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CG: Slavic Soul Party! Plays the Jewish Museum Tonight, 7/19

Slavic Soul Party! performs tonight, July 19 as part of The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights concert series. Slavic Soul Party! offers virtuoso brass band music mixing Balkan and Gypsy sounds with American jazz and soul. DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM. THE CONCERT BEGINS AT 7:30 PM. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar with beer and wine, and free ice cream courtesy of Chozen. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Tickets for the Slavic Soul Party! July 19 concert are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit The Jewish Museum's website to purchase online tickets. For additional information, the public may call 212.423.3337. Digital images are available upon request.

The musicians of Slavic Soul Party!, led by Matt Moran, forge new brass band music, melding Balkan, Gypsy, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul.

One of the hardest working bands in New York City, the Brooklyn-based Slavic Soul Party! - John Carlson and Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn and Matt Musselman (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (snare/bubanj/Darabouka) - plays nearly 100 times a year in the US, Europe, and beyond. They have performed at Babylon (Istanbul) with the Karandila Orkestar; at Irving Plaza (New York City) with Gogol Bordello; on the Warped Tour (U.S.); and in virtually every major New York club, including at Barbes every Tuesday. The band's fifth CD, Taketron, is on the Barbes Records label, and was released in 2009.

The SummerNights concert series concludes on July 26 with One Ring Zero, featuring unique Balkan-inspired sounds, and songs with lyrics by Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, and other writers.

The 2012 SummerNights concert series has been funded by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The stage lighting has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by former New York Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.

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