Tuesday December 29, 2015
From The Huffington Post
Anat Cohen Swings in the New Year on Toast of the Nation
By Penny Schwartz
Boston – In a New Year’s Eve encore of a not-to-be-missed performance, master reed player Anat Cohen kicks off 2016 on National Public Radio’s Toast of the Nation, a musical celebration featuring jazz giants from across the country.
In addition to Cohen, the coast-to-coast musical journey includes live concert recordings of Wycliff Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, the late trumpeter Clark Terry, who died last February, and a tribute to Allen Toussaint, the influential New Orleans R&B songwriter and producer who died in November.
Cohen’s noteworthy concert is a rebroadcast of her 2009 show for Boston’s First Night that dazzled its audience at Berklee Performance Center and across the airwaves on Toast of the Nation’s 30th anniversary show.
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