Wed, May 22nd

Hevreh Ensemble Album Release Concert

jazz world music TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Tue, May 21st

Fri, May 24th

 

Hevreh Ensemble Album Release Concert

 

 

" A new sort of aesthetic that defies description" ........ Jazz meets World; Jazz meets Classical; World-influenced -Classical"

Audiophile Audition-

 

Bonner Rundschau 29.8.13

“ The quartet, which with its unusual combinations, rhythmic Arabesques, melodious Cantilenas and most importantly, with noticeable accord, left a lasting impression, so that the music from completely different cultures, but always understandable human feelings went by in a flash.

Felicias Zink

 

General Anzeiger Newspaper- Bonn 30.8.2013

“ Whether elegiac, meditative sound painting or furiously rhythmic, the ensemble astounded its audience with unusual, wonderful compositional tonal effects, which featured themes from religious and racial tolerance and world peace.”

 

 

Enjoy a short video of Hevreh Ensemble's performance for The Newport Chamber Music

Festival at the historic Breakers Mansion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwKqcVH1EjY

 

 

Rather than genre-defying, HEVREH’s sound is genre-connecting: “Jazz-meets-World; Jazz-meets-Classical; World-influenced-Classical” (Audiophile Audition). Member and composer Jeff Adler makes colorful use of a rich and varied palette of instrumentation and compositional styles, all drawn from deeply personal sources for group members and their guest artists. All four members of the group are classically trained musicians (Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Jerusalem Academy) who are also of Jewish heritage - no surprise after hearing the delightful and driving rhythms of some of the melodies, clearly drawn from the Jewish folk traditions of Eastern Europe.

Adler’s long-time relationships with Native American flute-makers and performers Hawk Littlejohn (Cherokee) and Daniel Bigay (Echota Cherokee) led to the introduction of Cherokee flutes into Adler’s compositions, and eventually a collaboration with Cheyenne flutist Joseph Firecrow on HEVREH’s second album. Yet HEVREH’s music cannot be defined as “Jewish folk” or “Native American,” the generic “World” or even “fusion.” HEVREH’s essence is the thread of connection that runs through “Lost Tribes,” which opens with a Cherokee flute and closes with a shofar.

HEVREH’s aesthetic is the double-image evoked by the piece’s title andthe intertwining of the distinct musical traditions of these two diasporas,delivered with the respect of exacting classical technique, the playful joy of jazz improvisation, and the intense warmth, humor, and empathy that only a close-knit chamber ensemble can offer. HEVREH is the gathering-in of specific and studied musical traditions, woven together by an open-hearted desire to find and express connection with other musicians, musical languages, and music-lovers, ever widening and strengthening their “circle of friends.”On their newest album, HEVREH welcomes tabla player Naren Budkhar, percussionist Shane Shanahan (Silk Road Ensemble), and bassist George Rush, all of whom bring their own traditions and experiences of cross-genre connection to further expand the circle. 

 

 

 Hevreh Ensemble

Creating Original World Chamber Music

Works by Jeff Adler

 

A new sort of aesthetic that defies description... Clean, Tight, Creative — moments that are a kind of Jazz-meets-World; Jazz-meets-Classical; World-influenced-Classical.”

—  Audiophile Audition

 

NYC based Hevreh Ensemble performs compositions by group member Jeff Adler. Their concerts have delighted audiences and critics alike with appearances throughout the US and Europe, including New York City, the Newport Chamber Music Festival, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and concerts in Vienna, Berlin, Bonn, Amsterdam, Prague, and Krakow. This past summer Hevreh presented concerts for the International Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow and for the POLIN Museum in Warsaw, Poland. 

 

The wide and varied instrumentation includes the innovative use of Cherokee Native American flutes, along with clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn, world percussion that includes djembe, dumbek, ocean drum, balafon, kalimba, rain stick, tabla, log drum, keyboard, and shofar.