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AmiciMusic presents “Jewish Jazz”

Friday, June 3, 2022
$22 Advance / $25 Day of Show
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Reserved Tickets for the Lounge are available with dinner reservations only :::: There is a $20 minimum in food and beverage purchases per person with your dinner reservation :: Seating will be limited :: You MUST call venue (828-575-2737) to make a dinner reservation and purchase your tickets.


Clarinetist Steve Loew and pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser return to Isis for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” program, an exploration into the intersection of Klezmer-style music and the birth of American Jazz.   As Jewish immigrants and Klezmer musicians flowed into New York during the first decades of the 20th century, they combined with African-American migrants and Blues performers moving from the South and an exciting new American music was born.  This concert includes music by Gershwin, Goodman, and Joplin as well as Blues, Ragtime, Dixieland, and some Jewish Suites that reveal the close relationship between the Jewish and Jazz musical idioms.  They will finish the program with a rousing rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Daniel Weiser · 7:00pm


Daniel Weiser, piano, founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, has performed chamber music in great concert halls around the world, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Dr. Weiser has a Doctorate in Piano from the Peabody Conservatory and was the 1996 American Ambassador of Music for which he toured eleven countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, and Thailand. He also studied for one year at Harvard Law School at the same time as President Obama. He has recorded fifteen CDs and has taught at Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, UNC Asheville, Longy School of Music, and the St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. He now lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife, Kisha, and twin fourteen-year old daughters, Emma and Sophie.�

Steve Loew · 7:00PM

Steve Loew, clarinet, is currently Principal Clarinetist with the Brevard Philharmonic, an Instructor at the Asheville School of Music and Director of the Asheville Clarinet Choir. Mr. Loew also performs with the Hendersonville Symphony , The Asheville Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony in the Mountains in Tennessee. In addition to his orchestral playing Mr. Loew is a solo clarinetist with the Virginia Grand Military Band in Washington DC.
In addition to his positions with local orchestras Steve is a chamber music artist traveling throughout the US and is the founder and director of Asheville’s Chamber Music Society.  Steve currently instructs student clarinetists privately and has had 18 students participate in the All District North Carolina Band this and 11 students eligible to audition for the North Carolina State Honors Band. Many of Steve’s students currently receive scholarships from Universities throughout the United States and have won National as well as State competitions for their clarinet performance. Steve retired as Chief of Operations and Principal Clarinet with the 257th Army Band with 38 years service in Washington DC and from 1976-1989 was solo Clarinetist with the United States Marine Band “The Presidents Own,” performing for four different Presidents.  After leaving the Marine Band and joining the National Guard Mr. Loew was a freelance clarinetist in Washington DC performing with the National Gallery Orchestra, The National Symphony and the Embassy Concert Series.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, Steve studied clarinet at The State University of NY at Fredonia and the Juilliard School of Music. Upon graduation Steve performed with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and toured throughout the United States and abroad.  He has collaborated with such artists as Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Roberta Flack, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, and Johnny Mathis.