19 2019

Afternoon of Spirited Music with Avi Wisnia and Nosh a Hammentashen!

1:15PM - 2:45PM  

JCC of Middlesex County 1775 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ 08820

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The Chosen Songs: Celebrating Jewish Music
Award-winning singer & pianist Avi Wisnia performs a joyful concert of Jewish music. With his unique voice and dynamic piano skills, this seasoned entertainer celebrates culture and history in a way that invites the audience to join in and singalong with Yiddish folksongs, popular Broadway showtunes, beloved traditional liturgy, and modern Israeli hits. Throughout, Avi weaves in his own funny and heartwarming stories about growing up as the son of a rabbi and grandson of a cantor to highlight what makes the music special and the traditions that endure from generation to generation. During this performance, Avi Wisnia will also perform popular songs and other classics of American music.
Avi Wisnia is an award-winning composer, singer, performer and educator, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. His smooth vocals and breezy style pay homage to classic crooners and entertainers, while his dynamic piano skills and arrangements assure you that this is truly something new. Avi tours in support of his debut album, "Something New," performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Poland, Japan, and Brazil. The songwriter has appeared alongside artists such as Tony Orlando, Arturo Sandoval, The Roots, and Maroon 5, and his music has been featured on TV and in featured films.