June 03, 2015

Merlin and Polina Shepherd Duo at Joe's Pub in NYC

Thursday June 18, 2015
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003
Clarinetist and composer Merlin Shepherd, an innovative force in the klezmer renaissance and Polina Shepherd, a virtuosic vocalist, pianist and composer blend traditional and new Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music.
Witness musical spontaneity and a journey that not only crosses continents, but also takes the audience deep within themselves.
Please note that seating will be assigned by the venue based on availability and all efforts will be made to seat your party together.
More about Merlin & Polina Duo: https://merlinpolinashepherd.wordpress.com/
More info about the event: http://kulturfestnyc.org/?event=melin-and-polina-shepherduk&event_date=2015-06-18 #joespub
"They're terrific! 5 Stars"--JMWC
Posted by jmwc at 02:47 PM

May 25, 2015


May 31, 2015, 11am-2p
City Winery,
155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013

Sam Thomas and Elie Massias, at CityWinery ( http://www.citywinery.com ) in the Tribeca area of NYC, present "ASEFA-DUO." In a multi-instrumentalist _tour de force,_ Sam and Elie explore different world music traditions and hybridizations, investing each song with the sounds of a Jewish spirit and flare. For more information: see:
http://www.citywinery.com or **call 212-967-7555

Samuel Thomas sax, clarinet, nai, oud, percussion, vocals, electronica
Elie Massias guitar, sax, vocals, percussion, electronica
Posted by jmwc at 09:21 AM

May 14, 2015

Anat Fort Trio in Tel Aviv

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8PM
Levontin 7 in Tel-Aviv
Anat performs with Avri Borochov-bass and Roy Ben-Yosef-drums
לבונטין 7, תל אביב, Israel
+972 3-560-5084
Anat Fort Trio--Chosen for one of the best live shows in 2014 by John Kelman for All About Jazz!

Posted by jmwc at 10:59 AM

May 03, 2015

Two Lifelong Journeys Through Jewish Music

The Ken Maltz /Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo
Two Lifelong Journeys Through Jewish Music

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner's combined years of experience in the field of Jewish music is more than 80 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others' projects, Ken recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble and assisting in the release of Sy's very popular klezmer music transcription fake books, while Sy has performed with Ken's bands including Kapelye, one of the first bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire and beyond.

Wed. May 6, 2015
49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, New York
7:00 p.m.
$15Music Cover
plus Two Drink Minimum or Food Equivalent
General Admission tickets will be available at the door

"Technically adept and heartfelt clarinet playing."
Michael Dolan, The Washington Post

The Kushners are the great biblical begots of klezmer music.
Jonathan Mark, Associate Editor, Jewish Week
Posted by jmwc at 09:36 PM

April 29, 2015

Conspiracy of Beards

May 2nd @ littlefield in Brooklyn: Daniel Kahn w/ Jake Shulman-Ment & Michael Winograd opening the evening for Conspiracy of Beards. We think Leonard Cohen would dig Daniel Kahn. Here's the poster for the show and @Daniel Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird's "Love Lays Low" video. Enjoy: https://youtu.be/5ZyWeeFAxP8
622 Degraw St
Brooklyn, New York
Posted by jmwc at 01:07 AM

April 27, 2015

Zion 80 in NYC for Six Weeks

Zion 80 will kick off a six-week residency at Joe's Pub in NYC, starting on May 5 at 9:30pm. Shows are every Tuesday night from May 5-June 9. Zion 80 will be playing music from their debut CD plus Adramelech: Zion80 plays John Zorn's Book of Angels vol. 22 and some brand new music. Come on down and join them!

Tuesdays at 9:30pm
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
May 5
May 12 - special guests Shlomit & RebbeSoul
May 19 - Q&A with George Robinson (The Jewish Week) before the show
May 26 - special guest Cyro Baptista
June 2
June 9

Group rates available: email info@zion80.com for details.

Posted by jmwc at 12:54 PM

November 28, 2014

Andy Statman Trio at Club Passim

Andy Statman Trio
November 30, 2014 8PM and Monday Dec 1, 2014 at 8pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street in the basement of an historic brick delivery and carriage house. It is on the corner of Church and Palmer Streets.
Cambridge, MA
$30 / 28

Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as “spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” This modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several world in his art, and seems humbled by the fact that his music, like his story, is extraordinary.

Andy says he revisits his musical journey with his trio each time they perform: “We’re creating an experience between the audience and us,” with their unconstrained meditations on Hasidic music and groove-driven explorations of American-roots music. His collaborators include bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle. They perform frequently at the Charles Street Synagogue, in the West Village. “At a certain point, we’re just talking, just having a three-way conversation.”





Posted by jmwc at 12:54 PM

November 26, 2014

Jon Madof Residency at The Stone

Jon Madof will be in residency at TheStoneNYC.com from December 2-7, 2014 with performances by Rashanim, Zion80, and a brand new project called Blivet. 10 sets in all!

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in NYC. Admission is $15 per set, payable at the door. The full schedule is below.

Tuesday, December 2 at 8pm
Rashanim Acoustic - THE GATHERING
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

Tuesday, December 2 at 10pm
Rashanim Acoustic
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

Wednesday, December 3 at 8pm
Rashanim Electric - THE MUSIC OF JOHN ZORN
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

Wednesday, December 3 at 10pm
Rashanim Electric
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

Thursday, December 4 at 8 & 10pm
BLIVET (debut performance!)
Jon Madof (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums) Jon Madof’s new project, BLIVET, is a tribute to the classic instrumental groove music of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Meters and others.

No concert on Friday, December 5

Saturday, December 6 at 8pm
Zion80 plays Carlebach
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yonadav Halevy (drums)

Saturday, December 6 at 10pm
Zion80 plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yonadav Halevy (drums)

Sunday, December 7 at 8pm
Jon Madof solo guitar

Sunday, December 7 at 10pm
Jon Madof, Jessica Lurie, Zach Mayer and Yonadav Halevy
Jon Madof (guitar) Jessica Lurie (sax, effects) Zach Mayer (sax) Yonadav Halevy (drums)

Posted by jmwc at 03:28 PM

May 23, 2014

ISLE of KLEZBOS plays Father’s Day Klezmer Brunch

Sunday, June 15
Band performs 11:00AM - 2:00PM; doors open 10:00AM
Tickets $10 (kids under 13 enter free)
Full menu and bar; no minimum order
Location: 155 Varick Street at Vandam, New York NY [West Soho]
Posted by jmwc at 11:18 AM

August 22, 2013

Adrianne Greenbaum at City Winery

Klezmer Brunch: Klezical Tradition
October 13, 2013
Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum presents Eclectic! Electric! Klezical Tradition ensemble, Gypsy Baroque, and old & new Klezmer! Enjoy Chef Jeff Haskel's terrific brunch; children 13 and younger get in free!
City Wnery
155 Varick Street @vandam
Posted by jmwc at 11:42 PM

August 16, 2013

Ayelet Rose at The Forge --London

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30pm in UTC+01
A rare London performance by international vocalist / composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, as she passes through, en-rout to New York, where she will perform at the Metropolitan Museum with composer John Zorn's Mycale quartet.

Get Tickets:www.forgevenue.org

Originally from Jerusalem, tonight Ayelet will be singing in Hebrew and English. Her lush, individual sound, combining Jazz, Jewish and Middle-Eastern music is enhanced by percussionist Guy Schalom - one of London's most prominent musicians - leader of The Baladi Blues Ensemble.

Forge Music and Arts Venue
3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
London, United Kingdom
Posted by jmwc at 11:21 AM

August 09, 2013


Monday, 8/19, 8pm. ASEFA is playing at DROM in the East Village as part of a lineup that includes Ladino songstress Sarah Aroeste and Sephardi DJ Diwan. This is a Sephardic Music Fest teaser night to warm up the city for the festival this December.


For more information about the Sephardic Music Festival coming up:

Samuel Thomas (reeds, percussion, vocals, oud), Elie Massias (guitar/vocals), Yoshie Fruchter (guitar/oud), Dror Shahaf (darbuka), and Dan Aran (drumset and percussion).
ASEFA has joined the roster of art ensembles for the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Location: DROM
85 Ave A
New York, NY 10009
Neighborhoods: East Village, NYC
(212) 777-1157
Posted by jmwc at 10:03 AM

July 14, 2013

Ta Shma Orchestra at Fontana's Bar

Ta Shma Orchestra at Fontanas Bar
105 Eldridge St btw Broome & Grand Streets, New York, NY 10002
212 334 6740
We're on @ 8:30 & Almost 6'6'' is on after us
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance @ http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3690974

Ta Shma Orchestra

Almost Six Six

Posted by jmwc at 06:04 PM

March 14, 2013

Alexandria Kleztet in DC March 16

Saturday, March 16 -- The Alexandria Kleztet and Bangla Avenue as part of BloomBars
3222 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
$10 suggestion donation at the door
9 to 11 pm

This is part of the World Music Series at this very hip DC performance space. Kleztet on first, followed by the Bengalese/Jazz fusion band Bangla Avenue from 10 to 11 pm.

For this performance, the Kleztet will consist of yours truly, along with bassist Scott Harlan and violinist Susan Jones. Special guests, including percussionist Faheem Khemani and guitarist Cristian Perez, will be joining us for a few songs. Crazy world music jamming is sure to ensue!

Posted by jmwc at 04:11 PM

March 10, 2013

9Volt + diNMachine

Live APRIL 7 AT Manhattan’s Bowery Electric
Date: Sunday, April 7 at 9 PM
Address: 327 Bowery New York, NY 10003
at: Bowery Electric
Telephone: (212) 228-0228
Event URL: http://www.theboweryelectric.com
Band URL: http://9voltmusic.com/press/
*Cover price*: Admission $10
*Music genr*e: New Jazz-Rock
*Description:* 9Volt, the avantgarde, jazz-based New York City trio who recently released *Open Circuit*, perform a second record release show on April 7 at Bowery Electric.

The New York Times praises the band: "On its new album, “Open Circuit” (OutNow), the collective known as 9 Volt… thrashes toward an expressive new-breed fusion, informed by a few generations of downtown experimentation…" — NATE CHINEN, New York Times, February 2013.

The outfit features a collection of New York's brightest underground jazz players. *All About Jazz* said Parker is a "powerful young jazz musician to be reckoned with," adding "Parker and his band are the best-kept secret in New York right now." John Zorn described Maoz as "a cutting edge guitarist who combines the harmonic lyricism of Bill Frisell with the angst and skronk of Marc Ribot... keep your eyes and ears on this guy." Halevy toured with Arnie Lawrence's band for six years and has been a widely coveted session player performing with Sheila Jordan, Joel Frahm and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

*Open Circuit*, the trio's debut album, was recently released via OutNow Recordings. *NYC Jazz Record* described the album as "a synthesis of many things that define powerful 'new' music - electronics and other sound elements, very free improvisation and the passion of the world of rock.".

With diNMachine http://dinmachine.com/
Check our website for the entire program: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/
Posted by jmwc at 09:15 AM

Simply Tsfat in NYC March 10

SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW!! On a U.S. Tour From Israel
Sunday March 10th
Cover $18
More Details at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com

On a U.S. Tour From Israel
SHLOMO KATZ Thursday March 14th
Doors 7:30Cover $15
Posted by jmwc at 09:03 AM

March 06, 2013

Charming Hostess at Barbes

8:00 pm Charming Hostess
VENUE: Barbes
DETAILS: Charming Hostess performs music from The Bowls Project. The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the region now known as Iraq. For this show, Charming Hostess is Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes and Brandon Seabrook.
CHARMING HOSTESS. The Oakland band's new project, The Bowls Project, is a performance installation based on sex, magic and the apocalypse in Babylonian Jewish amulets. Incantation bowls were inscribed with a householder’s secrets and desires, then buried under the home. The texts speak of mysticism and sex; angels and demons; and the trials and joys of love and sex. Especially audible are the voices of women--their work, hopes, and dreams. The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the region now known as Iraq.

From Manhattan, Take the last car of the train to 7th Avenue, Brooklyn. Exit at the southwest corner exit Make a u-turn and walk downhill on 9th street towards 6th Avenue. Barbes is on your left at 376 9th Street, a couple of stores in from the corner of 6th Avenue.
Posted by jmwc at 02:25 PM

February 15, 2013


Jewish Music Cafe
presents Soul Farm and Kohane of Newark
650 Sackett Street Brooklyn NY 11215
Saturday Night, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
More info and Directions at

Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award winner lead guitarist C Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Their sound has been dubbed as New American music, full melodic song writing and progressive modern arrangements. Their live shows are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks. The 2012 New York Post quotes Soulfarm as “versatile, utilizing improvisation and world music.”

Soulfarm has recorded with many well-known musicians such as Perry Farrel and Dispatch; and has opened for Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, The Wailers, George Clinton, to name a few. They have been featured on Fox 5 Good Day New York as well as the main band for “MY9 Celebrates Israel Day Parade.” Through extensive touring they have performed throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Israel.

About Kohane of Newark .....
"Jewish or not, 'New Midlife Crisis' would have marked the arrival – however late in midlife it is – of a significant new voice on the contemporary music scene. The fact that it gains heft and impact through its rootedness in a life and legacy with ancient spiritual and historical roots just makes it all the more transcendent music for the ages, for all ages."
--Seth Rogovoy (editor-in-chief of Berkshire Living Magazine and the author of The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music.

“An American Serge Gainsbourg, Kohane of Newark's NEW MIDLIFE CRISIS probes the dark, sensitive heart of the Jewish experience. Equal parts Lou Reed/Alexander Portnoy/Jonathan Richman/Delmore Schwartz the result is late-night therapy drenched in beautiful music.“
--Steven Lee Beeber, Author of The Heebie Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk

“Killer Jew-Punk panopticon / horn 'a plenty /musical manna from heaven courtesy Kohane of Newark and a cast of thou--nice touches from Avram Pengas, Deerfrance, Ficca, Lloyd, and Ribot, and much much more" ..'' --Gary Lucas, Guitarist extraordinaire, composer, producer (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell) ..

A "...cholent of angst and wisdom......a full-fledged, lovingly crafted alternative rock operetta, infused with spicy Oriental musical flavors as vibrant as traditional Bukharan robes."
--The Forward, Review by Uzi Silber

Posted by jmwc at 02:44 PM

January 31, 2013


SEFARDIC WORLD JAM with Moshe Weidenfeld, Samuel Thomas, Dror Shachaf, Elie Massias and special Guests. Saturday February 2, 2013
Doors 8pm Cover $15
More Info and Directions at
650 Sackett Street
Brooklyn NY 11215
- Plenty of Parking on the Block -
- R Train to Union Street stop -
Posted by jmwc at 03:42 PM

David Broza at City Winery in NYC

David Broza
David to be joined by his full NYC band!
Monday, February 11 2013 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
A dynamic and vibrant performer from Israel, David is an icon in his homeland. An artist with a true message, he will be joined by a band featuring Yonatan Levi (Electric guitar), Bass: Uri Kleinman (Bass), and Yuval Lion & Yehonadav Halevi (Drums) For more information: click
Posted by jmwc at 03:36 PM

January 25, 2013

Ayn Sof Archestra and Bigger Band in Brooklyn

Ayn Sof Arkestra and BIgger Band is on the menu at the Jewish Music Cafe.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Iyyun Center, also known as the Jewish Music Cafe,
650 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY

New monthly performance with AynSof--the inaugural show at The Iyyun Center
Shows will be the last Wednesday of the month.
The first show is a special double feature with Zion80, Jon Madof's electric pairing of the music of Shlomo Carlebach with the pulsing rhythm of Afro-beat as played by Fela Kuti.
Ayn Sof will play at 8:30, Zion80 at 9:30.
Ayn Sof is
Greg Wall, Marty Fogel, Jessica Lurie, Paul Shapiro, Zach Mayer, Saxes
Jordan Hirsch, Pam Fleming, Frank London, Trumpets
Art Baron, Danny Flam, Trombones
Eyal Maoz, Brian Marsala, Brian Glassman, Rhythm

Ayn Sof is the first Big Band to bridge the worlds of Klezmer, Chasidic, Funk, Free, Latin, and Modern Jazz. The brainchild of Frank London and Rabbi Greg Wall, the duo behind Hasidic New Wave and catalysts of numerous other projects, including Later Prophets, The Klezmatics, New American Quartet, Klezmer Brass All Stars, Ayn Sof is as eclectic and hard driving as its diverse musicians. The Music features the original compositions of the members of Ayn Sof.

Posted by jmwc at 05:11 PM

January 18, 2013

Eyal Maoz’s EDOM

Eyal Maoz’s EDOM
Monday. January 21 at 11 PM
Venue name: PIANOS
ADDRESS: 158 Ludlow St., New York, New York 10002
Telephone: 212.473.3665
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/400479176694070/
You tube link:
Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/400479176694070/
Cover price: Admission $8, includes the 4 bands!
Music genre: Rock-World
Artist website: http://youtu.be/RcEF6NdmBM4


Edom started as an experiment in combining Israeli and modern pop music, and has developed into a rare rocking Modern Jewish – Middle Eastern music tinged with industrial and electronic sounds. Featuring EyalMaoz’s notorious one-of-a-kind approach to composition, and produced by the magic ears of Shanir Blumenkranz, Edom brings us into the much-too-rarely visited junction of instrumental pop, jazz and avant-garde.

11pm- Edom
10pm- Man Made Sun
9pm- Sonus Maximus
8pm- Black Furs
Posted by jmwc at 10:35 AM

December 06, 2012

Alpen Klezmer in New York in December

Andrea Pancur & Ilya Shneyveys feat. Lorin Sklamberg
Alpen Klezmer – The concert
Friday, December 21, 2012
8:00pm in UTC+01
376 9th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
"Bavarian +Yiddish" or -- "oompah meets kosher" It's the end of the world and we'll yodel along.

This is the Bavarian folk tradition at its best, combined with all the energy and sweet melancholy of klezmer. Andrea Pancur from the Bavarian capital of Munich and Ilya Shneyveys from Riga in Latvia get together to play their unique fusion of Bavarian and Yiddish music, dubbed “Alpen Klezmer” - Klezmer from the Alps. Both musicians have dedicated themselves to rediscovering the songs which both traditions once shared, have given them a good dusting off, and under the banner "Long live the kosher mountain yodler" have packed their rucksacks full of new and exciting material. The Yiddish Hora and the Bavarian Zwiefacher take each other by the hand and dance and spin and turn their way over the mountain peaks until the Alps glow to the Sound of Klezmer.

"An extraordinary, magical evening which brings any cultural barriers which might have been lurking in your head crashing right down", says the Neue Presse.
The New York Grammy winner and Klezmatics singer Lorin Sklamberg even makes a guest yodelling appearance. Something to look forward to!
This project has been supported by the Arts Council of the LH Munich.
Andrea Pancur was the 2012 winner of the LH Munich's Innovation in Folk Culture prize.
Posted by jmwc at 05:46 PM

November 26, 2012

Jewish Music Cafe Starts Up Again

Saturday Night December 8th with Sefardic World Jam Featuring Samuel Thomas, Elie Massias, Yoshie Fruchter, Eric Platz and Special Guests!
Cover $12

Zion80 December 18th and 19th 2012
Two performances each night 8pm and 9pm
$10 cover per show
http://www.zion80.com/ explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof of Rashanim (John Zorn’s Tzadik Records), the 15-piece band sets the beautiful melodies of Reb Shlomo in arrangements using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat along with the flavor of the downtown New York City improvised music scene. Zion80's debut on Tzadik Records will be released in 2013.

Jewish Music Cafe
at IYYUN 650 Sackett Street Brooklyn NY 11215
Posted by jmwc at 10:46 PM

September 28, 2012

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC
Concert description:
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] – Stone Concert. October 9th, at 10 PMrd at The Stone, NYC

Producer and bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz has been a mainstay of the downtown scene for over a decade now, working with and producing CDs by Daniel Zamir, Cyro Baptista, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter and more. Here he steps out on his own to make one of the most tribal and primal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz (Edom, 9 Volt with Time Berne, Hypercolor) and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century from a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Gimbri
Eyal Maoz, Guitar
Aram Bajakian, Guitar
Kenny Grohowski, Drums

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alephadzayin?feature=results_main

Youtube Song Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0w_c38I9MU&feature=plcp

venue website: http://www.thestonenyc.com

Venue: The Stone
Address: NW corner of Avenue C and 2nd St. East Village, Manhattan, New York City Zip 10009
Date: October 14.
Time: 10 PM
Cover: $10
Posted by jmwc at 12:25 PM

July 26, 2012

Litvakus and Raya Brass Band

Saturday, September 8, 2012
9:30pm until 11:30pm
Joes Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003-7021

Klezmer & Balkan team up and hit the famed stage of the Public Theare's Joe's Pub. It's SATURDAY, it's NIGHT (motzey shabes), it's LIVE. What could be better? – YOU attending this event!

Litvakus band led by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch performs traditional pieces of the Lithuanian and Belarusian Jewish community, as well as Zisl's original compositions, creating a bridge between the old-time North-Eastern European shtetls and the present-day New York's folk, klezmer, and theater scene.
“Dmitri Slepovich’s trilling clarinet makes for irresistible dancing music.” -Forward

Raya Brass Band does it on the dance floor, mashing up the music of Eastern Europe with American dance grooves. Featuring odd meters, unusual scales and a fine helping of gorgeous Balkan and Romany (Gypsy) melodies played on reeds, trumpet, accordion, tuba and drums, Raya Brass Band brings the East European get-down wherever it goes.

