Posts Tagged ‘Dave Koz’

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Dave Koz & Rick Braun featuring vocalists Kenny Lattimore & Maysa.

A lot of ‘Friends’ in the Grove!

Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Koz. He’s played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. Born and raised in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Dave initially just saw the saxophone as a way to help him gain entry into his big brother’s band. What began as a ploy became a lifelong obsession.

After graduating from UCLA, Koz 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. That stint was followed by a fourteen-month tour with pop singer Richard Marx. He’s become a platinum-selling artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 7:30 pm

The Grove, Red Lion Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, California 95815

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The 39th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Johnson’s Beach on September 12 and 13! Mark your calendars for incredible music, dancing, wine tasting and more!

Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville offers a picturesque venue that rests along the Russian River, only a few miles from over 100 wineries. There are two stages of music, a handful of food booths, a selection of interesting vendors, an official music store, and thousands of funky folks!

Saturday, Sept. 12
Dave Koz & Friends with Rick Braun & Kenny Lattimore
WAR THE BAND
Kyle Eastwood and more artists TBA

Sunday, Sept. 13
Buddy Guy
Taj mahal trio
Jackie Greene
B. B. & The Blues Shacks (D)

Johnson’s Beach & Resort, 16241 First St, Guerneville, California 95446

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Nine-time GRAMMY nominee Dave Koz performs at the Wortham Center with trumpet extraordinaire Rick Braun and silky vocalist Kenny Lettimore.

Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Koz. He has blended his talents with the likes of Ray Charles, Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart and a host of others earning him a spot among the elite in the genre of contemporary jazz. Rick Braun got his start playing with bands including Boney James & Jeff Golub’s Avenue Blue. A trumpet sensation, Braun continues to dazzle the smooth jazz masses. The package tops off with the penetrating vocals of Kenny Lattimore. Don’t miss this performance!

Saturday, August 29, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas 77002

 

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Make plans to spend a summer evening at the best outdoor music venue in the Twin Cities – the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo! The incredible and eclectic lineup of high profile headliners, iconic musical luminaries, and up-and-coming buzz bands has something for every music lover. And your concert ticket gets you into the Zoo beginning at 4:00 so you can check out our incredible animals, too!

Music in the Zoo features Dave Koz with Rick Braun and vocalist Kenny Lattimore in the Weesner Family Amphitheater.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124 (Minneapolis)

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The 2-day Winter Park Jazz Festival features

on Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 11:00 am

R&B singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Tower Of Power, Mindi Abair, Marcus Anderson, She303 – Cicely O’kain, Ellice Zoé, Oliva Joi, Veronica.

on Sunday, July 19, 2015 – 11:00 am

Morris Day & The Time, Dave Koz and Rick Braun with special guest, vocalist Kenny Lattimore, Norman Brown, Rebirth Brass Band, Dotsero

Hideaway Park, Winter Park, Colorado 80482

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Thornton Winery continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California.

May 2015

Saturday, May 2 – 7 pm

Brian Culbertson
Elan Trotman

Saturday, May 16 – 7 pm

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Nick Colionne

Saturday, May 30 – 7 pm

Jazz Attack featuring
Richard Elliot
Peter White
Euge Groove

June 2015

Saturday, June 6 – 7 pm

Bobby Caldwell
The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Sunday, June 21 – 4 pm

Spyro Gyra
Acoustic Alchemy

Sunday, June 28 – 4 pm

America
The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

July 2015

Saturday, July 11 – 7 pm

Rick Braun
Kenny Lattimore

Sunday, July 12 – 6 pm

Dave Koz
Rick Braun
Kenny Lattimore

Saturday, July 25 – 7 pm

Jeffrey Osborne
Gerald Albright

August 2015

Saturday, August 1 – 7 pm

Michael McDonald

Saturday, August 8 – 7 pm

Melissa Etheridge – This Is M.E. Solo

Sunday, August 9 – 6 pm

Chris Isaak

Saturday, August 15 – 7 pm

Al Jarreau
Keiko Matsui

Saturday, August 22 – 7 pm

Macy Gray
Larry Graham

Saturday, August 29 – 7 pm

Kenny G
Ariana Savalas

September 2015

Saturday, September 5 – 7 pm

Boney James

Sunday, September 13 – 4 pm

Chris Botti

Sunday, September 20 – 4 pm

George Benson

Saturday, September 26 – 7 pm

Very Special Guest

October 2015

Saturday, October 3 – 7 pm

Tower Of Power
Average White Band

Saturday, October 10 – 7 pm

Jesse Cook

Sunday, October 18 – 4 pm

Jazz Attack featuring
Richard Elliot
Peter White
Euge Groove

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, California 92589

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The Smooth Cruises Return for Summer 2015!

Wednesday, June 24th catch the first Smooth Cruise of the 2015 season with Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner sax man Boney James aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity as you sail the Hudson and take in the sights of New York Harbor.

The Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sun-decks.

THE 2015 SMOOTH CRUISE SCHEDULE:

June 24: Boney James

July 15: Norman Brown & Marion Meadows

July 22: Peter White & Richard Elliot

July 29: Gerald Albright & Mindi Abair

Aug 5: Dave Koz & Rick Braun with Special Guest Kenny Lattimore

Aug 12: Jonathan Butler & Alex Bugnon

Aug 19: Najee

Aug 26: Rachelle Ferrell

Sept 2: Freddie Jackson

Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: approx. 5:30pm & 9pm)

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014