Andy Statman Trio live in concert @ CKI!
Preceded by "Art in Heaven", a short film by Zvi Rosenfeld
The Jewish Music Cafe presents the Andy Statman Trio, live in concert at Congregation Kol Israel, a landmark Brooklyn synagogue. Preceded by "Art in Heaven", a short film by Zvi Rosenfeld, with live musical accompaniment from Elie Massias and Pedro Cortejosa.
Andy Statman, one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as "spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz." He has performed with such artists as Itzchak Perlman, Ricky Skaggs, Béla Fleck, Paul Shaffer, Bruce Molsky, Art Baron, Marty Rifkin, Bob Jones, Lew Soloff, Kristen Muller and John Goodman. He is a Grammy award nominee and in 2012 was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, from the National Endowment of the arts.
"Art In Heaven" is a short film that celebrates and memorializes the creativity of artisans who built, carved and painted an array of unique prayer houses throughout the European landscape. Most of the structures lay in ruin and have been abandoned or left to crumble and disappear. Their scattered remains are one of the last physical, cultural and spiritual testimonies to a world destroyed in the Holocaust. These structures still bear witness to the suffering and slaughter of an entire people.