Paul Green and His Band “Two Worlds” appears on Sunday May 20, 3:00 pm, at the Lee Meeting House (First Congregational Church) in Lee, Mass.
Paul Green has been searching for the common ground between Jewish music and Jazz, and now has found it. In this concert, he features the world premieres of several of his own compositions, combining both genres to create his own unique form.
Grounded and virtuosic in the classical tradition, Paul Green has pursued his passion for jazz and followed his instinctual yearnings to explore the meaning of Jewish music while maintaining his classical concert career. With “Coming Together,” he has taken giant steps towards finding and exploring commonalities between the jazz and Jewish idioms.
Paul’s discography includes “Return to the Concert Stage” (classical), “Klezmer East: Traditional Favorites” (klezmer) and, now, “Coming Together,” Jewish-jazz fusion. A renowned expert and lecturer on Jewish music, Paul created a band, Klezmer East, in 2003. A newly honed mastery of jazz has brought him to Miami’s Jazz in the Gables, the Jazz Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Castle Street Café and The Gateways Inn in the Berkshires and other venues.
His ensemble includes Paul on clarinet; Charlie Tokarz on saxophone; Jason Ennis on guitar; Ben Kohn on piano; Dan Broad on bass; and Pete Sweeney on drums. For tickets and other information click here.