Friday, October 15, 2010

AVISHAI COHEN- comes to pdx!

Although it isn't part of JEWISH ARTS MONTH , this blog will attempt to post highlights of the Jewish Arts in the Portland community.


PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival presented by U.S. Bank, announces the October 23rd appearance by Avishai Cohen. The Israeli-born and Paris-based EMI-France recording artist is set to perform at the Winningstad Theater, an intimate 300 seat venue located within the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. This rare Portland area performance by the celebrated bassist will begin at 7:30 PM.
Cohen is a musician who has been called a jazz visionary of global proportions by DownBeat, and was declared one of the 100 Most Influential Bass Players of the 20th Century by Bass Player Magazine. Cohen is not only renowned around the world as an influential double bassist and profound composer, but also as a visionary bandleader that is following in the footsteps of Charles Mingus, Dave Holland, Jaco Pastorius, Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Stanley Clarke, and even Sting.
*Note: Limited seating is available for this event.
Tickets may be purchased online at
or in person at the PCPA box office.