Avishai Cohen

Israel
Jazz
Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen is considered Israel's most successful jazz export and is one of the most stylistically influential bassists in modern jazz. His passionate playing and distinctive style of composing have earned him a steadily growing following around the world. With his numerous albums, Cohen has established himself as a musical innovator and an inspiration to jazz musicians and music lovers worldwide.

In addition, Cohen repeatedly demonstrates his flair as a discoverer & mentor of young musicians. He regularly acquires new, promising talents for his Avishai Cohen Trio, many of whom go on to celebrate their first successes themselves. Among others, Shai Maestro and Mark Guiliana, both of whom have long since pursued careers of their own, were members of his trio.

For his current band, Cohen has identified two of those phenomenal exceptional talents for whom the label 'rising star' was once created. In addition to the young Azerbaijani pianist Elchin Shirinov, the trio has recently been completed by the 20-year-old drummer Roni Kaspi.

Both with his trio and in orchestration, "the jazz visionary of global proportions" (DownBeat magazine) is a constant guest in the great concert halls of this world and appears as a headliner at the most important jazz festivals throughout Europe. "A bass firework" was the title of a performance by the trio at the Elbphilharmonie in the Hamburger Abendblatt, and anyone who has ever seen him live knows: Avishai Cohen's concerts are pure magic!

Tourdates

10.11.2021 DE-Leverkusen Leverkusener Jazztage
Tickets
18.11.2021 CH-Zürich Moods im Schiffbau Tickets
Videos
  • Avishai Cohen - "Simonero" ('Arvoles' - New Album, 2019)
    Avishai Cohen - "Simonero" ('Arvoles' - New Album, 2019)
  • Avishai Cohen - "New York 90's" ('Arvoles' - New Album, 2019)
    Avishai Cohen - "New York 90's" ('Arvoles' - New Album, 2019)
  • Avishai Cohen Trio - Seven Seas - Live @ Jazz à la Villette 2018
    Avishai Cohen Trio - Seven Seas - Live @ Jazz à la Villette 2018
  • Avishai Cohen - 'Calm' Live at Nancy Jazz Pulsations 2015
    Avishai Cohen - 'Calm' Live at Nancy Jazz Pulsations 2015
  • Avishai Cohen - "Aley Giva" Live at Nancy Jazz Pulsations 2015
    Avishai Cohen - "Aley Giva" Live at Nancy Jazz Pulsations 2015
Press
"Cohen is Charles Mingus deserved descendant ...He is more than ever one of the most influential musicians of the current jazz scene." "Cohen is Charles Mingus deserved descendant ...He is more than ever one of the most influential musicians of the current jazz scene."
Rolling Stone, 11.02.2016
“As a live performer, Cohen is hard to beat.”
London Jazz
"Avishai Cohen zählt zu den profiliertesten Bassisten, Bandleadern und Komponisten des zeitgenössischen Jazz. [...] "Arvoles" bietet nicht nur exzellente Musik, sondern bereitet Freude und macht einfach gute Laune."
Neue Osnabrückner Zeitung, 08.19.2019
"Seine Auftritte haben enorme Kraft."
Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 02.04.2019
Discography
Arvoles
Arvoles
2019
Razdaz Recordz (Warner Music)
1970
1970
2017
Sony
From Darkness
From Darkness
2015
Warner Music
Line up
Trio

Avishai Cohen – Bass, Vocals
Roni Kaspi - Drums
Elchin Shirinov - Piano

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Northern Europe

2021 June, July, August, September, October
2022 March, April, May, June, July, August, September

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