David Cohen began taking drum lessons at age 10. Inspired by drumming legends Buddy Rich and 'Philly' Joe Jones, he went on to study with famed jazz drummers Vinnie Ruggiero in Rochester, NY,and Ed Soph at the University of North Texas.
During the 80s, Dave led a rock band called 'Backseat Sally', which released an album on Atlantic Records and an MTV video. Other studio credits include albums by The Dinner Dogs, Glenn Medeiros, Anthony Watson, and The Rockin' Rebels, as well as soundtracks for HBO, CBS, and TVKO. Dave has also performed with Gap Mangione, The Mambo Kings, Bat McGrath, Barry Kiener, 'Sax' Gordon Beadle, Rodney Dangerfield, Russell Malone, Mark Manetta, Bob DiBaudo, Tino Gonzales, Nancy Kelly, Francine Reed and Sherman Robertson (at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club in Paris, France), Billy Bang, as well as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dave is currently the drummer for Prime Time Funk, a 10 piece horn band in Upstate NY. Prime Time Funk's debut CD entitled "Ready and Willing" has garnered both critical and popular acclaim.
Dave has been playing Noble & Cooley drums for over 20 years. His teaching studio/drum shop "The Drum Corner" has been a Noble & Cooley dealer for over 10 years. Dave is also an active drum tech whose clients includethe world classStudios at Linden Oaks in Rochester, NY. His drum tech credits include Steve Gadd ("Drum Duets" w/John Wackerman, "Free" by Joe Brucato, "October Road by James Taylor), Ralph Humphrey, Ben Parris (Linden Oaks), and producers Godfrey Diamond, Jeff Tyzik, & Eddie Kramer.