About Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen is a young Israeli tenor saxophonist, composer, educator and Woodwind Doubler. He started playing the alto saxophone at the Kfar Saba Conservatory at the age of 11.

Daniel graduated with honors in 2019 from the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of the arts and the Tel Aviv Conservatory.

In 2020, he won first place at the Carinthia Jazz International competition, as well as the Kfar Saba Wind Instrument competition.
In 2018, Daniel won the Young Jazz Ensemble Competition and performed with his ensemble at the summer and winter Red Sea Jazz festivals.
In 2014, in Rostov Russia, at the International competition for jazz headed by Igor Butman, Daniel won first place for ages 16-21 and in 2017 won second place for ages 21-30.

Each summer Daniel has been awarded full scholarships for summer workshops around the world with renowned musicians:

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Ingnuity ensemble, 2021

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Big Band under the direction of Mr. Christian McBride, Aspen Colorado, USA, 2018

Berklee Summer Workshop Boston, USA, 2017

Humber College of Music – Toronto Canada, 2016

Rimon Summer Workshop – School of Music, 2014

Youth workshop – Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat, 2014-2015


2022- Jim Widner Scholarship sponsored by Yamaha

2018-2020 - America -Israel Cultural Foundation, Keren Sharet

2017- 2018 - Zfunot Tarbut Foundation

2016-2018 - Tel Aviv Conservatory (Stricker)

Daniel currently lives in New York city, pursuing his degree at The Juilliard school where he continues to create music and perform in Jazz venues in New York and around the world.

Daniel Cohen

Saxophone, Jazz

New York, New York, United States
Grant Recipient

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