Bob Cohen headlines Jazz Bridge concert

The Jazz Bridge Third Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series in Media at the Unitarian Universalist Church presents pianist Bob Cohen and his trio on Wednesday, March 19. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door of the church at 145 West Rose Tree Road, Media.

A native New Yorker who began studying piano at the age of four, Cohen was first influenced the swing era and be-bop. Charlie "Yardbird" Parker hired Cohen to sub for pianist Al Haig when Cohen was 16. Since moving to Philadelphia in the 1960s, he pursued a dual career as jazz pianist and nuclear energy/aerospace engineer. In this region, he is fondly remembered for his recording studio—where many of the Philadelphia greats recorded under Cohen's supervision—and as "house pianist" at one of the famed jazz clubs, The Borgia Café', where he performed for 12 years. Performing with Bob Cohen on this Jazz Bridge concert—a tribute to the influential pianist and composer Bill Evans-are bassist Steve Beskrone and drummer Jim Miller.

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