Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Peter Kogan

March 4 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$10 Admission/$5 with Current Student ID
Doors Open 15 minutes before music starts

Featuring:Pete Whitman: Sax
Cody LeDuc: Trombone
Lawrence McDonough: Piano
Chris Bates: Bass
Peter Kogan: Drums

Drummer Peter Kogan retired as timpanist of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2015 after  29 years – a  career that included stints with the Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Honolulu orchestra.s In 1977 his passion for jazz, blues, and rock got the better of him, and he left the Pittsburgh Symphony to spend six years in New York City as a drum set player and composer.  He backed up Blues legends Lightnin’ Hopkins, Honey-Boy Edwards,and Jimmy Witherspoon, groups such as the Drifters and the Crystals, and Rock and Roll legend Bo Diddley.   He also performed with the Larry Elgart big band and wrote for and performed with the fusion band, Scratch n’ Sniff.  His work in New York received recognition in a profile that appeared in Modern Drummer  magazine. Peter currently plays timpani with the Lyra/Baroque orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on occasion.

The Peter Kogan Quintet and Septet (THE MONSTERFUL WONDERBAND) are performing regularly at clubs around the Twin Cities.

His CD of original jazz compositions  – Peter Kogan, CORNUCOPIA –  was released in 2013.  SOME MONSTERFUL WONDERTHING – was released July 31, 2015.  It was named one of the “Top 10  Jazz Albums of the Year” in the Minneapolis Star Tribune annual critics poll. Both albums are available online at  peterkoganmusic.com and on amazon.com and cdbaby.com.  Peter’s new cd, THE GREEN ALBUM, was just released in January, 2019 and features some jazz classics by Ellington, Parker and Gillespie as well as Peter’s newest originals. THE GREEN ALBUM has received some great reviews which can be seen on the  peterkoganmusic.com website.


Presented by Jon Morgan

About Wednesday New Boundaries:
Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the local jazz community.


March 4
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
+ Google Map