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Jazz Around The World -- Israel
October 16, 2012

Guest: Anat Cohen

As early as the 1920's jazz was traveling the world, influencing and being influenced by musical traditions on every continent. Join us as we explore each of these places individually, with a series of special guests who will play and talk about how their music is part of an international continuum.

Voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association and a regular at the top of Downbeats critics and reader's polls, Israeli multi-reeds player Anat Cohen, is at the forefront of a truly global musical style. Anat is fluent in creolized New Orleans chanson, swing, African grooves, Brazilian choro and samba mixed with a tint of her Israeli heritage. A virtuoso at the clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor and soprano saxophones, Anat began her music education in her home of Tel Aviv and continued her education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Anat has recorded several albums, toured with bands ranging from an Afro-Cuban ensemble to a klezmer group, and graced all of the best known jazz clubs around the world. She has won the praise of great jazz sages as well with Dan Morgenstern admiring her "gutsy, swinging style" and Gary Giddins remarking that her musicality "bristles with invention" and will bring all of this and more to the National Jazz Museum of Harlem on Tuesday, October 16th.

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