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Clarinet virtuoso and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Anat Cohen and guitarists Sheryl Bailey, Gilad Hekselman, and Romero Lubambo perform Cohen’s composition “J Blues” during her concert on March 10, 2023 as part of the 2022-23 Season, broadcast on Fridays Live.
About the concert:
Night two of Anat Cohen’s Resident Artistic Director week features the woodwind virtuoso accompanied by guitarists Sheryl Bailey, Gilad Hekselman and Romero Lubambo.
Like Cohen, Hekselman hails from the creative cauldron that is the Israeli jazz scene and has been a regular collaborator with the clarinetist over the years.
He is a remarkable guitarist who has recorded and performed with a host of established jazz veterans including Chris Potter, John Scofield, Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks, and Jeff “Tain” Watts. He won the 2005 Gibson Montreaux International Guitar Competition and has released 10 masterful recordings including his 2022 Edition Records release Far Star.
Called “one of the new greats of her chosen instrument” by DownBeat, Sheryl Bailey was a finalist in the 1995 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition and has recorded nine albums as a leader, many in the classic organ trio format. She’s worked with Richard Bona, Harvie S., Ingrid Jensen, Mike LaDonne, and David Krakauer, and is a member of Anat Cohen’s Tentet.
A towering figure in Brazilian music, Rio-born Romero Lubambo gained recognition through his work with Astrud Gilberto and Herbie Mann, and formed the iconic Trio da Paz with drummer Duduka da Fonseca and bassist Nilson Matta in 1986. He’s released 20 albums as a leader and collaborated with a staggering list of jazz greats including Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Barron, and Dianne Reeves, with whom he continues to tour and record.
Anat Cohen: clarinet, bass clarinet
Sheryl Bailey: guitar
Gilad Hekselman: guitar
Romero Lubambo: guitar
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