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Trumpeter/composer Avishai Cohen is a forward-thinking musician who has performed in various ensembles mixing avant-garde jazz, post-bop, klezmer, rock, and world music since the '90s. Born in Israel, Cohen was interested in music from a young age and by his teens was a member of the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. He attended Berkeley School of Music in Boston and in 1997 achieved third place in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Trumpet Competition. Since graduating, Cohen has performed with a variety of artists, including vocalists Claudia Acuña and Keren Ann, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and many others. He is also a member of such ensembles as Third World Love with bassist Omer Avital and the avant-garde Lemon Juice Quartet. Cohen also performs with his equally talented siblings Anat Cohen (saxophone) and Yuval Cohen (soprano sax) as 3 Cohens. He has released two albums under his own name: The Trumpet Player in 2003 and After the Big Rain in 2007.