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Music of John Zorn, NYC, Sep 8

New York Jewish Music and Heritage Festival, 2004
Masada String Trio
Mark Feldman (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello), Greg Cohen (bass), and John Zorn (conductor)

Septeto Roberto Rodriguez
Meg Okura (violin), Sam Bardfeld (violin), Mary Wooten (cello), Oscar Noriega (clarinet), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Ted Reichman (accordion/keys), Jennifer Vincent (bass), Roberto Rodriguez (percussion)

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Advance $20 adults/$18 seniors • $15 members/students
Day of Show: $25, $23, $20


John Zorn has written and recorded what he describes as radical Jewish music—radical, because though it builds on the past, it is a radical departure from the music that came before. Zorn has fostered a community of musicians, Roberto Rodriguez among them, committed to exploring and expanding Jewish traditions. Zorn's beautiful, provocative music provides an ideal soundtrack for looking back on 350 years of Jewish life in America, while simultaneously considering the bright future of American Judaism. Roberto Juan Rodriguez is a world-renowned percussionist. Rodriguez' hot new band, Septeto Roberto Rodriguez, celebrates the elusive Jewish community of Cuba, by fashioning an exotic new music that brilliantly blends Latin and Jewish traditions. Rodriguez' new CD, Baila! Gitano Baila!, was recently release by Tzadik records.

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