Tal Cohen Jazz Ensemble with special guest, vocalist Ashley Pezzotti
Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English
The City of Miami Beach presents First Friday, featuring The Tal Cohen Jazz Ensemble with special guest, vocalist Ashley Pezzotti. Winner of the Detroit Jazz Festival's 2014 Barry Harris National Piano Competition, Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Israel.
"Tal Cohen is among the best of a very few young inspired pianists I’ve encountered in my travels… Tal’s playing is full of passion, focus and creativity”- Joe Lovano
Capturing the heart of audiences with her extensive repertoire and roots in traditional jazz and bebop, Ashley Pezzotti creates an atmosphere of excitement that will transport you to another place and time. Her style is reminiscent of the great Anita O’day and June Christy, and she performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years. Ashley was 1 of 8 vocalists in the nation selected to participate in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble (in 2013 and again in 2014) where she was given the opportunity to perform at the Official Grammy After Party, the Official Grammy Nominee Party, and the American Country Awards on national television. Additionally, she was the YoungArts winner for Jazz Voice in 2013, and was named a YoungArts winner for Popular Voice in 2014. Over the years, Ashley has been given the opportunity to study under incredible musicans including Grammy award winner Plácido Domingo, Cyrille Aimée, Kenny Barron, Branford Marsalis, Cheryl Bentyne, Kevin Mahogany, and Julie Silvera. She has performed with Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Chick Corea, Delfeayo Marsalis, Vampire Weekend, and Arturo Sandoval.
Table service is available from local restaurants. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.
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