Dave Koz & Friends “Gifts of the Season”
Thursday, December 19
8:00 PM Show | 7:00 PM Doors
The Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019 brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz will be joined by Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington with Special Guest Chris Walker performing their hits and jamming on fresh, lively arrangements of season favorites in a high-energy show for the entire family.
In a recording career that spans nearly three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 11 No. 1 albums on Billboards Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, 13 sold-out Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruises, performances for multiple U. S. presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearances on a multitude of television shows, including Good Morning America, The View, The Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight and more. A Platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.... READ MORE
South African singer-songwriter-guitarist Jonathan Butler is tending to his herb garden at his suburban Los Angeles valley home. Growing tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, sage and thyme, his new pastime that he says gives him a new sense of heaven is part of a mindset hes cultivated that hes dubbed the season of me. The musical counterpart to this harvest season in the two-time Grammy nominees life is Living My Dream, a bountiful feast of organically-nurtured contemporary jazz instrumentals and soul-mined R&B vocal cuts all original songs that he produced and tracked live in the House of Blues studio in Los Angeles.... READ MORE
Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester was born in New York where her father was a bassoonist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and her mother was one of the first women to design and found her own clothing firm, Ruth Manchester Ltd. They introduced her to all the classics, and by the age of 15, Melissa was already a published poet. After graduating from the High School of the Performing Arts (where she studied acting), Melissa entered New York University and enrolled in a songwriting class taught by Paul Simon. She landed a staff writing job at Chappell Music and performed as a solo singer/pianist in the clubs of Greenwich Village, where she met Bette Midler and Barry Manilow.... READ MORE
The number nine in numerology is considered a magical and divine number. It symbolizes completion, wisdom and fulfillment. Multi-talented saxophonist, producer and composer Michael Lington has arrived in his own sacred space with the release of his newest and ninth solo project, Second Nature, due out on Copenhagen Music in April 2016. The title of the album refers to being at one with my instrument and the music, shares Lington. My vision for this project was Retro-Modern! While honoring the original vibe of the Memphis sound, I wanted to put my own stamp on it.... READ MORE
Born and raised in Houston TX, Chris Walker began singing before he began speaking. He got his start in the church as a member of his family gospel group, The Walker Brothers. Chris plays the bass upside down like one of his early heros Jimi Hendrix. The Walkers raised their children with a strong hand, and once Chris graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, he was all too happy to high-tail it to New York, with only forty dollars, in pursuit of his dreams of doing his own music.... READ MORE
San Diego County’s newest venue, The Magnolia will open in El Cajon this September after 10 years and an incredible $7M renovation! Formerly known as the East County Performing Arts Center, upgrades include a reconfigured seating layout showcasing great sightlines for 1200 fans, a completely refurbished lobby bar serving craft beer and cocktails, a brand new VIP Lounge, plush front row seating, updated guest amenities and elevator access to the upper level seating for easy accessibility.
As part of the beautiful renovation of The Magnolia, fans can expect to enjoy events of all kinds, including use of the outdoor plaza and venue grounds! From movie nights to beer festivals, food trucks, street fairs and more, the venue will showcase different events all year-long, bringing together our community and visitors to experience a new level of entertainment in SoCal!
There are two lots available for event parking. Parking is free in all City lots in the area. The North Lot is accessible off of Magnolia Ave and Park Ave (approx. 120 spaces). No overnight parking, 2am. – 6 a.m. There is a parking structure on the east side of the venue, accessible off of W.D. Hall and Main St. (approx 400 spaces). Public parking after 4 p.m. M-F. Rideshare info: Easy drop-off or pick-up for ridesharing guests is available at the corner of Rea Ave and Sulzfeld Way.