Daniel Cohen Bio

Daniel Cohen, born 12.05.2001

Daniel Cohen  is a 21 year old Israeli Tenor Saxophonist, Composer, Educator and Woodwind Doubler.

He started playing the alto saxophone at the Kfar Saba Conservatory at the age of 11. 

Daniel graduated with honors in 2019 from the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of the arts and the Tel Aviv Conservatory.


In 2020 he won first place at the Carinthia Jazz International competition, as well as, the Kfar Saba Wind Instrument competition.

In 2018 Daniel won the Young Jazz Ensemble Competition and performed with his ensemble at the summer and winter Red Sea Jazz festivals.

In 2014 in Rostov Russia, at the International competition for jazz headed by Igor Butman Daniel won first place for ages 16-21 and in 2017 won second place for ages 21-30.



Each summer Daniel has been awarded full scholarships for summer workshops around the world with renowned musicians.


Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Ingnuity ensemble 2021

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy Big Band under the direction of Mr. Christian McBride, Aspen Colorado, USA. 2018

Berklee Summer Workshop Boston, USA 2017

Humber College of Music – Toronto Canada 2016

Rimon Summer Workshop – School of Music 2014

Youth workshop – Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat. 2014-2015


Scholarship recipient

2018-2020           America -Israel Cultural Foundation, Keren Sharett

2017- 2018          Zfunot Tarbut Foundation 

2016-2018      Tel Aviv Conservatory (Stricker)


Daniel currently lives in New York City pursuing his bachelor's degree at The Juilliard School where continues to perform and create new music