This year, Jacobs’ premier Brent Wallarab Jazz Ensemble will be joined by the fabulous New York-based Emmet Cohen Trio!
An internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, dedicated music educator, and artist-in-residence at the University of Indianapolis, Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts, communicating with other musicians and audiences at what he terms “the deepest level of humanity and individuality.”
“Cohen and his trio . . . make virtuosic, breathtaking music carefree and entertaining: an underappreciated, yet visceral proof of early-jazz greatness.”
“[Cohen is] not just the poster man for contemporary jazz, breathing 2020s finesse onto early twentieth-century swing, he is a supremely gifted and impassioned artist of the highest order.”
— All About Jazz
“Emmet is one of the most dynamic young musicians on the scene today.”
— Christian McBride, Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist
*The Jazz Celebration was this season’s WFIU/WTIU MemberCard benefit.