bass, vocals | Israel
Avishai Cohen, born in Kabri, Israel on April 20th, 1970, has over the course of his career helped bring the bass into the spotlight and has pushed the boundaries of jazz. His work has earned him international awards and global recognition, including the prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2023. Avishai has developed a strong network of followers and listeners, striking a chord with the audience wherever he has performed.
Meanwhile, his unique compositions have been used in many films, TV and other media. The stage is undoubtedly a place where Avishai feels at home, so much so that attending one of his live performances is probably the best way to get acquainted with his musical universe.
DownBeat magazine called Avishai “a jazz visionary of global proportions” while Bass Player magazine declared him one of the 100 most influential bass players of the twentieth century.
Without a doubt, the internationally acclaimed bassist, singer and composer Avishai Cohen is one of the best bassists of his generation, captivating large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans worldwide.
With his trio, Cohen will offer numerous new compositions that are ready to be released by May 2022 as well as some of his fans favorite songs from the past. Cohen, who has always distinguished himself in the past as a great band leader and discoverer of new, young musicians, will once again present exceptional talents on their instruments alongside him with Elchin Shirinov on piano and the young drummer Roni Kaspi.
Shirinov from Azerbaijan can also be heard on Avishai's new orchestral album "Two Roses", released in April 2021. Roni Kaspi, born in Israel in July 2000, is currently studying at Berklee College of Music, USA. During the lockdown, she met Avishai Cohen, with whom she performed virtually on Facebook. This immediately developed into a strong musical connection, which led to Roni being invited to accompany Avishai on tour worldwide from September 2020.
“...his playing remains as jaw dropping as ever.”
Photo credit: Andreas Terlaak
Avishai Cohen (bass, vocals), Roni Kaspi (drums), Guy Moskovich (piano)
Over the past two decades, bassist, singer, composer, Jazz visionary and innovator, Avishai Cohen, has earned his reputation as one of the greatest bass players of his generation. His original compositions and arrangements reflect an expansive musical universe and embrace a vital blend of traditions, cultures, languages and styles, from Hebrew, Ladino folk songs alongside pulsating original contemporary jazz.
Following on from the hugely successful release of ‘Almah’ (Warner/Parlophone, 2013), a unique project which combined Trio with a string quartet, Avishai in recent years has taken further steps into the future, with Trio and Full Orchestra. It is the culmination of his musical journey, bringing two worlds together – classical and jazz.
An Evening with Avishai Cohen features his dynamic core Trio of double bass, drums and piano, while the sophisticated, legitimate integration of symphony orchestra lends an added dimension to Cohen’s distinctive sound. Programmes include settings of Cohen’s own contemporary jazz and world music compositions, orchestrated traditional Hebrew - Ladino songs, and classical works, while the arrangements span set-ups for solo, trio and full orchestra.
The result is an exhilarating musical experience, intimate yet high impact.
“With a symphony orchestra around him, his flair for the dramatic finds its ideal aesthetic environment.”
All About Jazz
Photo Credit: Andreas Terlaak
Avishai Cohen (bass, vocals), Roni Kaspi (drums), Guy Moskovich (piano), Symphony Orchestra (•)
Over the last twenty five years Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has grown to be one of the heavyweights of contemporary jazz, with a catalogue to rival those of even the
most legendary in the field of jazz... and beyond. His captivating live performances , unique sound and musical statement is now extensively known throughout every corner of the world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans.
Avishai Cohen presents a new banda and live project for a world tour in 2023. In support of his new album ‘ Iroko’ with Abraham Rodrigues Jnr.
‘ Iroko ‘ is inspired and derived from the tradition and rooted in Afro Caribbean music. Alongside him on stage are some of the very first musicians he performed with in NYC, within the small club scene downtown, back in the early 90's.
‘’ ‘Iroko’ is a long time dream I have had since knowing and playing with Abraham Rodrigues Jnr. A great unique singer, congero and master of Afro Caribbean music in its full spectrum. I have assembled this all star band to now execute live this amazing project ‘Iroko’ ‘’ Avishai Cohen, June 2022
Photo credits: BlondinHD
Avishai Cohen (bass, vocals)
A dream-come-true collaboration oftwoof the leading figures in contemporary music today.
The ‘ Amity ‘ Duet, inspiredthroughFriendship, Peace, Harmony and Mutual understanding ... Makoto Ozone and Avishai Cohen, are both unique creators ofjazz in the world today with substantial paths and careers forged, who are also both closely intertwined to belated jazz legend Chick Corea.
They will join forces presenting a series of intimate acoustic performances throughout the globe during 2023-2024.
Over the last twenty five years Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has grown to be one of the heavyweights of contemporary jazz, with a catalogue to rival those of even the most legendary in the field of jazz... and beyond.
His captivating live performances , unique sound and musical statement is now extensively known throughout every corner of the world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans. Cohen music has shaped and influenced many.
‘Today known as a unique composer and music Influencer with no boundaries‘
Makoto Ozone's stellar career has brought him a Grammy nomination in 2003. Thenceforth Makoto has constantly been in the forefront of the international jazz scene, recording and touring with such greats as Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Elis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and many others. In 2004, he formed the "No Name Horses" big band in Japan. The band has been performing successfully in Japan and all over the globe ever since.
In recent years, Makoto has also been focusing on works from the classical music repertoire, playing concertosby Bernstein, Mozart, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev, with major orchestras both in Japan and abroad. Such performances have been highly acclaimed by the press.
Photo credit: Makoto Ebi
Avishai Cohen (bass, vocals)
|21.10.2023||SE - Malmö||Malmö Live Konzerthus||Avishai Cohen Trio|
|22.10.2023||SE - Stockholm||Berwaldhallen||Avishai Cohen Trio|
|04.11.2023||DE - Monheim am Rhein||Aula am Berliner Ring||Avishai Cohen Trio|
|05.11.2023||DE - Bremen||Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH||Avishai Cohen Trio|
|07.11.2023||DE - Schwetzingen||Wollfabrik Veranstaltungshaus||Avishai Cohen Trio|
|01.05.2024||AT - Wien||Konzerthaus Wien||Avishai Cohen Banda Iroko|