Paul Cohen is one of America's most sought-after saxophonists for orchestral and chamber concerts and solo recitals. He has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Richmond Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Philharmonia Virtuosi. His many solo orchestra performances include works by Debussy, Creston, Ibert, Glazunov, Martin, Loeffler, Husa, Dahl, Still, Villa-Lobos, Tomasi, and Cowell. He has also performed with a broad range of orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera (NYC), American Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Oregon Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Greenwich Symphony and the Charleston Symphony.
He has recorded three albums with the Cleveland Symphonic Winds and a compact disk of the music of Villa-Lobos with the Quintet of the Americas, as well as recordings with the Saxophone Sinfonia, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Paul Winter Consort, North-South Consonance, and the New Sousa Band. This summer his latest CD, American Landscapes, was released featuring three centuries of American music for saxophone. Earlier recordings include an environmental-jazz CD of solo improvisations and his solo CD, Vintage Saxophones Revisited, featuring the premiere recording of Cowell's Hymn and Fuguing Tune #18.
Paul Cohen is also on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University, New York University, and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.