JACEK KOCHAN - composer, arranger, producer, drummer and percussionist. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (Master degree), studied music at Grant MacEwan in Edmonton.
New York Studying with Jaco Pastorius, Mike Clark, Robbie Gonzales. Performing, touring and recording jazz and funk music.
Montreal Studying composition and expanding his musical lexicon by writing for choir and symphony orchestra (Ensemble Vocal Tudor, Repercussion) as well as playing and recording ethnic music (Latin, African, Balkan). Performing with Michel Donato, Karen Young, Oliver Jones, Andrew Leroux, Yannick Rieu, Jean-Pierrre Zanella, Michel Cusson, Rene Bolduc, Helmut Lipsky, Muhammad Al-Khabyyr, Lazaro Saucedo, Geoff Lapp, Johnny Scott and many others.
Toronto Working as a leader and sideman in many live and recording projects with artists like Pat Labarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Neil Swainson, Reggie Schwager, Lorne Lofsky, Kirk MacDonald, Bernie Senensky, John MacLeod, Dave Restivo, Brian Dickinson, Jim Vivian, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, Neil Swainson.
Europe, Asia, North America, Australia Continues to perform, compose, play, tour, record and leads his music formations: JACEK KOCHAN & Co, musiConspiracy, N.A.K. trio, AJEE, PAANSORI PROJECT, MuSaDru, ALSAMPLES, PAPERSONUS, THIRD OF THREE, ONE EYED HORSE.
Performing and recording with John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Liebman, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, George Garzone, Seamus Blake, Uri Caine, Mark Copland, Miroslav Vitous, Palle Mikkelborg, Jon Balke, Eddie Henderson, Nguyen Le, Dave Tronzo, Eivind Aarset, Dave Fuczynski, Briggan Krauss, Iva Bitova, Cuong Vu, Franz Hautzinger, François Corneloup, Eric Vloeimans, Bo Stief, Lars Danielsson, Phil Minton, Christian Spering, Furio DiCastri, Michel Benita, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Jakob Dinesen, Uwe Oberg, Adam Simmons, Tellef Ogrim, Mats Eilertsen, Klaus Dickbauer, Axel Dorner, Skerik, Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Leszek Mozdzer, Jasper Somsen, Mauro Schiavone, Gianni Gebbia, Joe Fonda, Eddie Schuller and many others.