Chris Koza

Singer Guitarist from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Chris Koza is a songwriter and performer whose work has reached audiences of all ages all across the world. His original songs have been used on network and cable television shows and feature films as well. As a solo artist and with his bands, Chris has performed alongside and toured with notable national artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile, Jayhawks, James Vincent McMorrow, Stephen Kellogg, Andrew Bird, Tift Merritt, and numerous others.

During breaks from touring and studio work, Chris creates music for special occasions, such as weddings, celebrations, barn concerts, holiday parties, and corporate events of all scope and sizes. A student of song craft, Chris enjoys working closely with his clients to identify and learn new material in order to curate the perfect playlist for any event.

As a solo performer, Chris's style can be described as “acoustic” or "singer-songwriter" and he's been referred to by some as a “Coffeehouse King.” But Chris doesn't dwell in just one style of music - from intimate woodsy ballads to crowd-pleasing high-energy rockers, Chris's catalog of original music and cover songs alike is varied and adventurous. One of his biggest strengths is the ability to quickly learn, adapt, and even create custom material for any occasion.

As a songwriter, Chris has written and released 11 album of original material. Some of Koza's influences and artists he's drawn comparisons to include: Paul Simon, Ryan Adams, Wilco, John Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, and Tom Waits. Chris Koza is an entertaining and dynamic performer who plays solo, as a duo, with his band, and other ensembles at venues and festivals across Minnesota and beyond.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Wedding Ceremony

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Chris was great to work with! He was prompt in all communications, and even hosted a call to let us talk through the event and what songs would work well. Each of the ceremony songs we selected were not on his list but he had no issues learning them and played them perfectly! I personally loved the music and got a lot of feedback from guests that the ceremony music was great and set the perfect tone! Our wedding was DIY in a backyard so he also provided all the AV equipment (him and officiant). We had a mic issue at the beginning, but like a pro Chris swooped in and got a fresh working mic up in no time!

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Chris Koza’s Response:

Thanks so much - I felt terrible about the mic situation but was relieved everyone was patient, understanding, and that we were all able to roll with it - and all the guests could hang on every word and revel in the beauty of the day and your thoughtful vows. It's hard to believe how amazing the backyard looked and perfect the weather and everything else was that day. It was a joy to learn your requested songs and I wish you all the best. Thanks for having me be a part of your ceremony!

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Chris Koza is very talented- I feel extremely fortunate to have had him perform at my wedding. Multiple guests at my wedding remarked what a great performer he is and I fully agree. He is a soulful artist with wonderful original songs, but he is also willing to play covers (which he plays very well). Chris is also very professional and exudes affability. I HIGHLY recommend him!!

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Chris Koza’s Response:

Sarah and Jeff are a beautiful couple and their ceremony and reception couldn't have been more picturesque. It was a lovely and inspiring environment to make music and everyone had a great time! Many Thanks!

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Amazing. Very talented. Learned and played all the songs we requested and made it a beautiful ceremony. He needed no direction at all. Just knew what to do and how to do it. Could not have been happier. So glad he was part of our day!

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Chris Koza’s Response:

Jen and Dustin are a wonderful couple and the ceremony was beautiful. We didn't know whether were going to be outside or inside due to rain and they were very patient and understanding with the extra time it took to set-up while making the decision. It was a privilege to learn the special songs and thank you for inviting me to be a part of your celebration. Best wishes to you on your new adventure together! I hope to stay in touch!

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2017
Sep
9
Wedding Ceremony
Minneapolis, MN
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Aug
19
Wedding
Aitkin, MN
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
May
28
Wedding Ceremony
Lutsen, MN
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
May
20
Driftless Books
Viroqua, WI
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
9
Icehouse
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Angel
Aerosmith
I Found
Amber Run
Violin
Amos Lee
Could I Have This Dance
Anne Murray
I and Love and You
The Avett Brothers
Walking For You
Avett Brothers
No One's Gonna Love You More Than I Do
Band of Horses
'Til There Was You
The Beatles
All Across The Universe
The Beatles
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Singer
Acoustic Guitar
Variety Singer
Americana Singer
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Oldies Acoustic Guitar
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
90's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Chris Koza will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
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