Dave Koz & Friends

Voteing for Bob on Dave Koz stageBob on Dave Koz stageI Just returned back to the U.S. from an incredible time on the Dave Koz & Friends European Jazz Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas. The incredibly talented artists Dave invited aboard the ship were Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun, Michael Lington, Gregg Karukas and Michael Bolton, just to name a few!
I was blessed to participate in a talent contest Dave put together for musicians taking his cruise called, “So You Think You Can Jam” that was sort of programmed like American Idol with auditions and performances in front of judges. The very first day of the cruise was the first audition. The early timing took me by surprise so I had to rush to my cabin, grab my sax and run back to the audition room. About 30 contestants performed their musical act for the first round! After a few more rounds of auditions, there were only 6 of us left and I was so happy to make the Final round!! Dave Koz himself and Patti Austin were among the judges for the Finals and it was so cool to be able to play in front of them and hear their critique. A very talented vocalist won the contest, but I will never forget the experience of being in the Finals of the competition and the excitement of that moment and the opportunity to meet Dave!!

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