Renowned West Coast Jazz Drummer

Jazz Drummer Myron Cohen lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ca. where he's played with such luminaries as Michael Bloomfield, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Otis Spann, Ron Stallings, Azar Lawrence, Ravi Coltrane, Donald 'Rafael' Garrett, Woody Shaw, and Wayne Shorter - to name a few. Whether in sessions, live performances, recordings, or just informal jams, these musical experiences have given Cohen a huge vocabulary to share on the bandstand.

Private Lessons are available. Brushes for hire: myroncohen@sbcglobal.net

SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS!!!!


The Cinema Grill in Alameda offers live music every Wednesday through Sunday...various artists all curated by Drummer Myron Cohen. 

Enjoy a lovely meal and/or drinks and kick back to some wonderful jazz, blues, R&B, soft rock, Brazilian and more!

 Here's just 'a taste' with Erik Von Buchau on Vibes and Myron Cohen on Drums improvising...

CATCH THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS AT THE CINEMA GRILL!   


WEDNESDAY  SEPT. 20th:  6:30 - 9:15
Lorenzo Farrell Group featuring Jules Broussard 

THURSDAY  SEPT. 21st:  6:30 - 9:15
Larri Noble Duo 

FRIDAY  SEPT. 22nd: 6:30 - 9:15
Ari Caprow Group w/ Eric Von Buchau & Gerald Beckett 

SATURDAY  SEPT. 23rd:  6:30 - 9:15 
Larri Noble Group 

SUNDAY  SEPT. 24th: JAZZ BRUNCH 
11:30 - 2:30

WEDNESDAY  SEPT. 27th:  6:30 - 9:15
Michele Korb Duo

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Sept 28 - 30th     6:30 - 9:15
Larri Noble Group 
              The Billy Higgins Legacy Band:                Featuring AZAR LAWRENCE
TUESDAY APRIL 25th, 8:30p
The Blue Note in Napa
Downstairs in the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St., Napa, CA 94559
707.880.2300
HERE ARE SOME CLIPS FROM THE GIG

    MYRON COHEN, Drums



AZAR LAWRENCE, Sax

Also in the band: 



   Zack Shubert,  Piano   
                                         and         



Trevor Murphy, Upright Bass

At The Cinema Grill in Alameda...WED-SAT nights...

Located at 2301 Central Avenue @Oak Street in Alameda 







THIS IS WHAT A TYPICAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAM CAN LOOK LIKE: INTIMATE, BEAUTIFUL GROOVES WITH THE LIKES OF ONE OF THE BEST JAZZ GUITARISTS: CALVIN KEYS. The Bay Area virtuoso guitarist is well known for his performances and recordings with greats such as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Marshall, Sonny Stitt, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson and Leon Williams.
International Jazz Vocalist, Diane Witherspoon is seen here backed by Myron Cohen on drums at a performance at Berkeley's Jazz School in February 2014  'Child's Play'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zuvml0UWTU

With Diane Witherspoon on, 'Maestro': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdxpN5WTKDo

..and 'Sway': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft5q1-eX5tw

With Pianist Lynne Arriale and bassist Charnett Moffett, 'Twin Towers':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBV1msdFFR8

With pianist David Udoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9jD_cIySmM
SATURDAY JULY 5, 2014   
MUSICALLY MINDED ACADEMY   5776 BROADWAY   OAKLAND, CA. 94618
IMPROVISATIONAL JAZZ CONCERT
ONE LONG SET (90 minutes)
LEE BLOOM on PIANO
GARY BROWN on BASS
MOTEMA ARTIST & VOCALIST, ROBERTA DONNAY Guest Vocalist (first part of set)
SPECIAL FEATURED VOCALIST, KENNY WASHINGTON (towards end of set)

SOLD OUT!!!


About The Billy Higgins Legacy Band: The BHLB was conceived by Cohen in response to his own experience of musical mentoring by master drummers Louie Bellson, Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich, John Rae, Dave Black, Sonny Freeman, Buddy Miles, Subash Chandran, Ed Thigpen, Billy Hart, George Brown, and most notably the late, great, Billy Higgins.


In addition to playing music, Cohen also has a disarming talent as a raconteur and collector of jazz stories from his friendships in the jazz community. In the last few years of his life, drummer Billy Higgins gave a great deal to Cohen including some fascinating stories of his life and music.
Billy understood Cohen's commitment to mentoring young musicians–especially drummers–and arranged for Cohen to work with specific          West Coast jazz musicians that would appreciate Cohen’s musicality.

It is in the spirit of Billy's musical mentoring  that The Billy Higgins Legacy Band (BHLB) was formed, and it continues to evolve with Cohen as the leader. 

Here's the most recent clip of Myron working with Pianist & Composer, Lee Bloom: http://youtu.be/uv97mlK9NI8



Pianist & Composer Lee Bloom at the piano with Myron…they are holding a pair of drum sticks given to Myron by the late, great Billy Higgins.

Concerts coming up with this duo and guest Bass Players are listed to the right side of this blog…


Myron in a rehearsal (above), wearing the dashiki given to him by Billy Higgins.
performing at The Jazz School (below)



Myron playing with vocalist, Diane Witherspoon at The Jazz School in Berkeley
February 8, 2014