Jacques Schwarz-Bart presents Jewazz

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Jacques Schwarz-Bart presents Jewazz with Tony Tixier, Desmond White, and Curtis Nowosad at Arts in the Plaza (1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, New York) on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at 7:00pm.

Description: For saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart, jazz has been a lens through which he makes sense of the world around him. A native of Guadeloupe, Schwarz-Bart has led projects inspired by Gwoka music from his homeland, Voodoo traditions from Haiti, and spiritual music from Cuba. Schwarz-Bart’s latest project finds him exploring yet another folkloric tradition—Jewish liturgical music.

Schwarz-Bart remembers being moved to tears by Jewish liturgical chants throughout his childhood, and as a tribute to his father, selected several chants for jazz treatments. One example is Schwarz-Bart’s version of “Oseh Shalom,” a solemn prayer for peace, filled with joyful energy.

For tickets, go to http://www.bandsintown.com/event/12412188-jacques-schwarz-bart-long-beach-arts-in-the-plaza-2016?artist=Jacques+Schwarz-Bart&came_from=174

Description adapted from http://www.jazzspeaks.org/the-jazz-gallery-presents-jacques-schwarz-bart-and-the-jewazz-project/

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