Nathan Cohen is a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer, and conductor. Violinist, violist, and trumpeter, Cohen is fluent in classical orchestral and chamber music, but he also appears with multiple bands across many genres, from jazz to rock. When not leading clinics on string playing and teaching throughout the US or conducting orchestras on tour in Europe, Cohen can be found traveling with neo-soul cabaret band What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? An accomplished studio musician, Cohen has recorded on numerous projects including the Irma Thomas Grammy-nominated album ‘Simply Grand.’ An avid traveler and lover of music from all over the globe, Cohen has studied music informally on remote Pacific Islands, in India, and Turkey, to name a few favorites. With music degrees from Macalester College and Columbia University plus formal studies at the Kodaly Institute of Music in Hungary, the University of Ghana in Accra, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Cohen brings a strong streak of academic and classical training to a great desire (and ability) to rock out. Hard. Cohen is currently based in the Boston area.
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