Thursday July 19, 2012
Podcast 288: A Conversation with Anat Cohen
When Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll appeared earlier this month, to no one’s surprise, Anat Cohen captured the award as Best Clarinet player, and earned the Rising Star award on Tenor Saxophone. She was a dual winner at the Jazz Journalists’ Awards for Clarinetist of the Year and Multi-reeds Player of the Year. She is an inspiring performer and composer, and is at the top of her game on any number of instruments.
She is also an entrepreneur, as she and her partner Oded Lev-Ari have created Anzic Records, an independent label that features recordings by and Anat and her siblings Avisahi and Yuval, as well as their various groups and projects, Going beyond the immediate family, Anzic also has released works by Israeli musicians Eli Degibri and Omar Avital; singers Amy Cervini and Melissa Stylianou; saxophonist Joel Frahm, and the Wavery Seven.
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