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Anat Cohen performs with her quartet, Clarinetwork – Benny Goodman & Beyond, at Litchfield Jazz Festival 2010
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Anat Cohen performing at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Anat Cohen performing at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Anat Cohen performing at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Anat Cohen performing at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt and Anat Cohen in performance at the Django Reinhardt Festival in NYC
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Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, & Anat Cohen on The Jazz Cruise 2011
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Don Byron, Oran Etkin, Darrell Grant, Anat Cohen and Avishai Cohen at panel during 2011 Portland Jazz Festival
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Anat Cohen at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
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Anat Cohen Quartet performing during the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Festival
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Anat Cohen Quartet at 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Anat Cohen, backstage at 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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During the past decade, Anat Cohen has emerged as a major clarinetist and tenor saxophonist. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, she is the older sister of trumpeter Avishai, and the younger sister of saxophonist Yuval. Anat Cohen began on clarinet when she was 12, playing in her Jaffa conservatory’s Dixieland band. When she was 16, she joined the school’s big band and learned to play tenor. That year Cohen began majoring in jazz at the Thelma Yelin High School of the Arts. After graduating, she served in the military during 1993-95, playing tenor in the Israeli Air Force Band. In 1996 she moved to Boston to study at Berklee. Among her teachers were Phil Wilson, Hal Crook, George Garzone and Bill Pierce.

While at Berklee Cohen discovered world music and performed locally with jazz, klezmer, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian popular music groups. The wide experience served her well for when she arrived in New York in 1999; she started out working with the Brazilian pop band Brazooca, the Choro Ensemble and New York Samba Jazz. She has played lead tenor with Sherrie Marciel’s Diva Jazz Orchestra, has performed 1920s jazz with David Ostwald’s Gully Low Jazz Band since 2004 and teamed up with her brothers in the Three Cohens. Already considered one of the top clarinetists in jazz, Cohen can also be heard on tenor, soprano and alto. She leads her own quartet, which also includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman, bassist Eduardo Perez and drummer Fereric Nemeth. Anat Cohen’s debut album as leader is 2005’s Place and Time. In 2007 she released Noir and Poetica, two diverse CDs that show off some of the musical talents of Anat Cohen.

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Articles on Anat Cohen

02/14/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Anat Cohen Announces Tour Dates

10/11/12    Features    By Geoffrey Himes

Anat Cohen: Swing Dancer

09/26/12    Concerts    By Scott Krane

Anat Cohen at the Village Vanguard 9/22/2012

11/15/11    Community Articles    By Atael Weissman

3 Cohens Sextet with Jamey Haddad All Arab Jazz Ensemble

09/05/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Detroit Jazz Festival, Day Three: Music & Fireworks

08/03/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

NPR to Broadcast, Webcast Newport Jazz Festival

07/07/11    Concerts    By Sharonne Cohen

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: Live at the Gesù

08/09/10    Concerts    By Ken Franckling

CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival

05/06/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Litchfield Jazz Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Blockbuster Lineup

03/10/10    Key of G    By George Wein

Here's to the Ladies

March 2010    Before & After    By Larry Appelbaum

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12/30/09    News    By Aubrey Everett

NPR Hosts Nine Hour Marathon of Live Jazz on New Year's Eve

10/06/09    News    By Lee Mergner

“Highlights in Jazz” Concert Series Kicks Off 37th Season

05/08/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival Next Weekend

March 2009    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Notes From the Village
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January/February 2009    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

2008 Year in Review: Top 50 CDs

10/29/08    Concerts    By Jeff Tamarkin

Anat Cohen at the Vanguard

09/25/08    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Tudo É Jazz Festival

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May 2008    Features    By Andrew Gilbert

The Israeli Jazz Wave: Promised Land to Promised Land

January/February 2008    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

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June 2007    Saxophonics    By Chris Kelsey

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June 2007    Saxophonics    By Chris Kelsey

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June 2005    Albums    By David Franklin

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June 2005    Albums    By David Franklin

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Place & Time

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Braid

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Poetica

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Noir

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Notes From the Village

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