Dave Koz has added another special guest to the line-up for the Dave Koz and Friends At The Movies Summer 2007 Tour: 19-year-old Razor & Tie recording artist Kelly Sweet. Kelly is currently enjoying a #1 hit at Adult Contemporary radio with "Raincoat," the first single from her 2007 debut album, We Are One. The single is also steadily climbing the Smooth Jazz charts. The tour launches June 3rd in Columbia, MD and wraps up at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA on August 19th. Each show on the tour will be a "double feature," with Koz, Sweet and previously announced special guests David Benoit and Phil Perry playing their respective hits during the first half of the show, then joining together on numerous selections from Koz's blockbuster album, At The Movies. Rendezvous recording artist Brian Simpson will play keyboards and serve as Koz's musical director.
Since its January 2007 release, At The Movies, Koz's homage to classic film music, has been at the top of the charts and Dave, a four-time Grammy nominee, has been in demand, appearing on national television shows such as "Good Morning America," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Today Show" and "The View," to name a few. At The Movies contains such classics as "Over The Rainbow," "Moon River," "As Time Goes By," "The Way We Were," "The Pink Panther" and "A Whole New World." Guest artists on the album include India.Arie, Anita Baker, Chris Botti, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer and Vanessa Williams.
At 19, Kelly Sweet has already performed over 500 concerts in the U.S., including opening gigs for Paul Simon, Kenny Loggins and Anita Baker. The summer tour with Koz marks her first national tour since the March 2007 release of her acclaimed debut, We Are One. Classically-trained and able to sing in several languages (French, Italian and even Sanskrit), her music conveys a sense of depth, intimacy and sophistication not often heard in today's pop landscape as exemplified by lead single "Raincoat," which Billboard hailed as "a breezy, precocious ballad that displays an impressive vocal range, emotive expression and a vocal equivalent of cool, crush velvet." For more information on Kelly Sweet go to http://www.kelly-sweet.com.
Over the last quarter century, composer and pianist David Benoit has been a passionate musical innovator committed to the exploration of many different art forms on the American landscape. A five-time Grammy nominee for his extraordinary and seminal contributions to contemporary jazz,
Benoit has also embarked on a multi-faceted journey into the classical music world. For more information on David Benoit go to http://www.benoit.com.
Born and raised in East St. Louis, Phil Perry has spent most of his career as one of the most sought-after backing vocalists in the music business. His bright, multi-octave range has played a supporting role on dozens of albums by such acts as Anita Baker, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Peabo Bryson and George Duke. But he has also distinguished himself through five strong solo albums that have highlighted both his ability to interpret classic soul songs as well as his own songwriting skills. For more information on Phil Perry go to http://www.philperry.net.
Summer concert dates are as follows:
June 3 - +++ Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 8 - ** Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Casino & Resort Showroom
June 9 - Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Concert Hall
June 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
June 15 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
June 17 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
June 21- Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Live Theatre
June 22 - El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theatre Performing Arts
June 23- Southfield, MI @ Southfield Civic Center
July 13 - North Kansas City, MO @ Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah's
July 14 - Apple Valley, MN @ Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre
July 20 - ** Richmond, VA @ Kanawha Plaza
July 21 - ** Winter Park, CO @ Hideaway Park
July 25 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theatre at Palms Casino
July 28 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
July 29 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
August 2 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
August 3 - Sacramento, CA @ Radisson Hotel
August 4 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau St. Michelle
August 5 - Healdsburg, CA @ Rodney Strong Vineyard
August 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square
August 10 - Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
August 11 - Oyster Bay, NY @ Planting Fields Arboretum
August 17h - San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's By the Bay
August 18 - Concord, CA @ Sleeptrain Pavilion
August 19 - Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
+++ David Benoit, Phil Perry and Kelly Sweet will not be appearing on June 3 show
** David Benoit will not be appearing at these shows.