Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro - 5/15/17Monday, May 15 2017 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
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Clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen has always felt a deep connection to the musical traditions of Brazil — an influence readily apparent in a number of her original recordings and live performances. Over numerous trips to Brazil, Anat has found kindred spirits in the remarkable musicians of Trio Brasileiro, whose devotion to the language of music and love of Brazilian music she shares. Consisting of the celebrated guitarist, Douglas Lora; one of Brazil’s finest mandolinists, Dudu Maia; and the amazing percussionist, Alexandre Lora; Trio Brasileiro joined Anat Cohen on a collaborative album released in 2016, Alegria Da Casa which, as the title suggests, is a work of pure joy. Anat & Trio Brasileiro look forward to the release of a second recording and tour dates around the world in Spring 2017, performing music that celebrates the rich and varied culture of Brazil, blended with Anat's ebullient brand of jazz.
ANAT COHEN Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing one of Anat’s headlining sets with her quartet at the North See Jazz Festival, DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader who danced and shouted out encouragement to her group – whooping it up when pianist Jason Lindner followed her clarinet trills on a Latin-flavored number. . . With her dark, curly, shoulder-length hair swaying to the beat as she danced, she was a picture of joy.”
The Jazz Journalists Association has voted Anat as 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. That’s not to mention years of being named Rising Star in the soprano and tenor saxophone categories in DownBeat, as well as for Jazz Artist of the Year. In 2009, ASCAP awarded Anat a Wall of Fame prize for composition and musicianship, among other honors. Earning this acclaim, Anat has toured the world with her quartet, headlining at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals as well as at such hallowed clubs as New York’s Village Vanguard and at Columbia University’s prestigious Miller Theatre.
TRIO BRASILEIRO Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro has already made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. Their stunning virtuosity is matched with remarkable musicianship and a deep devotion to the language of music, allowing them to achieve a one-of-a-kind sound that shares equal parts understated subtlety and irresistible groove. But it is their love of the traditional music of Brazil and the connection between brothers – by birth and by bonds of friendship – that create a very rare and profound beauty.
Trio Brasileiro includes the celebrated guitarist and full time member of the award-winning Brasil Guitar Duo, Douglas Lora; one of Brazil’s finest mandolin virtuosos, Dudu Maia, and the amazing percussionist and brother of Douglas, Alexandre Lora.
Trio Brasileiro is dedicated to performing the great traditional choro music of Brasil by Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and others, as well as their own compositions, which are modern reflections of that great traditional musical form. Trio Brasileiro’s discography includes Simples Assim (2012), Alegria da Casa - featuring the amazing clarinetist Anat Cohen (2015) and Caminho do Meio (2015).
Dudu, Douglas and Alexandre live in Brazil and have been touring as a trio in the U.S. since 2011 with overwhelming success, with sold out performances and standing ovations all along the country. The trio has performed with great success in New York, Chicago, Boston, Bay Area, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Bloomington, Louisville, Cedar Rapids, and beyond.