Emmet Cohen Trio

Photo Credit Gabriela Gabrielaa

The inaugural Jazz Series visit from award-winning pianist Emmet Cohen took place about three years ago now. Several things struck us. Not yet 30 at the time, his obviously advanced pianism was already quite evident. There was measurable adeptness, technical prowess and fluidity in his playing. However, what impressed us as much as anything: We noticed he grasped and held great respect for jazz history. He also knew how to entertain and interact with the audience, something that not all younger players know how to do. All of this is not surprising when you consider in 2011 - as a 21-year-old - he was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition and that eight years later he won the American Pianists Association Award and the Cole Porter Fellowship.
   Cohen is the creator of the self-produced "Masters Legacy Series," where an historically significant figure, people such as saxophonist Houston Person and Albert "Tootie Heath, record his trio. Cohen is now a nationally and internationally highly acclaimed jazz artist having appeared at major festivals and in prestigeous venues such as the Kennedy Center. Most impressive has been his pandemic-driven inventiveness. While he's not the only musician to launch an ongoing live-stream endeavor, his weekly "Live From Emmet's Place" - with its throwback graphically designed blinking "neon sign" reminiscent of a 1950s club - continues to thrive. During its now-18-month, once-a-week run, "Live From Emmet's Place" has received millions of internet views worldwide, and will serve as the title of his forthcoming release.
   Joining Cohen at Murry's are his long-time cohorts and "Emmet's Place" co-hosts, bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole. 

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021

"Sundays @ Murry's"


Show 1 | Doors: 2:30 | Start: 3:30

Show 2 | Doors: 6 | Start: 7

Emmet Cohen Trio

Emmet Cohen: Piano
Russell Hall: Bass
Kyle Poole: Drums

“Cohen isn’t turning out cheetah-fast melodic lines for the sake of flash. And he’s not overcompensating. His nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he’s above any convoluted technical showmanship.”

- Downbeat

“Thirty years old and one of the finest piano players to emerge in decades…”

- All About Jazz

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