Andrea Koziol

Andrea Koziol

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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Andrea Koziol is a singer and songwriter performing music that will make you feel something.

Biography

Andrea Koziol is a singer songwriter who found her way to her own voice, by first travelling through and performing an extended repertoire of jazz. Her songs now lie at the great intersection of folk, jazz and pop music, and are influenced by everything she has ever been musically moved by. (Joni, Guinga, Sufjan Stevens, old Russian folk songs, Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, Imogen Heap…) At the core is her voice, one moment delicate to the point of fragility, and the next powerful enough to fill the concert hall unamplified. Her songs are intensely lyrical journeys, and like the artist, they are honest, socially conscious, and completely unique.

She is a vivid performer, supported by a nimble and improv friendly band of some of Canada’s finest musicians in a variety of combinations. Her live shows navigate between unabashedly silly and heartbreaking without missing a beat. She has the ability to make you think, laugh, and cry, and she sets it all against an eclectic palette of technology and real wooden instruments.

Andrea has generated 6 albums thus far in her career. Her newest CD Half Way Sweet is her most orchestrated and adventurous work to date. It has garnered critical acclaim, and radio airplay in both Canada and the UK. Her 7th release, a series of long distance collaborations between herself and 5 separate electronica composers/producers from all over North America, will be released online in 2011.

She has toured across North America and performed in every imaginable venue, including many of Canada's most prominent jazz and folk festivals. She has shared the stage with the Rheostatics, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Sister's Euclid and the Toronto Tabla Ensemble to name just a few. In addition to recording and performing her own compositions, she has also co-written award winning music with Michael Kaeshammer, Tianda, Ron Lopata and Donald Quan. She has performed with symphonies throughout Canada and the USA, been recognized with a KM Hunter Award for Music, and lent her powerful voice to countless recordings.

Andrea is happiest and most fearless when there is a song rising from her throat, and she is doggedly determined to generate more joy in this world. And if that is not enough to book her, then listen to the words of Don Bird (former Summerfolk AD) who says, “the live dynamic is a must! File under: Brilliantly unique."

Discography

Coming of Age - 1998 bigassrecords
Mission:Bliss - 2000 bigassrecords
Simple - 2002 bigassrecords
Songs - 2006 bigassrecords
Half Way Sweet - 2010 bigassrecords
Conversations - Coming 2011

Set List

Rider, and Set List available on request.
Please email info@andreakoziol.com for more information.