Otis Clay WTTW Performance
Happy Birthday to the late great Otis Clay. Had the good fortune of arranging music for Otis and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra as part of WTTW’s 50th anniversary concert at Millennium Park in 2005. Here’s some recently discovered footage of that performance.
Ryan Cohan’s ‘Top Time-Saving Tips’ for Finale Music Notation Software Published by makemusic™
Having Finale setup for the way you work and how your scores/parts need to appear is
vital for working efficiently and rapidly with the program. See how long-time Finale user,
Composer, Pianist, Producer, and Educator Ryan Cohan maintains a productive
workflow in Finale with a handful of time saving shortcuts. View article
Ryan Cohan Quartet at Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Had fantastic time playing the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago with my quartet-mates John Wojciechowski, Ethan Philion and Neil Hemphill. The community vibe at this fest, the world-class roster of artists and large enthusiastic crowds that come out to support the music are truly special and inspiring.
Ryan Cohan Featured on ‘The Finale Blog’
As a long-time user of Finale music notation software, I was very happy to be invited by MakeMusic to contribute to the Finale Blog. In this interview, we discuss how I got started in music, the important role Finale played in creation of my most recent album Originations, my writing workflow, Finale tips and more. You can read the article HERE.
Guimarães Jazz Residency!
Had an extraordinary two weeks conducting, teaching, performing and hanging in beautiful Guimarães, PORTUGAL as artist-in-residence with my quintet (w/ Tito Carrillo, Scott Burns, Lorin Cohen & George Fludas) as part of the the Guimarães Jazz Festival. My heart is lit up from all the lovely folks we met, the dedicated students we worked with, the sites we experienced and the new friends we made. It started with a week preparing the ESMAE Conservatory Big Band for 70-minute performance of my original music and culminated in a featured concert with my quintet playing to an appreciative crowd. It was a experience I won’t forget! MUITO OBRIGADO Guimarães Jazz Festival Artistic Director Ivo Martins for having us and to all the wonderful festival staff for their warm hospitality. Here’s a lovely review of my group’s performance.