The Tal Cohen Qrtet mixes traditional grooves and modern jazz with Israeli folk rhythms and eclectic influences.

Featuring at PIJF:

Tal Cohen – piano
Jamie Oehlers – tenor saxophone
Alistair Peel – bass
David Chiverton – drums

Tal Cohen is an Israeli jazz piano player (based in the US) infusing jazz and traditional Jewish music.

In recent times, Tal was featured on a 3x Grammy-winning album as well as extensive touring around the Globe.

In 2017, Tal Performed to a sold out crowd at the Sydney Opera House. The concert was televised nationally and received over a million views on different online platforms.

Cohen was also the winner of the Barry Harris national piano competition held at the Detroit Jazz festival and was awarded $15,000 as the winner of the Freedman Fellowship held to a sold out crowd at the Sydney Opera House.

In 2017, Tal returned to the Sydney Opera house and Performed to a sold out crowd once again. The concert was televised nationally and received over a million views on different online platforms.

Cohen’s newest album ‘Gentle Giants’ features jazz legends Robert Hurst and Greg Osby and has received overwhelming reviews as well as 4 stars from the acclaimed ‘Downbeat Magazine’ and was recognised as one of the best jazz albums of 2018.

Tal has been playing many jazz festivals and clubs around the world with the Greg Osby Quartet as well as Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano to name a few.

With his own group Tal has had the pleasure of playing the Detroit Jazz festival, Melbourne Jazz festival, Reno jazz festival, Miami Jazz festival, Guatemala Jazz festival and many more.