Jazz, Jews and African Americans:
Cultural Intersections in Newark and Beyond
Sunday, December 13 at 2pm
Jewish Museum of New Jersey at Congregation Ahavas Sholom
145 Broadway, Newark
No admission charge
WBGO Jazz 88.3FM presents the closing reception of Jazz, Jews and African Americans: Cultural Intersections in Newark and Beyond, featuring pianist, writer and sociologist Ben Sidran in Jews, Music and the American Dream. Accompanying himself on piano, Sidran explores the relationship of blacks and Jews in the music business throughout the 20th century. He is the author of There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream and Talking Jazz.
The events have been produced by the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University-Newark; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; the Jewish Museum of New Jersey at Congregation Ahavas Sholom; and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. Cultural Partners include Congregation Ahavas Sholom; Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church; Iglesia El Sembrador; Mount Zion Baptist Church; the Newark Arts Council; New Jersey City University; and Project Life of N.J.