DAVID COHEN Classical & Flamenco Guitar, Chinese Pipa & Bagpipes
"David Cohen puts himself out there with this EP. A single player, a single guitar, a multitudeof melodies and rhythms. " Peter Humphreys, Masterworks Recording.
David Cohen is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and recording artist who plays the classical & flamenco guitar, Chinese pipa and the highland bagpipes. Born in the city of Philadelphia that is steeped with a rich musical heritage it was at age fourteen after hearing the guitar playing of Joan Armatrading at the Tower Theaater that he picked up the guitar. David bypassed the traditional classical educational route and studied with musicians he admired having him move around the United States to do so. In order to support his education early on he worked by night as a baker allowing him to study during the day and gig in the evenings before work.
David’s two recordings highlight his compositions on the guitar. After the release of his first recording David Cohen: Guitar, David was nominated and won in the category of Best Instrumentalist in the 2012 Jersey Acoustic Musicians Awards. David was the first classical musician ever nominated in the JAM Awards. The release of Chaos Theory his second recording of original compositions, will have Davivd embark on his first European tour with stops in Edinburgh, Kent and London.
Portions of the profits from the sale of david's CD, DAVID COHEN: GUITAR are donated to the Friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center a charitable organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Fox Chase patients. We've Been Through These Doors produced by David Cohen.
David in the News
The Montgomery County Ticket, Asbury Park Press, Broad Street Review, The Ocean Grove Record, Puerto Rican Panorama WPVI TV Philadelphia, G-Rock 106.3 and The Breeze Radio 107.1 Monmouth County, NJ and Crossover w/ Jill Pasternak WRTI 90.1 Philadelphia, Sandwich Community Magazine and has also written for Philadelphia Music Makers Magazine. David is aslo the first classical musician nominated and winner in the 2013 JAM Awards (Jersey Acoustic Musician) for guitar instrumentalist.