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Todd Coolman

Professor Emeritus of Music

Two-time Grammy Award–winning bassist Todd Coolman is among the more in-demand musicians on the New York music scene today. Since moving to New York in 1978, he has performed and

Research Interests


Representative Courses

  • Purchase Jazz Orchestra
  • Purchase Jazz Combos
  • Private Study in Jazz Acoustic Bass


The Bass Tradition

The Bottom Line

Numerous musical liner notes for recordings

Exhibitions / Performances

Appearances in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Village Vanguard, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, Small’s. Mezzrow, Jazz Standard, 92nd St. Y, Symphony Space, and numerous other jazz venues in New Youk City and around the world.

Jazz Festival Appearances:  Atlanta Jazz Festival, Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, Jazz At Ravinia, Playboy Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Festival International De Jazz De Montreal, Saratoga Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz, Aarhus International Jazz Festival, Molde International Jazz Festival, Jazz Port Townsend, Caramoor Jazz Festival, Marciac Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration, JVC Jazz Festival Newport, Chicago Jazz Festival, Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Jazzfest Berlin