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Next:Gen Jazz – Bahla and the JMI Youth Big Band
Official Single Launch: “Stronger Together”
A special musical evening featuring the JMI Youth Big Band, a new youth ensemble led by Sam Eastmond and dedicated to contemporary music of Jewish origin.
The Big Band will be followed by Bahla, an international mix of young and talented musicians creating their own distinctive brand of contemporary cinematic jazz entangled with Jewish folklore.
‘A truly unique and beautiful record’ – Line of Best Fit
‘Arrestingly different’ – MOJO
‘Such a delightful mix of influences coming together!’ – ESKA
The evening will be opened by a performance from the Alyth Youth Singers
The JMI Youth Big Band, directed by Sam Eastmond (Tzadik Label) recorded a new single “Stronger Together” in the wake of the Squirrel Hill Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre. This music is the band member’s defiant response to hate. We are stronger together, we are stronger than hate. The recording features Jon Madof, Andy Watts and Michael Wilkins.
This recording is dedicated to:
Joyce Fienberg, Rich Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, Irving Younger z”l – Murdered in Pittsburgh October 27 2018
The proceeds from this 2-track single are being donated to the Tree Of Life Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh and Community Security Trust (CST)
This single will be launched officially at JW3 on Monday 17 December.
Proudly sponsored by The Jewish Chronicle