Anat Cohen

Photo used with permission from David Margolis. Credit: Shervin Lainez

Israeli Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Composer, and BandleaderBorn in 1979Jazz and Post-Bop

Fast Facts

  • Born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Plays the clarinet and saxophone
  • Studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA
  • Currently lives in New York City
  • Served in the Israeli military and performed in the Israeli Air Force band
  • Began her career touring with an all-woman big band called the Diva Orchestra 
  • Founder and bandleader of the Anat Cohen Tentet
  • Declared Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007
  • Heavily influenced by Brazilian music and Latin traditions
  • Performs and records with her brothers, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Yuval Cohen