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Paul Kogut

illustration of Patricia Barber and Natalie Cole

Hiro Yamanaka of Jazz Guitar Book calls Paul “a great player with a contemporary style” and Cadence Magazine says the music of Paul Kogut “might just be the prescription needed.” A recent addition to the Chicago scene, guitarist Paul Kogut has appeared extensively in New York City and Boston. Paul has worked with artists Charles Earland, Clark Terry and J.R. Monterose; current Chicago appearances put him in the company of Kelly Sill, Steve Million and Tim Davis. In addition he has led his own trio at numerous venues, including Manhattan’s renowned 55 Bar, Andy’s Chicago , Austin’s Elephant Room and the Red Hook Jazz Festival. He holds a Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music and has served on the jazz faculty of Hamilton College.

Speaking of Paul, John Abercrombie says, “His musical approach to guitar playing, and his compositional skills, are first rate,” and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers calls Paul “a great guitar player.” James Keepnews describes his debut Blujazz release,  “Know It? I Wrote It!” as “a memorable first date, one that will appeal to the taciturn jazzbo and the festival twirler alike.”