Seth Kibel Quartet in Baltimore

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 — Annual Channukah Concert with the Seth Kibel Quartet
409 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
8 to 10 pm
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.  You can get them at the door, or better yet, order them online here.
For this show, I’ve got a fantastic band — Sean Lane on piano, Simone Baron on accordion, and Ed Goldstein on tuba.  And maybe a special guest or two!

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory Lecture & Music at NYPL

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory: Aesthetic and Cultural Dimensions
published by Oxford University Press, Fall 2016

Lecture and Musical program
Thursday, December 22 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library (NYPL)

455 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016

A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (author, cimbal) and Deborah Strauss (violin)

This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and is generously sponsored by the Dorot Jewish Division in cooperation with Yiddish New York and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

From the NYPL announcement:

Emerging in 16th century Prague, the klezmer became a central cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish community of modern times – the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe.

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!

21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin

Tuesday night, November 3, 7PM – Center for Traditional Music and Dance is pleased to copresent Fidl-21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin at the beautiful Museum at Eldridge Street in NYC. ?Featuring Alicia Svigals, Deborah Strauss and Jake Shulman-Ment who will tell their personal stories of how they became intimately involved in the revival of the klezmer violin tradition. Moderated by ethnomusicologist Amanda Scherbenske. Click below for more information….http://www.eldridgestreet.org/event/concert-fidl-21st-century-masters-of-the-klezmer-violin-and-jam/
Co-presented with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance
$20 adults; $14 students and seniors
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 Museum Site: 212.219.0302

David Chevan Playing Klezmer On the Green

Klezmer on the Green Thursday, June 18 at 6-7pm in New Haven, CT
David is playing with the Nu Haven Kapelye http://nuhavenkapelye.com/ Thursday night, June 18, on the New Haven Green as a part of the
International Festival of Arts and Ideas http://artidea.org/nuhavenkapelye

David is excited about this because it’s fun to make music, especially music that
is Klezmer and Yiddish song with a big band (they’ll be about 20-30 pieces)
and been rehearsing so the group sounds great and also because most
of the performance will be his original arrangements. Bring a picnic!

Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody at New York Klezmer Series

Tues. April 28, 2015

NY Klezmer Series Proudly Presents: Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody

The New York Klezmer Series
Tuesdays at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th Street, NY NY 10023

All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

Tickets: $15 at door
Doors open at 7pm.
For more info go to www/aaronalexander.com/wp

Itzhak Perlman: “In the Fiddler’s House” Anniversary

Carnegie Hall
Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF]
Performance Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Itzhak Perlman: “In the Fiddler’s House”
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Maestro and violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) for its centennial gala concert presentation of “In the Fiddler’s House.” The performance features Klezmer musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Judy Bressler, Frank London, Hankus Netzky, Lorin Skamberg, Andy Statman, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band, along with special guests.

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Michael Alpert, Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, and Violin
Alan Bern, Piano
Kurt Bjorling, Bass Clarinet and Tsimbl
Judy Bressler, Vocals and Percussion
Frank London, Trumpet
Hankus Netzky, Music Director, Saxophone, and Piano
Lorin Skamberg, Vocals and Accordion
Andy Statman, Clarinet and Mandolin
The Klezmer Conservatory Band…

End of an Era: Forward on the Last KlezKamp

The Forward ran a short story on the upcoming “last Klezkamp”.
. It’s the end of an era, to say the least. Adrienne Cooper z”l and Henry Saposnik were leaders in recognizing you have to teach the next generation to keep things going. Music is such an important identity marker for Jewish young people. It would be great if more of the Jewish community institutions recognized that as well and put more music into practice!

New York Klezmer Series on Tuesday

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel will be opening the New York Klezmer Series with the Dave Levitt Trio, featuring Mike Cohen (clarinet), Christina
(accordion) and Dave Levitt (trombone).
It’s a wild mix of original and revived material, including songs from the
repertoire of Marty Levitt and Harriet Kane. Come hear songs you won’t hear anywhere else!

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., NYC
Concert: $15. Jam session afterward.
Klezmer Instrumental Music Class, 5:30-7pm. $25 per class.
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session)

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble

Sunday, May 26, 2013
11:00am until 2:00pm

at City Winery 155 Varick St, NYC
The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble (from the Pioneer Valley of Central/Western Massachusetts) will perform a concert of original and traditional Klezmer music.
Brian Bender – trombone, accordion, vocals, piano, poyk
Anna Sobel – fiddle, poyk, dumbek, piano, vocals, storytelling, puppetry
Special Guests:
Sruli Dresdner – clarinet, accordion, poyk, vocals
Lisa Mayer – fiddle, vocals

Tickets are $10.
Food is available at the venue.


