Leeds, UK

2014 JFest Performances

Next Generation Showcase

Next Generation Showcase

Performers from Leeds, London and Manchester

Sunday 29th June 6:40pm
Main Auditorium

Tickets £10.00 | Child £5.00

The Festival's first ever Next Generation Showcase brings you a line up of some of the most talented, accomplished and successful child and youth performers from Leeds, Manchester and London.

Many of these gifted and brilliant young individuals have been finalists and winners of national and regional talent competitions or have been coached to the highest standards offering performances well beyond their years. Others simply display electrifying talent.

Sam Berson: Compare / Amos Sharp, London: Winner of Emunah "Young Musician of the Year 2013" / Jodie Klapisch & Band, Manchester: Winner of Manchester's "King David's Got Talent!" / Lucy Sherman, Leeds: Young vocalist currently touring with Opera North's "La Boheme" and winner of "Strictly Talent 2014" / Ben Bresloff, Leeds: Accomplished vocalist, rapper and music composer with his premiere solo performance. / The Ashatones, Leeds: Close friends, close harmonies reintroducing barbershop into the modern repertoire. / Mark Englander, Manchester: Northern Finalist Emunah "Young Musician of the Year. / Eden & Noah, Leeds: Talented brother and sister performance. / With guest artists: Ilan Sherman and Albert Chait, Leeds. / "Young Voices of Brodetsky": Under the direction of Jonathan Sumroy and Helen Biggs.

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Bridge Street the Musical

Bridge Street – The Musical

Sinai Players, Leeds

Sunday 29th June, 9pm
Monday 30th June, 7pm
Main Auditorium

Tickets £10.00

Following their hugely successful performances of Fiddler on the Roof in 2011 The Sinai Players, Leeds, present Bridge Street – The Musical, set where Fiddler on the Roof finishes.

This original musical was specially written for the Sinai Players by renowned playwright Vanessa Rosenthal with music by Ian Sapiro and lyrics by Robert Dyson.

It's January 1906 in Bridge St, Leeds and the Aliens Act has just become law, restricting immigrant entry into Britain. The Act was particularly aimed at restricting poor Jews fleeing from persecution in Eastern Europe.

Will Issy and Sarah's relatives get out in time? Will they be welcomed in Bridge Street? Can they learn English? Obtain jobs in the garment industry? Will the wrong boy marry the wrong girl?

How do you deal with self-satisfied relatives who think themselves a cut above everybody else? Don't miss this tale of hope, challenge, love and survival.

Directors: Vanessa Rosenthal & Helen Lorie

Musical Director: Steve Muir

Producer: Dolf Mogendorff

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The Jewish Legacy

The Jewish Legacy – A Night at the Musicals

London

Monday 30th Jun 9pm
Wednesday 2nd Jul 9pm
Main Auditorium

Tickets £10.00

Broadway's golden age of musical theatre wouldn't be what it is today without the incredibly talented Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Together, they created an enduring legacy that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world.

The Jewish Legacy is a show for everyone that takes you from the very beginnings of musical theatre, just over a century ago, to some of the most up-to-date and intriguing musical theatre being written today.

A cast of four sensational performers with an intimate band come together for this amazing production, celebrating unforgettable shows such as West Side Story, Funny Girl, Fiddler On The Roof, The Wizard Of Oz and South Pacific with classics including My Funny Valentine, Over the Rainbow, Tonight, There's No Business Like Show Business and Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?

Come and join us on a journey from Kern to Schwartz, via Berlin & Bernstein from Richard Rogers & Jule Styne to Sondheim & beyond!

A show sure to have you singing your favourite show-tunes all the way home!

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Kafka and Son

Jazz at the Fest

Judessa Jazz
London

Tuesday 1st July 7pm
Main Auditorium

Tickets £10.00

Jazz at the Fest presents a unique opportunity to experience Jewish music through an exhilarating Afro-Latin-jazz filter!

Roland Perin's arrangements combine irresistible world music grooves and jazz improvisation around Sephardic melodies, Klezmer, Hassidic themes, American songbook, classical and an array of Jewish music styles.

Roland's pedigree as a composer, pianist and educator has led this outstanding international quintet of clarinet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums to play with some of the world's top musicians including Jim Mullen, Gregory Schechter, Ska Cubano, Salsa Celtica, Pete King, and many more.

His own band comprises musicians from U.S.A, Ghana, U.K, Nigeria and Italy. Roland's style is fresh and original - a show of jazz virtuosity!

Roland Perrin (Piano) / Jeremy Shoham (Alto Sax, Bb Clarinet) / Roberto Manzin (Bb Clarinet, Tenor Sax) / Roberto Manzin (Bb Clarinet, Tenor Sax) / Emmanuel Oladokun (Bass) / Eric Kwame Foli (Drums)

Double Ticket Offer: £4 discount when booking both Jazz at the Fest shows

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Jeremy Sassoon and Band

Jazz at the Fest

Jeremy Sassoon and Band, Manchester

Tuesday 1st July 9 pm
Main Auditorium

Tickets £10.00

Jazz singer and pianist, Jeremy Sassoon, wows audiences with his natural, soulful voice and repertoire of his arrangements of jazz, blues and soul classics.

Jeremy is a charismatic, original and highly entertaining front man, always accompanied by a band of the highest calibre of musicians. His distinctive and evocative style has led him to top jazz venues in London and Europe, such as Germany's premiere jazz venue, The A Trane Jazz Club, Berlin, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho and The Boisdale Club in Canary Wharf.

Jeremy has been a featured artist on The Jazz FM Discovery Show. His recent single, "The Things We've Handed Down" was chosen as "castaway's favourite" on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and as a result, hit number 1 in the iTunes vocal download chart!

Don't miss this uplifting dynamic performance closing Jazz at the Fest!

Double Ticket Offer: £4 discount when booking both Jazz at the Fest shows

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The Musicians of Tomorrow

The Musicians of Tomorrow

Galil, Israel

Wednesday 2nd July
Main Auditorium

Tickets £10.00 | Child £5.00

The Musicians of Tomorrow performance is more than just a show - it's the result of a passionate and powerful journey!

Anna Rosnovsky, former violinist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, presents from the Northern Galilee region of Israel this outstanding group of teenage musicians.

Anna has dedicated her life to giving young musicians a rare opportunity to learn to play music at a very high level and to understand and experience the thrill and excitement of live performance. She joined Maxim Vengerov, an Israeli virtuoso violinist, to share his vision to provide the highest level of teaching in the periphery of Israel.

This evening's musicians comprise of five talented boys and girls aged 15 - 19 who all come from the Galil. They will entertain with a diverse repertoire of light popular classics, music from Fiddler on the Roof and recognizable classical melodies.

JFest International is honoured to showcase these children, reflecting the incredible dedication to music from both their devoted teacher and the students themselves.

The Musicians of Tomorrow performed recently for Shimon Perez and were the subject of a recent Israeli television documentary.

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