Jazz Abroad

By | June 17, 2012

Listen to This EpisodeIsraeli rising stars Anat, Yuval and Avishai Cohen
In this hour, it’s stories and sounds from jazz’s history overseas. We’ll talk with Israeli saxophonist Anat Cohen about why Israel is becoming a hotbed for new jazz talent, and take a look at the nearly hundred-year-old history of jazz in Japan. And we’ll hear the story of how the U.S. State Department tried to use jazz as a weapon in the Cold War, and explore Europe’s version of the 1920s Jazz Age. (59:00)

Photo: Israeli rising stars (and siblings) Anat, Yuval and Avishai Cohen.


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