2018 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Sarasota, FL

Dave Koz celebrates his 21st year of holiday spirit! The holidays have always been about bringing close friends together and celebrating the season with good times and great music. Saxophonist and nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz has been doing it for two decades with talented friends and collaborators on a tour that brings the yuletide spirit to devoted audiences from one coast to the other. Koz brings with him jazz superstars Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler, & Japanese keyboardist Keiko Matsui!

THE DAVE KOZ 21ST ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS TOUR VIP EXPERIENCE

Get in the holiday spirit by joining Dave’s cozy pre-show Meet & Greet! Take a
photograph with Dave and participate in an intimate Q&A session. Make this
year’s holiday memorable and join Dave’s 21st Anniversary Christmas Tour VIP
Experience!

Package includes:
– Premium Seat Location
– Intimate Q&A with Dave Koz
– Photograph with Dave Koz
– Autographed VIP laminate
– There are a very limited number of spaces available. You must have a seat ticket to join the Meet & Greet.
– The 30 minute event takes place prior to the show.

Please note: you must be able to arrive 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to show time. The VIP event begins promptly 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to show time. You will receive a VIP itinerary approximately 3-5 days prior to the show with the necessary details.

THE PERFORMERS

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DAVE KOZ

In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur. Now, Dave Koz has released one of the most exciting recordings of his long career.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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MINDI ABAIR

One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and abandon. She has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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JONATHAN BUTLER

South African singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonathan Butler is tending to his herb garden at his suburban Los Angeles valley home. Growing tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, sage and thyme, his new pastime that he says gives him “a new sense of heaven” is part of a mindset he’s cultivated that he’s dubbed “the season of me. ” The musical counterpart to this harvest season in the two-time Grammy nominee’s life is “Living My Dream,” a bountiful feast of organically-nurtured contemporary jazz instrumentals and soul-mined R&B vocal cuts – all original songs that he produced and tracked live in the House of Blues studio in Los Angeles.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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KEIKO MATSUI

“My melodies are my living testimony,” declares internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui. A world citizen, Matsui’s music speaks to the hearts and souls of fans around the world, transcending borders and building bridges among people who share a common appreciation of honest artistry and cultural exchange. “Music creates a oneness,” says the striking, petite powerhouse who has worked alongside everyone from Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder to Hugh Masekela and Bob James. A consummate artist, Keiko views each show and recording as a unique opportunity. “Journey To The Heart is my gift to my fans. I want to deliver the most beautiful and emotional experience.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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