Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson To Tour This Summer

After several years of fronting the Dave Koz & Friends: Smooth Summer Nights tour, last summer saxophonist Dave Koz hit the road solo with just his band. For this summer, Koz will add one friend and sometimes another friend on the U.S. tour. Koz will be joined by pianist Brian Culbertson on all of the shows, with occasional appearances by guest vocalist Peabo Bryson.

They will be backed by a mix of musicians from both Koz and Culbertson�s bands. Koz's tour, which for the second year in a row will not retain the Smooth Summer Nights moniker, will get a name at a later date, says Koz's management. There is only one date confirmed so far: Aug. 23 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, with Bryson featured at that performance.

Many more dates are expected to be announced soon, which is the first time that Koz and Culbertson have hit the road together since 2002.