STEVE KORTYKA

Who Am I ?

STEVE KORTYKA

November 2011

1: Who am I?

Steve Kortyka.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am full time musician, composer, arranger, and teacher. Currently, I am spending most of my days writing compositions and having sessions all around NYC in order to prepare for my first CD as a band leader.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I’m real happy in New York City! I know the question has many implications–as far as location, I’d like to get some tours happening and see more of the world. In life, I’m on a perpetual date with music, seeing how far I can get with her every night.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

John Coltrane. No doubt he was a person who was true to what he felt his calling in life was; I hope to know the things he did someday.

5: What book is your bible?

Wow. I don’t read as much as I’d like, but a really great book I read in the past was one called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Life is the best when we remember to live it; this book really helped me.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love beautiful days, playing jazz with a drummer that has his shit together, and people who make me laugh. I hate procrastinating. It still happens though…

7: What is your raison d’être?

To inspire.

8: What is your favorite color?

Dark orange.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Wolverine is the man.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I still like Fat Cat. I don’t care what people think.

11: What turns you on?

Intelligence.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Would you like a free subscription to PMC magazine?

Steve Kortyka is a full time musician/composer/educator living in Astoria, NY. He can be found performing all over the city most nights of the week. Check his website for frequent updates.

LINKS:

Steve Kortyka’s Website

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Janelle Reichman

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

Steve Kortyka, 2011, NYC, Photography by Janelle Reichman

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