Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012
Grammy-nominated saxophonist and an A-list ensemble will put on a holiday show.
When: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 8 p.m.
Where: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $49 - $88
Age limit: All ages
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour, a high-energy holiday tradition celebrating its 15th anniversary, returns to Santa Barbara for one show only, presented as part of the Granada Theatre Concert Series on Thursday, December 20 at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre.
Led by seven-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz, this show features special guests Grammy-nominated pianist/composer David Benoit, who appeared in the original 1997 line-up and was instrumental in the tour’s creation; Javier Colon, who sang on Koz’s Saxophonic album and was the winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice;” the inimitable drummer/percussionist/vocalist Sheila E. (Prince, Cyndi Lauper. Ringo Starr), who makes her debut in the Christmas lineup after appearances on previous Dave Koz & Friends summer tours; and introduces singer/songwriter Margo Rey.
A local charity receives some holiday cheer as $1 from each Dave Koz Christmas CD sold at this show goes to Santa Barbara’s Unity Shoppe, as a donation by Koz and Friends. In addition, patrons are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys to the theater as part of the Unity Shoppe Toy Drive. Donation bins are located in the Granada Theatre lobby, which is open the same hours as the Granada Theatre Box Office: Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Event posted Dec. 12, 2012
Last updated Dec. 20, 2012