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Person Place Thing: Sam Reider

  • Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Place Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

After twelve years writing The Ethicist for the NY Times, Randy Cohen presents Person Place Thing, an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surpising stories from great talkers.

Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians around the world ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, to viral YouTube sensation CDZA and T-Pain, Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem. Reider’s debut record Too Hot To Sleep presents his unique compositional voice alongside an ensemble of top-drawer musical collaborators and compadres called The Human Hands.

Following this segment of Person Place Thing, Sam Reider and The Human Hands will also play a full concert. Beer and wine will be provided.


Person Place Thing is broadcast by WAMC Northeast Public Radio. You can stream the archive at or download episodes via iTunes. This show is sponsored by Brooklyn Jews, a project of Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Earlier Event: June 22
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