Jewish Art Salon and the Sixth Street Synagogue in NYC premier a night of break-through cross-genre collaboration.
Jazz Talmud – Visual Art/Jazz/Poetry
Open to the public. Welcome to all.
The audience is invited to sketch or paint the performers or to further interpret the words and music with their art: sketch, dance, take photos, paint. Or just hang out….
There will be discussion and conversation interspersed with the performance.
Create your own art work or participate in a collaborative piece!
There will be an opportunity to do large-scale work as well.
Exhibit of the best results will be on view at the synagogue’s social hall that night till February 29th.
- The Center for Jewish Arts and Literacy at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue,
- 325 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003.
- Between 1 & 2 Avenue. N, R, or 6 train to St. Marks Place / Astor Place / 8th Street.
- Thursday February 16, 2012, 8:30PM -10:30PM
$10 Cover /$6 for JAS members.
Bring your own sketch book and art materials. For non-artists who’d like to try, paper & markers will be available.
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Preceding the concert, Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The night begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with the concert at 8:30pm.
Jake merges poetry, music, and performance into various philosophically potent mixtures, like existentialist dancehall, talmudic jazz poetry, personalized bop apocalypse. He has performed extensively in New York and Jerusalem, with his band Frantic Turtle, Mima’amakim collective, and various hip downtown characters.
He is a poet/performer, working for Random House Publishing during the day. Recently, he received his M.A. in Comparative Literature from CUNY Grad Center, and is finishing up the Ph.D. coursework. He is the poetry columnist for the Forward.