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Michael Kocour
Michael is a jazz pianist, organist and composer. He also serves as Director of Jazz Studies in the School of Music at Arizona State University.
An active performer for more than three decades, Michael has appeared at venues around the world and has been a guest on Marian McPartland's internationally syndicated NPR program "Piano Jazz." Among the many artists and ensembles with whom he has appeared with are Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, Eddie Harris, James Moody, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Ira Sullivan, Carl Fontana, Dewey Redman, Lew Tabackin, and the Chicago Symphony.
His recorded work as a studio musician includes soundtracks to two major motion pictures, and numerous television commercials. Michael has also released six critically acclaimed CDs as a leader.
Marian McPartland
contact: Michael.Kocour@asu.edu
homepage: http://www.michaelkocour.com
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Finger In Your Eye
Southwest Musical Arts Foundation 05
recorded in Tempe, AZ/USA
Big Pete Pearson, vocals
Doug James, baritone sax
Billy Flynn, guitar
Chris James, guitar
Johnny Rapp, guitar
Duke Robillard, guitar
Eddie Taylor jr., guitar
Bruce Bears, organ, piano
Matt Bishop, piano
Pinetop Perkins, piano
Michael Kocour, organ
Henry Gray, piano
Patrick Rynn, bass
Brian Fahey, drums
Mark Teixeira, drums
Audio & Video Labs 5638573445

Michael Kocour, Hammond B-3 organ
Eric Schneider, alto sax, tenor sax
Bruce Forman, guitar
Dom Moio, drums

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