Pianist Tal Cohen (USA) returns to Perth for a 3 night residency with a rotating line-up of Perth’s finest players at The Ellington Jazz Club.
Night Two of Tal Cohen’s residency at The Ellington sees one of Australia’s most talented Jazz exports join forces with one of Australia’s most prominent jazz saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers, to create some inspirational and thought provoking music.
Jamie and Tal have been performing together now for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings, teaming up with artists like Ari Hoenig and Robert Hurst and performing together in various ensembles. This setting allows for an exploration of melody and space, tone and dynamics.
This duo perform music from the great American songbook, as well as original material composed specifically for their project, Innocent Dreamer.
More on Tal:
Now based in the US, Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Gedera, Israel. He graduated from WAAPA in 2008 and immediately began accumulating awards and prestigious performance opportunities. He was the 2015 winner of the Freedman Fellowship Award and in 2014 won the Barry Harris Piano Competition in the US. He has become a regular performer with iconic jazz figures such as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby and Robert Hurst and continues to tour the world performing his unique brand of improvised music.
More on Jamie:
In 2003 Jamie was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival and has won numerous awards in Australia, including “Bell” Awards for Best Australian Jazz Artist and Best Album, an ABC Limelight Award for Best Jazz Release, a James Morrison Scholarship, an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Recording Industry Award’s for Best Jazz Album. His career has seen him lead groups throughout the UK, US, Europe and Asia, promoting the 12 CD’s he has produced as leader.