|Dave Koz (USA) - saxophone |
In a career spanning nearly two decades, saxophonist Dave Koz with musical luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny Loggins, U2, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross, and Rod Stewart. Dave Koz initially picked up the saxophone to gain entry into his big brother's band. Years later, he decided to become a professional musician. Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a touring member of Bobby Caldwell's band. It was during this time that Koz befriended keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who invited Koz to come play on one of his tours. Dave Koz released his debut album Dave Koz in 1990. This was followed by eight other cd's. Besides being a musician, Dave serves as a radio personality in two different outlets: on weekdays, as the host of an afternoon radio show that airs in 20 markets across the nation, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore, San Francisco and Denver; and on weekends, as the host of the syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show, now in its eleventh year, in over 120 markets. Dave Koz is constantly touring, summer and winter, on land and by sea, with a summer tour, holiday (Christmas) tour, and as the host of the Dave Koz Cruise via the Holland America Cruise Line. With a triumphant career as an artist and radio personality, his independent record company, and the well-earned respect of the recording industry, Dave Koz's artistry, commitment and influence continue to grow.