Yearly Archives: 2009

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.…

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer Music

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra
in Wilmington and Brevard, NC, and
Columbia, SC

Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere
performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following

Oneg Shemesh at Mt. Sinai

Oneg invited you to “Oneg Shemesh Opening for Karduner ” on
Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00pm.
Event: Oneg Shemesh Opening for Karduner
Start Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8:30pm
Where: Mt. Sinai Jewish Center,
135 Bennett Ave,
New York, NY

Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, to Perform
Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

“Devil May Care, a one-woman cabaret show featuring Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a
vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Sunday, November 15, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets, Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or


Manhattan’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom and The Riverside Church are proud to
jointly present Celebrating Life!, a concert to raise funds for the Project People
Foundation (PPF) and the women and children of South Africa’s townships.

PPF is a New York-based non-profit organization founded in 1995 that builds bridges
between caring communities in the United States and women and students in South
Africa. PPF is helping South Africans as they strive for economic independence and
access to education despite the challenges of apartheid’s legacy, AIDS and poverty.

The concert will be held on October 29, 2009 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West
83rd Street, Manhattan, starting at 6:30pm. It will feature a number of distinguished
musical artists, among them Diana Solomon-Glover, noted soprano soloist at The
Riverside Church, and Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor at Rodeph Sholom.…

Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry

Academicians in the field of Sephardic and Mizrahi studies are invited to submit articles and contribute to this innovative, new journal. Among the many benefits of publishing with the journal is the short time span between submission and publishing compared to other journals. Moreover, the journal is free, fully online, and easily accessible to the general public via the journal website.

Part of FIU’s President Navon Program, the Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry has been an ongoing, interdisciplinary project which draws upon the expertise of leading scholars in the field and seeks to cover all aspects of the Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish experience.

The journal is a refereed, peer reviewed and interdisciplinary academic journal. Created to fill a lacuna in academic publications, the journal’s purpose is to provide an online platform for scholars to publish original, academic work that explores salient aspects within this burgeoning field of study.…

Klezmographers at Kavehoyz

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 1133 Broadway, 2nd floor conference rm, 26th st. NYC
Monthly Kavehoyz of Congress for Jewish Culture in NEW LOCATION corner 26th st. with the KLEZMOGRAPHERS – Eleonore Biezunski , Madeline Solomon and Pete Rushefsky. donation: $9.00

One Day Seminar on the Jews of India

Wednesday, October 14
Travel U: One Day Seminar on the Jews of India
Jewish Museum, Manhattan
10:30am to 5:30pm
Five scholars will present the Jewish history, art, culture and communities
of India.
Rabbi Marvin Tokayer,
“In Search of the Unknown Jewish Experience in India”

Dr. Susan Braunstein, Curator
“The Jewish Museum’s collection of Indian Art”

Rahel Musleah
“Jewish Indian Music performance and The Jews of Calcutta”

Dr. Ken Robbins
“The Jews of Kerala” (including Pardesi Synagogue and Judaica)

Stephen Richter, Street Photographer
“India through its People Photographic Lecture”

Rabbi Marvin Tokayer
“Fascinating Heroes of Cochin”

Dr. Aryeh Maidenbaum
Jewish Museum Travel Representative

Indian Dance Performance Sponsored by Tourism India, plus traditional Indian
Henna Painting
Members: $110 by October 1, $135 at the door
Non-members: $135
Participants in the Museum’s upcoming India travel program may enjoy
complimentary admission.…


A website, Chazzunes has gathered numerous YouTube videos of various cantors from historical images as well as the current day and listed them alphabetically by the name of the hazzan. It also has links and ads for events and recordings of cantors and you can follow entries on twitter or facebook. Chazzunes for the modern age.


Launching of National Cantorial Scholarship Initiative
On Thursday, November 12, 2009, legendary American Jewish composer,
singer, and recording artist, Debbie Friedman, will be the featured
performer at a concert to benefit Hebrew Union College – Jewish
Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and its School of Sacred Music (SSM).

“Debbie & Friends” will also include performances by The Afro-Semitic
Experience, HaZamir (the International Jewish High School Choir), The
Western Wind, HUC-JIR Alumni, Faculty and Students, as well as surprise
guests. All will be performing the music of the woman who the Jerusalem
has called a “phenomenon” and the New York Times has lauded for
creating “a powerful and euphoric body of work.”

