Avishai cohen

avishai cohen

Who is Avishai Cohen?

Avishai Cohen, born in Kabri, Israel on April 20th, 1970, grew up in a multicultural family whose roots were found in Spain, Greece and Poland. At home, music was always in the air, with his mother Ora, an artistic influence, listening to both classical and traditional music.

Did Avishai Cohen grow up with siblings?

He grew up in a musical family with his saxophonist siblings: sister Anat Cohen and brother Yuval Cohen ( soprano saxophone ). At the age of eight Avishai asked his mother if he could begin taking trumpet lessons.

What is Avishai Cohen’s ‘Avishai with strings’?

Throughout 2013, Avishai presented a new, unique project, ‘Avishai Cohen with Strings’ to a worldwide audience. At the center of this project was a string quartet with a difference; Avishai replaced one of the violins with a viola in order to benefit from its darker timbre and create more depth.

What is the Avishai Cohen Music Award 2020?

In the early days of 2018, A new ambitious initiative ,and project known as: ‘The Avishai Cohen Music Award 2020’ Avishai instigating an outreach program that very much upholds the spirit of his label Razdaz Recordz. The award, was open to any musician, composer or group in any style or genre of music to apply.

How old is Avishai Cohen?

Avishai Cohen ( Hebrew: אבישי כהן; born April 20, 1970) is an Israeli jazz double bassist, composer, singer, and arranger. Avishai was born in Kabri, a kibbutz in northern Israel.

What makes Avishai Cohen’s music unique?

In 2016 ‘An Evening with Avishai Cohen’ was presented which features his dynamic core trio of double bass, drums and piano, while the sophisticated, legitimate integration of full orchestra and chamber orchestra lends an added dimension to Cohen’s distinctive sound. This path into the classical world has included collaborations to date with over...

Where was Avishai born?

Avishai was born in Kabri, Israel. He grew up in a musical family at Motza and Beit Zayit near Jerusalem until the age of six, when his family moved to Shoeva, western Israel.

Is Avishai Cohen related to Chick Corea?

In 1997, Avishai Cohen became a member of “Chick Corea’s New Trio” and co-founder of Corea’s ensemble, “Origin”. During the six years of musical collaboration with Chick Corea, Avishai fine-tuned his skills as a performer and composer.

What makes Avishai Cohen’s music unique?

In 2016 ‘An Evening with Avishai Cohen’ was presented which features his dynamic core trio of double bass, drums and piano, while the sophisticated, legitimate integration of full orchestra and chamber orchestra lends an added dimension to Cohen’s distinctive sound. This path into the classical world has included collaborations to date with over...

What is the Avishai Cohen Music Award 2020?

In the early days of 2018, A new ambitious initiative ,and project known as: ‘The Avishai Cohen Music Award 2020’ Avishai instigating an outreach program that very much upholds the spirit of his label Razdaz Recordz. The award, was open to any musician, composer or group in any style or genre of music to apply.

Who is Avishai Almah?

In 2014, Avishai extensively toured with his trio, and his Almah project ‘trio with strings’, worldwide. Furthermore, Avishai produced and presented All Original, released on his own label Razdaz Recordz, a beautiful compilation of music celebrating the growing young Israeli Jazz talents and scene.

How did Avishai begin his musical journey?

Avishai’s musical journey began when he was nine years old, when he began playing the piano. After moving to St. Louis, Missouri with his family aged fourteen, he continued to study the piano and began to play the bass guitar. The electric bass put a spell on him when his teacher introduced him to the music of luminary bassist Jaco Pastorius.

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