Kozar, a lifelong Niagara, Ontario resident began his pursuit to become a professional guitarist at age 12. In his formative years, Kozar gained his education on the bandstand, Eastman School of Music Summer Jazz Studies, and the Banff School of Fine Arts where he was mentored by Canadian Jazz Guitar Legend Ed Bickert.
Over the last three decades Dan has performed with various 18 piece big bands, quartets, trios, duos and as a soloist. He is available performing standards with a trio, duo, as well as performing fingerstyle guitar. Currently Dan is studying with Martin Taylor, a world renowned fingerstyle Jazz Guitarist, to improve his already vast experience in solo Jazz guitar playing.
Critics & Customers:
"Dan's ability to create fluid transition between the bass lines and the voiced harmonic treatments create a beautifully executed historical interpretation."
Dan's Next Event
November 5th from 7pm to 9 pm Vocalist Laura Revell and myself will be performing at an open reception at the Mahtay Cafe that will be exhibiting works by Alessandra Montefiore and David Hallet. The two artists will be featuring new in depth work influenced by nature and wildlife, 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R3M7
November 5th, and November 12th, Dan will be playing his fingerstyle Christmas guitar arrangements at Le Village - 304 Canboro Rd, Pelham, ON L0S1M0 Get directions from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Le Village will be totally transformed for the holiday season. Lots of great gift ideas, home decor items and ladies' fashion. It will be a great time and place to get into the Christmas spirit!
Some More Recent & Upcoming Events
Set the table with some fine food, Wine ended in joy able evening with someone you love while Dan plays music in the background to enhance a romantic environment.
I Remember You" (2003)
Whether relaxing by a fireplace with a glass of wine or having a candlelit dinner with that special someone. These songs will join you in creating wonderful lasting memories.
Here is where I will be uploading public domain song videos and even some of my own compositions. If you shopping for a guitarist for a wedding, here is a small sample my sounds.