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Emmet Cohen

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Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. 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 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 level of humanity and individuality; it's essentially about connections," both among musicians and with audiences

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Uptown In Orbit

Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Finger Buster; Uptown in Orbit; My Love Will Come Again; Spillin' the Tea; Li'l Darlin'; The Loneliest; Uptown in Orbit(Reprise); Distant Hallow; Mosaic; Venus de Milo; Braggin' in Brass.

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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Detroit Jazz FestivalHart Plaza and Campus Martius jny:Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2022 The main lobby of the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center was abuzz with greetings and joyful conversation. You could feel the ardent positivity in the room as well as you could feel the near ninety-degree heat and accompanying steady ...

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Article: Live Review

The Baylor Project at the DC Jazz Festival

Read "The Baylor Project at the DC Jazz Festival" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine


The Baylor Project The District Wharf The DC Jazz Festival jny: Washington, DC September 3, 2022 The 18th Annual DC Jazz Festival (August 31—September 4, 2022) closed out five days of music with a weekend of spectacular performances at The District Wharf, an outdoor space teeming with restaurants, shopping and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Emmet Cohen has one foot in the tradition, and another in the future

Read "Emmet Cohen has one foot in the tradition, and another in the future" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Within about a week of home quarantine in March 2020, pianist Emmet Cohen started live-streaming shows every Monday night from his apartment in Harlem.At first it was just Cohen and his bandmates, drummer Kyle Poole and bassist Russell Hall, set up in Cohen's living room. Eventually they started inviting guests, and Emmet's Place became ...

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Article: Rising Stars

Meet Vocalist Anais Reno

Read "Meet Vocalist Anais Reno" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. When she was eight years old, Anais Reno (now 18) began taking voice lessons from singer/songwriter Sarah Tolar. “I feel very grateful to her," Reno said, “because after a couple of months of working together, she sensed that maybe some older American Songbook music would be ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

Album

This Bitter Earth

Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: This Bitter Earth; How Lovely to Be a Woman; You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught; Getting to Know You; The Man I Love; You’re the Dangerous Type; Trust in Me; He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss); As Long as He Needs Me; Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong; Prisoner of Love; The Sports Page; Sing.

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Future Stride

Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Symphony Raps; Reflections at Dusk; Toast To Lo; Future Stride; Second Time Around; Dardanella; You Already Know; Pitter Panther Patter; My Heart Stood Still; Little Angel.

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Keeper of the Flame

Label: D Clef Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Big P; Bye Bye Blackbird; Hand in Glove; Blame It on My Youth; Blues by Four; Naima; Elusive; Get Organized; Passion Dance.


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