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 since arriving in New
York in 1999.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Anat grew up with musical siblings; her older brother, Yuval, is himself a
saxophonist of note, and her younger brother, Avishai, is one of New York’s busiest trumpeters. She
began clarinet studies at age 12 and played jazz on clarinet for the first time in her Jaffa conservatory’s