Trumpeter Avishai Cohen is a leading figure on the international jazz scene and one of the most sought-after players of his generation. Originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, Cohen began performing at age 10. Relocating to the U.S. to attend the Berklee College Of Music, he placed third in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition in 1997. One third of 3 Cohens with siblings Anat and Yuval Cohen, as well as member of world fusion quartet Third World Love, Cohen has also contributed to projects with Lionel Loueke, Meshell Ndegeocello and others. He has recorded six albums as a leader, most recently the phenomenal trio CD Triveni II with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Nasheet Waits.