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Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with special guest Peter White, Rick Braun David Benoit and introducing Selina Albright
Two decades ago, GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz – a nice Jewish boy – launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now, fans and families across the country await his arrival with
the kind of anticipation formerly reserved for St. Nick himself, earning the saxophonist extraordinaire the nickname “Santa Koz.”
This year’s 20th anniversary tour promises to be extra-special, reuniting Koz with two members of the original lineup – David Benoit and Peter White – and Rick Braun, a
guest on many of Dave’s holiday jaunts, dating back to the early years. Newcomer Selina Albright will also join in the festivities. Together, the five remarkable artists will
perform fresh renditions of Christmas classics as well as a Chanukah medley and hits from their respective catalogs.
“By all rights, smooth jazz should own the holiday season, and the saxophonist Dave Koz is better positioned than anyone to make it so,” observed The New York Times
while The El Paso Times said, “Some might say it wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa, but in El Paso, it’s not Christmas until Dave Koz comes to town.”
Koz has logged nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart, including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records),
and received nine GRAMMY nominations. His five holiday albums include 2014’s The 25th of December. Pianist David Benoit is a three-time GRAMMY nominee who has
released 35 albums, scored several films and conducted such symphonies as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. Trumpet maestro Rick
Braun has racked up more than 20 No. 1 singles and is also known for his work with RnR and the powerhouse trio BWB. One of the most versatile and prolific acoustic
guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape, Peter White has had numerous No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs chart and is featured on tour mate Rick
Braun’s latest hit, “We Don’t Talk Anymore.” Selina Albright’s 2013 EP, Brighter, topped the UK Soul Chart for four weeks and her new full-length album, Conversations, is out
now. She has collaborated with the renowned DJ duo Manufactured Superstars and has appeared on Gerald Albright’s GRAMMY-nominated projects, dating back to 1997.