Friday, April 25, 2008


Grammy-nominated pop instrumentalist Dave Koz will kick off an extensive summer tour of the U.S. on June 6th in El Paso, TX. And the saxophonist extraordinaire has been tapped to close Kennedy Center's NSO Pops concert season in Washington, DC, which will present "A Date with Dave Koz" on May 15th, 16th and 17th. Koz will be backed by the National Symphony Orchestra with Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch conducting.

The "Dave Koz & Friends" tours have been mainstays of the summer concert season, but this year the spotlight will be on Dave, as he tours solo for the first time in more than eight years. Per Dave Koz, "I'm extremely excited -- I've been waiting to do this tour for a long time," says Koz. "We've enlarged the band and are raring to go for the summer. It's a chance for us to really break it down, get super-creative and have some serious fun playing for the fans."

Dave Koz recently performed on the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast on CBS earlier this year, will be playing songs from the Grammy-nominated At The Movies, which was produced by the legendary Phil Ramone and spent eight weeks at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart last year. The CD was included in the recent Dave Koz At The Movies Double Feature collection, which featured bonus tracks and a DVD with Koz and guests Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Johnny Mathis and Peter White performing classic movie themes such as "Moon River" (from Breakfast at Tiffany's), "The Shadow of Your Smile" (from The Sandpiper) and "It Might Be You" (from Tootsie).

Dave will also be playing hits and fan favorites from his extensive catalogue, which includes the gold-certified Lucky Man, The Dance, which was also certified Gold and contained five Top 5 contemporary jazz hits, and Saxophonic, which produced another four Top 5 singles and garnered Koz two Grammy nominations spanning two consecutive years.

After the summer outing, Koz will tour Japan, then embark on the fourth annual "Dave Koz & Friends At Sea" cruise on Holland America Line's m/s Westerdam. This year's cruise departs Ft. Lauderdale for the Caribbean on November 2nd and returns November 9th. Click to for further details.

Here are the Dave Koz summer tour dates (subject to change):
May 15 - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
May 16 - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
May 17 - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
May 24 - San Diego, CA @ Downtown San Diego/San Diego Gaslamp Assn.Festival
June 6 - El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
June 7 - Jenks, OK @ Oklahoma Aquarium
June 13 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
June 14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Military Park/10th Annual Indy Jazz Festival
June 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
June 20 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Cabaret
June 21 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Cabaret
June 25 - Boston, MA @ Scullers Club
June 27 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
June 29 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Jazz Festival
July 11 - Fresno, CA @ Tower Theatre
July 12 - Napa Valley, CA@ Robert Mondavi Winery
July 17 - Homewood, CA @ Lake Tahoe Music Festival Homewood Resort
July 23 - Detroit, MI @ Chene Park
July 25 - Apple Valley, MN @ Weesner Amphitheatre
July 26 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
August 9 - Oyster Bay, NY @ Long Island Jazz Festival/Planting Fields Arboretum
August 16 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
August 17 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
August 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
September 13 - Camarillo, CA @ Camarillo Old Town Art and Jazz Festival
September 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre (KTWV Wave Fest)

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