In 2007, Debbie was appointed to the Faculty of the Hebrew Union College
– School of Sacred Music and the fact that the concert is a benefit in
support of HUC-JIR and the SSM is something that is of great importance
to her.…

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
From melancholy midnight meditations to funky/punky affirmations of the One, the Breslov Bar Band explores musical expressions of the Breslov Chassidim from the traditional to the contemporary… Rock, Middle-Eastern, Punk, Jazz… it’s all there!

The group’s repertoire includes old dveykus melodies and ecstatic nigunim, as well as contemporary Breslov folk and rock music. The band members combine their passion for Jewish music with their strong roots in rock, jazz, and world music.
The band:
Binyomin Ginzberg – keys/vox/vibrandoneon
Mike Cohen – reeds
Allen Watsky – electric guitar
Yoshie Fruchter- bass
Rich Huntley – drums

$15 cover
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Music at 8 PM
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Carlebach Shul
305 West 79th Street
New York, NY
Email: or

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
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.

Mount Zion Holiday Party

Monday, October 5, 2009 at 5:00pm to
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 11:00pm
Location: Mount Zion — Courtyard of Diaspora Yeshiva — Near Zion Gate/Old City Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Come enjoy the Sucoth Festival (Simchat Bet Hashoevah) at the Diaspora Yeshivah near Davids tomb.

Time: Monday and Tuesday the 5th and 6th of October. Music begins at 5:00pm
Location: Disaspora Yeshiva Courtyard — 1 Mount Zion.
Performances by: Itzik Orlev (tuesday), Chayim Dovid (monday) Yosef Karduner (tuesday), Sinai Tor (monday), Aharit Hayamim Hai (tuesday), Simcha Abrahamson of the Diaspora Yeshiva Band (monday and tuesday), Chazan Ben Bennet (monday and tuesday), Reuven Bekar (monday and tuesday), Ben Zion Lehrer (monday and tuesday), Yehuda Menasha, HZB and more!!

Giant Succah * Children’s activities from 2:00pm * Event open until 11:00pm

Soul Aviv CD Release

Soul Aviv SoulAviv has produced a CD of the same name. The vocal group is located in Santa Barbara, CA. Members are three women: Erin Berkowitz, Jamie Green, (vocals and percussion) and Liat Wasserman all singing with Rob Raede, vocals and guitar. The recording features music aimed at “tikkun olam” or making the world a better place… featuring the sounds of gospel, soul, reggae. Additional tracks include a number of original songs by Rob Raede featuring Jewish themes. The album’s vocal focus is energetic and highly entertaining. Some of the songs are “standards” recorded many times, such as “Wade in the Water” and “Rivers of Babylon/One Love” which joins a traditional gospel tune to Bob Marley’s hit, or “Oh Had I a Golden Thread by Pete Seeger.…

Leo Zeitlin Chamber Music Comes to Life in New Critical Edition

Leo Zeitlin Chamber Music The music world involved in the revival of Jewish national music or recovery of early twentieth century art music of the first order will be dazzled by the new critical edition of Leo Zeitlin’s Chamber Music published by AR Editions, and edited by musicologist and professors Paula Eisenstein Baker and Robert S. Nelson. Texts are presented in original Yiddish, Hebrew, transliterations and English translation.

But who was Leo Zeitlin? It’s not a name in currency today, but is likely to be more familiar now that musicians will have a chance to perform this music, and it is highly recommended that college and university libraries purchase the volume. All but two of the selections are class art pieces based on Jewish themes.

Zeitlin, also known as Leyb or Lev Tseytlin or in Russian as Lev Mordukhovich Tseitlin, was born in Pinsk (now part of Belarus) in 1884.…

Breslov Bar Band Show

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.

From melancholy midnight meditations to funky/punky affirmations of the One, the Breslov Bar Band explores musical expressions of the Breslov Chassidim from the traditional to the contemporary… Rock, Middle-Eastern, Punk, Jazz… it’s all there!

The group’s repertoire includes old dveykus melodies and ecstatic nigunim, as well as contemporary Breslov folk and rock music. The band members combine their passion for Jewish music with their strong roots in rock, jazz, and world music.

