Saxophonist and smooth jazz superstar Dave Koz (photo by Bryan Sheffield) returns to Columbus this week with the 19th anniversary edition of his holiday tour. Koz’s Christmas Tour 2016 stops at the Palace Theatre for a CAPA show on Friday, December 9th, at 8pm. Tickets are available here and by phone (see below). Koz, a nine-time Grammy nominee, has a renowned supporting cast of R&B and jazz talents in tow: guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, singer Kenny Lattimore, and singer Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson). This cavalcade of stars will certainly help smooth jazz and R&B fans get in the holiday spirit. Keep reading for more details from CAPA:
Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016 to Celebrate the Season at the Palace December 9
Nine-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests – Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore, and Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson – will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz’s holiday tour. Together, these four remarkable artists will put a fresh spin on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season.
CAPA presents the Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016 at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Friday, December 9, at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$66.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
Koz – who has charted nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection, and has released five holiday albums – has assembled another stellar lineup for 2016.
The irrepressible Jonathan Butler, an “alumni” of the tour, has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz, and gospel fields and recently released a new studio album entitled Free.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore, hailed by The New York Times as a “modern soul man,” has released seven solo albums, including his latest, Anatomy of a Love Song.
Acclaimed vocalist Valerie Simpson co-wrote such classic hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” as half of the songwriting/performing/producing entity Ashford and
Simpson. She recently released a new solo album, Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Again.