"…There's been a buzz about this band lately and it's well-deserved…These guys took [the party] up a notch." -Lucid Culture
Posted by jmwc at 08:51 AM

July 25, 2012

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Debut Concert at the Stone, NYC

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] – DEBUT CONCERT August 3rd at The Stone, NYC
Venue: The Stone
Address: NW corner of Avenue C and 2nd St. East Village, Manhattan, New York City Zip 10009
Date: Friday, August 3rd.
Time: 8 PM and 10 PM
Cover: $10

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz has been a mainstay of the downtown scene for over a decade now, working with and producing CDs by Daniel Zamir, Cyro Baptista, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter and more. Here he steps out on his own to make one of the most tribal and primal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz (Edom, 9 Volt with Time Berne, Hypercolor) and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century from a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel! Featuring: Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz,Gimbri, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/shanir-ezra-blumenkranz/971248
Eyal Maoz, Guitar, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/eyal-maoz/971247
Aram Bajakian, Guitar, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/aram-bajakian/1122415
Kenny Grohowski, Drums, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/kenny-grohowski/2148612

Youtube Channel:

Youtube Song Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0w_c38I9MU&feature=plcp

to find out more: see venue website: http://www.thestonenyc.com

Posted by jmwc at 04:05 PM

July 19, 2012

Klezmer in Berkeley

Monday, August 20, 2012
6:00pm until 8:00pm in PDT
Saul's Restaurant and Deli
1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94709

New York based Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch will join Dave Rosenfeld for a special klezmer Monday. Dmitri is not only an accomplished klezmer clarinetist, but also a composer, Yiddish singer, and has earned a PhD studying eastern European Jewish music. Dmitri performs extensively in New York, but tonight is a rare chance to catch him on the West Coast. Preview some of his music here:

Posted by jmwc at 03:50 PM

June 29, 2012


Monday, July 9
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St, NYC
$10 cover +$10 food/drink minimum.
Full menu & bar available. Culinary & culltural landmark.

ISLE OF KLEZBOS with alumni special guests:
Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & sax.
Rachelle Garniez, accordion & piano.
Saskia Lane, bass.
Eve Sicular, drums|leader
guest klezbian Rick Faulkner, trombone.

This musical performance is under the rubric of Cornelia Street Cafe's cutural "JewFest" -- band's live music at 8:30Pm show, following the 6PM screening of Lilly Rivlin's documentary "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts" (which includes recordings from both Isle of Klezbos and the band's sibling ensemble, Metropolitan Klezmer, on the feature soundtrack).

Posted by jmwc at 11:10 AM

June 19, 2012

Zion80 Debuts July 2 at The Stone

Check out the 15-piece Jewish Afrobeat band as Zion80 kicks off their summer weekly residency on Monday, July 2!

Featuring some of the most exciting musicians in New York City, Zion80 plays the music of Shlomo Carlebach with arrangements inspired by Fela Kuti. The band is directed by Jon Madof of Rashanim (Tzadik Records).

Here's the important stuff:
Zion80 - New Music Observatory at The Stone
Every Monday night in July, August and September
7:30 PM Open Rehearsal
9:00 PM Performance
Admission: $10 adults, $5 students ages 13-19, 12 and under free
The Stone
Ave. C & 2nd St.
New York, NY 10009
Posted by jmwc at 03:58 PM

April 20, 2012

Isle of Klezbos at Cornelia Street Cafe

Isle of Klezbos sextet hometown show! 

Cornelia Street Cafe

Sunday, April 22

8:30PM (two sets)

29 Cornelia St, NYC 10014


$10 music charge + $10 food or drink minimum

Full band bios & new high-resolution photos at our NEW website:

Dinner also available upstairs pre-show.

Debra Kreisberg: clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming: trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty: vocals
Shoko Nagai: accordion & piano
Saskia Lane: acoustic bass
Eve Sicular: drums | bandleader

Soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet Isle of Klezbos returns to Cornelia Street Cafe for the group’s first full-band NYC show since their California Bay Area debuts this winter. Isle of Klezbos continues to premiere new repertoire, including both long-lost folkloric and neo-traditionally refreshed popular Yiddish tunes, as well as original compositions, from jazz-inflected Yiddish waltz to klezmer reggae, Soviet Yiddish drinking ditty and haunting alms chant: a new Klezbos CD is in the works.

Formed in 1998, Isle of Klezbos has toured from Vienna to Vancouver. Klezbos bandmates are alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music, as well as Harvard and more. The group has been seen and heard on broadcasts from CBS Sunday Morning to The L Word. Other recent projects have included studio sessions commissioned by the Scissor Sisters; bandleader/drummer Eve Sicular’s musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files; and KlezBiGay Pride Show (14th annual this June!) Joint efforts have included collaborations with Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok), Latina lesbian comedy star Marga Gomez, NYC's Stonewall Chorale, artist Kiki Smith (for her stained glass window “opening” celebration at The Museum at Eldridget Street), and Isle of Klezbos’ sibling octet Metropolitan Klezmer.

Individual Isle of Klezbos bandmate credits include performing, touring, and/or recording with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Beyonce, Burning Spear, David Del Tredici, Hazmat Modine, Indigo Girls, John Zorn, Lascivious Biddies, Los Mas Valientes, Natalie Merchant, New York City Opera, Rufus Wainwright, Seattle Baroque, and Sanda Weigl, among many others. The band’s music is also heard on American and Australian independent film soundtracks. They return to Cornelia Street’s West Village stage for the first time in nearly a decade.

Posted by jmwc at 01:45 PM

February 09, 2012

"Litvakus feat. Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh at City Winery's Klezmer Brunch"

"Litvakus feat. Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh at City Winery's Klezmer Brunch"
Litvakus feat. Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh at City Winery's Klezmer Brunch
Sunday, February 19 at 10:00am
Location: All-Access City Winery, NYC
Posted by jmwc at 05:16 PM

December 08, 2011

Ramzailech- Live at the Ozen Bar

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Time 8:30pm until 10:00pm

אנחנו מגיעים לאוזן בר כחלק מסיבוב הופעות בארץ ובעולם. הארדקור כלייזמר וגוד וייבס מובטחים יחד עם אורחים והמון המון שמחה. בואו לחגוג איתנו את השנה החדשה!

ההופעה תתחיל בזמן - 20:30!

כרטיסים: 40 ש"ח בקופות, 30 ש"ח דרך אתר האוזן בר - www.third-ear.com

מוזמנים להפיץ את הבשורה ולהצטרף למשפחה לשאר עדכונים: www.facebook.com/ramzailech
Posted by jmwc at 11:20 AM

November 29, 2011

Alijia Jo Rabins in NYC

Alicia and friends will be playing two trio shows with David Freeman on drums this month: one at a Parisian-style bar, one at a museum downtown. This Wednesday at Zebulon, a lovely little bar in Williamsburg, with our Montreal friends Flotilla--fantastic musicians.

Then on December 21, a special Chanukah performance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City—a great one for those of you who live in Manhattan, prefer an earlier showtime, or are looking for something off the beaten path for the holidays this year...

WEDNESDAY 11/30 (two days from now!), Zebulon ( http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com ), Williamsburg we play 9 pm sharp, free! followed by Flotilla (beautiful not-to-be-missed rockers from Montreal)

WEDNESDAY 12/21, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City, Manhattan ( https://support.mjhnyc.org/page.aspx?pid=440 ) 7 pm,$15/$12/$10 tickets here ( https://support.mjhnyc.org/page.aspx?pid=440 ) A seated performance at an early hour in honor of the first night of Chanukah!

Posted by jmwc at 10:02 PM

Naftule's Dream at the Lilypad

Naftule's Dream at the Lilypad
Friday, December 2 at 6:00pm
Location: The Lily Pad
Inman Square
1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
After nearly 5 years of silence, Naftule's Dream is back!!! Playing our hits from the past like "Job," "The Sitting Man" and that family favorite, "Free Klez." Join us for a great end of the week concert at our favorite performance venue.

Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Gary Bohan, trumpet, Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Andrew Stern, electric guitar; Jim Gray, tuba; and Eric Rosenthal, drums.
Posted by jmwc at 09:52 PM

November 03, 2011

World Premieres of New Yiddish Music

World Premieres of New Yiddish Music with Benjy and Avi Fox-Rosen
Start Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 8:30pm
End Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30pm
Cornelia St Cafe
29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014-4127
Phone 212.989.9319

Benjy Fox-Rosen has been active as a bassist and singer in the klezmer and eastern European music scene in New York for the last several years; he has toured worldwide with Luminescent Orchestrii, recorded with Adrienne Cooper, and is bassist/vocalist in the Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio. After several years of performing with his own band, Fox-Rosen has emerged with a unique take on Yiddish song. This evening Fox-Rosen will present new material, primarily drawing from his settings of Yiddish poetry, as well as lesser known folk songs and new instrumental pieces. He will be joined by Avi Fox-Rosen on guitar, banjo and voice.
Cover $10

Posted by jmwc at 02:21 PM

October 02, 2011

"New Songs, New Band - New Show!".

New Songs, New Band - New Show!
Start Time: Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00pm
The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street
New York, http://www.livingroomny.com/

Come check out a BRAND NEW set of songs from Avi Fox-Rosen. This is a debut performance, with a kickin band. They're featured as part of the Independent Music Awards showcase at The Living Room - along with fellow Brooklynite Oran Etkin.

This is 2 hour showcase, Avi's band is on from 8 - 8:30.
Short but sweet, and all new music!!
New Songs! Complete with melodies choruses, and bridges!!
A nod to some trad rock, pop, and blues.
Art Bailey on keys, Benjy Fox Rosen on bass, Chris Berry on drums, Kyle Sanna on electric gtr, and Avi Fox-Rosen
Posted by jmwc at 02:12 PM

Klezbos at City Winery

Sunday, October 16 · 11:00am - 2:00pm
City Winery NYC
155 Varick Street (btw Spring & Vandam)
New York, NY

Isle of Klezbos returns to City Winery’s klezmer brunch, celebrating the band's 13th birthday** (our all-gal sextet debuted in 1998!) Soulful, fun-loving, hard-swinging Yiddish-rooted musical adventures: great new tunes too.

Full menu, great venue, fine wines & sight-lines! No minimum order.
Live music 11am-2pm; seating & brunch from 10am on.
Tickets $10, kids under 13 enter free.

Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Shoko Nagai, accordion & piano
Saskia Lane, upright bass
Eve Sicular, drums | leader

Easy Sunday parking. Subways: #1 to Houston OR Canal, C/E to Spring. Wonderful sight-lines, hope to see you too!

**Isle of Klezbos' first performance was at an East Village club in August 1998: First fan at City Winery who knows the venue where they played their debut wins a "Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos" CD as bat mitzve gift from the band.
Posted by jmwc at 01:33 PM

September 25, 2011

Yael Naim at City Winery

Oct. 29 and 30, 2011
Yael Naim: She Was A Boy Out
Bar Stools $25.00
Reserved Tables $28.00
Reserved Best Tables $32.00
VIP Tables $32.00

Their differing roots and their multiple passion for music unites them: YAEL NAIM releases a second, four-handed album together with DAVID DONATIEN, as a new collection of graceful songs.

After the worldwide success of the feel-good album, released in 2007, YAEL NAIM unveils her second album today « She Was a Boy ». Closeted in a Parisian apartment for two years, YAEL NAIM and DAVID DONATIEN perfected Yael’s songs in Hebrew and English, which culminated in a commercial and artistic success (Victoire de la Musique 2008, for the Album of the Year World Music category).

Following the use of the song « New Soul » in a promotional advert for Apple, it entered the Top Ten on the US sales chart. Since then however, the Parisian flat has been turned into a studio; more space, but the same passion to make an album at their own pace. Having made great use of these past three years by playing anywhere where there was even a slight echo of their music, and to taste the pleasures of the fringe (a tribute to Joni Mitchel, on the Beatle’s album “Let it Be”, a collaboration with the National Jazz Orchestra and a representation at the Pleyel concert hall), YAEL NAIM has given her all to this process that she herself qualifies as a particularly intimate way to create songs. At the same time, DAVID DONATIEN involved musicians such as Thomas Bloch, Lionel, Stéphane Belmondo and the pianist Éric Legini.

Furthermore, the French artist Tété was invited to the banquet table of sessions, alongside the “eternally- young” tender singer, Spleen , Jacques Daoud and Yoed Nir (cellist), as well as the usual friendly crew of musicians that regularly join them on stage.* YAEL offers us a mix of gentle as well as heartbreaking songs, crossed with those that don’t resemble theirs like for example the light tempo of “Come Home”, or of their dreams in “My Dreams” and their certainties, using the richness of Balkan chords as in “She Was A Boy”, in which Yael, still just a child, encounters a young woman who is not like the others and not of their opinion. “I Try Hard” uses a mix of the artist’s words and that of the woman. At times, the album transports us to the world of cinema, “My Dreams”, and its underwater chorus’ are worthy of an Esther Williams aquatic ballet and she doesn’t hesitate to dive into her innermost soul: it’s in a bluesy, lamenting fashion that “Never Change” presents not the most flattering of self portraits.

We salute the jolting parade of New Orleans orchestras in “Mystical Love” that Lee Dorsey himself would have been proud of. The coming together of India and the West, the melismatic singing in “Man From Another Woman”, which ends by smiling at the young woman (lost in translation and lost in love) in “The Game is Over”. Finally, on “Today” and “If I Lost the Best Thing”, Yael and David haven’t hesitated in accompanying their singing with a simple violin or solo guitar in order to better preserve the intimacy of the songs. Strength and fragility, a trek around the world (jazz, variety pop, classical), and a soul-searching journey of self, here the voices and melodies vibrate within the compositions of Yael, and so does the listener.

Similar artists: Sarah Bareilles, Regina Spektor, Feist...

Famous songs: Too long, New Soul, Toxic...

Posted by jmwc at 11:25 AM

Tatiana Fleischmann at Klezmer Brunch

klezmer brunch Oct, 2, 2011
Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.

Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.

On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos. The Rebbe's table to open to all to attend.


The lead singer of the trio – TATIANA FLEISCHMANN – sings in English, Yiddish, Russian, Ladino, Gypsy, French, Spanish, and mingles the Klezmer style, European chanson, Gypsy traditions and modern Russian art singing with added elements of jazz, rock, flamenco, exploring every dramatic opportunity of these genres.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Tatiana has had a distinguished career as a theater performer and singer. She was a member of the award-winning theater companies "Na Krasnoj Presne", “O.Tabakov Studio” and “The Nikitsky Gate”. As a prominent Eastern European song performer she is perhaps best known for her role as lead singer in Loyko, the renowned Gypsy/Klezmer group who achieved international fame in the 90’s.

Later she sang with the virtuoso violinist/guitarist Oleg Ponomarev, was part of a celebrated trio "BIS", enchanting audiences around the world with the innovative heady cocktail of soulful and heart-wrenching Klezmer music spiced with gypsy tunes.

Her guitar dates back to the 19th. Century and is an authentic piece by a celebrity craftsman who produced the best-sounding Gypsy guitars for the Royal band.

With her original style, Tatiana offers a unique interpretation of the songs and lets the audience hear the pieces performed as they have never heard them before. Her soft and colorful vocals, as well as mastery of both the piano and guitar have won her fans and critical acclaim all over the world.

Andrew Yegorov – Guitar Solo
Victor Smirnov – Accordion, Piano, Wind Instruments
Tatiana Fleischmann – Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Posted by jmwc at 11:18 AM

September 05, 2011

Metropolitan Klezmer at City Winery

Sunday, September 18
155 Varick Street, btw Vandam & Spring
West Soho, NYC 10013
City Winery begins brunch seating at 10am.
Live music onstage 11am-2pm.
Full menu & winelist (no minimum order).
Tickets $10, kids under 13 enter free!
Posted by jmwc at 01:31 PM

August 14, 2011

Perry Robinson Trio including Assaf Hakimi, bass and Dani Benedikt, drums

Thursday, August 18 at 10:00pm - August 19 at 3:00am
Location The Zone - Ha Ezor
HaRechev 13
Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
הרכב 13, 62595 Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
Hours Mon - Thurs: 9:00 pm - 4:00 am
About האזור - מי, מי במול, מה ומו
לאחר שהייה ממושכת במעמקי המחתרת האורבנית התל אביבית, ולאחר התמודדות לא פשוטה עם רשויות מסוגים שונים בעקבות אותה מחתרתיות, ה"אזור" הועתק לרחוב הרכב 13, (כן כן, במקום בו עמד הברזילי הנודע) ושודרג בכמעט כל היבט אפשרי. רעש, השכנים, מקום, איוורור, חום ועשן אינם מהווים בעיה, ואפשר כעת להתרכז בייעודו האמיתי של המקום - מפגשים ומוסיקה. תקראו לזה סלון, ג'אמייה, אולם הופעות בוטיק, מתנ"ס של מוסיקאים או פשוט ב...ר - איך שזורם.

האזור כרגע בהרצה ופתוח מידי יום מהשעה 21.00 ועד אחרון המוסיקאים השיכורים למעט ימי שישי. לרגל אירוע משמח זה, הכניסה חופשית למעט בימי הופעות שם מחיר הכניסה משתנה בהתאם להרכב. דבר נוסף וחשוב, המקום ללא עישון, והמעשנים יהנו לגלות את חצר העישון המפנקת שעומדת לרשותם טענות, ביקורות , בקשות, שאלות, הזמנות יתקבלו בברכה בעמוד זה.
See More Email musicfromthezone@gmail.com
Phone 0544467240
Website http://haezor.com
Posted by jmwc at 09:23 AM

Breslov Bar Band "Have No Fear" Anniversary Concert

Breslov Bar Band "Have No Fear" anniversary concert @ Drom NYC
with Egypt 2000
Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm
Location: Drom
85 Avenue A (bet 5th & 6th streets), New York, NY
The $10 cover includes a copy of "Have No Fear".

The Breslov Bar Band plays Traditional Eastern European Hasidic music reimagined, ranging from melancholy midnight meditations to full-throttle ecstatic dance.
Doors open at 7. Egypt 2000 at 8. Breslov Bar Band at 9.
What people are saying about "Have No Fear":

“This CD is the happy answer to the question, ‘Five Breslovers walked into a bar...’ This is a fun, fun CD.” -- Ari Davidow, Klezmer Shack

“Judging by this debut album, a formidable new band... The arrangements and interpretations lean towards funk and a very contemporary idiom, without ever losing the spiritual undertones and overtones of the Breslov material... The album is totally consistent and compelling, with not a weak track anywhere." -- Rainlore's World of Music

“There’s a remarkable range of music in this set, from meditative pieces like ‘Adir Ayom,’ to the full throttle rock ‘n’ roll religious devotion expressed in ‘Ani Ohev Et HKB’H,’ to the reggae of ‘Mi Yiten’...” -- Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

“The Breslov Bar Band is a perfect fusion of these two spheres — traditional Hasidic music on the one hand, and a thoroughly contemporary sensibility on the other... While the band moves between styles from song to song, the overall aesthetic is one of intelligent and energetic rock music, only with Jewish musical modalities rather than Blues as its foundation.” -- Ezra Glinter, The Arty Semite

“One issue we may face today, though is how to access the sounds of the Jewish people’s past... Without our musical heritage contributing to those of our generation who are currently producing musical output, we risk severing today’s Jews from works of the past. Fortunately, there’s groups like the Breslov Bar Band...giving new voices to old melodies.” -- Gideon Klionsky, Kfar Jewish Arts Center

Posted by jmwc at 09:05 AM

August 06, 2011

King Django, Yiddish Princess, Schmekeletc

Saturday, August 6 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location Fontana's Bar
105 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002-4405
Phone +1 (212) 334-6740
Website http://www.fontanasnyc.com
Rock!! Grrrrrrrr.
8pm Schmekel
9pm King Django Roots & Culture
10pm Yiddish Princess

... King Django, internationally known as one of America’s premier reggae and ska artists, now introduces his most unique and vivid assemblage yet. Travelling the halls of both his beloved Jamaican vibration and Jewish heritage, King Django’s Roots & Culture Band pairs musical and blood families in a titillating twist of traditional Hebrew folk, klezmer, reggae and ska with a Brooklyn bend.

Looking to reconcile your love of power pop and hard rock with your love of Yiddish music? Your search is over. Behold, Yiddish Princess: a double guitar onslaught, with drums beating you into submission. Analog synths beckoning and a voice that can shatter ice and coo you into mellifluous bliss. Alts oyf Yiddish!

Schmekel is Queer Jewcore from Brooklyn — 100% Transgender, 100% Jewish! Their music offers a Bar-Mitzvah buffet of punk, klezmer, jazz, rock, and polka influences, while their lyrics combine bawdy humor and critical awareness, encouraging audiences to laugh at butt jokes while deconstructing systems of oppression. “Schmekel” is Yiddish for “little penis.”


Posted by jmwc at 03:07 PM

July 29, 2011

8th Day live in concert at Kutshers

Saturday, August 13 at 10:00pm - August 14 at 1:00am
Location Kutshers Hotel - The Stardust Room
Monticello, NY
8th Day live in concert!
Motzei Shabbos Nachamu at the Kutshers Hotel and Resort
Guitar virtuoso Ari Boiangiu will open the show and then join 8th Day for an amazing set sure to wow all who attend. YA'ALILI!!!
Doors - 9:45PM
Showtime: 10PM
Posted by jmwc at 11:42 AM

Klezmer Brunch - Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys 8/7 at City Windery Brunch

Margo Leverett at City Winery

10:00am Seating / 11:00am Show

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.

Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.

On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos. The Rebbe's table to open to all to attend.


Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today's stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered. The resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, soulful and footstomping.


Posted by jmwc at 10:39 AM

July 21, 2011

US Premier of Israel's Shabate

Wednesday, July 27 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club
17 Holland Street
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
directly across from David T-stop

Enjoy the US premier performance of the Israeli band, Shabate. Led by renowned Ethiopian singer and saxophonist, Abate Bihurim, the group creates a unique fusion of Ethiopian Jazz, afro rhythm grooves and traditional Jewish soul. With its global influences and exceptional musicianship, Shabate is fast becoming one of the most fabulous statements in Israel's contemporary music scene.

