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Cochrane, Michael

Cochrane, Michael, pianist, composer, educator; b. Peekskill, N.Y., 4 September 1948. He went to Boston U. and graduated in 1970 with a BA in psychology. He has resided in the Tri-state area since the fall of 1974. He has performed or recorded with Sonny Fortune, Michael Brecker, Chico Freeman, Yoron Israel, Hannibal Peterson, The Spirit of Life Ensemble, Eddie Gomez, in colleges, clubs and concert halls throughout the United States, and his touring experience spans 16 European countries, Canada, Japan, The Caribbean, The Philippines and Puerto Rico. He is also a member of Lines Of Reason, a co-operative band with: Calvin Hill - bass, David Gross - alto sax, & Alan Nelson - drums. 

In 1985, he received a Master of Arts Degree with honors from New York University. He has been a part-time instructor at New York University since the fall of 1985. He is also an instructor in the after-school program at Friends Seminary in New York City and a part-time instructor at Princeton University and Rutgers University's Newark campus. He has received 2 fellowship grants in jazz performance from the National Endowment of the Arts In 1999 he received a grant from the Puffin Foundation Ltd. to complete a project which combines jazz piano trio with a string quartet.

Recordings:
Elements (1985); Song Of Change (1992); Impressions (1995); Cutting Edge (1997); Gesture of Faith (1998); Music of Wayne Shorter (1998); Lines Of Reason (1998)

Bibliography:
M.C., Reunion (Jazz Recording Session Series) Published by Second Floor
Music (N.Y.) 1989.
M.C., Elements ( Jazz Recording Session Series) Published by Second Floor Music (N.Y., N.Y.) 1989.
Michael Cochrane: solo Piano Arrangements from Elements (Pub. by
Second Floor Music (N.Y., N.Y.) 1989
M.C., The Melodic Line (Pub. by Charles Colin, N.Y., N.Y., 1993)

Contact information:
http://michaelcochrane.com/
michael@michaelcochrane.com

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