The Afro-Semitic Experience is proud to announce the release of its ninth CD, Jazz Souls on Fire. Jazz Souls on Fire pays tribute to some of the Afro-Semitic Experience's favorite composers, ones whose own creativity inspired that of the members of the group. On this recording we visit pieces by Leon Thomas, Duke Ellington, Hank Mobley, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and others. We honor their music, forged out of the struggles from which they emerged, lighting a way for us. It brings us back to the groove and passion of blowing, dancing, and soaring freely in sound and spirit—it brings us back to our musical roots.
In support of Jazz Souls on Fire, which comes out on Thursday, March 20, the Afro-Semitic Experience is giving CD release concerts in Atlanta and Northern California.
Thursday, March 20 Atlanta Jewish Music Festival opening night concert at Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328, sets at 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.
for tickets and more info please visit www.atlantajmf.org
Friday, March 21 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino Ave, Carmichael, CA
for more info please visit www.cbshalom.org
Saturday, March 22 Berkeley Jewish Music Festival 8:00 pm, at Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
for tickets and more info please visit www.jewishmusicfestival.org
Sunday, March 23 4:00 p.m. reception, 5:00 concert at Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA
for tickets and more info please visit www.temple-isaiah.org
Future CD release events are being planned including concerts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Hamden, Connecticut, and will be announced shortly.