All-star ensemble signals a forward-thinking Newport Jazz Festival

February 7th, 2014

from bostonglobe.com

All-star ensemble signals a forward-thinking Newport Jazz Festival
By: Jon Garelick

How do you keep a 60-year-old summer music festival up, running, and vital?

Well, one way is to run a promotional anniversary tour in February. At least, that’s what the Newport Jazz Festival is doing.

The festival’s producers have mounted a 21-date tour with a band of all-stars, under the name “Newport Jazz Festival: NOW 60,” fronted by saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen. Their second stop is next Thursday for a Celebrity Series of Boston concert at Berklee Performance Center. The band will also include singer Karrin Allyson, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Clarence Penn.

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Anat Cohen to headline NIU’s Feb. 1 Clarinet Cornucopia

January 16th, 2014

from chicagotribune.com

Anat Cohen to headline NIU’s Feb. 1 Clarinet Cornucopia
By: P. Palian

Advance purchase tickets are now available for an on-campus performance by world-renowned jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1

Known for her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence, Cohen and her band perform on the Concert Hall stage in the NIU Music Building. The $20 concert ticket allows admission to two jazz master classes that Cohen will conduct following the concert.

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Anat Cohen to headline NIU’s Feb. 1 Clarinet Cornucopia

January 16th, 2014

from chicagotribune.com

Anat Cohen to headline NIU’s Feb. 1 Clarinet Cornucopia
By: P. Palian

Advance purchase tickets are now available for an on-campus performance by world-renowned jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1

Known for her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence, Cohen and her band perform on the Concert Hall stage in the NIU Music Building. The $20 concert ticket allows admission to two jazz master classes that Cohen will conduct following the concert.

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Confirmed Tourdates As Of November 15th, 2013

January 31st, 2014: Michelsen Concert Hall, University of Wisconsion - Stevens Point, WI USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 1st, 2014: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall Dekalb, IL USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 8th, 2014: Emory University Atlanta, GA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 13th, 2014: Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 15th, 2014: Manchester Craftsmans Guild Pittsburgh, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 16th, 2014: Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier ]
March 4th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 5th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 6th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 7th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 8th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 9th, 2014: Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 15th, 2014: Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 20th, 2014: We Always Swing Jazz Series- Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 21st, 2014: Juanita K. Hammons Hall- Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 22nd, 2014: Gem Theatre Kansas City, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 23rd, 2014: Old Town School Of Folk Music Chicago, IL USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 26th, 2014: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Benton Harbor, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 27th, 2014: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 28th, 2014: Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 29th, 2014: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 30th, 2014: Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
April 30th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 1st, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 2nd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 3rd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 4th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 24th, 2014: The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington, DC USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
June 27th, 2014: The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Israel [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, and Avishai Cohen]
October 17th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
October 18th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
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Confirmed Tourdates As Of November 15th, 2013

January 31st, 2014: Michelsen Concert Hall, University of Wisconsion - Stevens Point, WI USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 1st, 2014: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall Dekalb, IL USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
February 8th, 2014: Emory University Atlanta, GA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 13th, 2014: Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 15th, 2014: Manchester Craftsmans Guild Pittsburgh, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
February 16th, 2014: Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier ]
March 4th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 5th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 6th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 7th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 8th, 2014: Jazz Standard New York, NY USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 9th, 2014: Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 14th, 2014: Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 15th, 2014: Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Ben Allison]
March 20th, 2014: We Always Swing Jazz Series- Missouri Theatre Columbia, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 21st, 2014: Juanita K. Hammons Hall- Southwest Missouri State Springfield, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 22nd, 2014: Gem Theatre Kansas City, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 23rd, 2014: Old Town School Of Folk Music Chicago, IL USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 26th, 2014: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Benton Harbor, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 27th, 2014: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 28th, 2014: Overture Center for the Arts Madison, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 29th, 2014: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Brookfield, WI USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
March 30th, 2014: Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis, MO USA [Newport Jazz Festival®: Now 60 featuring Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Clarence Penn & Larry Grenadier]
April 30th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 1st, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 2nd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 3rd, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 4th, 2014: Centrum Port Townsend, WA USA [Choro Workshop]
May 24th, 2014: The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington, DC USA [Anat Cohen Quartet]
June 27th, 2014: The Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Israel [3 Cohens Sextet featuring Anat, Yuval, and Avishai Cohen]
October 17th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
October 18th, 2014: The Allen Room, Jazz At Lincoln Center New York, NY USA [Anat Cohen Quartet, Choro Aventuroso]
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Tight Rope #2 on JJA’s Best of 2013

December 11th, 2013

from jja.camp8.org

The Jazz Journalist Association released their best of 2013 list last week and the 3 Cohens latest release Tightrope was ranked at number 2.

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Tight Rope #2 on JJA’s Best of 2013

December 11th, 2013

from jja.camp8.org

The Jazz Journalist Association released their best of 2013 list last week and the 3 Cohens latest release Tightrope was ranked at number 2.

To read the full list click here

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“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan

November 26th, 2013

from chicagomaroon.com

“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan
By: Robert Sorrell

The Anat Cohen Quartet exploded on stage at the Logan Center last Sunday, continuing the Jazz at the Logan series with selections from Cohen’s most recent recording, Claroscuro. Cohen, a clarinet virtuoso who was voted Clarinetist of the Year six times in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, brought an energy and excitement to the stage that is all too often absent in contemporary American jazz. The rest of the quartet—Jason Linder on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Daniel Freedman on drums—provided stunning performances as well. The overall effect was a group of equals, rather than a backing track for Cohen’s clarinet work.

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“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan

November 26th, 2013

from chicagomaroon.com

“Brazilian rhythm and a laid-back New York groove” at Logan
By: Robert Sorrell

The Anat Cohen Quartet exploded on stage at the Logan Center last Sunday, continuing the Jazz at the Logan series with selections from Cohen’s most recent recording, Claroscuro. Cohen, a clarinet virtuoso who was voted Clarinetist of the Year six times in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, brought an energy and excitement to the stage that is all too often absent in contemporary American jazz. The rest of the quartet—Jason Linder on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Daniel Freedman on drums—provided stunning performances as well. The overall effect was a group of equals, rather than a backing track for Cohen’s clarinet work.

To read the full article click here

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