“A Night with Andy Statman” (pre-talk at 6:15; concert at 7:00). Tim Timberlake, emcee. Andy Statman was already an accomplished performer on the banjo, mandolin (which he studied under David Grisman), and saxophone, playing a range of musical styles including R&B and bluegrass, when he reconnected with his Jewish roots. Studying with the legendary klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras, Statman became an important figure in the klezmer revival. Today, Andy Statman is a renowned exponent of traditional and avant-garde Jewish music – and he continues to play bluegrass and jazz as well. The Andy Statman Trio includes Jim Whitney on bass, and Larry Eagle on percussion. At its Modlin Center performance, the Trio will play music from the folk tradition, including klezmer, bluegrass, and jazz. “A Night with Andy Statman” benefits Chabads on Campus, an international network of homes-away-from-home for Jewish students at Virginia Tech, UVA, and JMU. The concert is presented as the result of a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through its American Masterpieces program. MAAF’s “American Masterpieces: [r]evolution Road Tour” features new artists working in quintessential American traditional music genres ranting from blues to bluegrass to gospel to jazz.
Admission Fee: Tickets range from $25 - $360
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