Music

You Should Know … Aaron Shneyer

Aaron Shneyer believes that music can transform the world — or at least change people and communities for the better. The Takoma, D.C., resident...

Forgotten Bernstein quartet will be performed at Bender JCC

Updated, May 2, 2022, 11:55 a.m. This story was updated to reflect a change in ticket price. Like a triple flat in musical terms, discovering...

You Should Know… Eli Lev

Silver Spring native Eli Lev, 40, just released his pandemic-based project “Walk.Talk.Dance.Sing.” The singer-songwriter draws inspiration for his indie folk music from his Jewish...

‘Velvet Underground’ withstands test of time

By Sasha Rogelberg Before Lou Reed proclaimed, “My God is rock ’n’ roll,” The Velvet Underground frontman was a Jewish boy who grew up in...

JxJ takes a careful step outdoors

Annual arts fest aims to bring audiences just close enough together “Tango Shalom” is “Rocky” meets “Footloose,” says director Gabriel Bologna. It’s the story of...

The color of music with Dan Binstock

Name a tune and Dan Binstock can probably play it on his piano from memory. Binstock estimates he knows the melodies of maybe 10,000...

Folk guitarist Nathan Salsburg makes experimental soundscapes from old Jewish phonograph records

By Daniel Bromfield Folk musician and record archivist Nathan Salsburg lives on a 40-acre former tree farm in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with fellow...