The Art of the Duo: Structure and Chaos

Sunday, February 26, 2 - 4 pm

The Art of the Duo: Structure and Chaos
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation, Ensembles
Day Sun
Instructor John Daversa, Tal Cohen
Status inperson event



Multi-Grammy award-winning trumpeter John Daversa has teamed up with acclaimed jazz pianist Tal Cohen, creating an open vessel of musical imagination and creativity within a modern duo setting. These two masters of their instruments share a special chemistry of spontaneity and improvisation, diving deep into the realms of possibilities and enchantment within each performance. Join them for an intimate discussion about art, improvisation, collaboration, and the Art of the Duo!


About John Daversa


John Daversa is a multi-Grammy winning trumpet-player, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, and educator. He is world-renowned for his dynamic and emotive style of trumpet and EVI playing, along with imaginative, genre-bending compositions and arrangements. Daversa is Chair of Studio Music and Jazz at Frost School of Music, University of Miami, and an active educator. John is a Schilke Music Artist (trumpet) and a Burglund Artist (NuEVI )

About Tal Cohen

Tal Cohen is a Grammy award-winning jazz pianist currently located in Miami. He has received much acclaim, including winning the Barry Harris National Piano Competition and the prestigious Freedman Fellowship.

Recently, Tal Cohen has been playing around the Globe with Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby, Ignacio Berroa, Joe Lovano, and others. He currently leads his own ensemble, which has performed at iconic jazz festivals and venues, including Jazzbez Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Detroit Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz Festival (Australia), and a three-week residency at the Black Cat (San Francisco). His most recent album “Gentle Giants,” has received international acclaim and gained him many reviews, including a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine.

Cohen has become one of the most in-demand pianists as he tours the globe with his unique blend of Jewish melodies, traditional jazz harmony, and an impeccable rhythmic pallet forging a path to be remembered.