Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer, Emmet Cohen, has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instructions at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. Cohen says playing jazz is “about communicating the deepest levels of humanity and individuality; it’s essentially about connections.”
At the Bing Studio, Cohen and his trio will join forces with jazz legend and NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan. At 90 years of age, Jordan is a pioneer in the world of scatting and an early adopter of singing alongside the upright bass. Her preference for bass and voice led to several collaborations with bassists, including Arild Andersen, Harvie S, and Cameron Brown. Jordan is the pioneer in bass/voice duo in jazz, starting in the early 1950s and continuing to the present.
A pre-concert conversation will be held from 6:15-6:45 with Loren Schoenberg and the Emmet Cohen Trio.
This program is generously supported by the Koret Foundation. The Koret Jazz Project is a multiyear initiative to support, expand, and celebrate the role of jazz in the artistic and educational programming of Stanford Live.