Smooth jazz god Dave Koz brings Grammy-winning friends to holiday concert in Clearwater

Ruth Eckerd Hall hosts on Tuesday.

click to enlarge Smooth jazz god Dave Koz brings Grammy-winning friends to holiday concert in Clearwater

Smooth jazz WJST may longer be a fixture on Bay area radio dials, but here’s a concert that fans of the station would’ve flocked to. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz joins a stellar backing cast — South African guitarist-singer Jonathan Butler, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester (“Midnight Blue, “Don’t Cry Out Loud”), Copenhagen-born jazz-soul saxophonist Michael Lington and special guest Chris Walker (singer, bassist and former musical director for Al Jarreau) — for a night of holiday classics and hits from their respective catalogs.

Dave Koz. Mon. Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. $37-$100. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater.


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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