Join us Tuesday, January 17 during our Out to Lunch programming from 1-2:30 pm EST for an interview with New York-based jazz pianist Emmet Cohen regarding his most recent project "Masters Legacy Series featuring Jimmy Cobb." Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. He placed first in both the American Jazz Pianists competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011). In addition to this, Cohen was a finalist in the prestigious American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellowship (2015, 2011) and the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition (2011). Cohen has appeared in world-renowned jazz events, including the Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Bern, and Edinburgh jazz festivals and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He has also performed at the Blue Note,Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, London's Ronnie Scott's, Jazzhaus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and was received in the Oval Office by President Obama. He is currently Hammond B3 organist-in-residence at Harlem's Smoke jazz club.Cohen is leader of the "Emmet Cohen Trio," and pianist and music director for jazz vocalist and television personality Lea DeLaria. In addition to "Masters Legacy Series featuring Jimmy Cobb,” Cohen’s recordings include "New Directions" (2016), with Herlin Riley; "Questioned Answer" (2014), co-produced with Bryan Lynch; "Infinity" (2013), featuring his Italian Trio; and his acclaimed debut CD "In the Element" (2011), with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Rodney Green.