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Emmet Cohen Trio | Historic Temple Theatre of Viroqua

Starting on April 06, 2024 8:00 pm
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

Emmet Cohen Trio

Saturday, April 6, 2024
8:00 PM (CDT)

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Cohen and his trio host the most-viewed online jazz show in the world, “Live from Emmet’s Place,” with episodes receiving millions of views, featuring special jazz-great guests like Christian McBride, Joe Lovano, or Cyrille Aimee, to name just a few.

A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. DownBeat magazine observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride, and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship." In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is "about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; it's essentially about connections," both among musicians and with audiences. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. "Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades…” - Zachary Weg, All About Jazz
Emmet Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards.

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