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Seeds of Sun, a New York-based jazz quintet comprising five Israeli musicians, performs four sets of jazzed up Israeli and Jewish songs. Their performance is part of the Jewish Museum’s “SummerNights” programming, which pairs musical performances and TV classics on Thursday evenings.

The band features vocalist Sagit Sherman, a former Israeli air force soloist; flutist Mattan Klein, bandleader of the Massa U’Mattan jazz trio; pianist Yoav Polachek, a jazz pianist and Internet audio specialist who has written scores for television and film; bassist Itamar Ziegler, a member of Pinknoise and the Blam, and drummer Yuval Lion, who played in the Israel Air Force Orchestra.

The ensemble performs in the museum’s kosher Café Weissman while TV broadcasts about the McCarthy-era blacklist are shown in the Scheuer Auditorium in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition “Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting.”

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave.; Aug. 21, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; pay what you wish. (212-423-3200 or

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