Alyn Cosker, born and raised in Ayr, is a highly established drummer, musician and recording artist, known for his work with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
Alyn Cosker, born and raised in Ayr, is a highly established drummer, musician and recording artist.
After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in applied music at Glasgows Strathclyde University, he became a regular feature in the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in 2004. Through the SNJO, and following his own solo music career, Alyn has worked alongside many professional artists throughout the world. Some of these include Tommy Smith, Jim Mullen, Courtney Pine,Larry Carlton, Bheki Mseleku, Annie Ross, Frank Gambale, Clare Teal, Brian Kellock,Joe Locke, Laurence Cottle, Mark Nightingale,Joe Lovano, John Scofield, David Liebman, Gary Burton, Geoffrey Keezer, Arild Andersen, Makoto Ozone, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson, Mike Stern, Bobby Wellins and saxophonist Bill Evans.
As well as being heavily involved in the Jazz scene, Alyn’s love for music and musical diversity has taken him all over the world with a variety of different artists. From performing with the SNJO in New York, to working with Eddi Reader in Osaka (Japan), Alyn has become one of the UK’s most versatile drummers. Through his passion for music of all genres, he has also had the pleasure of creating music with some of the following well-known artists – Capercaille, Michael Mcgoldrick, Karen Matheson, Wolfstone, Eddi Reader, Maeve Mackinnon, Duncan Lyall, Angus Lyon, Hue And Cry and many more.
In 2009, Alyn released his first solo album Lyn’s Une for Linn Records with Ross Hamilton (Bass) and David Dunsmuir (Guitar) plus special guests.