Voted a Rising Star three years running in the DownBeat Critics Poll. Cohen has become globally recognized as a musician with an individual sound and a questing spirit, an ever-creative player-composer open to multiple strains of jazz and active as a leader, co-leader and sideman. In February 2016, trumpeter Avishai Cohen released his highly anticipated ECM debut, Manfred Eicher produced, Into the Silence to unanimous critical praise. A collection of expansive and impressionistic compositions for jazz quartet.
A year after his impressionistic, critically-lauded ECM debut, the trumpeter´s Cross My Palm With Silver introduces a programme of new pieces which put the focus on the ensemble, on teamwork, with a quartet of the highest calibre. The adroit, almost telepathic interplay among the musicians allows Avishai Cohen to soar, making it clear why he is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene. “All of these people together are my dream team”, says the charismatic trumpeter.
Sandra is the person behind the incredible book Geektown Detroit. A labor of love dedicated to the Motor City. The berlin-based artist is not only a super talented illustrator but also a dj/ selector with a fine & electic taste when it comes to music, as long as it has soul in it. We first met a while ago at one of the Theo Parrish x Sadar Bahar J.A.W.s at Festsaal Kreuzberg. Glad to have her along and definitely looking forward to seeing what she´ll cook us up before Avishai & his soulmates get on stage!
J.A.W. with Avishai Cohen Quartet
Sunday, 14.05.2017 | 20:00 CET
Silent Green Kulturquartier | Gerichtstraße 35 | 13347 Berlin