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When one obtains a specialty too early within a vast, interconnected topic such as music, they lose the chance to fully understand the big picture. Jason Cohen, although a drummer by trade, has had the opportunity to see music from many different vantage points through his personal studies in piano, guitar and vocals as well as drums. Once Jason was certain that his passion lay behind the kit, he was honored with the opportunity to continue his studies with the legendary Walter Salb. It was there that Jason developed the fundamental drumming theory and practices that would build the strong foundation on which he has built his career.
Continuing his drumming education at Towson University, Jason was fortunate enough to hone his skills under the tutelage of Frank Russo. His drumming lineage reads like a veritable list of the top drummers in the Baltimore/DC area. In addition to Frank Russo, Jason has also studied with Allison Miller, Chris Pennie, and Mark Guiliana.
Jason would go on to make the most of his education in his own career. His talent behind the kit has earned him endorsements from Vic Firth Drumsticks and RCI Drums, and his reputation on the Baltimore music scene has lead to Guitar Center asking him to be a judge on their annual drum-off in both 2010 and 2012. In addition to his globetrotting gigging schedule (which finds him performing all over the country, as well as internationally), Jason currently maintains a busy schedule of teaching at the Baltimore School for Drumming. In the past, he has also volunteered his time at various summer camps in the Baltimore/DC area.
Jason Cohen has an unparalleled dedication to the art of drumming. You would be hard pressed to find an individual more dedicated to their craft, particularly one so adept at transferring this knowledge to his students.
Vinny Vegas – Progressive Rock
Movement Trio – Free Form Jazz Trio
Ghostmode – Progressive Rock
Out of Your Head – Improvised music collective performing a completely improvised never rehearsed set weekly.
Detective Squidface – Curator/performer of a weekly improvised collective featuring Baltimore’s finest musicision
Bumper Car – Electronic Drum-and-Bass Act.