中 文 名 戴夫•考兹
外 文 名 Dave Koz
职 业 萨克斯乐手
主要成就 成为Smooth Jazz乐界的代名词
星 座 白羊座
唱片公司 百代唱片（EMI MUSIC）
他是继肯尼基(KENNY G)之后，走红全球流行乐坛的萨克斯乐手。其地位横跨于融合爵士、跨界、成人抒情、 流行 演奏等领域，已经成为Smooth Jazz乐界的代名词。
实际上Dave Koz和Kenny G他们演奏的虽然都是萨克斯管，但前者演奏的是中音萨克斯，而后者演奏的是高音萨克斯，所以在听感方面前者的音色显得淳厚而成熟，更富明快鲜活的韵律和节奏；Kenny G则高亢嘹亮。Dave Koz从1990年推出第一张同名演奏专辑后便在乐坛确立了自己的定位.
自从1990年开始，Dave Koz以个人首张同名专辑《Dave Koz》创下非凡的销售纪录之后，Dave Koz已经成为Smooth Jazz乐界的一种音乐现象。连美国前任总统克林顿先生都是他的乐迷哦！这位萨克斯风圣手，在艺术以及事业上皆获得全胜，甚至当他由驾轻就熟的R&B乐界跨足到不同的领域时，也一样深受听众的欢迎。第一次的音乐创作就成为他精采而丰富的音乐生命记录，在这张专辑中，Dave Koz将Jeff Lorber、Carl StrurPen、Evan Rogers与弟弟Jeff等十年前合作、制作第一张个人专辑的一些工作伙伴再度聚集起来，并将自己放逐在许多流行节奏蓝调、福音与Smooth Jazz的伟大表演者之中。由巨星Luther Vandross负责担纲带有摇摆复古风味的放克嘻哈曲式歌曲《Can’t Let You go(The Sha La Song)》中的人声部分；现代R&B、hip－hop音乐界的巨星Montell Jordan参与制作并重唱1984年由超级巨星George Michael在Wham时代所发行的华丽经典歌曲《Careless Wisper》。数度获得格莱美奖的福音团体Take6之中的Meruyn Warren与David Thomas重唱了灵魂乐的经典乐曲《I’ll be there》阵容十分坚强。
此外，突显Smooth Jazz乐界的吉他名家Marc Antonie担纲的热情佛朗明哥吉他独奏，带有拉丁风情的轻松摇摆小品《You're Me，I am You》；而在另一首展现不同吉他风味的《The Bright Side》之中，更由著名的Jorathan Butler显身手，为此曲增添了许多趣味而戏耍的风味。专辑的其他歌曲，同样也令人充满惊喜与期待。由Dave与Jeff Lorber共同谱写的首支单曲《I’m Waiting for you》；复古的灵魂乐曲《Together Again》；为纪念已故父亲Normam而创作的《Right By Your Side》；揉合50种萨克斯风演奏的惊世歌曲《CubanHighWay》及由福音界的超级巨星BeBe Winans献声，并由葛莱美奖的得奖人，超级作曲家、制作人Glen Ballard所在担任制作曾是美国的乡村歌王Garth Brooks招牌畅销曲的专辑同名曲《The Dance》等。另外在这张专辑中最重要的特色，就是为了与全球不同区域的乐迷做有更亲密的接触，Dave Koz也首次尝试为不同的地区特别演奏一首作品。在亚洲版中，收录了华语乐坛天后歌手那英的抒情单曲《征服》，在Dave Koz深情浓重的萨克斯风乐音下，万千动人的情感是他献给全亚洲的最佳礼物。
这张《Golden Slumbers：A Father's Lullaby》是Dave Koz 在2002年与一些顶尖Smooth Jazz音乐家的以“摇篮曲”为主题的专辑发行的一张专辑，参与这张专辑的音乐家包括David Benoit,Norman Brown,Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun等，虽然时间已经过去了几年，但是现在每次听来还是觉得如此的安详与温馨，就如同回到了童年，在父母的怀抱中，静静地进入到梦乡。
在过去的五年之间，戴夫•考兹也主持Smooth Jazz的节目，原来的节目叫做 "Personal Notes"，因为他的高知名度，节目的名称现在已改名叫“The Dave Koz Radio Show”。 这个节目中为听众介绍最新的音乐，与介绍名人的音乐事迹，并与艺人进行访问， 这个节目在全美的一百个电台播出，先前并同时在德国的 慕尼黑、南非、阿拉伯、与印度尼西亚 同时播出。
另外，他除了于每周四晚间在 The Arsenio Hall Show的演出，也曾在美国的ABC电视网的影集“Family Matters”、 “Beverly Hills 90210”与迪斯尼频道的“American Teacher Award”和 “综合医院”中 演出。
December Makes Me Feel This Way（1997）专辑
Off the Beaten Path（2000）专辑
A Smooth Jazz Christmas（2001）专辑
At the Movies（2007）专辑
Masterpiece (The Very Best Of 2008)（2008）专辑
Start All Over Again - 'As featured in Desperate Housewives'（2010）专辑
iTunes Live from SoHo（2011）现场专辑
Ultimate Christmas Collection（2011）精选集
Live At Blue Note Tokyo（2012）现场专辑
Dave Koz And Friends: Summer Horns（2013）专辑
Dave Koz & Friends: The 25th of December（2014）现场专辑
Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection（2015）精选集
Life and career
David S. "Dave" Koz (born March 27, 1963) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist.
