Monthly Archives: June 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).

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band in Brooklyn

June 27, 2012

Gala Brooklyn Jazz/Klezmer Concert with
The Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band
Directed by Rabbi Greg Wall and Frank London
Wednesday, June 27th 8:30PM
Ocean Parkway Jewish Center
550 Ocean Parkway • Brooklyn, NY 11218
(between Ditmas Ave. and 18th Ave.)
Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Cost: $12 if pre-registered; $15 at the door
PROMO code “OPJC-ML” price is $10
To register:

Once you register, you will be assigned your own referral code, and you will get credit for friends that attend events organized by Jewish Singles Galaxy, as well as credit for referrals they make to their friends. Like a coffee punch-card, as credits accrue, you will be able to attend future functions for free.…

Lori Cahan-simon Ensemble in Chicago

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Goodman Auditorium • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 9603 Woods Drive • Skokie, Illinois

The Chicago YIVO Society presents the 2nd Annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert featuring The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble in a program of, “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart ”
Lori Cahan-Simon, vocals; Steve Greenman, violin; Walt Mahovlich, accordion

Mikhl Gelbart set to music the works of over a hundred poets and dramatists, including Y.L. Peretz and Avrom Reyzen. His beloved songs have been taught not only in this country, but around the world, and have been recorded or sung by just about every singer of Yiddish song.

General Admission $10 • Museum Members FREE but reservations required
Online (preferred) — click on “Museum Events” or phone 847.967.4889

Andy Statman Named NEA National Heritage Fellow

“In 1982 the National Endowment for the Arts established the NEA National Heritage Awards as a way of honoring American folk artists for their contributions to our national cultural mosaic. Modelled after the Japanese “National Living Treasures” concept, the idea began with Bess Lomax Hawes, then director of the Folk Arts Program…. The NEA annually awards one-time-only National Heritage Fellowships for master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships are intended to recognize the recipients’ artistic excellence and support their continuing contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.” This year, Andy Statman, klezmer clarinetist and mandolinist, has been named a fellow along with 8 other Americans in the Folk Arts for his life time of achievement in folk music, including Jewish klezmer music. A full biographical page appears on the NEA website:
Congratulations to Andy!…

Lorin Sklamberg at CJH

Lorin Sklamberg, famed singer and member of the Klezmatics, will be
performing at the Mordkhe Schaechter Memorial Program, Sunday, June 24 at 2:30 at
the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011. The
main speaker will be Dr. Kalman Weiser who will be speaking on “Max Weinreich
in America.” Gitl Schaechter Viswanath will speak on “Mordkhe Schaechter
as a Father.” This is an all-Yiddish program. Lyrics of the songs will be
available in translation as will an English synopsis of the main lecture.
Suggested donation $5.00. Tickets may be reserved. 212-868-4444

Merkavah Ingathering Holy Sistas Drum Circle

14 Misgav Ladach (upstairs, brown gate) Old City, JAHrusalem 057-314-4821
8:30 pm – AUDELIA ZAGOURY: An acclaimed vocalist from Morocco & Spain, will be singing a medley of styles, some of which we’ll know & can sing/play along.

9: 15 pm – SHOSHANA RIVKA: performs original chizuk songs & leads us in the music JAM & Drum Circle w/ many women helping to share an exciting variety of drumming styles. Ladies are invited to also sing/play your own songs & do improvisation together, which is a def a beautiful way to celebrate!

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

Third International Jewish Music Competition

October 10-14, 2012 in Amsterdam!

Preparations for the Third International Jewish Music Competition are
in full swing. Mark you calendar and tell your friends to join us in
Amsterdam for the five-day festival, October 10-14, 2012. We’ll start
with a kickoff concert in the monumental Portuguese Synagogue (built
in 1675), followed by the three-day competition in the
elegant Compagnie Theater, with 24 ensembles from around the world.
To close, we’ll host a day of workshops with a Jewish cultural
marketplace, an open podium, and a closing concert with winners from
the competition.
Take a look at our website for all the details.

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East meets West: Yidishe Meydlekh at YIVO

THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2012 | 7:00PM
East meets West: Yidishe Meydlekh
Heather Klein, Miryem-Khaye Seigel
CONCERT | Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture

California-based singer Heather Klein performs Yiddish songs from her new CD “Shifreles Portret.” She will sing duets with special guest artist Miryem-Khaye Seigel. The program will include both known and lesser-known Yiddish theater songs.

Admission: $10
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Box Office: | 212.868.4444

Kabbalah at DROM

Friends from Marseille, France are coming to NY to rock your socks off!! On June 14th, Kabbalah is bringing their unique groove of Yiddish songs in English, German, and Russian, where rock, jazz, pop, hip hop, gypsy, Slavic and oriental music collide to create an amazing new sounds. Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
Drom NYC • 85 Avenue A • New York, NY

Then the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble celebrate there Album Release on June 15th. Davis has been a mainstay of the early West Coast Jewish music revival, who is now a passionate musical elder savoring the expressive force of a lifetime of song, celebration, and wisdom. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

And don’t forget, the fourth annual Istanblive summer concert series is right around the corner.After an unprecedented three-year run at Central Park SummerStage, Istanbulive IV triumphantly debuts this year at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 28th.…

East Village Klezmer Series

Wednesday, June 13 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Concert/Dance Party and Open Klezmer Jam
With the world-renowned Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Special Guest Star, Patrick Farrell
Come hear, dance with and jam with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo in a rare NYC concert

We’ll be playing selections from our upcoming CD “Once I Had a Fiddle” (to be released
in Europe in late June, and in North America later this summer).

Joining us will be special guest Patrick Farrell (accordion) who is featured on
the new CD.
After the concert set, Deborah with teach and lead Yiddish dancing (no previous
experience necessary), and there will be an open klezmer jam session co-led by Aaron
Alexander and the Duo.

Bring your instruments and get ready to have a great time!…

Ashkenaz Festival 2012 in Toronto!

Bigger and Better than ever!! So many special events will take place at the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto this September, it boggles. One of them is the CD release of the Songs of Arkady Gendler

To get more information about the festival and to make plans to attend, see the following website:

It’s going to be AMAZING!!
“Truly the end-of-summer Blockbuster!!” –The Jewish Music WebCenter

Tango and more

From Buenos Aires to the Promised Land in Washington Jewish Week

Shirei HaOlam by Kol Rinah, Westchester’s Jewish Community Chorus in Mamaroneck

Kol Rinah, Westchester s Jewish Community Chorus in Mamaroneck

On Sunday June 10th at 7:00 pm, hear Shirei, HaOlam: Songs of the World ,
a lively selection of choral music, sung by Kol Rinah, with Cantor Alan Sokoloff and
Rabbi Seth Sternstein at the Westchester Jewish Center, 175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck. The program includes melodies from the older Spanish-Mediterranean,
Italian and Balkan cultures to the newer Ugandan and Israeli cultures, as well as
songs by Aaron Copeland, Frank Loesser, Leon Sher, George Gershwin, Charles Osborne,
David Burger, Leonard Cohen, Benjie Schiller. GA $22; Students/Seniors/WJC Members,
$17. Ticket info and Discounts: Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059 or

Cantor Israel Rand on YouTube

Jewish music has been in the concert halls for a while. Many tapes are finding their way to YouTube. Example here is: Mi Sheberach, 12th Annual Cantorial Concert, West Palm Beach, FL 1997, for Cantor, Chorus and Orchestra.