“Hazanos: Jack Mendelson’s World of Cantorial Music.” Performance by champion of classic liturgical music, with trumpeter Frank London and others. Part of Jewish Music Festival. At Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland. 8 p.m. $22-$26.

“Radical Amazement.” Album-release concert celebrating Women’s History Month and featuring local artists, including Ahri Golden, Aliza Hava, Miriam Raziel and others. Presented by Tikkun magazine’s Network of Spiritual Progressives and Urban Adamah. At Urban Adamah, 5010 Parker St., Berkeley. 7 to 10 p.m. $20.


Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble. Eastern European folk concert with excerpts from “I Will Remember Everything,” based on the works of Jewish lesbian poet Sophia Parnok. Part of Jewish Music Festival. At Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $24-$28.

“Old World to Our World.” Concert by Bay Area’s Vinifero Trio, showing the Jewish influence on classical music. Includes works by Sergei Prokofiev, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Proceeds to benefit the Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley and Ner Tamid Jewish Community Cemetery in St. Helena. At the White Barn, 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave., St. Helena. 3 p.m. $30. (707) 251-8715 or


Sway Machinery CD release party. Celebration with cantorial fusion band. Part of the JCC East Bay Jewish Music Festival, in association with Jewish Community Library. At Leo’s Music Club, 5447 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 8 p.m. $20-$25.



Bassoon takes center stage. “Homecoming,” one of the largest-scale Jewish pieces written for bassoon, has its world premiere as part of the Jewish Music Festival. Commissioned for the festival, the piece was composed by bassoonist-saxophonist Paul Hanson (pictured), who will perform with a five-member ensemble.

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. $25-$29.


Zimriyah Music Festival. Performance by Iraqi Israeli musician Yair Dalal. Preceded by Middle Eastern–style buffet dinner. At Temple Beth Sholom, 642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro. 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert. Dinner $5-$10, concert free. (510) 357-8505


Multicultural harmonies. Diwan Saz, Yair Dalal and Dror Sinai perform music of Israel’s diverse cultures and faiths. Part of Jewish Music Festival. At First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland. 8:30 p.m. $24-$28.