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Fri, Jul 30


Merrimans' Playhouse

Cohen-Rutkowski Project

As part of our Grand Re-Emergence Celebration we will present a Free Concert featuring a Quartet based in Indianapolis!

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Cohen-Rutkowski Project
Cohen-Rutkowski Project

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

MusicFREE CONCERT ! Cash Bar, but Family Friendly 

Concert made possible by the Wells Fargo Grant from the Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation.  

Chris Rutkowski - Piano 

Rich Cohen - Saxophone 

Darrel Tidaback - Bass 

Cassius Goens !!I - Drums  T

he Cohen-Rutkowski Project is a dynamic and multi-stylistic ensemble whose roots in American music run deep. Built around composer and pianist Chris Rutkowski and saxophonist Rich Cohen, its basic unit adds bass and drums to form an instrumental quartet. Joining Rich and Chris at Merrimans’ Playhouse will be Darrel Tidaback on bass and Cassius Goens III on drums. Rich has worked with many groups and local artists on the Indianapolis scene, including the Steve Allee Big Band, Rob Dixon, Clifford Ratliff, Everett Greene, and Monika Herzig. Chris Rutkowski enjoys dual careers as a classical composer and jazz pianist, and has performed with the likes of Alan Vizzutti, Eric Alexander and Darmon Meader. The songlist of the Project is wide ranging and includes straight-ahead jazz, contemporary jazz with fusion classics from Herbie Hancock, New Orleans street grooves, reggae, and rhythm and blues. At Merrimans’ Playhouse, the Project will perform straight-ahead jazz, featuring a number of original compositions from Chris Rutkowski.


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