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Wed, May 04


The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO


2021's rising jazz star of the year Emmet Cohen, with a handful of piano awards already under his belt, is now a Mack Avenue recording artist and tours with greats such as Ron Carter, Christian McBride, and New Orleans' own Herlin Riley. $10 Admission

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May 04, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

The Sandbar @ The Cove at UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA

About The Event

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation's advancement of music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three. Downbeat Magazine observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship." He leads his namesake ensemble, the Emmet Cohen Trio, is a vibrant solo performer, and is in constant demand as a sideman.   

In addition to leading the Emmet Cohen Trio, Cohen has appeared regularly with Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Houston Person, Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Brian Lynch, and Lea DeLaria, among others.  He is a member of Christian McBride's trio Tip City and serves as pianist and music director for jazz vocalist Veronica Swift.  In recent years, Cohen held membership in both the Herlin Riley Quintet and the Ali Jackson Trio.  He is a Mack Avenue recording artist whose premier album on that label, "Future Stride" (2021), features contemporary stars Marquis Hill and Melissa Aldana.   

Emmet is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis. He placed first in both the 2014 American Jazz Pianists Competition and the 2011 Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida and, as a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, he was received in the Oval Office by President Obama.   We welcome Emmet for his New Orleans debut at this season's program! 

Sets at 7:00pm and 8:30pm.

Admission is $10 at the door  |  All Ages 

THE SANDBAR is LOCATED at 100 Founders Rd. at "The Cove" on the campus of the University of New Orleans. (Enter from 2000 Lakeshore Drive)

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