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 (2018)
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