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Dave Koz

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Dave Koz (born David Koz, March 27, 1963) is an American jazz saxophonist and radio host.

Koz often draws comparisons to another well-known saxophonist, David Sanborn. Because the two sound almost alike, Koz is sometimes billed as the second coming of Sanborn.

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.

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 1994, Koz began hosting a syndicated radio program, “The Dave Koz Radio Show” (formerly “Personal Notes”), featuring the latest music and interviews with who’s who in the genre. He is currently co-host of the morning show on 94.7 The Wave, a smooth jazz station in Los Angeles.

In 2002, Koz started a record label, Rendezvous Entertainment, with Frank Cody and Hyman Katz. 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 performed “Faces of the Heart”, which served as the theme song on the ABC hit soap General Hospital from 1993 to 2004.

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  • BoobyNoobie

    Love his self-titled album <3

    10 hours ago Reply
  • HypseaDara

    fantastic performance! love so much all songs :) greetings from Brasil!

    11 Apr 2:23am Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    To my great surprise, Summer Horns is a great album. "Mr. Adult Contemporary Muzak"? No more! Koz knows how to funk it up, hell yeah!!

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    There is an interesting side project Dave Koz was involved in, i.e. the album "Happy Moment" by Thai saxophonist Koh Mr.Saxman. You can find the review on http://www.laboratoriummuzycznychfuzji.com/2013/01/probowkowe-recenzje-koh-mrsaxman-happy.html There's a translation tool in the top right corner of the page.

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • keikoeva

    AWESOME :*

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • elisaekafina

    you, sir, are exquisite .. *see my avatar*

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • maoolina

    You're the best performer of Java Jazz Festival 2012 !

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • AciddjuS

    I believe <3..

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • alvina2304

    I like those :)

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • EMFiloP

    Hi Smooth Jazz Fans. "You should listen to "Nouveau Riche" at http://www.last.fm/music/Errol+Michael+"Filo"+Phillips . If you like what you hear, tell others!

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Heverton

    'Start All Over Again' is fantastic! [8] Amazing Performance on "Desperate Housewives" *__* [¨7]

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    'Start All Over Again' is fantastic! [8] Amazing Performance on "Desperate Housewives" *__* [¨6]

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Sunset__Girl

    'Start All Over Again' is fantastic! [8] Amazing Performance on "Desperate Housewives" *__* [5]

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • AnastaciaTice

    'Start All Over Again' is fantastic! [7] Amazing Performance on "Desperate Housewives" *__* [4]

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • rowatson21

    'Start All Over Again' is fantastic! [6] Amazing Performance on "Desperate Housewives" *__* [3]

    18 May 2011 Reply
  • KeyWiz

    Талантливый мужик, хочу ему руку пожать)))) Альбом Saxophonic действительно лучший, как заявляют эти чарты! После прослушивания самому хочется играть бесконечно на саксофоне)))) Оказывается, этот инструмент хорошо передает эмоции и поет сдесь именно душа, в первую очередь =)

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • baizixiele

    AMAZING!

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kaalper

    together again is wonderful

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TANADRA

    Happy Holidays! I think your an amazing talent. I am in love with the Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus and Lucy! Thank you for your amazing talent. Would love to collaborate with you. One of these days! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! - Tanadra

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • chuizdizd

    'Start All Over Again' is fantastic! [5] Amazing Performance on "Desperate Housewives" *__* [3]

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
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