Time: January 7, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Location: Jewish Museum of Florida
Street: 301 Washington Ave
City/Town: Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website or Map: http://sobejazz.com
Event Type: jazz, brunch
Organized By: Kimberly Chmura
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2018
The South Beach Jazz festival continues Sunday, January 7, 11 AM - 2 PM at the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
“Tal Cohen is among the best of a very few young inspired pianists I’ve encountered in my travels… Tal’s playing is full of passion, focus and creativity”- Joe Lovano
Israeli-born and Australian-reared Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Israel.
Tal was chosen as one of 10 semi-finalists in the Wangaratta Jazz Festival’s 2013 piano competition, Australia’s most renowned and fierce jazz competition.
Grammy-winning saxophonist Terence Blanchard invited him to perform with his Quintet at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Later that year, Cohen appeared at the 2014 Perth Jazz Festival alongside acclaimed New York saxophonist Greg Osby.
Cohen was named the Grand Prize Winner of the Barry Harris National Jazz Piano Competition, gaining an opportunity to perform his music at the Main Stage in the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival accompanied by bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Nate Winn.
After a final performance at the Sydney Opera House, Cohen was named the winner of the exclusive Australian Freedman Fellowship Award.
Now based in the US, he has become a regular performer with iconic jazz figures such as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby and Robert Hurst and continues to tour the world performing his unique brand of improvised music.
Tickets are $50 at southbeachjazzfest.com/tickets
Music courtesy of KCC Productions