Pianist Emmet Cohen
Start Date/Time: Saturday, March 25, 2017 5:00 PM
Description:
    Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Downbeat observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship."  In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is "about communicating the deepest level of humanity and individuality; it's essentially about connections," both among musicians and with audiences.  Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an expansive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.

Cohen is leader of the "Emmet Cohen Trio," and pianist and music director for jazz vocalist and television personality Lea DeLaria.  A member of both the "Ali Jackson Trio" and the "Christian McBride Special Trio," he has also appeared regularly with Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Brian Lynch, and Herlin Riley.  His recordings include the "Masters Legacy Series featuring Jimmy Cobb" (2017), "New Directions" (2016), with Herlin Riley; "Questioned Answer" (2014), co-produced with Bryan Lynch; "Infinity" (2013), featuring his Italian Trio; and his acclaimed debut CD "In the Element" (2011), with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Rodney Green.

Showtimes:  5pm & 7pm
Admission:  $10 before 7pm & $15 after 7pm