Concert

Frank London's Glass House Orchestra

fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Grammy Award-winning musician Frank London, one of the most prominent trumpeters and figures of the modern, New York-based, Jewish Culture jazz scene, presents his incredible Glass House Orchestra. London leads the group of 8 musicians with his own impressive resumé; aside from his collaborative work with artists from Iggy Pop to John Zorn, London is an esteemed member of klezmer bands Hasidic New Wave, The Klezmatics, and Klezmer Brass Allstars. In 2007, London received a Grammy in Contemporary World Music for 'Wonder Wheel'.

Founded in 2014, the musicians of the Glass House Orchestra come from a variety of musical, cultural, and national backgrounds, but come together to take us through a magical, beautiful journey through the streets of pre-war Budapest. Joining London are four New Yorkers: Aram Bajakian, the lead guitarist of the late Lou Reed’s band, Pablo Aslan, a giant of Argentinian jazz, Yonadav Halevy, one of Israel’s best known jazz drummers, and Jake Shulman-Ment, a Brooklynite ethnomusicologist and world class klezmer fiddler. Additionally, the band consists of three of the foremost Hungarian artists: Miklós Lukács, the most important innovator of the cimbalom/tsimbl of the past years, Szirtes Edina Mókus, world class music phenomenon singer/violinist, and Béla Ágoston, one of the most multi-faceted performers on the jazz-ethno-experimental scene.

Although London and his band are not strangers to Warsaw, Polin is pleased to welcome Glass House Orchestra to their stage. The Glass House Orchestra presents not only a journey of past Jewish-Hungarian culture, but modern tunes as well.  Through their enchanting and diverse musical repertoire, the Glass House Orchestra shows that despite differences of race, religion, culture, language, and belief, a common goal can be found through the common voice of music.

Partners: Varsói Magyar Kulturális Intézet, Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.

June 30, 7 PM, tickets: PLN 40 (rows A-K), PLN 30 (rows L-W).

Tickets available at the museum and on-line at bilety.polin.pl

Concert is organized as a part of Rok Kultury Węgierskiej 2016/2017 (Year of Hungarian Culture 2016/2017).