"Anat Cohen Crosses Musical Borders with Her Clarinet"

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Wednesday July 15, 2015

“Anat Cohen didn’t know it at the time, but as an aspiring jazz musician growing up in Tel Aviv in the late 1980s, she absorbed a global assortment of sounds. Between immigrants from South America and Israeli musicians who spent time abroad and then returned home to share the styles they studied, she picked up an array of Latin American standards, though the lyrics were often rendered in Hebrew. It wasn’t until after she finished military service and enrolled in Boston’s Berklee College of Music as a tenor saxophonist that she discovered the provenance of her repertoire.”

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