Emmet Cohen | Coltrane Festival
George Coleman / Eric Alexander
Thursday, December 22, 2022
7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
George Coleman [tenor saxophone] Eric Alexander [tenor saxophone] Emmet Cohen [piano] Peter Washington [bass] Joe Farnsworth [drums]
George Coleman, a renowned performer and living legend, joins forces with a most illustrious protégé, the great Eric Alexander for an intergenerational tenor saxophone summit meeting for the ages. Coleman and Alexander will be joined by dazzling pianist Emmet Cohen, rock-solid bassist John Webber and thrilling drummer Joe Farnsworth. Downbeat says, “When you hear the tenor sax of George Coleman, you know it’s him within a few notes. That deep spark of a tone evokes a time and place—be it his historic work with Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, or as a leader in his own right,” and that “Eric Alexander can play the tenor saxophone—never doubt that. He has the chops, power and passion that make him one of the most blazingly bad-assed saxophonists of his generation.”
“A pair of passionate tenor saxophonists.” – The New Yorker
Emmet Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards.