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Sunday
06
MAY

Emmet Cohen Trio

16:00
19:00
Detroit Groove Society
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The Detroit Groove Society is proud to present the Emmet Cohen Trio in a rare Detroit appearance, in an intimate house concert setting. Emmet brings with him his regular bandmates, bassist Russell Hall and drummer Evan Sherman.
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an expansive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.
Emmet Cohen is committed to the intergenerational transfer of artistic knowledge, history, and traditions. His signature professional undertaking is the "Masters Legacy Series," a celebratory set of recordings and interviews honoring legendary jazz musicians. He serves as both producer and pianist for each album in the series. The goal of this landmark, ongoing project is to provide musicians of multiple generations a forum to transfer the unwritten folklore that is America's unique musical idiom. Cohen has observed that playing true jazz "is enriched immeasurably by connecting and studying with jazz masters, forging backward to the very creation of the art form." Volume one of the "Masters Legacy Series" features drummer Jimmy Cobb, and volume two spotlights bassist Ron Carter.
Emmet Cohen's exacting piano artistry has been recognized in many significant forums. He placed first in both the American Jazz Pianists competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011). He was a finalist in the prestigious American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellowship (2015, 2011) and the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition (2011). Cohen has appeared in world-renowned jazz events, including, the Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Bern, and Edinburgh jazz festivals and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also performed at the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, London's Ronnie Scott's, Jazzhaus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and was received in the Oval Office by President Obama. He is currently Hammond B3 organist-in-residence at Harlem's SMOKE jazz club.
Cohen is leader of the "Emmet Cohen Trio" and is a member of Christian McBride's trio, "Tip City," the "Herlin Riley Quartet," and the "Ali Jackson Trio." He also serves as pianist and music director for jazz vocalist and television personality Lea DeLaria. Cohen has appeared regularly with Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, and Brian Lynch, among other luminaries. His recordings include the "Masters Legacy Series featuring Jimmy Cobb" (2017); "New Directions" (2016) with Herlin Riley; "Questioned Answer" (2014), co-produced with Brian Lynch; "Infinity" (2013), featuring his Italian Trio; and his acclaimed debut CD "In the Element" (2011), with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Rodney Green.
A powerful and charismatic performer, Emmet Cohen possesses wide-ranging talents that are reinvigorating the contemporary arts world both domestically and internationally and are received enthusiastically worldwide.
If you wish to attend this concert, please reserve your seat by responding no later than May 1, 2018. Admission is $40 per adult, and $15 for students and is good for two sets of music. Contact us at arothman@comcast.net, or Andrew Rothman, 6650 Torybrooke Circle, West Bloomfield, MI 48323, ph. (248) 703-6301. We know you will not want to miss this performance by some of the most exciting players in jazz, in an intimate setting!