Gordon Cotten - Piano Player Extraordinaire
Gordon Merrill Cotten has lived and worked in Connecticut, NYC, Boston, Nashville, Key West, Reno/Tahoe, Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Austin, and currently located in the Tampa Bay area. These diverse environments have given Gordon a unique musical background. Performing throughout the US and Europe, since the age of 15, Gordon has recorded and/or toured with: The John Entwistle Band (The Who), KISS, Aztec Two-Step, Rat Race Choir, Jaimo (Allman Bros Band), Red Stripe, Radio Active, The Burns Sisters, Johnny Rodriguez, among many others.
He received the Outstanding Musician Award in the Quinnipiac Jazz Festival in which he was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While studying Arranging and Composition there, he met and studied with Madame Margaret Chaloff. Her notable students include Keith Jarrett and Darius Brubeck.
Gordon's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/gmcotten