Pete Coco

Pete Coco, a mainstay of the New York Jazz Scene’s bass section, is thrilled for his debut album, “Lined With a Groove,” which features drummer Matt Wilson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. This LP pays tribute to his mentors, and features new arrangements of songs by Ray Brown, Milt Hinton and Charlie Haden. The album will be released March 4, 2019. Pete has performed with jazz legends like Jane Monheit and Bucky Pizzarelli. He also played with Zach Brock and Melissa Aldana. He studied jazz bass with Maestro Ron Carter and Rufus Reid, Todd Coolman and Bob Bowen. Kurt Muroki also taught him classical bass. Pete is a Stony Brook University graduate with a DMA (Classical Performance) and an adjunct professor at Hofstra University. He teaches music history, bass lessons, chamber music, conducts the lab band and conducts the music history classes. He also directs the Music Academy of Garden City which he established in 2006. Pete is an avid photographer and catalogs the performances of his fellow musicians in both the studio and live. from

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