Anat Cohen: On Top of the Music World

March 4th, 2013

From The Canadian Jewish News

Top Israeli Clarinetist to Perform in Canada
By: Marvin Glassman

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen is on top of the music world. She has been voted as clarinetist of the year six years in a row (2007 to 2012) by both the Jazz Journalists Association and Downbeat Magazine. She has been compared to Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, who are considered by many as the greatest clarinetists in history.

Cohen will be performing in concert March 8 in Edmonton and March 9 and10 in Winnipeg. There are no other Canadian shows planned as of yet.

“Being clarinetist of the year is an honour that I will never take for granted, and I appreciate all the support from the jazz music critics and my fans. Lots of people associate the clarinet as exclusively for folk music and klezmer music, but the clarinet is a prime musical instrument in jazz as well,” the 36-year-old Cohen said in a phone interview.

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