Kuzell studied music at Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and received his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music. He completed his studies also at the University of Southern California and obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts in 1980 with his Symphony no. 1. As a violinist, he was concertmaster of the San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra. From 1962 he was a lecturer the Allen Hancock College in Santa Maria. He founded the band in this setting and was from 1964 to 1969, their conductor. As a violist, he kept several recordings with Lennie Niehaus (100 Jazz Masterpieces, Vol. 29).
He was also active as a composer, and wrote works for orchestra, concert band and chamber music.