Kevin Kozol is endorsed by MOOG MUSIC!

Kevin Kozol is endorsed by MOOG MUSIC!

Kevin Kozol: Piano/Keyboards

http://www.kevinkozol.com

Kevin Kozol is a pianist, composer and educator living in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in theory/composition from Southern Illinois University and his master’s degree in jazz performance from DePaul University. Kevin has studied with world renowned musicians and composers such as Larry Novak, David Baker, Dan Haerle, David Hazeltine, Tom Matta, Heidi Louise Williams, Frank Stemper, Robert Allison, Phil Brown and Mel Goot to name a few.

 Kevin Kozol is a pianist, composer and educator living in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in theory/composition from Southern Illinois University and his master’s degree in jazz performance from DePaul University. Kevin has studied with world renowned musicians and composers such as Larry Novak, David Baker, Dan Haerle, David Hazeltine, Tom Matta, Heidi Louise Williams, Frank Stemper, Robert Allison, Phil Brown and Mel Goot to name a few. 

In 2018, Kevin toured and recorded extensively with guitar virtuoso, Fareed Haque and headlined shows across North America and Canada, During this tour, Kevin had the opportunity to perform at premier jazz clubs and festivals including, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Green Mill, Dazzle Jazz, Savannah Jazz, Moe's Alley, and Corazon Arts Center.  In the midst of the North American tour, Kevin had the honor of performing with the legendary jazz fusion group, Garaj Mahal who headlined "Folly Fest" in New Brunswick, Canada for nearly 10,000 people. In 2017, Kevin, along with Fareed Haque and the Funk Bros, performed with the great saxophonist, Javon Jackson as they headlined the Glen Ellyn Jazz Festival. In 2015, the group performed with Grammy award winning Indian percussionist, Vicki Vinayakram and saxophonist/composer, George Brooks for the "Eye of India Festival" in Chicago.  

Kevin is looking forward to recording with Fareed Haque and the Secret Tango Society this Spring as they take on the music of Haitian composer, Franz Casseus! The group will be performing at this music in April at the Metropole Performing Arts Center and Millennium Park in June!  

Also, be on the lookout for the latest Fareed Haque and the Funk Bros album to be officially released in 2019 which also includes bassist, Alex Austin and drummer, Greg Fundis.   

Kevin is one the founding members of Spare Parts, who will be recording their 7th studio album in early 2019, which will be released on Ropeadope Records. Spare Parts will be touring nationally in 2019 and look forward to promoting their new release. The trio has performed major festivals and clubs both nationally and internationally over the years, including  Peru Jazz Festivall, Chi-Town Jazz Festival, Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, Dazzle, Summer Camp Music Festival, Wakarusa, House of Blues, Metro, and Congress Theater to name a few.  In 2008, Kevin had the opportunity to perform with saxophone icon Lenny Pickett when he joined his group for a set at the Peru Jazz Festival.  

Kevin is currently an adjunct professor at Harold Washington College where he teaches music theory, group piano and private lessons. Outside of the college, Kevin is an active clinician around the Chicago-land area and has worked with the Illinois Music Educators Association for many years. He has given numerous master classes at some of the most highly acclaimed schools across the country. Kevin is the owner and founder of House Call Music LLC. House Call Music is a teaching service in the Chicago land area that provides quality music instruction in the comfort of your own home.  

Kevin was an endorsed Moog artist for several years and uses all vintage equipment in live performances including a Wurlitzer 200a, Fender Rhodes (Mark II), Honer Clavi C, and Moog LItte Phatty to name a few.