“The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.”—Chicago Tribune
Anat Cohen explores the full range of the clarinet’s possibilities with exhilarating, brilliant effect. The Tel-Aviv native and New York transplant is known for drawing on her diverse musical loves; with her new group, Churo Aventuroso, she is doing just that. The band adapts the Afro-Western, improvisatory, instrumental music “churo,” providing fertile grounds for Cohen’s virtuosity to develop and explore.
The Jazz Journalists Association has voted Cohen “Clarinetist of the Year” nine years in a row, and she has topped both the Critics and Readers Polls in the clarinet category in DownBeat magazine every year since 2011. Fresh Air’s Terry Gross credits Cohen with “bringing the clarinet to the world” and the New York Times hails her a “master.” In addition to Cohen, Churo Aventuroso features Vitor Gonçalves (accordion/piano), Cesar Garabini (seven-string guitar), and Sergio Krakowski (pandeiro).