Avishai Cohen (trumpeter)
Cohen with the SFJAZZ Collective in 2015
|Born||May 23, 1978|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Genres||Jazz, post-bop, bebop|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, bandleader|
|Labels||ECM, Anzic, Fresh Sound|
|Associated acts||SFJAZZ Collective, Lemon Juice Quartet, Third World Love, 3 Cohens, Triveni, Tea for 3|
Cohen was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. He grew up in a musical family with his saxophonist siblings: sister Anat Cohen and brother Yuval Cohen (soprano saxophone). At the age of eight Avishai asked his mother if he could begin taking trumpet lessons. At age ten, Avishai began playing with the Rimon Big Band, He recalls, "I had a box I stood on." As a teenager Avishai toured with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
After graduating from Berklee, Cohen went on to win 3rd place in the Thelonious Monk jazz trumpet competition in 1997.
- The Trumpet Player (Fresh Sound, 2003)
- After the Big Rain (Anzic, 2007)
- Flood (Anzic, 2008)
- Seven (Anzic, 2008)
- Introducing Triveni (Anzic, 2010)
- Triveni II (Anzic, 2012)
- Avishai Cohen's Triveni, Dark Nights (Anzic, 2014)
- Into the Silence (ECM, 2016)
- Cross My Palm with Silver (ECM, 2017)
- Playing the Room with Yonathan Avishai (ECM, 2019)
- Big Vicious (ECM, 2020)
Third World Love
- Songs and Portraits (Anzic, 2012)
- Sketch of Tel Aviv (Self+Small's, 2006)
- Avanim (Self, 2004)
- New Blues (Anzic, 2003)
- Third World Love Songs (Fresh Sound, 2002)
- Family (Anzic, 2011)
- Braid (Anzic, 2007)
- One (Self, 2003)
- "Tightrope" (Anzic, 2013)
- New Song (Motéma, 2014)
- Suite of the East (Anzic, 2012)
- Live at Smalls (SmallsLIVE, 2011)
- Free Forever (Smalls, 2011)
- Arrival (Fresh Sound, 2007)
- The Ancient Art of Giving (Smalls, 2006)
- Marlon Browden Project (Fresh Sound, 2003)
- Keren Ann, Nolita (Metro Blue/Blue Note, 2005 )
- Keren Ann, Keren Ann (EMI, 2007)
- Anat Cohen, Place & Time (Anzic, 2005)
- Anat Cohen, Noir (Anzic, 2006)
- Jason Lindner, Live at the Jazz Gallery (Anzic, 2007)
- SFJAZZ Collective, Live 2010:7th Annual Concert Tour (SFJAZZ, 2010)
- Gregory Tardy, Monuments (SteepleChase, 2011)
- Mark Turner, Lathe of Heaven (ECM, 2014)
- Leichman, Abigail Klein. "One family, three world-class jazz musicians". Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- Collar, Matt. "Avishai Cohen". Retrieved March 11, 2011.
- Deluke, D.J. "Avishai Cohen: Trumpet Trio Makes Strong Mark". Retrieved November 4, 2011.
- Avishai Cohen: Introducing Triveni. NPR, February 4, 2011.
- Jazz, All About. "Avishai Cohen: Into the Silence". www.allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved March 7, 2016.