One of the most acclaimed clarinetists in jazz, Israeli-born Anat Cohen has somehow also managed to become one of the world’s foremost practitioners of Brazilian jazz. If you’d like to expand your appreciation of Brazilian music beyond the usual Bossa Novas, dig this hauntingly beautiful video. Then read my profile of her from the July 2017 DownBeat.
- With Anat Cohen, May 2017
Hilary Gardner, Melissa Stylianou and Amy Cervini are Duchess. The vocal trio performed at 55 Bar on February 22.
Caught a highly entertaining show by the vocal trio Duchess at 55 Bar, featuring guests Anat Cohen on clarinet and Jeff Lederer on tenor sax. Here’s my story in DownBeat. Their musical treatments are up-to-date, even though the source material is vintage. “You won’t hear us doing Beyoncé in Andrews Sisters style,” singer Hilary Gardner told me.