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Drummer and producer Aviv Cohen, aka Sol Monk, was born and raised in Jerusalem and started playing drums at the age of 16.  After graduating from Rimon, a top Israeli Jazz music school, highly praised Cohen moved to New York in order to sharpen his style and study with the greatest teachers. Quickly enough, Cohen established himself as a much in-demand player through his formidable technique, deep groove, and strong individuality.  Cohen’s project, Sol Monk, featuring new age grooves and beats, released two albums Beats, Not Words and Make Time.  On this project, Cohen is featured as a drummer and as a producer. 

Also, Cohen is a part of Geshem, a new psychedelic electronic power trio formed in late 2015 by three instrumentalists/producers: two ex-LayerZ members Yonatan Albalak and Aviv Cohen, and the multi-faced Shuzin (3421, Playdead, Broken Fingaz).  The band fuses new and old songs from their different projects, beats, and modern compositions, as well as adventurous improvised soundscapes ranging from IDM and hip-hop to experimental impressionism.

As a sideman Cohen plays with Avishai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Marina Maximilian, Yemen Blues, Amos Hoffman, Daniel Zamir, Dana Leong, Kutuman, Noa Drezner, among others.