This is a fundraiser for BJMF so come out and enjoy the music while supporting next year's Festival. Tickets JUST $15 in advance at http://www.johnnyds.com/ca​l/2011/2011-07.html
$20 at the door (cash only)

Posted by jmwc at 05:34 PM

July 10, 2011

Jewish Music Cafe features Bruce Parness Band

The Bruce Parness Band
in Concert
The Jewish Music Cafe
Thursday July 7th 8:30pm
Following the Weekly
'Rav Nachman of Breslov Likutei Moharan Class'
at 7:30pm
Join in on a night of Torah and Music!
Jewish Music Cafe | 401 9th street Park Slope Brooklyn NY 11215
$5 suggested donation
Cash bar - beer and wine
Complementary bourekas
Posted by jmwc at 10:55 AM

June 23, 2011

Klezmer in July at City Winery

Sunday, July 3 · 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location City Winery NYC
155 Varick Street
New York, NY

Michael Winograd - clarinet
Pete Sokolow - piano
Lauren Brody - accordion
David Licht - drums
come eat food, listen to music, experience the Sokolow... it will be great!
Posted by jmwc at 10:40 AM

May 18, 2011

Meron Music Festival

Event: Meron Music Festival @ Sixth Street Synagogue
Start Time: Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30pm

Location: Sixth Street Synagogue/Max Raiskin Center for the Arts 325 E. Sixth Street, NYC (Between 1st Avenue & 2nd Avenue)

Meron Music Festival @ Sixth Street Synagogue w/ the Breslov Bar Band, Aaron Alexander's "Meron Mish Mosh" & Joey Weisenberg

Cover: $15 includes your choice of a beer or glass of wine.
"Its two days after Lag Ba'Omer, and the bands will each explore some of the traditional Meron Lag Ba'omer melodies. We'll also be playing some of our favorite Breslov tunes and we're bringing some new tunes for this show! (Actually, they are old tunes, but we haven't played 'em before in public.) It's also Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday! Can we play a Breslov Dylan tune? "
Posted by jmwc at 04:47 PM


Sunday, May 22 at 7pm
376 Ninth Street (at Sixth Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg's acclaimed concert of rare songs drawn from the Irish and Yiddish traditions returns to Park Slope?s intimate performance space, hot off their recent tour of Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and France. With guitarist Aidan Brennan.
Posted by jmwc at 04:40 PM

May 17, 2011

KlezWoods at Johnny D's

Tuesday, May 17 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club
Davis Square (17 Holland St.)
Somerville, Massachusetts
More Info:

The best Klezmer Bar Band around teams up with Portland, OR's answer to the same Jewish-Balkan-Gypsy question. Expect many types of dancing.
Posted by jmwc at 02:57 PM

April 24, 2011

Eyal Maoz in Park Slope

Date: Thursday May 5 at 9 PM till 11 PM
Venue: Tea Lounge
Venues address: 837 Union Street. Park Slope, Brooklyn New York, NY 11217
Telephone: (718) 789-2762
Event URL: http://www.tealoungeny.com/calendar
You tube link: Rocks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qdK8xT7JFw
Cover price: Free
Music genre: jazz/world/rock
Event description:
Live Edom performance at Tea Lounge. Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with John Zorn's Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom.
With Eyal Maoz – guitar;
Shanir Blumenkranz –bass
and Yuval Lion – drums.
Posted by jmwc at 05:07 PM

April 12, 2011

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band for Passover Concert

Thursday, April 21 · 8:30pm - 10:30pm
East 6th Street Community Synagogue Max Raiskin Center
325 East 6th Street
New York, NY

Come join the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band for a special middle of Passover Concert.
The midweek of the Festival of Passover is traditionally a time where the celebration of the holiday is stretched into the mundane workaday world, called "Chol HaMoed".
Come join Ayn Sof for the holiday celebration! We may even break out the Slivovitz!
$10.00 Cover

NYC’s newest addition to the canon of new Jewish influenced music and culture, the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, under the direction of saxophonist Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall and Grammy winning trumpeter Frank London.The Arkestra consists of some of the most innovative artists on the scene today, such as Pam Fleming, Rob Henke, Jordan Hirsch, Paul Shapiro, Jessica Lurie, Marty Fogel, Zach Mayer, Aaron Alexander, David Chevan, Fima Ephron, Eyal Maoz, Mathias Kunzli, Uri Sharlin, and many others. The repertoire will consist of original compositions and arrangements of the members and guest composers, in the great NuJu/Rad Jew/SunRaJoo tradition.

Ayn Sof Arkestra!
Trumpets - Pam Fleming,Frank London, Jordan Hirsch, Rob Henke
Trombones - Ben Williams, Art Baron
Saxophones - Greg Wall, Jessica Lurie
Paul Shapiro, Zachary Mayer, Martin Fogel
Guitar - Eyal Maoz
Keys - Uri Sharlin
Bass - David Chevan
Drums - Aaron Alexander
NuJu/Rad Jew/SunRaJoo tradition. -- can you please define? Send in your thoughts...or just listen to the music...
Posted by jmwc at 07:04 PM

March 31, 2011

Yael Naim in Amsterdam

This Saturday, April 2 at 8:30 pm, Paradiso presents the Israeli singing sensation Yael Naim, whose single "New Soul" recently gained world fame thanks to an Apple television advertisement. Her recently released third album She Was A Boy is a sparkling folk/jazz/pop combination. Tickets/info at www.paradiso.nl -
Posted by jmwc at 10:10 AM

March 27, 2011

Evolving Music with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

Monday, March 28 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Local 269
269 East Houston Street (corner of Suffolk)
New York, NY
7pm – Vocal Improv Session 11 vocalizations engage in masterful swordplay with sonic bass explorations” — Times Union
Nicole Peyrafitte (voice), Andrea Wolper (voice), Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (voice), Francois Grillot (bass)

“Spoken-word and multilingual

8pm – Pangeae
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (voice, compositions), Amanda Monaco (guitar), Carmen Staaff (piano), Sean Conly (bass), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

“a powerful voice” - Jazztimes

9pm – Michael Attias & Satoshi Takeishi
Michael Attias (alto sax), Staoshi Takeishi (percussion)
"great authority and passion" - AAJ

10pm – Thunk
Stephen Gauci (sax), Kenny Wessel (guitar), Michael Bisio (bass), Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)

"Gauci is among the most significant tenor saxophonists to emerge in recent years" - AAJ
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March 13, 2011


Saturday March 19th - 11:00pm
HADAG NAHASH - Booming out of Jerusalem in 1996 HADAG NAHASH, became the biggest band Israel has to offer. Its music combines fresh Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk sounds, and serves as a melting pot of tight grooves with Middle Eastern flavor. Their unique sound attracted many dedicated followers, as well as vast media reception. They’ve gained momentum year after year, and today are considered the best selling Hip Hop artist in Israel.

In addition to a headlining LIVE appearance, PURIM at City Winery will see DJ sets by DJ Moshe Bonen(Maydalleh), special Purim cocktails, munchies, sweet treats and special surprises, costume contests and more.

Presented by TEEV Productions, MAYDALLEH and CITY WINERY.
City Winery
155 Varick St. @ Vandam in Soho
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February 24, 2011

'Mishenichnas Adar Marbim Besimchah'

Thursday February 24 2011 at 8:30pm
performing upstairs in the Main Sanctuary at
Congregation Bnai Jacob
401 9th Street (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
Park Slope Brooklyn, NY
'Nachnu Ma Little Big Band'
Elie Massias - Guitars/Vocals
Sam Thomas - Saxophones
Marcus Rubenstein - Trumpet
Charles Sibirsky - Fender Rhodes
Dan Schuman - Upright Bass
Robert Weiss - Drums

Cover $8 includes Beer and Bourekas
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Ashkenaz presents in their debut Toronto show

YEMEN BLUES featuring Ravid Kahalani (of The Idan Raichel Project)
Sat, Feb 26- doors @ 8:30pm, show starting @ 9
The Mod Club, 722 College St
$25 for advance tickets, $30 at the door: book online at

**Student price of $15 available at door on presentation of valid student ID**
Posted by jmwc at 01:52 PM

February 15, 2011

London Klezmer Quartet album launch

Thursday 17 February 2011
London Klezmer Quartet album launch
Green Note, 107 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN

Join the band and special guests for a celebration of klezmer.

Hear tracks and buy the new LKQ CD from http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/
Tickets £10 on the door, or available in advance. Book via http://www.greennote.co.uk/

Posted by jmwc at 02:37 PM

February 08, 2011

Tzitzit Sabathia and friends @ Acadia for Surly party

Time Tuesday, February 8 · 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Location Acadia Cafe
329 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

More Info Music starts at 7:30pm with:
Randy Burger
Tzitzit Sabathia
The May North
Seven of Each
Derek Raabe


All Ages.

Surly specials – Mild Firkin – $2.50 pints, pentagram, moe’s bender, aha rally beer.
Beer and beast dinner special feat. Chipotle chicken.
Posted by jmwc at 02:14 PM

Anthem Winner Show

Time Thursday, February 24 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location Knitting Factory – Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tel: (347) 529-6696

Fax: (347) 529-6295

Directions: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/directions

.357 Lover - Guns ‘N Roses meets Queen meets Tiny Tim

The Electric Simcha - Black Flag sings the Lubavitcher Songbook

Yiddish Princess - Kick Ass Yiddish Power Pop


Thrillist.com Anthem Contest winner will receive personal anthem. Patrons of show can pat winner on back and well wish.

Yiddish Princess of Brooklyn, Electric Simcha of Philadelphia and .357 Lover of Brooklyn will create the greatest send off of all time.

Posted by jmwc at 01:55 PM

February 06, 2011


Mar 3rd - 9:00pm

Asaf Avidan & the Mojos have evolved from an anonymous, young, Jerusalem based band – to one of the most exciting promises of the Rock & Roll world. The band has just completed a full scale and highly successful summer tour in Europe, playing on huge stages in festivals, as well as clubs and TV shows across the continent. They have been getting spectacular reviews and praise from fans and the media wherever they go.

28 year old Asaf Avidan is a Jerusalem born & bred singer-songwriter, who released his acclaimed debut EP, "Now That You're Leaving," in 2006. Since then, Asaf has continued to write and mold his experiences with broken love into personal, yet universally relatable songs. After he began touring around Israel solo, with just a guitar and harmonica, Asaf gathered a strong and devoted following, and in the process gathered the musicians who would become The Mojos: (Asaf Avidan – vocals, guitar; Ran Nir – Bass; Roi Peled – lead guitar; Yoni Sheleg – drums; Hadas Kleinman – cello) .

City Winery
155 Varick St. @ Vandam in Soho
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January 19, 2011

Lucky Break at Jewish Music Cafe and More

Lucky Break, a band of veteran bluegrass singers and instrumentalists who combine the stark beauty of Appalachian music with Shabbat Z’mirot (Sabbath songs). Now you can experience the blending of traditional American bluegrass music with Shabbat Z’mirot during your Jewish-themed events. Lucky Break is a roots-oriented bluegrass band that brings a traditional and expressive voice to the genre while providing a fresh approach to the songs of the Sabbath. Once you hear the rockabilly influence on “Shalom Aleichem” and the Celtic flavor of “Tzur Mishelo” you’ll never think of Shabbat Z’mirot the same way again.

Lucky Break will appear this weekend at:
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
8:45 P.M.
Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Davar Institute
1500 Sussex Rd.
Teaneck, NJ
Jerry Wicentowski rebelled against his Orthodox upbringing, but only to a degree. He wouldn’t take the bus from his Brooklyn home to Washington Square Park to join his friends for bluegrass jam sessions but instead he stayed at home, incessantly practicing guitar runs in his bedroom to the great frustration of his father. Now in his fifties, Wicentowski has stopped rebelling. He does not play instruments on Shabbat. But he’s a highly respected bluegrass musician who’s found a way to combine his passion for the music with his religious faith. His greatest limitation, it appears, is that he is unavailable for most weekend gigs.

Reporter Jon Kalish profiles him in this week’s podcast.
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January 13, 2011


East Village Klezmer Series Returns - January 18th, 8:30pm with a wonderful double bill: Adrianne Greenbaum's Fleytmusik - featuring Pete Rushevsky, and Zevy Zions - solo accordion. EAST VILLAGE KLEZMER SERIES

Klezmer and Yiddish Music returns to the East Village, where it once was king, at a new series curated by Aaron Alexander at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 E. Sixth Street | New York, NY 10003. The lineup for the winter/spring series includes a fantastic lineup including wonderful klezmorim from New York and faraway places such as Montreal, Berlin, Boston, and the UK. We are lucky to have such a great group of musicians contributing to this endeavor. Please come out and support the series!

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen?s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, All shows start at 8.30 and cover is $15 (drink included) unless otherwise noted.

Cover: $15 (includes a drink).


Prior to the existence of the larger klezmer ensemble or kapelye that included brass and clarinets, the flute ? a popular instrument of all varieties throughout world history ? was often part of the smaller klezmer band; as one of the quieter instruments allowed in religious settings, it was an obvious partner with the violin and cimbalom. Early photos of larger bands show one or more flutes. These flutes were generally of the multi-keyed variety, a few Boehm-system, but mostly simple-system and/or what we now sometimes refer to as transitional.

Flutes played an important role taking the high melodic lines and fills in the early American bands of Art Shryer, Harry Kandel, and Abe Schwartz, to name but a few. Shloymke Kosch and Israel Chazin, employing exemplary tones and technical facility, are among the unfortunately all-too-few recorded flute soloists.

Adrianne performs on vintage wood instruments, returning the flute to its rightful place in the traditional small klezmer ensemble.


Opening the night will be accordion virtuoso Zev Zions performing a solo set of music drawn from his 3 solo accordion CDs. Zevy is a master of the accordion. He grew up in the Orthodox world of The Bronx and Brooklyn, listening to the likes of Rudy Tepel and the Epstein brothers in his childhood, and old 78s on his record player or on WEVD. He has been involved in Klezmer and Jewish music his whole life, working in the top wedding bands in New York, including Neshoma, Neginah and many others. He recorded an instructional klezmer DVD with Andy Statman in the 1980s, and has been in important part of the the NY klezmer group, ?Klezmerfest!? since 1995, including co-producing their CDs and contributing original material. He began a project to record Accordion Classics, and has completed 3 CDs to date to much acclaim. These can be sampled at his website www.oliveblossoms.com.

He has an interesting day job; he is a practicing professional Mohel. You can find out all about that at www.rabbizions.com.

Upcoming Dates:

Jan. 25th -- The Kleztraphobix - featuring Mike Cohen - clarinet, Jordan Hirsch - cornet, Pesachya Septimus - Accordion, Yoshie Fruchter - bass, Rich Huntley - drums
Feb. 1 - tba
Feb. 8 - Ben Holmes/Patrick Farrell - duo
Feb. 15 - The Levitt Legacy
Feb. 22 - Double Bill: From Berlin!- Christian Dawid w/ Zev Zions & Aaron Alexander and from Boston! - Klezwoods - with Flip Kessler.
Mar. 1 - Encore Concert: Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Mar. 8 - from Montreal! - SHTREIML, featuring Jason Rosenblatt
Mar. 15 - tba
Mar. 22 - tba
Mar. 29 - tba
Apr. 5 - Isle of Klezbos - featuring Eve Sicular
Apr. 12 - Avram Pengas Ensemble
May 24 - Meron Music Festival featuring Breslov Bar Band, Aaron Alexander's Meron Mish Mosh & Joey Weisenberg
June 14 - Klezmerfest!
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January 06, 2011

Breslov Bar Band at Jewish Music Cafe

JMC Presents
Breslov Bar Band
The d'Safi Takht Ensemble
this Sat Jan 8th Doors 8:15pm $12

The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th Street
Park Slope Brooklyn NY
More info and Directions at

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December 12, 2010

Eyal Maoz and AVi Avital

Eyal Maoz (acoustic guitar) / Avi Avital (mandolin) – solos and duets.
Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli
Date: Tuesday, December 14 at 10 PM
Venue: Watty and Meg Retaurant
Venues address: 248 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 718- 643 0007
Event URL: www.wattyandmeg.com
Cover price: $10
Music genre: Acoustic guitar - Experimental
Event description:
Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli, Eyal Maoz is invited to perform a solo set at this intriguing concert series that brings two acoustic guitarists into a 30 minutes solo set each, and a duet session, that may be joined by Ribot or Cappelli.

Eyal Maoz is a renown guitarist and composer, Tzadik and Ayler Records artists, bandleader and member of numerous music ensembles and a guest guitarist of John Zorn’s Cobra.
Posted by jmwc at 08:57 PM

December 13, 2009

Avi Fox-Rosen's HANUKAH SPECTACULAR at Banjo Jims!

9pm - Benjy Fox-Rosen Band (yiddish art song, klez, pez)
10pm - Special Hanuka Lamp Screwing Ceremony led by Avi
10:15pm - Yiddish Princess (rock in yiddish)
11:15 - Breslov Bar Band
Celebrate the Miracle of Successfully Resisting Cultural Hegemony!
"But, how?" you ask.
Easy Peasy!!! By going to hear your three favorite bands playing perverse derivatives of Jewish music. And screwing the 5th bulb into Avi Fox-Rosen's Electric Hanuka Lamp.

Banjo Jim's
700 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009-5309
(212) 777-0869
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There's Still Time-- Tonight! IGNITE CHANGE @ the World Cafe

Sunday Dec 13th - IGNITE CHANGE @ the World Cafe
Lights Ignite Change at the World Cafe Live
on SUNDAY DECEMBER 13th, 7pm.
(Doors @ 6, Candle lighting @ 6:30)
World Cafe
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1400
Some awesome Philly organizations represented - from The Collaborative to the Jewish Farm School to Gift of Life - and some great musicians lined up: NAOMI LESS, SARAH AROESTE, and CHANA ROTHMAN. Latkes, gelt, and sweet tunes. If you're in Philly, try to make it!!

(If you don't live in Philly...then please pass it along to a friend or family member. If you really love them, don't let them miss this special Chanukah event!)

Music, Justice, and Dreidles,
Chana Rothman, Naomi Less & Sarah Aroeste
The Collaborative
Jewish Farm School
Gift of Life Bone Marrow donation campaign
The Jewish Dialogue Group
Jewish Family and Child Services - Domestic Violence Prevention
The Renaissance Group
KI Reform Congregation
and World Cafe Live
Posted by jmwc at 01:04 PM

Lazarus Quartet at City Winery

The Lazarus Quartet is playing at the City Winery's Klezmer Brunch series in Manhattan on Sunday, December 27th. There are two sets, at 11 AM and 12:30 PM, a $10 cover and brunch is available.
The repertoire draws heavily on the recorded works of Dave Tarras and Naftule Brandwein. They also perform material from the Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish musical traditions. The mission of the Lazarus Quartet is to present this music in a way that's reflective of their experiences as a Jazz musicians living in New York, so there is a lot of improvisation and spontaneity on stage. The Lazarus Quartet is Ben Holmes (trumpet), Uri Sharlin (accordion), Dan Loomis (bass) and Jeff Davis (drums).

Sunday December 27th City Winery Klezmer Brunch
sets at 11 AM and 12:30 PM
$10 Cover, brunch available
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555
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November 30, 2009

Fern Lindzon, Bill McBirnie, Neil Swainson & Nick Fraser @ Chalkers!

Saturday, December 5 at 6:00pm.
Event: Fern Lindzon, Bill McBirnie, Neil Swainson & Nick Fraser @ Chalkers!
"one fabulous night!!"
Where: Chalkers Pub
247 Marlee Ave
Toronto, ON

Come and see what all the fuss is about at Chalkers Pub and why it is a favorite venue for so many of Toronto’s top jazz performers. The club has a lovely Yamaha piano, great sound, fabulous food and a comfortable and intimate environment for listening to music.

Coming up on Saturday, December 5 from 6-9PM will be the Fern Lindzon Jazz Quartet. Jazz pianist and vocalist, Fern Lindzon, is gearing up to record her sophomore jazz CD in early 2010 and she has a lot of new and exciting material. Fern’s highly original style include her own compositions, wonderful arrangements of unusual jazz standards and even some klezmer/yidddish music which Fern has arranged in a contemporary jazz setting. The latter are a result of a Canada Council Grant Fern received in the spring of 2009 to fuse jazz and klezmer/yiddish music and art songs. She calls this hybrid Yiddish meets Kenny Wheeler and Maria Shneider.

Joining Fern will be the amazing jazz flautist Bill McBirnie. This will be the first time Fern and Bill have performed together and sparks will be flying! Toronto’s premier bass player Neil Swainson will be joining them on bass and the brilliant Nick Fraser rounds out the quartet on drums.

cover 10
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November 13, 2009

Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey, Edom, and More

Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey
Record Release Party for Infinito – Out now on Tzadik Records
EDOM, the group led by one of the new guitar heroes of modern avant-jazz EYAL MAOZ will also be celebrating the release of their new album Hope and Destruction - out now on Tzadik Records.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, NYC
New York, NY
Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey
Record Release Party for Infinito – Out now on Tzadik Records

BEAT THE DONKEY, brain child of Brazilian born New Yorker CYRO BAPTISTA, will be the main act of the night, augmented by many surprise special guests

Hailed by The New York Times as “wild, vivid entertainment...BEAT THE DONKEY is a Brazilian carnival crossed with Lower East Side performance art”

Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey is more than just a band. It is a wild, unstoppable and torrid world beat percussive ensemble that blends and beats a bewitching stage stew of untamed percussion, tap dance, martial arts, samba, jazz, rock, funk, and sometimes even the kitchen sink. An exuberant mix of instrumentation from all around the globe and Cyro's own inventive percussion creations. The musicians hail from many corners of the world and dress in wild, elaborate costumes which creates an atmosphere that is ripe for audience participation – your eyes will be glued to the stage, your asses shaking and your ears smiling! Young or old, your jaw will drop! Saturday November 14th

EDOM, the group led by one of the new guitar heroes of modern avant-jazz EYAL MAOZ will also be celebrating the release of their new album Hope and Destruction - out now on Tzadik Records.

And to round out the night you will be visited by WOLLESONIC, drummer and crazy sound scientist Kenny Wollesen's 20 + piece street style brass marching band performing on a plethora of one-of-a-kind hand made instruments made by Wollesonic Laboratories.

