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  • Emmet Cohen Trio

    Emmet Cohen Trio

    5 & 8 pm concerts | September 18 & 19*, 2022

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | September 19, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Cecile McLorin Salvant

    Cecile McLorin Salvant

    5 & 8 pm concerts | November 6, 2022

    Sapphire Room

  • Anat Cohen and Quartetinho

    Anat Cohen and Quartetinho

    5 and 8 pm concerts | December 4 & 5*, 2022

    Sapphire Room

    *Free, jazz education events | December 5, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Pat Coil Quartet

    Pat Coil Quartet

    5 & 8 pm concerts | February 5 & 6*, 2023

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | February 6, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Bruce Forman Trio

    Bruce Forman Trio

    5 and 8 pm concerts | March 19 & 20*, 2023

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | March 20, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Brandon Goldberg Trio

    Brandon Goldberg Trio

    5 & 8 pm concerts | May 14 & 15*, 2023

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | May 15, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

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         The Boise Jazz Society is a Boise, Idaho ~ Boise State University community-engagement partnership,
supporting jazz performance, jazz education, and the promotion of jazz as a living American art form.


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The Boise Jazz Society presents
Emmet Cohen Trio and Friends
Live from Emmet’s Boise Place!
September 18 & 19*, 2022
Concerts at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
In the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, Idaho

Sponsored by Dara and Joe Longobardi

“Emmet is one of the most dynamic young musicians on the scene today.”  — Christian McBride


Emmet Cohen has achieved a comprehensive position in the world of the creative arts that extends beyond keyboard performance. He serves as an international clinician through programs such as Lincoln Center's "Jazz for Young People"; however, in his role as a master teacher he reaches learners of all ages. Himself an alumnus of the YoungArts Foundation, Cohen now curates multidisciplinary YoungArts programs nationally that include creative writing, theater, dance, visual arts, cinematography, music, voice, and jazz. Through designing curricula and selecting master artists as teachers and mentors, Cohen establishes an atmosphere in which student performers become responsive to their audiences. Cohen has also assisted in developing interdisciplinary programs directed by choreographers Debbie Allen and Bill T. Jones. 

In addition to leading the "Emmet Cohen Trio," Cohen has appeared regularly with Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Houston Person, Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Brian Lynch, and Lea DeLaria, among others.  He is a member of Christian McBride's trio "Tip City" and serves as pianist and music director for jazz vocalist Veronica Swift.  In recent years, Cohen held membership in both the "Herlin Riley Quintet" and the "Ali Jackson Trio."  He is a Mack Avenue recording artist whose premier CD on that label, "Future Stride" (2021), features contemporary stars Marquis Hill and Melissa Aldana.  Cohen's other recordings include "Masters Legacy Series Volume 4: George Coleman" (2019); "Masters Legacy Series Volume 3: Benny Golson and Tootie Heath" (2019); "Dirty in Detroit" (2018); "Masters Legacy Series Volume 2: Ron Carter" (2018), a Downbeat top-rated album; "Masters Legacy Series Volume 1: Jimmy Cobb" (2017); "Questioned Answer" (2014), co-produced with Brian Lynch; "Infinity" (2013), featuring his Italian trio: and his acclaimed debut CD "In the Element" (2011), with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Rodney Green.

During the 2020 lockdown, Cohen developed "Live From Emmet's Place," a series of weekly performances by his trio and special guests livestreamed from his New York apartment that recall the Harlem rent parties of yesteryear.  These concerts, which have received millions of internet views worldwide, are noteworthy for employing sophisticated production values that set the standard for live internet jazz performance.  Cohen has also established the "Emmet Cohen Exclusive" membership program which provides subscribers access to previously unseen concert recordings and other creative offerings, including Cohen's personal commentary and observations.  Membership allows fans to solidify a relationship with Cohen and his colleagues, further explore the genre, and help secure the legacy of jazz.

Cohen holds a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where he studied with the esteemed pianist and educator Shelly Berg. In his formative years he was tutored in classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music's Pre-College Division. 

