Promised Land

Jeff Davis, Jay Rosenberg and Lisle Kulvack of Promised Land

Jeff Davis, Jay Rosenberg and Lisle Kulbach of Promised Land

Promised Land is multi-instrumentalists, Jay Rosenberg, Jeff Davis and Lisle Kulbach

The Sounds That Shaped America

Through song, Promised Land teaches students about the history of worldwide immigration to America that millions of immigrants sought for over four centuries. Students listen, learn, and participate in the odysseys of immigrants who found themselves on a new continent faced with overwhelming challenges and opportunities. Hear the multicultural sounds of instruments including the mandocello, bones, dumbek, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, tambourine, string bass, oud, penny whistle, fiddle, Native American flute, and spoons.

Performance Length: 45-60 minutes
Audience Limit: 200
Target Grades: K-12

PRICING (peformance/day)
Single: $636  Double: $1018  Triple: $1,336  Quad: $1,591
Travel Fee: based upon mileage (calculate below)
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Promised Land Performance Requirements

Promised Land Educational Materials K-5
Promised Land Educational Materials 6-12

Jay Rosenberg is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer. He studied at Berklee College of Music and Union College. Jay has also performed with Revels and is an original member of Voice of the Turtle. He has been the chorus master of Revels, assistant director of the Quadrivium, and was for nine years the artistic director of Northern Harmony. He teaches classical guitar, recorder and Sephardic music, and is on the faculty of the Suzuki School of Newton and the Powers Music School.
Jeff Davis is one of the nation’s foremost performers, interpreters and collectors of traditional American music. He plays banjo, guitar, bones, spoons, concertina, fiddle, and many other instruments. Jeff has appeared at Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport regularly, and has performed at folk festivals in the United States and abroad. He has recorded for Flying Fish and Minstrel Records. Jeff received the 1992 U Mass-Dartmouth “Eisteddfod” Award for service to the traditional arts.Lisle Kulbach
Lisle Kulbach teaches piano and recorder at Powers Music School. A multi-instrumentalist, she studied piano in New York with Vladzia Mashke, majored in piano at Boston University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in harpsichord from New England Conservatory. Lisle co-won the Bodky Award as the harpsichordist for Sarah Cunningham on viola da gamba. She studies piano in New York with Sophia Rosoff, a proponent of Abbey Whiteside’s teachings. Lisle plays Early Music, on strings, winds, and sings. She played with the Quadrivium Consort for 21 years under the direction of Marleen Montgomery, studied recorder with Frans Brüggen, and viola da gamba with Gian Silbiger. Lisle plays violin, kemenje, psaltery, and sings with the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle.


“The artistry of the performers was excellent, illustrating with convincing skill the stories they chose to tell. Of particular interest were the various instruments…The student and adult attentiveness was high, surely brought on by the energy and enthusiasm of the performers.” –Music Teacher, Dexter School, Newton

“Every reply received about your performance was a rave review. Things like: ‘very talented and professional performers,’ ‘loved how much information was presented,’ ‘excellent choice of songs.’ It was a pleasure to have you at our school!” – PTA Cultural Arts Chair, Huckleberry Hill School, Lynnfield

“Promised Land was exceptional and well-liked by students and staff. Thank you!
-Principal, Cunniff School, Watertown


Mileage Rates  
Note: Double the mileage calculated below to account for initial and return trips