The band:
Binyomin Ginzberg – keys/vox/vibrandoneon
Mike Cohen – reeds
Allen Watsky – electric guitar
Yoshie Fruchter- bass
Rich Huntley – drums


$15 cover
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Music at 8 PM
Carlebach Shul
305 West 79th Street
New York, NY
Email: or

Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra World Premiere

Composer Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following dates.

October 24 – 8 PM at Kenan Auditorium of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Rd. in Wilmington, NC. The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will be led by conductor Dr. Steven Errante. More about the concert and the Symphony at

November 15 – 3 PM at Porter Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr. in Brevard, NC. The Brevard Philharmonic will be led by their Conductor and Artistic Director Donald Portnoy. More about the concert and the Philharmonic at

November 17 – 7:30 PM at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St.…

Metropolitan Klezmer at The Whitehall in Riverdale

Metropolitan Klezmer will appear
Sunday, November 15, 2009
1PM – seating open, snacks provided
2:00pm – 4:00pm
at The Whitehall (downstairs: ballroom)
3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (corner 232nd St), Riverdale
Bronx, NY
For further information, visit
Two full concert sets & nosh included with ticket!
($18 /Children 12 & under: $10)
Ample street parking; express busses BxM1 & BxM2 from Manhattan; #1 subway to 232nd St stop, then Bx 10 or Bx 20 bus from 231st & B’way to 232nd & HHP stop.

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER iinstrumental quintet special:
Pam Fleming-trumpet,
Debra Kreisberg– clarinet and sax,
Ismail Butera-accordion,
George Rush-bass,
Eve Sicular-drums

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble in Berkeley

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.

VENUE: Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
One Block from UC Berkeley Campus. 15 minute walk from
Telephone: 510 549 3864
TICKETS: $12 general, $8 students/seniors/disabled
(suggested donation)
No one turned away for lack of funds.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door.

Julie Silver will appear at Boston Jewish Spirit 5th

Julie Silver, the lyrical guitar performer of contemporary Jewish and secular music, will be part of the celebrate Boston Jewish Spirit’s fifth anniversary. The concert happens Sunday, October 18, 2009
at 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury Street , Boston, MA
David Kates, pianist and producer of Julie’s just released CD “Reunion” and New England’s own Dov Schiller on percussion will accompany Julie.
For more information contact:

Music of the Jewish People Online Course

There’s still room and time to sign up! The “Music of the Jewish People,” a full semester, tremendously fun online course at the college level is being offered by Hebrew College. I’m teaching this course for HC, and looking forward to a variety of participants, from college students and up, from anywhere in the US or abroad. I understand that there is still time to sign up to get credits (better hurry and not forget to sign upafter Rosh Hashanah!)

You can also take the course as a “non-credit” course and many people not needing the course for a degree may choose that route. Either way, for credit or non-credit, I’m expecting it to be exciting.

Course Description:
Have you ever wondered what Jews sang in synagogue in Colonial America?…

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

Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova

The Center for Jewish History and
Center for Traditional Music and Dance present:
Monday, September 21 at 7:00pm
“The Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova”
The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series
Curated by Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D.
New York University / Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem

Lecture: Walter Zev Feldman discusses the cultural history of
this area of ethnic transformation and his recent expedition
which discovered musicians of mixed ancestry still
performing traditional Jewish music in his father’s hometown
of Edinets. A reception will follow the event.

$15 general, $10 CJH, CTMD members

Major support for the Center for Traditional Music and
Dance’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided by
the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Support was also provided
by the Atran Foundation and public funds from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the
Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.…

Free AR Klezmer Ensemble workshop

The Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be having a free open house on
Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from 7-9 PM
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
The free open house will be followed by six paid sessions
Tuesdays from 7-9 PM:
Sept 22 and 29
Oct 6, 13, 20 and 27
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. $25 for Workmen’s Circle members.
Sessions will take place at the Workmen’s Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between
Park and Madison).…

HaOman Hai Ensemble New CD Kulmus Hanefesh

HaOman Hai Ensemble A new CD by HaOman Hai Ensemble called Kulmus Hanefesh: A musical journey into the Hassidic niggun explores the integration of Jewish folk niggunim and instrumental music from eastern Europe into contemporary Israeli art music. Members of the group include Baruch Brenner, Andre Hajdu, Yair Harel, Nori Jacoby, Jonathan Niv, Eitan Kirsch, and Matti Kovler. Participants are: Avishai Fisz, Roni Mosenson-Nelken and Itamar Ringel
The CD is produced by the Jewish Music Research Centre of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Audition for the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Fall Production of Shulamis

