Multi-GRAMMY Award-nominated clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen has been declared "Clarinetist of the Year" every year between 2008 and 2018 and honored as "Multi-Reedist of the Year" in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Cohen also been named the top clarinetist in both the readers and critics polls in DownBeat for multiple years running.
Originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, Cohen studied at Berklee College of Music before re-locating to New York City. In 2009, ASCAP awarded Anat a Wall of Fame prize for composition and musicianship, among other honors. As The Chicago Tribune has said about Anat, “The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.”