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Franklin drops out of Kroger Jazz Fest

INDIANAPOLIS, March 29 (UPI) -- Aretha Franklin has officially dropped out of the upcoming Kroger Indy Jazz Fest in Indianapolis.
Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- British singer Amy Winehouse has obtained a visa to travel to the United States, but still won't be attending Sunday's Grammy Awards gala, TMZ.com reported.

Jazz smoothies roll a holiday 21

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Guitarist Marc Antoine, guitarist Dave Koz and others will wind up their 21-city "Smooth Jazz Christmas" tour Dec. 21 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

David "Panama" Francis, one of the great swing drummers, was born this day in 1918 in Miami. Francis played the Savoy Ballroom in the 1940s with the Lucky Millinder band and in 1979 formed his own touring jazz and dance band, called the Savoy Sultans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Eddie Condon opened his famous jazz club on this day in 1945 in New York's Greenwich Village. The Chicago-style jazz joint had three locations before closing for good in 1985, 10 years after Condon's death.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Fletcher Henderson was born this day in 1897 in Cuthbert, Ga. His transformation of his popular 1920's dance band into a swing orchestra was the role model for the big bands America came to love.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and arranger Sy Oliver was born this date in 1910 in Battle Creek, Mich. His achieved a lot of fame during his 1934-39 tenure with the Jimmy Lunceford band and went on to become a favorite arranger of Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1949, the jazz club named Birdland opened in New York City. It took its name from the nickname of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, and the man called "Bird" played there opening night.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Budd Johnson was born this date in 1910 in Dallas.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Duke Ellington's first drummer, Sonny Greer, was born this day in 1903 in Long Branch, N.J. He was an inspiration for later showmen-drummers including Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Greer died in 1982.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Eddie Barefield was born this day in 1909 in Scandia, Iowa. He worked in the midwestern territory bands before moving to New York with Bennie Moten.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Big band jazz trumpet player and studio musician Marky Markowitz was born this day in Washington in 1923.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and jazz violinist Ray Nance was born this day in 1913. He spent 23 years of his long career with the Duke Ellington band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this date in 1957, something wonderful occurred in a CBS television studio in New York. The Red Allen All-Stars, singer Billie Holiday, the Mal Waldron All-Stars, the Count Basie All-Stars and Jimmy Giuffre went on live television for a show that was p
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist and bandleader Teddy Hill was born this day in 1909 in Birmingham, Ala. Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet solos were first recorded with the Teddy Hill band in 1937.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Dave Koz
LAP99111807 -18 NOVEMBER 1999 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA: Famed sax player Dave Koz entertains a contingent of Burbank and Westchester High School students during a GRAMMY Session at the last rehearsal for Koz's Christmas tour at Third Encore Studios in North Hollywood, November 18. GRAMMY Sessions has become an exciting way to connect students directly to the musical community giving them an opportunity to interact with musicians and gain insight to all facets of the music profession. The GRAMMY Foundation, formerly the NARAS Foundation, is a non-profit arm of the Recording Academy dedicated to advancing music and arts education across the country. ss/Sinartus Sosrodjojo UPI
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Dave Koz (March 27, 1963) is an American saxophonist. Because they look and sound similar, Koz often draws comparisons to another well-known saxophonist, David Sanborn, and is sometimes billed as "the second coming of Sanborn." He usually plays soprano or alto saxophones, but sometimes plays tenor and occasionally baritone saxophone.

Dave Koz was born on March 27, 1963 in Encino, California. From an early age, he and his sister took piano lessons. "My mom basically forced my sister and me to play piano from when we were toddlers. I hated piano; I was never any good at it. But I have to thank her now for making me do it, because I write most of my songs on the piano." Around age nine, he began taking drum lessons, but notes that he was not very good at drums, "I am the world's worst drummer. I could not keep time to save my life." At age 13, his brother, Jeff, had a band that Dave wanted to be in, but his brother told him over and over that there was no way he could be in it. Dave eventually wore him down, and his brother told him that the only way he could be in the band was if he could play the saxophone, because their band did not have a saxophonist. That was all he needed to hear. Two years later, he was in the band and working gigs with the band and by himself.

Dave attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, performing on saxophone as a member of the school jazz band. He later graduated from UCLA with a degree in mass communications in 1986, and only weeks after his graduation, decided to make a go of becoming a professional musician. Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a member of Bobby Caldwell's tour. For the rest of the 1980s, Koz served as a session musician in several bands, toured with artists such as Jeff Lorber & Richard Marx, and played in the house band of CBS' short-lived The Pat Sajak Show, with Tom Scott as bandleader.

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