Dave Koz's Bandleader Gig Ends

It looks like Dave Koz's gig as a bandleader is over.

In April, the saxophonist debuted as the bandleader on the new Emeril Lagasse Show, the first original non-scripted series on the ION television network. His all-star band included keyboardist Philippe Saisse, guitarist Jeff Golub, drummer Skoota Warner and bassist Conrad Korsch.

Koz composed and recorded the theme song for show, and �Emeril�s Theme� marked the second television theme song penned by Koz � his �Faces of the Heart� was used as ABC�s General Hospital theme. It was Koz�s second stint as a bandleader, as he appeared in a similar role early in his career with late-night TV host Arsenio Hall.

All indications point to the fact that the Emeril Lagasse Show will not be returning, and Koz acknowledged as much in a recent interview. Lagasse has signed on to create and host a daytime game show, A Taste of Emeril's: Cooking Challenge, for CBS. He�s also begins hosting the new show, Fresh Food Fast, on The Cooking Channel this month.