Join us for a CoPA Artist Hour on International Jazz Day, featuring two stellar School of Jazz and Contemporary Music faculty members, superstar clarinetist-saxophonist
Anat Cohen and acclaimed keyboard player Adam Holzman.
Ever charismatic, prolific and inspired, Grammy-nominated clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. As The Wall Street Journal says, “What’s not to love about a young clarinetist and saxophonist who plays everything we love – modern jazz, world music, “hot” New Orleans style jazz – and does it all brilliantly?”
The perennial winner of “Clarinetist of the Year” titles from DownBeat, JazzTimes, and the Jazz Journalists Association, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross credits Cohen with “bringing the clarinet to the world” and The New York Times hails her a “Master.”
Keyboard player Adam Holzman was a member of the Miles Davis Band from 1985 to 1989. He performed with the trumpet legend in more than 200 concerts worldwide and can be heard on the albums "Tutu," "Live Around the World,” “Rubberband” and "Complete Montreux” box set (Warner Bros.). In 1988 he became Miles's musical director. Adam won an award from the Jazz Journalists Association for his work co-producing (with Bob Belden) the 6 CD Miles Davis boxset, "The Cellar Door Sessions" (Sony).
Adam has also performed and recorded extensively with Grover Washington, Jr., Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, Michel Petrucciani, Steps Ahead, Wallace Roney and many others. Since 2011 Adam has been touring and recording with British rocker Steven Wilson, and can be heard on award-winning albums “Hand.Cannot.Erase” and “The Raven That Refused To Sing.”
For his session and live performances, Adam was praised by the New York Times for "innovative keyboard work," and by Keyboard magazine as "one of the most promising synth soloists." Adam was nominated for 'best electric jazz keyboard player' by Keyboard magazine, and has been a regular finalist in the Prog Magazine keyboard player’s poll for the past 8 years.
Adam has released 10 CDs as a solo artist and with his own band, Adam Holzman & Brave New World. His most recent album is “Truth Decay” (distributed by Sony/The Orchard), which features many guest artists and was met with critical acclaim.