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Anat Cohen

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Ever charismatic, prolific and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. As The Wall Street Journal says, “What’s not to love about a young clarinetist and saxophonist who plays everything we love – modern jazz, world music, “hot” New Orleans style jazz – and does it all brilliantly?”

The perennial winner of “Clarinetist of the Year” titles from DownBeat, JazzTimes, and the Jazz Journalists Association, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross credits Cohen with “bringing the clarinet to the world” and The New York Times hails her a “Master.”

ANAT COHEN TENTET
With the Anat Cohen Tentet, woodwind virtuoso Anat Cohen brings audiences an evocative and exciting experience centered around the clarinet. Both on stage and on their critically acclaimed releases, Happy Song and 2019’s Grammy Award nominated Triple Helix, the Tentet weaves a tapestry of sounds, freeing Cohen to explore the full range of the clarinet’s dynamics and demonstrate its vastly expressive character. As JazzTimes says, “With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing – musically – with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus.” The Tentet’s repertoire draws on Anat’s diverse musical loves, from Brazilian music to African grooves, and from vintage swing to touching ballads. Above all, the Tentet is another synergistic collaboration between Anat and co-producer/co-arranger Oded Lev-Ari, who is her partner in Anzic Records and who has been a kindred spirit since their high school days in Israel.

ANAT COHEN QUARTET
A unique blend of modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles, the Anat Cohen Quartet is a musical tour-de-force that propels the clarinet to its rightful place at the forefront of jazz. Performing repertoire spanning Anat’s career and deep catalogue of recordings, the Quartet has been Anat’s core ensemble through the years.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

ANAT COHEN & MARCELLO GONÇALVES
Clarinetist Anat Cohen and 7-string guitarist Marcello Goncalves team together in a series of intimate, lyrical duets based on groundbreaking compositions by Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Breathtaking melodies, Brazilian grooves, and elements of jazz highlight the intricate talents of both Cohen and Goncalves on their Grammy Award nominated album, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos. DownBeat writes, “Outra Coisa is a duo album that achieves something very rare: It reduces the big band arrangements of the great Brazilian jazz composer Santos down to just two musicians…The mastery of the two musicians is such as to render additional instruments superfluous.” On stage, the duo’s joyful interplay is utterly captivating.

ANAT COHEN & TRIO BRASILEIRO
Clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen has always felt a deep connection to the musical traditions of Brazil – an influence readily apparent in several of her original recordings and live performances. Over numerous trips to Brazil, Anat has found kindred spirits in the remarkable musicians of Trio Brasileiro, who share her devotion to the language of music and her love of Brazilian music. Consisting of the celebrated guitarist, Douglas Lora; one of Brazil’s finest mandolinists, Dudu Maia; and the amazing percussionist, Alexandre Lora; Trio Brasileiro joined Anat Cohen on a collaborative album released in 2016, Alegria Da Casa which, as the title suggests, is a work of pure joy. In 2017, Anat & Trio Brasileiro released a second recording, Rosa Dos Ventos, which was nominated for Best World Music Album at the Grammy Awards. On tour, they perform music that celebrates the rich and varied culture of Brazil, blended with Anat’s ebullient brand of jazz.

ANAT COHEN SYMPHONY
An established bandleader and prolific composer, Cohen’s music is a unique blend of modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Her symphonic repertoire ranges from buoyant dances to darkly lyrical ballads, showcasing her fluency in a global set of styles. Symphony charts for Cohen’s program with Brazilian 7-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves are also available. Breathtaking melodies, Brazilian grooves, and elements of jazz highlight the intricate talents of both Cohen and Gonçalves on their Grammy Award nominated album, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos. On stage, the duo’s joyful interplay is utterly captivating.