A dynamic and charismatic performer, Emmet Cohen possesses wide-ranging talents that are invigorating the contemporary arts world both at home and abroad and are received enthusiastically worldwide. 

“Cohen’s playing springs from tradition. Favoring swinging phrasing and concise melodic arcs colored by rich harmonic vocabulary, the tasteful pianist never lets his nimble, cleanly articulated technique overflow into clutter. His music’s uplifting attitude is frequently colored with wit.” — Jeff Potter, Downbeat

PLEASE VISIT: https://emmetcohen.com/ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Dianne Reeves/Romero Lubambo performance is being re-scheduled for a date in the 2022-23 Season.  Please check the website for updated information on date, place, time, and general admission tickets.

The Boise Jazz Society presents
Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo
Concerts at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
In the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, Idaho
Sponsored in Memory of Patti and Les Smith

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Dianne Reeves, a five-time Grammy winner, has recorded and extensively performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, who said of Reeves, “She has one of the most powerful, purposeful and accurate voices of this or any time.” Reeves has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition, she was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Reeves appeared throughout George Clooney’s award winning Good Night and Good Luck and performed every song on the Grammy-winning soundtrack. More recently, Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including a program entitled “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone in which Lizz Wright and Angelique Kidjo were also featured.  The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters award is widely described as United States’ highest honor for jazz. In addition to Dianne, the 2018 Jazz Masters are pianist Joanne Brackeen, guitarist Pat Metheny and producer Todd Barkan. The new class was inducted in a tribute concert and ceremony at the Kennedy Center on April 16, 2018. Each inductee delivered remarks but did not perform — that task was left to colleagues and peers. Dianne performed at the 2017 induction celebration, as she paid tribute to her friend Dee Dee Bridgewater.  Dianne was recognized by The Juilliard School with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for her “breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B style.” She received the award at Julliard’s 110th Commencement Ceremony in Lincoln Center, along with Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, and Peter Sellars.  Read More


Romero's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound.  From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who's comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a steady stream of unpredictably creative musical thoughts and the virtuosity to deliver them.  After arriving in New York City, Romero quickly established himself as a "first call" session and touring guitarist who was in demand not only for his authentic Brazilian sound, but also for his command with a variety of styles.  Lubambo has performed and recorded with many outstanding artists, including Dianne Reeves, Billie Eilish, Angelique Kidjo, Michael Brecker, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathleen Battle, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Gal Costa, Kurt Elling, Kenny Barron, Luciana Souza, Cyro Baptista, Sergio and Odair Assad, Ivan Lins, Grover Washington Jr., Vernon Reid, Flora Purim and Airto, Paquito D'Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Larry Coryell, Gato Barbieri, Leny Andrade, James Carter, Paula Robison, Dave Weckl, Jason Miles, and Cesar Camargo Mariano... among many others.  Read More
The Riverside Hotel Sapphire RoomSR remodel
All seating reserved | Adult beverages available | Free Parking

Help support the great American art form of jazz in Boise and
take advantage of the Idaho Education Tax Credit!

Donations to the Boise Jazz Society are through Boise State University and qualify for an Idaho Educational Tax Credit — a reduction in the actual tax you owe.  If you itemize your taxes, a donation to any of our education campaigns below may create income tax deductions on both your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.  Your tax benefit is dependent on your personal income level and filing status.  Please contact your tax consultant for additional information.

Make your check and mail to:

The Boise Jazz Society
Boise State University
Department of Music
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1560


For more information please contact:
Patrick O'Leary, Managing Director
Boise Jazz Society @ Boise State University
Department of Music
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1560
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Season Contributors

Season Sponsors

Dara and Joe Longobardi
Barry B. Staum Endowment


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Concert Sponsors

Dara and Joe Longobardi
Ann and Scott Tuthill

In Memory of Patti and Les Smith

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The Catherine and James Deblasio Family
Paula Knickerbocker
The Barry B. Staum Boise Jazz Society Endowment

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