Moving to New York, he struggled to survive while immersing himself in the jazz scene. Then, after a small gig, fusion legend Chris Corea phoned, and rewarded him with a record contract and a role in his band. He’s since played with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin and many others, all the while carving out a distinctive career on his own.
Now, Cohen is one of the most renowned jazz bassists in the world. He’s also a fine vocalist, who draws upon Latino and Hebrew influences to craft a distinct folk-jazz fusion. This July, he will perform at the Barbican Centre with both his regular trio - pianist Nitai Hershkovits and drummer Daniel Dor – and three New York scene stalwarts, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, trumpeter Diego Urcola and trombonist Steve Davis.
As a live artist, he has a reputation for vital, cathartic performances, creating a frenzy of yiddish klezmer-inspired rhythms; with this sextet, that frenzy might well be magnified.
|What||Avishai Cohen's New York Division, Barbican Hall|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 16 Jul 15, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican’s website|