Israel's ‘king of the blues’ to play at the JCC of Syracuse

— Blues guitarist Lazer Lloyd will perform an intimate solo concert on Monday, Aug. 25 to focus on healing and inspiration for Israel, as part of a special dinner and music event at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt. The RSVP-only event will begin with a kosher meal at 5 p.m. and Lloyd will perform at 5:30 p.m. Seating will start promptly at 4:45 p.m.

The meal, which is the JCC’s weekly senior program dinner, is a $5 suggested contribution for seniors age 60 and older and costs $10 for anyone under 60, payable at the door. Seating is limited and RSVP by Aug. 21 is required by contacting the JCC’s Leesa Paul at 445-2040, ext. 104, or lpaul@jccsyr.org.

Lloyd, widely known as Israel's “king of the blues,” is coming to Syracuse from Jerusalem to share some Jewish blues to lift the soul and provide a night of comfort at this difficult time for the state of Israel. This exciting musical event will feature a solo acoustic performance by Lloyd on guitar, harmonica and vocals.

The Nashville Blues Society praised the Israeli artist's work in writing, “Lloyd’s guitar skills are impeccable, along with a rich, vocal delivery. A consummate musician, writer and storyteller.”

Throughout the current conflict, Lloyd has been playing up and down the Jewish state lifting spirits for audiences whose own family members are on the front lines and are themselves worn out and frazzled facing red alerts and spending time in bomb shelters. A blues, rock guitarist and singer/songwriter, Lloyd has spread a love for the blues across Israel. Lloyd’s upcoming album "Burning Thunder," will be released later this year.

The dinner and Lazer Lloyd show will feature a kosher roast beef and gravy supper with romaine lettuce salad, mashed potatoes, broccoli and mandarin oranges for dessert. For more information about the JCC of Syracuse or the Lazer Lloyd performance, call the JCC at 445-2360.

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