Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen

Real Name:
Avishai Cohen
Born in Israel in 1970, Cohen began his musical studies on piano. The family moved to St. Louis for a while during his teen years, where Cohen picked up his passion for jazz, and switched to bass. After returning to Israel for a few years, he moved to New York in 1992, where he began making his mark on the jazz scene.

After attending both the New School and Mannes College of Music in New York, Israeli-born Avishai Cohen performed with such fellow students as pianist Brad Mehldau, and after taking lessons from bassist Andy Gonzalez, he peformed in a Latin jazz band that included Abie Rodriguez and Ray Santiago. Acquiring a deep knowledge and understanding of Latin Music and Jazz, Cohen got the call from pianist Danilo Perez to join his trio, and in 1996 became a founding member of Chick Corea's sextet 'Origin'.

Until late in 2003 Avishai was a member of the Chick Corea New Trio and has accompanied other jazz note-worthies, including Bobby McFerrin, Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, Nnenna Freelon, Claudia Acuña, Paquito D'Rivera, and has recently made a studio recording with Pop-Soul artist Alicia Keys, and performed concert works with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and The Boston Pops Symphony.

He has been called a "jazz visionary of global proportions" by DownBeat and was declared one of the 100 Most Influential Bass Players of the 20th Century by Bass Player Magazine.

Not to be confused with the trumpet player Avishai E. Cohen.
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Avishai Cohen Discography


MVCL-24007 Avishai Cohen Adama (Album) Stretch Records MVCL-24007 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
SCD-9021-2 Avishai Cohen Devotion (Album) Stretch Records SCD-9021-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
FSNT 016CD Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio featuring Avishai Cohen, Jorge Rossy Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio featuring Avishai Cohen, Jorge Rossy - East Coast Love Affair(CD, Album) Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 016CD Spain 1999 Sell This Version
UCCJ-3004 Avishai Cohen Colors (Album) Stretch Records UCCJ-3004 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
SCD-9036-2 Avishai Cohen + The International Vamp Band Avishai Cohen + The International Vamp Band - Unity(CD, Album) Stretch Records SCD-9036-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
SSC 4601 Avishai Cohen Lyla Sunnyside SSC 4601 US 2003 Sell This Version
NTCD393-NTQ99, Avishai Cohen Continuo (Album) Sunnyside NTCD393-NTQ99, France 2006 Sell This Version
HN 4531 Avishai Cohen As Is ... Live At The Blue Note(CD, Album + DVD) Half Note Records, Inc. HN 4531 US 2007 Sell This Version
HL-02-8289 Avishai Cohen Sha'ot Regishot(CD, Album) RazDaz Recordz HL-02-8289 Israel 2008 Sell This Version
5099969491726 Avishai Cohen Aurora (Album) Blue Note 5099969491726 France 2009 Sell This Version
PL343 Avishai Cohen Lyla(CD, Album) Plus Loin Music PL343 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
5099907063121 Avishai Cohen Seven Seas (Album) Blue Note 5099907063121 France 2010 Sell This Version
5099962415729 Avishai Cohen With Nitai Hershkovits Avishai Cohen With Nitai Hershkovits - Duende(CD, Album) Blue Note 5099962415729 France 2012 Sell This Version
0825646396818 Avishai Cohen Almah (Album) Parlophone 0825646396818 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

509990940132 7 Avishai Cohen Seven Seas(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Blue Note 509990940132 7 France 2010 Sell This Version
509990263512 5 Avishai Cohen Ani Aff(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Blue Note 509990263512 5 France 2011 Sell This Version


none Avishai Cohen 03 ~ 08(4xCD, Comp, Box) Razdaz Recordz none Europe 2010 Sell This Version


PRO_ST03-2 Avishai Cohen And The International Vamp Band* Avishai Cohen And The International Vamp Band(CD-ROM, Promo) Stretch Records PRO_ST03-2 US 2001 Sell This Version

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