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The Guy Mintus Trio: A Gershwin Playground

December 2, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

The Guy Mintus Trio: A Gershwin Playground

Thursday, December 2 | 7:30 pm

״Mintus pours together a mixed brew of influences – Arabic makam, Jewish folk song, Eastern European dance rhythms and, especially, classic hard bop – with ebullient grace that you’d think they all originated in the very same place” —The New York Times

Israeli pianist, composer, vocalist, and educator Guy Mintus has been playing George Gershwin’s catalogue since the age of 10. Now a celebrated jazz artist, he provides a fresh, modern, and very personal take on the music of the Jewish-American musical giant receiving international support from both critics and audiences alike. Relevant, multi-layered, and full of possibilities Gershwin’s music remains, the evening highlights how seamlessly Mintus—coming from a mixed heritage of Iraqi, Moroccan, and Polish Jews—throws groovy middle-eastern elements and meditative “prayer-like” moments into the swing and playfulness to dazzling effect. 

“Guy Mintus doesn’t just cross the line, he obliterates it. His bold reimaginings… take listeners on a rocket ride to heights where they can see these tunes as if for the first time.” —DownBeat Magazine

In-person: $20 general public; $12 Students TIOH members
Virtual: $15 general public; $8 Students & TIOH members
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This event is available live in-person and virtually. To attend in person, proof of vaccination is required at the door by showing your vaccination card, a photo of the card, or your digital vaccine record. Additionally, masks must be worn at all times while indoors and seating will be spaced out to allow you and your family/pod to social distance.

Photo description: Guy Mintus sits on a stool next to a piano, guitar, plants, and other instruments.
Photo credit: Meged Gozani


December 2, 2021
7:30 pm
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