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Chris Koza

Singer Guitarist from Minneapolis, MN Will travel up to 300 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 23 Reviews
  • 35 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 7 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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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, Stephen Kellogg, The Jayhawks, James Vincent McMorrow, 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 even been referred to by the City Pages 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 over a dozen 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. If there is a song or two you're envisioning for your event and you'd like to hear how it might sound in Chris's style, please send an email inquiry and he'll be happy to create a short video snippet for you specifically, without any obligation. For Holiday music and Sing-A-Longs, Chris prides himself on curating the perfect combination of songs from well-known favorites to hidden gems, as well as an original tucked in here and there.

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Review by Kaley S.

Private PartyReviewed on June 27, 2018From Minneapolis, MN

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.

Chris Koza:

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!

Review by Carly S.

WeddingReviewed on June 23, 2018From Minneapolis, MN

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!

Review by Tara S.

FuneralReviewed on March 23, 2018From Golden Valley, MN

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

Chris Koza:

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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Song List

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  • Make You Feel My Love | Adele
  • Angel | Aerosmith
  • Breathe | Alexi Murdoch
  • I Found | Amber Run
  • Violin | Amos Lee
  • Could I Have This Dance | Anne Murray
  • Bring Your Love To Me | Avett Brothers
  • I and Love and You | Avett Brothers
  • Walking For You | Avett Brothers
  • No One's Gonna Love You More Than I Do | Band of Horses
  • Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs | Be Good Tanyas
  • 'Til There Was You | The Beatles
  • All Across The Universe | The Beatles
  • All You Need Is Love | The Beatles
  • Blackbird | The Beatles
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere | The Beatles
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • Yesterday | The Beatles
  • Sexx Laws | Beck
  • Night Fever | Bee Gees
  • Stand By Me | Ben E King
  • Stand By Me | Ben King
  • I'm In Love With A Girl | Big Star
  • Lean On Me | Bill Withers
  • Me Myself and I | Billie Holiday
  • New World | Bjørk
  • All is Full of Love | Bjørk
  • I Gotta Feeling | Black Eyed Peas
  • 3 Rounds and a Sound | Blind Pilot
  • Song 2 | Blur
  • I Shall Be Released | Bob Dylan
  • Don't Think Twice It's Alright | Bob Dylan
  • Forever Young | Bob Dylan
  • Shelter From The Storm | Bob Dylan
  • Waiting for a Star to Fall | Boy Meets Girl
  • Motown Philly | Boyz II Men
  • Love Is Never Ending | Brad Paisley
  • She's Everything | Brad Paisley
  • The World | Brad Paisley
  • First Day of My Life | Bright Eyes
  • Born in the USA | Bruce Springsteen
  • Secret Garden | Bruce Springsteen
  • Dancing in the Dark | Bruce Springsteen
  • Two Hearts are Better Than One | Bruce Springsteen
  • Everyday | Buddy Holly
  • Oh Boy | Buddy Holly
  • Rave On | Buddy Holly
  • Think it Over | Buddy Holly
  • Turn, Turn, Turn | The Byrds
  • Anticipation | Carly Simon
  • Devoted to You | Carly Simon
  • Nobody Does it Better | Carly Simon
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow | Carol King
  • Where You Lead | Carol King
  • I Feel the Earth Move | Carole King
  • Up on the Roof | Carole King
  • Morning Has Broken | Cat Stevens
  • Give Me Just A Little More Time | Chairmen of the Board
  • Believe | Cher
  • By The Skin of my Yellow Country Teeth | Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Rock the Casbah | The Clash
  • Train in Vain | The Clash
  • Meet Me Where You're Going | Cloud Cult
  • Clocks | Coldplay
  • Sky Full of Stars | Coldplay
  • Yellow | Coldplay
  • Accidentally in Love | Counting Crows
  • Mr. Jones | Counting Crows
  • Long December | Counting Crows
  • Down On The Corner | Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Who'll Stop The Rain | Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Friday I'm in Love | The Cure
