A recognized prodigy, Emmet Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique and concept. Cohen believes that “jazz is about communicating the deepest level of humanity and individuality; it’s essentially about connections – both among musicians and audiences.”
Emmet Cohen’s exacting piano artistry has been recognized in many significant forums. He placed first in both the American Jaz Pianist competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011). He was a finalist in the prestigious American Pianists Association’s Cole Porter Fellowship (2015, 2011) and the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition (2011). Cohen has appeared in world-renowned jazz events including the Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Ern and Edinburgh jazz festivals and the New Orleans and Heritage Festival.
Emmet Cohen has established himself also in the world of the creative arts. Cohen visits 50 school yearly through Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Jazz for Yong People” program and regularly presents jazz history and performance lectures.
Cohen holds a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and Bachelors Degree from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
Cohen’s possess wide-ranging talents that are received enthusiastically worldwide.
Emmett Cohen is a YAMAHA artist.