Born on 27 February 1989, Cozens is fast establishing himself as one of South Africa’s most respected and sought-after drummers on the Jazz scene. He is also a talented pianist and composer. Cozens started playing drums at the age of thirteen. He became a regular musician at the local Church where he played, bass drums and the piano. Cozens exploration into the world of Jazz and improvised music started at the age of fourteen when he entered Muizenberg High School where he studied under Fred Kuit, head of the Music Department. Cozens is currently completing his Postgraduate Diploma at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town.  During 2008/2009 he was awarded a one-year scholarship to study improvised music in Norway at the prestigious Norwegian Academy of Music where he studied Jazz and its relative sub-genres.
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