Tuesday, July 9th, 7:00pm
Jazz On Film
Curated by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem
New Jerusalem Orchestra - Eternal Love ("Ahavat Olamim”)
Hosted by Nadav Remez
The New Jerusalem Orchestra (NJO) is a world-class musical ensemble dedicated to creating new music that draws on African and Middle Eastern musical traditions, including Middle Eastern piyyut (Jewish traditions of sacred music), and is informed by a sophisticated and joyous jazz sensibility. The film, Eternal Love, documents a spirited and moving live performance from the 2010 Israel Festival, featuring the virtuoso musician, gifted bandleader and founding member of the NJO, the bassist Omer Avital, together with the celebrated saxophonist, Greg Tardy, and the master of Moroccan piyyut, Rabbi Haim Louk.