  • The Blower's Daughter | Damien Rice
  • You and Me | Dave Matthews
  • Let's Dance | David Bowie
  • I'll Follow You Into the Dark | Death Cab for Cutie
  • La La La Means I Love You | The Delfonics
  • Rhett Thomas | Die a Happy Man
  • Romeo and Juliet | Dire Straits
  • Jackie Wants a Black Eye | Dr. Dog
  • Such a Night | Dr. John
  • September | Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Perfect | Ed Sheeran
  • Smile | Ed Sheeran
  • Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran
  • Afire Love | Ed Sheeran
  • Without You | Eddie Vedder
  • Blue Skies | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Fooled Around and Fell In Love | Elvin Bishop
  • Falling In Love With You | Elvis
  • Heartbreak Hotel | Elvis
  • Hound Dog | Elvis
  • Take My Hand | Emily Hakcett
  • Walking on a Dream | Empire of the Sun
  • Ooh La La | The Faces
  • 1,2,3,4 | Feist
  • I Feel It All | Feist
  • Emmylou | First Aid Kit
  • Out of My League | Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Cody, Cody | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Colorado | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Dark End of the Street | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Here Tonight | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Hot Burrito #1 | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Hot Burrito #2 | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Juanita | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Sin City | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • To Love Somebody | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Tried So Hard | The Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Fly Me To the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Young at Heart | Frank Sinatra
  • Helluva Life | Frankie Ballard
  • Beer Barrell Polka | Frankie Yankovic
  • Falling Slowly | Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
  • Early Morning Rain | Gordon Lightfoot
  • If You Could Read My Mind | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Love Hurts | Gram Parsons
  • Sing Me Back Home Before I Die | Gram Parsons
  • Mississippi Serenade | Greg Brown
  • Lets Be Still | The Head and the Heart
  • It's Your Voodoo Working | Imelda May
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Isreal Kamakawaiwo'ole
  • Better Together | Jack Johnson
  • Breakdown | Jack Johnson
  • I Got You | Jack Johnson
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • How Sweet it is to be Loved by You | James Taylor
  • You've Got a Friend | James Taylor
  • Hello You Beautiful Thing | Jason Mraz
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Love Someone | Jason Mraz
  • Last Goodbye | Jeff Buckley
  • I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song | Jim Croce
  • Time In A Bottle | Jim Croce
  • Tonight | JJ Heller
  • Until You Came Along | JJ Heller
  • Back Home Again | John Denver
  • Heart to Heart | John Denver
  • Rocky Mountain High | John Denver
  • Sunshine on my Shoulder | John Denver
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads | John Denver
  • All Of Me | John Legend
  • Imagine | John Lennon
  • Instant Karma | John Lennon
  • Love | John Lennon
  • I Can See Clearly Now | Johnny Nash
  • Big Yellow Taxi | Joni Mitchell
  • Can't Stop the Feeling | Justin Timberlake
  • Homecoming | Kanye West
  • Lifetime Love | Keith Urban
  • Your Everything | Keith Urban
  • You're My Better Half | Keith Urban
  • Old Blue Chair | Kenny Chesney
  • You and Me | Kenny Chesney
  • Impossible Tracks | The Kills
  • California Waiting | Kings of Leon
  • All I Want | Kodaline
  • Better Man | Leon Bridges
  • Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) | Looking Glass
  • Royals | Lorde
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • Can't Let Go | Lucinda Williams
  • Ho Hey | The Lumineers
  • Flowers In Her Hair | The Lumineers
  • I Was Broken | Marcus Foster
  • Fade Into You | Mazzy Star
  • U Can't Touch This | MC Hammer
  • I Would Do Anything For Love | Meatloaf
  • Like I'm Gonna Lose You | Meghan Trainor & John Legend
  • Everything | Michael Bublé
  • Saved My Soul | Mighty Oaks
  • Melt | Modern English
  • Mary Mary | The Monkees
  • I'm a Believer | The Monkees
  • Last Train to Clarksville | The Monkees
  • Tuesday Afternoon | Moody Blues
  • I Will Wait | Mumford and Sons
  • Wonderful | My Morning Jacket
  • Off The Record | My Morning Jacket