ShulamithAudition for the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Fall Production of Shulamis
Love. Deception. Revenge. Yiddish.
AUDITION FOR THE HARVARD YIDDISH PLAYERS’ FALL PRODUCTION OF SHULAMIS! Audition for Harvard’s landmark production of the most popular Yiddish play of all time – Shulamis: a timeless Biblical operetta of love and deception, of the price of …revenge and the power of forgiveness. Our production will feature a new translation, a new musical score, a live orchestra, masks, avant-garde design elements, and innovative choreography. Songs will be performed in Yiddish (with supertitles), while the dialogue will be in English. NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF YIDDISH REQUIRED. Actors and singers, please come prepared with a song (ideally a musical theater or opera selection). Dancers are encouraged to audition for our dance-only corps. We are looking for actors, dancers, and singers of all ages and backgrounds for a large ensemble cast.…

Habrera Hativeet at Zappa Herzliya

Shlomo invited you to ” Habrera Hativeet הברירה הטבעית חוגגים 30 שנה בזאפה הרצליה עם : מאיר בנאי” on Thursday, September 3 at 8:30pm.
Event: Habrera Hativeet הברירה הטבעית חוגגים 30 שנה בזאפה הרצליה עם : מאיר בנאי
“שלמה בר shlomo bar habrera hativeet”
What: Concert
Host: shlomo bar
Start Time: Thursday, September 3 at 8:30pm
End Time: Thursday, September 3 at 11:30pm
Where: Zappa Herzliya

My Online Course! Music of the Jewish People

New this fall from Hebrew College:
Online courses from the School of Jewish Music

I’m teaching an online course in Jewish music through Hebrew College of Boston. It’s called “Music of the Jewish People.” You won’t have to be able to read music, although of course, that always helps! However, it’s not actually required for taking this course. It’s all online, and there’s no particular “class time.” You “attend” the course completely online, get your resources and discussion online. The course is a college-level course and is intended for individuals who have completed high school and above.

You have to register and pay for the course registration through the Hebrew College.
After September 4th, there is a late registration fee, so register right away!
Anyone interested in taking your course should be directed to the Registrar (Marilyn Jaye – or 617-559-8642).…

Flatbush Waltz

Andy Statman (mandolin) Jim Whitney (bass) and Larry Eagle (drums and percussion) celebrating Dave Grisman’s birthday with a performance of Andy’s “Flatbush Waltz” at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, 23 March 2009. A definite fav

Baltimore Hebrew joins Towson University

The Judaic library of Baltimore Hebrew, the “largest array of Judaica in the mid-Atlantic region outside the Library of Congress,” has been moving this summer to Towson University as part of a planned merger. The library hopes to be open on the second floor of the Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University by the end of August. Read the full story from the Baltimore Sun,0,1015335.story.

Festival Hapiyut

A concert of the music in the Spanish and Portugues tradition with Hazzon Daniel Halfon and Kolot HaEsnoga Singers.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 7pm
Bet Avi Chai
44 King George Street
Festival Hapiyut

Sharon Farber at Beverley Hills

Israeli born Composer Sharon Farber is the Composer in Residence of The Beverly Hills International
Music Festival., which is taking place August 7-17th. One evening will be
dedicated to compositions from top Hollywood Composers. Curated by
Sharon, Voices of Hollywood, Vol. 4, was held the evening of August
12th. Original concert pieces by Film Composers include the World
Premiere of a concert piece by Composer John Debney (The Passion of The
Christ), along with works by the late Michael Kamen (Lethal Weapon), the
late Miklos Rozsa (Ben Hur), Peter Golub (Frozen River), Penka Kouneva (The
Third Nail), Paul Chihara (Death Race 2000), Gernot Wolfgang (The Process)
and Sharon Farber (When Nietzsche Wept).

