“Jazz, Jews, and African Americans” Exhibit Coming to Newark

Exploring the relationship using photos, documents and text

A new exhibit, “Jazz, Jews, and African Americans: Cultural Intersections in Newark and Beyond,” will be presented from Oct. 15-Dec. 13 at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey, Congregation Ahavas Sholom. The address is 145 Broadway, Newark, N.J.

The exhibit, according to a press release, explores the relationships among Jews and African-Americans in the performance, production and promotion of jazz. Utilizing photos, documents and text, it tells the story of the interactions and influences between Jews and African Americans in creating a new kind of music, which originated on the margins of society and grew to prominence on the American cultural landscape.”

With an emphasis on Newark’s jazz history, the exhibit examines “the cooperative and sometimes contentious relationships of Jews and African Americans in the jazz community and addresses the interplay of racial/ethnic and spiritual identities that informed this innately American art,” according to the press release.

Call 973-485-2609 for information.

All events associated with the exhibit are no cost.