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Anat Cohen, Israeli multi-instrumentalist and composer and one of the best clarinetists in the world living and working in the USA, will perform on 27 May this year in Rovinj as a part of the Avantgarde Jazz Festival.

Cohen performes all over the world, including the most prestigious jazz clubs such as Village Vanguard and Jazz Standard, and she will hold the concert on the Monte stage at 9 p.m. Along with Cohen (saxophone), Jason Lindner will perform on the piano, Daniel Freedman on the drums and Joseph Martin on the double bass.

Apart from performing as a member of trio The 3 Cohens, she is a permanent member of Diva Jazz Orchestra, which has worked with legendary jazz players: Nancy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, Slide Hampton and Diane Schuur, she also plays in Five Play Jazz Quintet. She has worked with Wynton Marsalis''s Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as well. She is a permanent member of the Choro Ensemble from New York who perform traditional Brasilian choro music, Duduka Da Fonseca''s NY Samba Jazz who play Brasilian jazz, the Brasilian pop Brazooca Band, Afro-Latin band Mango Blue, etc. As a guest, she has performed with numerous orchestras, such as The New York Pops orchestra or The Binghamton Philharmmonic Orchestra.

Israeli muliti-instrumentalist Anat Cohen topped the Rising Star – Clarinet category in Down Beat Magazine''s critic poll for the best jazz artists of the year several times, and she also ranked highly in the Rising Star - Soprano and Tenor Saxophone categories. In their special edition, JazzTimes magazine dedicated an article to her and put her shoulder to shoulder with jazz greats such as Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus or Joshua Redman. The same magazine declared her the fifth best jazz clarinetist, right behind the legendary Don Byron, Eddiea Daniels, Ken Peplowski and Paquito D''Rivera.

The winner of several prestigious awards, an innovator who understands the tradition of jazz and respects it, Anat Cohen leads her own ensambles with which she recorded the following albums: “Place & Time” (Anzic Records, 2005.) which was declared the best debut album in New York in that year, “Poetica” (Anzic Records, 2007.) on which she plays clarinet only, and “Noir” (Anzic Records, 2007.) which was recorded with an orchestra. JazzTime included albums “Poetica” and “Noir” in fifty best jazz releases in 2007. Her last album „Notes From The Village“ was put out in 2008.

Advance tickets to the concert can be bought in Maistra''s hotels: Monte Mulini, Eden, Park and Adriatic and at all other Eventim sales places and online on Advance tickets cost 120,00 Kunas for sitting section and 100,00 Kunas for standing section.

This season the Avantgarde Jazz Festival, with Maistra as general sponsor, will gather some of the greatest names of the world jazz scene and in this way add to the cultural and tourist offer of the town, and give both domestic and international audience the pleasure of listening to music at prestigious locations in Rovinj. Julian Lage Group opened the festival with a concert in Maistra''s butique hotel Monte Mulini, and after the performance of the Anat Cohen Quartet, acknowledged organist and keyboardist Dr. Lonnie Smith will perform with his trio on 10 June in hotel Monte Mulini. In July, the audience can expect three great jazz concerts. The first will be held on 1 July in hotel Monte Mulini by the New Gary Burton Quartet led by Gary Burton, the musician who has introduced the style of four-mallet technique in vibraphone playing and popularised duet format in jazz. A week after the New Gary Burton Quartet, on 8 July, one of the most famous pop and R&B singers, a top jazz guitarist and multiple Grammy winner, George Benson will give a concert in the ex Tobacco factory. Return to Forever IV, the leading group of the 1970''s jazz fusion movement led by Chick Corea, will perform on 17 July on the meadow of hotel Eden.

Partners and media sponsors of the Avantgarde Jazz Festival, apart from Maistra, are the Tourist Board of Rovinj, Zagrebačka banka, Coca Cola, Ožujsko, Jutarnji list, and

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