Dave Koz and Emeril Team Up on TV

Saxophonist Dave Koz will serve as Legasse’s musical sidekick

Dave Koz
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Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz is bringing his good looks and musical talent back to television. Koz is joining celebrity chef Emeril Legasse as his musical sidekick for a new show premiering on the ION Channel. “The Emeril Legasse Show” premieres April 18 and will feature cooking, entertainment and lifestyle segments.

Koz will lead the show’s live band and interact with the celebrity guests and audience members. The band will include fellow smooth jazzers Jeff Golub on guitar and keyboardist Philippe Saisse. Filming for the hour-long show will run from March 9-19 in front of a live studio audience in New York City. For information on filming dates and how to be part of the audience visit The Black List.

Legasse will host a new celebrity, musician or entertainer each show, along with venturing out of the studio for interactive pieces at different locations throughout New York. The popular American chef, known for his light and personable manner on TV, has hosted past TV shows including The Essence of Emeril and Emeril Live.

Koz is a six-time Grammy nominee and held a similar role in the 1990’s on the Arsenio Hall Show. His Greatest Hits album was released in 2008 and his work as a saxophonist has been recognized worldwide.