Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2015 Returns to the Palace December 9 with Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer, and the Legendary Bill Medley

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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2015 Returns to the Palace December 9 with Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer, and the Legendary Bill Medley

 

“By all rights, smooth jazz should own the holiday season, and the saxophonist Dave Koz is better positioned than anyone to make it so,” – The New York Times

 

“Dave Koz = Christmas” – El Paso Times

 

“Santa Koz” – Examiner.com

 

Nine-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz returns with the must-see show of the holiday season. The 2015 tour will feature two tour “alumni”—the irrepressible Jonathan Butler, who has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz, and gospel fields, and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer, who was introduced with the smash pop single “Lily Was Here” and has since released 10 studio albums and performed with such artists as Prince, Dave Stewart, and Lionel Ritchie. Touring with Koz for the first time will be the legendary Bill Medley, who co-founded The Righteous Brothers with Bobby Hatfield and has released 14 solo albums including the Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing. Together, the four musicians will put fresh spins on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season.

 

CAPA presents Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2015 at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Wednesday, December 9, at 8 pm. Tickets are $28-$65.50 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.

 

Fans can expect an extra-festive show this year, as Koz is celebrating his 25th year as a recording artist. His latest album, Dave Koz’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (July 2015), marks his ninth album to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and it is still in the Top 5. The album shines a light on some of the saxophonist’s most memorable creative partnerships, drawing from Koz’s extensive catalog as well as other artists’ recording projects – including duets with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Michael McDonald, Barry Manilow, and Luther Vandross. Newly recorded tracks include the first single, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” featuring Rick Braun and Kenny Lattimore, which was a Top 5 hit at smooth A/C and jazz radio. www.DaveKoz.com

 

About Jonathan Butler

Butler released his first album in 1973, winning the Best New Artist Grammy in South Africa at age 12. As a teenager, he made history by being the first black artist played on white South African radio while earning three gold records (Please Stay went double gold and I Love How You Love Me went gold). More than a decade later, Butler moved to London and released his first album internationally. The self-titled set went gold in 1987 in the UK and US. He received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song for his R&B/pop vocal hit “Lies” and for Best Jazz Song for the instrumental “Going Home.” His genre-busting material earned songwriter’s awards and received abundant airplay in multiple radio formats—pop, urban, contemporary jazz, adult contemporary, and gospel. Butler’s 2004 album, Surrender, went gold in South Africa where he remains a superstar. www.JonathanButler.com

 

About Candy Dulfer

Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer is known around the world for her powerful and high-energy concerts. She collaborates with the biggest artists, performs with her own band across the world in sold-out clubs and on the largest festival stages, received a Grammy Award nomination for her debut album Saxuality, sold more than 2.5 million albums worldwide since, and has had several number 1 hits in the US. www.CandyDulfer.nl

 

About Bill Medley

Bill Medley is a seminal figure in the history of American music, perhaps best known as half of the unmistakable duo, The Righteous Brothers. In the mid-‘60s, duo became a fixture of Top 40 radio with hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” “Just Once in My Life,” “Unchained Melody,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration.” In 1987, Medley scored a monumental hit with another duettist, Jennifer Warnes, on “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” for the film Dirty Dancing. The song earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, Video of the Year, and a Grammy, and the soundtrack became one of the most successful since Saturday Night Fever, selling 14 million copies and once again putting Medley at the top of the Billboard charts. In 2003, The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. www.BillMedley.com
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CAPA presents dave koz and friends christmas tour 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 8 pm

Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)

Multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz returns with the must-see show of the holiday season. The 2015 tour will feature two tour “alumni”—the irrepressible Jonathan Butler, who has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz, and gospel fields, and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer, who was introduced with the smash pop single “Lily Was Here” and has since released 10 studio albums. Touring with Koz for the first time will be the legendary Bill Medley, who co-founded The Righteous Brothers and has released 14 solo albums including the Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing. Together, the four musicians will put fresh spins on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season. Tickets are $28-$65.50 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. www.capa.com

 

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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, the Florence E. K. Hurd and Robert B. Hurst  Funds of The Columbus Foundation, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

 

About CAPA

Owner/operator of downtown Columbus’ magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.

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