Doors 7PM Show 7:30PM, $15 Tickets lepoissonrouge.com/
158 Bleecker St, New York (212) 505-FISH (3474)
beatthedonkey.net or cyrobaptista.com
Posted by jmwc at 03:23 PM

'YALLA!' featuring Kavona and Poetic Pilgrimage at Artifice

An evening of visual art, music, video, spoken word, graffiti and dialogue about culture, faith and identity. Artists from different traditions using different forms of expression taking over and transforming a space.
The event is FREE and open to all.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: BASH
65 - 71 Scrutton Street
London, United Kingdom
Posted by jmwc at 03:18 PM

November 08, 2009

Ayelet and Anat in Petach Tiqua

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Ayelet and Anat (& surprise guests) in an intimate concert
part of "Presented by Ofer Portugali" Concert Series
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
at Beit Shapira, 20 Herzl Street, Petach Tiqua
Phone: 03-905-2349

Original compositions and improvised music...
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and Anat Fort
to hear tracks from Ayelet's new album - please visit:
Posted by jmwc at 10:47 AM

October 31, 2009

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh in Providence

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh play Klezmer & Hassidic Music
5 Saturday Evenings 8 – 10 PM $9
Nov. 28, Dec. 26 2009, Jan. 30 & Feb. 23 2010
In Providence, at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
209 Douglas Ave.

Directions: 5 minutes from the Providence Marriot, (down the hill from Staples & Whole Foods): Go right on Orms along side the Marriot, over rt 95, then take first right onto Douglas Ave. We're 1/2 mile down on the right, just past the rt 95 S entrance.
For more specific directions go to
http://www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com/or email us at Breslersmusic@gmail.com
Posted by jmwc at 05:02 PM

October 30, 2009

Tova sings Beyle

Start Time: Thursday Nov.19 2009
Cocktails at 6:30 PM Show 8 PM
New Yiddish Repertory Theater
45 East 33rd Street New York 917 670-1631

A special evening of Dinner Cabaret

We will pay tribute to NEA honoree Beyla Schaechter-Gottesman, bringing contemporary styling to Beyla's wonderful Yiddish songs. Don't miss this one!!!
Posted by jmwc at 03:31 PM

A Harvest of World Sounds


Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location: Puppets Jazz Bar, 481 5th Avenue Park Slope- Brooklyn, NY

A special Fall concert featuring dynamic world music acts blending a multitude of influences in a harvest of Latin, French, and Sephardic sounds. International acts Out of Isla, Sarah Aroeste and Nadina Mauri perform at Puppets Jazz Bar (481 5th Avenue Park Slope- Brooklyn, NY). Tickets $6 w/ a two-item minimum. (For tickets and more info: http://www.puppetsjazz.com or call 718-499-2622)

Sharing the bill for the first time, these three world music acts blend original sounds, both vocal and instrumental, from across the globe and offer an intimate, rich program to herald in the Fall at Puppets Jazz Bar, a venue that features some of the hottest new up-and-comers and legendary jazz artists in the world.

Posted by jmwc at 10:10 AM

October 21, 2009

Sy Kushner CD Release Performance

Klezmer Brunch at City Winery
Sy Kushner CD Release Performance
Nov.1, 2009
11.a.m. and 1.p.m.
Sy Kushner will be making a rare public appearance when he performs at City Winery* on Nov.1. He will be playing original tunes from his newly released CD, "Journeys". Accompanying him will be some of New York's top klezmer musicians.

Sy was one of the founders and musical director of The Mark 3, a trendsetting Jewish music ensemble in the mid 60's. More recently, he has released 3 CDs as well as books of transcriptions of both his own music as well as klezmer classics.

For more info, visit his website at nulitemusic.com

City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street in lower Manhattan.Doors open at 10 a.m. Show times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Music charge is $10 for both shows.

Posted by jmwc at 07:03 PM

October 19, 2009

Michael WInograd Klezmer Trio in Boston

MW Klezmer Trio plays a special concert in Cambridge at the Western Front Club, Presented by the New England Conservatory of Music. celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the NEC Jazz Dept.

Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio:
Michael Winograd - clarinet
Carmen Staaf - accordion
Benjy Fox-Rosen - bass, vocal
also on the bill is Hankus Netsky, with his ensemble

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Western Front Club
Western Front Club is at 343 Western Ave
$10 for the evening, all proceeds go to the Conservatory
Posted by jmwc at 10:53 PM

soirée malasartes

soirée malasartes Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: La sala rossa
4848 boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, QC H2T 1R6

3 Nouveaux disques!
Plein de musiques veloutées et intelligentes!
Malasartes musique fête ses trois ans d’existence et célèbre avec trois lancements + une soirée exceptionnelle de musique!

Migration, du trio à cordes cordâme, le nouveau né de l'esprit raffiné, innocent, parfois tordu, et techniquement souverain de Jean Félix Mailloux, contrebasse, Marie-Neige Lavigne, violon, et Julie Odile Gauthier-Morin, violoncelle, accompagnés par Rémi Giguère, guitare, Pierre Tanguay et Ziya Tabassian, percussion.

Le premier CD de Nozen, quatuor d'«ultraspace surfers» montés sur une vague de musiques juives et de jazz contemporain, formé par Damian Nisenson, sax et composition, Bernard Falaise, guitare, Jean Félix Mailloux, basse, et Pierre Tanguay, batterie, enregistré en concert au Upstairs Bar and Grill en juin 2009.

interview, le premier CD soliste d'Amy Horvey, trompettiste de la Saskatchewan, installée à Montréal. Son CD, solo trompette, nous amène dans un univers sonore qui met en perspective le féminisme, l'art du conte et l'expérimentation.

Malasartes a été fond/ par Damian Nisenson, qui en assume la direction artistique, et a été conçue comme un lieu de rencontre entre les sons originaux, inspirés et profonds d'une communauté de musiciens créateurs, et les oreilles qui allaient garder ce trésor, qui rend la vie plus heureuse et plus belle.

Trois ans et 12 CDs plus tard, nous sommes fiers du travail accompli, d'avoir pu apporter au monde et à la vie de quelques milliers de personnes, nous y compris, un petit grain de bonheur, d'authenticité et de beauté. Et ce n’est qu’un début!
Posted by jmwc at 10:31 PM

Yosef Karduner Singing Straight From the Heart

YOSEF KARDUNER: Singing Straight From the Heart
Yosef Karduner, formerly a musician with his own Israeli rock band, became a Breslover Chassid. Now he creates soulful music as a unique blend of folk and rock.

Saturday Night October 31st
Doors open 8:30pm
Show starts 9pm
Cover $15
More info at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
401 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
More directions...
The Jewish Music Cafe 401 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
By Subway: Take the (F) Train to 7th Avenue or the (R) train to 9th Street.

By Car: From Brooklyn: Ocean Parkway North to Prospect Park Expwy, Take Exit #3 "8Av /7Av" Turn right on 8th Avenue, Turn left at 9th Street and the cafe will be on your right about one and a half blocks down.

From Manhattan: FDR Drive South to Brooklyn Bridge, take BQE East exit until Exit for Tillary Street, Stay straight on Tillary and Make a left on Flatbush Avenue Extension (turns into Flatbush Avenue), Make a right at 7th Avenue and a right at 9th Street. The Cafe will be on your right.

From Manhattan: Cross the Manhattan bridge stay straight (turns into Flatbush avenue) right onto 4th Avenue, Left on 9th street stay straight, Cafe will be on your left between 6th and 7th Avenue.

Posted by jmwc at 10:06 PM

October 05, 2009

Winograd and friends at the City Winery

The Organization For Unfunded Culture is having an event
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: City Winery http://www.citywinery.com/events/32015
155 Varick St New York, NY 10013
New York, NY
for a swell Klezmer Brunch
General Admission> $10.00
Michael Winograd - clarinet
Patrick Farrell - accordion
Benjy Fox-Rosen - bass, vocals
You - audience

Ticket is a $10 cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. full brunch menu available upon request.
Posted by jmwc at 08:25 PM

October 04, 2009

Kol Shira at Java House in Iowa City

Kol Shira, an Iowa based singing group of six women, will perform at the Java House on Friday, October 9th at 8:00 PM. Kol Shira performs Jewish music from the former Soviet Union, Yemen, Italy, France, Cuba, Iraq, Greece, Turkey, Amsterdam and elsewhere.
Java House
211 1/2 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 341-0012
For more information about the group, visit: http://www.valeriedavine.com/kolshira.html
Posted by jmwc at 09:26 PM

September 13, 2009

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird continues on tour this week:

9/14/09 - North End Studios, Burlington
9/15/09 - Langdon Street Cafe, Montpilier
9/16/09 - Lily Pad, Cambridge

Daniel Kahn - vocal, accordion, plucked things
Michael Tuttle - bass
Michael WInograd - clarinet
Daniel Blacksberg - trombone
Hampus Melin - drum

Posted by jmwc at 10:52 PM

August 31, 2009

Metropolitan Klezmer plays Eisenberg's Back Room!

Event: Metropolitan Klezmer plays Eisenberg's Back Room! "Fun in NYC's old-school Flatiron" What: Listening Party Host: Metropolitan Klezmer Start Time: Thursday, September 10 at 8:00pm End Time: Thursday, September 10 at 10:00pm Where: Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop
Posted by jmwc at 11:16 PM

August 16, 2009

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble at Meridian Gallery

Jack Dubowsky left and Fred Morgan right Meridian Gallery: Composers in Performance Series Presents
DATE: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 7:30 pm
VENUE: Meridian Gallery
535 Powell St, San Francisco, California 94108
Telephone: (415) 398-7229
TICKETS: $10 general, $5 students/seniors. No one turned away for lack of funds.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door.

The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a groundbreaking new music ensemble led by classical and film composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky, combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material and structured improvisation. The Ensemble treats analog synth as a rare and unpredictable performance instrument. The Ensemble s contemporary electroacoustic music, abstract, calm, spacious, free form, and transcendental, is performed and recorded live with no overdubs or sequencing.

About Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, Curated by Tom Bickley
Founded in 1998 by Anne Trueblood Brodzky, Anthony Williams and Philip Gelb, the first curator of the series, Meridian Music: Composers in Performance seeks to present a wide range of art music from the vital Bay Area scene and beyond through monthly concerts by diverse composer/performers, both established and emerging. The series offers audiences music in a variety of idioms and created by a variety of compositional processes (from solo voice to sophisticated multimedia/software processing; from improvisation to "new complexity") in an intimate setting. The musicians themselves come from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and the series embraces that diversity as well as sonic diversity.

Meridian Music: Composers in Performance is grateful to the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Meet the Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program for their support. Concerts are re-broadcast online on Friday after concert at: http://www.luver.com

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble Member Bios

Member Bios
Keyboardist and bassist Jack Curtis Dubowsky is an active composer, conductor, writer, educator, and filmmaker. Dubowsky has composed four chamber operas and scored five feature films including That Man Peter Berlin, Rock Haven, and Redwoods. The short film NYC Dilemma about this working composer premiered 2006 at BFI in London. Dubowsky's choral music has been performed internationally by groups including San Francisco Choral Artists, Desert Voices, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and Mount Eden Chorus. His orchestral music has been performed by Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra. His chamber music has been performed by Classical Revolution, Snopea Chamber Ensemble, Organic Sound Experiment, Collaborata, and Paradigm Brass. Dubowsky has received grants from Meet the Composer, Zellerbach Family Fund, Friends of San Francisco Public Library, and American Composers Forum. Dubowsky produced recordings by The Winsome Griffles, Glen Meadmore, and the Virgin Whore Complex. Dubowsky s award winning Mr Jones parody is a highlight of the Momus album Stars Forever. Dubowsky attended the Aspen School, and received his MM in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dubowsky studied composition with David Conte, Conrad Susa, Elinor Armer, and Michael Czajkowski. Dubowsky recently received a 2009 Subito Grant from American Composers Forum for a choral opera, Halloween in the Castro, commissioned by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, which will premiere in October 2009. Dubowsky will be resident composer at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in November 2009.

Erika Johnson has a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Master of Music in percussion from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has held the position of Principal Timpani in the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and has played for numerous professional ensembles. Ms. Johnson was a concerto competition winner, performing Deja vu by Michael Colgrass on timpani, with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra. She was a Founder's Day Honors Scholar from 1994 to 1998. She received the Indiana University Percussion Ensemble award, the Jorge Estebanez Scholarship, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Departmental Awards for Percussion and New Music Ensemble. Her teachers have included Gerald Carlyss (Philadelphia Orchestra) and Jack Van Geem (San Francisco Symphony). Currently, Ms. Johnson freelances in the Bay Area and enjoys arranging popular music for percussion.

Percussionist Fred Morgan received his BM in percussion performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the study of Jack Van Geem and his MM from the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Will Hudgins. Fred currently studies timpani with San Francisco Timpanist David Herbert. Other teachers have included Andrew Lewis, James Lee Wyatt, and Alan Hall. Fred played William Kraft's first timpani concerto with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2003 as a winner of the orchestra's Young Artist Competition. Fred was a member of the San Francisco Youth Symphony from 1997- 2002. Fred has performed as a timpanist and percussionist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Kansas City Symphony. Fred performs with SF Symphony brass and boys choir at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and has subbed with the Midsummer Mozart Festival. Fred participated in festivals of Spoleto USA, Schleswig-holstein, Music Academy of the West, Jeunnesses Musicales, National Orchestral Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. Contemporary engagements include work with the Sprocket Ensemble and performances and recordings of the music of Erling Wold. Locally Fred subs with the Oakland East bay Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony. Fred has received a percussion chair in the Stockton Symphony.

Trombonist Hall Goff received his BA from Oberlin College and MM from the Yale University School of Music, where his principal teacher was John Swallow. Other teachers include Tom Cramer, Douglas Edelman, Tyrone Breuninger, and Ned Meredith. Hall has been a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 1977, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 1979, and the Paradigm Brass since 2002. Hall has performed locally with orchestras in Santa Rosa, Monterey, Oakland, Napa, Marin, the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, nationally with the Eastern Brass Quintet, the Wall Street Brass Quintet, Paul Lavalle s Band Of America, the New York City Ballet, and internationally at the Spoleto Festival and the Macerata Opera of Italy. Raising his bell in the popular realm, Hall has performed with Frank Zappa, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope, Nelson Riddle, Diane Carroll, Linda Ronstadt, Vic Damone, John Pizzarelli, and The Manhattan Transfer. Recordings include Prokofiev s Romeo and Juliet, Paul Chihara s The Tempest, Tchaikovsky s Nutcracker with the San Francisco Ballet, music by Earle Brown and Morton Feldman with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and recordings for film and TV.

Posted by jmwc at 07:56 AM

July 29, 2009

Eyal Maoz Upcoming Club Events

Lots of music in the City!
Great night of four concerts - NYC--
Best indie/new wave/avantgarde of NYC
Thursday, August 13 at 9 PM till 1 AM
9 PM Queening http://www.myspace.com/queeningisgreat
10 PM Martin Bisis's band http://www.myspace.com/theendcredits
11 PM Eyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik Records) at www.edommusic.com
12 AM Prayertown http://www.myspace.com/prayertownmusic
Only $5 for the whole night.
venue: Coco 66 . Address : 66 Greenpoint Av Brooklyn (between Franklin and West St.)
New York 11222 718-389-7392 917-807-6045.
Website: http://coco66.com/.
About Eyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik Records. Listen at www.edommusic.com)
Where Avant-Garde meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with Zorn's Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom.
Eyal Maoz - guitar
Brian Marsella - keyboards
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Yuval Lion - drums

Eyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik records) live at Pianos
Sunday, August 16th, at 11PM at Pianos
158 Ludlow St (at Stanton St.)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3733
No cover.
Edom live at Pianos.

Eyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik records) live at Zebulon
Monday, August 24 at 10 PM
Edom live at Zebulon
258 Wythe Ave at Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, NY.
No cover
Posted by jmwc at 11:33 PM

July 17, 2009


Manhattan's City Winery --Sunday klezmer brunch, 8/9/2009
East Hampton Guild Hall -- Thursday evening full octet, 8/20/2009

Nomination & grant support news too:
Just Plain Folks Music Awards final round for our "Traveling Show" CD & Sparkplug Foundation for "J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files"
Read on.... Sunday, August 9
11AM-2PM (brunch seating from 10AM)
City Winery Klezmer Brunch
155 Varick St - btw Vandam & Spring, NYC 10013
Tickets $10, no minimum, kids under 13 FREE!
Great food & drink, spacious venue, gracious stage Easy Sunday parking; #1, C/E subways; bus info too:
212-608-0555 or http://www.citywinery.com/events/26407

Metropolitan Klezmer returns to City Winery with special quartet lineup Debra Kreisberg: clarinet/alto sax; David Hofstra: bass/tuba; Eve Sicular: drums; & guest accordionist Patrick Farrell.

Thursday, August 20
8PM - FULL OCTET in concert!
Guild Hall of East Hampton
158 Main St, East Hampton NY 11937
Discounts for kids & GH members! $22/20/18.
Info: 631-324-0806 or http://www.guildhall.org/calendar.ihtml?id=1099

Metropolitan Klezmer octet returns to the historic, lovingly renovated stage of John Drew Theater at East Hampton's Guild Hall. Don't miss our magical show here... full band, hand-carved wooden ornaments, amazing acoustics!

"Traveling Show" CD nomination & "J. Edgar Klezmer" foundation grant:
Metropolitan Klezmer's TRAVELING SHOW is a nominee finalist for the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards! Our latest CD was named one of 10 albums nominated in the Klezmer category. Winners are to be announced August 29 at ceremonies in Nashville. Info: http://justplainfolks.org

The Sparkplug Foundation has awarded a grant for the development, production and promotion of "J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files." We are grateful for this support of our musical documentary project. Audio and video recordings are in the works!

Posted by jmwc at 04:39 PM

July 06, 2009

Mamlok and Greenbaum at City Winery

Come July 12! Hear an old familiar song or two...
"A narrated program of famous klezmer clarinetists throughout history, with fascinating tales of woe and plenty of humor! This event features Klezical Tradition's own phenom clarinetist, Walter Mamlok, who will be joined by founder and leader, Adrianne Greenbaum on accordion and keyboard and a bisl flute."

City Winery

155 Varick Street (between Spring and Vandam Streets) New York, New York 10013

By Subway: 1 / 9 to Houston Street or Canal Street; C / E to Spring Street
By Bus: M20 downtown or uptown, M6 uptown, M21 crosstown
Posted by jmwc at 10:42 PM

April 03, 2009

'Twas the Night Before Pesakh in ole NY town...

Metropolitan Klezmer
Metropolitan Klezmer: full octet, 15th Anniversary Show
Tuesday, April 7: Night Before Pesakh!
@ Drom, 85 Avenue A (btw E 5th-6th St) NYC
music sets from 7:30pm til 9:30pm, doors open 7pm
$10 + two-drink or food minimum
Full tapas menu and bar
Tel: 212-777-1157
Tickets: boxoffice@dromnyc.com
Dinner & table reservations: reservations@dromnyc.com
Event page
METROPOLITAN KLEZMER - as in photo above:
Ismail Butera (accordion)
Pam Fleming (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Melissa Fogarty (vocals)
Michael Hess (violin/ney flutes)
Dave Hofstra (upright bass/tuba)
Debra Kreisberg (clarinet/alto sax)
Reut Regev (trombone)
Eve Sicular (drums/leader)

Photocredit Angela Jimenez
Metropolitan Klezmer plays the Night Before Pesakh at Drom, and also celebrates 15 years together as a band! The full eight-piece lineup still includes all the bandmates who came together for a quintet demo with the late legendary reed player Howie Leess in 1994. The band's current octet features originals Ismail, Michael, Dave, and ringleader Eve, all performing for these special sets at Drom (only blocks from the now-defunct site of their debut at a John Zorn-organized festival in the gallery club adjoining CBGB). Come enjoy Metropolitan Klezmer's annual Passover season show in the still-vibrant side of the East Village, with great food and stage setting. Surprise holiday treats, and previewing a few new tunes from bandleader Sicular's new theater piece "J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files."

Formed in 1994, the adventuresome neo-traditional octet Metropolitan Klezmer plays rollicking dances and ethereal trance tunes, plus exuberant Yiddish swing, klezmer cumbia, soundtrack tango, and genre-defying originals. With an astounding horn section, lithesome accordion, stirring acoustic strings, dynamic syncopating drums, mystical ney flutes, and gorgeous multi-lingual vocals, the bandmates bring experience in styles from Balkan, bebop, and funk to reggae, classical and zydeco.

Metropolitan Klezmer bandmates also perform with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Hazmat Modine, The Microscopic Septet, Sounds of Taraab, Los Mas Valientes, Burning Spear, Anthony Braxton, Indigo Girls, Andy Statman, and their sister sextet, Isle of Klezbos.

Metropolitan Klezmer's fourth album, "Traveling Show," is the band's first live concert release and made many Best of 2007 lists from coast to coast. Repertoire inspiration comes from sources as diverse as archival 78's, Soviet newsreels, family home audio, and well-tuned imaginations. All Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos CDs are distributed worldwide by Stern's Music Ltd.

"One of the finest American klezmer bands" - Songlines Magazine (UK)

Band site http://metropolitanklezmer.com
Myspace http://myspace.com/metroklez
Posted by jmwc at 10:30 AM

April 02, 2009

Levontin 7 in London

Levontin 7 in London
Tuesday 12th May, from 7pm
Tel Aviv's hippest live music, Levontin 7, visits London for one night only in residence at the Barfly in Camden. Come and listen to some of the best and most adventurous sounds from London-based Israeli musicians Koby Israelite and Noam Inbar, Oy Division and HaBiluim, and singer-songwriter Lail Arad.
Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road NW1
Book online on JCC for London
or call 020 7431 9866
Posted by jmwc at 08:33 PM

March 30, 2009


CD Release Party of their new recording!
Ha'orot- The Lights of Rav Kook
The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th street
Brooklyn NY 11215

Saturday March 28th
Doors 9pm Cover $15

& New Moments
9:15 pm

The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th street
Brooklyn NY 11215
Posted by jmwc at 09:57 PM

March 22, 2009

Gastrophonic Stimulation III

Gastrophonic StimulationGastrophonic Stimulation III
April 2, 2008
Matza means Freedom + Bondage
The Organization For Unfunded Culture
Party - Night of Mayhem
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker)
New York, NY

Gastrophonic Stimulation.
Food Music. Nu, what else do you need ?
In our ongoing exploitations of Faith and the Calendar, we arrive to Passover. A holiday devoted to the themes of Freedom and Bondage. Too good to pass up, no ?

