Young American rising star Emmet Cohen gathers several shifting styles in his inventive musical expression. Educated in both jazz and classical music, he goes in and out of genres but often finds home in a classic swing style characterized by a playful elegance that we in the Nordics know from Bengt Hallberg.
Emmet Cohen won the 2019 American Pianists Awards and was a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. Cohen has appeared at major international jazz festivals and at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall and Washington’s Kennedy Center, in addition to headlining the Village Vanguard and other classic jazz clubs in New York .
During the lockdown, he created “Live From Emmet’s Place”, a weekly live stream that received millions of views worldwide.
At age 33, Emmet Cohen has released six solo albums performing, recording or collaborating with Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Christian McBride, Kurt Elling and Billy Hart.
This evening, under Fasching’s colorful lanterns, he is visited by one of Sweden’s best trumpeters, Karl Olandersson.
Karl Olandersson originally comes from Hedemora and is one of the most appreciated jazz trumpeters in Sweden. In addition to his own quartet, Stockholm Swing All Stars, Trinity, Stockholm Jazz Orchestra and Beat Funktion, he is frequently employed as a jazz soloist in many contexts but also frequently appearing in TV productions such as Let’s Dance, Idrottsgalan and Allsång på Skansen . As a trumpeter, Karl is inspired by all the giants of jazz history, from Armstrong to Marsalis, and through them has developed a personal way of expressing himself characterized by spontaneity, technical and rhythmic finesse, sense of melody and a great variety in register and dynamics.
About the gig with the Emmet Cohen Trio, Karl Olandersson says:
“So incredibly fun to have the chance to play with one of the best pianists around and a world-class trio”
Emmet Cohen – piano
Philip Norris – bass
Kyle Poole – drums
Karl Olandersson – trumpet