JAVA JEWS TO PERFORM AT MOLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:17

The Java Jews, an Iowa-based Klezmer band, will perform a free concert at the Moline Public Library on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m.  Music lovers of all ages will not want to miss this “highly caffeinated” performance from this seven piece ensemble. No registration is required.  This performance is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.  For more information, visit the Moline Public Library at 3210 41st Street, Moline or call 309-524-2470.

A staple in Iowa coffee shops and jazz festivals, the Java Jews perform their energetic version of Klezmer, the traditional Jewish music of Eastern Europe.  In addition, the band performs Klezmer interpretations of Miles Davis, standards, and Israeli pop.

The Java Jews performance is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak, on display December 28th, 2011 through February 24th, 2012.  In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

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