Dave Koz And Friends Launch Christmas Tour 2021 Featuring Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun And Richard Elliot And Introducing Rebecca Jade On Black Friday, November 26

Chart-topping, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns to the road with the 24th annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2021 featuring South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Richard Elliott, and introducing vocalist Rebecca Jade. The festivities begin on Black Friday, November 26, at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta.

Koz and Friends will perform fresh renditions of timeless Christmas classics – as well as a Chanukah medley – and hits from their respective catalogues. The festivities will be extra-special this year. In December 2020, Koz and Friends mounted one of the most successful livestreams amid the worst days of the pandemic. The Christmas livestream allowed fans to enjoy the beloved traditions of the show from the comfort and safety of their own homes. This year, the artists are elated to be back at many of their favorite venues, performing live for audiences.

Koz, who has released seven holiday albums including 2019’s Gifts of the Season and 2014’s The 25th of December, will appear on “Good Day Atlanta” on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Fans can also see him on Chicago’s “WGN Morning News,” Cleveland’s “Fox 8 News in the Morning” and “Fox 2 Detroit” on November 30 and on the “KTLA Morning News” on December 17.

The Koz and Friends Christmas tours have received nationwide critical acclaim. The New York Times said, “By all rights, smooth jazz should own the holiday season, and the saxophonist Dave Koz is better positioned than anyone to make it so.” The El Paso Times said, “Some might say it wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa, but [here], it’s not Christmas until Dave Koz comes to town.”

The Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Cruise resumes next year with two back-to-back voyages (May 13-20 and May 20-27) to Amsterdam and the British Isles. There is a waitlist to purchase cabins for the 2022 voyages.




2021 Tour Dates – Dave Koz And Friends Christmas Tour 2021
Featuring Jonathan Butler * Rick Braun * Richard Elliot
And Introducing Rebecca Jade




Dates subject to change.
11/26 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
11/27 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/28 – Naples, FL – Hayes Hall at Artis
11/30 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
12/1 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – AuRene Theatre at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
12/2 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
12/3 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
12/4 – Newport News, VA – Ferguson Center for the Arts
12/5 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
12/6 – Detroit, MI – Motor City Casino Sound Board
12/8 – Cleveland, OH – Connor Palace Theatre at Playhouse Square
12/9 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
12/10 – Hammond, IN – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
12/11 – Carmel, IN – The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts
12/12 – Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre
12/14 – El Paso, TX – The Plaza Theatre
12/15 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theatre at Mesa Arts Center
12/17 – Cerritos, CA – Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
12/18 – Cerritos, CA – Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
12/19 – Palm Desert, CA – McCallum Theatre
12/20 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
12/21 – Modesto, CA – Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at Gallo Center for the Arts
12/22 – Santa Rosa, CA – Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
12/23 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic