Gold Coast Jazz Society 2023-2024 Concert Season

Emmet Cohen Trio

Emmet Cohen Trio

Emmet Cohen Trio
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Emmet Cohen
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary" he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at "the deepest level of humanity and individuality." Cohen plays with the command and passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.

He presents jazz performance lectures through the YoungArts Foundation and Lincoln Center's "Jazz for Young People" program. Cohen has appeared at the Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Bern, and Edinburgh jazz festivals, among others, and at many famous music venues, including Rose Hall and the Kennedy Center.

He has also played in legendary international nightspots, such as Birdland, the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazzhaus Montmartre, Ronnie Scott's and is the Hammond B-3 organist-in-residence at Harlem's Smoke jazz club.

Cohen holds jazz piano degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) and the University of Miami (B.M.). In 2019 he won the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellowship and in 2011 the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.

Cohen has performed or collaborated with Debbie Allen, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Lea DeLaria, Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Ali Jackson, Bill T. Jones, Brian Lynch, Christian McBride, and Herlin Riley. 

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Yasushi Nakamura
“One of the most commanding voices on bass today…” Yasushi Nakamura is praised for imaginative, quicksilver bass lines that deepen the groove. His blend of guitar-like precision and gut-level blues has sparked collaborations with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hank Jones, Dave Douglas, Steve Miller, etc. With his charismatic stage presence and artful, hard swinging melodic touch, Nakamura is a first-call performer capturing new audiences and fans around the world.

Kyle Poole
Kyle Poole is a drummer, composer and band leader.  Since moving to NYC, he has performed with Paul Jeffery, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Mike Ledonne, Peter Bernstein, Frank Lacy, Stacy Dillard, Joel Frahm and many others.  Poole was a semi-finalist for the 2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Competition.  Currently he performs with his band, Poole and the Gang in the top jazz clubs in NYC.  Learn more about Kyle at

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Event Date 12-07-2022 7:45 pm
Individual Price $65.00

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