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JOE COHN was fated to a life in music by his antecedents and early exposure to the greatest musicians and composers, Joe, son of legendary saxophonist Al Cohn and vocalist Marylin Moore, has steadily risen to the fore and made his mark as one of the most inventive and catalytic guitarists in jazz. Joe emerged from his years at the Berklee School of Music in the late 70s as a multi-instrumentalist, and is no less impressive on trumpet. His work on guitar is consistently applauded and favorably reviewed. His professional experience as a guitarist is of the first order. He has toured and played with groups led by his father, Al Cohn (1979-87, including Europe), Freddy Cole (touring Brazil), Bob Mover, Nick Brignola, Artie Shaw, Zoot Sims, Buddy DeFranco (ongoing), Al Grey (ongoing), Warren Chiasson (ongoing), Carmine Leggio (ongoing), Claude “Fiddler” Williams (ongoing) and, of course, Harry Allen.

On the New York City jazz club and concert scene, he has played the famous Blue Note with Al Cohn, Artie Shaw and Al Grey, Fat Tuesday’s and Sweet Basil with Al Grey, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with Artie Shaw and Lincoln Center with Hank Jones and Wynton Marsalis. On the international scene, he has played the Oslo Jazz Festival with Frank Wess, has played the annual jazz cruise on board the SS Norway with Al Grey, and wowed them at the Lionel Hampton Club in Paris with Duffy Jackson.

His credits go on and on, but the proof of the playing is in the hearing thereof, so don’t miss this opportunity to dig Joe Cohn.

RICK CUTLER has been playing drums since the age of 5 1/2 & keyboards since his teens. He studied both at the Juilliard School as well as with jazz great Chick Corea. He has performed in many Broadway shows including "Hair", "The Wiz", "Candide", "They’re Playing Our Song", "Woman of the Year" & "Seesaw". He has an impressive track record of composing music for TV, Film & Radio. Some of his work in this field includes the Emmy-nominated theme for "Dateline NBC", "Later Today" on NBC, the theme for the New York Yankees on MSG Cable & the "Outlaws & Lawmen" mini-series on the Discovery channel. He’s also had a concert of his compositions performed at Alice Tully Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center. For 18 years he was the keyboardist/conductor for tap dance legend Gregory Hines. He was also the composer of all of the original music for "The Gregory Hines Show" on CBS as well as having played on countless TV & Radio commercials & themes. Some of the artists he has performed & recorded with include Liza Minnelli, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Franks, Noel Pointer, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Don Rickles, Billy Eckstine, Gloria Gaynor, Rodney Dangerfield, Regis Philbin, Donna Summer, Larry Coryell, Jon Lucien, Johnny Hartman & Charles Aznavour. He recently completed work on a project for Yamaha Musical Instruments with David Bowie’s keyboardist, Mike Garson. His recent activities include touring as keyboardist with Liza Minnelli, performing as drummer & musical director for Tiyee, a new up & coming singer/songwriter from England & performing on recent & upcoming CD releases by singers Catherine Dupuis, Joyce Lyon, jazz trumpeter & composer Steve Lampert & the rock band Kittyhawk. He also performs with recording artist Carla Lother, who’s band includes former Plasmatics guitarist Richie Stotts. He’s also working on a CD of his own compositions.
TIM HORNER grew up in a musical family in Roanoke, Virginia, studying drums, violin and viola from an early age. Inspired by music throughout his teenage years, he attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1979. In 1980, he moved to New York City and has remained busy performing and recording nationally as well as internationally. In 1985, The Tim Horner Quintet won the first nationally acclaimed Hennessey Jazz Search, culminating in a performance at the world famous Hollywood Bowl. In 1993, Tim joined the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and The Jazz Composers Collective, giving him full range to experiment with new and challenging compositions alongside many of New York's finest musicians.

While experiencing a wonderful career touring, performing, and recording (over 40 released recordings), Tim has enjoyed the privilege of working with such great artists as The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz Composers Collective, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Locke, Marvin Stamm, Ted Nash, Joe Williams, Mark Murphy, Candido, Hank Jones, Eddie Henderson, The Berlin Radio Orchestra, Hendrik Meurkens, Bill Mays, The Herbie Nichols Project, Jon Gordon, Phil Woods, Bob Kindred-Anne Phillips, and The Jazz Nativity, among others.

MARTIN WIND was born in Flensburg, Germany in 1968, and started playing the contrabass when he was 17 years old. He studied at the Conservatory in Cologne before moving to New York in 1996. Two years later, he received his M.A. in Jazz Performance and Composition from New York University, having studied with Mike Richmond and Jim McNeely, among others. He also earned a diploma at Musikhochschule Koln, Germany, where he studied with former Berlin Philharmonic bassist Wolfgang Guettler. Martin is a founding member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Germany and has worked with organizations and artists as diverse as Radiobigbands Cologne, Mstislav Rostropovich and Valery Gergiev with the German Soviet Young Philharmonie; the Brecker Brothers, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Lalo Shifrin, Toots Thielemans and Mark Murphy. He has played at the Capetown (South Africa) Jazz Festival and at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. His numerous awards include first prize at the Cognac Hennessy/Blue Note Jazz Search, which led to his recording Dreiklang for Blue Note Records, and third prize at the International Thelonious Monk Bass Competition in Washington, C.D. Martin's recordings as a leader include Gone with the Wind, Tender Waves and Family. With pianist Bill Mays and drummer Matt Wilson, he formed a trio whose first album, Summer Sketches, is on the Palmetto label. Martin can be heard on the recording Live in Paris with James Morrison & The Hot Horn Happening. He has served as a bass instructor/rhythm section trainer for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Germany, as as a bass instructor/jazz ensemble leader for the International Jazz Workshop in Neuburg, Germany. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Jazz Department at New York University. E-mail: