David Benoit on the Dave Koz Radio Show

David Benoit
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15

“The Dave Koz Radio Show” features Dave as host interviewing top artists and playing his favorite music. In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, had ten No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world, been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has hosted the weekly two hour internationally syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show continuously for more than 20 years.

Featured this week on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Special Guest: David Benoit
plus Smokey Robinson – Ask Dave | Russ Freeman – Tune Up | Chris Standring – DDD

About The Artists

DAVID BENOIT

DAVID BENOIT


For three decades, the GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. “I’ve done records where I had a token vocal tune, all the way back to my first album,” Benoit says. “But I never did an entire record [with vocals]. So the thought here was to do something really different. ” The result is Benoit’s thirty-fifth recording as a leader and his first with a vocalist.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

SMOKEY ROBINSON

SMOKEY ROBINSON


Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

CHRIS STANDRING

CHRIS STANDRING


Over 15 years since first dazzling the contemporary jazz world with his breakthrough 1998 set Velvet, Chris Standring still revels in his restless creativity, discovering fresh, freewheeling and innovative ways to share his passion for groove, melody and dynamic guitarisma. Celebrating the remarkable milestone of album number Ten – an ever evolving catalog that includes the 2011 re-issue of his 1989 first indie recording Main Course (The Early Tapes) - he’s still got the cool, trippy sonics happening via a colorful fusing of live instrument and DJ sounds. But this time, while keeping his melodies, rhythms and arrangements as infectious as ever, the British born, L. A.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST