Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018

Nov 25 2018

7:00 pm

Naples, FL
Hayes Hall Artis

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour

with special guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui & introducing Sheléa

World renowned and multi-Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz has announced his return to the road this Fall for his 21stannual “Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018”.  Now in its 21styear, the tour has received nationwide critical acclaim since its 1997 inception.  After last year’s highly successful 20-year anniversary Christmas run, Koz’s 2018 Christmas Tour promises to bring fresh renditions of Christmas classics—as well as a Chanukah medley!—and hits from his respective catalog.  Special Guests joining Dave this year include:Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer who will be making her first Christmas Tour appearance; South African guitarist/singer, Jonathan Butler, who returns for another wonderful time with Dave; Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui; and up and coming vocalist Sheléa, who also made a vocal appearance on Dave’s most recent summer smash album Summer Horns II From A To Z.

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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SHELEA

With hands that effortlessly glide over the keys and a voice that will carry you to the moon, Sheléa’s musical mastery makes her one of the most exhilarating up and coming artists today. While donning multiple hats of vocalist, songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer, Sheléa evokes the sultry energy of Whitney Houston and the piano chops and writing prowess of Alicia Keys. Sheléa’s debut album, Love Fell On Me, is a return to true artistry; blending traditional pop, jazz, R&B and soul; marking an exciting revival of singing and songwriting in a music scene that is laced with auto-tune and beat driven numbers that read more like chants than songs.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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