Jewish Music Institute

JMI is the home of Jewish music in the UK. We are dedicated to the celebration, preservation and dev We are the Jewish Music Institute.

We curate, educate and celebrate โ€“ bringing to life this rich seam in world culture. Our mission encompasses the music of the Jewish people wherever they are and wherever they have been, preserving and developing this great genre for the benefit of present and future generations.

Operating as usual

07/01/2024

๐ŸŽตYALLAH 2024๐ŸŽต

๐ŸŽคJewish Music Institute's Judeo-Arabic music conference returns for a day of talks, workshops, presentations & performances, closing with a performance from DJ Sharouh. Don't miss it!๐ŸŽค

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ11 Feb ๐Ÿ“SOAS University of London ๐Ÿ•9.30am-6pm

๐ŸŽŸ jmi.org.uk

14/12/2023

The JMI Youth Big Band, directed by Sam Eastmond (Tzadik/Spike Orchestra), performed at a sold out Vortex Jazz Club in London last Sunday 10th December. It was the JMI Youth Big Band's 4th concert this year and coincided with the 4th Candle of Chanukah.

It is a fundamental principle in the pedagogy of the JMI Youth Big Band that musicians are able to express themselves and develop their individuality, whilst at the same time playing and learning Jewish Jazz together.

As we look forward with both pride and inspiration to the year ahead, we would like to share with you the outstanding brilliance of our young musicians with the bright light of raw talent that is Ben Krauss on Trombone performing Sam Eastmond's arrangement of Maoz Tzur.

30/11/2023

ื”ืขืจื‘ ืื ื• ื ื•ืขืœื™ื ืืช ืกื“ืจืช ืดืžื ื’ื ื™ื ื”ืคื•ื’ื”ืด ืœืชืงื•ืคื” ื”ืงืจื•ื‘ื” ืขื ืงื•ื ืฆืจื˜ ืื—ืจื•ืŸ ื‘ืฉื™ื“ื•ืจ ื‘ื›ื•ืจื” - ืดื’ื™ื‘ืจืœื˜ืจืด.
ื”ืฆื˜ืจืคื• ืืœื™ื ื• ืœืžืคื’ืฉ ืžื•ื–ื™ืงืœื™ ืขื•ืฆืžืชื™ ื‘ื™ืŸ ืกื’ื ื•ืŸ ื”ืคืœืžื ืงื• ืžืœื ื”ืชืฉื•ืงื” ืœืžืงืฆื‘ื™ ื”ืžื’ืจื‘ ื”ืกื•ื—ืคื™ื. ื™ื—ื“ ืขื ืžืืกื˜ืจื• ืชื•ื ื›ื”ืŸ ื•ื”ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ื•ืคื™ืขื• ืขืœ ื”ื‘ืžื” ื”ืืžื ื™ื ื”ื‘ื™ื ืœืื•ืžื™ื™ื ื‘ื ื’ืณืžื™ืŸ ื‘ื•ื–ื’ืœื• ื•ื™ื”ื•ื“ื” ืณืฉื•ืงื™ืณ ืฉื•ื•ื™ืงื™, ืจืงื“ื ื™ื•ืช ื”ืคืœืžื ืงื• ื”ืžื•ื‘ื™ืœื•ืช ืฉืจื•ืŸ ืฉื’ื™ื ื•ืงืจืŸ ืคืกื— ื•ื’ื™ื˜ืจื™ืกื˜ ื”ืคืœืžื ืงื• ืžืกืคืจื“ ืคื™ื˜ื™ ืงืจื™ื™ื•

23/11/2023

ืฆืคื™ื™ื” ืžื”ื ื”

16/11/2023

Tezeta

Tonight: Jerusalem Orchestra East West performs together together with the wonderful voices and the never-ending charisma of Ester Rada and Gili Yalo at the Tezeta concert. This concert will be a celebration of Amharic and Ethiopian Jewish culture, a journey of longing and yearning for a world that has disappeared from sight, from the bubbling musical scene of Ethiopia in the last century.

Featuring: Ester Rada, Gili Yalo, Maestro Tom Cohen

09/11/2023

The Levant Strings - The East and West Jerusalem Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Tom Cohen hosts Itzik Ricken, Aviv Bacher and Ofer Mizrahi

We invite you to join us again this week for two hours of respite, and embark together on a liberating musical journey in the premiere broadcast ยป "Levant Strings" - a one-time celebration of music from Mesopotamia to the New World, with four masters (including our maestro, who marvels on the mandolin in an original piece written for the orchestra) , which are virtuosically detailed on unique and rare stringed instruments

02/11/2023

As part of ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ Jerusalem Orchestra East West live streaming - we bring to you today the "Portrait of an Artist/ Stations in Time", the concert we played with Avihu Medina, winner of the Israel Prize. You are invited to join us on a musical journey through his work and songs.

