Leonie Cohen studied jazz piano at the nation’s premier music institution – Sydney Conservatorium. For over 20 years she has been a freelance performer, composer, arranger, teacher and MD.

Her extensive national and international performance repertoire includes Sydney Festival, Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Venue 505, Foundry 616, Camelot, the Basement and Bennetts Lane, JJC (Tokyo), Seider’s Lounge (Toronto), EZ’s Woodshed (NY), the Fringe Club (HK) and Raffles (Singapore).

Cohen currently tours with cabaret diva Christa Huges and has toured with David Campbell. She has also performed in the highly regarded Club Swizzle (La Soirée) at the Opera House.

Her album “Jerusalem – Leonie Cohen Plus” (commissioned by the ABC) has achieved international acclaim and several of her theatrical scores have been commissioned by the Sydney Opera House.


Pages, Anne Frank Remembered (2017)
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 Volume Two (2005)
Jazzgroove Records

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

The Process / James McBride (2003)

Theatre Productions

Schnecke Nudel ~ Composer / Musical Director / Keyboards
2002 Darlinghurst Theatre
2004 Singapore Comedy Festival, Raffles Theatre

David Campbell / The Swing Sessions ~ Piano
2006-07 Australian National Tour

Darlingwood Tales ~ Composer / Musical Director / Keyboards
2009 Sydney Opera House

Monkeyshines ~ Composer / Musical Director / Keyboards
2006 Darlinghurst Theatre
2008 Sydney Opera House
2012 Seymour Centre
2012 Adelaide Fringe

6 Quick Chicks ~ Composer / Musical Director / Keyboards
2009 Riverside Parrammatta
2016 Eternity Playhouse

Hard Boiled Lolly ~ Composer / Musical Director / Keyboards
2010 Darlinghurst Theatre
2012 Adelaide Fringe

Beer Drinking Woman ~ Musical Director / Keyboards
2003 Spiegel Tent Melbourne
2004 Adelaide Cabaret Festival
2011 Spiegel Tent Adelaide Fringe
2012 Spiegel Tent Melbourne
2014 His Majesty’s Theatre Perth

Speakeasy Sundays ~ Piano
2010 Sydney Opera House

Club Swizzle ~ Creative Development / Piano
2015 Sydney Opera House

Neurotic Ladyland ~ Musical Director /Piano
2013 His Majesty’s Theatre Perth

Oz Rock in the Ladies Lounge ~ Musical Director / Piano
2017 Spiegel Tent, Festival of Sydney
2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival