Cohen-Rutkowski

Music

Co-lead by saxophonist Rich Cohen and pianist/composer Chris Rutkowski, Cohen-Rutkowski Music has several manifestations. The Cohen-Rutkowski Project focuses on sophisticated but high-energy acoustic jazz with a strong component of originals. The Cohen-Rutkowski Mix is a hard-grooving R&B based ensemble and The Mix is an events band that can equally satisfy the cultured listener and rock the dance floor! The Cohen-Rutkowski Duo (sax/piano) covers all these bases in a more intimate manner.

For booking information, contact us here

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NEXT PUBLIC EVENT

 

October 24

The Jazz Kitchen
Indianpolis
6:30-9:30pm

Chris Rutkowski, piano with the Jazz Kitchen Jam Session House Band

See more about events further out below!

FEATURED VIDEO

Featured vocalist Janet Hines-Norris joins The Mix, the events band component of the Cohen-Rutkowski Music collection, in the studio for "Lady Marmalade". The Mix has an extremely wide repertoire that satisfies the most discerning fan of the Great American Songbook, as well as powering the deep groove that always fills the dance floor!

Video: Jim Geiman
Audio Mix/Master: Chris Rutkowski
Production:
Kingston's Music Showcase

See and hear more music of The Mix here, and contact us with booking questions here

Press/Media

In his review of our Indy Jazz Kitchen Halloween 2021 performance, Jay Harvey notes "Rutkowski's tendency to find fresh ways of being funky at the piano...and ...Cohen's searching yet emotionally settled improvisation...sent a large, appreciative crowd happy out into the chilly night air."

Listen to a wide ranging interview with Chris Rutkowski on the WICR radio program, "Have You Heard"

Nuvo review of Cohen-Rutkowski Project at Indianapolis Central Library, 3/6/22

Carmel Current, 9/8/19

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHERE WE'RE GONNA BE

October 28

South Bend Museum of Art 75th Year Gala
South Bend, In
5-7pm

Chris Rutkowski, piano with vocalist Janet Hines-Norris

November 15

Skyline Club
Downtown Indianapolis
5-8pm

The Cohen-Rutkowski Duo

November 19

Cedar Creek Winery
Martinsville, In
3-6pm

The Cohen-Rutkowski Duo

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