Imagine a Shangri La of Sense Stimulation. A raucous party where New York's most infamous chefs prepare you tongue-exploding morsels. Your ears are serenaded with virtuosic outlandish riffs from songs your elementary school choir used to sing. It is a holiday through the looking glass. It is a Celebration. It tastes amazing. It sounds like heaven.

That's the plan. It is… Gastrophonic Stimulation. Food. Music. Nu, what else do you need?

Our chefs explore the fat and the thin, leavening and unleavening.

Our musicians explore songs of freedom and bondage, singing some of the best and worst songs ever written on the subject, played by a monster circus band.

Leah Koenig - food writer extraordinaire
Dory Kornfeld - champion apron maker
Erin Patinkin - blog maven and NY food expert

Rima Fand - violin
Lee Free - drums
Tina Richerson - sax
Benjy Fox-Rosen - bass
Yoshie Fruchter - guitar
Carmen Staaf - accordion
Noah Kaplan- sax
Greg Squared - instruments
Sarah Gordon - vox
Asher Siebert - tpt
Petr Cancurra - sax
Jake Shulman Ment - violin
Avi Fox-Rosen - Impresario, MC, spontaneous conduction, induction and transfusion, vox

A product of The Organization For Unfunded Culture, with assistance from Leah Koenig and Avi Fox-Rosen.

A Mere $12 for Unparalleled Satisfaction !!!
Posted by jmwc at 09:51 AM

KlezFactor at Lilypad in Cambridge MA

KlezFactor (America) makes their US debut with a star-studded, international line-up.
Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 10:00pm
The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA
Mike Anklewicz - saxophone, clarinet
Jaro Dabrowski - electric guitar
Jonathan Feldman - keyboard
Lilli Klotz - violin
Matt Temkin - drums
Dan Turkos - bass

Cover is $10

Hear KlezFactor's music @ www.klezfactor.com; www.myspace.com/klezfactor; or http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/klezfactor
Posted by jmwc at 09:40 AM

March 19, 2009

Asefa at Jewish Music Cafe Sat nite

Jewish Music Cafe - March 21, 2009, 9:00pm ASEFA $15
401 9th street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Great space in NYC for Jewish music. ASEFA 9pm
www.asefamusic.com Double-bill with Pey Dalid and Special Guests 10pm
For more information visit:www.jewishmusiccafe.com
Posted by jmwc at 11:42 PM

March 18, 2009

Merkavah - The Hasidic Funky Jam Band & Heshy Fried of Frum Satire

A night of Jewish Music & Comedy
March 22, 2009 at:
Puppets Jazz Bar
481 5th Av. b/t 11th & 12th
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Frum Satire @ 7p
Merkavah @ 8:30
$10 for one set, and $15 for both.
Merkavah - "The Hasidic Funky Jam Band"
The debut CD "When Will the Master Come?" is available
Listen to music at : www.myspace.com/merkavah Phone (917)373-9613
Posted by jmwc at 10:29 PM

February 20, 2009

Isle of Klezbos

Isle of Klezbos
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Mardi Gras Special at Drom
female-fueled bands, Eastern European sounds, East Village energy!
Mistress of Ceremonies: "Lavinia Co-op" of Bloolips!
7:30pm - 10:30pm (doors open at 7PM)
85 Avenue A near E. 6th St
New York, NY 10009
$15. + minimum, full tapas menu and bar
PHOTO CREDIT Isle of Klezbos pic: Anita Briggs

7:30pm Isle of Klezbos with guest singer Mira Stroika!
Soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet finding the sublime and subversive in Yiddish roots music since 1998. Outmusic Awardwinning Isle of Klezbos has toured from Vienna to Vancouver. "Great ears & great hearts" - Pakn Treger
"Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre" - The New Yorker
"Talent as strong as their name is provocative" - Courier News
Pam Fleming: trumpet/flugelhorn, Debra Kreisberg: clarinet/sax, Saskia Lane: bass, Eve Sicular: drums PLUS guest artistes extraordinaires - Shoko Nagai: piano/accordion AND Mira Stroika: vocals, accordion + piano http://metropolitanklezmer.com/islebios.html

9:00pm Sanda Weigl's "Gypsy in a Tree" (Shoko Nagai, piano & accordion Satoshi Takeishi, percussion; Ben Stapp. tuba; & the amazing Sanda, vocals)

Mardi Gras guest hostess Lavinia Co-op!
A charter member of London's drag vaudeville troupe Bloolips, Lavinia will grace our Drom Phat Tuesday festivities as Mistress of Ceremonies; no telling what she'll do!

Full coverage AND tickets for this extravaganza: http://dromnyc.com/home/index.php?option=com_gigcal&task=details&gigcal_gigs_id=545&Itemid=37
Table reservations available: reservations@dromnyc.com

SANDA WEIGL page at NPR's website & ISLE OF KLEZBOS website -- scroll for links below. and for a taste of Shoko's and Mira's music, as well as
Isle of Klezbos on MySpace... http://myspace.com/klezbos
Shoko Nagai:
Mira Stroika:
Posted by jmwc at 02:53 PM

February 01, 2009

Shirim in Cambridge at the Lilypad

Sunday, February 8, 2009
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, masters of the klezmer universe, perform a fun and infectious concert of klezmer and beyond on Feb. 8, 2:00pm at the Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, MA . Suggested donation, $10, $7/kids. Bring the kids, bring your grandmother! Be ready to move. This is music for the soul.

Shirim has performed all over the U.S., Canada and Europe. They have collaborated with Maurice Sendak (Pincus & the Pig), Ellen Kushner (The Golden Dreydl) and played with the Philly Pops and on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry.” They are traditional and new and alive at the same time. Come see them, you won’t regret it in this intimate venue. After over 25 years of playing, they are a Boston institution.
Posted by jmwc at 10:42 AM

Hungry for Music? Metropolitan Klezmer TODAY

Sunday, February 1, 2009
11:00am - 2:00pm
City Winery
155 Varick Street at Vandam
New York, NY
Contact Info Phone: 212-608-0555
Email: info@citywinery.com

City Winery is a great new all-ages space for music, sweeping sight-lines with a raised stage and excellent acoustics. The klezmer brunch tradition is reborn in West Soho, with tasty treats including bagels, lox and much more... kosher too! And yes of course they do have the wine list. Wooden floors if you feel like dancing even.
Tickets just $10; kids under 13 are free! No minimum food or drink order, come on down.
Online tickets here:
featuring Metropolitan Klezmer ::: special brunch quintet formation ::: PAM FLEMING: trumpet, DAVE HOFSTRA: bass, DEBRA KREISBERG: clarinet/sax, EVE SICULAR: drums, & special guest SHOKO NAGAI: piano/accordion
Posted by jmwc at 10:38 AM

January 15, 2009

Pey Dalid at the Jewish Music Cafe

Pey Dalid Pey Dalid
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Time:8:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Posted by jmwc at 11:10 PM

A Night at the Symphony with the Avi Fox-Rosen Band

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Public Assembly (formerly Galapagos)
Street: 70 North 6th St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Circus performers, banjos, electric guitars, accordions, xylophones... the gift that keeps on giving. Featuring: (among others) The Avi Fox-Rosen Band - www.avifoxrosen.com
Admission: $8
Posted by jmwc at 11:05 PM

January 08, 2009



Saturday, January 10, 2009

Doors 8:30PM

Cover $12

Yoshie Fruchter's PITOM

"Yoshie combines influences from Frank Zappa, Sonic Youth and Masada into a rocking
band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge
the Jewish tradition...Pitom is a hard-edged new addition to the legacy of Radical
Jewish Culture" ---John Zorn


Benjy has toured internationally performing throughout the United States and Europe.
Benjy was a recipient of the Bronfman Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Student Artists
in 2007, for “Minutn fun Bitokhn” his suite melding Yiddish songs with improvised
and composed music. And he even sings too. Benjy has studied voice and Yiddish song
with Lorin Sklamberg, of the Klezmatics, and is immersing himself in Yiddish, mostly
by leaving incomprehensible messages on his Grandmother's voicemail.






Posted by jmwc at 09:58 PM

December 12, 2008

Shandel Antelis, Aliza Dubin -- CD Release Parties

"Kol Isha" Concert (For Women Only) curated by the Rockin' Rebbetzin
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Doors 7pm Cover $12
Featuring a CD Release Parties of Shandel Antelis and Aliza Dubin

Posted by jmwc at 07:07 AM

December 06, 2008

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Ensemble

Fischel Bresler Klezmer Trio Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Ensemble will perform their 18th annual concert on Wednesday December 24th - 7:30 PM at
Congregation Ohawe Shalom Coffee House
Pawtucket RI
671 East Ave in Pawtucket (corner of Glenwood, nr where Blackstone meets Hope St)
Doors open 7:00PM $10 adults, $7 children (under B-Mitzvah).
Special sponsor seating in the front rows $18 per seat
Funded in part by a grant from the RI State Council on the Arts

In honor of Chanukah, Latkes will be on sale, along with other snacks & beverages.
For questions 401 273-9814

photo credit Irving Schild ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

Fishel (Michael) Bresler (clarinet, flute, mandolin, harmonica) has studied Klezmer clarinet and mandolin with the contemporary master, Andy Statman, over the course of more than a decade. This study was partially supported by grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Besides the recent Folk Arts Fellowship, Mr. Bresler has also served as a Master Artist in three Klezmer apprenticeships, from RISCA & NEFA. In 1997 he replaced an ailing Andy Statman on the first half of a national tour with noted mandolinist David Grisman. In addition to performing, he currently does therapeutic music with multiply-handicapped children, and teaches music to both children & adults.

Shelley Katsh, MSW, (keyboard, accordion) is a Certified Music Therapist and social worker, currently on the staff of Jewish Family Service. She has played and sung with the famed Zamir Chorale, coauthored the book, The Music Within You, and has been the musical director of the Jewish Theater Ensemble, as well as Temple Emanuel's theater productions.

Bob Rakalam Moses (drums, percussion) has been described by jazz critic Nat Hentoff as " one of the grander imaginations in America's true classical music." Percussionist Bob Moses has played with Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Erik Dolphy, Gary Burton & Larry Coryell, among others, in the course of a colorful 35-year career. He is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.

This year Bresler's music is funded in part by a *grant from the RI State Council on the Arts*; he was awarded their Folk Arts Fellowship Grant for 2008-2009. RISCA describes their fellowships as "highly competitive grants that encourage the creative development of artists by enabling them to set aside time to pursue their work and achieve specific career goals."

Fishel & his wife, who is his partner in the managing of his music, hope to use these funds to complete a CD.

For years Bresler has been collecting Jewish tunes passed down through families for generations, which are shared with him on visits to Brooklyn's religious communities. Now he hopes to be able to share them by CD & Mp3, as well as in concert.

One thing that makes Bresler's music unusual in the world of the klezmer revival, is his daily involvement in traditional Judaism as a spiritual path, which is the the original source of the music. He seeks to bring out the mystical depths in the melodies in each of his performances.

Posted by jmwc at 07:56 PM

December 04, 2008

Jootsy Szaba & Simply Tsfat in Brooklyn Cafe

DIRECTIONS AT http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com

SATURDAY NIGHT December 6, 2008
EDEN A great pop Rock band that has a knack for writing and performing great melodic tunes that you're sure to be humming all week!

JOOTSY SZABA Ephraim Schwab a.k.a. the '7ft bass player' has put together a band of NY's top Musicians, you're sure to recognize some of them from weddings you've attended all over town. They'll be performing wonderful songs composed by Ephraim.
DOORS 8:30PM $12

SUNDAY December 7, 2008

The amazing SIMPLY TSFAT are on tour in the U.S.and will be at the cafe on Sunday. It'll be a real treat. Not to be missed!

The Jewish Music Cafe serves fresh Pizza, Burekas, Chees plates, Real Cappuccino, Beer, Wine and more. Visit us at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
Posted by jmwc at 10:13 AM

November 18, 2008

PEY DALID with Special Guests Aryeh Kunstler & Friends

DOORS OPEN 8:30pm $12
PEY DALID returns to the cafe with their infectious melodies, heartfelt vocals and grooving rhythms. Ready to uplift your soul! http://www.myspace.com/peydalid
The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) Park Slope Brooklyn
Posted by jmwc at 03:51 PM

November 10, 2008

Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files

J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files
"musical documentary theater experiment" Performance
Eve Sicular & Isle of Klezbos
Start Time: Monday, November 24 at 8:00pm
End Time: Monday, November 24 at 9:30pm
Where: The NEW Dixon Place, main theater space!
161 Chrystie Street (next to, yes: Sammy's Roumanian...)
New York, NY
Posted by jmwc at 02:53 AM

July 23, 2008

Walt Mahovlich+Steven Greenman in Cambridge, MA

Walt Mahovlich+Steven Greenman
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St.,
Cambridge, MA (Inman Square)
August 4, 7pm, $10

Please welcome Walt Mahovlich (clarinet), frequently here in the Boston area and a regular at Balkan Night. Steven Greenman (violin) was featured at the Lowell folk festival last year with his band, Stempenyu's Dream. Together, they are on fire. They also comprise two fifths of the great Cleveland Eastern European music band, Harmonia; and are original members of the international Klezmer band, Budowitz. Having them appear and perform together is a Boston-area first. Let's make them feel welcome. And do come to enjoy some amazing music.

Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15642853@N00/sets/72157606318601613/
Posted by jmwc at 10:01 PM

June 11, 2008

Yellow Submarine in Talpiot, Jerusalem

Elie Massias will be at The Yellow Submarine TUESDAY JUNE 10TH 10PM In Talpiot Jerusalem More info at http://www.yellowsubmarine.org.il/
Posted by jmwc at 11:26 PM

May 12, 2008

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Sextet at Jazz Standard

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Sextet¹s Debut at the Jazz Standard

"A commanding vocalist" -- New York Times

"The elegance in this music is juxtaposed against the rawness of its sensuality" -- Billboard

A.R.G. Sextet explores the balance between improvisation and the written page. Though using traditional jazz group instrumentation, the band challenges the assumed role of each of the instruments, particularly the voice. They recently recorded a new CD anticipated to be released in 2008, and will be playing a ³preview concert² at the world renowned Jazz Standard this June. The Sextet's repertoire features compositions and arrangements by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. She uses her own lyrics as well as poetry by Rumi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. among others. Arrangements include tunes by Ornette Coleman and Bob Dylan.

June 9th, 7:30 & 9:30pm

More Upcoming Events For Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

Israel @60 Festival, Washington DC, June 1st Ayelet will perform with Anat Fort (piano) and Rafi Malkiel (Trombone) at the Bohemian Caverns in Washington DC as part of the Israel @60 Festival. Ayelet Rose Gottlieb¹s Mayim Rabim represented Brooklyn at the Best of the Boroughs Festival.

"The stunning Gottlieb possesses a powerful voice, using it with authority, soaring over the beautifully voiced chorus of four."-- JazzTimes

"Powerfully straddles jazz, cantorial and the avant-garde... Mayim Rabim succeeds both musically and conceptually, one of the years finest vocal releases"-- All About Jazz

Jerusalem-born Ayelet Rose Gottlieb¹s song cycle is composed to erotic poetry from the biblical Song of Songs. Directed by Franny Silverman with video projections by Renate Aller, Mayim Rabim is a multi-sensory performance that reveals the complexity of a young woman caught in the great waters of love. The performance was chosen to represent Brooklyn in this year¹s Best of the Boroughs Festival.

Posted by jmwc at 10:43 PM

April 15, 2008

Seventh Night of Pesakh at DROM

Thursday, April 24 - Passover at DROM, 7:30PM Metropolitan Klezmer Seventh Night of Pesakh show! The annual Passover tradition continues at a new club: Metropolitan Klezmer debuts at the East Village's swank Drom Pesakh guest artists:Shoko Nagai on accordion & piano, plus vocalists Judith Berkson and, fresh from New York City Opera as stand-in lead soprano in Mark Morris' King Arthur, Melissa Fogarty. Details below or see... http://dromnyc.com/home/index.php?option=com_gigcal&task=details&gigcal_gigs_id=128&Itemid=37

Thursday 4/24, 7:30PM
DROM World Music Club & Restaurant
85 Avenue A (btw E. 5th & 6th St's), NYC
Tickets: $12 + club food or drink minimum
info: 212-777-1157

Formed in 1994, the adventuresome neo-traditional octet Metropolitan Klezmer plays rollicking dances and ethereal trance tunes, plus exuberant Yiddish swing, klezmer cumbia, soundtrack tango, and genre-defying originals. With an astounding horn section, lithesome accordion, stirring acoustic strings, dynamic syncopating drums, mystical ney flutes, and gorgeous multi-lingual vocals, the bandmates bring experience in styles from Balkan, bebop, and funk to reggae, classical and zydeco.

Their fourth album, "Traveling Show," is a live concert album on Best of 2007 lists from coast to coast, with more review praise from All About Jazz and the UK's fROOTS (Folk Roots Magazine). Repertoire inspiration comes from sources as diverse as archival 78's, Soviet newsreels, family home audio, and well-tuned imaginations.

Metropolitan Klezmer:
Ismail Butera (accordion - April 9th Eldridge Street show)
Pam Fleming (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Michael Hess (violin/ney flutes)
Dave Hofstra (upright bass/tuba)
Debra Kreisberg (clarinet/alto sax)
Reut Regev (trombone)
Eve Sicular (drums/leader)...
& special guests:
Shoko Nagai (accordion/piano - April 24th Drom show),
Michael Farkas (vocals - April 9th Eldridge Street show),
Judith Berkson & Melissa Fogarty (vocals - April 24th Drom show)


websites, guest artists:
Michael Farkas - vocals, April 9/Eldridge Street
Shoko Nagai - accordion/piano, April 24/Drom
Judith Berkson - vocals, April 24/Drom
Melissa Fogarty - vocals, April 24/Drom
Posted by jmwc at 02:28 PM

March 25, 2008

Adrianne Greenbaum at Fairfield Theatre

Adrianne Greenbaum brings her Flutes and klezmer band to Fairfield Theatre Company. 2 SHOWS: Klezmer Concert and Dance Party
Put Your Klezmer Funk On!

Sunday, May 18, 2pm & 7:30pm
Dance Party: 4-5pm
Buy Tickets: $22 | $17 FTC Members
Doors open half hour before event.

National treasure, Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum, brings her band playing vintage instruments to FTC StageOne and the Warehouse. Greenbaum bring this infectious eastern European Jewish music to life in concert and at the Klezmer dance party. Beginners welcome.
Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824
Posted by jmwc at 11:02 PM

March 19, 2008

Klezmer & Hassidic Trio

Klezmer & Hassidic Trio will be performing a concert in the JCC Jewish Music Festival at
Temple Shalom
223 Valley Rd,

*Sunday, March 23rd*, 4 PM $8 ($5 for members of the JCC or Temple Shalom)

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh - Klezmer & Hassidic Music
at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House in Providence
Saturday Mar. 29
8:30 - 10ish PM - Admission $9

209 Douglas Ave

Very easy to get to, the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House is at 209 Douglas Ave, 5 minutes from the Providence Marriot: Right on Orms, across the bridge over 95 , first right onto Douglas Ave. We're one half mile down on the right, just past the 95S entrance. For more specific directions go to www.BrooklynCoffeeTeaHouse.com http://towww.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com/ or call 575-2284 weekday mornings.
Posted by jmwc at 04:26 PM

March 05, 2008



Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies together at Drom NYC
Wednesday, March 12th
Dynamic double bill of women's bands, back by popular demand!

8:00pm - ISLE OF KLEZBOS klezmer sextet

9:30pm - The LASCIVIOUS BIDDIES cocktail pop quartet
http://biddiesmusic.com http://myspace.com/biddies

$12 for both sets + club minimum
Drom: World Music/jazz nightclub & restaurant
85 Avenue A (near 6th St), East Village
Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies join forces once again, premiering at Drom after their exciting musical pairing at Comix last fall. Tag-team girl-band rematch, guest Klezbian vocals by Mira Stroika!

::: Newsflash ::: Isle of Klezbos are 2008 NYSCA/LMCC Grant Award recipients from the Fund for Creative Communities! Supporting our June 9th KlezBiGay Pride show in El Sol Brilliante community garden, East Village NYC. (Please scroll down for full schedule and more info.)

Formed in 1998, Isle of Klezbos has toured North America & Europe, playing concerts from Vienna to Vancouver with many festival reprises. Their music has enjoyed world-wide airplay, OutMusic awards, critical acclaim, and appearances on Showtime's "The L Word," PBS' "In The Life," CNN "Worldbeat," and live radio from WFMU to NPR.

Among Klezbos bandmates are graduates of Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music as well as Harvard and Yale. Their individual performance resumes include onstage appearances and/or recording sessions with artists such as Rufus Wainwright, David Krakauer, Indigo Girls, Arrow, Natalie Merchant, Natalie Cole, and Bonnie Raitt, as well as experience in styles from samba to Balkan to funk, and reggae to classical to Latin jazz.

In the thrilling November 2007 double bill debut by Isle of Klezbos with The Lascivious Biddies at Comix, creative collaborations included Klezbos players sitting in on prog-rock original "Celestial Delight" by Biddies pianist/vocalist Diedre Rodman; and Biddies onstage to join in on Klezbos' grooving Latinesque Yinglish version of "Comes Love."

"Comes Love" is also the Klezbonus track on Metropolitan Klezmer's new live concert album TRAVELING SHOW, named Best of 2007 by Jewish Week and papers from coast to coast, and praised for "originality, expert musicianship and a keen world music sensibility" by All About Jazz. Isle of Klezbos' own hit CD, the OutMusic Award-nominated GREETINGS FROM THE ISLE OF KLEZBOS, prompted the UK's Phat Planet to call the sextet "one of the finest young klezmer bands ever to appear on the block." All Isle of Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer CDs are distributed internationally by Stern's Music (New York & London), released by Rhythm Media Records.

