Steven Zane

The Acoustic Jukebox

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Customer Reviews...

Don S.

Steve was a pleasure to work with. Got to the event site early and set up, played continuously- I don’t recall him even taking a break - his music set a great tone for the event. Would hire him again in a heartbeat.

Jun 22, 2024


Rick G.

Steven is amazing! He plays a wide range of songs and reads the room well making sure everyone is having a great time! He provides the perfect background music or can crank it up and rock out as the main entertainment. Always a great night when he’s there!!!

Nov 6, 2023


Theresa L.

Steven was extremely well received by our customers. He has a broad range of music that was perfect for our Fab Friday Live Outdoor Music. We will definitely book Steven again.

Jun 27, 2023


Crystal S.

Steven did a wonderful job performing at our venue. He has a very cool raspy blues voice and knows a plethora of songs! He has originals he wrote himself which are really good and he's very kind, respectful and pleasant to work with! We will definitely be asking him to perform for us again!

Jun 10, 2023


Purvi D.

We had Steve performing live music for our St. Patty's Day celebration and he was very good. Our staff and guests had a great time listening to him. He played a mix of oldies, classics and even some Irish music. The blend and smoothness of the music was very well balanced and the light effect equipment he brought in only added more beauty to his performance. Highly recommend him for music entertainment

Mar 24, 2023


Natalie G.

Steve is a fantastic musician! Very talented and plays a nice variety of music that appeals to all ages! He is easy to work with and caters to personal requests.

Dec 22, 2022


Iva C.

Great musician. Very easy to work with. No issues with him. People love his music. He makes great atmosphere.

Jul 5, 2022


Brittany S.

Steven Zane recently played for an event I hosted and he did a fantastic job! He arrived early to set everything up with plenty of times to spare and put together an amazing playlist to sing. It added a great element to our party to have live music and Steve really knocked it out of the park for us. I highly recommend him!

Jun 3, 2022


Susan G.

We hired Steven for a dinner party to celebrate our anniversary. He did a wonderful job, could not have been better. He played some very nice mellow music during dinner and some dance music afterwards. The best!

Apr 18, 2022


Ron M.

Steve was easy to coordinate/schedule with and he did an amazing job while playing for our roughly 30 guests. His wide Play list filled the party with fun throughout. Highly recommend Steve for your gathering/event!

Oct 11, 2021


Frank H.

All of the above----we asked him to play softly and he did just at the right level for our guests i.e., good background guitar sound that did not disturb our conversations. I would highly recommend Steven Zane for playing at any event,

Jul 10, 2021


Ryan S.

Steven Zane is an incredibly talented performer! We have used his services multiple times over the years and will continue to do so. He is extremely friendly and easy to work with and our residents love his voice and guitar playing!

Jun 14, 2021


Jennifer J.

Once again Steven outdid himself! Love having him play for get togethers at our home. Steven is not only talented musically, but he has a great breadth of songs to select from, takes requests, and makes sure to contact you ahead of time to ask about music preferences. He provides the perfect background music for a quiet get together, or can be the life of the party- whichever suits your style best! I would definitely recommend him, and we always look forward to hosting get togethers that include Steven playing!!

Apr 27, 2021


Bob and  Peggy J.

We had seen Steven perform on the dinner terrace at our country club a few times and enjoyed his music very much. When we decided to have a dinner party for our anniversary, Steven was our first choice, and he did not disappoint. He was extremely professional and communicated thoroughly with us to ensure all of our needs were met. His music selection was perfect and even learned a song request of ours. He definitely took our party to the next level and we received a number of compliments about him. We will be using him again. Highly recommended!

Apr 22, 2021


Laurie G.

Steve is very responsive and tailors his act based on your needs.

Mar 27, 2021

Colleen K.

Steve was a delight. He was down to earth, professional, and adapted well to our group. Great musician with a lot of versatility. I highly recommend him.

Sep 26, 2020


Kirsten K.

Steven was the perfect addition to make our backyard beer-b-que magical! Our guests really enjoyed his range, ability to read the crowd on what to play next and gave everyone something to swing and sway too! I have no doubt he can make any night special - Thank you Steven! We look forward to having you again next year!

Sep 8, 2020


Bennett U.

Always on time and great at communicating throughout the whole process. Not to mention he kills it every time on the guitar with a wide variety of music.

Jun 26, 2020


Matt C.
Steven was great for our company holiday party. Prompt, had a great set of covers arranged and sounded great. He definitely added to the experience we were seeking for our event and would book him again for future needs. True professional!!

Jan 26, 2020


Sarah H.
We have had Steven perform at our establishment a number of times and cannot say enough wonderful things about him. He is extremely professional and always on time. He plays a wonderful variety of music, his musical library and knowledge is unbelievable! He always seems to sense the mood and play the right song, whether it's mellow or upbeat. He takes requests and many times our customers are dancing or singing along. He also has a good following and many times will bring in a large draw. The best part about Steven is that he's an all around great guy, not stuck on himself like many other musicians that come in here. Highly recommended! 

