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The latest contender for the instrumental pop saxophone throne, Dave Koz came out of nowhere after his self-titled 1990 release made it onto the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts and stayed there several weeks. He has more fire and intensity in his work than Kenny G., and often sounds like a reworked David Sanborn. Koz also played on Arsenio Hall's show, which increased his popularity among the urban contemporary, light jazz and pop audience. Koz plays instrumental pop covers, some upbeat tunes and generally sticks to the fusion production formula; background vocalists, synthesizers and drum machines, a minimum amount of solo space, etc. His sessions are available on CD, and have been regularly released since his first appearance on the scene. Highlights include 1993's peppy Lucky Man, 1999's collaboration-heavy Dance, and 2001's holiday treat A Smooth Jazz Christmas.

Dave Koz (born David Kozlowski, March 27, 1963) is an American jazz saxophonist and radio host. Koz graduated from UCLA with a degree in mass communications in 1986 and started into his musical career almost immediately afterwards playing for crooner Bobby Caldwell. For the rest of the 1980s, Koz served as a session musician in several bands, toured with artists such as Richard Marx and played in the house band on Arsenio Hall's late-night talk show.
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Nov 24 Fri 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
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Nov 25 Sat 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Florida Theatre Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
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Nov 26 Sun 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Artis-Naples
Naples, FL
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Nov 27 Mon 7:30 PM Dave Koz King Center For The Performing Arts
Melbourne, FL
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Nov 28 Tue 8:00 PM Dave Koz Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, FL
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Nov 29 Wed 7:30 PM Dave Koz Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL
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Dec 1 Fri 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Diamonstein Concert Hall - CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VA
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Dec 2 Sat 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Tilles Center For The Performing Arts - Concert Hall
Brookville, NY
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Dec 3 Sun 7:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Scottish Rite Auditorium - Collingswood
Collingswood, NJ
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Dec 4 Mon 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Music Center At Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD
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Dec 6 Wed 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Motorcity Casino Hotel
Detroit, MI
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Dec 7 Thu 8:00 PM Dave Koz KeyBank State Theatre
Cleveland, OH
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Dec 8 Fri 8:00 PM Dave Koz Palace Theatre Columbus
Columbus, OH
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Dec 9 Sat 8:00 PM Dave Koz The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Dec 10 Sun 7:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White The Palladium - Center For The Performing Arts
Carmel, IN
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Dec 13 Wed 7:30 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater
Mesa, AZ
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Dec 14 Thu 8:00 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Balboa Theatre
San Diego, CA
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Dec 17 Sun 7:00 PM Dave Koz Weill Hall At Green Music Center
Rohnert Park, CA
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Dec 18 Mon 7:30 PM Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun & Peter White Gallo Center For The Arts
Modesto, CA
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Dec 19 Tue 8:00 PM Dave Koz Mccallum Theatre
Palm Desert, CA
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Dec 21 Thu 8:00 PM Dave Koz City National Civic
San Jose, CA
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Dec 22 Fri 8:00 PM Dave Koz Cerritos Center
Cerritos, CA
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Dec 23 Sat 8:00 PM Dave Koz Cerritos Center
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In 1990, Koz decided to pursue a solo career. The move proved to be successful, and his self-titled album earned high praise from critics and fans alike. His later albums include Lucky Man, The Dance and Saxophonic. Saxophonic was nominated for both a Grammy and an NAACP Image Award.

In 1995, Koz entered another medium: radio. He hosted his own show on The Wave, a smooth jazz station in Los Angeles, and he later cut a syndication deal to host another show. The Dave Koz Show can be heard nationwide, and it is sort of a countdown show for jazz fans.

In 2002, Koz started a record label, Rendezvous Entertainment. One of the first albums from that label was Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby, which came at the time his brother Jeff became a father for the first time.

Koz also performs 'Faces of the Heart', which is the current theme song on the ABC hit soap General Hospital.

Koz came out publicly as a gay man in an April 2004 with The Advocate magazine. Later the same year, he was named by People magazine as one of their "50 Hottest Bachelors" in their June issue.