Ian Cocking

Ian Cocking, Double Bass

56 years as a professional musician
20 years as a musician in the Australian Army Corps
5 years as an instructor at the army school of music; which included instrumental music,music theory and conducting
27 years as a multi instrumental specialist in the Department ofEducation, which involved conducting various sized ensembles, including Concert Bands and Stage Bands
24 years as the Principal Bass player for the Queensland Pops

Ian is also a well respected jazz musician in the Tasmanian local jazz
scene, playing regularly with his wife Jennifer Cocking, accompanying
her on double bass. Ian has also played with many world class jazz
musicians touring Australia, including Australia’s very own James