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Anat Cohen, cl & sax
Brian Lynch, tp
Dave Stryker, g
Helio Alves, p
Nilson Matta, b
Duduka Da Fonseca, dr

Anat Cohen

An established bandleader and prolific composer, idiomatically conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles, Anat Cohen has established herself as one of the primary voices of her generation on both the tenor saxophone and clarinet. She began clarinet studies at age 12. Ms. Cohen’s accomplishments have been recognized in a flurry of awards and distinctions from critics and fans alike. Winner of five consecutive Jazz Journalists Association “Clarinetist of the Year” awards and winner of DownBeat critic’s & Reader’s polls in the clarinet category (2011), Anat continues to perform around the world in various musical settings.

Brian Lynch

A vital force and emergent legend within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, Grammy Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro Phil Woods. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released 19 critically acclaimed CDs.

Dave Stryker

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Kevin Mahogany, Javon Jackson, Eliane Elias, and many others, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was recently voted once again one of the Top Guitarists in the 2014 Downbeat Critics and Readers polls for the 7th time. His growing discography so far encompasses 27 albums as a leader and over 47 albums as a sideman.

Brazilian Trio - Nilson Matta, Helio Alves, Duduka Da Fonseca

The Brazilian Trio consists of the three sought-after top Brazilian jazz musicians Helio Alves, Nilson Matta and Duduka DaFonseca. They often played at the Jazzfestival Bern (with Joe Henderson, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron, Claudio Roditi, amongst others). They also played and/or recorded with artists like Airto Moreira, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Scofield, Gerry Mulligan, Hendrik Meurkens, Dave Samuels, Flora Purim and many others.


Tue. 5th - Sat. 9th May 2015

1st Concert 7:30 p.m.
(Doors 7:00 p.m.)

2nd concert 10:00 p.m.
(Doors 9:30 p.m.)

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