Aug 24 at 8 PM: Arts Garage presents the Tal Cohen Jazz Ensemble. "A special talent that needs to be heard… Check him out!” – DownBeat Jazz Magazine
Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Israel. After moving to Australia at the age of 16, Tal continued his music studies at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he completed his Bachelor degree jazz performance.
Currently, Tal is attending the University of Miami in the United States, where he received a full scholarship and teaching assistantship to complete his Masters degree under the mentorship of Martin Bejerano. During his time in the states he has had the opportunity to play with drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, and West Coast-based trumpeter John Daversa.
One of the highlights of Tal’s career occurred when he received a call from Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard to play a show with his Quintet at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Blanchard also invited him to perform with the “Terence Blanchard Quintet” at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Most recently, Tal appeared at the Perth Jazz Festival alongside acclaimed New York saxophonist Greg Osby.
“Tal Cohen is one of the brightest stars playing the piano to come along in a long time and has the promise of being at the top of the curve changing our minds about music.”
–Terence Blanchard, DownBeat
Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret-style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.