Jonathan Cohen

Bands

  • Band Role
  • Time Loves Changes Octet featuring Alec Dankworth & Christine Tobin, Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Writer

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2012The atmosphere of depression-era America is ably expressed by Jonathan Cohen's music, played on an old upright piano
Dave Jordan
whatsonstage.com
2012Jonathan Cohen at the piano provides a consistent and crucial backdrop to events
Vanessa Bunn
extraextra.org
2012My performance of the night goes to the distractingly good Jonathan Cohen I'll be looking out for him in futureonestoparts.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017COMPOSER / ARRANGER / BAND LEADER / PIANIST, VOCALIST
Live Performance
TIME LOVES CHANGES 5tet feat ALEC DANKWORTH (Double Bass), ASAF SIRKIS (Drums, Percussion), ROB TOWNSEND (Saxes, Flutes), RICHARD BOLTON (Guitars, Cello), JONATHAN COHEN (Piano, Vocal)
Jonathan Cohen's Time Loves Changes Quintet
Time Loves Changes, New Original Compositions by Jonathan Cohen inspired by the three 'Jewels' of Buddhism, Buddha-Dharma-Sangha
West London Buddhist Centre Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London, W2 5DP 020 7727 9382 4th June 2017 8pm
2013 - 2016Pianist, Composer, Arranger
Live Performance
'Alma' (Musical)
David Cottis
Instant Classics
2013Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Performer
Music Video
'Vaccinate' Jonathan Cohen Sextet featuring Alec Dankworth / Vaccinate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-bnEShIURoChelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
2013Composer, Incidental Music & Underscore
Other
'Silent Partners' by Charles Marowitz
David Cottis
Instant Classics
White Bear Theatre
2012Pianist, Composer
Live Performance
'It's All True' by Jason Sherman
David Cottis
Instant Classics
White Bear Theatre
  • About me

    Jonathan Cohen

    Multi-Instrumentalist Pianist/Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Musical Director, State Registered Music Therapist

    Current

    BUDDHA - DHARMA - SANGHA

    An evening of Live Jazz and World Music

    with original compositions by Jonathan Cohen

    inspired by the Three 'Jewels' of Buddhism

    performed by

    the TIME LOVES CHANGES Quintet

    myspace.com/timeloveschanges

    featuring

    ALEC DANKWORTH - Double Bass

    ASAF SIRKIS - Drums, Percussion

    ROBERT TOWNSEND - Saxophones, Flutes

    RICHARD BOLTON - Guitars, Cello

    JONATHAN COHEN - Piano, Vocal

    on

    Sunday 4th June 2017

    Concert 8pm

    at

    West London Buddhist Centre

    Royal Oak House,

    45a Porchester Rd,

    London, W2 5DP **contact removed** www.westlondonbuddhistcentre.com

    After writing and performing music as pianist and composer for the (Time Out Critic's Choice 4 Star) Instant Classics production of 'It's All True' by Jason Sherman, directed by David Cottis (White Bear Theatre), I am arranging my original music for the new Jazz Musical 'Alma' written by David Cottis.

    rhosygilwen.co.uk/events/alma-theatre/

    I also composed & arranged music & lyrics for the video 'Vaccinate' www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-bnEShIURo at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, following several recent composing and performing commissions including 2 CDs for large jazz/world music ensembles in music, song and spoken word.

    Objective

    I specialise in combining music and words, as musician/composer/arranger/musical director, (and author), and am looking to offer my skills to theatre productions and directors with an interest in animating text and stagings with live musical performance (and recorded compositions).

    Selected Portfolio

    Theatre includes 'It's All True' (White Bear Theatre), 'Writers of Little Venice' (Little Venice Festival), 'O O O O That Shakespeherian Rag' (TS Eliot Festival), 'The Bishop and the Cobbler' (Paines Plough) with Adrian Mitchell and Stephen Warbeck.

    Music Commissions include composing and performing 'Life Cycles' (Royal College of Music), 'Little Gidding - A Place In and Out of Time' (TS Eliot Festival), Plaza Jazz People (Maida Hill Plaza, City of Westminster), www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5osT0wpTYw 'The Journey' (Libretto) - A Nitro at the Opera (Royal Opera House).

    CDs include 'Life Cycles' (Time Loves Changes Octet with Christine Tobin and Alec Dankworth, TLC002 2010), 'Little Gidding - A Place In and Out of Time' (Time Loves Changes Sextet with Alec Dankworth and Paul Clarvis, TLC001 2008).

    Television includes Author of 'The Compartment' (BBC1), 'It's Childsplay' (BBC1 with Morecambe and Wise).

    Press Reviews

    for 'It's All True'

    "My performance of the night goes to the distractingly good Jonathan Cohen who, as well as composing the score, played each note on his piano, providing a backing track to each sarcastic phrase and lustful gaze. As Adele showed at the Brits in 2011, sometimes all you need is a piano and some talent. The seemingly effortless pianist decorated this dance of a show with melodies that wouldn't have felt out of place in a thespian wine bar in Soho, where the moods are dramatic whether it's an affair, a conversation or the risk of a show shutting down hanging in the air. I'll be looking out for him in the future."

    (Heather Deacon, One Stop Arts, Aug. '12)

    onestoparts.com/22/291/view/5875

    "Jonathan Cohen at the piano provides a consistent and crucial backdrop to events" (Vanessa Bunn, Extra!Extra!, Aug. '12)

    www.extraextra.org/Review_It%27s_All_True_2012.html

    "The atmosphere of depression-era America is ably expressed by Jonathan Cohen's music, played on an old upright piano, which provides an incidental soundtrack as well as accompaniment for the songs sung in rehearsal scenes." (Dave Jordan, What's On Stage, Aug. '12)

    www.whatsonstage.com/reviews/theatre/london/E **contact removed** /It%27s+All+True.html

    for 'Little Gidding - A Place In and Out of Time'

    "A sort of prayerful jazz equivalent of Faure" (Roderic Dunnett, Church Times, June '07)

    Skills

    Composition, Arranging, Musical Direction, Performing, Sibelius, Music Therapy, Writing.

    Extensive performing skills as a multi-instrumentalist on piano, vocal, guitar, flute, saxophones.

    Composing, performing and arranging for theatre, spoken word, dance, opera, visual arts and film, jazz, classical and world music.

    Contacts

    **contact removed** (Email)

    www.myspace.com/timeloveschanges (Website with Audio, Video and Images Portfolio **contact removed** Mobile)

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Bass Guitar
    • Flute
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Piano
    • Saxophone
    • Tin Whistle
    Musical Style
    • A capella
    • Acid Jazz
    • Acoustic
    • Avant-garde
    • Avant-garde jazz
    • Bebop
    • Big band
    • Blues
    • Boogie woogie
    • Bossa nova
    • Brazilian jazz
    • Cabaret
    • Calypso
    • Chamber
    • Chamber jazz
    • Classical
    • Cool jazz
    • Experimental
    • Folk
    • Funk
    • Gospel
    • Improv
    • Jazz
    • Rock
    • Salsa
    • Samba
    • Soul
    • Swing
    • World
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organisations
    • APMT
    Primary Instrument
    • Piano