After performing all around the world, Tal Cohen presents a new set of music at Arts Garage influenced by his childhood growing up in Israel. Expect infectious grooves meeting traditional Israeli folk music and traditional jazz meeting traditional Klezmer music.
Tal Cohen is a Grammy award winning pianist hailing from Israel, who has received much acclaim during his young career. He was the winner of the Barry Harris National Piano Competition and was the recipient of the prestigious Freedman Fellowship award at the Sydney Opera House. His newest album Gentle Giants, featuring jazz legends Robert Hurst and Greg Osby, has received 4 stars from Downbeat magazine and was recognised as one of the best jazz albums of 2018. Tal has played around the Globe with Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby, Ignacio Berroa and Joe Lovano, and he has performed at numerous festivals such as Jazzbez Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Detroit Jazz Festival (US), Melbourne Jazz Festival (Australia), Sopot Jazz Festival (Poland), and others. Cohen has become one of the most in demand pianists with his unique blend of Jewish melodies, traditional jazz Harmony and an impeccable rhythmic palette forging a path to be remembered.
traditional jazz Harmony and an impeccable rhythmic palette forging a path to be remembered.