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The Boston Festival of New Jewish Music

Hosted By: Jewish Arts Collaborative

Join us for the launch of the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music, a free monthly concert series presenting original music drawing from the Jewish cultural experience. Hosted by BackRoom at The Boston Synagogue, co-presented by JArts, and live-streaming everywhere, the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music highlights the best in Jewish-influenced music by composers and performers who live right here in our own backyard.

All concerts will be performed live at the Boston Synagogue and live-streamed.

The first event is a Live Album Release Concert: Zach Mayer’s Zamru Singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Zach Mayer is a rising star in the international Jewish music world. Channeling his lineage of the four generations of chazzanim (cantors) before him, Zach brings communities together through the power of nigunim, spiritual wordless melodies rooted in Jewish tradition.

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Zach Mayer

With over 20 million hits on YouTube for his “Subway Sax Battle,” Zach Mayer has performed with Bobby McFerrin, John Zorn, Questlove, Jamie Cullum, Big Boi (OutKast) Cyro Baptista, Frank London, Michael Alpert, Joey Weisenberg, and many more musicians you might recognize. He performs internationally with Zion80, a 10-piece Jewish Afrobeat band inspired by the music of Shlomo Carlebach, and his folk sextet, Night Tree, has toured internationally and has released two albums produced by Seamus Egan of SOLAS. He has been on the faculty at the Brandeis Institute of Music and Art and Laguardia Arts High School in Manhattan, and teaches workshops around the US and Canada. Zach is the musical director of Kahal B’raira, a humanistic Jewish congregation in Cambridge. He received his Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory in Boston, and is a member of Hadar’s 2020-2022 Rising Song Fellowship.
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