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Koz’s Smooth Xmas Tour

“Deck the halls with boughs of Koz” is my summer mantra as I prepare for the holiday season. Yes, I am worse than your average department store in my early prep for Christmas, but smooth-jazz saxophonist Dave Koz has probably got me beat.

Koz and his people have just announced the dates for his sixth annual “A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour,” which again features smooth-jazz pals like David Benoit, Rick Braun, Brenda Russell and Peter White. “I am so excited to have everyone back from last year,” Koz says. “We will do some new stuff and bring back some old favorites as well. With the show now in it’s sixth year, we have become some sort of a family and I really like it. We just go ahead and do it and have a good time.”

Dave Koz & Friends’ A Smooth Jazz Christmas CD, which featured Benoit, Braun, Russell, White and Kenny Loggins earned him a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Instrumental Album.” Meanwhile, the Koz continues as the morning host for Los Angeles’ KTWV (The Wave), perhaps the leading smooth jazz radio stations in the United States, as well as continuing The Dave Koz Radio Show, which is syndicated to over 100 U.S. and international affiliates.

Here are the confirmed Xmas tour dates thus far:

Friday, November 29 – LAKE TAHOE – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Incline Village

Saturday, November 30 – LAKE TAHOE – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Incline Village

Tuesday, December 3 – SEATTLE – 5th Avenue Theatre

Wednesday, December 4 – FRESNO – Saroyan Theatre

Thursday, December 5 – SAN DIEGO – Spreckles Theatre

Friday, December 6 – SAN DIEGO – East County Performing Arts Center

Saturday, December 7 – LONG BEACH – Terrace Theatre

Sunday, December 8 – PALM SPRINGS – McCallum Theatre

Tuesday, December 10 – INDIANAPOLIS – Murat Theatre

Wednesday, December 11 – CLEVELAND – Palace Theatre

Thursday, December 12 – CHICAGO – Chicago, Theatre

Friday, December 13 – CHICAGO – Chicago Theatre

Saturday, December 14 – COLUMBUS – Mershon Auditorium

Sunday, December 15 – DETROIT – Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts

Tuesday, December 17 – WASHINGTON, D.C – Constitution Hall

Wednesday, December 18 – PHILADELPHIA – Tower Theatre

Friday, December 20 – LOS ANGELES – Kodak Theatre

Saturday, December 21 – SAN FRANCISCO – NOB Hill Masonic Center

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