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Artists-in-Residence: Mikey Pauker & Billy Jonas

February 20, 2020 - February 23, 2020, All Day

Thursday, February 20
6:00 p.m. – Shabbat rehearsal with UH participants

Friday, February 21
Residency in the Saul Spielberg Early Childhood Center
6:30 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, February 22
12:00 p.m. – Bring-your-own-lunch
12:30 p.m. – Lunch ‘N’ Learn (Q&A about the artists’ music, story time and acoustic music share)
5:00 p.m. – Havdalah & Family Concert

Sunday, February 23
Residency in Millstone Religious School

Artists-in-Residence made possible through funds from the Helen C. Millstone Music Fund


Mikey Pauker is a folk/world artist from San Rafael, California. Mikey’s early experiences at underground shows exposed him to the intense, primal energy of live music, as well as the strong community bonds that form in an authentic and close-knit scene. Mikey’s sound blends elements of folk, reggae, and hip-hop, incorporating English and Hebrew roots into his devotional songwriting. Mikey’s music draws from influences such as early Bob Marley, Van Morrison, and The Police, and listeners will immediately identify his style to the likes of Michael Franti, Trevor Hall and artists such as Mike
Love and Stick Figure.

For 25 years, Billy Jonas—performer, singer songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator—has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny with audiences around the globe. Using voice, guitar, and industrial re-percussion, each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart healing, joy-filled
journey. Billy developed his craft in the late 1980‘s as a founding member of the Oberlin College Big Bang Theory performance art collective. He refined things further in Chicago during monthly “Bangalong with Billy” shows at the No Exit Cafe, and subsequently in the 1990‘s as a co-founder (with Bill Melanson) of the funky folk duo The Billys. He currently tours with the Billy Jonas Band, which was honored with an invitation to perform at the White House in 2010.