Born: September 15, 1962 Primary Instrument: Piano
Haim Cotton (Composer/Pianist) came to the U.S. from Israel at age twenty- two, having already played on fifteen records with Israel's most renowned recording artists.
After moving to the U.S., he advanced into arranging and composing, and his works have since been licensed in commercials and films worldwide. The musical director for singer Ofra Haza, Haim has played on her final solo album Kyria, and appeared with her in festivals around the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival.
For the past twenty years, Haim has been teaching jazz at The New School, yet simultaneously remaining committed to recording and live performance as well. Haim has concentrated on production during the last six years. His latest works include saxophonist Danny Lerman's Meow Baby, and Jeffrey Wilgus's Signature, which critics have praised for their outstanding production.
In 2007, Haim founded the group Project Grand Slam with his long time collaborator Robert Miller. Their debut album, Play, was produced by Grammy-winning producer Frank Filipetti and nominated for 8 Grammy awards. Music from the album was featured in the NBC Primetime television series Lipstick Jungle.
Haim’s early 90’s debut solo release “100% Cotton” was reissued this spring both digitally and on CD.
Awards:7 Grammy nominations
New York, NY
Faculty at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music.