DK Summer with Bebe Winans

Hello Beautiful People, as the Dave Koz and friends summer tour is almost done I want say what a fun time this tour has been. Nate Kearney Jr. (bass) as been a fine new addition to the band and his playing and humor are both awesome and fun. BeBe Winans is incredible and vocalist Margaret Bell is a star in her own right.Anyway,look for me elsewhere for September, October and early November with various artists including my own Boneshakers and Randy Jacobs Dynamite, Plus Soul 7, Richard Elliot and Brian Simpson (and a few more to come). Starting late November I will once again join the Dave Koz Xmas Tour for a month and then in January 2013 I will be on the Smooth Jazz Cruise for two weeks.Check my Showdates page for updates.I will see you all somewhere.

All my best Randy

02/09/11

Hi Everyone, Just checking in. I’ve updated my Show Dates page and its getting busy. Upcoming shows with Dave Koz, Phil Perry, R&R, Michael Lington and others so far with more to come. I had a blast on the cruise in January. It is always an amazing experience. I am beginning work on a new CD so I’ll keep you posted.I hope 2012 is going great so far for all of you.

10/02/11

I want thank everyone that helped make my show at the Thorton Winery a great one and Brian Culbertson for asking me to sit in.I am grateful to have Tio Banks (keys), Andre Berry (Bass), Dave Hooper (Drums) and Bill Bergman (Sax) as my band.A big thanks also to Scott Pedersen of Scottland Concerts for giving an opportunity to showcase my music. I’ve done the Hyatt Newporter Festival as The Boneshakers, Randy Jacobs’ Dynamite and Was (Not Was), very cool.

07/15/11

Hello, just checking in with everyone.It has been an amazing year so far as the new and revamped Dave Koz band continues to amaze and impress.Jay Williams (Drums), Andre Berry (Bass), Tio Banks (2nd Keys), Brian Simpson (Keys) and myself on guitar have pushed the boundries of the new music of Dave’s “Hello Tomorrow” and past songs with great new arrangements.Melissa Britton, now front house engineer has only added to the great new sound of this year. See you at a show soon.

09/11/10

Ok, I know I have been remiss in my blog duties but here’s some catch up.The year 2010 has been very good to me so far and I have had a great time this year and its not even over.I just finished the Koz Together Again Tour with Jonathan Butler featuring Sheila E. it was an amazing group of musicians and a ton of fun for me.I performed with R&R last weekend in Mission Viejo with Rick Braun and Richard Elliot and those two know how get the party going.For my Cali fans I’ll be performing with my band the Boneshakers at Harvelles in Santa Monica, CA Sept 17 and then Moes Alley in Santa Cruz on Sept 18.I’ll be appearing with Warren Hill Oct 7 and Oct 9 (see my Show Dates for more info).Warren is the guy who brought me into Smooth Jazz and I look forward to this reunion.I’ll then be reconnecting with Dave Koz again in November for his Blue Note shows in Japan with special guest Spencer Day so there you have it. Hope all is great and see you somewhere soon.

6/19/10

What a show!! If I wasn’t part of it I would be going to see it. Great first show in Detroit. Sheila E, Jonathan and Dave are a monster combo. Having never worked with Sheila I mean it when I say she is an incredible musician and performer. Looking forward to more, more more!!

6/9/10

The rehearsals for the Dave Koz and Jonathan Butler Together Again tour with special guest Sheila E have officially started. Brian Simpson, Andre Berry, Jay Williams and myself have been prepping for weeks leading up to this moment. It will be a 21 city tour across the U.S. starting June 17 in Detroit and ending August 29 in Temecula CA. View the Show Dates page or davekoz.com for where you can catch us.

5/27/10

Lots a stuff going on. I’m in the studio as I write this with Sergio Gonzales and JV Collier working on some Boneshaker tracks for the upcoming CD then, this weekend on 5/30/10 Was(Not Was) marks its first visit to the Santa Cruz Blues Festival 2010. While I have been doing this wonderful festival for years with the Boneshakers I am glad to introduce new fans to the music of the Was Brothers. I will also be sitting in with the incredible guitarist/singer Coco Montoya. Don’t miss it. santacruzbluesfestival.com

5/19/10

I’m at Woodcliff Studios working on tracks for an upcoming Boneshakers project.

The Texacali Horns, Darrell Leonard (Trumpet) and Joe Sublett (Sax) are here doing their soul band magic on two tracks. Frank Rosato’s at the board. I know it has been a long time coming but now’s the time. I will keep you informed here.