Born in Chicago and raised in a family of musicians and artists, Cole DeGenova began playing piano at age four. By age 15 he was playing professionally in jazz and blues clubs on Chicago’s South Side. His prodigious talents led him to study at Berklee College of Music in 2005 where he trained with jazz piano great Danilo Perez. After forming Cole DeGenova & The Peoples Republic with fellow Berklee students, they released their first album, Just People Again, in 2009. DeGenova’s second album, Another Country, was released in summer 2012.