  • Wordless Chorus | My Morning Jacket
  • Over and Over Again | Nathan Sykes
  • Harvest Moon | Neil Young
  • Helpless | Neil Young
  • There Comes A Time | Neil Young
  • Northern Sky | Nick Drake
  • I Choose You | Nick Urb
  • The First Days of Spring | Noah and the Whale
  • Little Talks | Of Monsters and Men
  • Cold Is The Night | The Oh Hellos
  • These Arms of Mine | Otis Redding
  • Hearts on Fire | Passenger
  • Up on the Mountain | Patty Griffin
  • Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard | Paul Simon
  • Still Crazy After All These Years | Paul Simon
  • Brand New Day | Paul Weller
  • Poetry Man | Phoebe Snow
  • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic | The Police
  • Such Great Heights | The Postal Service
  • Controversy | Prince
  • I Would Die 4 U | Prince
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Little Red Corvette | Prince
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) | The Proclaimers
  • Bless the Broken Road | Rascal Flatts
  • Shelter | Ray LaMontagne
  • You Are The Best Thing | Ray LaMontagne
  • Unsatisfied | The Replacements
  • Come On Lets Go | Ritchie Valens
  • Killing the Blues | Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  • Seems Like a Long Time | Rod Stewart
  • Wild Horses | The Rolling Stones
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want | The Rolling Stones
  • In Dreams | Roy Orbison
  • I Get To Love You | Ruelle
  • Yours | Russell Dickerson
  • Leave the Night On | Sam Hunt
  • Black MAgic Woman | Santana
  • Evil Ways | Santana
  • Mama Said | The Shirelles
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Kathy's Song | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Kodachrome | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Sound of Silence | Simon & Garfunkel
  • The Boxer | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Kiss Me | Sixpence None The Richer
  • Uncle Kracker | Smile
  • Some Days | Sturgill Simpson
  • It Ain't All Flowers | Sturgill Simpson
  • The Perpetual Self or What Would Saul Alinsky Do? | Sufjan Stevens
  • Sweet Disposition | Temper Trap
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • Just My Imagination | The Temptations
  • T-Shirt | Thomas Rhett
  • American Girl | Tom Petty
  • Learning to Fly | Tom Petty
  • Mary Jane's Last Dance | Tom Petty
  • The Waiting | Tom Petty
  • Wildflowers | Tom Petty
  • Long Way Home | Tom Waits
  • You Can Never Hold Back Spring | Tom Waits
  • Funky Cold Medina | Tone Loc
  • Amazing Grace | Traditional
  • I Went Down To The River To Pray | Traditional
  • I'll Fly Away | Traditional
  • Drops of Jupiter | Train
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Happy Together | The Turtles
  • Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For | U2
  • Mysterious Ways | U2
  • Falling In Love | Us The Duo
  • Make You Mine | Us The Duo
  • No Matter Where You Are | Us The Duo
  • Georgia | Vance Joy
  • Shut Up and Dance | Walk The Moon
  • Love Song #2 | The White Buffalo
  • Bust a Move | Young MC
  • Cough Syrup | Young The Giant
  • This Will Be Our Year | The Zombies

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Date Selected: 5/29/2022

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Upcoming Events

December 10, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Red Wing, MN

Past Events

September 17, 2021 • Private Party
Fri6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Rosemount, MN
October 31, 2020 • Club Event
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Farmington, MN
September 13, 2020 • Wedding
Sun2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chaska, MN
September 6, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Duluth, MN
September 5, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Hastings, MN
October 12, 2019 • Wedding
Sat2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saint Paul, MN
October 4, 2019 • Wedding
Fri2:30 PM - 7:30 PM Minneapolis, MN
September 1, 2019 • Wedding
Sun3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Welch, MN
August 30, 2019 • Wedding
Fri1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Minneapolis, MN
July 5, 2019 • Resort Event
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM McGregor, MN
June 22, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saint Paul, MN
June 19, 2019 • Trade Show
Wed4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Minneapolis, MN

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