Posts from the “Past Events” Category

  • An Intimate Concert with Fred Katz

    February 20th, 2011 | Fred Katz, Past Events | admin | No Comments

    During last summer’s Jews on Vinyl Revue at the Skirball, the audience went crazy for the world-renowned master jazz cellist, pianist, composer, and mystic Fred Katz in his first public performance in more than twenty years. Join this living legend as he returns to the Skirball for an intimate “living room” concert, looks back over …

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  • A Johnny Mathis Homecoming

    February 4th, 2011 | Past Events | admin | No Comments

    Musical legend and San Francisco native Johnny Mathis, who grew up listening to Jewish melodies in local synagogues, makes a special appearance in celebration of the current exhibition Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations. It was Mathis’ 1958 recording of “Kol Nidre,” the Aramaic prayer intoned at the beginning of Yom …

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  • Album Release: Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations

    September 14th, 2010 | Black Sabbath, Past Events | admin | No Comments

    The Idelsohn Society is thrilled to announce that our latest album, Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations, will be released on September 14. Hear Johnny Mathis croon Yom Kippur songs and the Temptations groove out on “Fiddler on the Roof”. Also featuring Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, and others, …

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  • “Jews on Vinyl” Exhibit

    September 5th, 2010 | Past Events | admin | No Comments

    May 12–September 5, 2010 To create this multisensory exhibition, guest curators Roger Bennett and Josh Kun embarked on a far-reaching journey, scouring the country to collect thousands of vinyl LPs from attics, garage sales, and dusty archives. Pieced together, these scratched, once loved, and now forgotten audio gems tell a vibrant tale: the story of …

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  • Mazeltov, Mis Amigos

    August 30th, 2010 | Mazeltov, Mis Amigos, Past Events | admin | No Comments

    In 1961 the legendary jazz label Riverside Records released Mazeltov, Mis Amigos, an album of “Yiddish favorites in Latin tempo,” by Juan Calle and His Latin Lantzmen. The band who performed these mid-century dance floor fusions was an only-in-America supergroup that wasn’t as Jewish as their name made them sound. Juan Calle was John Cali, …

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