From the first piano lesson in the 3rd grade, Kaz knew music would always play an integral role in his life. Kaz finds motivation to create his own songs because he believes that modern mainstream music is at a bit of a crossroads. Kaz aims to bring thoughtful, groovy tunes while holding musicianship to the highest possible standard. You’ll hear plenty of old in his sound with Dr. John, Fleetwood Mac and Bonnie Raitt as some of his influences. But you’ll also hear plenty of the new with Bon Iver, Sara Bareilles, Vulfpeck, and Frank Ocean topping some of his current favorites. He was raised in Philomath, Oregon and spent time living in Portland where he had initially pursued acting. Now living in Seattle's bustling music scene, he has had the opportunity to meet and jam with some incredibly talented musicians. He is constantly motivated by the countless greats from the Northwest that have come before.