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Greg Wall & Friends - "Of Jews and Jazz", White Plains, NY, 13 Feb 2010

concert posterThe Hebrew Institute of White Plains presents a Café Night & Concert
Of Jews and Jazz: An Evening with Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall and Friends
Rabbi Greg Wall, of the 6th Street Synagogue in the East Village, celebrates his jazz roots.

Rabbi Greg Wall: saxophones; Dave Richards: bass; Aaron Alexander: drums; with special guest Michael Cochrane: piano

Saturday, February 13
8:30pm doors / 9:00pm concert

Hebrew Institute of White Plains
20 Greenridge Avenue (enter on Rutherford St.)
White Plains, NY

$20 in advance (Mastercard and Visa only)
Call the office at 914.948.3095 to reserve
please make your reservations by February 5

$23 at the door
Checks only, no cash at the door
Make checks out to Hebrew Institute of White Plains

Coffee and light refreshments served / BYOB

Jewish musicians were attracted to jazz since it's inception, and helped create a wider audience for the music and it's African American progenitors. Greg Wall, AKA "The jazz rabbi" (Hasidic New Wave, Later Prophets, Klezmerfest) and his long time associates Aaron Alexander (Midrash Mishmosh, FLKBAS, Jay Clayton,Hasidic New Wave) and Dave Richards (Neshama Carlebach, Later Prophets, the Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan), grew up listening to and playing all kinds of jazz. Their early NYC experiences were those of late night jam sessions, downtown jazz joints and apprenticeships with jazz masters. They have used their pedigree to help give birth to a pan global vision of Jewish culture.

On Saturday night Feb 13, at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, they celebrate their roots by highlighting seminal works of their jazz heroes, reworking some classics of the original golden era of Jewish New York, and presenting original music combining the best of jazz, and Jewish and African American roots music. They are joined by virtuoso pianist Michael Cochrane (Oliver Lake, Clark Terry, Michael Brecker, Sonny Fortune).

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