DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2013 to Visit PlayhouseSquare, 12/6
Dave Koz, PlayhouseSquare
"I Got You (I Feel Good)," the brand new single from Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns (Concord Records), goes to radio this week. The San Jose Mercury News called Koz and Friends' rendition of the JAmes Brown classic "a funk-filled fun fest" in a review of the album, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart in June 2013, marking the renowned saxophonist's seventh No. 1 album. It spent five weeks atop the chart and is still in the Top 10.
Fellow saxophone players Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair joined Dave on Summer Horns, which pays tribute to the great horn sections that fueled hits by such artists as JAmes Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower Of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Sly & The Family Stone. "Got To Get You Into My Life," the collection's first single, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz chart and was recently nominated for a Soul Train Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance.
For the past 19 years, Koz has served as global ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries. Dave's KOZ Wines has partnered withCalifornia Pizza Kitchen (http://www.cpk.com) to offer restaurant guests a chance to raise a glass and make a difference. For a limited time,KOZ Wines will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its delicious Pinot Noir and White Wine Blend at participating California Pizza Kitchen locations nationwide to Starlight Children's Foundation (www.starlight.org.).