Rachael Cohen, a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation. Her infectious tone mixed with her uncanny lyricism as both a composer and improviser have gained her a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond. The Guardian has recently asserted that “Cohen takes a softly devious approach reminiscent of Lee Konitz – but, as with the canny Cool School veteran, the quietness is deceptive and the subtlety is in the weighting of phrases and the hipness with which she plays off the rhythm section.” Emusic noted “Saxophonist Cohen crafts some deceptively simple melodies, where nuance and subtlety provide great rewards.”
One of Rachael’s strongest attributes is her lyrical and controlled phrasing as an improviser, which she delivers as if telling a story with the ease and sophistication of someone twice her age.
Originally hailing from the Shetland Islands, Rachael began her musical education on the piano at age 4.
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