Koz is definitely one of the great pioneers of contemporary Jazz. He and Kenny G, Bob James, George Benson and Chuck Mangione are among the first to break the mold with beautiful songs that had great crossover appeal. And he's still going strong.
A painting in progress of famous jazz singer Nina Simone done by Jen Evans of Aurora, an artist who rents space at Water Street Studios. Evans is planning a series of 4-by-6 foot portraits of jazz artists.