst 06.08.11
Hope you'll join Dave for a special live performance and online Q&A at 6:00pm PST on Tuesday, June 14 at www.davekoz.com. To celebrate the release of Live from Soho, Dave will answer your questions and play a few songs LIVE from his summer rehearsal JUST FOR YOU!
Submit your questions in advance to Dave on Facebook or on Twitter (please make sure to include the hashtag #davekozlive). You can also send your questions live to Dave on Tuesday by visiting his website and logging into the Livestream chat module using Facebook or Twitter. See you there!
Dave's Interview on NBC-LA 06.08.11
Check out Dave's interview where he talks about the "Love Mob" video shoot that took place on Sunday, June 5, for his next single release, "This Guy's In Love With You."
Dave's Love Mob Video Shoot a Huge Success 06.06.11
Amazing day in Ventura! Thanks to all who came out to show their love and support!! Check out the article and photos.
Dave Koz and Friends at Sea cruise 2012 Line-up Announced! 06.03.11
In addition to Norman Brown, Marc Antoine, Jonathan Butler and Michael Lington, additional artists on board are Brian Culbertson and Rick Braun. Special guests joining us Michael Bolton and Fourplay, with Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason and Chuck Loeb. For more info and to book your 2012 Dave Koz and Friends at Sea European cruise before it sells out, visit www.davekozcruise.com
Dave is Recipient of Humanitarian Award 06.01.11
Six-time GRAMMY nominee and saxophonist, Dave Koz, joins Carlos Santana as humanitarian honoree for KindredSPIRITS concert at Disney Hall on Sunday, June 12, 2011. For more information, visit kindredspiritslive.org.
Dave Koz Shoots Music Video "This Guy's In Love With You" in Ventura, CA! 05.13.11
BE PART OF A FIRST EVER LOVE MOB!
Calling people of all shapes, sizes, creeds and orientations who believe in the right to express their love for another person openly.
We invite you to be part of a first ever city-sized Love Mob as the people of Ventura CA and friends, fans and family show support for Marriage Equality.
Join 6-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist/vocalist Dave Koz as we shoot his newest music video in the Figueroa Plaza in Historic Ventura for his up-coming single "This Guy's in Love With You"!
"It's a simple statement of love. That's what this song is all about. Being bold enough to love whoever you wish, show some vulnerability and truly celebrate moving beyond our fears." Dave Koz.
Click here for location and more information. We hope to see you there.
Dave Announces Summer and Christmas Tours and iTunes Live Release 04.28.11
Be sure to check out the Tour page because additional shows have been added to the 2011 Hello Tomorrow summer Tour. Also, shows have been posted for the 2011 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour with Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler and Candy Dulfer.
On June 14, a six-song collection of a live performance at the Apple Store in Soho will be released on iTunes. For more information, please click here.
Smooth Jazz is Back in Detroit 04.22.11
Great news for fans in Detroit! There's a new local FM station on the Detroit radio dial at 104.7, and the format of choice: "SMOOTH JAZZ." The new Smooth Jazz Network® affiliate radio station "Smooth Jazz 104.7, The Oasis." The station simulcasts on 107.5 WGPR HD-2
Support the Cause with Koz and Soto 03.03.11
Support the Starlight Children's Foundation Arizona chapter by attending The Sparkling Starry Soiree on April 9.
Dave will be recognized at this event with the Piccolo Humanitarian Award. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
See Dave at the Apple Store, SoHo (NYC)-Tuesday, February 15 at 7pm!
Koz fans! Dave is playing an intimate performance at the Apple Store, SoHo, New York City. In this very special setting, Dave is going to play a selection of his greatest hits, to be released as part of the "Live From SoHo" series on iTunes this spring. Be sure to get there early as space is limited!
7:00pm (Sharp! We suggest getting there at 6:00pm)
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Apple Store, SoHo
103 Prince St.
New York, NY
Catch Dave Monday, February 14 on The Wendy Williams Show! 02.11.11 Click here for show times in your area.
Check out Dave's interview with Tavis Smiley 01.8.11 Click here to listen.
Dave to host the 2011 Oasis Awards 01.12.11
Dave to host the 2011 Oasis Awards on Saturday, March 12 in San Diego.
