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AmiciMusic: JEWISH JAZZ with Daniel Weiser and Steve Loew on Sat Dec 17th 2016 at 2pm

$15 in advance

$20 at the door

A great way to spend your Saturday afternoon before the holidays! This performance will also include some special performances by two young student clarinetists as well as some fun holiday works performed by Woodsong, the Clarinet Choir of Asheville directed by Steve Loew. Dan and Steve will also add to the festivities by playing some of the most beloved Christmas songs written by Jewish songwriters.

A truly special program connecting Klezmer-style music with American Jazz, highlighting the symbiosis that occurred in New York City at the beginning of the 20th century as waves of Jewish immigrants came from Eastern Europe at the same time as the great migration of African-Americans moving up from the South. The result was the maturing of our great American Jazz tradition that is truly a melting pot of various musical styles.

Steve Loew, clarinet, is a former member of the U.S. Marine Band (the President's Own) and a member of the White House Orchestra who has performed for President's Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush Senior. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Loew has also played with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with such artists as Marvin Hamlish, Doc Serverinsen, Roberta Flack, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, and Johnny Mathis. Mr. Loew was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Asheville, NC.