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Dave Kozolowski net worth:
$6 Million

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Dave Koz Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

David S. Koz was born on 27 March 1963, in Tarzana, California USA, of Jewish descent. Dave is a saxophonist, best known for his music in the smooth jazz genre. He’s toured with numerous bands and also pursued a solo career, having been nominated numerous times for various awards. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Dave Koz? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s also made guest appearances on television shows, and hosts radio programs. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Dave Koz Net Worth $6 million

Koz attended William Howard Taft High School in Los Angeles, California, and during his time there performed on the saxophone as a member of the school jazz band. After matriculating, he attended UCLA, and studied mass communications, but after graduating in 1986, he decided to pursue a career as a musician.

He was recruited to become a part of Bobby Caldwell’s tour. He served as a session musician for several bands and also toured with Jeff Lorber, and then around from 1988 to 1992 toured with Richard Marx. He played with the house band of “The Pat Sajak Show”, and also made guest appearances in “The Arsenio Hall Show”. All of these started building his net worth, before in 1990 deciding to foray into a solo career. He signed with Capitol Records, and then made his debut with a self-titled album. He continued releasing more albums with Capitol, including “Saxophonic” which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

In 1993, he released the album “Lucky Man”, and was also approached by the producers of TV series“General Hospital” to perform his track on the show. He was also commissioned to write a new theme song for the soap opera which led to “Faces of the Heart”; this remained the show’s title track for several series. The following year, Dave started his own “The Dave Koz Radio Show”, which featured music and interviews. He also co-hosted “The Dave Koz Morning Show” for six years. In 2002, he started his own record label entitled Rendezvous Entertainment alongside Frank Cody. In 2006, he then became the host of an afternoon show for the new Smooth Jazz Network. His net worth continued to build over the years.

He also continued his endeavors with a weekly half hour television series entitled “Frequency”, in which he interviewed many musicians. He then became the bandleader on “The Emeril Lagasse Show”, before finding hosting work at Sirius-XM entitled “The Dave Koz Lounge” The following year, he made a guest appearance in the show “Desperate Housewives” on which he performed. One of his latest projects is opening the restaurant called Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in 2014.

Among other awards, in 2009 Dave was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For his personal life, it is known that Dave is gay; he came out publicly during an interview with The Advocate. He is also known to play various saxophones, including a Yamaha silver alto sax, Yamaha straight silver Soprano Sax, and a Selmer Mark 6 Tenor sax.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ugly Betty2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
General HospitalTV Series performer - 882 episodes, 1993 - 2004 writer - 882 episodes, 1993 - 2004
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary performer: "Together Again" / writer: "Together Again"
People: A Musical Celebration1995TV Movie "Cara's Theme" / music: "Cara's Theme"
Action Jackson1988performer: "SHOTGUN" - as David Koz / producer: "SHOTGUN" - as David Koz

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman2000TV Special documentary composer: song "Partners in Crime"
Love Stinks1999musician: featured saxophonist
Deep Cover1992musician: score
Walter & Emily1992TV Series composer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desperate Housewives2010TV SeriesDave Koz
Family Matters1993TV SeriesDave Koz

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walter & Emily1992TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Folks!1992featured instrumentallist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary extra special thanks: artiste

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Hired Gun2016DocumentaryHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Eric Andre Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
Happy on the Ground: 8 Days at Grammy Camp2011DocumentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wayman Tisdale Story2011DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician / Himself
The Emeril Lagasse Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Bandleader
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Benise: The Spanish Guitar2010TV SpecialSpecial Guest
Miss America2010TV SpecialHimself - Judge
Brian Culbertson: Live from the Inside2009VideoHimself
The Millionaire Matchmaker2009TV SeriesHimself - Performing Artist and Brother of Jeff
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
In the Loop with iVillage2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Great Performances2007TV SeriesHimself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration2007TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America2007TV SeriesHimself
KTLA Morning News2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
Bridge to Havana2004Video documentaryHimself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHimself
The Caroline Rhea Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Saxophonist
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHimself
General Hospital1998TV SeriesHimself
Melrose Place1998TV SeriesHimself
Dave Koz: Off the Beaten Path1997TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Beverly Hills, 902101995TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1992-1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimself
Richard Marx Live1987TV Movie documentaryHimself - saxophone / keyboards / vocals (as David Koz)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryHimself - Saxophonist

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on September 22, 2009 at 1750 Vine Street

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: "Dave Koz and Friends: The 25th of December"
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Instrumental AlbumFor the album "Live At the Blue Note Tokyo"


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#Fact
1Dave's first Grammy nomination was with his brother Jeff Koz for the Koz brothers' cover version of the The Beatles' "Blackbird" for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 2003.
2(September 22, 2009) Received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
3He came out as gay in "The Advocate Magazine". [April 2004]
4Born and raised Jewish.
5Brother of composer and music production company owner Jeff Koz.
6Graduated from William Howard Taft High School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. [1981]


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