Jack Kohl is a pianist and writer. He is the author of The Pauktaug Trilogy: That Iron String (a novel of pianists vs. music), Loco-Motive (a novel of running), and You Knighted States (a Western). He is also the author of two collections of essays: Bone Over Ivory and From the Windows of Diligence. His work also appears in The Continental Literary Magazine. Along with David Dubal, he is co-founding editor of Unconquerable Piano: A Literary Journal of Piano Culture, set to debut in October 2023.

As a pianist he holds performance degrees from the Juilliard Pre-College Division, Queens College/CUNY, and the University of South Carolina.