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Apr 28, 2024

3 PM

Northampton Community Music Center, South Street, Northampton, MA, USA

Proceeds will benefit NCMC's scholarship program. NCMC is the only nonprofit music school in Hampshire County that offers financial aid: no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay! Join us in celebrating and supporting this mission!


Musical and life partners John Mason and Ellen Cogen have been performing together since 2010. They have played as a duo and in larger groups in a wide variety of styles, including classical, jazz, fusion, and many other popular styles.


Ellen is currently Professor of Music at Holyoke Community College, where she is the choral director and teacher of jazz voice. She is also the Director of Music at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. As a singer, pianist, and cellist, she has performed classical/opera, jazz, and many other styles, and enjoys composing/arranging and improvisation.


John performs as a classical guitarist (solo and with groups such as the Back Bay Guitar Trio) as well as in many popular styles. He currently plays throughout New England as a member of the Boston-based GB band One Step Ahead. He is a national first-prize winner of the Guitarmageddon competition, and is also a composer and record producer.

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