'Dave Koz & Brian Culbertson Side By Side' U.S. Tour

Renowned instrumentalist/composer Dave Koz and jazz multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Brian Culbertson will hit the road together this summer, collaborating on one another's biggest hits as well as on songs from their latest albums. Dave Koz - Greatest Hits and Culbertson's Bringing Back The Funk each debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart upon release last year.

Along the way, the pair will give a JVC Jazz special performance - "Dave Koz & Brian Culbertson Side By Side with Special Guest Peabo Bryson" - at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 23rd.

"Summer is always the best time to take this music on the road - and I think this summer in particular, it'll be a great opportunity for Brian and I to put some positive energy out there, have some fun and, hopefully in the process, give folks a break, " said Koz. "Brian is incredible on every level. It's been seven years since we toured together - and I know this is gonna be a blast!"

Culbertson is equally excited about heating up the summer concert circuit with Koz. "I cannot wait for this tour to start!" stated Culbertson. "Dave is a phenomenal musician and performer, and I am truly looking forward to sharing the stage with him once again."

Koz will play songs from At the Movies and Dave Koz - Greatest Hits, including such smash singles as "Castle of Dreams, " "Together Again, " "Honey-Dipped" and "All I See Is You." Dave Koz - Greatest Hits, his first-ever retrospective album, debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes' Jazz Album chart last year while its lead single, "Life In The Fast Lane, " spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the R&R Monitored Smooth Jazz chart. His current track, "Bada Bing, " is top 10 at Smooth Jazz Radio. His most recent studio album, 2007's At The Movies, topped Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart for 12 weeks. A six-time Grammy nominee, Koz will be honored with a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame later this year.

In addition to his many hits, Culbertson will perform songs from his milestone tenth project, Bringing Back The Funk, a historic and completely unprecedented album, revisiting the land of the "sho' nuff uncut" '70s-style funk of ages. The critically acclaimed album was produced by Brian along with executive producer Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind & Fire) and featured "Always Remember, " which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Songs chart last summer.

With their unique sounds and incredible talent, Koz and Culbertson will jazz up the summer with plenty of smooth, funky fun on their upcoming tour.

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