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Dave Koz with special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, and Peter White celebrate 20 years on the road with a special Anniversary Christmas Tour at the Plaza Theatre on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 7PM.
In a career that spans more than a quarter century, nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saxophonist Dave Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his genre or generation. Since 1997, Koz has assembled a stellar lineup and taken them on the road every December to ring in the most wonderful time of the year with audiences across the U.S.
The tradition continues in 2017 as Koz celebrates a milestone anniversary with a recording that features the tour’s earliest original lineup. Dave Koz and Friends 20th Anniversary Christmas, released on Concord Records in 2017, reunites Koz with pianist David Benoit, trumpeter/flugelhornist Rick Braun and acoustic guitarist Peter White. Also on hand are a cadre of highly talented vocalists – Selina Albright, Javier Colon, Kenny Lattimore, Gabriel Orengo and Jeffrey Osborne – and the Lisbon, Portugal-based West European Symphony Orchestra.
“The songs on Dave Koz and Friends 20th Anniversary Christmas are all very important to those of us who recorded them,” says Koz. “We’ve poured a lot of love and care into them, and we hope people feel those same emotions when they hear them.”
Signed to Capitol records by Bruce Lundvall in 1987, Koz released his self-titled solo debut album in the fall of 1990. This was the first installment in a large body of best-selling work, which includes the gold-certified Lucky Man (1993), Off the Beaten Path (1996), and the holiday-themed albums December Makes Me Feel This Way (1997) and Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas (2001). His gold-certified fifth album, The Dance (1999), spawned no less than five Top 5 contemporary jazz hits. Saxophonic (2003) produced another four Top 5 singles and garnered two GRAMMY® nominations in two consecutive years.
Tickets for Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour are on sale to the public Friday, November 10 at 10AM and start at $45.00 plus taxes and fees. Tickets for The Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour VIP Experience will be available through DaveKoz.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, an itimate Q&A with Dave Koz, a photograph with Dave Koz and an autographed VIP laminate. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office. All ages are welcome.