Upstate New York pianist Adrian Cohen has been recognized multiple times as Best Pianist, as well as Best Jazz Ensemble (for the Adrian Cohen Quartet), and Best Jazz Musician by Metroland Magazine. He has composed music for radio and television including clients such as WHMT TV (PBS) and WAMC (NPR), and can be heard on the soundtrack for the Miramax film "The Castle". He has opened for artists such as Terence Blanchard, Larry Coryell, and K.D. Lang, and recently performed with the Charles Neville Quartet at the legendary Blue Note in New York.
Cohen's theater credits include two productions of "Always...Patsy Cline" for Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany NY, and a month long stint serving as musical director/pianist/conductor for the same show at the historic Lyceum Theater in Arrowrock, Missouri. Cohen has also been pianist for productions of "Forever Plaid" and "The Song Of Singapore" (pianist/conductor), at Capital Repertory Theater.
Adrian currently maintains a busy roster of private students and performs
regularly with various incarnations of The Adrian Cohen Group as well as
freelancing with several other regional artists as pianist/keyboardist in a
variety of styles. He released his debut recording "Standardized" in 2003,
and his 2nd disc as a leader, 'Delphic', will be released in fall of 2008.