Recorded and filmed at the HaTarbut Hall, on June 23
Directed and edited by Avi Nishnivar
Mix and sound: Liron Shafer Jaffa Sound Arts

19/10/2023

Jerusalem Orchestra East West invite you and yours tonight for a short break with last season's opening concert - "Yasu!", which we played with Glicaria (Greece). Guest player: Tzipi Shlomo (bouzouki).

Filmed and recorded in Holon, on 10.11.22
Directed and edited by Avi Nishnivar
Mix and sound: Liron Shafer Jaffa Sound Arts

Photos from Jewish Music Institute's post 07/09/2023

LAST FEW TICKETS!

JMI Youth Big Band
Sunday 10th September
12:00 pm โ€“ 3:30 pm

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-jmi-youth-big-band

The JMI Youth Big Band is rooted in contemporary Jewish music and big band jazz, assimilating myriad styles and influences from around the world through their unique musical lens.

Bringing together young musicians from diverse and varied backgrounds and traditions, with an inclusive approach to creative music learning and improvisation. Breaking boundaries and bridging cross-cultural divides, this extraordinary ensemble focuses on the power and energy of community and creativity.

โ€œA radical revelation! They play with an assurance, fluency and confidence rarely seen from such youthful ensembles.โ€ โ€“ Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

Doors 12noon
Performance #1: 1pm
Performance #2: 2.15pm

ยฃ18
General admission

Photos from Jewish Music Institute's post 25/08/2023

A huge thanks to all the people who came along to the JMI Summer Schools 2023.

To all the yiddishists of Ot Azoy, the singers of Golden Peacock, The Klezmorim of Klezfest - a dank!

Till soon and again but first Gut Shabbes! Shabbat Shalom!

Photos from Jewish Music Institute's post 21/08/2023

is off to a great start! Look at the Groyse Orkester! ๐Ÿ‘€

Everyone together, learning tunes, playing together, making a truly joyful noise (in minor keys too?!)

Led by Susi Evans & Szilvia Csaranko and supporter by Frank London, Ilya Schneyveys & Anna Lowenstein. Each day is a different Klezmer combo!

Photos from Jewish Music Institute's post 21/08/2023

Amazing start to Golden Peacock Yiddish Song School with three amazing artists! All stars of yiddish song in their own right & leaders of our song school this week. We cannot thank Shura Lipovsky, Rachel Weston or Joseph Finlay enough for their breathtaking performance!

09/08/2023

The Aden Conference - JW3 and Woolf Institute
This August!

19/06/2023

We are proud and delighted that our Head of Klezfest 2023 faculty, the brilliant and enormously talented Susi Evans is given her rightful place as the cover of this season's issue of Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain magazine.

Susi is part of the DNA of Klezfest having been part of a generation of musicians that formed She'koyokh at JMI's Klezfest over 20 years ago.

If you are a reed player, a folk music enthusiast, a classical musician looking into the folk traditions that have nourished so much of the repertoire that you play, a jazz musician interested in different modes, a musically curious person or that you just love klezmer, then come and join Klezfest this summer.

All the information its here:
https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezfest-2023

Whatโ€™s an exciting issue we have this summer:
Exclusive interview with the Queen of Klezmer Susi Evans, creating a concerto with Gillian Blair and Lucy Armstrong, the inclusive bass clarinet course by Sarah Watts and so much more!

Join CASSGB to find out more!
www.Cassgb.org

25/05/2023

Dear Friends

The Future of Synagogue Music, 30 May 8.00pm UK time (on Zoom)

Listen on video to what our leaders have said and join the live conversation. These are some of the questions we will be asking: Come and have your say. What you think really matters!

Join the Zoom and have your say on Tuesday 30 May 8.00pm UK time (12:00 PST, 15:00 EST, 21:00 CET and SAST, 22:00 IST) the Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3775435988?pwd=bjVwN1EvdnBEM2hKRVU3YnpKT1hDUT09

Below are some of the questions we will be asking:

What do congregants want?

What music are they familiar with that boots them up for prayer?

Who chooses and /or employs those who leads services?

