Rachael Cohen Quartet

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Rachael Cohen Quartet

date
Friday June 28, 2024
time
19:30 - 23:00 (GMT Standard Time)
venue
Sunbeam Theatre
location
79 Barlby Road, W10 6AZ, London Get Directions
tags
Jazz

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Supported by our soundscape designers Bang & Olufsen.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Dinner orders to be taken by 7:15pm

Performance begins at 7:45pm

£30 Table Seating | £15 Standing


Rachael Cohen (saxophone), Will Barry (piano), Ewan Hastie (double bass), Kai Macrae (drums)

Rachael Cohen is highly regarded as one the leading saxophonists on the London Jazz scene, working with a huge variety of musicians from all corners of the globe - most recently with the New York supergroup ARTEMIS. She holds a long-standing residency at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s and has been listed two years in a row as a rising star by the critic’s poll in ‘Downbeat’ magazine. 

Bio

Rachael Cohen, a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation.  Her skills as a composer and improviser have gained her a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond.

“Cohen takes a softly devious approach reminiscent of Lee Konitz – but, as with the canny Cool School veteran, the quietness is deceptive and the subtlety is in the weighting of phrases and the hipness with which she plays off the rhythm section.” – The Guardian

Originally hailing from the Shetland Islands, Rachael began her musical education on the piano at age 4. She picked up the saxophone five years later and kindled an early passion for improvisation. As lead Alto for a number of years in both the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and Tommy Smith’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, she cut her teeth early playing alongside great British and International artists and regularly frequenting venues top jazz venues across the UK.

2012 saw Rachael record her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Halftime’ on Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind Recordings, which catapulted Cohen’s reputation to one of the premier new voices of her generation in the UK’s jazz and improvised music scene. Featuring top UK guitarist Phil Robson, ‘Halftime’ was highly praised nationwide and overseas upon its release in 2013 with four-star reviews from major publications and earning her a spot in MOJO magazines top ten Jazz albums of 2014. 

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