Internationally renowned Israeli pianist and composer Moshe Elmakias plays jazz fused with Israeli, Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Ladino melodies, accompanied by his jazz quartet. Elmakias has put together a lineup of his own unique jazz adaptations of beloved Israeli songs, as well as different traditional Jewish spiritual-mystical melodies.
This concert is the second of our ongoing series “Encounters.” Combining ancient musical sources with the improvisational techniques of contemporary jazz and adding modern rhythmic and harmonic complexity creates an aesthetically novel fusion. Elmakias draws on the traditions of niggun, originating from Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, as well as piyut, originating from North African Sephardic Jews, and Ladino songs from Spanish Sephardim seen through the lens of jazz.
Performing with a virtuosic personal style, Moshe is joined by fellow NEC alums Joey Rosin and Chris Worden, and by Israeli drummer Ben Freidkin.
This program is supported by the Consulate General of Israel to New England and presented by Congregation Kehillath Israel with the participation of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative.
Doors open at 7; concert begins at 7:30. All seating except front row is unassigned.+ More... - Less...
384 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
$35.00 At Door (cash or check)
$40.00 Front Row
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