Anat Cohen, jazz clarinetist-saxophonist

MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence

Anat Cohen, jazz clarinetist-saxophonist
Residency Schedule Overview

February 6-12, 2017

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. She has toured the world, headlining at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals. In March 2015, Anzic Records released Luminosa, her seventh album as a bandleader. 

Cohen was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and raised into a musical family. She attended the Tel Aviv School for the Arts, the "Thelma Yellin" High School for the Arts and the Jaffa Music Conservatory. After graduation, she discharged her mandatory Israeli military service duty from 1993-95, playing tenor saxophone in the Israeli Air Force Band.

After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, she moved to New York and spent a decade touring with Sherrie Maricle’s all-woman big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. She also worked in such Brazilian groups as the Choro Ensemble and Duduka Da Fonseca’s Samba Jazz Quintet. She is a fixture on the New York scene at such clubs as Birdland, the Village Vanguard, Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Iridium, Joe’s Pub, Greenwich House, and the Jazz Gallery, as well as other top clubs across the country and around the world.

Official website for Anat Cohen

Anat Cohen press release

  • Monday, Feb.6, Press Day and Workshop, MSU
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, Rehearsals and MSBOA District 8 Jazz Festival, Mason High School, Mason
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, Northview High School, Grand Rapids, and Rockford High School, Rockford
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, East Lansing High School, East Lansing, and Fowlerville High School, Fowlerville
  • Friday, Feb. 10, Williamston Middle School, Williamston
  • Friday, Feb. 10, Cook Recital Hall, Music Building
  • Saturday. Feb. 11, Oxford High School, Oxford           
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, Carr Center Arts Academy, Detroit