Avishai and his trio with Guy Moskovich (piano) and Roni Kaspi (drums) began 2023 with 2 sold-out shows at concert venues in Germany. Such an inspiring and lovely start to the new year!
2023 is shaping up to be a very exciting, action-packed year for Avishai.
Upcoming shows are scheduled for the trio in February in the Benelux region before they head to Tokyo, Japan to complete a series of shows at the venerable Blue Note. The trio will also be touring throughout the year, hitting Europe, North America, South America and Japan along the way.
On 12th March 2023 Avishai will debut his newest project “Banda Iroko” live at Le Chatelet in Paris.
“Iroko” is inspired and derived from the tradition rooted in Afro-Caribbean music. Alongside Avishai on stage will be some of the very first musicians he performed with in New York in the vibrant downtown club scene of the early 90’s.
‘’‘Iroko’ is a long time dream I have had since knowing and playing with Abraham Rodrigues Jr., a unique singer, conguero and master of Afro-Caribbean music in its full spectrum. I have assembled this all star band to now execute live this amazing project ‘Iroko’‘ Avishai Cohen – November 2022.
“AMITY” DUET WITH MAKOTO OZONE in TOKYO WORLD PREMIERE
On 24th February Avishai and Makoto Ozone will premiere their new “Amity” duet project with 2 special shows at the Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan. This will mark the first time these two giants of jazz will perform together on stage. The “Amity” duet is inspired by Friendship, Peace, Harmony and Mutual Understanding.
Makoto Ozone and Avishai Cohen, are both unique creators of jazz in the world today with substantial paths and careers forged, who are also both closely intertwined to belated jazz legend Chick Corea.
‘’I’m very excited teaming up with Makoto Ozone!
Makoto has a rare kind of command on piano mastering both classical and jazz abilities which to me is the perfect combination.’’ Avishai Cohen – November 2022.
”Ever since I heard Avishai for the first time, making music with him someday has been my dream. Now I am finally getting to play with him. I can’t describe how excited I am to find out, what it feels like to be in the world of music written by true genius. This is my chance to gain and grow again…. I simply can’t wait!” Makoto Ozone November 2022
AT THE MOVIES
Tel Aviv Beyrouth : Avishai’s original music score and debut acting role to premiere 1ST February in Paris, France.
With the backdrop of the 1980s Israeli-Lebanese conflict, this powerful film portrays the journeys of two women separated from their families by the border and war. Directed by Michale Boganim, Avishai composed the original music score and also makes his acting debut!
Check out the trailer here:
NEW WORLDWIDE RELEASE
‘Sensitive Hours’ (Shaot Regishot) CD and Vinyls releasing worldwide 20th January 2023.
Sensitive Hours (Shaot Regishot) The Gold-selling album initially released in Israel only is now available everywhere on CD and Vinyl which includes a special song booklet with English translations of all the lyrics!
Sensitive Hours (Shaot Regishot) was released originally in 2008 in Israel to wonderful acclaim all over Israel.
Says Avishai, ‘’The album is a very special collection of music featuring many original songs in my native language Hebrew, and marks my first extended foray into using my voice as an instrument. The album was an amazing success for me on both a personal and business level. It achieved Gold sales status alongside massive airplay and popularity, but equally importantly, it encouraged me to continue using and developing my voice, which continues to feature prominently in my music today.’’