Dan + Claudia Zanes

Family Concert


Sunday, October 20, 2019
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Ages 2 – 10

Newlyweds Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes and jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes will take the stage to perform Zanes’ greatest hits along with folk and blues classics—music where sea shanties, English Music hall, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-n-roll, soul, North American, and West Indian folk music collide. 

Inspired by celebrated artists Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and others on view in the exhibition: Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, Dan & Claudia Zanes will share timeless tunes of Americana and their repertoire favorites.

Special guests for this performance will be friends of Dan + Claudia Zanes, the percussion group BombaYo. The group ignites the ancestral rhythms of Bomba, an African derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico.

This performance will be sensory friendly and inclusive for all audiences.

About the Performers

For the past 15 years, Zanes has toured the world with his band, Dan Zanes and Friends, sharing handmade 21st century social music and reconnecting people to the forgotten music of the past. Referred to as “the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate” by Time Magazine, his critically-acclaimed music has been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout. Over the course of 14 albums, 2 DVDs, 2 picture books, and dozens of videos, he has collaborated with Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Angelique Kidjo, Natalie Merchant, Carol Channing, Sharon Jones, Bob Weir, Debbie Harry, Rosanne Cash, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and many more. NPR called him “The Gold Standard in kid’s music.” 

Claudia Zanes, a Haitian-American Vocalist and Music Therapist studied music therapy at Berklee College of Music where she worked with a spectrum of individuals – from children with special needs, orphans and youth in Nairobi, to seniors in adult day health programs.  In 2013, she became the Director of Music Therapy at the Community Music Center of Boston.  During this time Claudia’s gifts as a jazz vocalist had her touring in the US, England, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and Africa. In 2016 Dan invited her to join him at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago for a Sensory Friendly family concert. 

Tickets: $18 General; $14 Jewish Museum family members
Includes Museum Admission; admission is free for children 18 and under

Enjoy a full morning program and join us for Picture This! which includes a gallery tour, art workshop, storybook reading, and the concert within one ticket price: $25 per person; $22 for Jewish Museum family members.

Doors to the concert will open at 11:10 am and Studio Art Session will open at 12:30 pm after the show.

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Dan + Claudia Zanes - Family concert Oct. 20, 2019

Photo: Anna Zanes


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