For the first time in two years, bassist/composer Avishai Cohen is returning to the U.S. as part of his North American tour. The nine date tour covers eight cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Cohen is a unique jazz musician who blends Middle Eastern, eastern European and African-American styles. Born in Israel to a musical family, Cohen first studied piano before switching to the electric bass after discovering Jaco Pastorius. He has performed with Chick Corea and has accompanied Bobby McFerrin, Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, and Alicia Keys.
Avishai Cohen North American Tour Dates:
- October 16, 2010: World Financial Centre, New York, NY, US (free concert)
- October 17, 2010: Olin Arts Centre, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, US
- October 19, 2010: Koffler Centre of the Arts, Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- October 20 – 21, 2010: Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, US
- October 22, 2010: Jazz Bakery’s ‘Movable Feast’, Musicians Institute, Los Angeles, CA, US
- October 23, 2010: Winningstad Theatre at Portland Centre for the Performing Arts, Portland, OR, US
- October 25, 2010: San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, La Jolla, CA, US
- October 26, 2010: Teatro de la Ciudad de Mexico ‘Esperanza Iris’, Col. Centro, Mexico DF