ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its tenth season, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) is excited to announce its specially curated lineup featuring Grammy winning artists, up and coming bands and historian presentations. AJMF will take place March 7 - 17, 2019 at various venues around metro Atlanta. The theme for this years event is "Jewish Contributions to American Music"
"This year's festival will excite and engage the entire Atlanta community (both Jewish and at-large)," said AJMF Director, Joe Alterman. "We're excited to showcase artists who best reflect the rich cultural heritage and contributions Jewish people (both by themselves and in collaboration with others) have made to the world of music, as well as the stories behind the songs," Alterman added.
"High Notes" include:
The perfect date night for jazz, classical and broadway lovers:
AJMF brings the Grammy winning Bill Charlap Trio to Atlanta (March 7, Atlanta History Center) for a fantastic opening night performance featuring their Grammy nominated album Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein. Time magazine wrote, "Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence."
Funky soul pop pushes audiences to re-define Jewish music
Brother/sister musical phenomenon Clyde and Gracie Lawrence are the leads of eight-piece soul-pop band Lawrence. The band's sophomore album Living Room, was released in September 2018 and promptly reached #2 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart, earned a featured placement on Spotify's "New Music Friday" playlist, and led the band to its late-night television debut on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. This cool show is perfect for fans of funk and jam bands. (Vinyl @ Center Stage, March 9)
An intellectual journey entertains and educates
This year's festival aims to not only entertain, but educate audiences as well. Well known musician and historian Ben Sidran presents his comprehensive social history of Jewish contributions to American popular music in the twentieth century There Was A Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream (March 14) Ben Sidran is widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio's landmark jazz series "Jazz Alive", which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television's "New Visions" series, which received the Ace Award for best music series. A pianist, producer, singer and composer, he has recorded more than thirty solo albums. Sidran uses his first person experience to frame the story behind the story of Jews in American popular music.
As the largest Jewish music festival in the South, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, shares and celebrates Jewish heritage through quality music and artistic experiences. AJMF's resounding annual Spring Festival showcases artists who best reflect the rich cultural heritage and contributions Jewish people have made to the world of music.
For more information, ticket purchase and to view the entire lineup visit www.atlantajmf.org.
Contact: Karen Jones, 1-404-483-8226, [email protected]
SOURCE Atlanta Jewish Music Festival