Dave Koz Tickets

With more than twelve albums produced in a career spanning over two decades, American smooth jazz saxophonist, Dave Koz is today ranked among the top names in contemporary music. He is often compared with the renowned saxophonist David Sanborn and hence called ‘the second coming of Sanborn.’ The eight time Grammy nominee always celebrates Christmas in a grand way along with a group of artist friends and millions of fans. As they mark the 16th anniversary of the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour tradition, Dave Koz tickets are expected to sell out real fast. 

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Artist: Dave Koz

Music Style: Smooth Jazz

Hit Songs: Honey-Dippid, Can’t Let You Go, You Make Me Smile

Early Years


Born on the 27th March, 1963 in Enrico, California, Dave Koz was recruited to play as a member of Bobby Caldwell’s touring band following his graduation. During the 1980s, Dave performed as a session musician with various bands. He also toured along Jeff Lorber and Richard Marx. Besides, he was seen playing as a part of a house band led by Tom Scott on ‘The Pat Sajak Show’ on CBS.


Solo Endeavors


Having gained considerable recognition and exposure by touring along several artists, Dave Koz decided to pursue a solo career in the year 1990. He signed a contract with Capitol Records under which his self-titled album was released. The record earned appreciation from the fans and critics alike. The early success was followed by albums like ‘The Dance,’ ‘Lucky Man,’ and ‘Saxophonic.’ The latter earned Dave both an NAACP Image Award as well as a Grammy Award nomination.


Dave Koz’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album debuted at the top of both the Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and the iTunes’ Jazz chart. The collection featured hit numbers like ‘Honey-Dippid,’ ‘Can’t Let You Go,’ ‘Castle of Dreams’ and ‘All I See is You.’ The lead track ‘Life in the Fast Lane’ was co-written by Koz and Darren Rahn. It spent consecutive seven weeks on the number one spot of the R&R Monitored Smooth Jazz chart.


Dave’s first album with Concord Records, ‘Hello Tomorrow’ reached number one on both the iTunes Jazz Albums chart and Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. iTunes named it the ‘Best Smooth Jazz Album of 2010.’ Its lead number ‘Put the Top Down’ spent eighteen weeks on the number one spot of the Mediabase Smooth A/C countdown, which is the longest stint for any musician.


Other Ventures


In 1994, Dave Koz ventured into the field of hosting shows. His ‘The Dave Koz Radio Show’ featured the latest music and interviews of various artists belonging to the jazz genre. He also appeared as the co-host of ‘The Dave Koz Morning Show with Pat Prescott,’ on 94.7 The Wave, for a period of six years.


In 2002, Dave launched his own record label by the name of Rendezvous Entertainment. His partners in the business are Frank Cody and Hyman Katz. He currently hosts a half an hour television show ‘Frequency,’ in which he interviews the music industry’s renowned celebrities.


The Live Performer


The live performances by Dave Koz are known for attracting huge audience. The musician plays instruments like the alto sax, soprano sax and the tenor sax, excelling at all to put together a memorable performance for his audience. The Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour has been a great hit with the jazz enthusiasts. Each year Koz collaborates with a different group of artists to celebrate the occasion in a grand musical way. This year, the saxophonist has joined hands with the pianist Keiko Matsui, singer Oleta Adams and guitarist Jonathan Butler to mark the 16th anniversary of the highly anticipated show.

Did You Know

  • In 2004 People Magazine ranked Dave Koz as one of the ‘50 Hottest Bachelors.’
  • Dave has an estimated net worth of around $3.6 million.
  • In 2010, the saxophonist appeared in the ‘Desperate Housewives’ season 7 episode ‘Let Me Entertain You.’
  • The musician publicly declared he was gay during an interview with The Advocate, in 2004.
  • Before going solo, Dave also performed as the bandleader on ‘The Emeril Lagasse Show.’