A Colorado native, Keith Cozart drummed his way through a music/business degree at the University of Northern Colorado. While in school, Keith worked local tours and house gigs that led to performance appearances with such artists as Johnny Paycheck, Bobby Bear, John Connelly, Ray Charles and Paul Winter.

After moving to Indiana in 1995, Keith conducted, performed and/or recorded in concert with Louie Bellson, The Jeff Hamilton Trio, Rex Allen and the Swing Express, George Crumb, the Earlham College Jazz Ensemble and the Earlham College Concert Choirs. He also has performed with such local acts as C.W. Express, Madcat Reunion, Blackout (currently known as 36 West), Donald Burns’ Next of Kin, Sierra, Tropical Zoo and the Billy Shields Project.

Keith Cozart is on the music faculty at Earlham College and Indiana University East of Richmond, Indiana. While serving as Director of Percussion at Earlham, Keith instructs the following three topic courses at Indiana University East: An Introduction to Popular Music, The History of Rock and Roll, and The History of Country Music.

Among his other musical activities, Keith travels regularly to Salvador, Brazil to study the roots of Afro Brazilian music as well as crafting and marketing his own hand drums and shakers under the name Cozmann Hand Drums.

Keith Cozart, Richmond, IN


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