Todd Coolman

Todd Coolman, a two-time Grammy-winning bassist, is one of the most sought-after musicians in New York’s music scene. He is a respected leader and has released three albums: Tomorrows and Lexicon. He has recorded and performed with many jazz legends, including Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz and Art Farmer. Coolman spent 25 years touring and recording with James Moody Quartet. He continues to perform with a wide range of artists, including pianist Renee Rosnes and Jon Faddis, as well as with Coolman. Todd Coolman, in addition to his hectic performing schedule is a Professor of Music at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. This program he formerly directed over ten years. He was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and Teaching in 2001-2003. He was named Director of the Skidmore Jazz Institute in 2011. Coolman is also a sought-after clinician and lecturer at universities around the globe. He is often sought after to write and consult on research projects related to jazz history and liner notes. Coolman received his Ph.D. from New York University.

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