Best Festival Ever!

May 21 – 28, 2017

Program Guide coming out next week, and complete Calendar
of Events will be posted at
on Friday, April 20.

Here are some of the highlights:

Rocky Mountain Jewgrass   

Sunday May 21  Direct from Colorado – it’s the rockin’est bluegrass band around, and all with a Jewish twist.

Sky in the City

Monday May 22   Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Sky returns to her Jewish roots for an interactive evening of fabulous music, connection and contemplation.

Tuesday May 23  It’s an exciting concert of Carlebach favourites with brand new arrangements for hazzan, chamber orchestra and choir. Starring Tibor Kovari, with narrative by Rabbi Jarrod Grover

100 Years of Jewish Hollywood

Wednesday May 24  Simon Spirostars in this celebration of hit songs from movies and the Jewish songwriters who wrote them. Featuring Jeff Madden, Elicia Mackenzie, Charles Davidson, Julia Barber

Ciao! Shalom!

Thursday May 25  Ron Davis and Daniela Nardi, creators of SymphRONica and Espresso Manifesto, combine forces for a musical tribute to Jewish and Italian Heritage Months.

Jerusalem in Song

Sunday May 28  Israeli jazz flautist Mattan Klein and his quintet present a thrilling night of songs for the 50th anniverary of the unification of Jerusalem

Carlebach Classics Gala Concert

Free Daytime Events

Cool Kids Concert

Barnes/Woldemichael EthioJazz Quartet

I Did It My Way In Yiddish (In English)

Israel’s Hit Parade

Leo Spellman’s Rhapsody 1939-1945

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Spotlight on Glick

Sweetheart of Second Avenue

Tin Pan Alley’s Cantors’ Sons

West Side Story 60th Anniversary

Yom Yerushalayim Music


Free Morning Lectures

Sephardic Songs: Medieval Roots

Nine Jews Who Changed Jazz

Beyond Al Jolson

Soon We Will Become The Song (Od M’at Na’afoch L’Shir)

Music of Canada’s Oldest Synagogue: Spanish & Portuguese

Free Films

Israel Rocks


Kol Nidre


Art Exhibit from the Jewish Music Week Student Art Contest

Community Melaveh Malka featuring
Yiddish Ballroom Dancing

It’s a Music Vacation without leaving home! Join us!