“Most of Cohen’s material deals with themes of spirituality, love, despair, social justice and redemption, things that can be approached from a Jewish perspective, and that’s what led many of us to our song choices,” he adds. “By and large, Jewish music inhabits its own world. Jews Do Cohen is an attempt to cross that gap — both to view Leonard Cohen’s work in the context of his Jewish background, and to get Jewish musicians to stretch into the larger themes that his songs open us to.”
Jews Do Cohen will sound off at 8 p.m tonight in Daniels Hall, 71 East Yale Avenue. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 the day of the show; for more information, visit www.swallowhillmusic.org.
Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m., 2013