Eddie Kohen - Bass, Guitar
Specialties: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Fusion, Theory
Days: Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs
Rate: $18 per 1/2 Hour Lesson
Early in his life Eddie Kohen started listening to players like Ron Carter, Ray Brown and Jimmy Garrison. He fell in love with the sound of the upright bass and all of the jazz legends. That was the start of Eddie’s career as a musician.
The first bass he ever owned was a 1975 Fender Fretless P-Bass. He was so dedicated to the craft that he went on to attend the Berklee College of Music.
Eddie has played in many bands over the years and admits to having a lot of good times with all of them but his favorite musical projects were with Mikhal Caldwell, a prolific fusion guitarist and his best friend.
He has studied Jazz in depth but works with all other styles that he has picked up by “listening”. He has had a lot of players that have had an influence on him but a few that come to his mind are Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Stanley Clark, Jaco, and John McLaughlin.
Eddie is also a solo artist and has recently released his first solo album entitled “Pulp Fusion”. He is a composer and also plays guitar. His goal as a musician is “to always keep improving”.
He became involved with The Genre Project by meeting Bob Sworaski through a mutual friendship….Mikhal Caldwell. His quote, “I enjoyed working with the wonderful Bob Sworaski on the Genre Project and a variety of other projects together.”
What gives Eddie the most satisfaction when he is playing live or in the studio?