Leonie graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1992 and works as a jazz pianist, composer and teacher.

Leonie Cohen Trio regularly performs in Australia’s foremost jazz venues (Bennett’s Lane, 505, the Foundry, Sound Lounge and the Basement). Other notable performances include Sydney Festival, Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Spiegel Tent, Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival (Sydney & Melbourne), JJC (Tokyo), Seider’s Lounge (Toronto), EZ’s Woodshed (NY), Fringe Club (Hong Kong) and Raffles Theatre (Singapore).

Cohen has collaborated and performed extensively with cabaret diva Christa Hughes and has toured Australia with David Campbell. As well as playing piano for the sell-out 2014 Opera House season, Cohen was part of the creative development for Club Swizzle (La Soirée).

Most recently Cohen has composed and recorded the album “Pages Suite”. The music has been performed by Muses Trio and recently featured on an episode of Compass, ABC. Cohen has also released “Jerusalem” and “Sideshow Pony”, both commissioned by ABC’s Jazztrack. Her original theatrical scores include “Monkey Shines” and “Darlingwood Tales”, commissioned by and performed at the Sydney Opera House.


Pages Suite (2019)
Produced by Leonie Cohen and Mal Stanley.
Recorded and mastered at ABC Studios, Melbourne.

Shadows and Fog / The Tango Saloon (2012)

Sideshow Pony (2012)
Commissioned by ABC Jazztrack. Produced by Mal Stanley.
Recorded and mastered at ABC Studios, Melbourne.

Shonky / Christa Hughes and the Honky Tonk Shonks (2011)
Produced by Robert Patterson, ABC Records.

Monkeyshines / The Soundtrack (2010)
Produced by Liesel Badorrek & Leonie Cohen for the Opera House season.

Transylvania / The Tango Saloon (2008)

The Tango Saloon / Julian Curwin (2005)

Jazzgroove Records Volume Two (2005)

The Process / James McBride (2005)

Jerusalem (2005)
Commissioned by ABC Jazztrack.
Produced by Mal Stanley.
Recorded and mastered at ABC Studios.

Theatre Productions

Oz Rock in the Ladies Lounge ~ MD / Piano 2017 Spiegel Tent, Festival of Sydney 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival 6 Quick Chicks ~ Keyboards 2016 Eternity Playhouse 2009 Riverside Parramatta Club Swizzle ~ Creative Development / Piano 2015 Sydney Opera House Beer Drinking Woman ~ MD 2014 His Majesty’s Theatre Perth 2012 Spiegel Tent Melbourne 2011 Spiegel Tent Adelaide Fringe 2004 Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2003 Spiegel Tent Melbourne Neurotic Ladyland ~ Musical Director /Piano 2013 His Majesty’s Theatre Perth Monkeyshines ~ Composer /MD 2012 Seymour Centre 2012 Adelaide Fringe 2008 Sydney Opera House 2006 Darlinghurst Theatre Hard Boiled Lolly ~ Composer /MD 2012 Adelaide Fringe 2010 Darlinghurst Theatre Speakeasy Sundays ~ Piano 2010 Sydney Opera House Darlingwood Tales ~ Composer / MD 2009 Sydney Opera House David Campbell / The Swing Sessions ~ Piano 2006-07 Australian National Tour Schnecke Nudel ~ Composer / MD 2004 Singapore Comedy Festival, Raffles Theatre 2002 Darlinghurst Theatre