John Koozin is a bassist and composer residing in New York City. He has performed throughout the US and abroad with a goal to invoke thoughts, ideas, and unity through narrative-based compositions and playing. His compositional work is inspired by visual artists, poetry, video games, and his friends. His bass playing is inspired by many of his teachers, including Francois Rabbath, Linda May Han Oh, Harish Raghavan, Chris Morrissey, and Paul Ellison.
Koozin has worked with artists including Matt Wilson, Dawn Thomson, Lisa Henry, Antonio Hart, Jason Moran, Vic Juris, Nir Felder, Brandon Lee, Steve Cardenas, Joel Frahm, Francois Rabbath, Tim Armacost, Dennis Dotson, James Francies, Joel Ross, Sebastian Whittaker, and Adam O’ Farrill. His most recent EP, “Trying to Explain Myself,” is a collaboration with visual artist Kate Saubestre and features drummer Matt Wilson.