Friday, July 10, 2020 | 12pm
ADMISSION: This online program is free; advanced registration required
Tune in for a performance by Elie Massias that evokes the vistas and musical influences of Massias's birthplace of Gibraltar, his Sephardic ancestry, jazz, flamenco guitar, and more. As Stuart Boomer of Cadence Magazine writes, “Massias has a command of the guitar that extends from the fingerboard to the amplifier, from the lightest acoustic play to R&B.” Join us for a unique form of musical expression drawn from a lifetime of varied experience and musical genres. This program is presented in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History.
This is an online event. Please note that a Zoom account is required to register for the program. If you do not have a Zoom account, please create one by clicking "Sign up free" at the top of the registration page.
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Tune into RadioCJM to experience the sounds of musicians influenced by Jewish musical heritage. While we can't gather in person for music festivals yet, we can still listen together, eat together, and envision a better world together.
This program includes a recipe recommended by the artist that you can prepare and eat while you listen, or file away in your quarantine cookbook.
This week, try making this easy cod recipe that we enjoy making when we go camping.
(Adjust the ingredient amounts to number of guests and personal preference)
Winner of a top ten Billboard Magazine choice award at the U.S. Northeast Independent World Music Series for his album Brooklyn Days, Elie Massias has shared the stage and recorded with many of today’s leading jazz and world music greats, including Ben Street, John Hebert, Henry Hey, Brian Blade, Chris Cheek, Jimmy Weinstein, Frank Colon, Debbie Deane, Reid Anderson, Dan Reiser, Larry Goldings, Gary Thomas, Jeff Ballard, and many more. Born in Gibraltar, a small British colony on the southernmost tip of Spain, Massias began studying guitar as a child and learned flamenco, classical, and other styles. By age eleven, he was studying with Gibraltar’s leading classical guitarist, William Gomez. Massias later studied at the renowned Jerusalem Academy of Music, before moving to the U.S. and graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Since moving to New York City in 1994, Massias has garnered critical acclaim as both a jazz and world music performer, and as a music producer and arranger.
Public Programs at The CJM are made possible thanks to generous support from Grants for the Arts and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.