Bios of AstroJazz Artists

The Astronomy Chanteuse

Cherilynn Morrow earned a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado in 1988. She's worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Cambridge University, NASA Headquarters, the Space Science Institute, the SETI Institute, and as science faculty with Semester at Sea. She is currently based in Atlanta, GA, serving as an education-focused professor of Physics & Astronomy at Georgia State University where she is sustaining her efforts to blend art and science in service to re-connecting humans with their extraordinary cosmos. For AstroJazz, she sings, co-composes songs, researches the astronomy content, prepares the PowerPoint slides, and negotiates with the space artists and photographers who are featured in AstroJazz performances.

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AstroJazz Pianist (2006-2008)

Doug Roche has over 35 years of experience as a freelance Jazz pianist. He currently resides in the Denver area, performing with many of Denver’s finest musicians. He is a member of the Denver Jazz Quartet, and PoeJazz (a blend of Jazz and Poetry). Doug likes to stay active in Jazz education. He is on the faculty of CCJA (Colorado Conservatory for the JazzArts), working with High School kids in Jazz combos. He also teaches jazz piano and theory privately at his “Studio By The Lake”.

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The Original AstroJazz Pianist and Co-composer (2004-2005)

Paul Cotugno earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University in 1990. He has since been Music Director on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, toured with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and toured with his jazz group in Japan. He is currently an active composer, arranger, teacher and performer in the Denver area. Paul owns two telescopes, and is often out on clear nights looking at the heavens.