Jazz Night @ JxJ
An all-star evening of (mostly) Jewish jazz musicians from the greater Washington region.
Susan Jones: jazz violin
Michael Raitzyk: guitar
Harry Appleman: keyboard
Josh Bayer: bass
Ele Rubinstein: drums
With over 30 years of experience, Susan Jones reigns as one of the most accomplished and versatile violinists in the Washington area.
“Jones is one of the best violinists in Washington, and in the relatively small world of jazz violinsts, she’s developing an international reputation.” – The Washington Post
Michael Raitzyk has been performing and teaching around Baltimore for 35 years and is regarded as one of the top guitarists in the area. His most recent album, Everything Must Change, draws on influences as diverse as pop, rock, show tunes and liturgical Hebrew song.
Jazz pianist and educator Harry Appelman has performed on concert stages on five continents. He has been chosen three times to participate in U.S. State Department music tours overseas, and has also performed in Egypt with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, at the Festival Gnaouas et Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Jazz guitarist, bassist, composer, and director Joshua Bayer has performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Detroit Opera House, Blues Alley, The Harlem Renaissance Festival, The World Jazz festival, The Phillips Collection, New York Museum Of Modern Art, and has been featured on National Public Radio and BET on Jazz.
Jazz drummer and percussion teacher Ele Rubinsteen has performed with internationally renowned jazz musicians such as Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Ralph Lalama, and Tim Green, in addition to many other world-class musicians from the DC area. He has taught at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and the Levine School of Music, and appeared on renown stages from Lincoln Center to the Kimmel Center, The Kennedy Center, and the Strathmore Music Hall.