Music and More Festival

5 Events from October 30 - November 17
Date: November 9, 2016
Location:  Show map
Levin Hall at the Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
Contact: Kathryn BernheimerPhone: 720-749-2530Email:

Featuring four concerts, special events, nationally acclaimed guest speakers, food, and more!  

 Watch the Music and More Festival Trailer Here

JAMbalaya: Zydeco Grooves! Classical Elegance! Voodoo Magic! Congo Square Dancers!

Join headliner Grammy Award-winning zydeco sensation Terrance Simien and resident voodoo violinist Gregory T.S. Walker for the latest installment of the Colorado NeXt Music Fest.  Fall under the spell of New Orleans' legendary Congo Square, where slaves were sold and the cultures of two continents collided - in an interactive adventure with African drumming and dancing, jazzy string quartet jams, Creole cuisine, multimedia magic, and a special fusion of strings, drums, and dancers. Co-produced by Adam Sloat and Westwater Entertainment.

Doors open at 6pm for a festival-style preshow event in the lobby featuring strolling musicians, food, and beverages for purchase.

October 30 | 6 pm | Boulder JCC, Levin Hall
$18 in advance | $20 at the door 
Students $9 in advance | $10 at the door
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Jewish Photography in Focus
With Penny Wolin

Penny Wolin spent eight years traveling throughout America photographing and interviewing more than 70 of the most original American photographers in history including Annie Leibovitz, Arnold Newman, Robert Frank, and relatives of deceased artists. The Wyoming-born Wolin describes her practice as both a portrait photographer and a visual anthropologist and feels strongly about combining words and images. Now based in California, Penny Wolin recently published “Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry” and has been touring the country with her illustrated history of the seminal work featuring the lives of Jewish photographers, fostering a renewed appreciation for these witnesses to our common history and culture.

November 9 | 7 pm | Boulder JCC, Levin Hall
$15 in advance   | $18 at the door  

Meet Rabbi Joe Black

A family concert with Rabbi Joe Black

Meet Rabbi Joe Black, a vibrant force in today's contemporary Jewish music scene! He is a dynamic performer, lyrical composer, and accomplished musician who has produced several critically acclaimed albums of Jewish music in addition to a songbook and videos. His books and music have been featured by the PJ library, and he has been honored by Moment magazine as one of the top ten male performers in American Jewish music as well as one of the top ten children's performers in American Jewish music.

November 13 | 1:30 pm | Boulder JCC, Levin Hall
$18 adults | $5 for children 2 - 10 | Free for children two and under | $20 at the door for adults | $6 at the door for children 2 - 10
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Between Heaven and Earth Music Legend Andy Statman in Concert

With the Andy Statman Trio

With more than 30 albums covering a wide world music spectrum, virtuoso Andy Statman has spurred the Jewish music renaissance with 1995’s Songs of our Fathers (with Dave Grisman). Statman is a maestro of clarinet, mandolin, and guitar and is passionate about creating original compositions that reinvigorate the familiar musical forms of klezmer, jazz, bluegrass, Jewish folk, and spiritual devotional music. Statman is a revered veteran in several genres and has mesmerised generations of Jewish audiences around the world.

November 13 | 7 pm | Boulder JCC, Levin Hall
$36 in advance
 | $40 at the door 

Reduced price tickets available!

A Scholarship Fund has been created by generous community members to support discounted tickets for those who need them.

Simply contact or call 720-749-2530 to arrange for a reduced price ticket.


The Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble
A Sephardic dinner and concert

The grande dame of Ladino brings the beauty and mystery of medieval Spain to Boulder for a rare look at a long-lost life. Ladino, a romance language with roots in Jewish musical traditions prior to the 1492 expulsion, incorporates influences of Morocco, Argentina, Turkey, Greece, and additional places Spanish Jews settled. Ladino has enjoyed a revival of interest due to its beautiful melodies and rich cultural context. Join us to hear the leading revival, long-time New York singer, Ljuba Davis. Featuring an optional pre-concert dinner of Sephardic specialities!

November 17 | 5:30 pm optional dinner | 7 pm concert | Boulder JCC, Levin Hall
$45 for dinner and concert in advance - SOLD OUT | $18 concert only in advance  | $20 concert only at the door
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