This year's Academy Awards official after-party, also known as the Governors Ball, has called on saxophonist Dave Koz to perform as the featured artist before the elite of Hollywood. The show in the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center will commence immediately following the 79th Academy Awards telecast on Feb. 25. Koz, who just released a CD of Oscar-nominated and winning scores titled At the Movies, will perform for the Ball�s 1,500 Academy Award winners and nominees, show presenters, telecast participants and other distinguished guests.
Koz will be accompanied by 19-year-old jazz vocalist Erin Boheme, whose debut CD in 2006 was produced by bassist Brian Bromberg. She will join Koz on the songs "A Whole New World,� "It Might Be You," "Somewhere Out There" and "The Way We Were."
Koz�s performance will mark the second year in a row that a smooth jazz artist has performed before Hollywood�s biggest stars. Saxophonist Mindi Abair, along with vocalist Patti Austin and saxophonist Tom Scott, took the stage at last year�s Governors Ball.