Dec 5, 2019


Cheryl F.
Steven, It was great to have you perform at the Annual Village Family Dinner. Your performance was just fabulous and everyone enjoyed the music selection! I had more than a few guests complimenting the music selections and enjoying your lively performance. It was great entertainment and background music. We certainly appreciated you playing for the two-hour duration of the event without any breaks! On behalf of the Village Board of Trustees, thank youfor performing at the dinner and we look forward to working with you again!

Nov 12, 2019

Megan W.
I hired Steven to perform for my Dad’s surprise 60th birthday at a restaurant and he did an amazing job! He was extremely professional, responsive and listened to everything I requested when booking! He had all of my Dad’s favorites cued up and ready to go and was the perfect addition to our event. Everyone in attendance had nothing but great things to say about the ambiance he helped to provide and I would gladly recommend him to anyone!

Nov 7, 2019


Pardess M.
I can't say enough about Steven. He was great at communicating with me on what my wishes were and was able to accommodate all of them. He was extremely professional and I felt I didn't have to worry about anything when it came to the music. I highly recommend Steven for any event!

Sep 22, 2019


Donald H.
Steve sensed the mood of our guests and fell right in to the party and accommodated folks with their requests. It was great. Thanks.

Aug 5, 2019


Joyce G.
Steven took time to work out the details. He was very patient and flexible, considering various possibilities for play lists and worked with an evolving program.

Jun 10, 2019


Patricia J.
We recently hired Steven for a private party after seeing him perform with his band at a different function. We could not have been happier or asked for anything more from him. He was very professional and responsive to our needs. His song selection was perfect. We even asked him to play a song he didn’t know and he learned it specially for us. He played some songs that we hadn’t heard in years! He did a wonderful job and look forward to hiring him again.

Apr 20, 2019


Ava T.
He was open to revising a song for our purposes...He took requests which was a great backdrop to the party while people ate and conversed! Having a live performer was a 'first' for the family, and now most of them want one at our future events as well! Enjoyable experience!

Apr 15, 2019


Dennis F.
We recently hired Mr. Zane for a private function and he was exceptional. We have hired many entertainers in the past but he stands out far and away the best. First of all, he was very communicative before the event, making sure all of our needs and every detail was covered. He even learned a couple of songs at our special request. We have had entertainers arrive at the last minute before and sometimes they are not ready by the start time. Not Mr. Zane. He arrived early and was set up and ready to go well before the requested start time. In fact, he even offered to start playing music early at no additional cost. The music he played was perfect. A good variety of songs for the meet and greet, mellow dinner music when it was time to sit down and eat, and lively dance songs after dinner. He had everyone singing and dancing along to some very fun tunes. Mr. Zane was friendly, professional and a wonderful musician who played a wide assortment of songs; The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and The Beach Boys just to name a few. We will definitely hire him again. Highly recommended!

Aug 21, 2018


Kathleen G.
Steve is such a talented guy! We enjoy working with him and will be hiring him month, actually! Highly recommend.

Aug 21, 2018


Judy Y.
Steve was used on my recommendation at the Buffalo Grove Park District. He did an excellent job and was very well received.

Apr 30, 2018


Sam R.
We hired Steven and his band for our New Years Eve party and they rocked the house all night! Will definitely have them back next year!

Jan 4, 2018


Steve O.
Steven is the ultimate professional and an amazing could not go wrong if you were to book Steven for your next event

Dec 11, 2017


Jane A.
Working with Steve was a pleasure from beginning to end. He helped us with decisions about our program and was willing to learn new music we chose for our theme (Summer of Love!) He was also helpful in rehearsing with family members who wanted to be part of the show. He's very talented musically and in his willingness to work with his customer -- and he knows how to keep the party going.

Nov 1, 2017


Brian B.
5 stars. He has played at my establishment multiple times. Steven is a talented musician who is always on time, has a great local following - and is an all around good guy.

Oct 25, 2017


Margaret W.
Steve has performed for a few of our parties. Always professional and a great performer. Takes the party to a new level! He is talented and not overpriced. I would highly recommend using him for your functions. Be sure to book in advance, he can book up fast but I have been lucky to book closer to the party. It will depend, but I recommend being safe and trying to book as far out as possible.

Oct 23, 2017


Pam C.
Steven has an old bluesy singing voice, accompanied by some wicked guitar lick, all wrapped up tight, in an effortless rock candy appearance that greatly defies his age. When he plays, any one can see that he feels his music deeply. 

Oct 25, 2017


Deborah T.
Steven Zane has been delightful to work with! He is a great musician with a pleasant attitude. We always look forward for him to perform at Panda Bar! We enjoy his music & he has a great following, when he plays the place is packed! Thank You Steven Zane🐼🎸🎶

Oct 23, 2017


Caren J.
Steven and his accompanist Ruby on fiddle were wonderful. Everyone at my parents' 50th anniversary party loved them.

Oct 17, 2017



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