Joshua Cohen

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Josh Cohen is an electric bass player, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader. Having received his bachelor’s degree in music from Humber College, he is now currently attending York University for a master’s degree in music composition. His thesis is focused on writing compositions for the solo electric bass, drawing inspiration from the work of world renowned bass player composers such as; Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, and many more. Josh aims at not only continuing this tradition, but exploring the possibilities of the solo electric bass even further and bringing this focus into the world of academia, a place that has never seen serious study on this topic but has been codifying the study of solo piano and guitar writing for centuries.

“Every instrument has the ability to sing and connect emotionally with an audience, not just a vocalist, but every instrument whether it be a violin, a tuba or a drum set. It is my intention to allow the electric bass to sing.” – Josh Cohen

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