Dave Koz was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. He first began playing the saxphone just to get into his older brother’s band. After graduating from UCLA he decided to become a professional musician and immediately began a series of professional tours. Within few weeks he began touring with Bobby aldwell’s band, then keyboardist Jeff Lorber invited him to tour with him. Following that, he toured with pop singer Richard Marx.
Dave is a 9-time Grammy nominee. Among the nominated CDs Saxophonic (2003), At the Movies (2007), Hello Tomorrow (2010), Live at the Blue Note (2012)
Having his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Dave has played with the legendary greats Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Barry Manilow, U2, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald and Rod Stewart.