Jazz Octets and Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen

Venue: Cook Recital Hall, Music Building

MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence

An internationally acclaimed virtuoso of jazz clarinet and saxophone and member of all-women big bands, Anat Cohen brings her expressive style to the Michigan State University College of Music for a week of teaching and touring supported by the MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence program.

Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. She has toured the world, headlining at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals. In March 2015, Anzic Records released Luminosa, her seventh album as a bandleader. 

Cohen was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and raised into a musical family. She attended the Tel Aviv School for the Arts, the "Thelma Yellin" High School for the Arts and the Jaffa Music Conservatory. After graduation, she discharged her mandatory Israeli military service duty from 1993-95, playing tenor saxophone in the Israeli Air Force Band.

After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, she moved to New York and spent a decade touring with Sherrie Maricle’s all-woman big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. She also worked in such Brazilian groups as the Choro Ensemble and Duduka Da Fonseca’s Samba Jazz Quintet. She is a fixture on the New York scene at such clubs as Birdland, the Village Vanguard, Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Iridium, Joe’s Pub, Greenwich House, and the Jazz Gallery, as well as other top clubs across the country and around the world.

More about Anat Cohen residency

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Reserved seating $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students and those under the age of 18.


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