Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 8:30 PM
Led by Jon Madof, Zion80 explores Jewish music from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum; spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting. This is essential Jewish music for the 21st century.
“A truly soulful experience” – NY Times
Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
Starring Lisa Fishman, Magda Fishman, Elmore James and Tony Perry
Conceived and Directed by Zalmen Mlotek
Soul to Soul brings together the African American and the Yiddish American experience in a deeply stirring musical presentation that celebrates a common journey of two cultures.
Internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music and a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds, Zalman Mlotek performs with African American Broadway veterans, Tony Perry and Elmore James, Magda Fishman and Lisa Fishman along with a wonderful Klezmer ensemble.
Gadi Lehavi Trio
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Born in 1996, Gadi Lehavi shares his birthday with the great Duke Ellington. Lehavi was drawn to jazz, playing by ear from an early age and experimenting with improvisation. He has already played with many of the greatest musicians of our time, including Eli Degibri, with whom he performed at the J in 2016.
For more information on our music programs, please contact Marilyn Hassid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8162.