Jon Cohen chats with George Shilling about recording a number of diverse projects including a major project with bagpipes and how not going to 'posh' classical schools didn't stand in his way!
Jon has been very busy in the last few years having produced Voices Of the Valley by The Fron Male Voice Choir which was the fastest selling classical record of all time, going gold in three days and is about to reach double platinum sales in the UK alone. It was the number one classical record for over three months in 2007 and is still in the top 10.
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Voices of The Valley Encore and Spirit Of The Glen (Royal Scots Dragoon Guards) are currently number 1 and number 2 in the Classical Chart. (They are 11 and 16 in the main UK album chart)
Other facts and figures about Jon Cohen:
4 Classical Brit nominations for best album, 4 No.1 Classical albums, over a million albums sold written for and produced Operababes, Vanessa-Mae, Amy Nuttall, Fron Male Voice Choir, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards among others plus pop artists such as Backstreet Boys and Darius.
Jon's worked with remixers Moto Blanco on remixes for Mary J Blige, Leona Lewis, Shayne Ward, Lionel Ritchie and others and has scored two movies including award winning "Holes In My Shoes".
Jon Cohen is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar,bass) and was previously an in demand jazz pianist!
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