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Latin jazz, klezmer fusion to aid teen coalition

Klezmer Company Orchestra

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center will present a benefit concert, “Beyond the Tribes: A Latin Jazz and Klezmer Extravaganza,” featuring the Miami-based Klezmer Company Orchestra on Tuesday, March 29 at the JCC. The evening will start at 6:45 p.m. with Latin dance instruction, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

The Klezmer Company Orchestra blends klezmer with other ethnic musical idioms including salsa, blues, Latin and jazz. In 2009, KCO was awarded “Best Klezmer Album” for their CD “Beyond the Tribes” from Just Plain Folks, the world’s largest grassroots music organization.

The concert supports the Jewish-Latino Teen Coalition. Tickets are $15 (student, senior or military, $10). Patron packages, which include two preferred seating tickets and a CD, are $50. Tickets are available at or at the JCC, 299-3000.

For more information, contact Brenda Landau, JFSA director of Women’s Philanthropy and Community Relations, at 577-9393 or