Dave Koz to get Own Star in Walk of FameMarch 7th, 2009 - 12:46 am ICT by GD
One of America’s most eligible bachelors Dave Koz is a Platinum-selling saxophonist, a radion star and philanthropist but he is also about to get his own star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. He is heading to the sixth Dubai International Jazz Festival soon for yet another show-stealing performance.
The six-time Grammy nominated saxophonist first started playing when his older brother Jeff insisted on Dave taking up the saxophone rather than the drums. Dave turned professional with the saxophone after he finished his mass communications degree from UCLA. He released Dave Koz, the album, twenty years ago and has released almost 12 albums since. His latest was a greatest hits collection released last year where he played alongside stalwarts of the music world such as Rod Stewart, U2, Celine Dion and Ray Charles.
The 45-year old has also had his own radio show and was the founder of the Rendezvous Entertainment label. He is also a global ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation for seriously ailing children.
The Grammy Foundation invited him to become a member on its board of governors and he has been on both the Grammy Foundation Artists Committee and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Speaking of his forthcoming performance in Dubai, he said, “I’ve heard some amazing things about Dubai from friends who’ve been there, and I can’t wait to see it for myself. I’m especially excited to be part of this festival, and we’ve planned a super high-energy set to introduce the great folks who come to my music. It’s always a great honor for me to travel the world and share my music - especially in such exotic spots on the globe.”
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