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  • Anat Cohen (2017)

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    Multi-reed player Anat Cohen was born into a musical family in Tel Aviv. After her mandatory military service, during which she played tenor saxophone in the Israeli Air Force Band, she came to the United States to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

    There, Anat gravitated to other students who hailed from South America—particularly Brazil, Argentina and Columbia—and developed a deep love of and facility in many styles of music.

    Anat was a touring member of Sheri Maricle's Diva orchestra for about a decade.

    Anat co-founded the Anzic record label in 2005, kicking it off with her own first release, "Place and Time". She's recorded several acclaimed albums as part of The Three Cohens with her older brother Yuval and younger brother Avishai—they appeared on the cover of Down Beat in 2012.

    Anat often performs with one of her heroes, Paquito D'Rivera, who introduced her on stage at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola as "one of the greatest players ever on the clarinet."
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington Together for the First Time/The Great Reunion Azalea Roulette
    # 2 Stan Getz People Time First Song Verve Gitanes
    # 3 The Three Cohens Family Tiger Rag Anzic
    # 4 João Gilberto Amoroso/Brasil Tin Tin por Tin Tin Warner Bros
    # 5 Antonio Carlos Jobim Stone Flower Brazil Epic/CTI
    # 6 Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Big Nick Impulse
    # 7 Charles Lloyd Mirror La Llorona ECM
    # 8 Beth Carvalho Nome Sagrado Folhas Secas Net
    Book "Something in Hebrew. I am OK with going back to childhood books, not necessarily written in Hebrew [e.g.,] Erich Kästner, or something descriptive of the scenery in Israel [e.g.,] David Grossman"
    Luxury Item A guitar
    Castaways by date
    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun