Jacek Kochan

drumset & percussion

JACEK KOCHAN – composer, arranger, producer, drummer and percussionist as well as visual, video and visualization artist.

Master degree in Visual Communication, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.

Percussion and vibraphone studies in Grant Mac Evan College in Edmonton.

He leads number of projects performing his own music, range from jazz to contemporary: JACEK KOCHAN & Co, N.A.K trio, musiConspiracy, AJEE, THIRD OF THREE, ONE EYED HORSE, PAANSORI PROJECT, MuSaDru, ALSAMPLES, PAPERSONUS and LUTOSL.

Jacek creates digital arts videos based on his original art, installations, photography, films and paintings.

New York 

Studying with Jaco Pastorius, Mike Clark, Robbie Gonzales. Performing, touring and recording jazz and funk music.


Studying composition and expanding his musical lexicon by writing for choir and symphony orchestra (Ensemble Vocal Tudor, Repercussion) as well as playing and recording ethnic music (Latin, African, Balkan). Performing with Michel Donato, Karen Young, Oliver Jones, Andrew Leroux, Yannick Rieu, Jean-Pierrre Zanella, Michel Cusson, Rene Bolduc, Helmut Lipsky, Muhammad Al-Khabyyr, Lazaro Saucedo, Geoff Lapp, Johnny Scott and many others.


Working as a leader and sideman in many live and recording projects with artists like Pat Labarbera, Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Neil Swainson, Reggie Schwager, Lorne Lofsky, Kirk MacDonald, Bernie Senensky, John MacLeod, Dave Restivo, Brian Dickinson, Jim Vivian, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, Neil Swainson.

Europe, Asia, America, Australia

Continues to perform, compose, play, tour, record and leads his music formations: JACEK KOCHAN & Co, musiConspiracy, N.A.K. trio, AJEE, PAANSORI PROJECT, MuSaDru, ALSAMPLES, PAPERSONUS, THIRD OF THREE, ONE EYED HORSE.


Performing and recording with John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Liebman, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, George Garzone, Seamus Blake, Uri Caine, Mark Copland, Miroslav Vitous, Palle Mikkelborg, Jon Balke, Eddie Henderson, Nguyen Le, Dave Tronzo, Eivind Aarset, Dave Fuczynski, Briggan Krauss, Iva Bitova, Cuong Vu, Franz Hautzinger, François Corneloup, Eric Vloeimans, Bo Stief, Lars Danielsson, Helmut Lipsky, Phil Minton, Christian Spering, Furio DiCastri, Michel Benita, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Jakob Dinesen, Uwe Oberg, Adam Simmons, Tellef Ogrim, Mats Eilertsen, Klaus Dickbauer, Axel Dorner, Skerik, Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Leszek Mozdzer, Jasper Somsen, Mauro Schiavone, Gianni Gebbia, Joe Fonda, Eddie Schuller and many others.


Playing festivals and concerts of contemporary, jazz and improvised music:

Melbourne Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, Kaunus Jazz Festival, Krakowski Festiwal Kultury Alternatywnej, New Music Festival- Tokyo, Palm Jazz Festival, RARA Festival-Siracusa, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Slow Music Festival Ballarat Internationales Musikinstitut (IMD)-Darmstadt, International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, Music Electronica Nova, Music Polonica Nova, International Drum Festival Drumblys, Festival of Jazz Pianists in Kalisz, Avant Art in Wroclaw, Sibiu Jazz Festival, New New Yorkers Festival, Cracow Audio Art, Warsaw Audio Art.

Links to videos:














and many more

Recordings as a leader:

– “Life, stress and other pleasures” – Jerry De Villiers Jr., Dominik Wania

– “Occupational hazard”” with Elizabeth Shepard, Rich Brown, Luis Deniz, Adrian Vedadi, Daniel Thouin,

– “AJEE” with Domink Wania and Bartek Prucnal

– “Ambush” with N.A.K. trio; Dominik Wania and Michal Kapczuk,

– “Parentes” with musiConspiracy,

– “The other side of if” with N.A.K. trio; Dominik Wania and Michal Kapczuk,

– “Third of three” feat. Dominik Wania and Mauro Schiavone,

– “Filing the profile” feat. Dominik Wania and George Garzone,

– “Man of no words” feat. Dominik Wania and Gary Thomas,

– “Yearning” feat. Uschihashi Kazuhisa, Franz Hautzinger, Francois Corneloup, Adam Simmons, Slawek Jaskulke,

– “One eyed horse” feat. Greg Osby, Franz Hautzinger,

– “New expensive head” feat. Cuong Vu, Eivind Aarset, Skerik,

– “Double life of a chair” feat. Palle Mikkekborg, Briggan Krauss, Dave Tronzo,

– “Another blowfish” feat. Michel Donato, Piotr Wojtasik, Eric Vloeimans,

– “Monorain” feat. Andre Leroux, Jean Pierre Zanella,

– “Plastinated black sheep” feat. Ed Schuller and Adam Pieronczyk

– “Alberta” feat. Kenny Wheeler and Reggie Schwager,

– “Standard transmission” feat. John Abercrombie and Pat Labarbera,

– “Our Standards feat. Joey Calderazzo and Lars Danielsson

– “Gray angel” feat. John Abercrombie and Jerry Bergonzi,

– “Tomorrow’s dreams” feat. Kenny Wheeler, Mike Murley and Don Thompson,

– “Corporate highlanders” feat. John Abercrombie,

– “Visitor” feat. Pat Labarbera.

Recordings as a co-leader:

– “Our standards” with Joey Calderazzo and Lars Danielsson,

– “Plastinated black sheep” wth Adam Pieronczyk and Eddie Schuller,

– “Amhran” with Seamus Blake

– “Wagon 8” with Tellef Ogrim and Clementine Gasser,

– “Ruth, send an sms” with Franz Hautzinger and Uschihashi Kazuhisa ,

– “What’s wrong with now” Tellef Ogrim, Franz Hatzinger and Joe Fonda,

– “Do I the in” with Tellef Ogrim and Clementine Gasser,

– “Three point shot” with Jerry Bergonzi and Piotr Lemanczyk

More CD’s as a sideman with Eddie Henderson, Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Helmut Lipsky, Michel Donato, Karen Young.