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Jazz Pianist, Emmet Cohen brings contemporary talents to Norfolk Arts Center.

To say that up and coming musician Emmet Cohen is destined for legendary status would not at all be understating his talents and ability. On Wednesday, September 20 Jazz Pianist, Emmet Cohen will both host an all ages workshop and also showcase his talents in a performance at the Norfolk Arts Center during his tour of the Midwest. The 90 minute workshop begins at 4:00 p.m. and evening performance will follow at 7:00 p.m. with all events taking place at the Norfolk Arts Center. 

All ages Workshop:
Wednesday, September 20 • 4:00 p.m. • NAC
$50 per student. Scholarships available, please contact NAC for details

Evening Performance:
Wednesday, September 20 • 7:00 p.m. • NAC
Tickets: $20 Public | $16 NAC members

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts.  A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an expansive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. 

In addition, Emmet Cohen has established a comprehensive role in the world of the creative arts that extends beyond performing.  He is avid about the inter-generational transfer of artistic knowledge, history, and traditions. Cohen visits 50 schools yearly through Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Jazz for Young People” program and regularly presents jazz history and performance lectures.  To honor the pioneers of America’s unique musical idiom, Cohen is producing the “Masters Legacy Series,” a celebratory set of recordings and interviews honoring legendary jazz musicians–he is the pianist on the first recording featuring Miles Davis drummer Jimmy Cobb.  Additionally, Cohen has been involved with interdisciplinary programs directed by choreographers Debbie Allen and Bill T. Jones. 

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