Dave Koz and Friends
25th Anniversary Christmas Tour
with special guests Rick Braun, Peter White, Keiko Matsui and Rebecca Jade
Dave Koz, saxophone
Rick Braun, trumpet and vocalist
Peter White, guitar
Keiko Matsui, piano
Rebecca Jade, vocalist
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour, internationally celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz is joined by four special guests as he swings into the holiday season with fresh arrangements of your favorite festive tunes. Featuring a cast of musical stars, including revered trumpeter Rick Braun, award-winning guitarist Peter White, internationally acclaimed pianist Keiko Matsui and vocalist extraordinaire Rebecca Jade, Koz and his talented ensemble perform original arrangements of your favorite seasonal tunes in a dynamic concert for patrons of all ages!
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.
Born and raised in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Koz initially saw the saxophone as a way to gain entry into his big brother’s band. What began as a ploy became a lifelong obsession. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in mass communications, Koz decided to become a professional musician. Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a touring member of singer Bobby Caldwell’s band. This was the beginning of an artistic journey that would eventually define the music of Dave Koz as we know it today — smooth, robust and even festive.
Koz tours constantly, never missing a beat, bringing his signature saxophone sound to bear on stages around the globe.
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