For tickets and information please visit www.oasisjazzawards.com.
Congratulations Dave on your 2011 Wave Award nomination for International Instrumentalist of the Year!
Wave 94.7 presents the 2011 Wave Awards (formerly the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards) at the Living Arts Centre on Friday April 29, 2011. Show your support by voting for Dave today. Click here for a complete list of nominees and for more information on the 2011 Wave Awards.
Dave joins KIFM for nightly "Lite's Out Lounge" show
01.10.11 Listen here or on the dial at 98.1.
(San Diego) - World renowned saxophone star, Dave Koz, will be the on-air
host weeknights from 6PM to 9PM on San Diego's legendary 98.1 KIFM beginning
this evening Monday, January 10.
A New Year's Message from Dave 12.31.10
Happy and healthy new year!! I hope this note finds you in a fantastic and optimistic mood as we begin 2011. It's the start of a brand new year, a new decade, and for many, a whole new chapter in our lives. I usually don't make resolutions this time of year, but rather, stay as open and connected and flexible for what the world has to offer. I am excited and energetic about what 2011 will bring for us all...may it be a new year filled with love and good health, fun and adventure, many inspiring and meaningful moments--and may those moments be surrounded by the people you love. Happy New Year 2011, and sending my love and gratitude to you and yours for making my life that much sweeter by being in it.
A message from Dave 12.23.10
To the thousands of folks who came out to see one of our Holiday shows this year, my sincere thanks—we had a blast and it was wonderful to see you! If you missed it this year, I'd like to offer a taste of the show with this rendition of "White Christmas" captured live in Chicago. I send this along with my heartfelt wishes to you for a warm and wonderful holiday season and continued blessings in the new year.
With love and gratitude, DK.
In-Store performance, autograph signing and wine tasting-Monday, Dec. 13! 12.10.10
Monday, December 13th - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Meet & Hear Dave Koz!
World renowned saxophonist and vintner Dave Koz will be at Whole Foods Market Huntington Beach! Meet Dave and taste his wines! Pick up a copy of his Hello Tomorrow CD, along with a bottle of his delicious Dave Koz wine, for only $20! Dave will also be performing 3 songs - a special treat you won't want to miss!
Congratulations Kathy Fontanini! 12.08.10
Kathy was selected as the winner of the 2011 Dave Koz & Friends Cruise to Alaska cabin! As the winner, she has received a superior ocean view cabin with balcony on the upcoming Dave Koz Cruise, which is sailing from Seattle, WA on August 26, 2011. Don't forget to register for the cabin on Dave's 2012 cruise to the Mediterranean! Click here to enter.
DRINK good and DO good this holiday season! 12.08.10
For the first time ever, Koz Wines (with proceeds benefiting Starlight Children's Foundation) are available for purchase anywhere in the US. We have a VERY limited supply of The Red Alto Blend and the special reserve Cabernet.
Help raise funds for kids in need this holiday and drink some delicious Napa Valley wine in the process! Order today by simply clicking here.
2012 European Cruise 11.26.10
Dave is cruising the Italian and French Riviera in September of 2012! Dave says, "It's really a dream-come-true itinerary starting in Barcelona, Spain and continuing on to Naples, Rome and Florence, Italy then on to Nice and Toulon, France! Three countries and six ports during an unforgettable seven-day cruise on board the Royal Caribbean Line's Brilliance of the Seas. I hope you will be able to join us. Happiest of holiday seasons to you and yours!" Check out www.davekozcruise.com for more information on the 2012 cruise. Book now, so you don't miss out on this wonderful and fun cruise in romantic Europe. What a wonderful Christmas present!
Upcoming Special Appearances 11.19.10
Dave will perform on Sunday, November 21st, at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at The Grove along with tour mates Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer. Mario Lopez is the host of the event, "Extra" will air highlights from The Grove Christmas Tree Lighting throughout the week of November 29 - December 5. "Extra's" weekend edition, airing December 4th and 5th.
Dave will also perform on the telecast of the Hollywood Christmas Parade which will air in Los Angeles on KTLA the CW Channel 5 on Friday, December 17th, from 8-10 p.m. PST. It will also air on the Hallmark Channel on Friday, December 10th, from 8-10 a.m. PST/EST and again on the Hallmark Movie Channel on Friday, December 10th, from 8-10 p.m. PST/EST and throughout December with varying airdates across the country. The parade has been a beloved American tradition for more than 80 years. Check your local listings to see when it will be on in your area.
