Music

Global Sound: International Concert Series

Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | BoxOffice@sjcc.org M-F during regular business hours.

Upcoming Concerts

Sephardic Day @ the J: Jaffa Road Concert

Sunday, October 21
7 pm happy hour | 8 pm show

$25 | $20
Jaffa Road is a highly acclaimed Toronto-based world music group made up of some of Canada’s most exciting and innovative interpreters of intercultural music. The two-time Juno-nominated, genre-bending, global roots band has established themselves as unique creators and interpreters of Jewish music in Ladino, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and English. The group has created a unique sonic landscape drawing on Sephardic Jewish, Arabic, Indian, modern jazz, rock, and dub grooves that takes listeners on a journey that is at once ancient and modern, acoustic and electronic, sacred and secular. Together, the quintet and lead vocalist Aviva Chernick reach higher heights, offering audiences a cornucopia of colorful poetry, emotions, textures, and danceable grooves.

 

Yemen Blues Concert with Ravid Kahalani

Saturday, March 2
7 pm happy hour | 8 pm show

$35 | $30
VIP $55 | $50*
“Ravid Kahalani’s Yemen Blues is a bridge between the ‘soulful points’ of different cultures.” – Music.com
“Every show is a world tour.” – The Washington Post
“Both preserving and invigorating Jewish music in contemporary culture…in a spectacular way.” – Washington Jewish Music Festival

Conceived from rising Israeli star Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues’ original music mixes Yemeni and West African influences with contemporary grooves, from funk to mambo, and the deep soul of old Mizrachi chants. Kahalani grew up in a traditional Jewish Yemenite family, and brings the language and rhythm of his origins together with blues, funk, classic operatic singing, North African soul, and Middle Eastern textures.  Previously the lead singer of Idan Raichel’s World Music Project, Kahalani’s balladry is both boisterous and romantic, joyous and anguished.

Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette, Yemen Blues coexists in both the past and the present, at once timeless and modern. The collective is a true collaboration of top master musicians. Their powerful, electric sound features tight horns, layered instrumentation, and the charismatic vocals and electric raw energy of lead singer Kahalani.

Club show with seated section. CDs and merchandise for sale.
*VIP tickets include catered pre-show reception with guest artists.

Roy Dahan: Israeli Singer-Songwriter's Seattle Debut

Sunday, June 2
6:30 pm happy hour | 7:30 pm show

$20 | $15

“[Dahan’s] hauntingly beautiful words will transport you far beyond these shores and to a land of mystique and tranquil repose.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision album review
“Just magical” – Silicon Valley JCC

Seattle debut! Israeli-born Roy Dahan’s music is multi-layered, eclectic, and a moving musical montage that highlights his distinct voice and musical influences:  from Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen to classic Israeli singer-songwriters. His critically acclaimed debut album, “Some of This Life,” was named Best Album by Time Out Tel Aviv in 2011. He recently relocated to Los Angeles and released his third album “Through the Woods.” He performs around the world, and stops at the J this year for his Seattle debut. CDs for sale.

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