MELBOURNE - For those looking for a fun-filled holiday themed event this year, look no further than the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. The 2,000+ seat venue housed on the Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College has a 30+ year history of attracting some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to Brevard County, and this year is no exception. For the 13th year since 1997, the King Center is proud to present Hollywood Walk of Fame Star recipient and Grammy-nominated Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz back for another wonderful holiday concert on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 at 8P.M. This 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour includes special guests: David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White and Rebecca Jade. Tickets for this show go on sale this Friday, June 10, 2022 via the King Center’s box office and at KingCenter.com.
Lauded around the world for his talent, Dave Koz is a platinum-selling artist that has had a career that has outlasted most of his contemporaries, thrilled modern jazz fans for decades, and garnered him nine Grammy nominations, eleven Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums to reach Number 1, more than a dozen Dave Koz and Friends sold-out cruises, and the opportunity to perform for multiple US presidents. Mr. Koz’ eclectic resume has seen him perform as the recurring guest saxophonist on The Arsenio Hall Show, was a member of the house band for the one-season run of The Pat Sajak Show, and was the bandleader for The Emeril Lagasse Show. He’s also made television appearances on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “The Tonight Show,” and “Entertainment Tonight,” and many others.
“The Brevard Music Group in partnership with our Regalitos Foundation is proud to announce this event, on this day being on our 29th Anniversary of bringing Contemporary Jazz to Brevard county,” says Roland Guilarte, Proprietor of Brevard Music Group. “This is the 13th Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour BMG has presented at the King Center since Dave Koz’s Smooth Jazz Christmas first visited in 1997. We’re excited to bring back to the King Center what has become a Brevard Holiday tradition!”
Those looking to attend the concert should note the King Center’s updated mask and bag policies, which are as follows: Use of masks are optional and at the discretion of individual patrons. Only clear bags up to 12"x6"x12", 1 gallon resealable storage bags, or small wristlets or wallets will still be allowed (4.5" x 8.5" x 2"). No large purses or bags are allowed into the venue. “The King Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and a direct support organization of Eastern Florida State College. Since 1988, the six-story, 100,000-square foot facility has been dedicated to presenting educational, cultural and community events. The King Center features the L3Harris Technologies Theatre, an acoustically live, 2,016-seat main theatre. Other spaces include an intimate 300-seat Studio Theatre, a Crown Club VIP room where Crown Club members enjoy exclusive benefits, and a spacious rotunda available for receptions, corporate functions and other special events.”