Isle of Klezbos "tests the elasticity of the genre" (The New Yorker), and offers "talent is as strong as its name is provocative" (Courier News). The group recently played their triumpant return engagement for Vienna's KlezMORE Festival (2007 & 2004), as well as Seattle's Bumbershoot, St Louis' Edison Theatre with Cowboy Envy, NYC's Merkin Hall with the Stonewall Chorale, Joe's Pub, BAM Cafe, Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays, Jewsapalooza with Pharaoh's Daughter, Southpaw with Golem and Metropolitan Klezmer, The Knitting Factory with Marga Gomez' Groundhog Spectacular, and with guest star Bitch (aka Capital B) for downtown Purim shows. They are perennial favorites at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and the National Yiddish Book Center.

ISLE OF KLEZBOS at Drom NYC, Wednesday March 12th

Pam Fleming (Hazmat Modine, Burning Spear, RadioDread) - trumpet & flugelhorn Debra Kreisberg (Los Mas Valientes, D'Tripp) - clarinet & alto saxophone Saskia Lane (The Lascivious Biddies, Dan Zanes) - upright bass Eve Sicular (Voodoobillies, Mazeltones) - drummer & bandleader with special guest Klezbians... Patrick Farrell (Panorama Jazz Band, Staggerback Brass, Veveritse) - accordion & Klezbos guest debut by singer Mira Stroika! http://myspace.com/mirastroika

Wednesday, March 12: dynamic double bill of womens bands... Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies, rematch by popular demand! Drom NYC - Klezbos (vocalist Mira Stroika), 8pm; Biddies cocktail pop quartet, 9:30pm http://dromnyc.com

• Wednesday, April 9: live octet & original arrangements, plus archival sound film clips! Metropolitan Klezmer's "Music of Yiddish Celluloid" Michael Farkas (Wiyos) vocals The Museum at Eldridge Street, NYC 7pm http://eldridgestreet.org

• Sunday, April 13: Parents Weekend show Isle of Klezbos with vocalist Judith Berkson Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY, 3pm til 5pm

• Thursday, April 24: Special Pesakh show, followed by NY Gypsy All-Stars Seventh night of Passover! Drom NYC, 7:30pm Metropolitan Klezmer with vocalists Melissa Fogarty & Judith Berkson http://dromnyc.com

• Tuesday, June 3: Rain or shine, outdoors if weather permits - our 13th year here... Metropolitan Klezmer at Museum Mile Festival Free at The Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue 6pm - 9pm http://thejewishmuseum.org

• Monday, June 9: Tenth Annual show, and NYC Pride Month tradition! Isle of Klezbos - KlezBiGay Pride, supported by The Fund for Creative Communities: funding from New York State Council on the Arts & Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Free & open to the public, El Sol Brilliante garden: E. 12th St, Ave's A/B, East Village

• Thursday, June 19: Lunchtime set Metropolitan Klezmer at Abe Lebewohl Park NYC rain or shine! Free & outdoors, front of St Mark's Church, East Village 12:30pm - 1:30pm http://thirdstreetmusicschool.org

Also coming up... • Sunday, March 23: Eve Sicular, Yiddish Celluloid Closet film clips/lecture National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA 2pm http://bikher.org

• Eve Sicular is an award recipient of NYC's Department of Cultural Affairs & LMCC for "J. Edgar Klezmer & Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files" at Dixon Place, late '08

International CD reviews. Metropolitan Klezmer's TRAVELING SHOW... • "A fun-filled live recording with lots of great klezmer tunes and wonderful Yiddish songs. Guys & Dolls and Bagels is an interesting attempt to make klezmer accessible to a non-klezmer literate audience." - fROOTS Magazine, UK ('thumbs up' rating)

• Traveling Show CD: "Best of 2007!" LISTS: Jewish Week NYC, Jewish Journal LA, Detroit Jewis News, Boston Jewish Chronicle

Posted by jmwc at 11:57 AM

February 16, 2008

Klezmer & Hassidic Music at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh - Klezmer & Hassidic Music
at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House in Providence, RI
Two more shows, the last Saturdays of the Months-
Feb. 23rd-- 8:00 - 10 PM - Admission $9
March 29th starts 8:30 PM

It's very easy to get to. The Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House is at 209 Douglas Ave, 5 minutes from the Providence Marriot: Right on Orms, across the bridge over 95 , first right onto Douglas Ave. We're one half mile down on the right, just past the 95S entrance. For more specific directions go to
www.BrooklynCoffeeTeaHouse.com call 575-2284 weekday mornings.
Posted by jmwc at 06:15 PM

February 07, 2008

Peter Himmelman

Peter Himmelman
Posted by jmwc at 11:05 PM

January 12, 2008

the groove keeps movin at jm cafe in park slope

401 9TH STREET (between 6th & 7th Ave)
WWW.JEWISHMUSICCAFE.COM If image does not appear click here http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
Posted by jmwc at 11:38 PM

December 25, 2007

Triple Bill at Jewish Cafe


Merkavah (mystical kabalistic chariot)...presents their debut CD from the Hasidic New Orleans Funky Jam Band. Led by Yerachmiel Altizio, electric guitar virtuoso. For more info on Yerachmiel: http://myspace.com/merkavah

Yehudah Kaplan played piano, guitar and organ on "Judy Collins Sings Bob Dylan" for Geffen Records. He's considered one of the best singer-songwriters by JM in the AM. For more info on Yehudah: http://www.myspace.com/yehudakaplan

Simha Kanter writes infectious dance melodies. Find out more at www.simhakanter.com

Posted by jmwc at 01:04 PM

October 21, 2007

Isle of Klezbos at Comix

Tuesday, November 13 @ Comix NY
Isle of Klezbos, Lascivious Biddies, & guest host Bitch!

Fun-loving woman-based bands, powerhouse double bill:

7:30pm Isle of Klezbos - soulful, splendid klezmer sextet 9pm The Lascivious Biddies - all-gal cocktail pop quartet ... hosted by spoken word/electric violin sensation Bitch
at Comix, 353 W. 14th St NYC just east of Ninth Ave
$12 + two-drink minimum 212-524-2500
Full bar & restaurant menu, great audio and sightlines http://comixny.com
http://comixny.com This is the first tandem appearance for these two internationally-acclaimed, female-fueled groups. http://comixny.com Isle of Klezbos matches musicianship with strong senses of both swing and humor, creating such diverse neo-traditional sounds as klezmer cumbia, transcendent originals, and songbook standards with Yinglish accents. Bandmate credits include stints with Rufus Wainwright, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Scott, Amy Sedaris, Bonnie Raitt, David Krakauer, and Burning Spear. This is a homecoming show following their latest European tour, to herald the "Comes Love" Klezbonus track on Metropolitan Klezmer's new Traveling Show CD. "Talent as strong as their name is provocative" -Courier News; "Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre." -The New Yorker

The Lascivious Biddies balance their spunky enthusiam with impressive skill. The group includes a multi-linguist, a Juilliard grad, a published writer and a circus performer. Blending jazz, pop, and cabaret with four-part harmonies, this irrepressible foursome has carried their fresh, genre-defying sound from coast to coast. On their collective résumé, The Biddies have shared the stage with luminaries such as Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Enya, Debbie Harry, and The Jazz Passengers. Their most recent album, Love You Mean It, which features such fan favorites as a modern take on "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend."

Guest host Bitch (a.k.a. capital B) cuts an unmistakable six-foot figure armed with electric violin, ukulele, bass guitar, and multi-colored dreadlocks. Her recent appearances include Shortbus, The L Word, and nationwide tours opening for The Indigo Girls. Her latest release is Make This/Break This on Kill Rockstar Records. "Bitch's mouthy wordplay and ferocious electric violin playing are ferociously hot." -Village Voice

Full flyer graphics and text, plus expanded artist bios:
New Isle of Klezbos photo, high resolution (photographer: Anita Briggs) http://metropolitanklezmer.com/downloads/Klezbos0407.jpg
Posted by jmwc at 06:09 PM

October 05, 2007

Eyal Maoz's Edom upcoming in NY

Eyal Maoz's Edom
Jewish - Rock- Jazz music from Tzadik Records.
Check it out at www.eyalmaozmusic.com Eyal Maoz- guitar
Brian Marsella - organ
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Yuval Lion - drum

oct 9 - 8 pm
At Spike Hill
Phone: (718) 218-9737
184 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
MORE Edom:
Oct 21 Sunday at 11 pm at Zebulon.
258 Wythe Ave. Between N3 and Metropolitan.
Williamsburg, NY 11211.
$5 suggested.
Posted by jmwc at 02:02 PM

June 05, 2007

Vampire Suit reunites in Brooklyn June 22nd

After a long break spent pursuing other activities, the members of Vampire Suit reunite at their favorite venue. The band will play on June 22nd at Barbes, 376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 8pm.

As the group's leader and composer, Jay Vilnai brings to Vampire Suit his wide palette experiences as a musician in New York, having shared the stage with such diverse figures as Klezmer great Frank London, Brazilian percussionist Jorge Martins and saxophonist Roy Nathanson, and having played anything from traditional jazz to Balkan music, Klezmer to Schoenberg, free improv to cabaret shows.

The music has enduring beauty that touches on the heart of the Middle East's musical culture while exhibiting western flair. Open improvisations and the spirit of the belly dance coexist, encouraging the traditional undulated hip movements as a supplement to the solid instrumentation....
-Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine

Also in play is Vilnai's unique musical heritage as a Russian-Romanian-Polish descendant raised in Jerusalem around a mix of contemporary and traditional Jewish and Arab music, with a soul for rock n'roll and a BFA in jazz. Couple that with a passion for Bartok and Stravinsky and you end up with all original music that draws on all those influences to create something akin to traditional music for a generation that hails from so many traditions. Balkan and Middle-Eastern rhythms are prominent, backed by 20th century composing concepts and jazz improvising.

'Vilnai and his vampires get high marks for their utter unpredictability from track to track, their sheer joy they get from and give to the music and the various textures and sounds that emerge.'
- Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

The result is a highly personal musical texture that takes you from the tribal dances of North Africa to the marshes of the Balkans. A musical journey that is at once personal and global, music that is at the same time unmistakably modern, yet feels old and familiar.

'If Bram Stoker's imaginary Transylvania had a jazz scene, the music might sound something like this.'
-Jazz Review

To help create that sound Vampire Suit draws on the talents of young New York musicians that have had experience in different musical settings and cultures. Collaborators Skye Steele (violin), Gary Pickard (sax), Mike Savino (bass) and Rich Stein (percussion) are all adept at a variety of traditions, and well-traveled in the jazz, rock and world scenes in New York and around the globe. They each bring their sensibility to Vampire Suit's far-reaching music, while the compositions are constructed to showcase their talents and abilities.

Posted by jmwc at 12:51 AM

May 17, 2007

Tonight May 17 Anat Fort Trio

Thursday, May 17th at 9 and 10:30PM at Cornelia St. Café
29 Cornelia St. NYC
Reservations and Information:

Another performance:
Saturday, 5/19 at 8 and 9:30pm at An Die Musik Live!
409 North Charles Street
Second Floor
Baltimore, Maryland
Reservations and Information: 888.221.6170 or 410.385.2638

Both gigs feature trio with Gary Wang-bass and Roland Schneider-drums. Music old and new, some from A Long Story and some from from other stories.
www.anatfort.com "...It's music with a transparency and a familiarity that seduces the listener and fools her into thinking that these melodies and motives have always been in the air, just waiting for Fort to capture them. Much has been made of Fort's Mid-East background, which has been transplanted to New York, and almost every tune is touched in some way by scales from her original homeland. Yet, “Lullaby” is so totally American, especially as played by Robinson, as to almost make one laugh out loud. It sounds so quintessentially American, and yet nothing is obvious, provoking the question as to what makes it so”. ---Budd Kopman, AllAboutJazz “Israeli pianist Anat Fort has a considerable maverick streak—as evidenced on her new ECM disc, A Long Story. She knows that the way to make the most of her adventurousness is to find a good band and stick with it. Her partners tonight are regulars Gary Wang (bass) and Roland Schneider (drums)”. ---K. Leander Williams, Time Out, NY
Posted by jmwc at 04:07 PM

Frank London & Friends Meets Frantic Turtle

Two Generations of Jewish Avantgarde: Frank London & Friends Meets Frantic Turtle

Bowery Poetry Club 7.30pm
308 Bowery St
New York City, New York 10012

Grammy-winning downtown legend Frank London (Klezmatics) brings together a band of seasoned improvisers to play a set of free-jazz explorations of Ethiopian music. Opening for him is the jazz-poetry/avant-punk outfit Frantic Turtle, with a set of ecstatic antinomian poetics, Hebraic archetypes washed in the exegetical Tonic, straight no chaser from Toledo basements and into New York underground. The concluding collaboration session will rip through age-roofs and convention-chairs!!

Info: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/169345/
and more info:


Posted by jmwc at 03:22 PM

April 08, 2007

Alicia Svigals in concert: April 11 at the Stone

Alicia's Saturday 4/7 show has been rescheduled to Wednesday 4/11. With Uli Geissendorfer and guest Iliya Magalnyk. Violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and the world's best-known klezmer fiddler, and maverick jazz pianist Uli Geissendorfer join forces at the Stone in NYC on Wednesday night, April 11 at 10 p.m. Sitting in: Russian accordion virtuoso Iliya Magalnyk.

The Stone: 2nd St and Ave. C in Manhattan.

Tickets: $10

Visit the Stone's website, www.thestonenyc.com http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maagaJOabxD49bIFEx6eafpQav/

Posted by jmwc at 10:01 PM

March 25, 2007

Asefa at Makor

March 28, 7:30p, $10 -- at Makor http://www.asefamusic.com/ Asefa is playing the first set on a bill with Eastern Blok at Makor. This will be a great night of music at a great club Makor, 35 W. 67th Street, Manhattan. More information is on Asefa website.
Directions: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=zcope6bab.0.ay9pe6bab.oo9gl9bab.139&ts=S0235&p=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2Fmaps%3Ff%3Dq%26hl%3Den%26q%3D35%2Bwest%2B67th%2Bstreet%2C%2Bny%2C%2Bny%26ie%3DUTF8%26z%3D15%26om%3D1%26iwloc%3Daddr
Posted by jmwc at 12:23 PM

March 11, 2007

Alicia Svigal: It Would have Been Enough, But it Wasn't. Now there's More in April at John Zorn's Stone place

At the Stone in NYC, 2nd St. and Ave C, www.thestonenyc.com Violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and the world's best-known klezmer fiddler, is the curator for the month of April at the Stone, John Zorn's performance space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

John Zorn, the composer who was recently awarded a MacArthur genius grant, opened the Stone to provide a venue for the most creative new music in New York. Each month he selects a different musician to curate the series, and for April he asked Svigals to put together a lineup that would tap into her eclectic and offbeat musical worlds.

The fifty acts Svigals booked revolve around three themes: Jewish music, virtuoso female instrumentalist/improvisers/composers, and all kinds of string music, traditional and contemporary. From an electronic violist turning Bartok on his head to the lightning speed of traditional Bulgarian fiddling; from a master of the traditional klezmer clarinet to spontaneous 21st century keyboard explorations of those ancient melodies, the month is a feast of the most interesting music coming out of New York and beyond.

Svigals' own shows are Saturday night April 7 and Friday night April 27; she'll also be sitting in with a number of the artists throughout the month. The week of the 9th spotlights klezmer and a dozen great women artists take the stage from the 21st on.

For more information, see www.thestonenyc.com or contact Svigals at 1 212 222 2746 or www.aliciasvigals.com

P.S. For more about Alicia, visit her website www.aliciasvigals.com http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2OBbIFEx6eafpQav/ April 2007 at the Stone -- curated by Alicia Svigals

4/1 Sunday
8 pm
The Carmen Staaf Quintet
Carmen Staaf (piano) Dana Sandler (voice) Dan Blake (tenor sax, soprano sax) Kendall Eddy (bass) Austin McMahon (drums)
The NYC debut of the Carmen Staaf Quintet will feature Latin-jazz-influenced originals, new takes on swing and bebop tunes, free conversations and other explorations.

10 pm
Ben Goldberg: New Music for Quintet
Carla Kihlstedt (violin) Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone) Devin Hoff (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Ben Goldberg (clarinet, composition) angle and particle.

Tuesday 8 pm
Olivier Manchon's Orchestre de Chambre Miniature Olivier Manchon (violin) John Ellis (clarinet, sax) Alan Hampton (bass) Beth Meyers (viola) Christopher Hoffman (cello)

10 pm
Pamela Martinez (violin, vocals, piano) Brian Hamilton (piano, keyboards) John Somers (guitar, electronics) Textural Instrumentals and Visceral songs, www.teletextile.com

4/4 Wednesday
8 pm
Jim Matus (vocals, laouto, saz) Jill O’Brien (vocals) Joe O’Brien (bass, vocals) Mike Keys (drums) Bill Buchen (tabla, percussion) Record release party for MAWWAL’S new CD “Black Flies” on Ancient Record. MAWWAL (formerly PARANOISE) performs original World Fusion and arrangements of traditional Middle Eastern music in what has been called “a new genre” by Progression Magazine.

10 pm
Violin-Clarinet Multi-Night
Mari Kimura (violin) Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) multi-cultural, multi-media duos and solos

4/5 Thursday
8 pm
KJ Denhert—Lucky 7, The New CD Concert
KJ Denhert (guitar, vocals, songwriter) Mamdou Ba (bass) Ray Levier (drums) ATN (keys) plus special guests from the CD! Urban folk and jazz artist KJ Denhert makes her first NY appearance in 2007 with a brand new CD called Lucky 7. All CDs one night only to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of KJ’s label and her seventh release

10 pm
Steve Sandberg and friends
Steve Sandberg (voice)
Spoken word, raga-influenced vocals, breath-controlled keyboard, loops plus friends tba - "music from a country I've never been to but always wanted to visit."

4/6 Friday
8 pm
Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra
Noriko Ueda (composition, bass) 16 piece band

10 pm
Ivan Milev Band
Ivan Milev (accordion) Entcho Todorov (violin) Maria Koleva (vocals) Panagiotis Andreou (bass) Vasko Angelov (guitar) Seido Salifovski (drums) Monster accordionist Ivan Milev and his band perform
Bulgarian-Balkan folk music. Check out:

4/7 Saturday
8 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—a Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) and many surprise guests Come out and support The Stone! Twenty Dollars

10 pm
Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendorfer, with special guest Iliya Magalnyk—a Stone Benefit
Alicia Svigals (violin) Uli Geissendorfer (piano) Iliya Magannyk (accordion) Musicians from three points on the globe take a sidelong look at klezmer. A Benefit for the Stone!

4/8 Sunday
8 pm
Songs Your Grandmother Might Know, If Your Grandmother is Hip: The Matt Glaser Quintet.
Matt Glaser (violin) Matt Munisteri (guitar) Sonny Barbato (accordion) Heather Masse (vocal) Jim Whitney (bass)

10 pm
Pablo Aslan's "Anda Cantale
Pablo Aslan (bass)and his ensemble
The Argentine bassist explores the repertoire of the great tango singer Carlos Gardel.

4/10 Tuesday
8 pm
Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor
Aaron Alexander (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo) Reuben Radding (bass) Alex Kontorovich (clarinet, sax, compositions) All original music from Kontorovich (sideman to Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars and Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh) mixes downtown klezmer, jazz, and other influences.

10 pm
Michael Winograd's Infection
Michael Winograd, Jessica Lurie, Petr Cancura, Jeremy Udden (reeds) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Jon Singer (xylophone) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Jorge Roeder (bass) Jason Nazary (drums) Patrick Farrell (accordion) Frank London (trumpet)

4/11 Wednesday
8 pm
Michael Winograd's Klezmer Ensemble
Michael Winograd (clarinet, alto clarinet) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) Joey Weisenberg (mandolin) Nick Cudahy (bass) Richie Barshay (percussion)

10 pm Susan Watts (of Hoffman Klezmer Dynasty) and Rob Schwimmer (of Polygraph Lounge) Rob Schwimmer (piano) Susan Hoffman Watts (voice, trumpet) Erotic Jewish Night Dreams:Inspirational Explorations.

4/12 Thursday
8 pm
Ghetto Tango
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Zalmen Mlotek (piano) Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek bring electrifying theatricality to the unknown satiric, down and dirty, and heartbroken repertoire of World War II European Jewish cabarets—from Yiddish to Weill & Eisler.

10 pm
Socalled and guests
Socalled (accordion, mpc, melodica, piano, vocals) Susan Hoffman-Watts (trumpet) Allen Watsky (guitar, bass) Micheael Winograd (clarinet) and Special Guests. Josh Dolgin aka Socalled and his rag tag group of friends, will raise the Stone's roof with a klez-funk party unlike anything else. www.socalledmusic.com ww.myspace.com/socalled

4/13 Friday
8 pm
Lily White and Follicle
Lily White (saxes) Rob Garcia (drums) Greg Jones (bass) Crazy music from the mind of saxophonist Lily White in her most compact group yet. www.lilywhitemusic.com

10 pm
Cynthia Hilts & Lyric Fury
Cynthia Hilts (composer, piano, voice) Jack Walrath (trumpet) Lily White (tenor and alto sax) Lisa Parrott (baritone and soprano sax) Debra Weisz (trombone) Martha Colby (cello) Ratzo Harris (bass) Gene Jackson (drums) New jazz that nods at the traditions,swings like hell and searches the deepest harmonic zones. Howls and lullabies, ice and predators are all in there, the perfect answer to a listener's natural raving desire for organic and furious lyricism.

4/14 Saturday
8 pm
Beth Bahia Cohen: Traditional Arabic Music
Beth Bahia Cohen (violin and other bowed string instruments) and friends

10 pm
Midnight Prayer
Joel Rubin (clarinet) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) World renowned klezmer clarinetist Joel Rubin gives a rare NY performance of duets with leading tsimbl revivalist Pete Rushefsky from their new CD Midnight Prayer (Traditional Crossroads).

