mood was brightening. Rigorous and rewarding, India afforded
him a resounding spiritual journey.
Dave Koz offers a lot to the universe and receives much in return.
At 51, he added “ordained minister” to his list of accomplishments,
traded his Prius for a beautiful charcoal-gray Tesla, and was
beyond psyched for this summer’s opening of Spaghettini & The
Dave Koz Lounge. “I hope to host a lot of magic in Beverly
Hills,” he says, pumped and primed. Koz is at the top of his
game and topping that. He is a sponge (he said so himself),
committed to soaking up life, and intent on tasting its sweetness.
days and best selves glean the most out of experience with food, friends, and travel.”
a great view that he escapes to whenever he needs a breather
from LA. There, he partied with his closest friends. After that,
he took off for Havana with his best friend for a few days.
Jamming with an eight-piece salsa band one glorious afternoon,
Koz reveled in the universal language of music and its power to
create community. And then he went to India, where the fun
stopped for a bit.
Koz was out of his comfort zone in India, forced to confront
parts of himself without the support from caffeine or alcohol.
India pushed his buttons on every level, causing a seismic ripple
through his easygoing,
smooth jazz persona.
metaphor, he likens
himself to a house
being knocked down by
Mother India, and later
rebuilt to incorporate
a larger picture of
humanity. By the time
he got to Rishikesh,
where the Beatles
retreated in 1968, his
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