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Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro

May 4, 2017 | 7:30 pm

- $30 – $35
The Old Church

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Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen has been the winner of nine consecutive Jazz Journalist Association awards for Clarinetist of the Year, multiple DownBeat Critics and Readers Polls, and a wealth of other accolades. An established bandleader and prolific composer, Cohen’s music is a unique blend of modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Anat has toured the world with her quartet, headlining at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals. Over the past couple of years, Cohen has become a hit with Portland jazz fanatics, and for this appearance she will be collaborating with Trio Brasileiro in what promises to be an amalgamation of jazz and the traditional choro music of Brazil.

What’s not to love about a young clarinetist and saxophonist who plays everything we love—modern jazz, world music, “hot” New Orleans style jazz—and does it all brilliantly?” – The Wall Street Journal


Formed in 2011, Trio Brasileiro has already made a name for itself as an ensemble worthy of international attention. Their stunning virtuosity is matched with remarkable musicianship and a deep devotion to the language of music, allowing them to achieve a one-of-a-kind sound that shares equal parts understated subtlety and irresistible groove. But it is their love of the traditional music of Brazil and the connection between brothers – by birth and by bonds of friendship – that create a very rare and profound beauty.

Trio Brasileiro is dedicated to performing the great traditional choro music of Brasil including their own compositions, which are modern reflections of that great traditional musical form. Dudu, Douglas and Alexandre live in Brazil and have been touring as a trio in the U.S. with overwhelming success, with sold out performances and standing ovations all along the country.