Seth Kibel Trio

Seth Kibel
Seth Kibel Trio

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Great Sage (vegan restaurant!)
5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, MD  21029
8 to 10 pm

No cover, but 1/2 price bottles of wine while we perform!
Seth Kibel, plus Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbott on bass, and a special appearance from guest vocalist Julie Kurzava.  Maybe a few other guest appearances, as well!

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:
More info about the event: #joespub
“They’re terrific! 5 Stars”–JMWC


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

Sam Thomas and Elie Massias, at CityWinery ( ) 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: or **call

Samuel Thomas sax, clarinet, nai, oud, percussion, vocals, electronica
Elie Massias guitar, sax, vocals, percussion, electronica

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.…

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 for details.

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.

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.


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


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
(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

Alexandria Kleztet in DC March 16

Saturday, March 16 — The Alexandria Kleztet and Bangla Avenue as part of
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!

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:
Band URL:
*Cover price*: Admission $10
*Music genr*e: New Jazz-Rock
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

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

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.


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 –

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

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

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:
You tube link:
Facebook event page:
Cover price: Admission $8, includes the 4 bands!
Music genre: Rock-World
Artist website:


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…

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

December 18th and 19th 2012
Two performances each night 8pm and 9pm
$10 cover per show 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

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!…

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.…

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!…

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:


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).

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

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

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 –

מוזמנים להפיץ את הבשורה ולהצטרף למשפחה לשאר עדכונים:

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 ( ), Williamsburg we play 9 pm sharp, free!
followed by Flotilla (beautiful not-to-be-missed rockers from

WEDNESDAY 12/21, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City,
Manhattan ( )
7 pm,$15/$12/$10
tickets here ( )
A seated performance at an early hour in honor of the first night of

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.

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.…

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!…

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).

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.

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.…

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​l/2011/2011-07.html
$20 at the door (cash only)

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

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.



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.

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:
You tube link: Rocks:
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.

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.…


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

‘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

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

.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

PLUS – 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.


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.…

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.…


East Village Klezmer Series Returns – January 18th, 8:30pm with a wonderful double
Adrianne Greenbaum’s Fleytmusik – featuring Pete Rushevsky, and Zevy Zions –
solo accordion.

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

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:
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.

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

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…

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

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.…

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

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:

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
email us at

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!!!

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: 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.…

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

City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street in lower Manhattan.Doors open at 10 a.m. Show times are 11 a.m.…

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