The day after the tragic events in Pittsburgh, the JMI Big Band were rehearsing for their upcoming Chanukah season concert.
Motivated by the band members desire to provide a defiant response of love, anger, catharsis and energy in the face of hate, the band came together to record music, fuelled by the message; We are stronger together, we are stronger than hate. The video and recording feature Mosaic member Sam on tenor sax
Leo and Sam are some of the Saxophonists in the JMI Youth BIg Band. They reflect on how being in the big band has helped them using music to help others as well as themselves. Music has the power to help and to heal. That is what the single "Stronger Together" is all about.Find out more about the event at JW3 here: Next:Gen Jazz: Bahla and the JMI Youth Big Band Monday 17 December.Official Launch of the single Stronger Together
Posted by Jewish Music Institute on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
The music is based on the yiddush tune ‘Zog nit keyn mol’ – the Partisan song (find out more about that here), given a new contemporary interpretation by the band
This recording is dedicated to: Joyce Fienberg, Rich Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, Irving Younger z”l
Murdered in Pittsburgh October 27 2018
The proceeds from this single are being donated to the Tree Of Life Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh and CST. You can download the song, donate (donations made to JMI will go to this appeal), and get tickets for their concert on Monday at JW3