Wed, July 26, 2017
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2017-07-26 8:00 pm
Dave Koz And Larry Graham at Count Basie Theatre
In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world and been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection, Koz’s latest album on Concord Records, features three brand new tracks – “Good Foot” with Jeff Lorber, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” with Kenny Lattimore and Rick Braun and “Let It Go” (from Frozen) with Sturken & Rogers – plus previously recorded collaborations with Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Toby Keith, Rod Stewart, and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, among others.
A platinum-selling artist, he is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host for “The Dave Koz Lounge” on SiriusXM, and instrumental music advocate. As an entrepreneur, Koz founded Rendezvous Entertainment and as a philanthropist, Koz has served as global ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation for over 20 years.
Larry Graham, Jr. is an American baritone singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as both the bass guitar player in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, and as the founder and front man of Graham Central Station. The Popular Graham Central Station album “Release Yourself” yielded the hit "Feel the Need” and was nominated for a Grammy for the “Best New Artist of 1974”. There third album in 1975 “Ain't No Bout-A-Doubt It”, went Gold and gave us the single "Your Love," which landed in the Top 40 and topped the R&B charts.
He is credited with the invention of the slapping technique, which radically expanded the tonal palette of the bass, although he himself refers to the technique as "Thumpin' and Pluckin'." Larry is continuously writing and he along with the rest of Sly and the Family Stone received the Rhythm & Blues “Pioneer Award” in 2001.
Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St