For the first time, the Festival dedicated one evening, August 13th, to
the music of Israel¹s Composers.…

Mendelssohn’s Elijah SummerSing in Salem MA

You are invited to attended a performance of Felix Mendelsohn’s famous
oratorio, Elijah on Monday, August 24th at 8:00pm. Colman Reaboi will
be singing the title role along with other soloists, chorus and

This is part of The Paul Madore Chorale’s annual SummerSing, and the
audience will be given scores to participate in the chorus, or just to
follow along.

The performance will be held in Salem’s Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Street
in Salem. Tickets are $8, or $6 for senoirs and students. Tickets are
available at the door, or by calling (978) 744-4898.

Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus invites you to join

Do you love to sing? Do you want to share in the joy and meaning that
comes from singing Jewish music in a chorus? Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish
Community Chorus, invites you to join us as we begin our 8th season on
Thursday, September 10, 2009.

Koleinu (“ko-lay-noo”)/Our Voice, a non-audition group of 60+ members
who love learning and singing Jewish music together, is directed by our
dynamic and skilled conductor, Carol Marton. Koleinu meets Thursday
nights from 7:30 to 9:45 PM at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Rd. in Newton

Our first three rehearsals are open, so why not give us a try? No
pressure to join; no prior musical or Jewish experience necessary.
Openrehearsals will be held on 9/10, 9/17, and 9/24 in Hebrew
College(kosher snacks and camaraderie provided).…


The Zamir Chorale of Boston, “America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble,” will hold
auditions for all voice parts on Thursday, September 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre. Auditions are by appointment only
and must be scheduled in advance by emailing

Candidates must have excellent vocal quality, the ability to sight-read music, and
previous choral experience. In addition to the audition, candidates are required
to attend open rehearsals at Hebrew College on Tuesday, September 8, 15, and 22
from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at Hebrew College, from
7:15 to 10:00 p.m., from September through early June.

For more information about Zamir and audition requirements, visit

Sway Machinery’s Musical Extravaganza “Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah”

The Night Before Rosh Hashonah…..
September 17th at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple
“The Sway Machinery Makes The Ancient Modern And The Mythological Real”
– Village Voice

On the heels of their successful New York
City events in 2007 and 2008, JDub Records Presents America’s only indie
rock/Jewish cantorial music group, The Sway Machinery
bringing one of the most unique celebrations of the Jewish new year “Hidden Melodies
Revealed – a Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah”
to Los Angeles for 2009.
This multi-media concert event celebrates Rosh Hashanah in a presentation
that is part ritual, part rock concert. The performance is scheduled for
the night before Rosh Hashanah, on September 17. “Hidden Melodies Revealed”
will also include storytelling and compelling animated films.

The event will take place at 9:00pm

at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
and admission is free.…

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble at Meridian Gallery

Jack Dubowsky left and Fred Morgan right
Meridian Gallery: Composers in Performance Series Presents
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.

Upto Here | From Here CD Release

Vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb releases third album Upto Here | From Here
In stores in USA/Canada and digitally worldwide.
This review came to the JMWC:
With her third full-length album, Israeli-born
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb has elevated to a rarefied level of artistry. On the new album, Upto Here | From
Here, released August 11 on Arogole Records imprint and distributed through ObliqSound, Gottlieb pulls the art
of jazz singing out of its safety zone and infuses it with new possibilities,
exploring the human voice in a way that few contemporary singers can or will. And
Gottlieb does so seemingly nonchalantly, with the panache and authority of an artist
who has been making records for decades, not a mere handful of years.

“Unlike so many singers around her, she explores the textures and styles that her
voice can produce.…

Yuval Ron Concerts in Northern California

August 23: Berkeley, CA – Towards the Days of Awe Concert, 7:30 pm
August 24: Berkeley Hills, CA – “Turning Heart” – Sufi poetry & music, 7:30 pm
August 25: Santa Cruz, CA – Towards the Days of Awe Concert, 7:30 pm
Continue for more information:
Interview with Yuval Ron in Fez Morocco from CNN

Yiddish Radio Winnipeg – Jacques Grober and His Music

Yiddish Radio Show
Sunday August 9/09
Yiddish 2:00 to 2:30 PM CDT (3:00-3:30 PM EDT)
CKJS 810 Winnipeg online live streaming (click on ‘Listen Live’)

Rochelle Zucker decided to dedicate a radio show to the memory of the French Yiddish singer, composer and author Jacques Grober.

