Mark Kohan

Mark Kohan

BMHOF Class of 2003

Since 1977, Mark A. Kohan has been the leader of the Steel City Brass, one of Western New York's most prominent polka bands. To date, Mr. Kohan has performed over 1000 engagements, both public and private. He has worked extensively with area Arts Councils as both a performer and consultant. Dedicated to promoting and preserving Polish culture in the US, Mr. Kohan has received numerous grants and awards for this pursuit. Mr. Kohan is highly regarded within American Polonia for his expertise on not only polka, its history and derivations, but also as a Polish and Polish American historian. Mr. Kohan is editor in chief of the Polish American Journal, the largest English-language monthly newspaper dedicated to Polish American heritage. 


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