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Saxophonist Dave Koz chats politics, music and Melbourne with Denis Walter

Jazz superstar Dave Koz is in town for his first trip to Melbourne.

He told Denis Walter he’s happy to be in Melbourne for racing season, and to get a break from the US election.

Koz was 13 when he took up the saxophone – and it was the first instrument that felt ‘real and right’ when he held it.

‘There’s a palpable feeling when you have an audience that is there to enjoy themselves they trust you, they want you to take them on a journey,’ he said.

‘I love playing the saxophone. I love being able to utilise that instrument as a vehicle for expression.

‘It’s such an emotional instrument.’

Koz is playing at Bird’s Basement until November 6, tickets at 

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