Koz & Friends To Tour On Land And Sea

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — For the fourth straight year, Dave Koz will crisscross the U.S. with a group of smooth jazz musicians, taking his "A Smooth Summer Night Tour" to more than 25 cities. Dave Koz & Friends this year includes Jeffrey Osborne, Marc Antoine and Praful. The tour commences June 10 at the Reading Eagle Theater in Reading, PA and wraps up on August 21 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA.

This coming fall, Koz will set sail on the first ever Dave Koz & Friends at Sea cruise featuring Marc Antoine, Patti Austin, David Benoit, Chris Botti, Jonathan Butler, George Duke, Jeff Golub, Jeffrey Osborne, Praful, Wayman Tisdale and Kirk Whalum as well as DJ Mark Gobulew. Koz will depart from San Diego, CA on November 5 on the Holland America Line m/s Oosterdam for a week-long cruise to the Mexican Riviera.

Meanwhile, Koz is at work on two new albums: his next Capitol release, which is being produced by Phil Ramone (Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Elton John), and Golden Slumbers II: A Father's Love, due out on Rendezvous Entertainment, an independent label Dave co-founded. The project is a follow-up to 2002's highly successful, Grammy-nominated Golden Slumbers lullaby album. Koz also continues to host a morning radio show on "The Wave" in Los Angeles and a nationally syndicated weekly smooth jazz radio show.

Dave Koz & Friends Smooth Summer Night Tour itinerary:

6/10 Reading, PA Reading Eagle Theater

6/11 Winona, ONT E.D. Smith Farms

6/12 Westbury, NY Westbury Music Fair

6/16 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Amphitheatre

6/17 Denver, Co Paramount Theatre

6/24 Richmond, VA Kanawha Plaza

6/25 Charleston, WV University of Charleston

6/26 Charlotte, NC NC Blumenthal Performing
Arts Center

7/13 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre

7/15-16 Chicago, IL Navy Pier Skyline Stage

7/20 Cleveland, OH Palace Theater

7/21 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion For The
Performing Arts

7/22 St. Louis, MO The Orpheum Theatre

7/23 Apple Valley, MN Music In The Zoo

7/30 Oakville, CA Robert Mondavis Summer
Festival

7/31 Saratoga, CA Montaivo Center for the Arts

8/19 San Diego, CA Humphrey's

8/20 Concord, CA The Chronicle Pavilion

8/21 Hollywood, CA The Hollywood Bowl

— bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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