Cane Sugar Sweet
Steve Kozak Band Press Kit
An accomplished and tasty guitar player with a relaxed vocal style Kozak has been winning over fans performing his up-tempo brand of jump, swing and working man’s blues to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.
Gaining national recognition in 2013 Steve Kozak won a Maple Blues Award for New Artist or Group of the Year.
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EPK -Stage plot and tech rider.
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“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.”
“ Steve Kozak Ambassador of West Coast Blues: For over thirty years Vancouver musician Steve Kozak's music career has been fueled by passion and a promise. His album It's Time is a fulfillment of both.”
“This highly adaptable group shifts easily from jump blues and r'n'b to electric sizzle, but everything is played with a sense of history and respect for the form. Things are happening out west. ”
“Kozak delivers a compelling guitar-based blues album that blends distinctive original material with covers of songs from Jody Williams (“You May”), Henry Glover and Julius Dixon (“Love, Life and Money”), and Magic Sam (“Every Night and Every Day.”) Brook Benton’s “Kiddio” is stretched out just enough, allowing it to fill the room with no little magic, and Jerry Cook’s saxophone is especially appreciated. Kozak’s originals do not pale beside these classic tracks. The lead track “Cane Sugar Sweet” is instantly appealing, “Trouble” digs deep, and “Stranger In My Hometown” has a gentle melancholy made all the sweeter by Dave Webb’s Hammond organ.”
“For all those gumbo, Texas and jump blues lovers, this album will not have a single bad note on it and will certainly become essential in any good record collection. GREAT.”
The 100th issue of Blues Matters Magazine is out now! Featuring an interview with Steve Kozak.
Vancouver Bluesman Steve Kozak discusses his 30 plus years in the Blues, his preferred gear and the many festivals he’s been involved with over the years.
Nashville Blues Society Feb. 24, 2018 Review of It's Time by Don and Sheryl Crow
Blues Matters Magazine 100th Issue: Features an interview with Steve Kozak
The YYSCENE Calgary's Go to Guide to getting out:
John Valenteyn – Maple Blues Magazine Feb. 2017 Vol. 33 No. 2
Review of It's Time - Steve Kozak Band
Stuart Derdeyn - Vancouver Sun March 16, 2017
"It's Time for Steve Kozak Band's classy blues: Originals match classics on new album"
100 Percent Rock Magazine - CD REVIEW: STEVE KOZAK BAND – It’s Time
"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." - Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar - 7 ½ /10
Review of It's Time: Posted 2017 June 4 by Donald Teplyske
BillyBop review of It's Time - Steve Kozak Band by Mr. Blue Boogie.
Read the review here: May 29, 2017
Shelley Gummeson - Steve Kozak Ambassador of West Coast Blues: "For over thirty years Vancouver musician Steve Kozak's music career has been fueled by passion and a promise. His album It's Time is a fulfillment of both."
Earshot magazine featured article May 2017
Bob Mersereau - CBC Radio - Music Review of the Day- Top 100 Canadian Blog
May 3, 2017 - read the review here
Blues Magazine from The Netherlands review of It's Time - The Steve Kozak Band by Martin Van der Velde May
May 4, 2017 read the review here
The Music Express press release for It's Time - The Steve Kozak Band
STEVE KOZAK BAND Written by Fred Delforge Tuesday, 21 March 2017 (France)
Rootsville Blues, Jazz & Roots Info March 2017 Album Review It's Time - Steve Kozak Band (Holland)
Professor Johnny P's Juke Joint- Review of It's Time by John Porter: April 1/2017
Sound Gaurdian - Blues Corner - Review by Written / by Mladen Loncar - Mike April 6/2017 (Croatia)
FATENA Magazine - Reviews- by - Rory Stanbridge April 10/2017 (United Kingdom)
Rudolph's Music Review- It's Time- Steve Kozak Band April 12/2017 (Belgium)
Past press items and reviews of It's Time- Steve Kozak Band:
***Sound bite: From a recent interview with Shelley Gummeson for Earshot Magazine... Shelley asks me how many guitars I own... then how many fishing rods, hahah!