Album Features Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester,
Michael Lington, Chris Walker and Matt Cusson
Twenty-two years after releasing his first Christmas-themed set, December Makes Me Feel This Way, Dave Koz takes a very different stylistic approach. In addition to being more instrumental and sax-centric, Gifts of the Season has a buoyant, funky/pop feel that Koz says “takes me back to my smooth jazz roots.” The 11-track collection is available now, via Just Koz Entertainment, Inc. and is produced by Darren Rahn (Wayman Tisdale, Toby Keith, Bob James).
“The title Gifts of the Season is personal to me on many levels. It’s not about the presents under the tree, but the gift of showing love and appreciation. Using my saxophone for full expression allows me to show how much I love and care about the fans who have made our holiday show an annual tradition. I have been blessed with so many gifts and, in turn, I am honored to have the opportunity to share the gift of music with people around the world. It’s not only been a dream come true, but an honor and a privilege to continue to deliver a message of love, unity and happiness through music.”