An Evening with AVISHAI COHEN and INSO-Lviv Orchestra
Country: Israel - Ukraine
Supported by the Embassy of Israel to Ukraine
Avishai Cohen is an Israeli jazz bassist, double bass player, composer and arranger who gained fame when he became a member of Chick Corea’s band Origin. He has also performed with such stars as Daniel Perez, Bobby McFerrin, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Jeff Ballard, Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, Paquito D'Rivera and many others. Avishai has recorded 15 albums. Chick Corea considers him ‘a genius musician’, and Bass Player magazine named him one of the 100 most influential bassists of the 20th century. Moreover, Avishai is also an amazing singer.
With support from the Embassy of Israel to Ukraine, Avishai will perform together with the INSO-Lviv Academic Symphony Orchestra. The artistic director of the orchestra, which was founded in 1998, is a People's Artist of Ukraine, legendary composer Myroslav Skoryk. The orchestra has won several awards, including a Radio Swiss Classic Love Award, a Golden Disc from Franz Xaver Mozart Klavierkonzerte and others. The performance with Avishai will be a new jazz experience for INSO-Lviv, following the orchestra’s collaboration with composer and pianist Vadim Neselovskyi.
Avishai Cohen - double bass and vocals
Omri Mor - piano
Itamar Doari - percussion
Christian Schumann - conductor