Electronic Jerusalem: Ecstatic Dance Party

Next Event: March 9, 2024 Brookline $10.00
Musical instrument electronic synthesizer on a background of colored rays. Background on the theme of music, disco and synthesizer games.
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When the nights get colder and darker, we can warm them up together with dance! Join TBZ member and Beit Rabban teacher Zach Mayer for an Electronic Jerusalem ecstatic dance party! Electronic Jerusalem is Zach’s new project, incorporating the sounds and rhythms he collected while studying Middle Eastern classical music in Jerusalem into modern electronic dance music. It’s pulsing; it’s ecstatic dance/trance. Imagine a shuk, of music! Performed live with synthesizer and saxophone.

Zach Mayer has performed with John Zorn, Frank London, Michael Alpert, Joey Weisenberg and Bobby McFerrin. He plays baritone saxophone internationally with Zion80, a 10-piece Jewish Afrobeat band, and his folk sextet, Night Tree, has toured in Europe and has released two albums produced by Seamus Egan of SOLAS. He has been on the faculty at the Brandeis Institute of Music and Art and Laguardia Arts High School in Manhattan and teaches during the summer at the KlezKanada Jewish music festival in Lantier, QC. He is the musical director of Kahal B’raira, Boston’s humanistic Jewish congregation, and leads interactive concerts of the music from his two albums “Modeh Ani” and “Zamru,” singing with communities around the country. He recently returned from a year of studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Classical Music, and his newest project “Electronic Jerusalem” is set to release this fall. Mayer received a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Contemporary Improvisation and is a member of Hadar’s 2020-2022 Rising Song Fellowship. He also has over 40 million views on YouTube for his “Subway Sax Battle.” He resides in Boston with his wife, Eliana.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Temple Beth Zion
1566 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
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