Ellen Priest’s “On Being American / Jazz: Ryan Cohan’s The River” now on display in NYC

The jazz inspiration of Delaware-based artist Ellen Priest’s dynamic abstract series “On Being American / Jazz: Ryan Cohan’s The River” is on display from March 28 to June…

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Chicago Jazz Magazine Feature Interview

Happy New Year! Very pleased to start 2019 with the release of this interview I did with Mike Jeffers for Chicago Jazz Magazine. We discuss my approach to…

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New album ‘ORIGINATIONS’ in production!

Had an AMAZING experience performing ‘Originations’ with my 10-piece jazz chamber ensemble at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Reva and David Logan Center Concert Hall) this past weekend….

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Ellen Priest Paints ‘The River’

Ellen Priest is a wonderful artist based in Delaware who is in the final phases of completing a three-year project creating paintings and drawings based on my 2013 Motéma…

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Purdue Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence

I’m very much looking forward to working with the Purdue University as their Artist-in-Residence for their 2018 jazz festival. Saturday, January 20 I will be performing with the…

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The Drowning

Very happy to have a composition of mine (performed by trumpeter Orbert Davis’s group, featuring yours truly on piano) in director Bette Gordon‘s latest film The Drowning premiering Wednesday, May…

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Ryan Cohan Quartet at Jazz Showcase FEB 23 – 26!

This Thursday thru Sunday (Feb 23-26), I will be performing at the historic Jazz Showcase in Chicago with my quartet featuring John Wojciechowski on woodwinds, James Cammack on…

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Commission

I am thrilled and honored to have been commissioned by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra to provide an arrangement for their ‘The Songs of Mancini and Mandel’ concerts in…

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‘Originations’ World Premiere

I am very excited to be debuting a new suite of music entitled Originations Wednesday June 1st at the Old Town School of Folk Music with a 10-piece jazz chamber ensemble…

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University of Louisville Artist-in-Residence

I am thrilled to be working with the University of Louisville’s esteemed Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program as their Artist-in-Residence for the entire winter/spring semester. In addition to teaching…

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