It’s not exactly a secret that Anat Cohen is smitten with the music of Brazil. Her clarinet is a key voice on the Choro Ensemble’s albums, she’s peppered her own dates with the work of Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Luiz Bonfa, and Hermeto Pascoal, and she made the rounds in New York clubs with a feisty crew dubbed Choro Aventuroso. She’s an Israeli by birth and a New Yorker by address, but her soul may very well belong to the southern oasis that birthed choro, samba, baião, bossa nova, and a bevy of other rhythms and styles of music. These complementary dates make that point, adding up to one brilliant bonanza of Brazilian music from one of the greatest clarinetists of our time.
She will be on stage with the 7-strings guitarist Macello Goncalves presenting an original tribute to the work of one of Brazil’s greatest composer-arrangers—the late Moacir Santos.