Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Friday Night Jams Presents

Bowl Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah at Brooklyn Bowl and Hidden Melodies Revealed 15

Celebrate the Jewish New Year!

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Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM All Ages
Bowl Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah at Brooklyn Bowl and Hidden Melodies Revealed 15

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sunday September 25, 7pm
Hidden Melodies Revealed 15
Sunday September 25, 8:30pm 

There will be no bowling, food or beverage service.

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with Rabbi Daniel Brenner, Jeremiah Lockwood, Antibalas' Jordan McLean and stay for Hidden Melodies Revealed 15.

Bowl Hashanah includes:

* Services led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner with musical director Jeremiah Lockwood, Antibalas' Jordan McLean, Yula Be’eri, John Bollinger, Stuart Bogie, Antibalas' Timothy Allen and Yusuke Yamamoto! Plain-sense explanations of the religious aspects of the holiday, prayer, shofar-blowing + meditation.
*  Featuring special guests Lenny Kaye, Will Epstein and Amir Ziv

* 15th anniversary celebration of Jeremiah Lockwood's Hidden Melodies Revisited 

Hidden Melodies Revealed 15

In 2007, legendary blues and rock band The Sway Machinery presented Hidden Melodies Revealed, a hybrid concert, theatrical experience, and ritual performance that brought khazones - the Eastern European Jewish tradition of liturgical music - into the mainstream. Now, fifteen years later, The Sway Machinery returns to Hidden Melodies Revealed for an all-new concert featuring old friends and newcomers to cantorial revival and the musical traditions of Yiddish experimental expressive culture. Hidden Melodies Revealed 15 presents the futurist sound of The Sway Machinery alongside a second stage of “radical traditionalism,” featuring new arrangements of Jewish ritual music for strings led by Jake Shulman-Ment and featuring vocal soloists Shahanna McKinney-Baldon and Yoel Kohn. 

In addition to musical guests, the event will also feature actor Debra Winger providing live narration for two animated films: The Akeidah by Shawn Atkins, and Scenes From the Life of Ben Zion Kapov Kagan by Andrea Dezsö alongside a live score by The Sway Machinery.

The Sway Machinery’s current line-up of Jeremiah Lockwood (guitar and vocals), Yula Be’eri (bass and vocals), John Bollinger (drums), Stuart Bogie (tenor saxophone) and Jordan McLean (trumpet) will be enhanced by special guest Yusuke Yamamoto (organ). Hidden Melodies Revealed 15 is produced in collaboration with Because Jewish and The Neighborhood: An Urban Center for Jewish Life.

Be sure to check out and for info on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur service opportunities.


Artist Info

Bowl Hashanah

Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Rabbi Daniel Brenner, named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's most influential rabbis, has played key roles in some of the most creative organizations in the religious world, including CLAL-the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Auburn Seminary, Birthright Israel, and Moving Traditions, where he currently serves as the chief of education. Brenner's latest Jewish cultural arts project, Klezmer Aerobics, was featured as a select pick in the Weekend Arts section of The New York Times.

Jeremiah Lockwood

Jeremiah Lockwood--music director, composer, singer, guitarist--is a scholar and musician. His work engages with issues arising from peering into the archive and imagining the power of “lost” forms of expression to articulate keenly felt needs in the present. Jeremiah is currently a Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. His first book, Golden Ages: Hasidic Singers and Cantorial Revival in the Digital Era, will be published by University of California Press in February of 2024. 2024 will also see the release of a suite of albums of new cantorial revivalist music produced by Jeremiah, including a new album from The Sway Machinery! Jeremiah has played around the world as leader of The Sway Machinery and is currently developing a new blues duo, Gordon Lockwood, with drummer Ricky Gordon.

Jordan McLean

Jordan McLean is a New York City-based composer, arranger, bandleader, trumpeter, producer and educator. McLean has been active in the professional music world since 1992, having performed, recorded and collaborated with a multitude of musicians, ensembles, and performance organizations in the leading studios, festivals, and concert halls around the world.

Yula Beeri

(born Yuli Yael Be’eri) – Singer and Musician

An Israeli musician, and performer. She has been performing music in New York City for the past fifteen years. Yula is the founder of the music and arts collective Yula & The Extended Family and The HIVE NYC. Her projects include punk-rock outfit “Nanuchka”, electronic trio "Kiss Slash Crooked Smile”, “Hydra" vocal trio and “Indiga” vocal trio.

John Bollinger

John Bollinger is known in the New York scene as an explosive force, his fearsome groove and bone shattering bursts of energy adding an incredible excitement to his wonderful feel for a multiplicity of genres. He has worked with, among others, Barbez, Nanuchka and Guignol.

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