13205 Cheltenham Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
 
Help Line: 818-400-3263
Admin. Office: 818-261-0057
President's Office: 818-528-2893
info@californiajazzfoundation.org

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NEALA COAN

Neala Coan grew up in Chicago listening to the jazz and popular music her parents played on their 78 rpm record player. It became a part of her by osmosis. When she was learning to play piano, all she wanted to play were the popular songs rather than the classical pieces her teachers were encouraging her to embrace. Art is a significant part of her life - she is a calligrapher, polymer clay artist, photographer, and of course, a huge jazz fan. One of her most memorable jazz moments was lending Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown her pen so they could autograph posters in the back of a pickup truck at the Ojai Bowl. She has served on the governing boards of the Society for Calligraphy, her synagogue, and now the CJF! Neala taught 5th grade in Michigan and Maryland and worked as an executive assistant in the private sector in L.A.. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.