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Dave Koz Performing at Hollywood Christmas Parade, Grove Tree Lighting

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Smooth Jazz musician Dave Koz always gets in the holiday spirit and in addition to his upcoming tour, he’ll perform at the Hollywood Christmas Parade and at the Grove’s Christmas tree lighting event.

Dave Koz by Greg Allen

The tour includes several dates in Southern California, including December 10 in San Diego at the Balboa Theatre, December 12 at McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, December 17-18 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and December 19 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

The “Dave Koz And Friends – A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour” features South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler, keyboardist Brian Culbertson and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer.  The jazz jaunt launches November 26 in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Koz’s latest album, Hello Tomorrow, recently debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes’ Jazz Album chart. His song “Put The Top Down” has been No. 1 for four weeks on the Mediabase Smooth A/C Chart, his dance remix version of the Herb Alpert classic “This Guy’s In Love With You” is No. 1 for Breakouts  on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart and “Start All Over Again” is No. 1 on Los Angeles radio station KTWV The Wave. Koz recently performed the new single, “Start All Over Again,” with singer-songwriter Dana Glover on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives.

Photo by Greg Allen

The Grove treelighting, hosted by Mario Lopez of the TV entertainment new show Extra, will feature Koz and Friends opening and closing the festivities with an assortment of holiday songs, plus numbers form Hello Tomorrow. Extra will air highlights from the Grove Christmas Tree Lighting throughout the week of November 29 – December 5. ” The show’s weekend edition, airing December 4-5, will present more extensive look at the event.

Koz, who recently received the “Entertainer of the Year” award at the 1st Annual American Smooth Jazz Awards, will perform on the telecast of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, airing in Los Angeles on KTLA the CW Channel 5 Friday, December 17, from 8-10 p.m. PST.  It will also air on the Hallmark Channel on Friday, December 10, from 8-10 a.m. PST/EST and again on the Hallmark Movie Channel on Friday, December 10, from 8-10 p.m. PST/EST. The show will also be syndicated nationally throughout December with varying airdates across the country. It’s been a seasonal American tradition for more than 80 years now.

Dave Koz and Friends Tour dates:

11/26 Ft. Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre
11/27 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
11/28 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
11/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Au-Rene Theater
11/30 Naples, FL Philharmonic Center for the Arts
12/1 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/3 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square/Palace Theatre
12/4 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
12/5 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
12/6 Bethesda, MD Strathmore Music Center
12/7 Newport News, VA Ferguson Center for the Arts
12/9 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
12/10 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
12/11 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
12/12 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
12/14 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
12/15 Sacramento, CA Radisson Hotel
12/16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center/Ikeda Theater
12/17-18 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
12/19 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
12/20 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts