Sunday, September 25, 2016 07:00 pm
Ontario Airport Hotel, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario, CA 91764
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
The Solstice Music Festival is a two-day event that features Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll on Day 1 and the Jazz Jam on Day 2. Saturday features Popa Chubby, who brings his unique brand of “hard hitting, face melting, blues rock n’ funky soul,” Dana Fuchs with her “blisteringly raw vocals,” that make her fans spellbound and Hartford’s own Balkun Brothers, an American blues-rock band with a raw, soulful sound and plenty of energy.
Sunday it’s the Jazz Jam with the free-spirited and consummate chart-topping saxophonist, composer and producer, Euge Groove bringing his special blend of jazz, funk and soul. Also appearing is Cindy Bradley who is keeping the trumpet and flugelhorn alive and well. Her multitude of talents extend from traditional jazz to R&B and pop influenced contemporary jazz. And there’s more with local favorite, Latanya Farrell a gifted singer, songwriter and performer who moves audiences with passion, energy and a love for music.Pack your cooler and bring a lawn chair! Bring your own food, beer and wine. Parking is free.
More about the festival here.
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 4 :30 pm
Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, Connecticut 06070
The 3-day Jazz in the Gardens festival features a variety of Jazz, R&B & Soul vocalists and musicians, including Brian Culbertson. For more information about the line-up visit this website.
The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce the first round of artists for the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival at Sun Life Stadium. The three-day weekend festival on March 20th to 22nd, 2015 will feature artists Maxwell, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Men of Soul’sJeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson, and Brian Culbertson. Comedians and nationally syndicated radio personalities D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley will co-host the festival. More artists will be added soon!
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or http://www.jazzinthegardens.com. This event is predicted to break attendance records, surpassing last year’s 68,000 tickets sold, and promises a memorable kick off for springtime Miami. “This signature event was birthed from humble beginnings with just 1,800 people in attendance our first year,” said City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “I am proud to have watched this festival grow in number and esteem and reach this landmark of 10 years. With our top notch production team, the City of Miami Gardens promises this year’s experience is one for the books, you haven’t seen anything yet!”
Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056