Original Creative Work
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen “Innocent Dreamer” Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen are proud to release their new album “Innocent Dreamer”.
Having performed together now for over 10 years, these musicians have built a rapport that allows for an almost mysterious synchronicity. The ballads Solitude and Innocent Dreamer float through the stratosphere, original compositions Armistice and Legacy bounce with an infectious groove, and standards Take the Coltrane and Body Soul duck and weave through songs, spinning a carefree web of melodic invention.
Jamie has long been one of Australia’s most recognised jazz artists, having won the World Saxophone Competition in 2004, as well as many Australian Jazz Bell Awards for Best Jazz Album and Jazz Artist of the Year.
Israeli born Tal Cohen is one the hottest pianistic talents on the planet at the moment. After moving to the US from Australia a few years ago, he has already become a regular with artists like Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard and Randy Brecker, as well as winning the Barry Harris Piano Competition and last year the Australian Freedman Fellowship.