Dave Koz
Dave Koz

Dave Koz

About Dave Koz

Dave Koz started playing saxophone in seventh grade and successfully begged to join his older brother’s band, which played gigs at weddings and parties.

∙ Weeks after graduating from UCLA with a degree in mass communication, he was invited to audition for Bobby Caldwell’s band and landed his first touring job.
∙ Koz recorded a four-song demo with noted jazz artist Jeff Lorber, which led to a deal with Capitol Records.
∙ The soap opera General Hospital often used his song “Emily,” which led to Koz being asked to write a new theme song for the show’s 30th anniversary—a 1993 tune called “Faces of the Heart.”
∙ Koz’s 2013 album, Summer Horns, received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album and an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album.
∙ Over the course of his career, he has toured or collaborated with Richard Marx, Toby Keith, U2, Ray Charles, Foo Fighters, Vulfpeck, and Michael McDonald.
∙ In 2017, he appeared as himself in the Hallmark Channel movie Sharing Christmas, performing holiday tunes during the lead couple’s romantic date.

    Los Angeles, CA
  • BORN
    March 27, 1963

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