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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Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Wedding

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Chris played an amazing role in creating the perfect vibes for both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was accommodating for our request for instrumental songs for the ceremony, and guests raved about his vocals during the cocktail hour. Many friends and family said that he was one of the best parts of the wedding, and we strongly agree. His talent is very clear, and we highly recommend him for anyone looking to add amazing live music to their event!

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Private Party

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Chris did a wonderful job for our private party. He is extremely professional, showed up on time and has a beautiful voice. Our guests were very impressed and he was the perfect addition to our party. We will definitely use him again.

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Chris Koza’s Response:

Kaley and Matt and everyone at the event for Moir Park were wonderfully accommodating, respectful and enthusiastic. I had a legitimately great time playing music and meeting everyone. I look forward to crossing paths again!

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Funeral

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Chris, thank you so very much for your kind heart and patient presence at the celebration of life for my uncle. I am truly grateful to you for your patience as there were alot of unknowns about timing and set up. You’re music is incredible and it meant so much to have your beautiful singing there to comfort and provide peace to a grieving family. Truly amazing. Bless you! Thank you again. Forever grateful for your kindness, Tara

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Chris Koza’s Response:

Tara and Lisa were kind and communicative. It was a beautiful memorial and I was honored to be there with music and reverence. My sincerest condolences and best wishes to all your friends and family.

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2018
Sep
21
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Wedding
Cottage Grove, MN
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jun
27
Private Party
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Mar
23
Funeral
Golden Valley, MN
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Feb
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM - 8:00 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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