Thursday, November 11th – 6:00pm-8:00pm
World renowned saxophonist and vintner Dave Koz will be at the Tarzana Whole Foods for a mini performance & wine tasting! Meet Dave and pick up a copy of his "Hello Tomorrow" CD, along with a bottle of his delicious Koz Wine, for only $20
18700 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
Congratulations Dave on your two American Smooth Jazz Awards! 11.01.10
Congratulations to Dave Koz, who took the Entertainer of the Year prize at the first annual American Smooth Jazz Awards on Friday, October 29. The event, which took place in Chicago, also named Koz "Broadcaster of the Year." Dave would like to thank everyone who voted and participated in these awards. Congratulations Dave and ASJA and all the award recipients.
Dave Performs at Miss World 2010 10.28.10
Dave will appear and perform at Miss World 2010 on Saturday, October 30, live from Sanya, China. For more on Miss World 2010, please click here. The US broadcast will be on E Entertainment Television on Saturday. Click here for local listings.
Dave's Blog 10.13.10
Check out the rest of Dave's new blog in the Members Only section! You must be a member of Dave's Official Fan Club, Join The Koz, to gain access to the Members Only section. If you would like to renew your membership or join, click here.
Dave's Video for It Gets Better 10.13.10
Check out this video that Dave made for It Gets Better, after being touched by Dan Savage's story.
Dave Koz and Dana Glover on Desperate Housewives 10.12.10
Dave Koz and Dana Glover Perform "Start All Over Again" on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" October 24. Click here to read the Press Release. Click here to see photos.
Dave Interviewed by Huffington Post 10.12.10
Dave talked about Hello Tomorrow and a variety of other topics in his interview with Huffington Post. Check it out here.
Catch Dave at Borders in Century City on October 13 10.11.10
Dave will be playing and signing autographed CDs of his new release, Hello Tomorrow, at Borders in Century City on Wednesday, October 13, at 7:00pm. Click here for more information.
Hello Tomorrow Review by SmoothViews.com 10.11.10 "Everything is gonna work out right, just like we prayed it would. You are a miracle in the making and yes, it is working for your good"
Dana Glover "Start All Over Again" from the Dave Koz CD Hello Tomorrow
Someone has stepped into this crazy, chaotic, and constantly shifting mess we call life in the 21st century and come to a place where he has thought it over, been through some stuff, sorted it out, and has some ideas about how we can move towards that light at the end of the tunnel. Or, better than that, how we can become parts of the light at the end of the tunnel. It's not somebody in D.C. mired in the muck of politics, it's not a televangelist with a mega-church, a self-help guru hawking the book that will save your life, or a perfectly groomed talking head on a cable network. It's a self-proclaimed “short Jewish gay sax player from the valley" who is actually one of our finest musicians and strongest advocates. Dave Koz has done something beautiful here. He has delivered a set of songs that showcase everything wonderful about contemporary instrumental music at a time when a lot of people feel like this genre is in an endless downward spiral. He has also brought a tangible undercurrent of inspiration and positive energy to this music without ever getting overbearing, preachy, or cheesy.
This is an important album, It brings something very special to you as a listener and to the music itself. It's a true album too. Hello Tomorrow recalls a time when an album was a single entity, a collection of songs that stood strongly on their own but meant even more when heard all together because an overall theme that ran through the songs and the way they were sequenced. You will lose something big if you cherry-pick at the download store because this is meant to be taken as a whole.
Because it hit me on so many levels, from the cover art to the lyrics of a song, I couldn't come up with a way to shoehorn what I wanted you to know about it into the structure of a traditional review. Listing some of the reasons I love it seemed to be a better way to get the message across. “Let Me Count The Ways”:
Koz's personal message in the liner notes is an eloquent summary of how the changes we go through in our lives - the ones that are personal and the ones that are brought on by what is happening in the world - affect us, and how we can use these experiences to grow and move forward with strength, courage, and faith. I printed it out so I can read it every morning. You will want to do the same.
