Saxophonist Dave Koz has hammered out the initial details for his annual "Dave Koz & Friends - A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. "The outing launches Nov. 26 with a two-night stand in Nevada, and dates are lined up until just before Christmas. The itinerary is included below. More dates will be added, according to Koz's publicist.
Joining Koz on the outing this time around will be vocalist Patti Austin, as well as pianist/composer David Benoit, and guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler, both of whom were on board for last year's jaunt.
Koz continues to back 2003's "Saxophonic," which features the Grammy-nominated hit "Honey-Dipped," as well as additional singles "All I See Is You" and "Let It Free." All three cuts spent multiple weeks in the No. 1 slot on industry trade Radio & Records' Smooth Jazz Top 30 chart, and "All I See Is You" was the most-played song at Smooth Jazz radio in 2004, according to a press release.
Meanwhile, the album's latest single--"Love Changes Everything"--is currently No. 6 on R&R's Smooth Jazz Top 30.
Koz is working on the follow-up to "Saxophonic," for which he has enlisted producer Phil Ramone (Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra); the disc is slated for release early next year.
On top of his touring and recording endeavors, Koz hosts a morning radio show in Los Angeles and a weekly syndicated smooth-jazz show, according to his website.
Dave Koz tickets
25, 26 - Incline Village, NV - Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom
27 - San Diego, CA - Symphony Hall
30 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre
1 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino
2 - San Francisco, CA - Nob Hill Masonic Center
3 - Los Angeles, CA - Kodak Theatre
5 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
6 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward PAC
7 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
9 - Baltimore, MD - Hippodrome Theatre
12 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
14 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
15 - Detroit, MI - Opera House
16 - Cleveland, OH - Palace Theatre Playhouse Center
17, 18 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
20 - Phoenix, AZ - Ikeda Theatre/Mesa Arts Center
22, 23 - Cerritos, CA - Center for the Performing Art
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