Bassist, composer and vocalist Avishai Cohen appears at the Barbican on Thursday 9 February 2017 for his only UK date this year. He'll be accompanied by pianist Omri Mor and percussionist Itamar Doari, while the BBC Concert Orchestra are on hand to embolden and embellish under the stewardship of conductor Bastien Still.
The concert will be dedicated to Cohen's close friend and producer-of-choice, the late John Ellson, who sadly died in October 2016. Ellson was the man responsible for introducing Cohen to a wider British audience and a key figure in the Israeli's ongoing artistic development. Commenting on his long friendship with Ellson, Cohen said: "‘I met Mr John Ellson (Elsi) around 1999. I can't think of anyone else I’ve met in this business that was so generous, real and purely good like John. I will miss him dearly, especially his wonderful sense of humour."
– Spencer Grady
– Photo by Tim Dickeson
For more details visit www.barbican.org.uk