The cover picture shows a person who is comfortable in his own skin. How often do you see that? One of the themes running through this album is that he wants this music to bring you to that place. Listen. Go there and stay a little longer each time until it feels natural for you too. That is not as easy as it seems.
He talked about wanting to get out of his comfort zone and he eschewed the usual smooth heavy hitters and hooked up with Marcus Miller as one of the producers. Miller is an individualist, an innovator, and a master at his craft, but he has never been a jazz snob. He doesn't try to turn artists into something they are not, he pushes them to dig deeper and become more of who they are, and that's what happened here.
Can we talk stellar lineup of established and up and coming artists? Lee Ritenour, Jeff Lorber, Keb' Mo', Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Sheila E., Jonathan Butler, Herb Alpert, Ray Parker Jr., Lenny Castro, Paul Jackson Jr., Harvey Mason, a slew of heavy hitter session musicians, and profoundly gifted singer/songwriter Dana Glover. More about her later.
On “Put The Top Down,” the opening track, Koz steps immediately into zones that were forbidden in the smooth realm with a big horn section and a searing guitar solo. Two tracks
later the lyrical piano and acoustic harmonies on “It's Always Been You,” show that there are more facets to this music than funk and groove.
Koz and Boney James both have distinct and identifiable sax tones that sound as different as two singers with contrasting voices. Hearing them duet on "When Will I Know For Sure" is a delicious experience. The fact that rising stars Darren Rahn and Nate Harasim co-wrote and contributed to the song takes it even higher.
If you put on the headphones and listen to "Whisper In Your Ear" it will take you to a beautiful place for 4 minutes and 47 seconds. The combination of a lyrical, meditative sax melody, Harvey Mason's shimmering keyboard textures and Koz's whispered affirmations mixed in a haunting and unobtrusive way makes this a guided meditation for people who didn't think they could meditate. Shut out the world, put on your headphones and listen to this, followed by "The Journey." It's a safe harbor in the everyday storm.
Bring on the blues! Keb' Mo' delivers a motivational message at the front of "There's A Better Way" which he spices up with some pure delta blues guitar while Koz gets down and dirty on the sax and Bobby Sparks plays a real lowdown B-3 line in the back.
Koz has always brought an Adult Alternative/Pop sensibility to the genre, even when it was almost exclusively leaning R&B. Remember the guitar based rhythm section on Off The Beaten Path and "Together Again's" catchy pop melody? He brings that into play on this one too and it gives the whole album a bright, uplifting feeling.
The day I got this CD I was late for work because I had to listen to "Start All Over Again" three more times before I got out of the car. Dana Glover is one of the finest singer/songwriters around. She has a big, full, powerful voice that she uses with so much nuance and depth of expression. Every word of "Start All Over Again" is going to go straight to your heart. It will lead you to a deeper understanding of struggle and the hope that can be uncovered in the process.
Koz recorded "This Guy's In Love With You" because of his love for the Bachrach/David classic. He shared it with Herb Alpert, who originally recorded it. Alpert contributed a trumpet line at the end. Koz also sings it because, as he said in his liner notes. "To love another is our birthright. Whomever that might be." When we hear the voice of someone we know coming from the heart, it puts a face on an issue and moves it from the realm of politics into the realm of all that is human. We should celebrate those who find love in this crazy world, not throw barriers in front of them. Can a song raise consciousness and become part of a healing process. Of course it can!
One time I did an iTunes playlist called "Cheaper Than Therapy." It was a list of songs that made you feel better when you are feeling down. This album could be "Cheaper Than Therapy-part 2" because that is what it does. All in one package.
What if you just want to get into some entertaining, spirited, catchy, head bobbin', foot tappin', booty shakin' songs you can "Put The Top Down" to? This collection delivers that to the max. You can go deep or you can glide on the surface. He did this for you and you can come to it from whatever place you choose.
You'll find your own reasons to love this music and so will I. This list ends with a “to be continued.”
There have always been albums that became significant turning points in their respective genres.
