Dave Koz is a poetic saxophonist. His magical sounds become a signatured art as he plays “Moon River”, a song co-written an produced by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.
Koz was originally a rock musician before he moved to smooth jazz in 1989. For the rest of the 1980s, Koz served as a session musician in several rock bands, and toured with Jeff Lorber. He was recruited as a member of Bobby Caldwell’s tour.
Koz was also a member of Richard Marx’s band and toured with Marx throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, which was around the time he recurred as the guest saxophonist on the syndicated late-night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show.
He also played in the house band of CBS’ short-lived The Pat Sajak Show, with Tom Scott as bandleader.