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Avishai Cohen With Strings

Tbilisi Concert Hall / 29 October 2013 / DOORS OPEN: 20:00

Avishai Cohen Double Bass & Vocals www.avishaicohen.com
Nitai Hershkovits Piano www.nitaihershkovits.com
Ofri Nehemya Drums
Cordelia Hagmann Violin www.cordeliahagmann.com
Amit Landau Viola www.meitar.net
Noam Haimovitz Weinschel Viola
Yael Shapira Cello & Vocals www.soloists.co.il
Yoram Lachish Oboe www.jazzoboe.com

Avishai Cohen earned his reputation as one of the world’s greatest bassists, and as leader of his own projects over the last two decades and through his many performances with Chick Corea in his early years. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown through his rich compositions with vocals in Hebrew, Spanish and Ladino that combine his Israeli roots with his contemporary jazz background. His latest project, Avishai Cohen with Strings, is the culmination of this musical journey.‘The charm comes from the fact that two worlds are coming together: classical chamber music and jazz.’ (Avishai Cohen, 2012) At the centre of Cohen’s music is a string quartet with a difference; Cohen has replaced one of the violins with a viola in order to benefit from its darker timbre and create more depth. An oboist is added to the ensemble and joins Cohen’s core trio with young talents; Nitai Hershkovits on piano and Ofri Nehemya on drums.

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