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David Bennett Cohen

new york, NY [Blues, Classic Rock, Rock]

 
 
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David Bennett Cohen
  1. Cookin' with Cohen
  2. Blues for a Summer's Dream
  3. Crawfish Royale
"Mr. Cohen isn't the average hippie gone Wall Street, he's also a certifiably smokin' barrel house rumba boogie-woogie piano player in the James Booker/Professor Longhair/Dr. John vein."
David Bennett Cohen has been a professional musician for more than 40 years. Best known for his innovative keyboard playing as an original member of the '60's rock band, Country Joe and the Fish, he is an equally accomplished guitar player who has been involved in numerous music scenes throughout his varied career.

David began his musical education at the age of seven, studying classical piano for seven years. While studying the piano, he began to teach himself the guitar, beginning at the age of nine. When he was 14, he heard boogie-woogie piano for the first time and was hooked. Since then, he has explored many different styles of Blues and popular music. He was fortunate enough to have heard Otis Spann, Professor Longhair, Meade Lux Lewis and other masters of the genre perform live.

"What separates Cohen from a lot of other players is his unassuming ease behind the keys, and the ability to take that admiration past rote emulation, invoking the spirits of boogie-woogie, stride and blues piano greats without ever forcing things or just replicating other folks' licks."

In addition to Country Joe and the Fish, over the years, he has played and/or recorded with The Blues Project, Mick Taylor, The Luther Tucker Blues Band, Elvin Bishop, Hubert Sumlin, Melvin Van Peebles, Happy and Artie Traum, Arlen Roth, Eric Anderson, David Blue, Tim Hardin, Norton Buffalo, Jerry Miller, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Buddy Miles, Canned Hear, John Cippolina, Huey Lewis, Michael Bloomfield, Bob Weir, John Kahn, Johnnie Johnson, Jimmy Vivino, Jay Owens, Debbie Davies, Byther Smith, Bobby Kyle, Bill Perry, Rocky Lawrence, Johnny B. Gayden, Sandra Feva and others.

As a solo performer, he has shared the bill with Country Joe McDonald, Kenny Rankin, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Jerry Garcia, Leo Kottke, Rufus Thomas, Meatloaf, Booker T., The Roches, Kingfish, J. Giles and Magic Dick and many others.

He played on Broadway and toured in the hit show, RENT, doubling on keyboards and guitars.

His latest CD, “Cookin’ With Cohen,” is out on Core Records and is available online.

His CD’s, “In the Pocket,” and “David Bennett Cohen at the Piano” have gotten great reviews and are also available online.

David has recorded numerous Blues piano and organ instructional products for Homespun Tapes, including DVD’s, audio and video tapes, and book/CD packages. He has a network of students around the world who have learned from these products, as well as numerous students who have studied with him privately, some of which have gone on to have musical careers of their own, including Peter Cincotti , Dave Keyes and others.

He is one of those rare musicians who consistently plays to great acclaim and enjoys the challenge of teaching what he knows, as well.

In spite of his busy schedule, David still finds time for private piano and guitar students.

His professional approach, attitude and musicianship enhance any project that he is associated with.

He is currently lives in the New York City area.

"Cohen radiates the 88's impeccably."

(All excerpts: CMJ New Music Report, by James Lein)
Contact: Janet Castiel
Redwood Entertainment, Inc.
Janet.Castiel@RedwoodEntertainment.com

Website: www.davidbennettcohen.com
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SERAFIM(A.Vladichuk)
{ 05-21-2009 16:53 }
Delight! Musician high level! Beautifully! Listened with pleasure! Thank you for your good creation! 555
Marshall Anderson
{ 12-23-2008 19:22 }
I love it. Definitely a 5. Takes me back to hearing my mom playing boogie woogie like crazy on the gulbransen upright. She told me, "learn to play or I'll kick your ass". I did but it was the guitar. She was happy anyway. Best of luck Marsh
Mike Hackworth
{ 09-19-2008 07:52 }
You are so "Cookin'"!!! 5 for you!
DELETE MY ACCOUNT
{ 05-16-2008 11:54 }
Hello! Your music is simply superb! 5/5
Doug Hallock
{ 02-03-2008 23:12 }
There really is nothing better than listening to great piano playing - you made my night. Blessings - Doug
Soul Retribution
{ 01-31-2008 20:21 }
Beat me daddy 8 to the bar! Hot stuff. Keep it hot and bobbie on to New Orleans. Arch
C.P. Love
C.P. Love says:
{ 01-26-2008 12:15 }
Cookin' with Cohen. Great! Reminds me of home.
tanya lynn
{ 01-14-2008 20:55 }
wow oh wow really like it hope the best 2 you gave you a 5
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{ 01-13-2008 11:52 }
HOT MUSIC, GREAT WORK KEEP IT COMING, CHECK ME OUT AT: MYSPACE.COM/PALANCHE MYSPACE.COM/DILLA150BOYS
Everett Lakoduk
{ 12-20-2007 22:19 }
AWSOME! I hated to click comment because the music quits! 5 all the way...thanks!
PJ4JC
PJ4JC says:
{ 12-20-2007 21:12 }
It sounds so easy when it comes out of you.. Has to be a 5 no other way...PJ4JC
Pytaro
Pytaro says:
{ 12-13-2007 22:08 }
Hi David, really excellent playing, you are amazing! 5 from me, come and visit.
"FINGARACHE" PRODUCA"
{ 12-07-2007 05:22 }
HEY MAN" I LOVE THA PIANO WORK!!! VERY CREATIVE SKILLZ!! MASTERPIECE PRODUCTION!" YOUR A REAL GENIUS***** 5 STAR SHOWCASE"...ALL RESPECT TO YOU I GAVE YOU A 5" RETURN THA 5"
THE PROJECT
{ 12-05-2007 13:47 }
Very cool. 5's. Tis' the season, so I posted a carol. Check it out, Thanks.
Young Jims
{ 12-05-2007 06:15 }
Keep cookin up Dem Trax dey Hot witout a doubt....much respect from a real artist I Give ur music 5 Vote#5 rate bak wen u get the chance.......Young Jim$
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 12-04-2007 23:11 }
just comin through to show my R E S P E C T, REAL musik holds no boundariez, got my full out S U P P O R T, 5, h i tbak
Retro by Ljudmila
{ 12-04-2007 12:01 }
Very, very nice! You have great talent.5.Keep it up.
Bernie Mckenzie
{ 12-04-2007 06:47 }
Hey David great tunes toatly sets the mood 5's for these tunes message my showcase when you post some more....Bernie
Joe wazzup
{ 12-03-2007 22:33 }
David Hard to sit still. Your second perfect score is from the yukon. ( doubles on guitar and keyboard???) sheesh that's talent.
Jozua K.
Jozua K. says:
{ 12-03-2007 17:15 }
Great Boogie sound complete!!! Massive and Clear sound! "Crawfish Royale" are great mixed stuff! Vote; I leave behind an appreciation of more than >>> 5.
T.Mac.
T.Mac. says:
{ 12-03-2007 12:22 }
I`ve only listened to the first track so far, excellent style you got my friend, you sure know your way around those keys, 5 for the first track alone!! good luck to you my friend, T.Mac.
Ron Ouellette
{ 12-03-2007 12:21 }
great playing I can hear all your experience and passion coming through.