US TOUR OF THE NEW PROJECT WITH ANDREY MAKAREVICH TITLED YIDDISH JAZZ IN OCTOBER 2014
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MAESTRO ARTIST MANAGEMENT PRESENTS YIDDISH JAZZ WITH ANDREY MAKAREVICH
Maestro Artist Management (www.maestroartist.com) presents the North American tour of Andrey Makarevich, the legendary Russian rock musician, the founder and longtime leader of the Russia's oldest rock band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine). Andrey Makarevich is an outspoken, iconic personality, a rebel and a hero of many generations, who never disappoints. He returns to the US with a new program, titled "Yiddish Jazz", performed by renowned jazz musicians that are part of the project “Creole Tango Orchestra” and “Jazz Transformations”, formed by Andrey Makarevich in 2001. The US tour will start in Los Angeles, California on October 11th and end in Washington DC on October 19th. Please see the complete tour schedule bellow.
About the Project: For more than a century, Yiddish music has survived all the turmoil, immigration, war, holocaust, and persecution. Renewed interest to Yiddish music is part of a widespread reclaiming of Jewish identity in the arts, where artists who used to hide their Jewish roots in exchange for the public’s acceptance, now feel secure and confident enough to pursue a heritage that more profoundly defines them, beyond their mere “Russianess”. In his new program, Andrey Makarevich, along with renowned jazz vocalists Diana Polenova, Irina Rodiles and Polina Kasyanova tackles an extraordinary range of Diaspora melodies, from warhorses like ''Bei mir bist du schon'' and ''Matza balls'' to “My little cousin / Di grine kuzine”, a classic Yiddish-theater song, once recorded by Goodman band with vocalist Peggy Lee -- all sung, for the most part, in Yiddish, Russian or English, and backed by a live band of internationally renowned jazz musicians. Drawing a parallel between "Klezmer" music, created by Jewish immigrants, and traditional big-band jazz, this kaleidoscopic medley traces the history of Yiddish music's intermingled influences from Europe to America. In the second half of the program, fans will hear a full set of a re-imagined selection of the greatest hits and old time classics performed by Makarevich himself. The recording of the album “Yiddish Jazz with Andrey Makarevich” was first released in September of 2013, and supported in part by the Russian Jewish Congress (www.rjc.org).
The program will feature the following jazz musicians and vocalists: Andrey Makarevich • Jazz Trio of Evgeny Borets • Brothers Alexander & Dmitri Brill • Irina Rodiles • Konstantin Gevondian • Polina Kasianova • Diana Polenova
The concerts will take place in the following venues and cities:
October 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
October 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The Scottish Rite Auditorium San Francisco, CA
October 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Christian Heritage Academy Northfield, IL
October 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The John Hancock Hall Boston, MA
October 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM
October 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Town Hall, New York, NY
October 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Lisner Auditorium of GWU, Washington, DC
Information and tickets: www.maestroartist.com
Biography: One of the pioneers of the Russian rock-music, Andrey Makarevich was born in Moscow, Russia in 1953. His father was a famous architect, so Andrey followed in his footsteps, and graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture as a graphics artist. As a young armature musician, Andrey was a big fan of English rock- band The Beatles. In 1969, Makarevich formed a band called Mashina Vremeni, largely inspired by western rock and blues of the time. He is the band's singer, songwriter and guitarist since then. While music of Mashina Vremeni is written by all the members, Makarevich is the band's exclusive lyrics writer and leader for over 45 years.
Makarevich released ten solo albums, numerous recordings with Mashina Vremeni and “Creole Tango Orchestra”, also participated, produced and hosted popular TV shows, was involved in a few movie projects as an actor and musicians, and authored several poetry collections and two volumes of memoirs. Makarevich is also a professional artist, he participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad, and his works are displayed in private collections and museums around the world.
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