The Newish Jewish Music Festival celebrates contemporary Jewish culture and music in a two concert series with additional programs and events at partnering venues. The music has roots in historic Jewish traditions with influences from the complex dynamics of contemporary Jewish sound and culture.
World Premiere: John Zorn's Masada Book Three: The Hook Beriah
An epic marathon concert featuring no less that 20 different bands and more than 50 musicians from wildly divergent backgrounds - jazz, rock, classical, world music, pop and more. The concert will feature Zorn, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, Secret Chiefs 3, Steve Lehman, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, John Medeski, Jon Madof and Zion 80, Klezmatics members Frank London and Matt Darriau, Abraxas, Cyro Baptista and Banquet of the Spirits, Many Arms, Sofia Rei, Eyvind Kang, Ikue Mori, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Jamie Saft, Cleric, Uri Gurvich and many more.
The Klezmatics present 'Havana Nagila'
featuring Arturo O'Farrill
Havana Nagila is a joyful celebration of New York's unique Latin and Jewish musical heritages. The New York based Klezmatics update historic Yiddish tunes for contemporary listeners, establishing a unique Grammy-winning style emulated worldwide. This spring, they will team up to craft an unforgettable evening with renowned Latin pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and Cuban sing Xiomara Laugart, an eclectic, multi-genre songstress best known for her work with Yerba Buena.