World-renowned jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen brings her sophisticated style to JCC Rockland — a unique blend of Brazillian choro and samba, combined with classic New Orleans jazz and just a hint of klezmer.
For the past six years she has been named Clarinetist of the Year by
the Jazz Journalist Association, and twice been named Multi-Reeds Player of the Year.

Cohen will be playing with a quartet that features Bruce Barth on piano, Joe Martin on bass and Adam Cruz on drums. Howard Alden will appear as a special guest on guitar. Alden has recorded with such jazz notables as Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, and Mark O'Connor. In 1999, he dubbed the guitar playing for Sean Penn in Woody Allen's film, "Sweet and Low Down."

$25 for General Public, $75 for Patrons
Patrons will receive preferred seating and are invited to attend a private dairy dessert reception immediately following the concert.

Join us, too, as we honor legendary jazz impresario George Wein. The celebrated founder of the Newport Jazz Festival changed the way America appreciates jazz. He will be receiving the JCC award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

This Concert is made possible through the generosity of
Simona & Jerome A. Chazen

Elliott Forrest

Hosting the concert is Elliott Forrest, a Peabody Award winning broadcaster and producer. As a radio personality, Forrest is currently heard on New York's Classical Music Radio Station WQXR, and WNYC. He is the Artistic Director of ArtsRock, a non-profit art organization in Rockland County presenting concerts, conversations and family programming. For more than 12 years he was on the A&E Television Network as host of Breakfast with the Arts and Biography.