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Israeli Sibling Jazz Trio, The 3 Cohens, Perform Original Works and Standards in Zankel Hall on Friday, February 15 

The brother and sister jazz trio that comprises the 3 Cohens—clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Anat Cohen, and her brothers, trumpeter Avishai, and soprano saxophonist Yuval—perform infectious original compositions and joyful New Orleans-influenced standards in Zankel Hall on Friday, February 15 at 9:30 p.m. Along with a rhythm section that features pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Omer Avital, and drummer Jonathan Blake, the 3 Cohens share works from their latest record, Family (2011, Anzic Records), which celebrates their dedication to making music together.

DownBeat magazine states, "Rarely in the history of jazz family bands have siblings so successfully created a unified group sound with as distinctive an identity as the Israel-born Cohens." Of their work together, the siblings note, "Every time we play again it is so special… For us, sharing a stage is not just three siblings who play together; it is also a constant reminder of the gift of life. That's why we have decided to have this band."

Prior to this performance, starting at 8:30 p.m., ticketholders are invited to enjoy Late Nights at Zankel Hall, a laid-back pre-concert experience. The first 200 ticketholders to arrive will receive a complimentary drink courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit

About The Artists
The best jazz groups are made up of kindred spirits, but the rare family band has something more—an intuitive feel for each other that goes beyond words and gestures to a kind of bred-in-the-bone telepathy. The 3 Cohens are that sort of uncommon collective, a trio of siblings from Tel Aviv, Israel—tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen—whose sense of improvisational interplay is both fluent and infectiously warm. Along with performing on stages the world over, the 3 Cohens have three studio albums to their credit: One (2004), Braid (2007), and their most recent recording, Family (2011).

Yuval, Anat, and Avishai Cohen grew up in Tel Aviv, with their shared home and school environments helping to shape similar musical tastes and ideas. While their musical training included some symphonic orchestral playing, it was jazz that captured their imaginations. Through the World Scholarship Tour, each of the Cohens received the means to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston where they expanded their musical horizons. Following graduation, the siblings formed a sextet and performed their original music at the Lodz Jazz Festival in Poland—a performance that became seed for their debut album as a trio. Since then, the 3 Cohens sextet has given acclaimed appearances on stages ranging from the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, Caesarea Jazz Party, and Givatayim Jazz Festival in Israel to performances at the Tudo é Jazz Festival in Brazil and the Newport Jazz and Portland Jazz festivals in the U.S.

Program Information
Friday, February 15 at 9:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall

Anat Cohen, Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone
Avishai Cohen, Trumpet
Yuval Cohen, Soprano Saxophone
Aaron Goldberg, Piano
Omer Avital, Bass
Jonathan Blake, Drums

This concert and the Shape of Jazz series are made possible by The Joyce and George Wein Foundation in memory of Joyce Wein.

Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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