The SJCC Cultural Arts Department invites you to concerts and musical events in our newly renovated auditorium. With our state-of-the-art Dolby Digital surround sound system, the experience will leave your ears singing!
Sofia Rei Sextet/Josh Deutch’s Pannonia
Spellbinding Argentine singer/composer Sofía Rei blends Latin American musical traditions and is deeply versed in jazz, electronica, and folklore. Called “a leading light of Latin Jazz” by The Village Voice, this in-demand vocalist has performed at Carnegie Hall with Bobby McFerrin, Geoffrey Keezer, and John Zorn. Opening band: Josh Deutch’s Pannonia, whose debut album was a 2014 Editor’s Pick by DownBeat Magazine.
Co-presented by Earshot Jazz
For 30 years, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, inspiring future generations, creating enduring hybrid work, and helping change the face of modern klezmer and Yiddish culture.
Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They have performed in more than 20 countries and released 10 albums to date, winning a Grammy in 2006 for a hybrid CD featuring Woodie Guthrie lyrics. They have collaborated with such brilliant artists as violinist Itzhak Perlman, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, and Israeli vocal icon Chava Alberstein, plus many other prominent artists working within multiple genres. What better way to celebrate Hanukkah!
David Broza Unplugged
Superstar Israeli folk-rock singer/songwriter returns to Seattle for one night only!
David Broza is one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the world. His charismatic and energetic performances are a fusion flamenco-flavored guitar rhythms, percussive techniques, and whirlwind finger picking wrapped in his signature rock and roll sound. The troubadour unites the three worlds, featuring lyrics of the worlds’ greatest poets. More than a musician, Broza is well known for his commitment and dedication to humanitarian causes and peace, and has recorded with numerous Arab composers and musicians, as seen in the documentary EAST JERUSALEM/WEST JERUSALEM, which premiered at the 2015 Seattle Jewish Film Festival.
*VIP price includes private reception and best-of-house seating.
Seattle Music Legends Sue Ennis and Hummie Mann
A rare, live performance from two Seattle recording legends. Songwriter Sue Ennis has co-written over 70 songs for the legendary rock band, Heart, such as Even It Up, and Emmy-award winning Hollywood film composer Hummie Mann has scored two Mel Brooks films (Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula, Dead and Loving It); co-produced hit scores for Sleepless in Seattle and A Few Good Men; and orchestrated and conducted countless others including “Sister Act, The Addams Family, and for the TV shows The Simpsons and Fame.
Noam Vazana Trio
If Nina Simon and Tori Amos would go a little crazier, played trombone and piano at the same time, and had the versatility to switch between North African, Sephardic and Middle Eastern music and jazz they would produce the hypnotizing sounds and charismatic vocals of this fresh talent on the global music scene. Hailing from Amsterdam and a recent appearance at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Vazana’s trio combines the ancient Ladino language with relevant electronic and jazz influences, creating a co-existence of past and present. Her new release “Love Migratio” won the ACUM album prize and is ranked #14 at the iTunes bestselling jazz charts.