December 20, 2011

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali
Thursday December 22, 2011 9 PM
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft, downtown Berkeley
$15-$30 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds
co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia

Light Chanukah candles (bring your own Chanukiah), nosh, and dance to klezmer brass and then Turkish-Romani/Bulgarian music by Orkestar Bez Sali. Celebratory ferments by Max Cadji & other delectables by Shayna Marmar (of Honeypie Cooking).

Klezmer Brass
Mike Perlmutter - alto saxophone/clarinet
Noah Levitt - trumpet
Peter Bonos - euphonium
Andrew Cohen - helicon
Sean Tergis - percussion
Aharon Boltsa - percussion
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1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Frank London's Klezmer Brass Band Allstars will perform a Hanukkah concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. This band has toured the world, bringing over the top exuberant energy to traditional Jewish roots music. Their 2005 CD Carnival Conspiracy was Rolling Stone magazine's #1 non-English recording. This concert will feature joyous Jewish-Gypsy-Balkan-jazz party sounds as well as favorite Hanukkah songs in new arrangements. Members of the band are trumpeter/composer Frank London, drummer Aaron Alexander, tuba player Ron Caswell, clarinetist Matt Darriau, trombonist Brian Drye, and accordionist Patty Farrell. Special guests for this concert include multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael Alpert and the Purchase Klezmer Mob.

This concert is part of See the Light(s): Hanukkah 2011 at The Jewish Museum. This annual celebration features eclectic music, family festivities, and more. Visit for a complete guide to Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum.

Tickets for this program are $45 for the general public, and $40 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for lectures, film screenings and concerts at The Jewish Museum can also be purchased online at the Museum's web site. Frank London is a member of the Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, and Ben Folds 5, and is featured on over 100 CDs.

Michael Alpert (voice, accordion, violin, guitar, percussion) has been a pioneering figure in the renaissance of klezmer music for over 30 years. He in internationally known for his award-winning performances and recordings with Brave Old World, Kapelye, David Krakauer, and Itzhak Perlman, and is noted for his original Yiddish songs.

Aaron Alexander is a New York based klezmer and jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and educator. His original klezmer/jazz/world music band, Midrash Mish Mosh, has appeared at Makor and The Knitting Factory in New York, and at venues in Krakow, Vienna, and Toronto.

Ron Caswell is a member of The Stumblebums and Beat Circus. He has recorded and performed with They Might Be Giants, Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra, the Royal Brass, the American Composers Orchestra, and Max Roach.

Matt Darriau has been playing Irish, Balkan, klezmer and jazz music with the Klezmatics the band for the past 23 years. He leads his own Balkan rhythm quartet, Paradox Trio, and has composed music for dance, theater, and film including a recent commission from Chamber Music America for his avant-swing band, Ballin' The Jack. Brian Drye is the leader of Bizingas, and performs regularly with the improvising chamber ensemble The Four Bags. He co-leads the group Drye & Drye with his father, baritone saxophonist Howard Drye.

Patty Farrell leads the circus/new-music/comedy group Stagger Back Brass Band, inspired by a love of brass bands he first discovered on the streets of New Orleans. He is also a member of the chamber/folk group Ljova and the Kontraband and Panorama Brass Band, the Mardi Gras season parade outgrowth of Panorama Jazz Band of New Orleans.

An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The stage lighting system has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.

About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects-paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

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