He was born in Encino, California, United States of America as the son of father Norman Koz, a dentist and mother Audrey Koz who was a pharmacist.
Born as the middle of three children, his brother Jeff is a musician as well and has a younger sister named Roberta.
But it wasn’t so much a tip of the hat to gay fans as a tip of the hat to movie fans.
Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a member of Bobby Caldwell's tour.
He also played in the house band of CBS' short-lived The Pat Sajak Show, with Tom Scott as bandleader.
In 1990, Koz decided to pursue a solo career, and began recording for Capitol Records.
“At The Movies,” Koz’s eighth release with Capitol Records, features lushly produced, orchestra backed, saxophone-laden versions of iconic and beloved themes and songs from some of Hollywood’s most classic titles including “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Pink Panther” and “Schindler’s List.” Born and raised in L.
A.’s San Fernando Valley — “I’m a valley boy,” he quips — Koz released his first solo album, “Dave Koz” in 1990 and established himself as an international, multiple Grammy-nominated smooth jazz superstar.