Anat Cohen's first instrument was the clarinet at age 12, then at 16, she moved on to the saxophone. Leaving her hometown of Tel Aviv in 1996, she went to Boston to study music at Berklee. There, she played with all kinds of Argentinian, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban bands, in addition to touring with the Diva Jazz Orchestra. She relocated to New York in 1999, performing with the Gully Low Jazz Band. Her works, Noir and Poetica, have been warmly received by critics, as well as Notes from the Village, in 2008. She has won much praise and accolades throughout her career, leading her to many festivals, including this one right here in Montréal. Clarinetwork: Live at the Village Vanguard came out in 2010.