Saturday Morning Jazz Jam (Creative Economic Initiative)
Jul 28, 9:00am-10:00am
Spaceworks Long Island City, 33-02 Skillman Avenue

Do you play an instrument and want to learn how to play jazz? Do you have some experience playing jazz and are looking to do more group playing? Then the Saturday Morning Jazz Jam is for you!

Acclaimed jazz bassist and educator Lorin Cohen will be your teacher and coach, demystifying the art of playing jazz in this fun and highly interactive workshop. You’ll study jazz improvisation, ear training and repertoire, but most of all, you’ll get to play. Start your weekend right with some Saturday morning jazz!


Select Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am
July 28
August 4, 11, 18 & 25
September 8


Spaceworks Long Island City, Studio D
33-02 Skillman Avenue (ENTER ON 34TH ST.)
Long Island City, NY 11101
SUBWAY: 7 train at 33rd St. / Rawson St.

This facility is not currently wheelchair accessible. Please give us a call at (718) 408-8755 weekdays between 10:00am and 5:00pm so we can chat about your accessibility needs.

Lorin Cohen’s work as a bassist and composer has resonated with audiences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Originally from Chicago, Cohen has shared his talents with numerous jazz luminaries. Notably, he toured widely with jazz legend Monty Alexander from 2005-2013. His playing is prominently featured on Alexander’s recordings The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays the Songs of Tony Bennett and Calypso Blues: The Songs of Nat King Cole. In 2015, Cohen released the album HOME on Origin Records. This critically acclaimed album of all original compositions showcases a unique front line of vibraphone, steel pan and harmonica. It features a stellar international group of players: legendary NYC vibraphonist Joe Locke, the virtuoso steel pannist from the Virgin islands, Victor Provost, French harmonica player Yvonnick Prene, Chicago pianist Ryan Cohan, veteran NYC drummer Donald Edwards and Colombian percussionist Samuel Torres. Cohen’s musical experiences are not limited to the world of Jazz. Equally adept on the bass guitar, he has been a substitute bassist for the Chicago run of the Tony award winning musical Jersey Boys from 2008-10 and for the Broadway production of Motown: The Musical. His thumping bass guitar grooves, original songs and production drive the R&B/Jazz/Hip-hop band Vertikal. Lorin Cohen is an adjunct lecturer at the City University of New York

This class is part of Spaceworks’ Creative Economic Initiative, which aims to assist someone in earning income from our spaces by providing a low-cost service to the community.


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