WBGO Jazz Series: Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso
Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
(5:30 PM Doors)
54 Below, New York, NY
Phenomenal young Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, celebrated in Brazil as a virtuoso player of “choro” music, presents the New York Premiere of her Choro Aventuroso band in a week long engagement at 54 Below.
“Choro” (pronounced SHOH-roh) is described as “the New Orleans jazz of Brazil,” as it is folkloric, improvisational music dating from the early part of the 20th Century. Just like jazz, blues, and ragtime, “choro” melds formalized structures seamlessly with cultural elements from all over the world.
With Choro Aventuroso, Anat Cohen collaborates with contemporary Brazilian and American musicians to create a passionate, swinging blend of jazz, samba, classic chorinhos, and constant surprise, not to be missed.