Conference Proceeding: Traveling with a Guitar through Jewish Music

Tim Sparks will discuss the process of creating repertoire for his series of recordings for Tzadik Records by adapting traditional music from the Jewish Diaspora to be played as solo, jazz flavored instrumentals. He will talk about his encounters with musicians playing Jewish music and compare the differences in perspectives and styles between New York and Paris. Musical samples of some of these musicians will be shared. Mr. Sparks will also talk about his experiences performing for Jewish communities in Southern France and Paris.