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Hazonos - Jack Mendelson, Frank London and Friends
Temple Sinai
Oakland, CA
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Hazonos - Jack Mendelson, Frank London and Friends
Cantor Jack Mendelson sings classical hazonos (Jewish liturgical music). Mendelson, the subject of the acclaimed 2005 documentary A Cantor's Tale, and a master of the genre has dedicated his life to teaching, performing, and preserving the liturgical music tradition. Accompanied by Frank London and special guests.

Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion 'Jackie' Mendelson is a master of the classic art of Ashkenazic liturgical singing, chazzanut or hazonos. Jack's love and knowledge of this uniquely Jewish music is deep and profound. Hearing Jack Mendelson is a rare opportunity to encounter the sound that defined Ashkenazic Judaism. As well as being a performer, Jackie is one of the most accomplished and beloved teachers of the art of cantorial music; his students have cantorial positions in synagogues throughout America.

This special concert will feature music from Erik Anjou's film A Cantor's Tale (a documentary about Jackie Mendelson, with music by Frank London) and from London's acclaimed recording, Hazonos (on John Zorn's Tzadik label). It will include music from the greatest singers of the Classic Era of Cantorial music, including Yossele Rosenblatt, Zavel Kwartin, Pierre Pintchik and others.

The music is deeply passionate, spiritual and exciting. It takes a traditional approach, as performed by experts in the tradition, and reinterprets it with a modernist approach. Jackie will be accompanied by trumpeter Frank London of the Klezmatics, pianist Anthony Coleman (of Separdic Tinge), accordionist Glenn Hartman (of New Orleans Klezmer Allstars) and others TBA.


Temple Sinai (View)
2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609
United States


Music > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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