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Event Archive - Bluesy Sax: Wayne Kozak

Wed. June 8th 2016 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
7:30pm doors at 5:30pm
$15 at the door only.
He honed his jazz skills in Vancouver’s thriving music venues in the early ‘70s, including the iconic Cellar jazz club, opening for the likes of Ornette Coleman and Herbie Hancock.
Wayne went onto become mainstays of the Canadian jazz scene as a founding member of Cobra, one of Canada’s first fusion jazz groups.
Kozak, perhaps best known as the tenor sax man for the legendary Powder Blues Band, became a sought-after session musician and performer who worked with such stars such as Tina Turner, Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Loverboy, and Randy Bachman. Wayne also played with Long John Baldry, Jim Byrnes and Hans Stamer. He recently moved to his Maple Bay home from Vancouver, where he performs Jazz, Blues and Contemporary Music at various local venues, as well as in Victoria and Nanaimo BC.


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