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Larry Kohut

Teaching Associate, Jazz Bass


Bassist Larry Kohut, based in Chicago, is among the most in demand bass players. Equally fluent on both upright and electric bass, he’s a first call studio musician as well as a favorite with jazz musicians. His discography includes more than 100 albums, as well as several major movie soundtracks and hundreds of commercial jingles.

More impressive than that is his history, having played with countless greats including Kenny Werner, Ramsey Lewis, Bruce Barth, Benny Golson, Michael Brecker, George Coleman, George Garzone, Javan Jackson, Phil Woods, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, Charles Macpherson, David Fathead Newman, Larry Coryell, Ben Monder, Slide Hampton, Steve Nelson, Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, Patricia Barber, Little Jimmy Scott, Vinnie Colaiuta, Kenwood Dennard, Adam Nussbaum, Joe LaBarbera, Michael McDonald, Jewel, Sara Bereillies, Elvin Bishop, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.