FRANK LONDON’S KLEZMER BRASS BAND ALLSTARS
IN CONCERT DECEMBER 27, 2011
CELEBRATING HANUKKAH AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Frank London‘s Klezmer Brass Band Allstars will perform a Hanukkah
concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. This band has
toured the world, bringing over the top exuberant energy to traditional Jewish roots
music. Their 2005 CD Carnival Conspiracy was Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 non-English
recording. This concert will feature joyous Jewish-Gypsy-Balkan-jazz party sounds
as well as favorite Hanukkah songs in new arrangements. Members of the band are
trumpeter/composer Frank London, drummer Aaron Alexander, tuba player Ron Caswell,
clarinetist Matt Darriau, trombonist Brian Drye, and accordionist Patty Farrell.
Special guests for this concert include multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael
Alpert and the Purchase Klezmer Mob.
This concert is part of See the Light(s): Hanukkah 2011 at The Jewish
Museum. This annual celebration features eclectic music, family
festivities, and more. Visit
for a complete guide to Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum.
Tickets for this program are $45 for the general public, and $40 for
Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at
The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for
lectures, film screenings and concerts at The Jewish Museum can also be
purchased online at the Museum’s web
Frank London is a member of the Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, has
performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, They Might Be Giants,
David Byrne, and Ben Folds 5, and is featured on over 100 CDs.
Michael Alpert (voice, accordion, violin, guitar, percussion) has been a
pioneering figure in the renaissance of klezmer music for over 30 years.
He in internationally known for his award-winning performances and
recordings with Brave Old World, Kapelye, David Krakauer, and Itzhak
Perlman, and is noted for his original Yiddish songs.
Aaron Alexander is a New York based klezmer and jazz drummer, composer,
bandleader and educator. His original klezmer/jazz/world music band,
Midrash Mish Mosh, has appeared at Makor and The Knitting Factory in New
York, and at venues in Krakow, Vienna, and Toronto.
Ron Caswell is a member of The Stumblebums and Beat Circus. He has
recorded and performed with They Might Be Giants, Anthony Braxton’s
Tri-Centric Orchestra, the Royal Brass, the American Composers
Orchestra, and Max Roach.
Matt Darriau has been playing Irish, Balkan, klezmer and jazz music with
the Klezmatics the band for the past 23 years. He leads his own Balkan
rhythm quartet, Paradox Trio, and has composed music for dance, theater,
and film including a recent commission from Chamber Music America for
his avant-swing band, Ballin’ The Jack.
Brian Drye is the leader of Bizingas, and performs regularly with the
improvising chamber ensemble The Four Bags. He co-leads the group Drye
& Drye with his father, baritone saxophonist Howard Drye.
Patty Farrell leads the circus/new-music/comedy group Stagger Back Brass
Band, inspired by a love of brass bands he first discovered on the
streets of New Orleans. He is also a member of the chamber/folk group
Ljova and the Kontraband and Panorama Brass Band, the Mardi Gras season
parade outgrowth of Panorama Jazz Band of New Orleans.
An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is
available for programs in the Museum’s S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public
funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major
annual support is provided by public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The stage lighting system has been
funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly
Member Jonathan Bing.
About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire
people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United
States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and
Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge
Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection.
Today, the Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000
objects-paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs,
archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm;
Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is
$12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free
for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on
Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may
visit the Museum’s website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call
212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd