I recently discovered video of my ten-piece jazz chamber ensemble performing my composition Heart right before we went into the studio to record my latest album Originations. It’s always a joy performing with these extraordinary musicians and good friends, and it was really nice playing this 9-ft Fazioli concert grand piano. Hope you enjoy!
I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Ruth Fisher in an extended interview featured on her esteemed program Full Circle on JazzFM in the UK. We discussed my early musical influences, the moment that woke my artistic ambitions and sparked my career, my early professional experiences and my recent compositional work. The show also features numerous tracks from my latest album Originations, the story behind the project and more. Listen to the full international broadcast HERE.
Howard Reich has chosen some of the top jazz recordings to date for Chicago Tribune. On the list: Ryan Cohan’s forthcoming release for Origin Records, “Originations“.
Reich says: “…pianist-composer Cohan has a well-honed gift for writing long-form jazz compositions. It reaches a high point in “Originations,” a suite Cohan performed to vivid effect at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in 2018. The new recording deepens earlier favorable impressions of the piece, which amounts to a series of tone poems in which Cohan explores his Middle Eastern heritage – Jewish and Arabic.”