Jazz for Newcastle Shule

March 10, 2010 by J-Wire Staff
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Mark Ginsburg took his special brand of jazz to the Adamstown Jazz Dungeon in Newcastle last week…and received an invitation to play in the city’s synagogue.

Mark Ginsburg

The music that Ginsburg and his group perform has chazzanut as its basis. South African-born Sydneysider sang in his shule choir and became fascinated by the religious music. He is now completing a Master of Music degree at the Conservatorium of Music based on his studies of the influence of chazzanut in jazz.

Ginsburg told J-Wire: “I was a member of the North Shore Temple Emanuel choir when we visited Newcastle to raise funds to repair damage to the the synagogue building. I got a huge surprise when so many members of the synagogue turned up at the Adamstown jazz venue to listen to us…and now they have asked us to perform in the shule itself.”

The saxophonist is currently on tour with his band performing mainly music from his chazzanut-inspired CD “Generation”. The Mark Ginsburg Band will perform throughout country New South Wales, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.

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