Paul Green and Sarah Aroeste Play Jewish Jazz Fusion in Music & More Series

Sarah Aroeste

Sarah Aroeste

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Clarinetist Paul Green leads his Jewish-jazz fusion band, Two Worlds, with special guest vocalist Sarah Aroeste, one of the world’s premiere Ladino vocalists, in a concert exploring links among klezmer, jazz, and Sephardic music, as part of the Music & More Series at the Historic Meeting House on Saturday, October 1, at 4:30pm.

The members of Green’s band include famed guitarist Michael Musillami, keyboardist Joe Rose, drummer Bill Chapman, and bassist Dan Broad.

Clarinetist Paul Green’s career spans jazz, classical music, and klezmer.  He is co-director of  “A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music,” which presents a wide variety of Jewish music throughout the Berkshires; director of Klezmer East; and first clarinetist of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in South Florida. He performs all three musical genres widely throughout the Berkshires and South Florida, appearing at Williams College, Simon’s Rock College, the Hotchkiss School, Barrington Stage, the Colonial Theatre, the Gateways Inn, the Red Lion Inn, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University, among other venues.

Paul Green

Paul Green

Green is an active teacher as well, and a member of the faculties of the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, Mass., and Winter Term studies at Williams College. In Florida, he was a faculty member at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. He was first clarinetist of the Florida Grand Opera, the Palm Beach Symphony and the Symphony of the Americas.  He is a founding member of the NODUS Ensemble and of the Miami Jazz Coop.

International Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste travels the globe fusing both original and 15th century Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) folk songs with her unique blend of rock, pop, and jazz. Drawing upon her family roots from Spain and Greece, Aroeste works tirelessly to bring Ladino music back to life for a new generation. Aroeste has released four recordings: A la Una: In the Beginning (2003), Puertas (2007), Gracia (2012), and Ora de Despertar (2016), the first ever all-original Ladino children’s album.

In 2014 Aroeste won the Sephardic prize at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, and in 2015 she represented the USA in the International Sephardic Music Festival in Cordoba, Spain. NPR has featured Aroeste as one of the most boundary-pushing Latin artists today, and she has garnered wide critical acclaim for her efforts to help revitalize a tradition by introducing Ladino music to wider audiences.

Joe Rose is one of the most sought after pianists and keyboard artists in the Berkshires. A master of many styles, he has collaborated with many outstanding artists and performed at venues such as the Gateways Inn, the Mount, Naumkeag and many others.

Michael Musillami, Director of Jazz Studies at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT, and founder of the Playscape Recordings label, has led a variety of ensembles, and has released 17 CD’s as a leader. He has been called “a superior guitarist” (John McDonough, DownBeat) and “a modern-day jazz master” (Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal).

Bill Chapman is a jazz drummer and educator. He is a member of the Berkshire Jazz Collective, a jazz/funk trio that performs regularly around the Northeast. He earned a M.Ed. and has taught all levels of music education from K-12 through post-secondary, and has conducted several ensembles. He is also in high demand as a private drum instructor. Bill has performed and worked with The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Empire Brass, Charles Neville, John Medeski, Benito Gonzalez, Armen Donelian, and many others.

Daniel Broad has studied bass with Alice Spatz, Salvatore Macchia, and Mark Dresser, and holds a degree in string bass studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is one of the busiest and most sought after bassists in New England and has performed in nearly every state in the U.S. plus several European countries, including Italy, France, Switzerland and Spain. In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Dan teaches aspiring bass players of all ages. He is well versed in many musical genres including jazz, blues, folk, and classical as well as pop music. Dan frequently performs with the 50’s legends groups “The Drifters,” “The Platters,” and “The Corvettes,” and The Charles Neville Quartet and saxophonist Prentice Pilot.

Music & More is a unique multi-arts series presented in New Marlborough’s Meeting House on the Village Green. It was founded in 1991 by Harold Lewin, who passionately dedicated his uncompromising standards and deep knowledge of music to attract acclaimed performers. In its 25th season, the series continues its vital contribution to the lively musical community of the Berkshires, offering outstanding chamber music and literary events with today’s finest musicians and writers.

Call 413-229-2785 for reservations.



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