Summer Sessions - Chris Koza

June 19, 7pm

Event Details

FREE ADMISSION

Summer is here...now bring on the live music!

Order up a cold beer from Clutch at their Beerstream in the park and dinner from multiple eateries inside the market for an awesome evening! Tables are scattered thought the park and patio, but feel free to bring a lawn chair and blanket as seating fills up fast.

About the musician: Chris Koza

Chris Koza is a songwriter/musician living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the climate, the mighty Mississippi River and the balance of large city and rural communities offer continued inspiration.

Koza grew up in Portland, Oregon and studied piano throughout elementary school before expanding to guitar, euphonium, and theater/voice while in high school. Koza first came to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf College where he studied music theory and participated in the men’s freshman choir and jazz ensemble. He began writing original songs and lyrics, and seeking a broad liberal arts exposure, decided not to pursue a music major and instead graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art (oil painting) and Philosophy.

After college, Koza began writing, recording, performing, and producing his own compositions. In 2004 he released his first solo album Exit Pesce followed by 2006’s Patterns and A Friend of a Friend. These releases were met with warm critical acclaim by key critics in the Twin Cities and led to regional touring and recognition.

Koza moved to Minnesota for good in the fall of 2007, after spending the the previous six years splitting time between Portland, Minneapolis, and New York City. In 2008 he released The Dark Delirious Morning which built on the goodwill of earlier releases. With a full band, he headlined the famed First Avenue in Minneapolis and played over 150 shows regionally and nationally.

In 2010 Koza began a cycle of albums with his new ensemble Rogue Valley and performance at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. Beginning with the Spring release Crater Lake, Koza and the band released four full­ length albums in one year, each released timed for a season. The Summer and Autumn albums, The Bookseller’s House and Geese in the Flyway followed and the project culminated in April of 2011 with False Floors in a multi­media dance/video/music performance at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.

Lately, Koza has utilized his role as a musician in educational and outreach opportunities. During the winter of 2013, Koza was artist ­in ­residence and produced a performance with the Hopkins High School Orchestra. Later that year through the aid of grant funding, Koza and Rogue Valley spent a week in Koochiching County visiting schools and engaging with students before performing at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. Additionally, Koza is a regular guest ­musician and lecturer at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul and at the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis.

In Fall of 2014, Koza released his latest solo record, In Real Time, and embarked on a national tour in support of his album with indie pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

When severe weather conditions exist in close proximity to Keg and Case, we may choose to delay a performance or movie for an hour or more, before deciding to cancel or proceed. Guest safety is our primary concern. If weather conditions dictate, we may have to cancel an event. We encourage all Keg and Case guests to dress for potential weather changes. Umbrellas are admitted in the park during events.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS

No outside food or drinks are allowed. There are multiple eateries to choose from inside Keg and Case.

HEY PARENTS!

We ask that children are accompanied by an adult AT ALL TIMES in Keg and Case and in the park.

Directions and Parking


FREE PARKING in the South Lot. Directional signage upon arrival. There is also ample street parking surrounding the building.

We have 4 designated Handicapped parking spots on Webster street on either side of the webster entrance.

Parking at Keg & Case West 7th Market

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