Grober was born in Paris in 1951 – the son of Holocaust Survivirs from
Poland. From about 1980 until his death in 2006 – when he was just in his
prime, Grober was vital and important force of the Yiddish music scene in
France. He studied Yiidish singing with the Yiddish legend Sarah Gorby. The more
he became involved with Yiddish, the language of his parents and
grandparents, the more he realized how important it was to create
contemporaty songs in Yiddish so that Yiddish could be continue being heard
as a living language.…

Auditions for Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus

AUDITIONS for 2009 -2010 season
will be held on September 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2009
from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
at The Marseilles, 230 West 103 St, New York, NY.
Knowledge of Yiddish is not required to sing in the Chorus.
Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance by emailing
Cindy at
Rehearsals are held on Mondays at the Marseilles
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM,
from September through early June,
except on Jewish and some national holidays.
First rehearsal is on September 14th.

“Words and Music” by Osborne and Lehrman

I you are anywhere near northeastern Pennsylvania or Long Island, you may wish toattend one of two nearly
identical concerts celebrating the 60th birthdays of Leonard Lehrman and Cantor Charles Osborne, featuring music by both.

Sunday, Aug. 16 2009, 3pm at Jewish Fellowship of Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA
Admission by donation

Thursday Aug. 20 2009, 7:30pm at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY
Admission is free.

Premiering Osborne and Lehrman’s settings of a text by William Austin, “Words and Music,”
along with Leonard Lehrman’s duet setting of Mascha Kal=Eko’s “Liebeslied.”
The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus will sing two choral pieces of Lehrman
and one of Osborne’s at the Roslyn concert.
Both concerts will open with a “The Ballad of Adam and Eve” by Elie Siegmeister
and Langston Hughes, premiered 30 years ago at
Siegmeister’s 70th birthday concert at Carnegie Recital Hall.…

Eyal Maoz Upcoming Club Events

Lots of music in the City!
Great night of four concerts –
Best indie/new wave/avantgarde of NYC
Thursday, August 13 at 9 PM till 1 AM
9 PM Queening
10 PM Martin Bisis’s band
11 PM Eyal Maoz’s Edom (Tzadik Records) at
12 AM Prayertown
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.

About Eyal Maoz’s Edom (Tzadik Records. Listen at
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.…

” Le MANIFESTE ” – Mouvement pour une Paix juste et durable

” Le MANIFESTE ” – Mouvement pour une Paix juste et durable –
vous informe :

Concert exceptionnel de Daniel Barenboïm et l’orchestre
West-Eastern Divan (120 musiciens venus de tout le Proche-Orient)/
Plus d’info :

Vendredi 7 août 2009 à 20h30
Victoria Hall de Genève
Ouverture des portes à 19h30
Programme :
Franz Liszt Les Préludes, Poème symphonique
Richard Wagner Prélude et Mort d’Isolde

Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Dans le cadre des concerts de la Ville de Genève
en collaboration avec ” le Manifeste ”
L’orchestre West-Eastern Divan, fondé par Daniel Barenboïm et Edward Saïd
fête ses 10 ans d’existence cet été.
Vente de billets :
Location au guichet
Alhambra, rue de la Rôtisserie 10, lu-ve 10h-18h, sa 10h-17h Tél : 0800
418 418
Arcade d’information de la Ville de Genève, Pont de la Machine 1
lu-ve 12h-17h30, ma-ve 9h-17h30, sa 10h-16h30
Genève-Tourisme, rue du Mont-Blanc 18 lu 10h-18h, ma-sa 9h-18h, di 10h-16h
Location sur place une heure avant chaque concert

Prix des places : Frs 35.- 45.-
Billets de soutien (nombre de places limitées) à frs.…

Up On The Roof: Divahn at JCC in NYC

Thu, Jul 23, 2009
8:00 PM
An all female band led by Galeet Dardashti takes over the JCC’s rooftop with their lyric, rhythmic and energetic grooves which redefine Middle Eastern and Sephardic music with a sophisticated 21st century sound, an international flair with music in Hebrew, Persian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ladino, and Turkish.

$8.00 Member
$10.00 Non-Member

Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.)
: For tix click here or
please call 646-505-5708.


