PREVIEW/ PRIZE DRAW: Avishai Cohen’s New York Division (Barbican Thurs 16th July)

Avishai Cohen’s ‘New York Division’ are playing the Barbican, this Thursday 16th, 7.30pm. The group consists of the leader on bass and vocals, plus Kurt Rosenwinkel – Guitar, Nitai Hershkovits – Piano, Diego Urcola – Trumpet and three-time Grammy nominee, Steve Davis – Trombone and Daniel Dor – Drums. It is Avishai Cohen’s only UK date this year, the only chance to see this project in the UK.

Avishai Cohen – Photo credit: Youri Lenquette

Interviewed recently about this band, Avishai Cohen emphasized their ability to traverse different modes of expression. The piano and drums are his regular colleagues from the (From Darkness) trio. He finds the New York Division combines “the best of all worlds, great musicians fom New York. With this group I can perform Hebrew and Ladino songs, and the hard bop thing mixed with middle eastern influences.”

QUICK DRAW: We will have a pair of tickets as our Wednesday prize draw reserved for newsletter readers, and the winner will be drawn at midday on the same day.

LINK: Avishai Cohen New York Division website

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