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Performer and Educator

Basso Profundo and Multi-instrumentalist in the Chicagoland Area.

About Brennan

Brennan Cockey is a professional bass vocalist and accomplished multi-instrumentalist and music educator based in the Chicagoland area.


Brennan’s life has always been defined in terms of his relationship with music. Beginning piano lessons at an early age, Brennan quickly expanded his repertoire to include saxophone with a specialization in jazz. Later, Brennan was able to study under the instruction of John Viavattine, saxophonist of the Mambo Kings and a brief member of the Glenn Miller Jazz Orchestra, as well as Greg Banaszak, the world-renowned saxophonist at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Ohio.

While attending Baldwin Wallace, Brennan embraced his passion for opera through the tutelage of helden-tenor Dr. Timothy Mussard and vocal technician James Mismas, a former student of the famous vocal pedagogue Richard Miller. Continuing his studies to this day, Brennan works with the world-renowned bass-baritone opera singer William Powers of Barrington, Illinois.

As his schedule allows, he also enjoys working with aspiring musicians in small groups and one-on-one settings.


A selection of recently recorded performances.