Dave Koz

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Tags: smooth jazz instrumental christmas jazz trumpet christmas songs relax holiday Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Saxophonist Dave Koz is one of a small number of modern jazz players to have found significant contemporary success without necessarily obtaining critical approval for their efforts. His repertoire, like that of both Kenny G. and Najee, incorporates instrumental treatments of familiar pop fare, as well as extended solo spots. His technique may not bear comparison with the greats of jazz, but within his limitations he is an accomplished performer.

Koz’s debut album was a continual presence on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts in 1990 (charting for 25 weeks). Singles drawn from it included ‘Nothing But The Radio On’ and ‘Castle Of Dreams’, both of which also sold well. He secured widespread fame by appearing regularly on the Arsenio Hall television show as part of the ‘Posse’, and also appeared and performed on Family Matters and General Hospital. The latter chose his song,...

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