(photo: Bojan Hohnjec)

Concert Dates 2018/2019

Trio Show:
19/3 – Théâtre d’Angoulême, Angoulême, France

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Avishai Cohen Trio

Avishai Cohen – bass, vocals

Elchin Shirinov – piano

Noam David – drums

** Itamar Doari – percussion

Over the last two decades bassist, singer,composer and band leader Avishai Cohen, has earned his reputation as one of the world’s greatest bassists. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown. Now with his new Trio he brings fresh compositions and arrangements to the stage, as well as performing many audience favourites from his past recordings and live shows.

Accompanying him on stage is a new talent ,pianist and composer Elchin Shirinov from Azerbaijan, who has been inspired since an early age by great musicians and who always knew he wanted to be become a jazz pianist.

Avishai is also joined by an old school friend, the creative and distinctive Noam David, a drummer whose rich style and complex polyrhythmic sounds have contributed greatly to the ever growing music scene in Israel and has accompanied Avishai for many years in the music.

** On selected tours and performances Avishai other worldly partner is the multi-talented and gifted Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari, who has previously recorded and performed worldwide alongside Avishai in varied formations, featuring on past album successes such as ‘Aurora’ (EMI / 2009), ‘Seven Seas’ (EMI / 2011) and ‘1970’ (Sony 2017).

“The stage is undoubtedly a place where Cohen feels at home, so much so that attending one of his live performances is probably the best way to get acquainted with his music universal.”

“An extremely unique and established musician in the Jazz world, with a huge international profile. His constant innovation and works, combined with his vast musical knowledge and unique compositions continue to excite and inspire all types of audience ,blurring the lines and breaking down barriers between genres, bringing his musical innovation to the wider public.”


Press Quotes

‘Concerts like this are unique and unrepeatable, and as such a privilege for the lucky ones present’
– Intro (Portugal)

‘Seldom has one heard such an intensive concert sprinkling all genre borders like this
…a master of integration.’
– Rhein Main Presse (Germany)

‘Bassist and composer, Avishai Cohen is back and he couldn’t be any better’
– Hassina Mechaï, Toute Le Culture (France)

‘Avishai Cohen’s playing is as remarkable for its melodic audacity as its technical prowess.’
– l’Alsace (France)

‘It’s a unique and captivating blend.’
– The Guardian, Observer (UK)

‘The Israeli bassist has become a real jazz star, and this is clear from the over-crowded concert room. […]
Avishai does something extra, besides dexterous patterns, he also looks at the space and mixes this with classical influences where he bows, instead of plucking. No doubt this concert was the highlight of the festival!

– Jazzism (Holland)