A dream-come-true collaboration oftwoof the leading figures in contemporary music today.
The ‘ Amity ‘ Duet, inspiredthroughFriendship, Peace, Harmony and Mutual understanding ... Makoto Ozone and Avishai Cohen, are both unique creators ofjazz in the world today with substantial paths and careers forged, who are also both closely intertwined to belated jazz legend Chick Corea.
They will join forces presenting a series of intimate acoustic performances throughout the globe during 2023-2024.
Over the last twenty five years Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has grown to be one of the heavyweights of contemporary jazz, with a catalogue to rival those of even the most legendary in the field of jazz... and beyond.
His captivating live performances , unique sound and musical statement is now extensively known throughout every corner of the world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans. Cohen music has shaped and influenced many.
‘Today known as a unique composer and music Influencer with no boundaries‘
Makoto Ozone's stellar career has brought him a Grammy nomination in 2003. Thenceforth Makoto has constantly been in the forefront of the international jazz scene, recording and touring with such greats as Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Elis Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and many others. In 2004, he formed the "No Name Horses" big band in Japan. The band has been performing successfully in Japan and all over the globe ever since.
In recent years, Makoto has also been focusing on works from the classical music repertoire, playing concertosby Bernstein, Mozart, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev, with major orchestras both in Japan and abroad. Such performances have been highly acclaimed by the press.
Photo credit: Makoto Ebi