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Emmet Cohen Trio | Gold Coast Jazz Society

Starting on December 07, 2022 7:45 pm
Posted by Daniel McCullough
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

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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Russell Hall
Russell Hall is a jazz artist from Kingston, Jamaica.  He studied jazz at the Dillard Center for the Arts with Christopher Dorsey and at The Juilliard School with Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis and Ben Wolfe.  He has performed and recorded with artists such as Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Kathleen Battle, Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, the Heath Brothers, Jon Batiste, Emmet Cohen and many others.  Russell currently fronts his own group, The Enigmatics. Learn more about Russell at

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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