Thursday, September 20, 2007
DAVE KOZ – MEMORIES OF A WINTER’S NIGHT & TOUR DATES
Dave Koz is putting the finishing touches on a new holiday CD and the 10th anniversary edition of the Dave Koz and Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas tour! The Capitol Music Group will release Memories Of A Winter's Night, Koz's third holiday CD, on September 18th.
Memories Of A Winter's Night- features the Koz interpreting 12 holiday standards. Dave is joined by 20-year old Razor & Tie recording artist Kelly Sweet on the album's first single, "White Christmas." Sweet, who scored a Top Ten hit at both Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz radio with "Raincoat," the first single from her 2007 debut album, was a guest on the Dave Koz and Friends At The Movies Summer 2007 tour, which recently wrapped up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Koz also teams up with another tour mate - Kimberley Locke, who will be one of the special guests on the Dave Koz and Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2007 tour - for a soulful rendition of "Please Come Home for Christmas." Locke has had numerous Top 10 hits, and topped the Adult Contemporary charts the past two holiday seasons with singles "Up on the Housetop" and "Jingle Bells."
Other album highlights include "Deck The Halls," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (all previously unreleased also) plus a few chestnuts from Dave's two earlier holiday records, 1997's December Makes Me Feel This Way and 2001's A Smooth Jazz Christmas. Brenda Russell pairs up with Koz for “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus," which was written by Leon Russell, and smooth jazz stars Rick Braun, Peter White and David Benoit for a rendition of "Little Drummer Boy."
You can be certain that Dave and his special guests Jonathan Butler,Wayman Tisdale and Kimberley Locke will be playing many of the songs from the album on the Dave Koz and Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2007 tour, which launches on November 23rd. In addition to holiday standards, they'll perform hits from their respective catalogues, including Koz's recent chart-topping homage to classic film music, At The Movies.
The track listing for Memories Of A Winter's Night is as follows:
1. Deck The Halls
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town -- from December Makes Me Feel This Way
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. White Christmas (featuring Kelly Sweet)
5. Winter Wonderland
6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
7. Please Come Home For Christmas (featuring Kimberley Locke)
8. Memories Of A Winter's Night (A Song For Hanukkah)
9. Little Drummer Boy (featuring Rick Braun, Peter White and David
Benoit) -- from A Smooth Jazz Christmas
10. Silver Bells -- from December Makes Me Feel This Way
11. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (featuring Brenda Russell) -- from A Smooth
12. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) -- from December Makes Me Feel This