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Avishai Cohen Trio ‘Shifting Sands‘

Avishai is back on stage again after a long period off the road due to the Covid 19 pandemic worldwide. ‘I have missed so much the stage, my fans, and touring in general. I am so thrilled to perform live music with my fans in safer environments and conditions; music heals.'

Over the last two decades Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has earned his reputation as one of the world's greatest bassists. It is however as a composer that his musical statement has grown extensively throughout the world, and with his captivating live performances, unique sound and musical statement is attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans.

Over the last twenty five years he has grown to be one of the heavyweights of contemporary jazz, with a catalogue to rival those of even the most legendary in the field of jazz... and beyond.  His  Cohen music has shaped and influenced many. 

With his new trio, Cohen will present music from his latest celebrated trio album ‘Shifting Sands.’ Performing brand new original compositions, alongside fan favourites and repertoire from his vast musical library. Shifting Sands highlights the special alchemy that Cohen’s music provides: fresh and expansive melodic lines, diverse and sophisticated rhythms and a musical elegance that only he can achieve.” Cohen, who has always distinguished himself in the past as a great promoter and discoverer of new, young gifted musicians, once again Cohen brings exceptional talent with this young fresh new trio configuration, Guy Moskovich on piano and young Israeli drummer Roni Kaspi.

Guy has been on Avishai’s radar for a few years, and at 26 years old he has already established himself as one of the most in-demand pianists and composers of his young generation in both Israel and New York City. Roni Kaspi, born in Israel in July 2000, recently graduated for Berklee College of Music, USA. During the lockdown early in 2022, she met Avishai Cohen, with whom she performed virtually on Facebook. This distant interaction immediately developed into a strong musical connection, which led to her being invited to partner Avishai on tour from September 2020.

Expect high emotions and wonderful interactions between the trio and fans. “The stage is undoubtedly a place where Cohen feels at home, so much so that attending one of his live performances is probably the best way to get acquainted with his musical universe.’’

Cohen plays through flashes of genius: it is impressive the spectrum of sounds and chromaticism’s he can generate by plucking at different points and with different intensity each string of the double bass or playing it like a guitar or cello with a bow.

— All about Jazz (Rimini live Show ) - Emmanuel di Tommaso