Greg Cohen (Matt Munisteri Band),
Besides his life as a bass player, Greg stays busy teaching music in Berlin where he keeps a full schedule as professor of music at the Jazz-Institut-Berlin.
He is an arranger, producer, musical director and composer for theater, film, TV and recording studios. He has received critical acclaim, including the Pulitzer Prize (Ornette Coleman), Gold Record awards and many Album-of-the-Year awards. Cohen is the leader on the recordings Golden State, Moment to Moment and Way Low.
Greg works in a wide variety of styles with artists such as Woody Allen, Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple, David Byrne, Carlinhos Brown, Bono Gal Costa, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Uri Caine, Holly Cole, Rosanne Cash, James Carter, Bob Dylan, , Donovan, Teddy Edwards, Brian Eno, Marty Ehrlich, Hamid El Kasri, Bill Frisell, Marianne Faithfull, Mark Feldman, Victor Feldman, Crystal Gayle, Gypsy Kings, Bebel Gilberto, Billy Higgins, Keith Ingham, Norah Jones, Joe Jackson, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Elton John, Billy Joel, John Lee Konitz, Kronos Quartet, Masada, Mischa Mengelberg, Geoff Muldauer, Bette Midler, Giovanna Marini, Willie Nelson, Randy Newman, Odetta, Madeleine Peyroux, Marc Ribot, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Annie Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Tim Sparks, Sting, Little Jimmy Scott, Ed Sanders, Chango Spasiuk, The Surfers, David Sanborn, James Taylor, Gianmaria Testa, Tom Waits, Charlie Watts, Loudon Wainwright, Kenny Werner, Dhafer Youssef, Tom Ze, Karim Ziad. and John Zorn.
Greg has also collaborated with Wim Wenders, Francis Coppola, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Altman, Hal Wilner, William S. Burroughs, Penn and Teller, Robert Wilson, Alan Watts, Tom Waits, Ethan Hawke, Irmin Schmid; the BBC and Tokyo Philharmonics; the Chicago and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and Ruhrtriennale Orchestre National de Lyon. His film credits include Fried Green Tomatoes, One From the Heart, Where the Wild Things Are, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Big Lebowski, Thieves Quartet, Two Weeks Notice, The Princess and the Frog, Shanghai, Port of Last Resort, Maxie, Wildman Blues, Short Cuts, Million Dollar Hotel, Big Time, Bookshelf at the top of the Sky, Lonesome Jim, The Black Rider, and The Hottest State.