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DAVE KOZ
Born March 1960, Los Angeles, California, USA.

15 years ago Grammy nominated saxophonist and composer; Dave Koz exploded onto the Los Angeles music scene as an in-demand touring saxophonist, touring with Richard Marx, Jeff Lorber and Bobby Caldwell helped cement his reputation as one of the most expressive voices in the contemporary musical pantheon. Dave seemed to come from nowhere when he brought his debute self-titled 1990 album out which made it to the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts and stayed there several weeks. Now he is the top contender for the instrumental pop saxophone throne.

Dave Koz

Since then, Koz has established himself as a world-renowned saxophone player, a multi-million selling solo recording artist, humanitarian, syndicated radio host and instrumental music advocate. The growing list of artists he has played with bears testament to his talent -- a list including such musical luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny Loggins, U2, Luther Vandross, Vanessa Williams, Be Be Winans, Rod Stewart and others. He is the recipient of numerous nominations and honors from prestigious organizations such as The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), the NAACP (Image Awards) and Oasis (Smooth Jazz Awards). Now he is the top contender for the instrumental pop saxophone throne.

Dave Koz & Bobby Caldwell

Born and raised in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, Koz initially picked up the saxophone as a means of gaining entry into his big brother's band. Within weeks of becoming a professional musician he was recruited as a touring member of Bobby Caldwell's band. It was during this time that Koz met keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who invited Koz to come play on one of his tours. That stint was followed by a 14-month tour with pop singer Richard Marx.

Dave Koz

As well as his heavy session schedules, tours & recordings over the last 14 years, Dave has for the past nine years hosted the syndicated smooth jazz program, first billed as Personal Notes and now called simply, The Dave Koz Radio Show, Monday to Friday from 6am to 9am. Featuring the latest music and interviews with who's who in the genre, the show is carried on over 120 stations throughout the U.S. through AM/FM Networks and has about twenty five affiliates outside the U.S. in Canada, Asia, Africa and Europe.

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums
2003 Saxophonic
2002 Golden Slumbers
2001 A Smooth Jazz Christmas
2000 The Dance [Japan Bonus Tracks]
1999 The Dance
1997 December Makes Me Feel This Way
1996 Off the Beaten Path
1993 Lucky Man
1990 Dave Koz

Singles/EP
2003 Honey Dipped
2000 Careless Whisper [CD5/Cassette]
1994 Lucky Man [Cassette Single]
1993 You Make Me Smile
1993 Faces of the Heart
1992 Emily
1991 Nothing But the Radio On
1990 Castle of Dreams

Videos
1997 Off the Beaten Path: Live from Trinidad [Video]
1991 Live at the Strand [Video/DVD]

Also Appears On
2004 Bridge to Havana
2004 Bridge to Havana [CD & DVD]
2004 Forever, for Always, for Luther
2004 Greatest Hits
2004 In A Smooth Groove
2004 Stardust...The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3
2003 Basic Jazz Sax: Classic, Modern & Jump
2003 Christmas Chill
2003 Smooth Jazz Hear and Now
2003 WJJZ 106.1:Smooth Jazz Sampler,Vol. 10 -Tenth Anni
2003 WNUA 95.5: Smooth Jazz Sampler, Vol. 16
2002 Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby
2002 Heatwave
2002 KKSF 103.7 - Sampler 13: Smooth Jazz
2002 KWJZ 98.9: Smooth Jazz, Vol. 6
2002 The Ultimate Butler
2002 Very Best of Jazz, Vol. 2
2002 WJJZ 106.1: Smooth Jazz Sampler, Vol. 9
2002 WNUA 95.5: Smooth Jazz Sampler, Vol. 15
2001 Kickin' It
2001 NBC Celebrity Christmas
2001 Nice & Slow
2001 To Grover, With Love
2000 Life in the Tropics
2000 Modern Sax
2000 No Static at All: An Instrumental Tribute to Steely Dan
2000 Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards Collection
1999 Basic Jazz, Vol. 2
1999 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz: Pop
1999 Festival of Light, Vol. 2
1999 KKSF 103.7 FM Sampler for AIDS Relief, Vol. 10
1999 KYOT 95.5: Sampler, Vol. 5
1999 Moods Box Set
1999 Smooth Sounds [Razor & Tie]
1999 WJJZ 106.1: Smooth Jazz Sampler, Vol. 6
1998 Bethlehem
1998 Blue Note Salutes Motown
1998 Feels Like Sunday Morning: Smooth Jazz
1998 In the Mood [Capitol]
1998 Pure Moods, Vol. 2
1998 Smooth Moods
1998 The Music of General Hospital
1998 Visions of Love
1997 Flavors of Jazz
1997 KHIH 95.7
1997 KKSF 103.7 FM Sampler for AIDS Relief, Vol. 8
1997 WJJZ 106.1: Smooth Jazz, Vol. 4
1996 Mr. X
1995 Jazz to the World
1995 Peacemaker
1995 People
1994 Crazy
1994 KKSF 103.7 FM Sampler for AIDS Relief, Vol. 5
1994 WNUA955:Smooth Jazz Sampler for AIDS Relief 1994
1993 Heart & Souls
1991 Key Witness

1991 Sound of Emotion

Brian Culbertson & Dave Koz

THE DANCE ALBUM
The Dance include the soulful ballad "I'm Waiting For You" (written by Koz and Jeff Lorber); the brassy retro-soul flavored "Together Again" (written and performed with brother Jeff); and the heartfelt meditation "Right By Your Side," composed as a tribute to Koz's late father Norman, who passed away in 1997. Inspired by his trip to the musician's exchange, "Cuban Hideaway" is The Dance's most unexpected cut, a Tito Puente type Latin jazz -big band explosion on which Koz plays all the horn instruments, alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxes--50 sax tracks in all. Finally, there's the title track, a gorgeous cover of the song which became Garth Brooks' signature hit, sung here by gospel superstar BeBe Winans and produced by GRAMMY winning superstar songwriter/producer Glen Ballard.

A WISH
When asked not long ago in an interveiw ~ "If there was an artist you haven't played with yet and you want to what artist would that be?"

"I got a chance to make some music with, not on record, but live with Stevie Wonder and that was a dream come true. I would love to record with him, but I've had some experiences with him that were unbelievable. Someone I have never met who I would love to record with is Elton John. That would be an amazing experience for me because I'm such a huge fan of his music."

Dave Koz

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