Leonie Cohen Trio
- Date: Sunday, 1 May 2011, 7pm
- Venue: VJ's — North Shore Temple Emanuel, 28 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood , NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $18.00 | Concession: $12.00 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 9419 7011
Leonie Cohen has had a long association with the North Shore Temple, singing with the choir as well as accompanying the choir during special jazz services, and is thrilled to be performing with her trio at the new VJs performance space in Chatswood on May 1. Cohen completed the Jazz Course at Sydney Conservatorium in 1991 and is one of Australia’s foremost jazz pianists and composers. She has performed extensively throughout Australia (Sydney Opera House, Angel Place, Bennetts Lane, Spiegel Tent) and has toured Singapore (Raffles Theatre), Shanghai (Glamour Room), Hong Kong (Fringe Theatre) and Japan (JCC). Cohen has composed music for film, theatre, and dance productions. Most recently she composed the music for and played in the productions Monkey Shines and Darlingwood Tales commissioned by and performed at the Sydney Opera House.
Leonie recorded her debut CD Jerusalem-Leonie Cohen Plus (Jazzgroove Records) for the ABC in 2005, featuring her comtemporary arrangements of Jewish melodies. She has recently recorded again for the ABC as a trio, and will release this CD mid 2011.
Joining her for this performance will be Hugh Fraser – double bass (Don Burrows, Ten Part Invention, Dewey Redman, Mike Nock and James Morrison) and Toby Hall – drums (the Sandy Evans Trio, Paul Capsis, The Catholics, Tina Harrod and Monsieur Camembert)
'What we have here is a recital of Jewish melodies by a contemporary jazz ensemble of the highest order………. Cohen plays absolutely beautifully. Superb.' John Clare - Sydney Morning Herald
'Cohen’s piano is glorious. Not only is her playing extremely tasteful and sure, her sound is beautiful - a considerable achievement on an instrument as impersonal as the piano.' Greg Levine - Jazz Australia November
'Cohen’s own playing is spacious and lyrical whether soloing or in support. The music is seductive and melodic and the solos are often exquisite.' Dave Curry - Canberra Times
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