YOSHIE FRUCHTER & THE FLATBUSH JEWISH CENTER present
CHURCH AVENUE SESSIONS
*A Monthly Music Series in Kensington, Brooklyn*
327 East 5th Street (@ Church Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11218
Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm
Terre Roche & Garry Dial
Lisa & Lori Brigantino
TERRE ROCHE AND GARRY DIAL
Singer-songwriter Terre Roche and jazz pianist Garry Dial celebrate their longtime love of music and each other with some favorite original compositions showcasing their exquisite musical chemistry. For more information, visit http://terreroche.com/ and http://garrydial.com/
LISA AND LORI BRIGANTINO
Lisa and Lori Brigantino regularly perform Lisa’s original songs at clubs, coffeehouses, house concerts and festivals. The sisters are known for their tight sibling vocal harmonies and musicianship – often juggling a number of different instruments including guitars, banjo, accordion, ukulele and more. For more information, [visit their website](https://lisabrigantino.com/)
All four musicians will perform a few songs together, as well.
CHURCH AVENUE SESSIONS
A monthly music series has sprung up in Kensington, Brooklyn called Church Avenue Sessions. Founded by guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter and hosted by the Flatbush Jewish Center, the series is focused on showcasing the amazing artistry of Brooklyn based musicians, regardless of genre. All ages are welcome! As a recent transplant to Kensington from Prospect Heights, Yoshie was inspired to start CAS from other peers who have run music series’ in synagogues around the city, including The Sixth Street Synagogue in the East Village, Kane Street synagogue in Cobble Hill, Temple Beth Emeth in Ditmas Park, and the Stephen Wise synagogue on the upper west side.
As community spaces, synagogues are many ways perfect venues to present art and music, and Flatbush Jewish Center is no exception. With a beautiful and spacious sanctuary, and a downstairs event room, there is opportunity to present both sensitive acoustic music, as well as bands that utilize drums and electric instruments.
Flatbush Jewish Center (FJC) is a Conservative synagogue offering programming and services for families, adults, and children. We serve the Windsor Terrace and Kensington, Brooklyn communities and offer traditional egalitarian services.
Yoshie Fruchter is a guitar, bass, oud player and composer whose band, Pitom (Tzadik Records), has received critical acclaim from JazzTimes magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Guitar Player Magazine, among others. The unique blend of rock, jazz, experimental and jewish styles in his playing and composing is a defining characteristic of his music. He has toured the US and Europe with Pitom and other groups, playing the Atlantique Jazz Festival in France, the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, Saalfelden Jazz Festival in Austria and others. He recently released a record of post-rock arrangements of old cantorial recordings entitled Schizophonia, and leads a new project called Sandcatchers featuring oud, lap steel and cello. In addition, Yoshie is a sought-after freelance musician in New York City in bands ranging in style from acoustic world music to heavy metal and has performed with John Zorn, Cyro Baptista and Frank London, among many others.
We are fortunate to have Yoshie and his family as members of Flatbush Jewish Center and our Kensington community at large! Please come join us!
Stay tuned for the schedule of upcoming performances!
ALL PRESS INQUIRIES & INTERVIEWS FOR YOSHIE OR FJC, PLEASE CONTACT KIM SMITH
Thursday, November 15