Christmas Tour 2017
With special guests
and introducing Selina Albright
“Santa Koz” returns to Hayes Hall, with saxophone tunes and holiday cheer! This nine-time Grammy winner and Artis—Naples’ favorite epitomizes smooth jazz. Saxophonist Dave Koz has played with such artists as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Shelby Lynne, earning nine Grammy awards in the process. This year’s 20th anniversary tour promises to be extra-special, reuniting Koz with two members of the original lineup – David Benoit and Peter White – and Rick Braun, a guest on many of Dave’s holiday jaunts, dating back to the early years. Newcomer Selina Albright will also join in the festivities. Together, the five remarkable artists will perform fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from their respective catalogs. Get in the season’s spirit with some serious swing.
“By all rights, smooth jazz should own the holiday season, and the saxophonist Dave Koz is better positioned than anyone to make it so” —The New York Times