4/15 Sunday
8 pm
Mimi Rabson and Bruno Raberg
Mimi Rabson (violin) Bruno Raberg (bass) Compositional Improvisation and Improvised Compositons

10 pm
The Ingrid Jensen Quartet
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet and electronics) and band

4/17 Tuesday
8 pm
Greg Wall's Later Prophets
Greg Wall (saxophones) Shai Bachar (keyboards) David Richards (bass) Aaron Alexander (drums) Simultaneously Straddling the Gates of the Ancient and the Avant-garde.....

10 pm
Quartetto Cui Bono
Art Bailey (accordion, piano) Peter Van Huffel (sax) Ernesto Cervini (drums) Michael Bates (bass) special guest Alicia Svigals (violin) An evening of new music.

4/18 Wednesday
8 pm
Mark Sganga and Friends
Mark Sganga (guitar) and friends Acoustic improvisations with a Brazilian accent. www.marksganga.com

10 pm
Stephane Wrembel Acoustic
Stephane Wrembel (guitar) Jared Engel (bass) David Langlois (washboard) Monster Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his band perform the music of Django Reinhardt in their own special way, blended with compositions and colors from India and Africa; each show is a different trip! http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LibIFEx6eafpQav/

4/19 Thursday
8 pm
Michael Winograd Quintet
Michael Winograd (clarinet, alto clarinet) Kristin Slipp (voice) David Bryant (casio keyboards) Michael Bates (bass) Michael Evans (drums)

10 pm
Bangalore Breakdown
Uli Geissendoerfer (piano, keys, percussion) Premik Russel Tubbs (sax, flute, windsynth) Gino Sitson (vocals) Beat Kaestli (vocals) Steve Sandberg (leadsynth, vocals) Naren Budhakar (tabla) Gilad Dobrecky (percussion) Nathan Peck (bass) Lev Zhurbin (viola)

4/20 Friday
8 pm
Juanito Pascual and Friends
Jonathan "Juanito" Pascual (flamenco guitar) Rohan Gregory (violin) Stan Strickland (flute, soprano sax, vocals) Jerry Leake (world percussion). Flamenco guitar virtuoso Jonathan "Juanito" Pascual presents an evening of original flamenco music and beyond, with his quartet featuring 3 of the East Coast's finest improvisational and world-music players. "One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years" -National Public Radio http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LjbIFEx6eafpQav/

10 pm
Stephane Wrembel Electric
Stephane Wrembel (guitar) Jared Engel (bass) Mathias Bublath (organ) Julien Augier (drums) Monster Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his new electric band presents the music of Django Reinhardt and his compositions in a totally new way, blending their unique Gypsy jazz touch with a psychedelic world rock sound. http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LibIFEx6eafpQav/

4/21 Saturday
8 pm
Jessica Lurie Ensemble
Jessica Lurie (sax, accordion, vocals) Erik Deutsch (piano, electric keyboard) Brandon Seabrook (banjo, guitar) Todd Sickafoose (bass) Marc Dalio (drums)

10 pm
Aaron Alexander (drums) David Licht (drums) Fima Ephron (bass) Jay Vilnai (guitar) Alex Kontorovich (clarinet) Greg Wall (tenor sax, clarinet) Rob Henke (trumpet) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone)

4/22 Sunday
8 pm
Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil
Susan Pereira (vocals, piano, percussion), Vanderlei Pereira (drums), Rodrigo Ursaia (sax, flute), Cliff Korman (piano), Itaiguara (bass)

10 pm
Edison Woods
“Truly beautiful, slowly meandering soundscapes... A beautiful voice and a talent for melodies.” -- Rolling Stone Strange, haunting, and romantic, Edison Woods revels in luscious, sad songs. Singer Julia Frodahl’s heavenly vocals layered on the bands’ moody chamber pop create “a beautiful cross between the sounds of Elysian Fields and the sentiments of David Lynch” (Flavorpill NYC). Live, their musical passages, spoken word, and discreet gestures sweep the audience into their dreamlike world.

4/24 Tuesday
8 pm
Martha Mooke's VIOLA X-TREME
Martha Mooke (electric violas/violins) Randolph A. Hudson, III (electric guitars) Jim Mussen (electronic drums) Music for Strings, Percussion and .... Rollover Bartok! Support the future of music at The Stone!

10 pm
The Lisa Parrott Trio
Lisa Parrott (saxophones) Chris Lightcap (double bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
Lisa & Chris have been performing in NY together for over 10 years, playing harmolodic inspired original improvised music. Their Stone debut! www.parrottmusic.com

4/25 Wednesday
8 pm
The Sheryl Bailey 3
Sheryl Bailey (guitar/pen) Brian Charette (organ) Shingo Okudairu (drums)
The Sheryl Bailey 3 carries on the tradition of the Hammond B3/Guitar trio into modernity with a contemporary harmonic approach and a captivating pulse.

10 pm
Adrienne Cooper, Friends and Relations
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Michael Winograd (clarinet, piano) Dan Blacksberg (trombone)
Vocalist Adrienne Cooper is joined by clarinetist Michael Winograd, trombonist Dan Blacksberg, Yiddish Princess Sarah Gordon and others for an intergenerational Yiddish intervention.

4/26 Thursday
8 pm
Lerner/Alexander Quartet
Marilyn Lerner (piano) Aaron Alexander (drums) Greg Wall (sax) Jim Guttman (bass)
Premiere performance of this all-star jazz/jewish ensemble…

10 pm
Ingrid Gordon (xylophone, marimba, percussion) Ljova (viola) Demetrius Spaneas (reeds) and others
This unlikely instrument combination cooks up a set of xylo-powered, wind-driven world fusion featuring tunes by überviolist Ljova, along with assorted balkan and klez faves.

4/27 Friday
8 pm
Alicia Svigals and Marilyn Lerner: Klezmer Unfettered
Alicia Svigals (violin) Marilyn Lerner (piano) Alicia Svigals is klezmer's most celebrated violinist; Marilyn Lerner is a jazz keyboard virtuoso who resides in Canada. They join forces at the Stone to take on the klezmer tradition and twist it into shapes hitherto unimagined, spinning symphonies on the fly out of sounds from the Eastern European Jewish past.

10 pm
Shake My Heart Like a Copper Bell-the poetry of Anna Margolin Adrienne Cooper (voice) Marilyn Lerner (piano) with special guests Lerner’s song cycle to amazing Yiddish poet Margolin, translations and vocals by the legendary Adrienne Cooper with everything from lieder to freeform...

4/28 Saturday
8 pm
Andy Biskin and friends
Andy Biskin (clarinet, compositions) with special guests

10 pm
Terry Dame's Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Terry Dame, Lee Frisari, Mary Feaster, Kim Garey, Julian Hintz (invented instruments)
Original rhythm driven music on invented instruments. Funky basslines, searing modal melodies and layers of interlocking rhythms played on musical contraptions such as the Rubarp, Sitello, Kacapitar and the Big Barp. It's far out and in the pocket! www.terrydame.com

4/29 Sunday
8 pm
Romanian Bent—Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi featuring Elizabeth Schwartz Yale Strom (violin) Sprocket (bass) Peter Stan (accordion) David Licht (drums) Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals)
Schwartz is fresh from her concert tour of Romania and Hungary (singing with Muzsikas), which was filmed for an upcoming documentary by Radu Gabrea.

10 pm
Lou Grassi (drums) Ken Filiano (bass) Marilyn Lerner (piano)
Visit the Stone's website, www.thestonenyc.com

P.S. For more about Alicia, visit her website www.aliciasvigals.com http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2OBbIFEx6eafpQav/
Posted by jmwc at 02:19 PM

February 26, 2007

Asefa at the Southpaw for Purim

Southpaw - Shushan Purim Party
March 4, 2007
8:00pm @ Southpaw
125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
It's the post-purim WreckRoom!
Table tennis, pool, darts, pinball, poker and other fine amusements... mikey palms will be behind the bar with incredible drink specials! the WreckRoom is a free event and is from 8 to 2am.
Sharing the bill with us will be Rashanim, dj handler & Y-Love and Juez.
Posted by jmwc at 06:59 PM

Jewish Music Cafe in Park Slope, Brooklyn




Posted by jmwc at 06:11 PM

February 15, 2007


This Week!
DOORS AT 8:30pm $12

Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th street (between 6th & 7th ave.)
Park Slope Brooklyn
more info at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
Posted by jmwc at 07:08 PM

February 07, 2007

JEWISH HIP HOP with Modular Moods at Jewish Music Cafe

Leaders of the Jew School Hip Hop Showcase
Saturday February 10th
@ The Jewish Music Cafe
Doors @ 8:30pm - $12
The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: Take the (F) Train to 7th Avenue or the (R) train to 9th Street
Y-Love (born Yitz Jordan) is an MC unlike any other. He is a black convert into the Bostener sect of chassidus (a mystical branch of Orthodox Judaism). He is among the most innovative freestylers on the scene, weaving seamless polyglot rhymes in English, Arabic, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Most unique is Y Love's revival of Aramaic, the ancient language used to discuss Jewish Law. With each word he spits in the tongue of the Talmud, Y-Love breathes new life into Hasidism, and hip-hop one beat at a time. www.modularmoods.com

Nosson Zand (a.k.a. N.I.Z.) is a 25 year-old rapper from Boston, Massachusetts. N.I.Z. was raised as a Conservative Jew; however, he currently lives a Chabad lifestyle, which is in large being a follower of Lubavitcher Rebbe, a prominent Jewish spiritual leader. N.I.Z. is looking to bring positivity and intelligence to a hip-hop industry which he feels is in desperate need of spiritual uplifting. N.I.Z. has been rapping for over 10 years and has performed with artists such as Matisyahu, The Last Poets, and Toots and the Maytals. www.myspace.com/jewishrap

dj handler The brains behind Modular Moods and many of the hyped parties in and around NYC, dj handler's music defies stereotypes. He frequently includes collaborations with non-electronic musicians, creating textural fusions of live and recorded sound. He references Ashkenazic cantorial music, traditional Yemenite melodies and hip hop. dj handler is a multi cultural maestro that spins a mix of Baile Funk and Afro Beat blended with 80's free style and hip hop, which gets the most famous US clubs to resemble the craziest festivals abroad.

Erez (dj handler) currently runs Modular Mood Records, an independent record label that produces a variety of hip-hop, rock and klezmer-jazz bands. Modular Moods began in Washington, D.C., but has since moved to New York City where it continues to thrive and collaborate with other artists and organizations all across the board, such as The Workmen's Circle, DJ Rekha, MC Paul Barman, Daniel Carter, and Heeb magazine to promote the arts, and specifically a variety of cultures fused with a modern edge. London Radio's 104.4 FM called him, "One of New York's hottest Jewish musicians" and Heeb Magazine listed him in their "Top Hundred Heeb". He resides and maintains his label, Modular Moods, within the auditory heart of Brooklyn. www.modularmoods.com/djhandler

Erez a.k.a. dj handler
Posted by jmwc at 09:51 AM

January 17, 2007


Fresh on the heels of their first Grammy nomination for their innovative collaboration with the Woody Guthrie archives, The Klezmatics will perform two shows at Manhattan S.O.B. on January 21st.

The Klezmatics with special guests Susan McKeown and Boo Reiners Double bill with Hugh Masekela Showcasing songs from Wonder Wheel, Woody Guthrie Happy Joyous Hanukkah, and the Klezmatics 20-year career.

Sunday, January 21st
1st show- Doors: 6:30pm Hugh Masekela: 7:15pm - The Klezmatics: 8:15pm
2nd show- Doors: 9:30pm The Klezmatics: 10pm - Hugh Masekela: 11pm
Where: S.O.B. 200 Varick Street, NYC
Info and tickets: www.klezmatics.com

The band's partnership with the Woody Guthrie Archives has yielded two acclaimed albums, 'Wonder Wheel - Lyrics by Woody Guthrie' and 'Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah,' both released by the Jewish Music Group, and spawned a remarkable run of praise, with raves in print ranging from 4 star reviews in Blender to an "A" in the Village Voice, as well as segments on NPR's All Things Considered and Fresh Air

The Klezmatics - hailed for an adventurous sound that melds world music, = American traditions, and the rich tapestry of Yiddish culture - have = received a nomination in the Best Contemporary World Music category for = 'Wonder Wheel.' Awards ceremony February 11.
Posted by jmwc at 12:20 PM

Solomon Sisters in London

The SOLOMON SISTERS are set to warm up the crowd for Steven Berkoff's new play 'Sit and Shiva' starring Berkoff himself. Mon 29th Jan at 6.30pm
HACKNEY EMPIRE - Marie Lloyd Bar
291 Mare Street E8 1EJ
London, UK
020 8510 4500
(Free entry to the bar)
Posted by jmwc at 11:54 AM

January 05, 2007


This Saturday night January 6th at 8:30pm

401 9th street (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
Park Slope Brooklyn
Posted by jmwc at 12:59 PM

November 26, 2006

Reva LeSheva and Special Guest Josh Lauffer

Thursday November 30th
8:30pm $18
More info and Advance tickets at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
The Jewish Music Cafe
401 9th street (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn.
F train to 7th Avenue. Parking available.

Posted by jmwc at 06:18 PM

November 12, 2006

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos in East Village

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos perform together at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, an East Village cultural landmark for 30 years!
Tuesday, November 21st
8pm double bill, $8 cover charge
as part of the club's monthly Women Take the Bandstand series
236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B & C), NYC
hotline: 212-505-8183


Metropolitan Klezmer octet and the Isle of Klezbos sextet are internationally-acclaimed NYC-based bands treating tradition with irreverence and respect. Savoring a panorama of Yiddish-based music while subverting stereotypes, both groups specialize in fabulous arrangements of lesser-known gems found in hidden archival niches such as obscure vintage feature soundtracks and Soviet Yiddish theater newsreels, as well as composing genre-defying originals. Both groups include vibrant versions of rollicking folk dance, melodic trance, hard-swinging Yiddish classics and tango in their repertoire, while each creates exuberant, eclectic covers such as a Balkan-driven "Pick a Pocket or Two," a Yiddish/boogaloo-styled "Comes Love," and even the cantorial/klezmer versions of hits from Guys & Dolls.

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos have released four award-winning CDs on Rhythm Media Records to date, with several more releases currently in post-production. The bands have appeared in broadcasts on CNN Worldbeat, PBS In The Life, the German network ARD's Rhythms of New York, as well as on radio stations worldwide, in soundtracks and soundscapes from Showtime's The L Word to the SITI Theatre Company's Score Off-Broadway to Covent Garden's Royal Ballet, as well as at concert halls, nightclubs, college campuses and music festivals internationally since 1994.

Isle of Klezbos has toured from Vancouver BC to Vienna Austria. Metropolitan Klezmer plays Yiddish music from all over the map on an astonishing array of instrumentation; bandmate backgrounds range from Albanian to Zydeco. Both groups are led by drummer Eve Sicular, bringing together the best of New York's downtown and World Music scenes for a collaborative adventure in sounds from delightfully rambunctious to ethereally exquisite. Versatile and virtuosic, their CDs thus far: 'Yiddish For Travelers,' 'Mosaic Persuasion,' 'Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos,' and 'Surprising Finds.' The two latest releases include studio cuts as well as live tracks from shows at Joe's Pub, The Knitting Factory, and Tonic. Other bonus tracks include home-audio excerpts of tenor Phillip Karpel, grandfather of MetroKlezmer/Klezbos vocalist Deborah Karpel. Latest projects also include live band performance in the multi-media program, The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film.

ABOUT METROPOLITAN KLEZMER: "Anything but stereotypical, and nothing but terrific... one of the best klezmer bands in the world today" - Shaun Dale, Cosmik Debris

"Influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin Jazz to Motown... not only exuberantly eclectic but also very danceable. Expect an eccentric cultural lesson from these modern-day purveyors of time-honored traditions." - J. Bachman, flavorpill

"One of the best traditional klezmer bands around" - George Robinson, Jewish Week

These women will make you shake your tushies.” - Richard Gehr, Village Voice “Talent as strong as its name is provocative” - Bob Makin, Courier News “Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre” - The New Yorker “Great ears and great hearts” - Catherine Madsen, Der Pakn Treger, National Yiddish Book Center

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos bandmate bios include performance, touring and/or recording with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, The Microscopic Septet, Indigo Girls, Amy Sedaris, Jimmy Scott, Toshi Reagon, Natalie Merchant, Natalie Cole, Burning Spear, David Krakauer, Sarah MacLachlan, Bill Frisell, Robert Palmer, Charming Hostess, Arrow, Andy Statman, Maxi Priest, Hot Keys, and Bruce Springsteen, among many others. Various members are graduates of The Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and the American Institute of Musical Studies, and other individual studies include teachings from masters from Mohammed El Akkad to Licia Albanese.

Posted by jmwc at 04:39 PM

October 30, 2006

Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar at Stain

ABOP performs at Stain Bar on Wed, Nov 1, 2006. 7-9pm.
Admission is by donation at the event.
766 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY (By Subway: take L to Grand, 1 block west)
718-387-7840 | http://www.stainbar.com for more directions and information.

Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar new CD is now available! Branch from the Tree features fresh interpretations of rarely heard material first recorded by Romanian-born cymbalom master and Lower East Side restaurateur, Joseph Moskowitz. On this debut cd, the band also explores early 20th century Jewish fiddle pieces, improvisation, newly composed music, and pieces from the klezmer and Eastern European repertoire. Learn about the CD, listen to clips, or purchase it online at http://www.artbailey.org About Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar: Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar is a newly formed Jewish music ensemble led by accordionist and pianist Art Bailey and includes bassist Jim Guttmann, violinists Jeremy Brown and Jake Shulman-Ment, and mandolinist Brandon Seabrook.
Posted by jmwc at 12:12 PM

August 31, 2006

Daniel Kahn at Pete's in Brooklyn

Daniel Kahn, will be playing at Pete's Candy Store this Monday (Labor Day). That's September 4, 9:00 pm, at 709 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 11211 (718) 302 - 3770.
for more information:

Jeanette Lewicki writes: If you haven't yet heard of Daniel Kahn's band, The Painted Bird, don't worry -- you will. They are currently based in Berlin, so Dan has recruited local talent to support him as he migrates through Brooklyn. He will be playing his own & other people's songs on accordion, piano, cigar box ukelele, & G-d only knows what else, backed up (into a corner) by Michael Winograd (clarinet), Nick Cudahy (bass), Jeanette Lewicki (accordion, vocals) & possibly other special guests too notorious for us to mention in public. Let's just say, get there on time if you want to sit down.

Daniel is a wonderful poet & songwriter who has chosen to work in Yiddish, & to translate Yiddish songs into English. Michael Winograd is another highly combustible composer of new Yiddish music. It's been an honour getting to know them & the other young modernists who are making a big splash in the Yiddish song pool. Now I have to go get some rest.

Posted by jmwc at 10:14 AM

August 17, 2006

Mikveh in Philly

Mikveh, Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, October 28,2006, Mikveh at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia
One reader of JMWC says: 'You're not goin' to get klezmer better'n this.'
'Supergroup' Mikveh features the top women in Klezmer, including renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, Klezmatics founder Alicia Svigals on fiddle, charismatic trumpeter Susan Watts of the Hoffman klezmer dynasty, ethnic accordion wizard Lauren Brody and jazz bass phenomenon Nicki Parrott. Together, they rock out with sizzling dance music and riveting Yiddish/English songs, both ancestral and brand new. Directions: http://www.tinangel.com/directions.html
Posted by jmwc at 11:36 AM

July 24, 2006

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express, live in Somerville!!

Alicia Svigals, violin
With Mimi Rabson, violin
Jim Guttman, bass
Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl

Thursday Aug 3, 9 p.m.
Johnny D's
17 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144, (617) 776-2004

Before the big klezmer bands of the new world arose with their brass and drums, there were the archetypical Jewish orchestras of the old world, led by the fiddle and bourne aloft by the otherworldy sounds of the harp-like 'tsimbl', or Jewish hammered dulcimer. Renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Klezmatics and one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers, presents a program of those ancient and ecstatic Jewish melodies, accompanied by the scene's top players on fiddle, tsimbl and string bass: Mimi Rabson, Pete Rushefsky and Jim Guttman. Alicia Svigals has played with and written for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, the late poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, Hasidic superstars Avraham Fried and Lipa Shmelzer, and many others. She has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, Good Morning America, PBS' Great Performances, on NPR's Prairie Home Companion, Weekend Edition and New Sounds, and on the soundtrack for the L-Word. Her wedding and bat/bar mitzvah band, Klezmer by Alicia Svigals, LLC plays klezmer, jazz, rock etc. at parties from Boston to D.C. She can be reached at her website, www.aliciasvigals.com
Posted by jmwc at 12:02 AM

June 25, 2006


Sat Jun 24
(Anat Fort, piano, composer; Michel Gentile, flute; Roland Schneider, drums) Piano, Flute, Percussion/Drums?! Yes. This is the world premiere for a new project with Michel Gentile and Roland Schneider. Tunes by all three. Lots of free playing in different configurations. Sounds from Israel, Canada, Germany. Anat is very excited about collaborating with Michel, one of the most unique flute players around. And, of course, Roland has been the drummer of choice in her trio for many years. And when the three get together...you have to hear it.
9:00PM & 10:30PM
Cover $10 www.anatfort.com

29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.

Sun Jun 25
(EVE PACKER, (words); WARREN SMITH, (percussion); MICAH GAUGH, (alto sax)) NEW YORK WOMAN!
poetry & jazz

EVE PACKER; Bronx-born, poet/performer, author of 2 books, skulls head samba & the recently published playland poems 1994-2004 (Fly By Night Press), & 3 CD's w/jazz. From Donald Hall: "I salute her as the Weegee poet", & from Dennis Duggan, Newsday:"...smokey & sexy in a way that makes you think of love."
WARREN SMITH: Chicago-born, dynamic leader of a vibrant musical ensemble, noted composer & master percussionist. A consummate musician, Smith knows when to put the heat to a rhythm section & where to be a sensitive accompanist. Warren has many jazz CD's in his discography, performs internationally, and is an essential element in the development of African-American music.
6:00PM Angelo Verga, host. Cover $6

THE NEW JEWISH AVANT-GARDE: FRANTIC TURTLE & THE SWAY MACHINERY (Jake Marmer, vocals; David Keesey, vocals, guitar; Ely G, drums; Jeremiah Lockwood, vocals, guitar; Tomer Tzur, drums; Antibalas Horn Section) Join the new jewish avant-garde collective for two sets of rock-blues, jazz-poetry, and dostoyevsky on speed. Featuring the Sway Machinery (with Antibalas horn section) and Frantic Turtle.

