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Anat Cohen Tentet
Swinging Groove Machine

Anat Cohen Tentet

Musical Director, Oded Lev-Ari

May 19
Miner Auditorium
SunMay 19
2:00 PM

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At the leading edge of a wave of brilliant Israeli improvisers who have energized the New York jazz scene over the past two decades, Anat Cohen is the most acclaimed clarinetist of her generation and a commanding tenor saxophonist. She returns with her superb Tentet, performing music from their 2017 debut Happy Song and material from their upcoming new album.

The talent-laden group is stocked with some of the most exciting young players in New York, including Maria Schneider Orchestra trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis, Brazilian pianist/accordionist Vitor Gonçalves, vibraphonist James Shipp, and guitar star Sheryl Bailey. The band’s essential 11th member is music director/arranger Oded Lev-Ari, a protégé of the great Bob Brookmeyer. Cohen released two Brazilian jazz albums in the spring, Outra Coisa with guitarist Marcello Gonçalves and Rosa Dos Ventos with the great Trio Brasileiro (both on Anzic). Not surprisingly, the Tentet’s book is infused with her love of Brazilian music, but with an expansive palette of orchestral colors and high-spirited rhythms that inspired DownBeat to say “the sense of fun is contagious and swing is seriously the thing.” Part of SFJAZZ’s extended family, Cohen is the younger sister of former SFJAZZ Collective trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and Tel Aviv-based soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen, with whom she’s toured and recorded as the 3 Cohens.

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The Tentet’s book is infused with her love of Brazilian music, but with an expansive palette of orchestral colors and high-spirited rhythms.

The New York jazz community, long populated by players from around the world, has seen a major influx of excellent Israeli musicians in last 20 years. Among this crowd, the stand-out is doubtless Anat Cohen.

The Wall Street Journal

The New York jazz community, long populated by players from around the world, has seen a major influx of excellent Israeli musicians in last 20 years. Among this crowd, the stand-out is doubtless Anat Cohen.

The Wall Street Journal

Personnel

Anat Cohen clarinet, saxophones
Oded Lev-Ari musical director
Owen Broder
 baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Nadje Noordhuis trumpet, flügelhorn
Nick Finzer trombone
Rubin Kodheli cello
Sheryl Bailey guitar
Vitor Gonçalves piano, accordion
Tal Mashiach bass
Anthony Pinciotti drums
James Shipp vibraphone, percussion

Cohen makes it seem easy, mixing a gift for melody and an improvisational fluidity that has few peers today.

DownBeat

Personnel

Anat Cohen clarinet, saxophones
Oded Lev-Ari musical director
Owen Broder
 baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Nadje Noordhuis trumpet, flügelhorn
Nick Finzer trombone
Rubin Kodheli cello
Sheryl Bailey guitar
Vitor Gonçalves piano, accordion
Tal Mashiach bass
Anthony Pinciotti drums
James Shipp vibraphone, percussion

Cohen makes it seem easy, mixing a gift for melody and an improvisational fluidity that has few peers today.

DownBeat

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Anat Cohen

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Anat Cohen

Anat's Dance

Anat Cohen

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