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


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