Who is in charge of music in each synagogue?
Is there a role for a trained prayer leader on the synagogue team?

What attributes does he need?

How will they be trained to the highest standards?

What role does the United Synagogue have in steering the music of prayer?

Does the United Synagogue have somebody knowledgeable in charge of music?

Is โ€˜nusachโ€™, that changes for weekday, Shabbos and festival services, relevant today?

Who knows and recognises correct nusach today?

If we donโ€™t want nusach and chazanut โ€“ what do we feel is right to take its place?

Who should make that decision and how can they carry this out.

If we do want nusach and at least some cantorial pieces โ€“ how will we teach it and encourage people to learn it, if there is no job at the end.

If we want new music, how will we find, choose and disseminate it.

If we donโ€™t sit up and think about these questions โ€“ the music of Jewish prayer will simply evaporate.

25/04/2023

Yasmin Levy
Tuesday 2nd May
Barbican Centre

Renowned Ladino singer-songwriter and raconteur Yasmin Levy brings her distinctive blend of nostalgic and tender vocals to our stage.

Levy's deep spiritual singing and passionate vocal delivery have touched audiences all around the globe, making her a true international star, and garnering critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times and The Sunday Times.

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2023/event/yasmin-levy

Renowned Ladino singer-songwriter โ€“ and a star of Sephardi culture โ€“ Yasmin Levy brings her distinctive blend of nostalgic and tender vocals to Barbican Centre next week (2 May). Music not to be missed!

๐ŸŽŸ barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2023/event/yasmin-levy

25/04/2023

Renowned Ladino singer-songwriter โ€“ and a star of Sephardi culture โ€“ Yasmin Levy brings her distinctive blend of nostalgic and tender vocals to Barbican Centre next week (2 May). Music not to be missed!

๐ŸŽŸ barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2023/event/yasmin-levy

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The JMI Youth Big Band, directed by Sam Eastmond (Tzadik/Spike Orchestra), performed at a sold out Vortex Jazz Club in L...
ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ - ื’ื™ื‘ืจืœื˜ืจ
ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ ืขื ืžืืกื˜ืจื• ืชื•ื ื›ื”ืŸ ืžืืจื—ื™ื ืืช ื™ืกืžื™ืŸ ืœื•ื™ - ืื“ื™ื• ืงืจื™ื“ื”
Tezeta - ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ ื‘ื ื™ืฆื•ื—ื• ืฉืœ ืžืืกื˜ืจื• ืชื•ื ื›ื”ืŸ ืžืืจื—ืช ืืช ืืกืชืจ ืจื“ื ื•ื’ื™ืœื™ื™ืืœื•
ืžื™ืชืจื™ ื”ืœื‘ื ื˜ - ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ ื‘ื ื™ืฆื•ื—ื• ืฉืœ ืžืืกื˜ืจื• ืชื•ื ื›ื”ืŸ ืžืืจื—ืช ืืช ืื™ืฆื™ืง ืจื™ืงืŸ, ืื‘ื™ื‘ ื‘ื›ืจ ื•ืขื•ืคืจ ืžื–ืจื—ื™
ื“ื™ื•ืงืŸ ืืžืŸ/ ืชื—ื ื•ืช ื‘ื–ืžืŸ - ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ ื‘ื ื™ืฆื•ื—ื• ืฉืœ ืžืืกื˜ืจื• ืชื•ื ื›ื”ืŸ ืžืืจื—ืช ืืช ืื‘ื™ื”ื• ืžื“ื™ื ื”
ื™ืืกื•! - ืชื–ืžื•ืจืช ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื ืžื–ืจื— ื•ืžืขืจื‘ ื•ืžืืกื˜ืจื• ืชื•ื ื›ื”ืŸ ืžืืจื—ื™ื ืืช ื’ืœื™ืงืจื™ื”
NOGA RITTER Quartet+ KADIALY KOUYATE & JOSH MIDDLETONThu 19 Oct, 7pmBrunei Gallery, SOAShttps://www.jmi.org.uk/event/the...
Tom Cohen invites you to join us
Jerusalem Orchestra East & West - BARBICAN - London
Jerusalem Orchestra East & WestSunday 5th February, 2023Barbican CentreBook here: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2...
YAHRZEIT 70: WORDS โ€“ MUSIC โ€“ FILMWednesday 31st August 6:00 pm โ€“ 9:30 pmhttps://www.jmi.org.uk/event/yahrzeit-70-words-m...

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