JAMBAR Presents: Anat Cohen Jazz Masterclass

Saturday, October 14, 2 - 4 pm

JAMBAR Presents: Anat Cohen Jazz Masterclass
Age Youth
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sat
Instructor Anat Cohen
Status inperson event

Responsibilities of the Soloist

Widely-acclaimed multi-reedist, composer, and bandleader Anat Cohen leads this workshop, focusing on the responsibilities of the soloist. Anat will discuss her musical journey and the role of the soloist in various genres. She’ll also share tools that soloists can use to become better musical communicators. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments to play! Open to all.

About Anat Cohen

“Anat does what all authentic musicians do: She tells stories from her own experiences that are so deeply felt that they are very likely to connect listeners to their own dreams, desires and longings.” — Nat Hentoff

Ever charismatic, prolific, and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. The New York Times writes, “Ms. Cohen on the clarinet was a revelation. Using the clarinet’s upper register, she could evoke infectious joy. In the lower register, her playing could conjure a deep, soulful melancholy. On up-tempo numbers, her improvisations weren’t just bebop fast; they had a clarity and deep intelligence that is really quite rare. She made it look effortless, even as she was playing the most technically difficult of all the reed instruments… she took my breath away.”

Anat has been declared Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007 and has also been named the top clarinetist in both the readers and critics polls in DownBeat for multiple years running. That’s not to mention years of being named Rising Star in the soprano and tenor saxophone categories in DownBeat, as well as Jazz Artist of the Year. In 2009, ASCAP awarded Anat a Wall of Fame prize for composition and musicianship, among other honors. As The Chicago Tribune has said about Anat, “The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.”