David Cohen Classical & Flamenco Guitarist wins top instrumentalist (guitar category) in the 2013 JAM (Jersey Acoustic Music) Awards. David Cohen is the first classical musician nominated for the JAM Award honor.
David Cohen of Guitar Point in Ocean Grove New Jersey won top instrumentalist ( guitarist category) on Sunday April 7, 2013 during the JAM Award ceremony held at the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove. In addition to guitar playing David Cohen plays bagpipes and is member of the Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shillelagh's in Belmar, New Jersey and also teaches and performs on the Chinese pipa. David is the first classical musician to be nominated in the JAM Awards.
In 2003 David started the Food Bank Benefit Concert that is held the last Saturday in January with proceeds going directly to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. David is also dedicated to small business communities and is active in the Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce having served four years on the Board of Directors, two years as Vice President and three years as the President.
In addition to his work with small business communities David also works with the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia assisting in the development and implementation of the Patient and Family Centered Care philosophy and practices. Davids dedication in helping patients and family members during their hospital experience led to his appointment to the Performance Monitoring Committee and sits on the Medical Ethics Committee. David also writes about Patient and Family Centered Care for the Fox Chase website and has produced and directed the video Weve Been Through These Doors for use on the Patient and Family Centered Care page of the Fox Chase website.
Portions of the profits from the sale of Davids CD, DAVID COHEN: GUITAR are donated to the Friends of Fox Chase Cancer Center a charitable organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Fox Chase patients. CD information at www.davidcohenguitar.com
About the JAM Awards
The JAM Awards (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) was created to recognize local New Jersey original music acts.
It has evolved over the years and continues to grow to be an awards program that represents original music throughout the state of New Jersey. It was first based on live performances at a hand full of acoustic listening rooms and open-mics that featured very talented original acts. Over the years it has grown to performances at dozens of listening rooms and large venues throughout New Jersey.
Nominees of the JAM Awards are selected from contribution from the Nominations Committee, Awards Committee, and public online submissions via the official JAM Nominations Form. The Honorees of the JAM Awards are selected from the list of Nominees by a process that includes contribution from the Awards Committee, Nominations Committee, and public online voting. The JAM Awards are presented to the Honorees at the annual JAM Awards Ceremony.
Founded in 1995 by classical guitarist David Cohen, the mission of Guitar Point is to expand the knowledge of the possibilities on the guitar to students through teaching classical guitar technique and music along with traditional music from around the world while giving students the information they want to enjoy the guitar at each level of their learning.
Guitar Point is also dedicated to expanding the knowledge of the the guitarists of all genres of music and their events in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. David Cohen is a multi-instrumentalist, composer of music for the classical & flamenco guitar, a recognized Chinese Pipa and Spanish guitarist in Philadelphia, recording artist and educator