Dave Koz & Friends – Summer Horns
Quarry Park Amphitheater
Sept. 9, 2023
The Summer Horns Tour brings the chart topping saxophonist, Dave Koz, with 2 other sax greats – Candy Dulfer & Eric Darius, LIVE in Rocklin!
When: Saturday, Sept. 9th | 6pm – 10pm, gates open at 6pm
Where: Quarry Park Amphitheater, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95818
Parking Pass: Dave Koz parking for 9.09.2023
ABOUT THE ARTIST
DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS ANNOUNCE SUMMER HORNS 2023
Dave Koz & Friends will return in 2023 with a fresh incarnation of the Summer Horns tour, which will find the chart-topping saxophonist teaming up with two other sax greats – Candy Dulfer and Eric Darius.
The high-octane, feel-good summer show will feature songs from each artist’s catalog plus material from 2013’s Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns and 2018’s Summer Horns II From A To Z. Both albums debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Over the course of his career, Koz has amassed a loyal audience that turns out for performances on land and sea. He’ll be visiting Spain, Morocco and Portugal with three sold-out, back-to-back cruises in May 2023 and two sold-out cruises to Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt in 2024.
As Koz’s fanbase continues to grow, he’s found some unexpected supporters. In this article for Esquire, writer Jeff Gordinier chronicled his own journey from cynic to fan and observed, “The person who embraces the musicianship of the likes of Dave Koz is one who has found peace and has zero f*cks to give.”
Koz recently shared his new single, “Wrapped Up in Your Smile.” He wrote the soulful romantic ballad with Philippe Saisse, who produced it. View the official video HERE. The pair also collaborated on Koz’s 2020 album, A New Day, and 2022’s Christmas Ballads.
Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY ® nominations, 12 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, performances for multiple U.S. presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A Platinum-selling artist, the California native is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.
His 2020 album, A New Day, reached the No. 1 position on numerous jazz charts, including iTunes and Amazon, and delivered an unprecedented four back-to-back No. 1 hits on billboard’s Smooth Jazz Airplay chart – “Side By Side” ft. David Sanborn, “Dr. Norm” ft. Paul Jackson, Jr., “The Closer We Get” and “Summertime in NYC.” Koz broke new ground with his 2021 release, The Golden Hour. Recorded live in the studio with a large jazz ensemble, the album marked his first full-length collaboration with guitarist/producer/internet sensation Cory Wong.
In 2022, Koz celebrated the 25 th anniversary of the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour with the release of his seventh and most intimate holiday album to date, Christmas Ballads, and a new all-star, 25-date tour.
Candy Dulfer rose to fame with high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (the worldwide No. 1 smash “Lily Was Here”) and the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation (“When I want sax, I call Candy”) in the “Partyman” video made the world sit up and notice the talented sax player at his side. Their collaboration continued over the years with many studio sessions, TV show appearances, award show performances (including the GRAMMY Awards ® ) and global concert tours. Candy joined Prince’s NPG band as a permanent member for his record-shattering Musicology tour and album.
Her first solo album Saxuality earned her a GRAMMY Award nomination. The combined world-wide sales of her solo albums top 2.5 million copies, and she has had several No. 1 hits in the U.S. Candy’s new album, We Never Stop, includes the hit “Jammin’ Tonight” Ft. Nile Rodgers.
Candy has been fortunate to work – both in the studio and on stage – with some of the biggest names in music, including Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and many others.
Eric Darius, internationally known as an elite Jazz/R&B/Pop saxophonist, songwriter, producer, and performer, recently dropped, “L.O.V.E Feat. Brian Culbertson” the third single from his seventh studio album, Breakin’ Thru, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Albums Chart.
This project is an extra special milestone for Darius as it is his first release via his own independent label, SagiDarius Music. The title track and debut single for Breakin’ Thru has been a staple on Contemporary Jazz radio, reaching #1 on the Mediabase Smooth Jazz chart, as well as his second single, “Dare 2 Dream.” Breakin’ Thru features 10 original songs with co-production by Darius, Rodney Jones, Jr. (Chris Brown, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige) and Butta N’ Bizkit (John Legend, Ne-Yo, Miguel, Ledisi).
Maysa is blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Incognito, Angela Bofill, Will Downing and Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry and more, Maysa can hang with the best. It is no wonder she was the recipient of many awards for her work, including Soul Train’s first Centric Award in 2009, and her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her remake of Nancy Wilson’s “Quiet Fire” in 2014.
The Baltimore native is the owner/founder of her own record label, Blue Velvet Soul Records.To celebrate her first record printing, Maysa designed a commemorative blue velvet box set with four singles – “You Are Not Alone,” “It’s Gonna Be Alright, “Lovin’ You Is Easy” and “Soft Words” – as an EP called The Fab First Four in January of 2021. Maysa will release her 14 the solo studio album entitled Music For Your Soul soon.
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