My Work Focuses on: 
Jazz Piano Performance


More about Michael David Cochrane

MICHAEL COCHRANE, pianist, composer, arranger and instructor has resided in the tri-state area since the fall of 1974. He has performed and/or recorded with: Sonny Forturne, Hannibal, Jack Walrath, Eddie Gomez, Tom Harrell, Paul Nash, John Clark, Clark Terry, Michael Brecker, Chico Freeman, Ted Curson, Oliver Lake, Bradford Hayes, The Spirit Of Life Ensemble and many more. Mr Cochrane has performed in Colleges, clubs and concert halls which have included: The Village Vanguard, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Blue Note, Weil Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tulley Hall and Merkin Hall. His touring experience spans many European countries as well as Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico, Greece, Russia, The Philippines and the Caribbean. 


Graduated from Boston University in 1970 (BA in Psychology).

Graduated, with honors, from New York University in 1985 (MA in music and music education).


Elements (Soul Note SN1151)
Song Of Change (Soul Note SN121251-2)
Impressions (Landmark 1548)
Cutting Edge (SteepleChase SCCD 314300)
Gesture Of Faith (SteepleChase SCCD 31459)
Footprints (SteepleChase SCCD 31476)
Minor Matrix (SteepleChase SCCD 31494)
Quartet Music (SteepleChase SCCD 31513)
Pathways (SteepleChase SCCD 31542)
Right Now (SteepleChase SCCD 31627)
Discovery (SteepleChase SCCD 31786)
These recordings are available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and also my website:

Recognition & Awards

Two fellowship grants in jazz performance from the National Endowment For The Arts
A fellowship grant from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation
A fellowship grant from the Puffin Foundation