John Koziol, Jr.
graduated from Hamline in 1979 with BA in music education. John’s teaching career spans more than 25 years, teaching instrumental music and directing band for grades 5-12 in Minnesota. In 1995, John joined the faculty of Hamline as adjunct professor of music and director of Hamline’s jazz program.
An established professional pianist and keyboardist, John has shared the stage with musicians from bands like Journey, Toto, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Survivor. Locally, he plays with Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs, The Zebra Mussels, Heartbreaker, and The Jerry O'Hagan Big Band. John also performs at various local churches.