Avishai Cohen Joins Blue Note


Blue Note has announced that it has signed a worldwide deal with bassist/composer/singer and bandleader Avishai Cohen. Cohen’s debut release for Blue Note—his 11th album as an ensemble leader—will be recorded in December in Paris with the release scheduled for spring ‘09.

Born April 20, 1970, in Israel, the eclectic artist is considered to be one of the biggest new stars on the international jazz scene, reaching out to a broad audience around the world and becoming a much in demand musician. He most recently was appointed artistic director for the Eilat Red Sea Festival.

“To me, the Blue Note label means some of my favorite jazz albums of all times, whether it’s Wayne Shorter or Lee Morgan,” Cohen said. “I am very proud and excited to be a part of this family.”

More info: avishaimusic.com

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