July 25 6:00 p.m. the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, GM Theater, Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
For more info about the event or to order tickets please visit: Or call the museum:

Sunday, July 26 the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Bicentennial Park in Olympia
Fields, Illinois, under a huge tent, 3-6 pm for more information please call
708-799-4364 or send e-mails to Please
visit the web site for more info:

Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m., the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Arsenal Center
for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Massachusetts for more
information please call 617-923-0100 or visit

TOHU veBOHU Musique klezmer et arabo-andalouse

Dimanche 19 juillet 2009 à 20h15
Ancien Palace de Caux sur Montreux (VD)
Entrée libre, collecte.
Informations: Initiatives & Changement
Tél: 021 961 91 11

“Au début, la terre n’était que tohu-bohu; les ténèbres étaient sur la
face de l’abîme…” C’est dans ce tohu-bohu que jaillit la lumière et que
débuta la création du monde, dans lequel l’homme reçut pour commandement
de mettre de l’ordre. De nos jours, les guerres, les génocides, les
injustices, les épurations ethniques, les violations de la dignité et des
droits humains sont autant de preuves que la mission de l’homme sur la
Terre n’est pas achevée !

Pour aller -modestement- dans ce sens, le projet Tohu veBohu rassemble
des musiciens d’origine culturelle et religieuse juive et arabe. Il
montre qu’une coexistence musicale et amicale est possible et que, à
défaut de changer le monde, la connaissance de “l’autre” peut nous aider
à nous changer nous-mêmes, à progresser vers la compréhension, la
tolérance et la paix.…


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….

Ilana Cravitz workshop in Cambridge

Sunday 19 July
Klezmer Workshop
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Ilana Cravitz (fiddle),teaches klezmer tunes and style, including modes,
ornamentation and accompaniment, and even few dance steps.

Cost: £13
To register email Marc Jackson on or call him on 07846
379 370

9-14 August

KlezFest London
SOAS, Vernon Square campus, Kings Cross, London

A fantastic week of playing, singing and dancing. Includes workshops, jams,
a tribute evening on 10 August for Jim Marcovitch (see and a concert at the Jazz Cafe (12
August). See for more details.

Sunday 6 September
Simcha in the Park
Regents Park, London

An opportunity to dance with Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom all afternoon to
the UK’s foremost klezmer bands. See for more details.

Free event …

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express Thursday

New York–
Free and outdoors, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, 2nd Ave and 10th St.
Come see Alicia and her band for free! A presentation of the Third
Street Music School Settlement’s Music in Abe Lebewohl Park concert
series. Featuring Aaron Alexander, drums, Brian Glassman, bass, and
Patrick Farrell, accordion.

In front of St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery at 10th St. and 2nd Ave. NY
Concert held rain or shine — in case of rain it moves onto the
portico of the church.

Click here for more info about the
Abe Lebewohl concert series

For more about Alicia, visit her website

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

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
By Bus: M20 downtown or uptown, M6 uptown, M21 crosstown



The final two concerts of The Jewish Museum’s popular
SummerNights series are on Thursday evenings, July 16 and 23. On July
16, SLAVIC SOUL PARTY! performs virtuosic new brass band music
incorporating diverse influences, and on July 23, Ljova and the
Kontraband offer a mix of Eastern-European melodies, Latin rhythms and
jazz-inspired improvisations. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm. The Jewish
Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Tickets for each concert are $15 for the general public; $12
for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For
further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public
may call 212.423.3337 or visit

KlezCalifornia Upcoming July events

Put these exciting July events on your calendar now:

Sunday, July 12, 4:00-6:00pm, Festival volunteer get-together, for those interested in helping next February’s Yiddish Culture Festival. Palo Alto. (Read story in Newsletter)

Sunday, July 19, 2:00-4:00pm, Yidishe Salon far flisik reders. If you can understand and participate in conversations conducted exclusively in Yiddish, email for information on this Salon, which will be held in Berkeley.

Saturday, July 25, 5:00-7:00pm, Klezmakers dinner concert and dancing at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos.

