Dave Koz

    Genre : Jazz / Pop

    Perform on:
    Saturday March 3, 2012
    A2 BNI Hall
    Sunday March 4, 2012
    A2 BNI Hall

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About This Act :

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 Halls show, which increased his popularity among the urban contemporary, light jazz, and pop audiences.

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, and so on. His sessions are available on CD and have been regularly released since his first appearance on the scene. Highlights include 1993s peppy Lucky Man, 1999s collaboration-heavy Dance, 2001s holiday treat A Smooth Jazz Christmas, and 2007s film music-themed At the Movies.