Lil Rev in "Jews N Blues" Fundraiser!!!
Lil Rev, the award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music-historian will perform “Jews N Blues,” a benefit concert for Hillel at the University of New Mexico on Saturday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. at South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
From ragtime and jazz to the founding of Rock and Roll, Jews have made major creative contributions to all of these genres. In this one man show celebrating the Jewish contribution to American Roots and Blues music, Lil Rev weaves an amazing tale of Jews whose passion, persistence and creativity has helped to paint the American popular landscape.
Singing his own compositions, historical anecdotes, a few choice covers and some romping blues instrumentals, Lil Rev strikes at the heart of America music and the classic blues of long ago.
The Milwaukee-based Rev grew up in a musical family with a mom who loved to sing Broadway and grandparents who sang and played piano and harmonica. Lil Rev writes instructional books for Hal Leonard Publishing, presents clinics all over the U.S. and tours internationally as a performer of time honored classics including: ukulele music, old-time Blues, Tin Pan Alley, American Folk, Jewish and Yiddish folk songs, and original compositions.
Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com or at the office of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE. All proceeds will benefit Hillel at the University of New Mexico, which provides Jewish students with social, educational, cultural and religious experiences that foster Jewish identity, ideals and spiritual growth.
For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, call the Jewish Federation at (505) 821-3214.