Monday, November 8, 2010

Avishai Cohen

I just bought Avishai Cohen's new CD Aurora. If you even kind of like jazz, world music, or just want to support and Israeli artist, I suggest you do the same.

The man is a composer, arranger, singer - in many different languages - and he plays a mean bass. He's also the artistic director of the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat. In addition, Avishai is backed by a fabulous team of musicians, each as engaging as he is.

If you need further persuasion, just look at this photo from his concert in Toronto on October 19.

That's right. He had the entire (sold out) audience on their feet and dancing. How many seated concerts have you been to where that has happened? I've been to hundreds of concerts and this was a first for me.

Buy the CD, it's worth a listen.

Casandra Campbell
(Photo: ZK Photography)

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