Jeff Cohran is a South Memphis-born, Atlanta-based writer, artist, & producer of live events & music.
Since 2009, Cohran has served as the tour & production manager for Oscar-winning, Grammy-nominated, Atlantic Records artist, Janelle Monáe & her Wondaland Records label. During his time with Ms. Monáe & Wondaland, Cohran has produced shows at The White House; The Nobel Peace Prize Concert; The Grammy Awards; The Sydney Opera House; Saturday Night Live; Coachella Festival; American Idol; Glastonbury Festival; Montreux Jazz Festival; The David Letterman Show; The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; The Ellen Show; Dancing with the Stars; The BET Awards; The Jools Holland Show; The MTV Video Awards; So You Think You Can Dance, among others.
Cohran is a partner with The Muddy Water Group, an Atlanta-based entertainment company specializing in creative consulting: management; A&R; marketing; & production of live events. Jeff is the longtime manager for the Atlanta indie sextet, Jaspects. Cohran A&R’d the group’s cult-classic Double Consciousness (2007) & The Polkadotted Stripe (2009) albums.
A passion for turning ideas into reality inspired Cohran & his production partners Terrence “T” Brown & Reneeka Rae. to create All Cows Eat Grass (ACEG). From 2011 until 2017, Cohran was ACEG’s Creative Director, percussionist, occasional producer & vocalist. Cohran A&R’d the group’s three EPs, The Kool Collection remix project, & their first album, Self-Help.
A 2006 graduate of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Journalism Electronic Media), Jeff’s other passions are sports, journalism, & activism. In his four years at UT, Cohran was a staff writer & political columnist for the university’s Daily Beacon newspaper. Jeff cites his experiences as a columnist & a sports writer covering the Volunteers’ football, basketball, & track beats as being transformative in his creative development. A career activist, Cohran served as the president of the University of Tennessee’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) college chapter (2005-2006) & vice president of the state of Tennessee’s NAACP Youth & College Division (2002-2005).