PETER KOGAN - DRUMMER, COMPOSER, JAZZ MUSICIAN
RECENT REVIEWS OF "THE GREEN ALBUM"
“ “The Green Album" Peter Kogan brings together some of the finest jazz musicians from Minnesota to celebrate the history of jazz and carry on the improvisational art form. —Jeff W. Johnson PERCUSSIVE NOTES VOL.57, No. 2 – May, 2019 ” ”
“ "Peter Kogan: The Green Album" Drummer Peter Kogan mixes and matches hard bop ensembles of various sizes on this comfort food collection of jazz standards and originals. Eternal sounds for the ages. - GEORGE W. HARRIS — JAZZ WEEKLY -- May 2, 2019”
Peter Kogan backed up Blues masters Lightnin' Hopkins, Floyd Jones and Honeyboy Edwards, appeared with the Larry Elgart Big Band and played with jazz, rock and blues bands in New York City before joining The Minnesota Orchestra as Principal Timpanist from 1986 - 2015.
In recent years he has released 3 well reviewed CDs of original compositions, and his Monsterful Wonderband (the Septet), Quintet and Quartet have appeared at all the major jazz venues around Minneapolis and St Paul, including the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
This summer The Peter Kogan Quintet makes its debut at the Iowa City Jazz Festival.