Over the last two decadesInternationallyacclaimed bassist, singer, composer 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 grownextensively throughoutthe world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans.
Avishai will be back on stage after more than a half year of non-touring due to the Covid19 pandemic worldwide. ‘I have missed so much the stage, my fans, and touringin general. I am so thrilled to perform during this exceptional time for all of us.It will be an emotional return for me after a difficult time for everybody and I will be happy to performlive music with my fansin safe environmentsand conditions; music heals .’
Avishai with this new trio lineup, will be presentinghis latest album ‘ Arvoles ‘and other music from his vast music library with partners ,pianist and composerElchinShirinov from Azerbaijan, who has been inspired since an early age by great musicians,whoalways knew he wanted to be become a jazz musician. Elchin, a stable piano chair for the past few years, will feature strongly on Avishai’s new orchestra album scheduled for spring 2021.
Avishai isdelighted to introduce for thefirst timedrummerRoni Kaspi, born July 2000 in Israel, who has been playing the drums since the age of 7. Roni is currently majoring in Performance and Electronic Production & Designat Berklee College of Music, USA, with professors Terri Lyne Carrington and Billy Killson.When lectures went online due to Covid-19, Roni returned to Israel. During lockdown shemet with Avishai Cohen virtually performing with him on Facebook ,which instantly developed into a strong musical connection, resulting in Roni joining Avishai on tourin September 2020.
Expect high emotions and wonderful interaction between the trio and the fans.
‘Arvoles’which means ‘Trees’ in Ladino ( the ancient language spoken by the Sephardic people of the diaspora) was released last year on Cohen own established indie label RazDaz Recordz. Cohen’s 17thalbum as leaderis clearly identified with Avishai own unique DNA and heartbeat
“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.”
“Concerts like this are unique and unrepeatable, and as such a privilege for the lucky ones present”