Friday, August 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marcus Garvey Park
124th St. and Fifth Ave., Manhattan
World-renowned clarinet player leads troupe of jazz artists through multiple sounds as a part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
There are very few connoisseurs of the clarinet in this world, and Anat Cohen surely reigns supreme amongst these select woodwindists. With a wonderful outpouring of vigorously harmonious tunes, the Tel-Aviv born Cohen leads her gifted team of ten on a jazzy voyage through multiple forms (with tinges of Brazilian, Eastern European, New York and New Orleans traditions). Her band’s blend of jazz and folk truly melds musical rituals from all over the world. Unanimously proclaimed as clarinet queen (the New York Times unequivocally states that she is a “Master”), top Jazz critics and publications rave about her sound. “With the clarinet she becomes a singer, a dancer, a poet, a mad scientist, laughing — musically — with the sheer delight of reaching that new place, that new feeling, with each chorus,” according to JazzTimes. Time and again, she is awarded the “Clarinetist of the Year” distinction from DownBeat, JazzTimes and the Jazz Journalists Association. With six solo albums so far, and eight collaborative records, Cohen simply loves to create and play. And one more thing, she’s also an expert saxophonist.
with Musical Director Oded Lev-Ari
Anat Cohen – Clarinet
Oded Lev-Ari – Musical Director
Christopher Hoffman – Cello
Stuart Mack – Trumpet
Nick Finzer – Trombone
Owen Broder – Baritone Sax & Bass Clarinet
James Shipp – Vibraphone & Percussion
Vitor Gonçalves – Piano & Accordion
Idan Morim – Guitar
Joe Martin – Bass
Anthony Pinciotti – Drums
Camille Thurman, multitalented saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer and educator is a young musician emerging on the horizon, acquiring an impressive list of accomplishments that extend well beyond her years. Her lush, velvety, rich & warm sound on the tenor saxophone has eluded others to compare her sound to the likeness of tenor greats Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and Lester Young to name a few. Camille’s ability to sing 4 octaves and perform vocalese has given her the capability to influence audiences with melodies reminiscent to the sounds of Minnie Riperton, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Her ability to take the sounds evocative of yesteryear’s legends and creatively pair them with the nuances, edge ad freshness of today’s music has not only expanded the possibilities of jazz in the upcoming generation but also gained her the respect of audiences in Israel, Switzerland and around the world.
An accomplished performer and composer in her own right, Camille has shared the stage with Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Golson, Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys and many other jazz and R&B icons. Camille leads her own quartet, which has toured Russia, performed at the International Women in Jazz Festival, the Super Jazz Ashdod Israel Jazz Festival and many others around the world. Camille was a runner up in the 2013 International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has appeared on BET’s Black Girls Rock as the saxophonist in the All Star Band and has performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Standard, just to name a few. Camille released two albums on the Hot Tone Music Label –Origins and Spirit Child.