Kate Cosco Duo
Kate Cosco (piano) Kate Cosco: (AKA Katie) is a talented NYC based jazz pianist. Kate began studying
Kate Cosco: (AKA Katie) is a talented NYC based jazz pianist. Kate began studying classical piano at the age of five and continued her formal musical education through college, where at Indiana University she received a degree in piano and audio engineering. She completed a master’s degree in jazz piano performance at the University of Memphis.Her professional experience ranges from jazz to pop and gospel styles. She has performed in many concert venues, casinos, hotels, and jazz clubs across the United States including Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Memphis and Manhattan. She has also performed the European cities of Rome and Paris. Her credits include playing with well-known recording artists, retaining a notable job as traveling keyboardist with the world famous Four Tops. Others include Smokey Robinson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Ben E. King, to name just a few. Kate has been selected numerous times in recent years to perform at the annual International Women in Jazz and Lady Got Chopsfestivals. She also leads jazz groups in several well-known jazz spots in Manhattan, including the Cellar Dog, Smalls, Zinc Bar, Ornithology, Little Branch, and the Roxy Hotel. Kate currently retains a residency at Robert at MAD Restaurant in Manhattan She is a member of the esteemed jazz faculty at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She currently freelances as an independent and in demand jazz pianist across the tri-state area.
Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth is a composer, bandleader, performer and educator who has been active nationally and internationally for over 20 years. Commensurate with completing his undergraduate (1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship) and masters degree in musical composition (2015) at York University, Artie enriched his education with two Canada Council sponsored study tenures in New York City in 1993 and 1997. He has resided in Toronto for over 20 years establishing himself as one of the busiest, full-time composer/performers in Toronto and is recorded on over 60 full length recordings, including Rich Underhill’s 2003 JUNO award winning “Tales From The Blue Lounge” and 2007 JUNO nominated “Kensington Suite”, Sophie Milman’s JUNO nominated debut CD and Rockit 88’s 2004 JUNO nominated “Too Much Fun”. As a bandleader, bassist and composer, Artie has three recordings “Parallels”(2005), “Currently Experiencing” (2013) and “Discern” (2015). As well as leading his own group, Artie is also an active member of, and contributing composer for Tunetown, The Rich Underhill Group, The Bob Brough Quartet and Kollage. His contributions have been acknowledged through a National Jazz Award Bassist of the Year nomination and featured artist of the week on Jazz FM 91.1‘s website and programming. In tandem with his active composer/band-leading and freelance career, Artie currently holds the position of Bass Instructor and ensemble coach at York University and Centennial College.
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