James Ingram and Dave Koz
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Dave Koz (March 27, 1963) is an American jazz saxophonist. Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Dave "Koz" Kozlowski is a professional Tennis player among the first 17 to be awarded the Master Pro Certification Level James Ingram (born February 16, 1956) is an American soul musician Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind Because the two both look and sound similar, Koz often draws comparisons to another well-known saxophonist, David Sanborn, and is sometimes billed as "the second coming of Sanborn". David Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto Saxophonist. He usually plays soprano and alto saxophones, but sometimes plays tenor and occasionally baritone. The soprano saxophone was invented in 1840 and is a variety of the Saxophone, a Woodwind instrument. The alto saxophone is a member of the Saxophone a family of Woodwind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the Saxophone family a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s The baritone saxophone, often called " bari sax " (to avoid confusion with the Baritone horn, which is often referred to simply as "baritone" is
Dave Koz was born on March 27, 1963 in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley. Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The San Fernando Valley or The Valley is an urbanized Valley located in the north-western section of the city of Los Angeles California, United States From an early age, he and his sister took piano lessons. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers "My mom basically forced my sister and me to play piano from when we were toddlers. I hated piano; I was never any good at it. But I have to thank her now for making me do it, because I write most of my songs on the piano. " Around age nine, he rebelled and began taking drum lessons, but notes that he was not very good at drums, "I am the world's worst drummer. The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone. I could not keep time to save my life. " At age 13, his brother, Jeff, had a band that Dave wanted to be in, but his brother told him over and over that there was no way he could be in it. Dave eventually wore him down, and his brother told him that the only way he could be in the band was if he could play the saxophone, because their band did not have a saxophonist. That was all he needed to hear. Two years later, he was in the band and working gigs with the band and by himself.
Dave attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, performing on saxophone as a member of the school jazz band. He later graduated from UCLA with a degree in mass communications in 1986, and only weeks after his graduation, decided to make a go of becoming a professional musician. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Mass communication is the term used to describe the academic study of the various means by which individuals and entities relay information through Mass media to large segments A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a member of Bobby Caldwell's tour. Bobby Caldwell (born August 15, 1951 in New York New York) is an American Singer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist For the rest of the 1980s, Koz served as a session musician in several bands, toured with artists such as Jeff Lorber & Richard Marx, and increased his popularity playing in the house band on Pat Sajak's late-night talk show, with Tom Scott as bandleader. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Jeff Lorber (born November 4, 1952 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) is an American Grammy Award -nominated Keyboardist, Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago Illinois) is an Adult contemporary and Pop/rock Singer, Songwriter Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak on October 26, 1946) is a Television personality, former weatherman and a former Talk A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to
In 1990, Koz decided to pursue a solo career, and began recording for Capitol Records. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as 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. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, usually abbreviated as NAACP, is one of the oldest and most influential Civil rights organizations
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. Dave co-hosted of The Dave Koz Morning Show With Pat Prescott on 94.7 The Wave, a smooth jazz station in Los Angeles for six years. KTWV is a commercial Radio station located in Los Angeles California, broadcasting to the Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside Smooth jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and at times improvisation Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West He decided to leave the show in January 2007 and was replaced by Brian McKnight. Brian McKnight (born June 5 1969) is a Grammy-nominated American Singer, Songwriter, arranger producer, pop
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.
In an April 2004 interview with The Advocate, Koz came out publicily as a gay man. The Advocate ( is a US -based LGBT -related biweekly Newsmagazine. Later the same year, he was named by People magazine as one of their "50 Hottest Bachelors" in their June issue. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published
In 2004 he recorded the Luther Vandross song "If Only For One Night" with Paul Jackson, Jr., Brian Culbertson and Lenny Castro, as one of the tracks for the GRP Records tribute album, Forever, For Always, For Luther. Luther Ronzoni Vandross ( April 20 1951 – July 1 2005) was an American R&B and soul Singer-songwriter Paul Jackson Jr is a fusion composer arranger producer and guitarist Brian Culbertson (born January 12, 1973) is a Smooth jazz Musician and Instrumentalist from Decatur Illinois, United Lenny Castro is an American freelancing percussionist in the studio recording industry in the Los Angeles area History Previously the duo had formed Grusin/Rosen Productions as a freelance production team in 1976 making records for labels such as RCA Blue Note and CTI with artists like Forever For Always For Luther, released on July 27, 2004 by GRP Records, is a smooth jazz various artists tribute album with  In 2006, he played on all the songs for the followup tribute album, released this time on his own Rendezvous Entertainment label, called Forever, For Always, For Luther Volume II, which also was produced by Rex Rideout and Bud Harner. Forever For Always For Luther Volume II, released on November 21, 2006 by Rendezvous Entertainment, is a smooth jazz various artists tribute  Vandross also appeared as a background vocalist on the single "Can't Let You Go (The Sha-La Song)" from Koz's 1999 album, The Dance.
In 2006, Koz was selected to host a syndicated afternoon show for Broadcast Architecture's new Smooth Jazz Network. The show, based in Los Angeles, is broadcast on other Smooth Jazz stations across the country. Koz and Ramsey Lewis are the only two Smooth Jazz personalities to host two different syndicated shows during the week. Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr (b May 27, 1935) is an American Jazz icon Composer, and Pianist.
Capitol/EMI's "Forever Cool" (2007) features Koz in a new arrangement of "Just in Time" with the voice of the late Dean Martin.
Koz has promoted annual Dave Koz & Friends Jazz Cruises since 2005; a fourth such cruise is scheduled for November, 2008.
Koz has received six GRAMMY nominations.