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Three Cohens Live From Newport

The Three Cohens — Anat (right), Avishai (trumpet, center) and Yuval (left) — perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
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The Three Cohens — Anat (right), Avishai (trumpet, center) and Yuval (left) — perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Three Cohens, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

August 5, 2012 Yuval, Anat and Avishai Cohen are top-tier jazz musicians. They're also siblings, and they occasionally record and perform together as a band, supported by a top New York rhythm section. It's a family reunion you won't secretly dread.

Yuval (saxophone), Anat (reeds) and Avishai (trumpet) Cohen are siblings from Israel. They're also among the growing number of terrific jazz musicians from that country; Anat and Avishai have both had bookings for their own bands at Newport in recent years. Naturally, the three Cohens occasionally record and perform together as a band, whose original pieces and arrangements are supported by a rhythm section. It's a family reunion you won't secretly dread.

Set List
  • "Blues For Dandi's Orange Bull Chasing An Orange Sack"
  • "With The Soul Of The Greatest Of Them All"
  • "The Mooche"
  • "Ornithology"
  • "Family"
  • "Shufla De Shufla"
Personnel
  • Yuval Cohen, soprano saxophone
  • Anat Cohen, clarinet/tenor saxophone
  • Avishai Cohen, trumpet
  • Reuben Rogers, bass
  • Rudy Royston, drums
  • Aaron Goldberg, piano

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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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