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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Dave Brubeck was born this day in 1920 in Concord, Calif. A prolific performer and recording artist, Brubeck remains busy on the concert circuit.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Marshall Royal was born this on date in 1912. He was a major voice in the Count Basie Orchestra in the 1950s and 1960s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer Eddie Heywood was born this day in 1915 in Atlanta. He is best remembered for his tunes "Canadian Sunset" and "Soft Summer Breeze."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Sylvia Sims was born this date in 1919. The popular cabaret singer died in 1992 during a standing ovation she received at the New York cabaret scene's famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn was born this date in 1915 in Dayton, Ohio. The longtime collaborator with Duke Ellington wrote many classic tunes including "Lush Life" and "Take the A Train."
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Fats Navarro was born this day in 1923 in Key West, Fla. This leading bebop soloist settled in New York in 1946 after succeeding Dizzy Gillespie in the Billy Eckstine band, then began a very important association with Tadd Dameron. His career wa
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec was born this day in 1918 in Newark, N.J. This Blue Note recording artist worked extensively through the 1940s with Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and the Cab Calloway bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 9)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

( (July 6)
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Elmer "Mousey" Alexander was born this day in 1922 in Gary, Ind. He worked in Dixieland bands in Chicago in the late 1940s before moving to New York where he performed for a year as a member of pianist Marian McPartland's bebop trio. His longest a
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Pete Candoli was born this day in 1923 in Mishawaka, Ind. He paid his dues as a high-note trumpeter in many big bands before moving to the West Coast in the early 1950s and mixing studio work with jazz club dates, often with his trumpet-playing
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Elmo Hope was born this day in 1923 in New York. Classical piano studies and rhythm and blues tours preceded his shift into jazz in the 1950s when he recorded with Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson and Jackie McLean and Clifford Brown for the Blue Note
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

George Wein, the ingenious promoter who invented the concept of the jazz festival nearly a half-century ago at Newport, Rhode Island, has lived to see his brain
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:
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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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