"Anat does what all authentic musicians do: She tells stories from her own experiences that are so deeply felt that they are very likely to connect listeners to their own dreams, desires and longings."
— The Wall Street Journal
Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. The Jazz Journalists Association has voted Anat as Clarinetist of the Year eight 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.
- Anat was born in Tel Aviv, Israel
- Began clarinet studies at age 12
- Graduated from both the Tel Aviv School for the Arts & Berklee College of Music
- Was the 1st Israeli to headline at the Village Vanguard
- World's greatest jazz festivals invite Anat to perform (JVC, Chicago, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, etc.)
Anat Cohen and her songs tell authentic stories that are deeply intertwined with the human experience. Her effervesence is deeply resonating and her versatility allows her to embrace a diverse palate of styles, from jazz standards and Brazlian Choros to compelling original compositions.
Here's a clip of Cohen performing "Putty Boy Strut" (originally by Flying Lotus) from her album LUMINOSA:
The Anat Cohen Quartet return to WAC
Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7pm & 9pm
Tickets are $15-30 and can be purchased online here, by calling 479.443.5600 or in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office located in Nadine Baum Studios.