At the age of 11 Johnnny Chicago aka. John Kozlick, acquired an old, beat up guitar from a friend. This was the beginning of his love affair with the guitar. In his High School years he tried again and again to set up "the perfect band." He eventually hooked up with a group of guys to form a band that lasted 10 years. They performed at weddings, parties and then ended up in the lounge/bar circuit. The band was called "R.T.E" They recorded a 45 record called "Ken's Bungalow Boogie" in honor of one of their favorite places to play. After the "R.T.E." era, he continued on to play in local bands like: "Windy City Nights," "Anything Goes," even a Flute and Guitar Duo, "Just The 2 Of Us." He also took on other types of musical jobs such as performing in a pit orchestra for musicals such as "Chess," "Evita," "Jesus Christ Superstar" . . . many more. His love for the guitar just kept increasing. He has also performed at many events like "Taste of Chicago." John even appeared on Television in four episodes of the series 'The Untouchables," which was filmed in Chicago. He studied electric and classical guitar at Roosevelt University in Chicago. One of the quests he set out for, was to perform on a cruise ship. He accomplished this mission and set sail aboard the ms Volendam for Holland America Cruise Lines from November 2004 through April 2005. 'Johnny Chicago' came alive on that magical cruise! He set sail again in 2007 aboard the ms Veendam for a three-week gig. He had the honor to be on stage with some of the finest musicians in the world. Musicians from Russia, Poland, Canada, Scotland . . . The list continues. From 1994 to 2005 he has been recorded on 12 CD projects. His music has been heard in more than 16 countries. In 2006, John had the honor to perform in Knysna, South Africa with some of the local musicians. He has written and co-written numerous songs. John has performed with, composed for, accompanied, backed up, taught, and produced many people. His Love of Music and the Guitar is impeccable. His playing and positive attitude on life itself, has inspired people all over the world. Now, with two accomplished musicians, Bill Zakavec and Aaron Allan, he has recorded this album. This has been requested for many years by his closest friends. So, here it is! ENJOY!!
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