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Klezmer Brunch with Traveling in Pairs

Music

Restaurants & Bars

Alon Nechustan (piano) and Samuel Torjman Thomas (saxophones and oud) take hold of Jewish music from Eastern Europe to North Africa, Jerusalem and New York, and give it an entirely fresh treatment.

Top 10 Jew-ish Events This Weekend (8/18-8/20)

As summer is cooling down, the NYC event scene is heating up. Here are some of our favorites events that are happening this weekend:

Friday

Friday Night Jam: A Conversation with Craig Finn

Yemen Blues

Music

(Tonight at 9:00 and 11:00) — Conceived from vocalist Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues mixes original music of Yemen and West Africa influences with contemporary grooves from funk to mambo.

The Friday Night Jam: A Conversation with Craig Finn

Music

Shabbat & Holidays

Talks

Rabbi Dan and Relix’s Mike Greenhaus sit down with The Hold Steady frontman to talk about music, faith and his new solo album with Bill McGarvey, musician and columnist, America Magazine.

Midday Jazz: Eyal Vilner Big Band

Music

New arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions. Cool sounds in a cool place.

Brandon Terzic Trio

Music

The oud and ngoni player (Xalam, Alsarah and the Nubatones) is teaming up with some of his musical cohorts for a set of new music steeped in Arabie and African traditions.

Nadav Peled with Scott Colberg & Eran Fink

Music

(Tonight at 8:30 and 10:30) — The AICF's "Excellence in Jazz Guitar" award winner has played with top Israeli musicians such as Yuval Cohen (3 Cohens) and Erez Barnoy, and toured with Zvuloon Dub System. 

Ari Shapiro: "Homeward"

Music

Oy Gay!

(Tonight at 7:30 and 9:30) — The "All Things Considered" host has witnessed wars and revolutions. Now, inspired by his experiences, he presents songs of upheaval and hope in his first cabaret performance.

Hekselfest

Music

(Tonight at 9:00 & 10:30) — Israeli jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman presents a bass-less evening with Joel Ross on vibraphone and Nate Wood on drums.

Shira

Music

Shira Averbuch performs acoustic songs with a touch of country jazz. She'll be accompanied by guitarist Paul Carbonara, the former Blondie musical director.

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