Paul Kogut

An Adventure in Guitar Improvisation

Drawing from the legacy of the Grateful Dead’s songbook

Little Sparrow

Sunday, April 7th
2 pm

Sullivan County Museum
265 Main Street
Hurleyville, NY 12747

Paul Kogut

Hurleyville, New York | 031024

Blujazz recording artist Paul Kogut has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan. He began playing guitar in the mid 1970’s drawn to the music of the Grateful Dead, and their spirit of adventure remains a continuing inspiration.  

For the past 25 years Paul has steadily built an international reputation as a jazz guitarist and composer. His latest CD, “Turn of Phrase” features the legendary rhythm section of George Mraz and Lewis Nash. Its release on the Chicago-based Blujazz label was met with heavy airplay and critical acclaim, with Grammy-winning journalist Neil Tesser saying “Here’s the main thing to know: you won’t hear a better guitar-trio album this year”.

In 2015 Paul’s music was featured at the Jazz and Colors Fare Thee Well Celebration, at Chicago’s Field Museum. He holds a Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music and has served on the jazz faculty of Hamilton College and as teaching artist at UWM Peck School of the Arts.

And speaking of Paul, John Abercrombie says, “His musical approach to guitar playing and his compositional skills are first rate,” and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers calls Paul “a great guitar player.” James Keepnews describes his debut Blujazz release, “Know It? I Wrote It!” as “a memorable first date, one that will appeal to the taciturn jazzbo and the festival twirler alike.”

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Join us Sunday April 7th, at 2pm for an afternoon of music drawn from the rich legacy of the Grateful Dead’s songbook. The concert is brought to you by The Frederick Cook Society, because why wouldn’t you pair one of the greatest adventurers the world has ever known, with the music of the Grateful Dead. 

Doors open at 1pm – come early and enjoy two galleries of Dr. Cook’s photography from Alaska, Greenland, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the North Pole.

Paul Kogut’s concert will be followed by a performance by Little Sparrow, featuring Jeff Anderson on bass (Esther Phillips/Ben E. King), and Henry Simon on guitar (Sullivan West senior).

The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, New York. The event is free – donations are always appreciated. For more information call 845 434-8044 or visit  or

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