The Sway Machinery: Hidden Melodies of the Jews of New York City Longtime collaborators Jeremiah Lockwood (Balkan Beat Box, Carolina Slim) and Tomer Tzur (Beat the Donkey, Pharaoh's Daughter) team up with friends from Antibalas to present an audacious descent into the depths of Jewish soul music. Calling upon the sounds of Malian guitars, Saharan beats, Afro-pop horns and the B-L-U-E-S, The Sway Machinery goes knocking at the gates of prayer with muscles swollen and eyes clenched.
"Brechtian-punk swagger." The Village Voice
Frantic Turtle: a spoken-word / punk project a-la Velvet Underground. The midrashic poetics, instantenous interpretations from verbal semantics to music and back, and the raspy russinalising funk.
www.myspace.com/franticturtle 8:30PM Cover $8 www.myspace.com/swaymachinery

Posted by jmwc at 01:36 PM

May 15, 2006

Kavehoyz with Yuri Vedenyapan

The young Yiddish singer from Moscow, Yuri Vedenyapan, will perform at the monthly Kavehoyz of the Congress for Jewish Culture on May 25, 2006. Yuri is a graduate student in the Yiddish department at Columbia. The concert takes place at the Congress, 25 E. 21st Manhattan, Admission: $8 includes coffee and cake. Information: 212-505-8040.
Posted by jmwc at 10:47 AM

February 09, 2006

ASEFA in East Village

ASEFA will be performing at Mo Pitkin's in the East Village on:
Thursday, March 2, 9:30pm
Mo Pitkin's, 34 Ave. A (BTW 2/3 st.)
Posted by jmwc at 10:52 PM

January 17, 2006


Portland (Thursday, January 19)
7:30 pm Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi
(503.288.3895) Tickets $10, available at the box office
(Tues-Fri 2-6 pm), www.ticketweb.com, or at the door.

A rare opportunity to hear a world-class klezmer and Yiddish performance in an intimate acoustic setting.

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November 28, 2005



"A project with newly composed music of expansive scope, Alexander has produced a screaming celebration of the multicultural American Jewish identity."
Elliott Simon, AllAboutJazz - NY

New York, NY: Makor (25 West 67th street) Celebrate the 365th day of the year and the 7th night of Hanukkah – all in one; enjoy three floors of entertainment and mingling! Beginning at 9pm the party will include Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-stars, a Klezmer Jam Session and The Boys of Balagan Boogaloo. Also offered as part of the evening is a two-hour open beer and wine bar (from 10 to 12) followed by a champagne toast at midnight. Midrash Mish Mosh, on John Zorn's Tzadik label, came about as a result of Alexander’s desire to do a different kind of record; to incorporate free jazz with traditional klezmer and thrash punk. It is both a serious reflection on and a synthesis of the disparate influences in Alexander’s life through the free jazz spectrum. Exhilarating, lyrical and intense, this CD simultaneously breaks down previously established boundaries and builds up new and daring ethnic jazz identities. The result - A kickin’ ethnojazz party!

Midrash Mish Mosh will begin at 9pm on Sat. Dec 31 at the Steinhardt Building. Tickets are $65 for individuals and $100 for couples. Call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 or visit www.makor.org for more information and online ticket purchase.

"This is plugged-in "Original, energetic and different from "Party atmosphere!” amped-up Jewish music." pretty much anything you’ll hear out there” All Music Guide Jerry D’Souza, AllAboutJazz Astarita, Downbeat Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh MAKOR’S NEW YEAR’S EVE: SET THE NEW YEAR ON FIRE

AARON ALEXANDER (Leader, Drums) A native of Seattle, Alexander moved to New York in 1993. He has since provided a rhythmic backbone to many seminal groups of the new Jewish Renaissance, including the Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave, and Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars. His first CD on Tzadik, Midrash Mish Mosh is also his inaugural release as an ethnojazz bandleader. Alexander’s powerful compositions explore the outer regions of jazz fusion with klezmer, thrash punk, and world music rhythms.

ALEX KONTOROVICH (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax)
GREG WALL (Tenor Sax, Clarinet)
TBA (2nd Drums)
MAKOR (25 West 67th Street) offers evening and weekend events to New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s. Makor's programming is a mix of sophisticated contemporary music performances, film screenings, art exhibits, theater presentations, literary readings, recreational activities and classes and lectures, many of which are devoted to Jewish topics.

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October 26, 2005

Balkan Beat Box with OI VA VOI

Thursday 3rd November 8pm
@ DASH 05 Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL
All tickets 10 online www.dasharts.org.uk
or 08700 600 100.

An electric circus of beats and live music from around the Mediterranean. Balkan Beat Box bring electronic sounds and samples mixed with wild live music from North Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. It combines an international 8-piece house band with guest slots from over 15 UK and visiting musicians. Surrounding the audience and using every inch of Scala, the night will feature a live set from Oi Va Voi, Londons own bastard Balkan klezmer electro-pop rock band. Also appearing are artists from the Bollywood Brass Band, London Bulgarian Choir, Fantazia, belly dancers and DJS Max Reinhardt and Lemez Lovas.
Produced by Dash Arts in co-production with YaD Arts. This is a part of DASH 05 a new season of art, music, theatre and visual art across London. Check the DASH website www.dasharts.org.uk

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October 16, 2005


Saturday 29th October 7.30pm 1 am
291 Gallery, 291 Hackney Road, London, E2 8NA
A cabaret of live music, art and performance curated by Wired Women and Chicks on Speeds Anat Ben-David. An irreverent blurring of high and love, art and entertainment, homage and parody, and re-appropriation that will sweep the 291 off its feet. Artists include the Spinster Sisters from Berlin, Polyanna Frank from Israel and Marisa Carnesky from the UK.

Curated by Anat Ben-David.
Produced by Dash Arts in co-production with YaD Arts and 291 Gallery. This is a part of DASH 05 a new season of art, music, theatre and visual art across London. Check the DASH website www.dasharts.org.uk

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September 20, 2005

Cafe Mozart presents Opera/Cabaret/Klezmer Night

Cafe Mozart located at 1331 H Street NW Washington Dc will present an Opera/Cabaret/Klezmer night on Wednesday September 24th 2005 at 7 pm. Performing will be Washington Opera tenor Michael Blaney,soprano Jennifer Jellings and pianist Jeff Jefferson. In addition pianist Felicia Weiss and clarinetist Steven Rosenthal will perform Klezmer music selections. For more information on the Cafe please visit the website www.cafemozartgermandeli.com To reseve please call 202 347-5732. There is no entertainment charge if dinner is ordered. No Entertainment Cards. Cafe Mozart features a wide variety of German/Austrian cuisine. As these events have been SOLD OUT! in the past, please reserve ASAP.
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July 05, 2005


July 5-6 and July 8-10
at the
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village, NY 10014
Tel: 212-989-9319
Fax: 212-243-4207
Web: corneliastreetcafe.com

between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.
"a culinary as well as a cultural landmark"
Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York 1987

The last few years there's been a surge of interest in the traditional music of Eastern Europe. Cornelia St. Cafe is celebrating all the different ways in which Klezmer and Gypsy traditions have worked themselves into the contemporary NYC music scene. The week-long festival includes Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, showing that the blend of Shtetl Klezmer and Down Home Bluegrass is smoother than you would imagine; Jeff Perelman with members of Romashka, Village Klezmer and Max & Minka, drawing upon their own travels throughout the former Soviet bloc to bring you infectious Eastern European Klezmer music, Gypsy (Rom) music, Balkan music and more; Jay Vilnai's Vampire Suit, exploring the interconnections of Balkan music, Middle-Eastern grooves and improvisation; and Susan Watts, the youngest generation of an exciting klezmer dynasty that reaches back to the Jewish Ukraine of the 19th century, bringing a rich repertoire of many original songs written for weddings, family members and joyous occasions.
All shows are $10, get a 3 shows discount card: $25
Tuesday July 5, 8:30PM
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

(Margot Leverett, clarinet; Marty Confurius, bass; Joe Selly, guitar; Kenny Kosek, fiddle) Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with todays stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered, and the resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, melancholic and footstomping. Their CD "Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys" was released to glowing reviews on Traditional Crossroads in September 2003 and has been used by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in their new piece "Klezmerbluegrass". Margot Leverett, clarinet, is one of the foremost clarinetists in the klezmer revival. A founding member of the Klezmatics in 1986, Margot went on to start a solo career with her pioneering CD The Art of Klezmer Clarinet on Traditional Crossroads. Critically acclaimed for her work on both clarinet and alto saxophone, Margot has performed and taught klezmer music at festivals and workshops around the world. Marty Confurius, bass, has appeared with virtually all the top people in both bluegrass and klezmer music. His credits include work with Vassar Clements, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Andy Statman, and klezmer legend Dave Tarras. Joe Selly, guitar has appeared with Phoebe Snow, Vassar Clements, Barbara Eden, Melissa Manchester,Tex Logan and the Lombardo Orchestra. He is featured on countless recordings and is in demand as both performer and instructor in bluegrass, jazz and swing. Kenny Kosek, fiddle has appeared with Jerry Garcia, John Denver, James Taylor, David Byrne, and his own Angelwood bluegrass band. He appears on numerous recordings, and has published dozens of instructional books. He is the bluegrass instructor for Homespun videos and is well known in Bluegrass, Irish, country western, rock and roll violin. "Gorgeous, inspired playing" - Sing Out "Klezmer and Bluegrass sound as if they were meant to be combined. Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys have given us a wonderful gift." - Dirty Linen www.KlezmerMountainBoys.com

Wednesday July 6, 8:30pm
Gypsy (Roma) & Jewish Music Jamboree
featuring members of Romashka Village Klezmer Max & Minka

(Jeff Perlman, clarinet & saxophone; Jake Shulman-Ment, violin; Jeanette Lewicki, accordion; Ron Caswell, tuba; Timothy Quigley, drums & percussion; plus special guests) These musicians have been bringing their infectious Eastern European grooves to weddings, cafes and dance clubs around NYC. Drawing upon their own travels throughout the former Soviet bloc, their performance will feature Klezmer music, Gypsy (Rom) music, Balkan music and an exploration of the common ground in between. www.romanska.net

Friday July 8, 8:30pm
(Paul Shapiro, saxophone, vocals; Babi Floyd, vocals; Cilla Owens, vocals; Tony Lewis, drums; Booker King, bass; Brian Mitchelll, piano) Back in the 30s and 40s bluesy, comedic, swing musicians like Louie Jordan and Cab Calloway made some great music that still sounds fresh today. Yiddish was a pretty active street language in New York City at that time, and it was woven into the music. You had Slim Gaillard singing "Matzo Balls", Mildred Bailey recording "A Bee Gezindt", and Calloways hysterical yiddish/gibberish cantillation intro to "Ot Azoy" (That's the Way). Paul Shapiro celebrates this interplay of 40s hipster swing with some Yiddish thrown in at the Cornelia Street Caf. Calling it the Ribs and Brisket Revue*, the saxophonist/composer features Babi Floyd, (of Keith Richard's Expensive Winos et al) and Cilla Owens (one of New Yorks best kept secrets). They will be backed by musicians from Pauls CD Midnight Minyan, on Tzadik Records, which was released last year. *Paul was visited in a dream state by the ghost of Fats Waller who convinced him that R&B originally stood for Ribs & Brisket

Friday july 8, 10:30pm
(Jay Vilnai, guitar; Jeremy Powell, reeds; Skye Steel, violin; Mike Savino, bass; Kevin Garcia, percussion) Vampire Suit draws on Jay Vilnai's unique musical heritage as a Russian-Romanian-Polish descendant raised in Jerusalem around a mix of contemporary and traditional Jewish and Arab music, with a soul for rock n'roll and a BFA in jazz. Couple that with a passion for Bartok and Stravinsky and you end up with all original music that draws on all those influences to create something akin to traditional music for a generation that has so many traditions it calls his. Balkan and Middle-Eastern rhythms are prominent, backed by 20th century composing concepts and jazz improvising. The music has enduring beauty that touches on the heart of the Middle East's musical culture while exhibiting western flair. Open improvisations and the spirit of the belly dance coexist, encouraging the traditional undulated hip movements as a supplement to the solid instrumentation.... -Frank Rubolino Cadence Magazine The result is a highly personal musical texture that takes you from the tribal dances of North Africa to the marshes of the Balkans. A musical journey that is at once personal and global, music that is at the same time unmistakably modern, yet feels old and familiar, a new tradition for a generation that hails from so many traditions. 'Vilnai and his vampires get high marks for their utter unpredictability from track to track, their sheer joy they get from and give to the music and the various textures and sounds that emerge.' - Budd Kopman, All About Jazz To help create that sound Vampire Suit draws on the talents of young New York musicians that have had experience in different musical settings and cultures. The musical vision is realized with the help of players that have played jazz, rock, Arab music, Balkan music, African music and more. With a deep understanding and respect to all this music they are able to tap into something new that arises from all of these influences. 'If Bram Stoker's imaginary Transylvania had a jazz scene, the music might sound something like this.' -Jazz Review www.vilnaismusic.com

Saturday July 9, 9:00pm & 10:30pm
-music to make you dance, kiss and scream
(Sarah Alden, violin; Rima Fand, violin; Kaia Wong, violin; Sxip Shirey, resophonic guitar, melodica, bullhorn harmonica; Aaron Goldsmith, Guitarron) An explosive mash of Romanian Gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, salty tangos, hard rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beats and Appalachian fiddle played on three violins, resophonic gitar, bullhorn harmonica and mariachi bass. The members of the Orchestii come from different backgrounds and scenes in New York City but share a love of the music that people all over the world listen to while drinking, dancing and weeping. Sxip Shirey is an international circus composer, Sarah Alden is an old time Appalachian fiddle player, Rima Fand is an experimental theater composer, Kaia Wong plays MOOG in an electronic band and Aaron Goldsmith has played in goth, funk and old-world music ensembles. A punky five-piece string band, The Luminescent Orchestrii plays renditions of Appalachian and Gypsy tunes that run from lively and infectious to deeply melancholy. Its original compositions and varied interpretations of traditional melodies are like tiny, richly arranged musical adventures. Time Out NY (NYC, NY) www.lumi.org

Sunday July 10, 8:30pm
(lineup to follow)
Trumpeter and vocalist Susan Watts represents the youngest generation of an exciting klezmer dynasty that reaches back to the Jewish Ukraine of the 19th century, beginning with her great grandfather, bandleader and composer, Joseph Hoffman. A fourth generation musician, Susan is the sole living purveyor of a klezmer style trumpet and sound which electrified Jewish American audiences for decades. Her engaging voice and one of a kind vocal style will carry you through a full gamut of emotions, will inspire you and send chills up your spine. Audiences around the world are dazzled and delighted by Susans unique virtuosity. Daughter of the great Klezmer drummer, Elaine Hoffman Watts and granddaughter of the renowned xylophonist and percussionist Jacob Hoffman, Susan is continuing her familys legacy. Her repertoire is comprised of tunes that were handed down to her by her great grandfather, grandfather and mother. This rich repertoire includes many original songs written for weddings, family members and joyous occasions. In addition to performing with a variety of noted Klezmer musicians from around the world, Susan has shared the stage with Dudu Fischer, Theodore Bikel, Claire Barry, Boban Markovic, DJ So-Called, Alicia Svigals, Margot Leverett, Henkus Netsky, among others. Susan is a member of Frank Londons Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Mikveh, and The Klez Dispensers. Recently, she scored and recorded the soundtrack for the award winning film, Breath and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary on Philadelphia klezmer, A Joyful Noise. Susan teaches at klezmer festivals, is an ambassador for womens rights around the world and loves good coffee, fine vodka, singing and playing her trumpet.

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July 01, 2005

Divahn in San Francisco

Thursday, July 14
Cafe Du Nord
7:30 pm (doors open)
2170 Market Street (at 15th)
Cash bar and dinner menu all night
Purchase tickets: $12 in advance at www.cafedunord.com or $15 at the door.
For dinner reservations call (415) 861-5016
Amy Tobin (creator of The Esther Show and Lilith, the Musical) plays a short solo set at 8:30, followed by a full Divahn concert.

Posted by jmwc at 10:46 AM

June 22, 2005


Sunday 26th June 7pm 11pm
Jonathan Freedland, Howard Jacobson, Patrick Marber, ZOHAR live, Tracy Ann Oberman, Lisa Appignanesi, Andrew Renton and more SPIEL @ the ICA and the new Jewish Community Centre for London Institute of Contemporary Art, London,
Price: 12 /11 concessions /10 ICA members.

At SPIEL, four guests Howard Jacobson, Tracy Ann Oberman, Lisa Appignanesi, Andrew Renton, with host Jonathan Freedland, will chew the fat over contemporary cultural events with Jewish content, surrounded by sneak live previews of new albums, plays, performance and books by visiting bands, actors and contemporary dancers.
We will feature the live premiere of Patrick Marbers new play Hoop Lane, performed by Trevor Peacock, Marcia Warren and Rory Kinnear, a sneak preview of ZOHARs forthcoming album Do You Have Any Faith? plus dj Lemez Lovas (Resonance FM / Oi Va Voi) in the bar after the show.
Discussion includes Tate Moderns forthcoming solo show of the work of Frida Kahlo, Jonathan Safran Foers new book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and the film Paradise Grove showing at the Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, accompanied by visuals and short film screenings.
Produced by YaD Arts
www.ica.org.uk &
Sunday 24th July 6pm 1am Oi Va Voi and friends present Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12 6pm 1a.m. 5.

After another total roadblock, Radio Gagarin is back with the next in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer socialist shakedowns at the NHAC. The Commissar pledges exclusive new music from Oi Va Voi plus special guests, performance and djs. Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat. www.yadarts.com
PLUS check out Taskovski Films award-winning Czech Dream, showing at the ICA from this weekend. Czech Dream follows two film students who used a state grant to promote the opening of an entirely fictitious big-box mega-market in a Prague field. The resulting scandal, alternately hilarious and discomfiting, illuminates the waking nightmare of consumerism in a country still adjusting to the strengths and pitfalls of the concept. www.sodapictures.com + www.ica.org.uk

Posted by jmwc at 09:13 AM

March 16, 2005

Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism

Sunday 20th March 4pm - 1am
Oi Va Voi and friends present
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
4pm - 1a.m. Free before 6pm, 5 after.

Oi Va Voi & friends proudly present the first in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer shakedowns at the NHAC. Exclusive new music from Oi Va Voi plus the Rohan Theatre Band live on stage, special guest musicians, sound/art/poetry/circus/puppet theatre/video installations for the Proletariat featuring state artists Moshikop, Adrian Philpott, Zoe Klinger and Anita Rickwood; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Lemez Lovas, Max Reinhardt, Starets & special Siberian guest DK Heretic sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til the phat politburo sings. Early evening come to feed your soul with borscht 'n' blinis in the Soviet kitschen, explore Marxist dialectic over the chess boards and escape the capitalist running dogs for a few revolutionary moments in the Kinodrom with award-winning Czech, Russian and Bosnian shorts plus a feast of new and classic animation in the legendary Jan Svankmajer style... and it's free before six...
Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat. www.yadarts.com

Posted by jmwc at 11:51 AM

March 13, 2005

Di bostoner klezmer Plus Kaplan and Rushefsky

Shed those winter blues at a lively concert on the first day of spring, Sunday, March 20, 2:30 P.M. at the intimate concert space at the Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St. in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA (617-876-6060)

In a double bill of dynamic klezmer music and Yiddish song, two up-and-coming groups will present material from their new CDs. Di bostoner klezmer is the dynamic trio which plays rarely-heard and newly composed music, including a suite for melodica written by Brian Bender. Their accordionist, Christina Crowder is a former member of the world-famous di naye kapelye. Hankus (Klezmer Conservatory Band) Netsky says the group "breathes new life into traditional, old-country klezmer!"

The acclaimed duo Kaplan and Rushefsky bring to life rarely heard gems of traditional and original Yiddish song accompanied by the tsimbl and balaban. Rushefsky has played and recorded with some of the leading lights of the klezmer revival including Alicia Svigls, Joel Rubin, and Steve Greenman.

Suggested admission is $8/$5 for seniors and kids. For more information, see www.zeitgeist-gallery.org. For sound samples of dbk go to www.yiddishmusic.com; for K & R go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/rushefsky. The gallery can be reached by busses #69, 91, & 83 from Harvard Sq/Lechmere, Sullivan Station/Central Square, and Central Square/N. Cambridge respectively.

Artists bios are:
Christina Crowder, started playing accordion in college at the behest of her Finnish grandmother, throwing many years of classical piano lessons out the window. After being swept off her feet by an exuberant Hungarian Czardas in 1990, she lived in eastern Europe for almost10 years performing with the world-renowned Budapest-based klezmer ensemble Di Naye Kapelye, and spent two years doing field work on contemporary and archival Jewish music in Romania as a Fulbright scholar from 1999-2001.

Brian Bender, trombone, keyboard, melodica, composer, has performed klezmer music at Carnegie Hall, the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton, and in Israel, Alaska and Egypt. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, former instructor at KlezKamp, and a much-sought-after performer, Brian heads his own jazz band and plays regularly with world music, Celtic, contradance and Dixieland bands.

Rebecca Kaplan (voacals, piano, buben/drum) has created a vibrant performance style for Yiddish folk song. She holds degrees in music from the University of Rochester and Indian University and has performed with many klezmer bands.

Pete Rushefsky is a leading revivalist of the tsimbl, or Jewish hammered dulcimer. He performs and records with some of the finest practitioners of traditional klezmer music. A popular instructor at KlezKamp and KlezKanada including Joel Rubin, Alicia Svigls, and Steven Greenman

Dena Ressler, clarinet & bandleader is an instructor at KlezKamp, and has taught at the summer Klezmer Institute at the New England Conservatory of Music, and a seminar about klezmer history.

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