Dave Koz To Perform with Toby Keith and CMAs
The GRAMMY-nominated pop instrumentalist has also been tapped as the bandleader for ION Television's first original non-scripted series, "The Emeril Lagasse Show," which premieres this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Koz composed and recorded the theme song for the one-hour variety show, which is filmed before a live audience in New York City. "Emeril's Theme" marks the second television theme song penned by Dave - his "Faces of the Heart" was used as ABC's "General Hospital" theme.
This summer Koz will release the first single from his 11th studio album and embark on an extensive tour. He is currently recording at Henson Recording Studios (previously A&M Studios) in Hollywood, CA with GRAMMY-winning co-producers Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Luther Vandross) and John Burk (a producer on Ray Charles' final studio album, Genius Loves Company, which won eight GRAMMY awards, including "Album of the Year").
The album, which will be released by Concord Records this fall, will be Koz's first of all new material in five years. It follows Dave Koz - Greatest Hits, his first-ever retrospective record, which bowed in September 2008 at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. It topped the chart for eight weeks and now, a year and a half later, is still in the Top 40.
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