Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2019, with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and special guest Chris Walker, is a whirlwind of 22 shows in 25 days. All four of Koz’s tour mates appear on the new album Gifts of the Season. The run kicks off on November 29 at the Van Wezel in Sarasota, FL and includes shows at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY (December 8), the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, TX (December 16) and Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Southern California (December 20 and 21).
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GIFTS OF THE SEASON – DAVE KOZ
Twenty-two years after releasing his first Christmas-themed set, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz takes a very different stylistic approach on his new holiday album, Gifts of the Season. The 11-track collection will be released on Friday, October 11, via Just Koz Entertainment, Inc. Produced by Darren Rahn, the album brings a buoyant, soul/funk/pop feel to Christmas classics across different eras, and sheds new light on their rich musicality and lyrical depth.
Approaching Mariah Carey’s “All I Want Is You” as a soulful ballad, GRAMMY winner Melissa Manchester changes the entire emotional trajectory of the song. Koz notes, “It’s one of the most played holiday songs on the radio, but because it’s so up-tempo, it’s easy to overlook that it’s got a lot of meat on its bones. Melissa’s version makes you stop and pay attention.”
Gifts Of The Season – Dave Koz
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas featuring Jonathan Butler
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- White Christmas
- Last Christmas
- Mary Did You Know featuring Chris Walker
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas featuring Matt Cusson
- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer featuring Michael Lington
- This Christmas featuring Jonathan Butler
- All I Want For Christmas featuring Melissa Manchester
- Winter Wonderland
- A Prayer For Peace