“DAVE KOZ & BRIAN CULBERTSON SIDE BY SIDE” U.S. TOUR LAUNCHES IN JUNE

Renowned instrumentalist/composer Dave Koz and jazz multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Brian Culbertson will hit the road together this summer, collaborating on one another’s biggest hits as well as on songs from their latest albums. Dave Koz – Greatest Hits and Culbertson’s Bringing Back The Funk each debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart upon release last year. Tickets for the “Dave Koz & Brian Culbertson Side By Side” tour, which launches in June, will be available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.brianculbertson.com and www.davekoz.com. (See below for itinerary.)

Along the way, the pair will give a JVC Jazz special performance – “Dave Koz & Brian Culbertson Side By Side with Special Guest Peabo Bryson” – at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 23rd.

“Summer is always the best time to take this music on the road-and I think this summer in particular, it’ll be a great opportunity for Brian and I to put some positive energy out there, have some fun and, hopefully in the process, give folks a break,” said Koz. “Brian is incredible on every level. It’s been seven years since we toured together- and I know this is gonna be a blast!”

Culbertson is equally excited about heating up the summer concert circuit with Koz. “I cannot wait for this tour to start!” stated Culbertson. “Dave is a phenomenal musician and performer, and I am truly looking forward to sharing the stage with him once again.”

Koz will play songs from At the Movies and Dave Koz – Greatest Hits, including such smash singles as “Castle of Dreams,” “Together Again,” “Honey-Dipped” and “All I See Is You.” Dave Koz – Greatest Hits, his first-ever retrospective album, debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and iTunes’ Jazz Album chart last year while its lead single, “Life In The Fast Lane,” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the R&R Monitored Smooth Jazz chart. His current track, “Bada Bing,” is top 10 at Smooth Jazz Radio. His most recent studio album, 2007’s At The Movies, topped Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart for 12 weeks. A six-time Grammy® nominee, Koz will be honored with a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame later this year.

In addition to his many hits, Culbertson will perform songs from his milestone tenth project, Bringing Back The Funk, a historic and completely unprecedented album, revisiting the land of the “sho’ nuff uncut” ’70s-style funk of ages. The critically acclaimed album was produced by Brian along with executive producer Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind & Fire) and featured “Always Remember,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs chart last summer.

With their unique sounds and incredible talent, Koz and Culbertson will jazz up the summer with plenty of smooth, funky fun on their upcoming tour. Dates are as follows:

Dave Koz/Brian Culbertson Side By Side Summer 2009 U.S. Tour

6/26 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
On Sale April 18
7/11 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery with Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale Now
7/12 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery with Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale Now
7/18 Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater
7/24 Dallas, TX House of Blues
7/25 Houston, TX House of Blues
7/26 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
With Special Guest Peabo Bryson
7/31 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair
With Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale April 3
8/1 North Las Vegas, NV Texas Station
On Sale June 6
8/6 Detroit, MI Soundboard Theatre @ Motor City Casino
With Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale March 30
8/8 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Hilton with Special Guest Peabo Bryson
8/16 Murphy’s, CA Ironstone Vineyard
8/21 Grand Ronde, OR Spirit Mountain Casino
With Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale June 19
8/23 Los Angeles, CA JVC Jazz @ The Hollywood Bowl
With Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale May 2
8/28 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s with Special Guest Peabo Bryson
On Sale March 28
9/24 Puyallup, WA Western Washington Fair/Puyallup Fair
On Sale March 28 with Special Guest Peabo Bryson

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