Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell Duo at East Village Klezmer Series

Time: Tuesday, February 8 · 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: 325 E. 6th St., New York, NY
East Village Klezmer Series
8:30 PM
…325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC

Two of the most amazing musicians of their generation come together to present an evening of music at the East Village Klezmer Series.

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, Living Traditions/Klez Kamp, and Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

The duo of Patrick Farrell (accordion) and Ben Holmes (trumpet) have collectively traveled to study music in Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, and Hungary. The duo combines the results of these journeys with a deep knowledge of the Klezmer repertoire, original writing, the odd 60s pop chestnut, and a general love of a good melody regardless of the source to present an exciting and varied program.

Farrell leads his own group, Stagger Back Brass Band, playing original brass circus music, and is a member of new-music chamber ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, Russian and Romanian Roma-music band Romashka, Michael Winograd’s Klezmer Trio and Serbian-style brass band Veveritse, as well as appearing with numerous other groups and individuals around town. Holmes leads his own quartet playing original jazz music, as well as appearing regularly with Romashka, One Ring Zero, the Klez Dispeners, Justin Mullens’ Delphian Jazz Orchestra, and many others. Tarras Band, a project he co-leads with the clarinetist Michael Winograd, recently recorded its first record, to be released in Spring 2011.

$15, drink included

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. The lineup for the winter/spring series includes a fantastic lineup including wonderful klezmorim from New York and faraway places such as Montreal, Berlin, New Jersey and Boston. We are lucky to have such a great group of musicians contributing to this endeavor. Please come out and support the series!

All shows start at 8.30 and cover is $15 (drink included) unless otherwise noted.

2011 SCHEDULE, remaining shows

Feb. 8 – Ben Holmes/Patrick Farrell Duo
Feb. 15 – The Levitt Legacy featuring Dave Levitt
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 – Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jam Band / The Kadya Project
Mar. 22 – Dmitri Stiepovitch’s Tamevate Kapelye (Band of Fools)
Mar. 29 – Stephen Schwab and Kol Dodi
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
May 31 – Matt Darriau Trio