By Jeff Hoyt
Saxophonist Dave Koz is used to seeing his name in lights, but now he can see it on wine labels. The six-time Grammy nominee took the time before his concert yesterday at the Hollywood Bowl to introduce his latest venture: wine.
Three different grape varietals of KOZ Wine – Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, a Rhone style El Dorado “Red Alto” Blend, and, our favorite, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, are now on sale at Southern California Whole Foods Markets, and the musician will be making appearances to meet fans and sign bottles.
While many celebrities have their name on wine labels, not all are as generous as he: the deejay is donating all of his proceeds from sales to the Starlight Children’s Foundation to help seriously ill kids and their families. The good-natured jazz man will soon be seeing his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, getting his star on September 22nd.
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