Daniel Cohen Performed at “Internationally Ellington”
A participant in NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational mission, tenor saxophone player and AICF grant recipient Daniel Cohen performed with a hand-picked ensemble of young jazz players in the "Internationally Ellington" concert, last March 31 and April 1 in New York.
The concert celebrated the international side of Duke Ellington. “Duke played with musicians all over the world, incorporated so many people into his band, wrote music for all the different cultures – everything from the Far East Suite to the Shakespearean suite (Such Sweet Thunder) to the Latin American Suite to the Liberian Suite,” says Wynton Marsalis, speaking of Ellington. “Duke was out there in front, dealing with the world as a singular place.”
The young talent was mentored by Steve Wilson, Herlin Riley, and Walter Blanding.
In the photo, L-R: Herlin Riley (Mentor), Daniel Cohen (tenor sax), Walter Blanding (Mentor), Zoe Obadia (alto sax)
Photo credit: Lawrence Sumulong