Dave Koz has experienced a wealth of success as a contemporary jazz saxophonist since the early 1990s with a variety of Billboard hits in many musical genres, more Grammy Award nominations than most in his profession and several television performances. He has even been a host on several radio and television shows. Dave Koz has a rare talent as proven by his accolades and accomplishments over the years. He has had platinum albums, hit No. 1 on the contemporary jazz charts a total of five times, was nominated for nine Grammy Awards and had 14 singles in the top 10 of the charts.
Dave Koz Covers, Collaborations and Awards
Some of Dave Koz's best and most popular albums include Dave Koz, Saxophonic, The Dance, Hello Tomorrow and At the Movies. Each of these albums landed in the jazz charts and The Dance was on the top 40 for Dance Club Songs and the top of the jazz charts. On some of his albums and during some Dave Koz concert shows he has been known to play some remarkable covers of other popular songs in jazz, pop, rock and television. He has performed covers by Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Jay-Z, Paul Simon, Game of Thrones and more. These covers often prove lively additions to his annual Dave Koz tour titled Dave Koz & Friends Jazz Cruises. He has also spent a significant portion of his career collaborating with some of the best jazz, instrumental and vocalist musicians in the world, including David Benoit, Peter White, Albright Elliot, Jonathan Butler, Aubrey Logan, Rick Braun and more. His music has covered nearly every facet of entertainment, including television. He had a song appear on the General Hospital soundtrack back in 1992 and then he was asked to record the new theme song for the show the following year. He also played in the bands of many talk shows, such as the Pat Sajak Show and Arsenio Hall. Later, he was the bandleader of Emeril Live, and he hosted the show Frequency. To top it off, he has won an NAACP award, performed for US presidents and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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How would you classify Dave Koz music?
Dave Koz music is always based in jazz with a saxophone feature paired with any number of music genre alternatives, such as smooth jazz, contemporary jazz, retro-funk, Latin jazz, soul, pop, swing, hip hop and R&B. You can also expect to hear drums, synthesizers, horns, piano and more.
Which musical instruments does Dave Koz play?
Dave Koz actually started out playing the piano and drums before he found his love of the sax. Today, he primarily plays the alto sax, tenor sax and soprano sax.
Who were the musical influences of Dave Koz?
The musical influences of Dave Koz have changed and adapted over time, including Lenny Pickett, David Sanborn, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Tom Scott, Grover Washington Jr. and Cannonball Adderley.
Who are some other artists similar to Dave Koz?
Many people have compared a Dave Koz concert and musical stylings to Kenny G, Fourplay, Cabo Frio, Kirk Whalum, George Howard and Boney James.
At which type of Dave Koz venue does he perform?
Dave Koz plays a variety of venues, however, most of them are more sophisticated and historical venues, such as the Concord Pavilion and the Weesner Family Amphitheater. He continues to perform annually on cruise ships.Back to Top
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