Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m. — Davis Concert Hall, UAF
This is the jazz night out you’ve been waiting for. If you’re not sure what a jazz night out should sound like, this is it! Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen and his namesake ensemble, the Emmet Cohen Trio, are joined by French jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee, for an evening of superb musicianship infused with grace, soul and a blithe spirit.
Emmet Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Award and has appeared at international jazz events including the Newport, Monterey, Detroit, North Sea, Bern, Edinburgh, and Jerusalem jazz festivals. Drummer Kyle Poole is based in New York City. He has performed in New York’s most esteemed jazz clubs, culminating in a weekly residency at Small’s Jazz Club lasting nearly three years. Bassist Russell Hall, originally from Jamaica, has performed in some of the most renowned venues and festivals around the world, such as The Appel Room, The St. Lucia Jazz Festival, The Apollo, and The Marciac Jazz Festival.
The trio will be joined by Grammy-nominated Cyrille Aimee. The singer won the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition, and co-starred with Bernadette Peters in a Stephen Sondheim tribute at New York’s City Center.
The Emmet Cohen Trio with Cyrille Aimee is part of the Bill Stroecker Jazz Festival.
“Boundless talent” – Glide Magazine
“Emmet Cohen makes his music with an unabashed, heart-on-your-sleeve exuberance and love for the future as past and vice versa.” – All About Jazz
“Virtuosic, breathtaking music, carefree and entertaining” – Downbeat