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Johnny Cochran & New Sound

Presented by BLU Jazz+ at BLU Jazz+, Akron OH

Nov 06 2015
Johnny Cochran & New Sound

Cleveland native saxophonist and Oberlin Conservatory graduate fuses traditional & modern genres together for a refreshing sound all its own! Johnny Cochran, Aaron Janik, Jessica Yafanaro, Theron Brown, Dan Pappalardo, Zaire Darden.


A product of Oberlin Conservatory’s best and most respected musicians and a native of Cleveland’s southwest side, saxophonist Johnny Cochran was a music lover at an early age. Through his music, he aims to share his life story growing up in Cleveland.

As a child, Johnny was active in gospel music playing drums in church and singing in the choir. Later, he started playing saxophone in elementary school, which opened the door for learning about jazz. He attended Cleveland School of the Arts and Cuyahoga Community College simultaneously during high school, studying saxophone with the legendary Ernie Krivda and finding mentorship in many other local Cleveland players. While furthering his training at the Oberlin Conservatory, he has remained an active

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