Kelan Phil Cohran (Oxford, Mississippi, May 8, 1927 - June 28, 2017) was a jazz trumpet player. He was known most for his trumpet contributions in the Sun Ra Arkestra in Chicago during 1959-1961 and for his involvement in the foundation of the AACM. While most of Cohran's contributions were on trumpet, some also show his interest in stringed instruments such as zithers.
Cohran grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and played trumpet in bands led by Jay McShann in the early…
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