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Hasidic New Wave

Hasidic New Wave one of the most influential groups of the "Downtown" based Jewish Renaissance, is credited, along with John Zorn's Masada, with creating the genre of Jewish inspired jazz. The five-person group blends the sounds of modern jazz and funk with the older traditions of Hasidic spiritual songs, resulting in both energetic improvisations and original works. Band members include Greg Wall (tenor saxophone and also rabbi at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue in NYC's East Village), Frank London (trumpet and also a member of The Klezmatics), David Fiuczynski (guitar), Aaron Alexander (drums and percussion) and Fima Ephron (bass.) The band has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, releasing 5 CDs, including the groundbreaking collaboration with Senegalese master drummers Yakar Rhythms, "From The Belly of Abraham".

Drink n' Draw with Jewish Jazz

Presented by Art Kibbutz NYC

Frank London, Patricia Eszter Margit, Yona Verwer, Greg Wall, Hasidic New Wave

Arts & Performance

Join the latest craze in the art world and experience a creative twist on your evening with Art Kibbutz NYC. Create your own art, have a drink and get inspired by Hasidic New Wave - led by Greg Wall (Ayn Sof Arkestra, 6th Street Shul) and grammy-winning trumpeter Frank London (Klezmatics). This event will be a social occasion as well as an opportunity for artists and art lovers to create sketches and practice drawing. The musicians will serve as models. Participants are invited to portray the musicians artistic exchange in their sketches, or be inspired by their music. Yona Verwer (Jewish Art Salon) will curate a pop-up exhibition from your best creations. Bring your own drawing board and art supplies – business cards or postcards to trade! All ages are welcome – you don’t have to be an artist to participate if you just wish to enjoy the music and drinks. Curated by Eszter Margit and Yona Verwer.

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