1109 Fifth Avenue
(at 92nd Street)
New York, NY 10128
Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th Street
SummerNights Concert Series
Thu, Jul 07, 2011, 7:30 pm -
Thu, Aug 04, 2011, 9:00 pm
The Jewish Museum’s popular SummerNights program features live world music concerts on five Thursdays in July and August. This cosmopolitan concert series features critically acclaimed musicians offering innovative interpretations of music from all over the world.
July 7 Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys combine Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes with Eastern European klezmer melodies to create a soulful sound and a foot-stomping good time. Virtuoso clarinetist Margot Leverett adds depth and complexity to the raw and spirited energy of The Klezmer Mountain Boys.
July 14 Percussionist and composer Roberto Rodriguez leads Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban Jewish All Stars, talented Cuban-American and Israeli musicians who create an unique sound that echoes Cuban roots dance music and traditional klezmer.
July 21 The musicians of Slavic Soul Party!, led by Matt Moran, forge virtuosic new brass band music, melding Gypsy, East European, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul.
July 28 The Michael Winograd Trio – clarinetist Michael Winograd, accordionist Patrick Farrell, and bassist Benjy Fox-Rosen – offers a fresh approach to klezmer music that blends traditional Yiddish songs with new compositions.
August 4 Hazmat Modine – harmonica players Wade Schuman and Bill Barrett, tuba player Joseph Daley, guitarists Michael Gomez and Pete Smith, trumpeter Pam Fleming and drummer Rich Huntley – draws from American music of the 1920s and 30s through the 50s and early 60s, blending elements of early blues, hokum jugband, swing, klezmer, New Orleans rhythm and blue, and Jamaican rocksteady.