Virtuosic brilliance

Sullivan Fortner Trio plus Anat Cohen

Saturday, July 22

7:30 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

SJW MEMBER: $54 premium | $44 reserved |  Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $12

NON-MEMBER: $62 premium | $52 reserved |  Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $20

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Sullivan Fortner, piano
Tyrone Allen, bass
Kayvon Gordon, drums
Anat Cohen, clarinet

Sponsored by Bob and Sharon Yoerg. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts via the Western Jazz Presenters Network.

About the Sullivan Fortner Trio plus Anat Cohen

[Fortner’s] instincts as a composer and bandleader are almost startlingly mature.”— New York Times

“Cohen has emerged as one of the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz. . . with a distinctive accent of her own.”  —The Washington Post

Pianist and composer Sullivan Fortner exudes an inventiveness that many jazz artists develop growing up in the crucible of creativity that is New Orleans. His first appearance at the Stanford Jazz Festival with Cécile McLorin Salvant was jaw-droppingly fresh and gorgeous, and his work with Cécile led to their Grammy win for The Window. In this special performance, Sullivan appears with his trio, with whom he’s been extending the jazz piano trio tradition into swinging new territory. Anat Cohen is the preeminent virtuoso on clarinet and cut from the same improvisatory cloth as Sullivan, and together they’ll dazzle you.

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