Dave Koz and Friends

Joel Voorman

Chart-topping, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz along with trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Peter White – artists that accompanied him on the road in the earliest years of the tour – as well as pianist Keiko Matsui and vocalist Rebecca Jade will help bring holiday cheer to Cleveland on Sunday, December 11 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace Theatre!

The annual tradition began as a simple six-city tour with David Benoit that coincided with the 1997 release of Koz’s first Christmas album – ‘December Makes Me Feel This Way.’ This year, they’ll be playing in 23 cities. While each year of the tour has been unique, the quintet has lots of surprises in store for 2022. For starters, they’ll be giving songs from the forthcoming companion album Christmas Ballads (25th Anniversary Collection) their live debut.

Set for release on September 23, ‘Christmas Ballads’ is Koz’s eighth holiday album. The collection contains 10 songs that he has never recorded before – including “Wrapped Up In Your Smile,” which he wrote with the album’s producer and arranger, Philippe Saisse, and an inspiring mash-up of John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and ”Imagine” that features Rebecca Jade on vocals.

t! In a recording career that spans nearly three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 11 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, 13 sold-out Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruises, performances for multiple U.S. presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearances on a multitude of television shows, including “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “The Tonight Show,” “Entertainment Tonight” and more. A Platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

Ticket info

All seats are reserved. VIP tickets are $195. All other tickets are $85, $65, $55 or $45. All prices are subject to additional fees. Tix can be purchased in person at the Playhouse Square box office or online via the link below:


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