October 12, 2019 8:00PM
AMOS HOFFMAN & NOAM LEMISH QUARTET
From South Carolina, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary
CROSS BORDER JAZZ SERIES
Amos Hoffman – guitar and oud
Noam Lemish – piano
Solon McDade – bass
Jon McCaslin - percussion
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019
Doors at 7:00 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m.
The Amos Hoffman & Noam Lemish Quartet offers an inspired blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Amos Hoffman is an internationally renowned guitar & oud virtuoso and innovator; Noam Lemish is a multi-faceted, world-class pianist and composer. For years, Amos and Noam have been collecting Jewish melodies from different parts of the world including Kurdish, Yemenite, Moroccan, Ladino, Russian and Israeli songs. The quartet's lyrical and vibrant re-imaginings of these beloved melodies have been captivating audiences all across North America.
Hoffman and Lemish both have roots in Israel but have spent much of their adult life in North America. Together they create a refreshing and compelling sound, filled with vibrant sonorities, unique instrument combinations and compelling arrangements. The renditions are simultaneously faithful to the songs’ origins and rooted in the African-American and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions. The result is a joyous, uplifting celebration, texturally rich music, filled with groove, lyrical melodies and outstanding solos.
Tickets - $22.00 for EJS members ($4 reimbursed at the door); $26.00 for non-members/guests, plus applicable fees.
Tickets are now available to purchase at the door, an hour before showtime.