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Jacek Kochan

Jacek Kochan - composer, arranger, producer and percussionist. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (Master degree). He has studied percussion and vibraphone in Grant Mac Evan College in Edmonton.

In early '80-ties he moved to New York. There he has studied among the others with Jaco Pastorius, Mike Clark, Robbie Gonzales.

By the mid 80s, Jacek moved to Montreal, where he further expanded his musical lexicon to include writing for choirs and orchestra (ENSEMBLE VOCAL TUDOR, REPERCUSSION) as well as playing and recording ethnic music (Latin, African, Balkan). There he worked with Michel Donato, Karen Young, Andrew Leroux, Yannick Rieu, Oliver Jones, Jean-Pierrre Zanella, Michel Cusson, Helmut Lipsky, Lazaro Saucedo, Geoff Lapp, Johnny Scott and many others, perfoming at the clubs and jazz festivals.

In 1990, after moving to Toronto, he started to work as a leader and sideman in countless live and recording projects with artists like John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Pat Labarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Neil Swainson, Reggie Schwager, Lorne Lofsky, Bernie Senensky, John MacLeod, Dave Restivo and Brian Dickinson.

In 1995 he returned to Europe where he continues to compose, play, tour and record music. He is playing with different music formations such as JACEK KOCHAN & CO., N.A.K. TRIO, ONE EYED-HORSE, AJEE, musiConspiracy, WAGON 8, BERGONZI-KOCHAN-LEMANCZYK TRIO, PAANSORI PROJECT and THIRD OF THREE-PAPERSONUS.

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Occupational Hazard

Self Produced
2020

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Man Of No Words

Walk Away Records
2008

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Yearning

Walk Away Records
2006

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One Eyed Horse

Walk Away Records
2005

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New Expensive Head

Walk Away Records
2003

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Double Life Of A Chair

Walk Away Records
2002

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Evident Monk

From: Occupational Hazard
By Jacek Kochan

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