Split Level Concerts and the JCC present Willie Nile
Tickets are on sale now!
Saturday, November 2 • 8:00 p.m. • doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door, beer and wine available for sale
The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones LP as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.”
Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
In November 2014 he released an album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. No Depression raved “Willie Nile’s artistic renaissance continues unabated.”
His 2016 album World War Willie appeared on numerous year end top ten lists. As American Songwriter said "Nile cranks up the volume and tears into these tunes with the same hunger, passion and exuberance he displays in his legendary sweat-soaked shows." World War Willie was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine and the song “Forever Wild” was named “Coolest Song In The World” by Little Steven's Underground Garage. In 2017 he released the critically acclaimed album Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan.
Willie has toured across the U.S. with the Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: "His live performances are legendary." His 12th studio album Children of Paradise was released in the summer of 2018 to universal acclaim. He is currently bringing his dynamic live show and amazing rock and roll band to enraptured audiences worldwide.
Let's Swing! A Celebration of Jazz with Lauren Scales and Gil Scott Chapman
Monday, November 11 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz presented by vocalist Lauren Scales and pianist Gil Scott Chapman. Infusing history tidbits with a diverse catalog of repertoire, the duo will take you through the lineage of jazz artists and composers, from Fats Waller and Billie Holiday to the Gershwin brothers and beyond. In honor of Julie and Bob Jankowitz's birthdays. Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Says "Bon Appetit!" - a Julia Child Impersonation with Linda Kenyon
Monday, November 18 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Julia Child was an American cook, author and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America. She was in the vanguard of "foodies" who, by changing America's taste, helped create modern American culture. While her public face and voice became familiar to all of us, this play focuses on her private side - especially the relationship with her husband, Paul Child. Sponsored by the Richard Gordon Memorial Fund in honor of Myrna Gordon's birthday. Price: $8, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or email@example.com