Saxophonist Dave Koz brings his nationwide Christmas tour to Florida, and this time local crowds will be the first ones to see the show. Right after the Thanksgiving holiday, Dave and his special guests will perform everyone’s favorite holiday classics, which will get you in the Christmas spirit in no time.
The performances start on Friday, November 28 at 8 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater hosts Dave and friends next, on Saturday, November 29 at 8 p.m. The show moves to South Florida on Sunday, November 30 with an 8 o’clock performance at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Finally, there will be a show on Monday, December 1 at 8 p.m. at Hayes Hall in Naples.
Dave Koz has been in the music industry for over 25 years. His first solo album was released in 1990 and he has since released eighteen more albums, eight of which have made it to the Top Ten of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. He currently hosts a two-hour jazz program on SiriusXM Satellite Radio each weekend. Openly gay, Koz has been named one of the hottest bachelors in America by People Magazine.
On this tour, Koz will be featuring the talents of Jonathan Butler, Christopher Cross and Maysa Leak. Jonathan Butler became famous in his native South Africa before pursuing his music career in the United Kingdom and the United States. Butler’s music is best described as R&B meets jazz. Christopher Cross is a well-regarded singer/songwriter who has won Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. His 1979 debut album went five times platinum, and featured such hits as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind.” The theme to the Dudley Moore film Arthur earned him an Oscar for Best Original Song. Baltimore native Maysa Leak is a jazz singer and was once a protégée of Stevie Wonder. Her last three albums went to #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.
Tickets are available for purchase online now via davekoz.com. Tickets start at $55 (Sarasota), $35 (Clearwater), $20 (West Palm Beach) and $59 (Naples). For the Sarasota and Clearwater performances, there is also a VIP meet and greet option available for purchase via davekoz.com. This meet and greet is an intimate wine social and includes a photograph, an autographed copy of his new CD The 25th of December, and a complimentary glass of KOZ brand wine (must be over 21).
For more information on the Dave Koz and Friends Tour, and to purchase his new CD, visit davekoz.com.