This has the potential to be one for ours. The songs are all strong, there is a lot of variety in tempo, texture, mood, and type. None of them sound like they were recorded to fit a format. Hopefully the spirit of these sessions will be contagious and the ripple that was created by assembling some of our most influential musicians and letting them make the music they were meant to make without boundaries or handcuffs will help them recall what it feels like and take that vibe back into their own future projects. We spent over 15 years in the mindset that “too exciting” was a criticism, not a compliment. It's time to change that. I have always felt that we needed to shift from “smooth and relaxing” to “uplifting and entertaining.” When people hear how wonderful that shift can sound they won't want to settle for less. That's when the floodgates open. Hello Tomorrow!
- Shannon West (SmoothViews.com)
Sirius XM celebrates "DK" Day on Watercolors! 10.08.10
The day before one of today’s greatest musicians releases one of his greatest albums, Hello Tomorrow, Watercolors gives the jocks a day off to turn the studio and the microphone over to the man himself…Dave Koz!
Starting at 6am eastern, Dave spends the entire day with his fans coast-to coast, spinning some of his favorite tunes and sharing an exclusive look at his upcoming album, Hello Tomorrow. Hear the album in it’s entirety and the life experiences behind it.
A Blog From Dave 10.04.10
Check out Part Two of Dave's new blog in the Members Only section! You must be a member of Dave's Official Fan Club, Join The Koz, to gain access to the Members Only section. If you would like to renew your membership or join, click here.
Dave on Good Day Orlando 10.02.10
Dave stopped by this popular TV show while he was Orlando on 10/1. Check out his interview and a little song.
Chat With Koz! 09.30.10
Once again, it's time for another "Chat with Dave" for members of Join the Koz! On Monday, October 11 at 6:00pm PT (California Time), we will be dialing in for a phone conversation with Koz!
It's an exciting time for Dave. His new CD, Hello Tomorrow, is hitting stores the next day... October 12, so you may have questions about the record-making process! He's also finished his summer tour, spent September in NYC, is heading to Japan next month and then his Christmas tour. Busy guy! You may also have questions about his almost-sold-out 2011 Alaskan cruise. I'm sure you have lots of questions you would love to have Dave answer, and he'll answer each question you ask!
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (California time) on Wednesday, October 6, and include your full name in the body of the email so we can verify that you will have a current membership in Join The Koz (JTK). You must be a member of JTK to enter the Chat with Dave drawing.
If you are not currently a member of Dave's Official Fan Club, now would be a great time to Join The Koz! Head over to the Store on www.davekoz.com and purchase a new membership. There are many perks besides the opportunity to chat with Dave. After you join, just follow the directions above to be included in the drawing.
Ten lucky fan club members will win and be notified via email by October 8. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
Are YOU Next? 09.27.10
Audition for the GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles, GRAMMY Signature Schools or GRAMMY
Camp. For more information, please visit GRAMMYintheschools
A BLOG FROM DAVE 09.23.10
Check out Dave's new blog in the Members Only section! You must be a member of Dave's Official Fan Club, Join The Koz, to gain access to the Members Only section. If you would like to renew your membership or join, click here.
DAVE EMBRACES CHANGE 09.20.10
Dave is the feature story on thecomet.com and blogs about embracing change with a new label and his new CD, Hello Tomorrow.
DAVE JOINS DANIEL PEARL WORLD MUSIC DAYS hONORARY COMMITTEE 09.01.10 Click here to read the press release. To find out more on the Daniel Pearl Organization, please click here.
HELLO TOMORROW, DAVE'S NEW ALBUM AND DEBUT FOR CONCORD RECORDS, SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 12th! 08.30.10 Hello Tomorrow, the new album from six-time GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz, is due out October 12th, marking the gifted saxophonist’s first release on Concord Records. Earlier this month, Koz debuted the breezy lead single, “Put The Top Down,” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as he sat in with Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band. The track, which features guitar great Lee Ritenour, just went to radio and is available now at all digital retailers. Click here to read more...
LAST WEEK OF OUR SUMMER TOUR, DK WITH JONATHAN AND SHEILA... 08.24.10
It's been a wonderful and fun ride, thanks to ALL who came out to see "Together Again", Summer 2010. And if you're in Seattle or Temecula this weekend, come and check out the last weekend of Summer shows... should be fun! DK.
PUT THE TOP DOWN 08.24.10
“Put The Top Down” the new single from Dave’s forthcoming album Hello Tomorrow available now on iTunes.