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Dave Koz & Buddy Go On A Magical Adventure

Dave Koz has a new animated music video for his latest single, "When You Wish Upon A Star."


The video shows Dave Koz and his pal Buddy chasing a wishing star so that he can get his wish. They go on quite the fairy tale journey together!Watch the new video below! Stream the song here.


Buddy is very important to the Koz family. We spoke with Dave Koz about him for our 2022 Year-End Beats Magazine. He told us:

"I’m such a dog person—always had a dog growing up. But I talked myself out of getting one as an adult because I was always on the road. Then Covid happened…and I just thought, I am not putting this off any longer! My assistant Janice and I co-parent Buddy, who is a rescue mutt who came from Bakersfield, CA. He’s an amazing presence in our lives—I learn SO much from him, and he’s been the BEST companion I could ever dream of. We even had him out on the road the first week of the Christmas tour—and he loved it all! Riding the bus, hanging in the dressing room, even coming on stage! We got very lucky with Buddy."


Read more about the single from Judi Kerr Public Relations:

“When You Wish Upon A Star” – the classic Disney song that debuted in the 1940

film Pinocchio – takes on fresh meaning as Dave Koz and his dog, Buddy Boy Koz, go on an adventure in the animated video for the GRAMMY ® -nominated, chart-topping saxophonist’s new single. Buddy, an adorable, two-year-old Chihuahua mix that Koz adopted from a California animal shelter, has a very special wish as the holidays approach. View “When You Wish Upon A Star” HERE and see how many nods to beloved Disney movies you can spot. The song, written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, was inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2009.


“We’re all used to experiencing classic Disney songs along with incredible animation…so we thought, why not do an animated video to accompany this new version of ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’?!” asks Dave Koz. “A long-time collaborator, Jones Häkkinen from Finland, wrote and directed this cartoon, which playfully calls the viewer back to classic

Disney motifs while the adventure for me and my dog Buddy ensues. It’s good fun and was

such a joy to create!”


Jones Häkkinen of JonesAndYou also helms Just Be Koz, a series of animated shorts

that highlight turning points in Koz’s life – like coming out in a cover story of The Advocate (and subsequently being named by People magazine as one of the “Most Eligible Bachelors”) and how a last-minute request to perform on “The Arsensio Hall Show” changed the trajectory of his career.


Produced by GRAMMY-nominated producer/musician Darren Rahn, “When You Wish Upon A Star” offers a tantalizing preview of his forthcoming EP, Dave Koz Does Disney, which will feature modern renditions of Disney songs from various eras. Dave Koz and Friends will launch the 26th anniversary edition of the longest-running jazz-based Christmas tour on Black Friday. The run will feature Jonathan Butler, along with special guests Marcus Anderson and  Rebecca Jade, and will introduce Justin-Lee Schultz. 

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