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May 9, 2016

L-R: David Sanborn, Dave Koz   Photo Credit: Lynn Goldsmith

Co-Headline Run Kicks Off July 30
Today, Dave Koz and David Sanborn announced their first-ever tour together. The two saxophone greats will share the stage, backed by a stellar band. The co-headline “Side By Side” run will kick off on July 30 in Temecula, CA at Thornton Winery and include shows in Healdsburg, CA (August 13 at Rodney Strong Winery), Westbury, NY (August 25 at the Theatre at Westbury) and Montclair, NJ (August 26 at the Wellmont Theatre). The pair will also perform at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, Cancun Jazz Fest 2016 and other festivals.
“David Sanborn is my No. 1 sax idol. I prayed this would happen for many years!” says Dave Koz. “I grew up listening to and worshipping this guy. He is the one who took the saxophone from more of a traditional jazz idiom and brought it into a more pop idiom. It’s an incredible honor to be performing side by side with him.”
“Dave and I have been talking for years of doing something like this, and now it’s finally happening,” says David Sanborn. “I’m really looking forward to coming up with new and exciting takes on songs from each of our catalogs and playing for our collective fans.”
About Dave Koz:
A nine-time GRAMMY® nominee, Dave Koz has charted nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart, including 2015’s Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection (Concord Records), which features some of his most memorable creative partnerships – including duets with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Michael McDonald, Barry Manilow and Luther Vandross – and features three new tracks. Koz is currently opening for Manilow on his One Last Time! tour of the U.S. and U.K. For more information, visit
About David Sanborn:
In his three-and-a-half decade career, David Sanborn has released 25 albums – including eight Gold and one Platinum – and won six GRAMMY Awards. Sanborn has often been credited for reintroducing the saxophone to pop/rock music, thru his work with David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, James Taylor, and Eric Clapton, to name but a few. His latest solo album, 2015’s Time and the River (Sony Masterworks), marks his first collaboration with bassist and producer Marcus Miller in over 15 years and includes a groove-oriented collection of originals and covers. For more information, visit
Dave Koz and David Sanborn
Side By Side

7/30 – Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery

8/4 – Kansas City, MO @ Muriel Kauffman Theatre
8/5 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts w/special guest Jazz Funk Soul
8/6 – Houston, TX @ Brown Theatre @ The Wortham Center w/special guest Chante Moore
8/7 – Dallas, TX @ Music Hall at Fair Park w/special guest Chante Moore
8/12 – Saratoga, CA @ Montalvo Arts Center
8/13 – Healdsburg, CA @ Rodney Strong Winery
8/14 – Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Jazz Festival
8/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Smith Center – Reynolds Hall
8/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Red Lion Hotel
8/21 – Thousand Oaks, CA @ Fred Kavli Theatre
8/25 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
8/26 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
8/27 – Austin, TX @ One World Theatre
8/28 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys
9/2 – North Charleston, SC @ Greater Charleston Lowcountry Jazz Festival
9/3 – Cancun, Mexico @ Hard Rock Hotel – Cancun Jazz Fest 2016
Dates subject to change.
Additional dates to be announced.


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