James Kost


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar.


Trained at the Berklee College of Music and Rutgers University, Jim Kost is best known for his current work as a studio musician in Manhattan and Brooklyn as well as recordings and club dates with Zozo Afrobeat Featuring Fela Kuti Alumnus "Kaleta" and Kunle Ade. He has also worked with the Steve Kimock Band on their 2004 Winter, Spring and Summer Tours. Kost studied extensively with jazz master Jaki Byard and has shared the stage with many well-known artists such as Branford Marsalis, Ku-Umba Frank Lacy, Philly Joe Jones, Woody Shaw and Wallace Roney. He is currently a member of Rodney Holmes' LIthium Tree.

1) Live Performance NY Guitarfest 1/25/2004 w/Steve Kimock



2) Zozo Afrobeat - Country of Guns CD all tracks, all keyboards


3) Rodney Holmes - 12 months of october cd


4) Steve Kimock Band - Eudamonic cd


Screen name:
James Kost
Member since:
Apr 24 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Everything true and soulful!


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