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Pianist Bob Cohen Presents Special Concert Tribute To Bill Evans Wed. March 19th In Media, Pa!

Published: 2014-02-26
Bob Cohen The Jazz Bridge Third Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series in Media at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media, presents pianist Bob Cohen and his trio on Wednesday, March 19th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge.

A native New Yorker who began studying piano at the age of four, Bob Cohen has been breaking new pianistic ground before many of the young lions of jazz were born. First influenced by Art Tatum
Art Tatum
Art Tatum
1909 - 1956
piano
and Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
1912 - 1986
piano
, both firmly rooted in the swing era, he later fell under the spell of bebop and studied with the legendary Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano
1919 - 1978
piano
. So advanced and ahead of his time for his age of 16, none other than Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
1920 - 1955
sax, alto
hired Cohen to sub for pianist Al Haig
Al Haig
Al Haig
1924 - 1982
piano
. Since moving to Philadelphia in the '60s, he pursued a dual career as jazz pianist and nuclear energy/aerospace engineer. In this region, he is fondly remembered for his Cherry Sound recording studio — where many Philadelphia greats recorded under Cohen’s supervision — and as “house pianist” at one of the famed jazz clubs, The Borgia Café’, where he performed for 12 years. Performing with Bob Cohen on this special Jazz Bridge concert — a tribute to the influential pianist and composer Bill Evans - are bassist Steve Beskrone
Steve Beskrone
b.1955
bass
and drummer Jim Miller
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
b.1954
drums
.

Jazz Bridge, a 501C3 nonprofit organization formed in 2004, is dedicated to assisting professional Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis by providing confidential and caring support in keeping with their personal dignity. Through donations, grants, and the presentation of more than 40 jazz events each year, Jazz Bridge assists those coping with emergencies involving health, legal, financial, personal and professional needs, while building an awareness of the local jazz community's rich heritage and tradition.


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