We are thrilled to announce that Avishai Cohen has been named the recipient of the prestigious Miles Davis Award 2023. The award will be presented to him during his highly anticipated trio performance at The Montreal Jazz Festival on June 30th, an event that has already sold out. André Ménard, the festival’s founder, will be presenting the award to Avishai in front of his devoted fans.
Avishai expresses deep gratitude for this recognition and feels immensely privileged to join the esteemed company of past winners and jazz legends. The Miles Davis Award is bestowed upon a jazz musician who has made significant contributions to the genre and pushed artistic boundaries.
”Avishai Cohen, the 28th recipient of the Miles Davis Award, has solidified his position as a prominent figure on the contemporary jazz scene over the last 25 years. As a bassist, singer, and composer, his repertoire stands tall alongside that of jazz’s greatest icons. Avishai’s latest work, the remarkable album “Shifting Sands,” exemplifies his constant pursuit of musical excellence and innovation.
In receiving this award, Avishai Cohen joins an illustrious roster of acclaimed musicians, including Robert Glasper (2022), Joshua Redman (2019), Béla Fleck and the Flecktones (2018), Jack DeJohnette (2017), Chick Corea (2002), Herbie Hancock (1997) and a host of other esteemed artists who have left an indelible mark on the world of jazz.”
”Congratulations to Avishai Cohen for this well-deserved recognition of his exceptional career and dedication to pushing the boundaries of jazz music”