Emmet Cohen in Concert

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Presents

2019 Cool Summer Music Series

    

Emmet Cohen in Concert


Sunday, July 28th at 3pm

 
Tickets: $15 for AZJHS Members, $20 for non-members

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Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts.  Downbeat observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship."  In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is "about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; it's essentially about connections," both among musicians and with audiences.  He leads his namesake ensemble, the "Emmet Cohen Trio," is a vibrant solo performer, and is in constant demand as a sideman.  Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.

Emmet Cohen's exacting keyboard artistry has garnered numerous accolades from the international jazz community.  He placed first in both the American Jazz Pianists competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011).  He was a finalist in the prestigious American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellowship (2015, 2011) and the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition (2011).  Cohen has appeared in world-renowned jazz events, including the Newport, Monterey, North Sea, Bern, Edinburgh, Detroit, and Jerusalem jazz festivals, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.  He has also performed at the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, Jazz Standard, London's Ronnie Scott's, Jazzhaus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, the Cotton Club in Tokyo, and the Kennedy Center, and was received in the Oval Office by President Obama.  He is currently Hammond B-3 organist-in-residence at Harlem's SMOKE jazz club.

A powerful and charismatic performer, Emmet Cohen possesses wide-ranging talents that are reinvigorating the contemporary arts world both domestically and internationally and are received enthusiastically worldwide.

Many thanks to our Sponsors:
Mel Kessler and Gail Fisher
Nancy and Stu Siefer


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This concert is supported in part by a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
 
Funding also provided by the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission for the Arts



     

 

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