Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Berkeley, CA

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Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
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Phone: 510-525-5054
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Joel Savoy & Jesse Lége Doors at 7:30 pm; Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm $12 The amazing traditional Louisiana Cajun duo Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy (http://www.jesseandjoel.com) return for a night of authentic, acoustic dance music. We welcome them back for this deep immersion into real Cajun roots music from Southwest Louisiana. After a long break, tonight is their first date of a month-long summer tour. Jesse Lége, accordion, and Joel Savoy, fiddle, will be joined by Joel's wife Kelli Jones-Savoy on guitar and fiddle, and a drummer. They will be playing traditional Cajun dance hall music, and some of Lége’s own tunes that have become a part of the traditional Cajun repertoire. Jesse Lége defines traditional Louisiana dance hall music. His unmistakable hard driving style of accordion playing and his powerful voice will get even the most staid listener up on the dance floor. Lége has been honored with nearly every Cajun music award extant. In 1998 he was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.  Joel Savoy, son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy, is one of the most requested fiddlers in Southwest Louisiana today. Growing up in Eunice, Louisiana, literally at the feet of Cajun heroes like Dennis McGee, Dewey Balfa, Michael Doucet, and Wade Frugé (to name a few), Joel experienced a strong sense of what makes Cajun Cajun and as a result, he has developed a fiddle style that is at once authentic and on the cutting edge. In performance he represents his culture with an authority that few people his age can and his playing leaves no doubt that Cajun music is still very much alive. He can be found playing with just about every band in Southwestern Louisiana at some time or other, though most often he’s seen with his brother Wilson and their parents in the Savoy Family Band. In 2006 Savoy launched Valcour Records, which has garnered one Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations to date. He’s worked and played with T-
Ticket Price: $12
Door Time:7:30
Show Time:8:30
Ages:All Ages

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