Join us for a special performance by Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman, whose lively, fluid sound and skillful improvisation have earned him recognition as a rising star in the New York City jazz scene.
Free tours of the galleries from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kids activity table from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: Lower Gallery
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks and Greg Hutchinson. Hekselman balances a relaxed style with technical precision and has been praised for his “warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, and crazily extended improvisational ideas” (The New York Times).
Public and Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.