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A SERIES OF MONTHLY MUSICAL EVENTS
BROUGHT TO YOU BY ACE AT THE J

Showcasing dozens of local musicians, ACE's new monthly music series reflects our mission
of cultural engagement through the arts. Placing music in its cultural context, music@theJ
features eclectic and illuminating musical events, each of which is "more than a concert."

$36 PER CONCERT IN ADVANCE / $40 AT THE DOOR
COLLEGE STUDENTS $10 PER CONCERT
ALL CHILDREN UNDER 18 ARE FREE

ALL CONCERTS START AT 7PM

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL CONCERTS BELOW

*Registration form will close at 5:30pm on the day of the concert.
Tickets will be available at the door for $40.


R&B and J: Celebrating the Jewish Songsmiths of the Motown Era
Sunday, October 27 | 7 pm | $30, Early Bird Registration $25 (must register 48 hours in advance) | 
$10 for students | REGISTER HERE
This program is now on JConnect, the Boulder JCC's registration portal. Click here for more information on JConnect. 

A concert and dance party exploring the Jewish contribution to R&B, soul, blues, and Motown. Sheldon Sands assembles a stellar ensemble of local musicians to present the chart-topping songs that reflected changing racial relations during the civil rights era.

Cary Wolfson, Producer of "Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge,” discusses the history of the era at an ACE Lunch and Learn on Thursday, October 17.

As a young music journalist, Jerry Wexler coined the name 'Rhythm and Blues' to describe the musical artists he admired, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Otis Redding. While African American artists found fame in the ‘50s and ‘60s as performers, Jewish songwriters and music industry professionals helped shape and popularize the new sound. Phil Spector, husband and wife team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus, Carole King, and Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick all composed major hits of the R&B era. Berry Gordy, who created Motown Records to showcase African American singing and songwriting talent, had a vision of this new music as an answer to hate and a repudiation of prejudice, stating “I made music for all people.”

Performers Include:
 
Chuck Stevenson (vocals), Kenneth Parks  (vocals), Jeanette Edwards (vocals), Bob Cannistraro (guitar, vocals), Andrew Bunin (bass), Edward Ford (drums), Mark Anton (guitar, vocals), David Mitchell (sax), Joe Lukasik (sax) Sheldon Sands (keys), Eve Ilsen (vocals), Hannah Taxman (vocals), Kathleen Sands (vocals) 
 

Katie Glassman and Snapshot: A Concert on Chanukah
Sunday, December 22 | 7 - 9 pm | $40, Early Bird Registration $36 (must register 48 hours in advance), 
$10 students | REGISTER HERE
This program is now on JConnect, the Boulder JCC's registration portal. Click here for more information on JConnect.

  • Celebrate the first night of Chanukah at the J with lively, foot-stomping music from local fiddling sensation Katie Glassman and her band, Snapshot!
  • Menorah Lighting and Holiday Donut Bar
  • American Fiddle Tunes and Klezmer Standards 

Fiddler, singer, and songwriter Katie Glassman is that rare musician who possesses a combination of instrumental virtuosity and powerful musical expression. She is one of the country’s most renowned and decorated Texas-style and swing fiddlers, as well as an accomplished songwriter, singer, and a highly sought after teacher. Based in Boulder, Katie currently tours and records with the Western Flyers, and leads Katie Glassman and Snapshot.