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Ayn Sof Arkestra with Jake Marmer, Frank London, and Greg Wall, NYC, 27 September 2010

Jazz Talmud World Premiere + Ayn Sof Arkestra
featuring* *Jake Marmer (poetry), Frank London (trumpet), and Greg Wall (saxophone/clarinet)
Monday, September 27th, Door open 7:30pm, Show Starts 8:00pm
The Cell Theatre - 338 West 23rd Street btwn. 8th and 9th Ave. (C, E train
to 23rd Street)

Price: $15/$12 for students

For more info: jakemarmer.wordpress.com

Jazz Talmud is a poetry and music project with Talmudic modes of dialogue, spontaneous interpretations, interruptions, arguing, and the ecstatic attempts at wisdom. The poems mimic Talmudic rhetoric, style and turns of phrase, as they reflect on the contemporary Jewish experience, jazz, dreams, loneliness and more. The horn players, acting as Talmud’s interpreters Rashi and Tosefot spontaneously riff on the spoken material and each other’s reaction to it.


NYC’s newest addition to the canon of new Jewish influenced music and culture is the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, under the direction of saxophonist Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall and grammy winning trumpeter Frank London. The Arkestra consists of some of the most innovative artists on the scene today, including Pam Fleming, Paul Shapiro, Aaron Alexander, Fima Ephron, Eyal Maoz and many others. The repertoire will consist of original compositions and arrangements of the members and guest composers, in the great NuJu/Rad Jew/SunRaJoo tradition.

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