“…A reflective, insightful individual who brings to his work in the arts, in education and in the community a genuine understanding of the creative process.”
Massachusetts Department of Education

 " ...fantastic and a great personality. Refocused the energy on the unit.   Favorite by far! ... great job getting many of us out of our shell."
Butler Hospital, RI          

"Exceeded my expectations!  The audience participation component also made the performance especially memorable."
Peabody Essex Museum 

"...I am not quite sure how you managed to get such a large array of novice percussionists and dancers to all work together...it was magic!... participation all the way from the back row!"
Worcester Public Library

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Art at a Distance 2020

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SPECIAL NEEDS

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AFRIKA GENTE ~ Afro-Latin Jazz Collaborations

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  • Africa
  • Cuba
  • Caribbean
  • Brazil
  • USA

SUMMER/FALL SCHEDULE 2021

for Public Performances 

In November 2017, Cornell Coley and Kenny Kozol convened outstanding international artists and produced "The Soul of Latin Jazz" a  powerful concert with dance, poetry and visual art.


In 2018, we expanded the project, added Sandra "Sasi" Marcelino to the team and launched the KECOSA COLLECTIVE Together, we produced "Soul Synergy Live!"   ***2018 -trailer below*** 












*See the 2017 concert on the video page

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Fascinating Rhythm Solo Performance

Fitchburg Public Library

610 Main St. Fitchburg, MA


SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

10:30 - 12:00 PM

LECHUCA FRESCA LATIN BAND

Mattapan Farmers Market

Cummins Hgwy & Fairway St., Mattapan


5:00 - 6:00 PM

Cornell Coley - Africa Gente Trio

w/ Roberto Silver (piano) & Eduardo Ortiz (bass)

J P Porchfest 

Blessed Sacrament Church,365 Centre St. sponsored by Hyde Sq. Task Force


OCTOBER 9, 2021

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative

Mattapan Farmers Market
Cummins Hgwy & Fairway St., Mattapan















In February 2021, I produced and performed in a collective effort that brought together music, dance and visual arts, working with Kera Washington, Tomoko Iwomoto, Tal Shalom Kobi and Michael Shea.

KECOSA COLLECTIVE

Drum Circle Facilitators Guildcertified

Cornell Coley, M. Ed. 

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HealthRhythms trained

Teaching Artist in Education & Health

​         Drumming, Dance & Culture

"A Fascinating Rhythm"

in Concert 

In this latest stage of the CORONA VIRUS, I am taking precautions at all in-person presentations and performances, with limits on social distancing, instrument sharing and wiping down instruments.