Welcome to the home page of Maple Blues Award Winner Steve Kozak...
Vancouver's go to guy for that West Coast Blues sound!
One of Canada’s finest blues artists, Steve Kozak has been turning heads of blues fans in Canada for over thirty years since he first broke onto the Vancouver scene in the mid-eighties.
When it comes to tasty West coast blues guitar, Kozak’s name is at the top of the list in this nation -- just ask greats like Duke Robillard and James Harman who have shared the stage with this gifted bandleader, instrumentalist, writer and singer.
Gaining national recognition in 2013 Steve Kozak won a Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year in Canada. Steve was also awarded The Ambassador of the Blues Award for 2012 by the Blues Underground Network.
Backed by his some of Vancouver’s top musicians Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier Blues acts and is known as the go to guy in Vancouver for the west coast Blues sound.
The Steve Kozak Band features: Steve Kozak, guitar and vocal, Michael Kalanj, piano and organ (Powder Blues Band, Jim Byrnes, Spencer Davis, Chris Isaak), Roger Brant, bass guitar, (Amos Garrett, Brent Parkin and Hound Dog, David Burgin) and 'Steady Rollin' John Nolan on the drums (Sonny Phillips, Jimmy Smith, Mose Allison, Joe Pass, Linton Garner, Wynton Marsalis, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Charlie Byrd).
“Kozak’s fluid playing and razor sharp band are perfectly suited to his brand of passionate, exuberant jump blues. They may hail from Vancouver, but they have Chicago in their soul.”
— 100 Percent Rock Magazine: Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
Steve Kozak is endorsed by Quilter Performance Amplification. Quilter Amps artist page
Steve Kozak's featured on Quilter Labs Performance Amplification: Steve Kozak - Quilter Artist page.
Steve Kozak featured in the special 100th issue of Blues Matters Magazine Feb./Mar. 2018
Steve Kozak -"The Making of a Canadian Icon"
This project was funded in part by FACTOR, the government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters.
ce projet est financé en partie par factor, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du canada.