Emmet Cohen Wins American Pianists Awards

Emmet Cohen Wins American Pianists Awards

John Murph covers the 2019 American Pianists Awards for Downbeat. Read the full article:

Emmet Cohen wins the American Pianists Awards
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During the final round of the competition at the Hilbert Circle Theatre, Cohen teamed with singer Kurt Elling to deliver an elegant duo rendition of Marvin Fischer and Jack Segal’s “I Keep Goin’ Back To Joe’s.” During the second half of the evening, Cohen performed an invigorating Fats Waller medley with the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra.

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Past winners

Past winners

2015 - Sullivan Fortner
2011 - Aaron Diehl
2007 - Dan Tepfer
2004 - Adam Birnbaum
2001 - Aaron Parks
1998 - Jesse Green
1996 - Rick Germanson
1994 - Kevin Bales
1992 - Jim Pryor

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