As a northeastern Ohio luthier, I spend most of my time repairing, restoring, setting up everything acoustic or electric. When I’m not at the bench, I’m often performing solo or with my partner Kathy Lynn. On July 27, 2023 we
Some years back, I wrote a song about a miner in Telluride, Colorado. Here’s an arrangement of “Short Cut” performed at Brent Kirby’s 10×3 at Brother’s Lounge on September 18, 2019. I’m playing my latest Tele creation, the Jimmy-Caster.
It was a treat to perform at Brent Kirby’s 10×3 on June 19th. As a Cleveland area luthier, it’s rare I get to perform with instruments that I restore or repair. But that’s just what happened last night. When the
As a Cleveland-area luthier and musician, one of my favorite venues is Brother’s Wine Bar. Every Wednesday night Brent Kirby hosts a 10×3 writers night. Ten acts, each performing at least two original compositions. The February 13, 2019 10×3 was
When I’m not repairing, restoring or setting up guitars for local and not-so-local musicians, you can find me playing one of my guitars. Today I took a musical lunch break to relax with one of my compositions, Moonrise.
When I am not wearing my luthier hat doing guitar repair and restoration in the Cleveland, Ohio area, I’m on stage performing. Here Ray Flanagan and I perform “Sacred Chickens” by Tim Wallace at the annual Somebody Else’s Song 10
Sending the Cleveland Indians some World Series Ukulele Mojo!
This one is for all lovers of the ukulele! I always enjoy playing at Brent Kirby’s 10×3 Songwriter’s Showcase at Brother’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio. Here’s my ukulele performance of two original compositions and one cover this past Wednesday, September
Jim Kozel & Friends performed at the 2016 Yasgur Road Reunion on Yasgur’s Farm this past Saturday, August 13th. We had a blast being part of the weekend. Here’s a video montage of our performance.