Andy Statman Live in Chicago

Coming on June 30th, 2008
“Andy Statman is the real thing – a musician’s musician.” –The New Yorker
“It’s the music of Jewish mystics” – The New York Times
“A fascinating & moving mixture” – Jazz Times

WHAT: Andy Statman will be performing live at “The Song & The Spirit”
WHEN: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:30 PM
WHERE: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts,
9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL
TICKET PRICES (in advance) $25, $36, $60
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For more information call Megan Ensign at 773-262-2770

“Statman’s virtuosity has labeled him a genius by his peers.” — The Village

A formidable and consummate musician, Andy Statman is known for his musical
wizardry on the mandolin as well as his innovative interpretations of Jewish
music on the clarinet. This program covers the genius of Statman from his
distinctive improvisational renditions of Klezmer, music of the Chassidic
masters, and American roots (bluegrass and blues) to original works drawing upon
jazz and other traditions.

Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists,
thinks of his compositions as “a spontaneous, American-roots form of very
personal, prayerful Chasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” This small, modest
man takes for granted that a performer might embody several worlds in his
art, and seems not to recognize that his music, like his story, is

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“Andy Statman is a master of two idioms linked only by their demand for
virtuosity and their down-home origins.” – The New York Times