When Christina Courtin first met revered studio musician Greg Cohen, the former Tom Waits sideman and top-tier jazz bassist asked her where she was from. “Buffalo,” Courtin replied. “Of course,” smiled Cohen. “That makes perfect sense. So many of the greatest musicians I know are from Buffalo.” Courtin, who grew up in Williamsville (near Buffalo) and cut her musical teeth playing in various garage and high school bands in the area, was a little taken aback, but not particularly surprised.