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we are granite to glass.

 
For several years, singer songwriter Jon Kohen performed as a solo act based in Lowell, Massachusetts.

For several years, singer songwriter Jon Kohen performed as a solo act based in Lowell, Massachusetts.

arresting lyrics, Haunting melodies, uplifting string arrangements.

Brooklyn-based indie-folk chamber ensemble Granite to Glass strives to envelop each audience in positive introspection with which to heal and reflect.

For several years, singer songwriter Jon Kohen performed as a solo act based in Lowell, MA, self-releasing electro-acoustic works such as The Heart of the Machine and Dead Reckoning . In 2016, Kohen joined forces with a studio string ensemble for the first time to release the more uplifting Curse the Darkness, Or Create a Light. Inspired by the emotional power of the collaboration, Kohen formed Granite to Glass in essence with his newfound artistic direction.

Granite to Glass’ debut LP For When You Need This, with orchestration by composer Derek Weagle, features an orchestra and choir of over 50 performing artists from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, New England Conservatory, and Greater Boston area. Imperfect Fifth described the music video and music of With Every Rainfall (Track#5) as "a vivid masterpiece from the beginning, playing with color and contrast, emphasizing small moments in a relationship."

“[A] chamber ensemble much different than others, emphasizing an indie-folk sound that is both vibrant and welcoming.”
— Imperfect Fifth

Shortly after the LP’s release, Kohen made the move to Brooklyn, NY, and relaunched Granite to Glass with the addition of Jen Ho (violin) and Gavin Hsu (cello) to comprise the core trio. With King of Nowhere frontman Jesse French, jazz multi-instrumentalist Neal Rosenthal, and percussionist Sam Parsons joining in and blending their diverse sounds, Granite to Glass now performs anywhere from an intimate trio to an expanded 6-piece ensemble. Weaving Kohen's arresting lyrics with ethereal vocals and illustrative string arrangements, the group brings together each of their diverse artistic stories to seek fragility and hope in even the darkest and most unyielding places.

Their self-titled album is set to be released Winter 2019.

 
 

 
 
 
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