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Sat, Jan 08


Merrimans' Playhouse

Cohen-Rutkowski Project

Registration is Closed due to COVID. Concert will be rescheduled.

Registration is Closed due to COVID. ALL cancelled concerts will be rescheduled.
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Cohen-Rutkowski Project
Cohen-Rutkowski Project

Time & Location

Jan 08, 2022, 7:00 PM EST – Jan 09, 2022, 9:20 PM EST

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

About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.

Quartet based in Indianapolis! The Project will perform straight-ahead jazz, featuring a number of original compositions from Chris Rutkowski.

Chris Rutkowski - Piano 

Rich Cohen - Saxophone 

Darrel Tidaback - Bass 

Cassius Goens !!I - Drums  T

The 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.


  • General

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  • Student

    Student Discount - College students please have ID.

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