To get the full story Click here for KlezCalifornia Newsletter

London in August IZ YIDISH UN KLEZ

Sunday 2 – Friday 7 August
Ot Azoy! This is the way – to Speak, Read and Write Yiddish in a week!
JMI famous crash course in Yiddish language and culture for beginners to advanced students
SOAS, University of London
Details and Registration 020 8909 2445
Presented by the Jewish Music Institute


Sunday 9 – Friday 14 August
JMI KlezFest London

A week-long intensive, inspiring and fun-packed Summer School of traditional Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance for professionals and amateurs (grade 5 and above) of all ages and backgrounds. Focus on how to teach klezmer music and dance; playing in ensembles and learning by ear. Students can mix and match between playing, dancing and singing. Performances led by students and professionals at SOAS, Kings Cross Station, the Jazz Café and local bars.…

Music In Jewish Education at Gratz College

Music In Jewish Education
Monday July 27 – Friday, July 31
Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, Professor of Music and Education

Discover ways music can be used to enhance the teaching of Bible, holidays, history, Israel, Jewish values and Hebrew. Explore methods and materials for using music in formal and informal settings and at different age levels. If you love Jewish music, this class is for you, whether you’re an experienced musician or a general classroom teacher.

Take this class for the love of learning, to earn credit toward licensure, or to begin an academic program leading to a career in Jewish music.
For more information

Women’s Klezmer Summit (Not for Women Only!)

Come for a day, or come for the week! July 5-10
At Circle Lodge, Workmen’s Circle’s famed adult lodge adjacent to
historic Camp Kinder Ring in Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County NY.

Featuring leaders of the klezmer and new Yiddish song revivals:
violinist Alicia Svigals, vocalist Adrienne Cooper, trumpeter Susan
Watts, drummer/film historian Eve Sicular, vocalist Shauna Kanter,
and more.

To reserve call 845.221-2771 ext. 110, check out the link at or email

Each day begins with a voice workshop conducted by Shauna Kanter of
the famed Voice Theater Workshop. Catch daily lectures, panels,
concerts, and hands-on workshops and coaching on klezmer history and
making new Yiddish music personal – from Eve’s J. Edgar Klezmer and
her famed Yiddish Celluloid Closet lec/dem on the gay subtext in
Yiddish film to Alicia’s Klezmer Unfettered, amazing collaborations
and road stories, to Susan Watt’s wild tales of klezmer family life,
and Adrienne’s legendary Memoir of Gluckl of Hameln and her Every
Mother’s Son antiwar song concert.…

Zamir Chorale of Boston at NAJCF

Zamir will help kick off the
festivities on opening night of the 20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. Congratulations to Mati Lazar
and the Zamir Choral Foundation on two decades of bringing Jewish choral music to
musicians from all over the United States. For more information, go to

Koleinu in Boston

Koleinu, Boston s Jewish Community Chorus, was founded in 2002 by Hazzan Scott
, of the Jewish Music Institue of Hebrew College, and by Larry Kozinn to
provide a place open to all to learn, sing and perform Jewish choral music. Carol
, known for her work in Jewish choral music, is the founding Artistic

Since that time, Koleinu has given concerts for enthusiastic audiences at synagogues
all around Greater Boston, at Hebrew College and annually at Hebrew Senior Life. In
the fall of 2009, Koleinu represented Boston at an historic concert in Providence,
RI, marking the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht a sold-out, multimedia production
that featured 200 adult and youth voices, full orchestra, and narration by Leonard
Nimoy. In the spring of 2008, Koleinu spearheaded Voices Raised Against Violence,
a collaborative concert of Jewish and Gospel music, to benefit an anti-violence and
leadership development program for Boston s youth.…


Samedi 4 juillet 2009 à 20h30

chants et musiques judéo-espagnols

Fondation Crêt-Bérard,
CH-1070 Puidoux (VD)

Tarif: 20 CHF /10 CHF
Informations: Atelier Romand de Langues Bibliques
tél +4121 946 03 60 fax: +4121 946 03 78

Les sefaradim, Juifs expulsés d’Espagne en 1492 se sont réfugiés dans
l’Empire ottoman, en Afrique du Nord et dans plusieurs pays d’Europe. Ils
y ont emmené leur langue, le judéo-espagnol (ou ladino), leur culture et
leurs chants, qui furent ainsi transmis de génération en génération.

Ce répertoire, constamment enrichi et renouvelé, a permis aux Juifs de
la diaspora séfarade d’affirmer leur culture particulière: juive et
espagnole. Et même si la Shoah a interrompu la transmission orale
traditionnelle des chants judéo-espagnols, ce patrimoine suscite
désormais un regain d’intérêt dans le monde entier.…