June 5, 2009

Dave Koz, Capitol Part Ways; Signs With Concord

Smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz and the legendary Capitol Records have ended their almost 20-year partnership as Koz has been signed by the Concord Music Group. The label is expected to release a new CD by Koz later this year.

It was back in 1990 that Koz released his self-titled debut on Capitol, and followed that in the 1990s with Lucky Man, Off the Beaten Path, December Makes Me Feel This Way and The Dance. This decade has seen Saxophonic, At the Movies, Memories of a Winter’s Night and Greatest Hits. The latter CD features the current Top 5 single “Bada Bing.”

In 2002, Koz co-founded Rendezvous Entertainment, where he released music by other artists but not his own. Last year, Rendezvous was sold to Mack Avenue Records. Koz joins an impressive list of artists at Concord, including Boney James, Kenny G and Vanessa Williams. Concord also releases smooth jazz music through its Peak and Heads Up labels.

Posted by Brian Soergel at June 5, 2009 6:58 PM