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, who as a clarinetist and multi-reedist has topped several jazz polls in recent years. Now living in Williamsburg, Ms. Cohen in 2009 became the first Israeli-born bandleader to play the Village Vanguard. This week, she returns to the jazz shrine on Seventh Avenue.
Read the entire Tad Hendrickson piece on the Wall Street Journal