Emmet Cohen Trio
October 20, 2023
Emmet Cohen Trio
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generations pivotal figures in music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki-method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. Downbeat observed that his nimble touch, measured stride, and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate hes above any convoluted technical showmanship. In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; its essentially about connections with both musicians and audiences. In constant demand as a sideman, he leads his namesake ensemble, the Emmet Cohen Trio, and is a vibrant solo performer. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.
Cohen has appeared regularly with Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Houston Person, Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, and Brian Lynch, among others. Cohen is also a member of Christian McBrides trio Tip City, the Herlin Riley Quartet, and the Ali Jackson Trio. He serves as pianist and music director for jazz vocalist and television personality Lea DeLaria.
His recordings include Masters Legacy Series, featuring Ron Carter (2018); Masters Legacy Series, featuring Jimmy Cobb (2017); & New Directions (2016) with Herlin Riley; Questioned Answer (2014), co-produced with Brian Lynch; Infinity (2013), featuring his Italian trio; and his acclaimed debut CD In the Element (2011), with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Rodney Green.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium on the campus of SUNY Schenectady (View)
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|