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SOLD OUT - Jazz Nights – Ellington, Miles, Coltrane and more featuring Tal Cohen (USA)
Friday 31 July 7.00pm
Two of Australia’s finest jazz artists combine to bring you a night of your favourite jazz repertoire. Expect to hear songs like My Favourite Things and Somewhere Over a Rainbow, played by the best in the business!
Jamie Oehlers – Saxophones
Tal Cohen – Piano
Zac Grafton – Bass
Daniel Susnjar – Drums
Tal Cohen is a Grammy award winning Australian jazz pianist currently located in Miami. He has received much acclaim including winning the Barry Harris National Piano Competition and was the recipient of the prestigious Freedman Fellowship him performed to a sold out crowd at the Sydney Opera House.
Recently, Tal Cohen has been playing around the Globe with Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby, Ignacio Berroa, Joe Lovano and others. He currently leads his own ensemble which has performed at Iconic jazz festivals and venues that include Jazzbez Jazz Festival (Ukraine), Detroit Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz Festival (Australia), a three week residency at the Black Cat (San Fransisco) and his most recent album “Gentle Giants” has received international acclaim, gaining him many reviews, including a 4 star review from the historic Downbeat Magazine. Cohen’s become one of the most in demand pianists as he continues to tour the globe with his unique blend of Jewish melodies, traditional jazz Harmony and an impeccable rhythmic pallet, forging a path to be remembered.
Jamie Oehlers is one of Australia’s leading jazz artists and saxophonists. In 2003 Jamie was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and has won numerous awards in Australia, including an Australian Jazz “Bell” Award for Best Australian Jazz Artist and three for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, an ABC Limelight Award for Best Jazz CD Release, an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the ARIA awards for Best Jazz Album. He has performed throughout the world including major festivals like the JVC Jazz Festival in New York, BBC London Jazz Festival, Jazz Yatra in India, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, Galway Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and comprehensively throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has collaborated with many great international jazz artists within Australia and overseas including performances and recordings with Ari Hoenig, Aaron Goldberg, George Garzone, Charlie Haden, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers, Rufus Reid, Geri Allen, Cindy Blackman, Jamie Cullum, Bob Hurst, Megan Washington, Kate Ceberano and many more. Jamie has released 13 CDs as a leader, including his most recent recordings “Night Music”, “Innocent Dreamer” (with Tal Cohen), “The Burden of Memory” (with Paul Grabowsky, Eric Harland and Reuben Rogers), and “Smoke and Mirrors” (with Ari Hoenig).