Dave Koz was born on March 27, 1963 in Encino, California to Jewish parents: Norman, a dermatologist and, Audrey Koz, a pharmacist. Dave has a brother, Jeff, who is also a musician, and a sister, Roberta. Although he is Jewish, Koz plays both Christmas and occasional Hanukkah songs at his concerts. He attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California 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 Jeff Lorber. Koz was a member of Richard Marx's band and toured with Marx throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. He also played in the house band of CBS' short-lived ‘The Pat Sajak Show’, with Tom Scott as bandleader. He also often guest-starred as the saxophone player on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ in the 1980s to mid 1990s.
In 1990, Koz decided to pursue a solo career, and began recording for Capitol Records. His albums there include Dave Koz (his 1990 solo debut), ‘Lucky Man’, ‘The Dance’, and ‘Saxophonic’. Saxophonic was nominated for both a Grammy Award and an NAACP Image Award.
Koz released his second album, ‘Lucky Man’, in 1993. During production of the album in 1992, Koz was approached by the producers of ABC's ‘General Hospital’ to perform on the show after his track entitled "Emily", from his Dave Koz album, was used as part of the show's soundtrack that year. After his GH appearance, executive producer Wendy Riche commissioned Koz to write a new theme song for the soap. Koz took elements from the show's existing theme song, Jack Urbont's "Autumn Breeze", and merged the chorus notes into a brand new smooth jazz composition titled "Faces of the Heart". The new theme music made its debut on ‘General Hospital's 30th anniversary show, which aired April 1, 1993, and remained as the show's title track until August 27, 2004. "Faces of the Heart" ended up as the third track on Koz's ‘Lucky Man’ album.
In 1994, Koz began hosting a syndicated radio program, ‘The Dave Koz Radio Show’ (formerly Personal Notes), featuring the latest music and interviews with who's who in the genre. Dave co-hosted ‘The Dave Koz Morning Show’ on 94.7 The Wave, a smooth jazz station in Los Angeles for six years. He decided to leave the show in January 2007 and was replaced by Brian McKnight. In 2002, Koz started a record label, Rendezvous Entertainment, with Frank Cody and Hyman Katz.
In 2006, Koz was selected to host a syndicated afternoon show for Broadcast Architecture's new Smooth Jazz Network. The show, based in Los Angeles, is broadcast on other Smooth Jazz stations across the country. Koz and Ramsey Lewis are the only two Smooth Jazz personalities to host two different syndicated shows during the week. Capitol Records/EMI's "Forever Cool" (2007) features Koz in a new arrangement of "Just in Time" with the voice of the late Dean Martin.
Koz has promoted annual Dave Koz & Friends Jazz Cruises since 2005.
Koz is the host of a weekly half-hour television series named ‘Frequency’ put on by Fast Focus.Koz interviews musicians on the show such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Jonathan Butler, and Kelly Sweet. At the end of each interview, he plays along with the musician, adding some of his saxophone riffs to one of their hit songs.
Koz was also the bandleader on ‘The Emeril Lagasse Show’. The band, ‘Dave Koz & The Kozmos’, featured Jeff Golub (guitar), Philippe Saisse (keyboards), Conrad Korsch (bass guitar), and Skoota Warner (drums).
Koz plays a Yamaha silver alto sax (YAS-62S) with a No. 7 Beechler metal mouthpiece, a Yamaha straight silver Soprano sax (YSS-62S) or a vintage Conn curved soprano sax with a No. 8 Couf mouthpiece, and a Selmer Mark 6 Tenor sax with a Berg-Larsen 90/2 hard rubber mouthpiece. As for reeds, he uses a No. 3 Rico Plasticover.
On September 22, 2009, Koz received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In October 2010, Koz performed "Start All Over Again" in a ‘Desperate Housewives’ season 7 episode "Let Me Entertain You", alongside singer Dana Glover. In July 2012, he appeared on the ‘The Eric André Show’, season 1 episode 7, and sat in with the house band.
In December 2014, he opened Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge, a restaurant and live music venue located at 184 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, California with business partners Cary Hardwick and Laurie Sisneros, who own Spaghettini in Seal Beach.
Off the Beaten Path
Live in Trinidad
December Makes Me Feel This Way
A Smooth Jazz Christmas
Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby
Golden Slumbers: A Father's Love
At the Movies
Memories of a Winter's Night
Live at the Blue Note Tokyo
Dave Koz & Friends
The 25th Of December
Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection