Jazz has always had its share of notable Jewish artists, from Benny Goodman to Sammy Davis, Jr., to Arnie Lawrence, founder of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. This tradition continues today, supported by a new wave of young Israeli jazz musicians making their mark in New York. And according to a recent piece in The Tablet, a journal of Jewish culture, The New School is playing a major role in the movement.
Nine percent of Jazz students are Israeli, a number that reflects a growing interest in jazz among young people from Nazareth to the Negev. In The Tablet article, Jazz director Martin Mueller reports that these artists are making an important contribution to the field: It’s the Israeli musicians that come who are keeping the flame of the bebop tradition alive.,
The Tablet article focuses on saxophonist Anat Cohen, who will be performing at The New School on April 6 as part of Scott Kettner’s Forro Brass Band.
Read the article on The Tablet‘s website.