Jacob Cohen

Band: Broadway Shows

"Using a Vintage Rogers Kit can be tricky, because the new modern heads don't always mesh well with the old shells. However, Aquarians' Modern Vintage Heads are perfect for my kit. They're warm, versatile, and give me exactly what I want. Thanks Aquarian!"


Jacob Colin Cohen is a Professional Drummer in New York City. He has performed/recorded with artists such as Bri Arden, Shaina Taub, Allison Veltz, Kate Ferber, Nick Blaemire & The Hustle, Nicky Egan, The Orion Experience, Phil Roy, Liz Longley, Aubrey Logan, Johnny Duke & The Aces, and many more. He’s also performed on Broadway with the Musical “One Man, Two Guvnors” at the Music Box in New York City.
Jacob has also performed with Jimmy Buffett, Mac McNally, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater Angelique Kidjo, Ilo Ferreira, and many others.
Jacob grew up in Philadelphia, PA in a house full of music, starting on the drums at age 3. His father, a drummer himself, exposed him to various different styles of music, and artists like Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tower of Power, Little Feat, and Steely Dan.
After enrolling in Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007, he immediately began playing all around Boston with various Singer/Songwriters, RnB acts, and one of the colleges’ most prestigious ensembles, the Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble. Jacob also had the privilege of studying with Mike Mangini, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tony Thunder Smith.
Upon graduating in 2010, Jacob immediately moved to NY and has been performing all around the city, as well as doing various session work, including the latest Barnes and Noble National Ad Campaign for their Ebook, the “Nook.

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Modern Vintage

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Modern Vintage

Tom Resonant

Classic Clear

Kick Drum Batter

Superkick II

Kick Drum Resonant

Regulator Small Hole


  • 2010 Nini & Ben-The Reasons We Try @ Avatar Studio A, NY
  • 2010 Liz Longley-Somewhere in the Middle @ Morningstar Studios, PA
  • 2011 Barnes and Noble National “Nook” Ad Jingle-Avatar Studio A, NY
  • 2011 Bri Arden-“Scars Do Fade” Single @ Stadium Red Studios, NY
  • 2011 Delexilio-Upcoming Album w/ Producer “DJ Afro” (Los Amigos Invisibles)
  • 2011 Nick Blaemire & The Hustle-S/T @ Downtown Studios, NY
  • 2011 Jacob Colin Cohen-EP @ Mission Sound Studios, NY
  • 2012 John Hampson-Upcoming Album @ The Cutting Room, NY
  • 2012 Bri Arden-“Loved By Me” Single @ The Cutting Room, NY
  • 2012 Alice Lee-Upcoming Album @ Dubway Studios, NY

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