Primary Instrument: Drums
Drummer Jeff Cosgrove has been developing a name based on his personal and interpretive style while performing in groups across diverse musical genres.
Jeff has recently released his first recording as a leader, Motian Sickness - The Music of Paul Motian to international critical acclaim. The group features Jamie Masefield on mandolin, Mat Maneri on viola, John Hebert on bass, and Jeff on drums.
In addition to Motian Sickness, Jeff performs solo drumset concerts, and has performed in various configurations with Frank Kimbrough, Noah Preminger, Benito Gonzalez, Butch Warren, Ed Schuller, Martin Wind, Jon Rogerson, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Martin, Nir Felder, Dave Ballou, and Dr. Paul Austerlitz. Equally at home in free improvisation and more straight ahead situations.
Awards:2008/2009 West Virginia Professional Development Grant
...from the opening moments it's like stepping into the middle of a story about a dream. - Dave Sumner, All About Jazz
For the Love of Sarah is brilliant! - Jazz Notes SDP
It was not intended but turned out one of the best tributes to our century's most outstanding drummer/composer, late Paul Motian. His genuine spirit is deeply reflected in their music. - Kenny Inaoka, Editor in Chief Jazz Tokyo & Editor of the ECM Catalog