It’s been a while since my last music update. I’ve had a great musical summer that began in late June when Warren, Saskia and I were in Italy and gave an Afro-Semitic Experience concert on the steps of the Great Synagogue of Florence. Here’s a video of us performing Unity in the Community.
As I prepare for the fall, I’ve got a busy few weeks coming up. Here’s a list of my various performances.
Saturday, August 19 5-7, Nu Haven Kapelye at Best Video Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Music outdoors in the parking lot of Best Video. Come to listen to some classic Klezmer and Yiddish songs but be prepared to get up and dance in a circle!!
Sunday, August 20 Hartford Yard Goats Game pregame music. The Nu Haven Kapelye is playing a set at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford. It’s Jewish Heritage Day and we’ll be we’re opening for the Hartford Yard Goats game. You’ll have to get a ticket to the game to see us. The Yard Goats are having a great season so it will be worth staying to see the game! Music at 11:30. Game at 1 pm.
Saturday, August 26. I have been rehearsing a group of current and former students from the Southern Connecticut State University Latin Jazz Ensemble for a concert of Latin Jazz Classics at the Torrington Historical Society. The group will perform from 6:30-8:00 pm, in the gardens of Torrington's Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum as part of the Jazz in the Garden concert series hosted by the Torrington Historical Society. The Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum is located at 192 Main Street, Torrington, CT. I hope you will come and support these excellent young musicians and singers.
Thursday, August 31 Afro-Semitic Experience at The Drake 44 North Pleasant Street in Amherst
Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Our first time at the Drake, please help us spread the word!
Here is the ticket link: https://www.thedrakeamherst.org/events/the-afro-semitic-experience
Tuesday, September 5, 7 pm, David Chevan at Café Nine, playing the music of S’lichos. Event hosted by the New Haven Jazz Underground. With Rosh Hashanah coming up, I’m planning a set of instrumental repentance music. This is the 20th anniversary of my Days of Awe album. That recording featured my arrangements of the high holy day music of Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt and others. After the music of repentance comes a jazz jam. My set begins at 7 pm. The jazz jam begins at 8 pm.
September 9, Afro-Semitic Experience makes our debut performance at the CT Folk Fest, 5:30 set. It’s a great lineup of artists and we’re excited to be opening for Maria Muldaur. We’ve just recorded a new album and we’ll be featuring some of that music.
Coming up in October: a CD release party for the Nu Haven Kapelye at Café Nine.