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Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen



Tour Information
One of Australia’s most prominent jazz saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers, teams up one of the hottest young jazz talents around, pianist Tal Cohen, to create some inspirational and thought provoking music.

Jamie and Tal have been performing together now for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings, teaming up with artists like Ari Hoenig and Robert Hurst and performing together in various ensembles. This setting allows for an exploration of melody and space, tone and dynamics.

This duo perform music from the great American songbook, as well as original material composed specifically for this project, Innocent Dreamer.

Please note WJC is Cash Only.
Limited to 40 seating. Standing available at the door.
WJC members to contact WJC for concession price.
Concession for students (with ID) available at the door


More on Jamie
In 2003 Jamie was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival and has won numerous awards in Australia, including “Bell” Awards for Best Australian Jazz Artist and Best Album, an ABC Limelight Award for Best Jazz Release, a James Morrison Scholarship, an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Recording Industry Award’s for Best Jazz Album. His career has seen him lead groups throughout the UK, US, Europe and Asia, promoting the 12 CD’s he has produced as leader.

More on Tal
Now based in the US, Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Gedera, Israel. He graduated from WAAPA in 2008 and immediately began accumulating awards and prestigious performance opportunities. He was the 2015 winner of the Freedman Fellowship Award and in 2014 won the Barry Harris Piano Competition in the US. He has become a regular performer with iconic jazz figures such as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby and Robert Hurst and continues to tour the world performing his unique brand of improvised music.

Links
wellingtonjazzcooperative.co.nz