Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests – Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson – will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz’s holiday tour.

“It’s no wonder that some fans think of him as Santa Koz. When the curtain lifted, Koz and his back-up band launched into ‘Winter Wonderland,’ rocking the song up and making it sound like something the Beatles would have put on one of their fan club Christmas albums in the ’60s,” raved AXS.com. The Indianapolis Star dubbed him “Mr. Christmas” and the Tampa Bay Weekly said, “Koz’s high-energy shows have made him synonymous with the season.”

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The 2016 – 2017 Church Street Jazz Series kicks off October 14th At The Attucks Theater with the Legendary (Funkin For Jamaica) Tom Browne. November 18th it’s saxophonist Nelson Rangell & acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine. MLK Weekend January 13th, 2017 is the the legendary drummer Harvey Mason & Band. March 3rd features sensational rising Smooth Jazz vocalist Lindsey Webster. And this year to end the series season at the Harrison Opera House we conclude the series with the legendary Bob James. A very rare complete evening of just Bob James and his band live in concert. Season Tickets and individual tickets go in sale mid September. Season Ticket holders get a 15% discount and guaranteed sames seats each show. VIP ticket holders get entrance to the Artist Meet & Greet complete with heavy hors d’oeurves.

Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510


Saturday, November 05, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Tower Theater, 815 E Olive Ave, Fresno, California 93728


2016 Piano Madness with Tom Grant,

Featuring: Tom Grant, Michael Allen Harrison, Mac Potts, Bill Wadhams (from the 80s hit band Animotion), Shelly Rudolph, and special guest performers The Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra

All proceeds benefit Potluck in the Park and support our mission to nourish and enrich Portland’s individuals in need.

October 22, 2016 6:00 pm

O’Bryant Square, Between Park Ave. and 9th Ave. on SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97212


Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm in the Park Theater

Founded in 1980 by Jill Saward (lead vocs), Bill Sharpe (keys), Keith Winter (guitar), George Anderson (bass) and Roger Odell (drums), the UK Pop-, Jazz- and Funkband Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music. After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of “Nightbirds”. The title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire. This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street”. Along with their recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences. Their performance in Japan’s Budoken Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival. Other live concerts of note have been the East meets the West Border Concert at the time of German re-unificationin 1989 and the open air concert in Cape Town for the Millennium Celebrations 2000 where they played in front of 250,000 people. The long run of continuous success was brought to a halt when guitarist Keith Winter became seriously ill and was forced to stop playing. Eventually the band re-organised and the remaining four members now augment their live shows with Jacqui Hicks (backing vocs, sax & flute) or Debby Bracknell (backing vocs & flute) and Alan Wormald (guitar & backing vocs).

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Brian Culbertson at Pizza Express, London. Brian’s US saxman Marqueal Jordan is coming along for the trip, as is Chicago drummer Chris Miskel. Also in the line up are Luke Smith on secondary keys, Marc Jaimes on guitar and Orefo Orakwue on bass.

November 28th – December 2nd

You can also book on the phone 0207 439 4962

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom


Alexander Zonjic serves as music director and host for this celebration of Detroit’s cultural community. Join for a night full of talented acts including Thornetta Davis, Devin Scillian, Laith Al-Saadi, Larry Callahan & Selected of God, Official: The Contours, and more! Tickets start at $20: http://detroitperforms.org/live

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave. Downtown Detroit