Igor Kogan

    Igor Kogan is a versatile bass player, composer and bandleader, who has performed at prestigious venues and festivals in U.S and Europe, including Jazz at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall (NYC), Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel); and appeared at renowned jazz clubs Zinc, Smalls, Fat Cat (New York); Blue Whale, H.O.M.E., Herb Alpert’s Vibrato, The Lighthouse, Vitellos (Los Angeles) among other venues as a leader and as a sideman with Plas Johnson, Jerome Jennings, Joey Morant, Valery Ponomarev, Anat Cohen, Mike Price, Mitch Manker, Gary Herbig to name a few.

    Born in Russia, Kogan immigrated to Israel at the age of 15 where he simultaneously pursued his interest in science and music. He received a scholarship to attend an innovative collaborative program between The Center for Jazz Studies at Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, from which he graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance and Composition.

    After spending three years in New York working as a performing and recording bass player and composer/arranger for Broadway musical shows, he relocated to Los Angeles in 2014, where he is staying busy leading his LA Big Band – 17 piece Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, as well as performing with his jazz quintet, and composing music for films, theater and commercial projects.

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    | Artist News
    Jazz Bassist and composer Igor Kogan releases his new Album titled In a Big City. The music in this album includes nine original compositions written at different periods and reflects Igor’s personal journey for the past nine years living in NY and LA….

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    Igor Kogan has written an original jazz big band piece called “Revival” and engaged with seventeen top jazz musicians from around the world, including our very own Guy Mintus who is an AICF grant recipient, each playing their musical part from their ho…