KWMU's Dennis Owsley will serve as host as Sidran performs and shares his insights on Jews, Music, and the American Dream." Sidran first gained fame working with the Steve Miller Band, and has gone on to perform and record with musicians and signers including Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Diana Ross, Van Morrison, Mose Allison and Rickie Lee Jones.
He has hosted numerous programs for TV and radio including NPR's award-winning Jazz Alive" and Sidran on the Record" and VH1's New Visions. His written works include the book Black Talk, about the sociology of black music in America; the memoir A Life in the Music; and Talking Jazz, a collection of interviews with jazz musicians.
Tickets for Ben Sidran are $12 and are available in advance online or by calling the Kol Am office at 636-519-0082. A reception and book/CD signing will follow the performance.