The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble has recently released a CD entitled “A Freylekhs Far Ale”. More info at:

New York Klezmer Series: ALL NEW MUSIC

The New York Klezmer Series
at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:30pm
Alicia Svigals’ evening of all new klezmer!
Location: 30 W. 68th St., New York, New York 10023
With Michael Winograd, clarinet; Patrick Farrell, accordion;
Don Godwin, tuba.
A whole evening of only all new klezmer tunes! With compositions by
Alicia Svigals, Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell, Aaron Alexander,
Pete Rushefsky, Zev Feldman,
and possibly more…like Joshua
Waletzky, Sarah Gordon,
and maybe a surprise or two. Nothing old!
Nothing borrowed!

Steve Weintraub will be teaching the dance workshop before- learn to improvise with your body.

“Sholem-Aleichem Yiddish Klezfest”

“Sholem-Aleichem Yiddish Klezfest”
Sunday Dec. 30th, 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Frank London and friends:
Aaron Alexander, Ron Caswell…)
Jake Shulman-Ment, fiddle kapelye
Andrea Pancur and Ilya Shneyveys: Bavarian Klezmer Oompah music
Dancemaster Steve Weintraub
Psoy Korolenko, host and performer;
Bring an instrument for concluding jam
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center,
3301 Bainbridge Avenue@208th Street. Bronx NY
information: 917-930-0295
admission $10
D train to 205th st station, 4 train to Mosholu Parkway.

The London Klezmer Quartet

LKQ gigs coming up:
Visit www.londonklezmerquartet.com/gigs.html for more information
16 December – Golders Green, London: Hanukah Hopkele
22 January – Colchester Riverside Theatre: ‘Klezmer – A Living
23 January – Cambridge: ‘Sholem Aleykhem Comrades’ programme
24 January – Newington Green, London: LKQ in Concert
28 January – CD official release date
30 January – Liverpool Street, London: Holocaust Memorial Event
31 January – Green Note, Camden: LKQ concert
Feb 27-April 2 – Australia tour
April/May – Album launch tour in London, Dorset, Norwich, Cambridge

Metropolitan Klezmer plays The Emelin (Westchester Hanukah matinee) – Mamaroneck!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Klezmer octet concert for eighth day of Hanukah!
Metropolitan Klezmer plays Mamaroneck NY:
The Emelin Theatre’s wonderful Westchester stage.
Emelin Theatre
153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck, New York 10543

Metropolitan Klezmer’s full eight-piece lineup:
Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Reut Regev, trombone
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Ismail Butera, accordion
Karen Waltuch, viola
David Hofstra, bass & tuba
Eve Sicular, drummer |bandleader

Great new tunes & fabulous favorites alighting.
Tickets are selling fast for this show (please spread the word).

Tickets $32. Info & group rates:

December Klezmer Events in London

Friday 7 December, Pages of Hackney, 7pm
Winter Warmer with the London Klezmer Quartet. Mulled wine, mince
pies, CDs, books etc. www.londonklezmerquartet.com
Reserve a seat on 020 8525 1452. Tickets: £7
Pages Bookshop, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

Sunday 9 December, Calthorpe Arms, Kings Cross
Klezmer workshop and monthly jam session
Workshop with Susi Evans 1-2pm; jamming 2-4. Entry: £5 on the door.
Download tunes ( http://www.ilanacravitz.com/music&sound.htm )
Upstairs room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Rd, London W1X 8JR

London Klezmer Quartet

Upcoming Performances of The London Klezmer Quartet

Sunday 9 September, Klezmer in the Park, 2pm
Regents Park Bandstand, Regents Park, London NW1 4NR.
The event runs 1-5pm.
Event info ( http://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezmer-in-the-park/ )

Monday 8 October, Bookmarks Bookshop, 6.30pm
Sholem Aleykhem Comrade! Music and words portraying Jewish life in
revolutionary times presented by LKQ with David Rosenberg and Julia
Bard of Jewish Socialist Magazine.
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE

Wednesday 31 October, The Red Hedgehog, 7.30pm
An evening of Yiddish song and music, with LKQ and Yuri Vedenyapin. In
association with the Spiro Ark ( http://www.spiroark.org/events ).
The Red Hedgehog, 255 – 257 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5BS
Event info (
http://www.spiroark.org/events/828/london-klezmer-quartet/ )
Book tickets at

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:


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!…

Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in Concert at Sixth Street Synagogue

Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in concert!

Arcady will be accompanied by Deborah Strauss: violin, Jeff Warschauer: guitar,
Benjy Fox-Rosen: bass, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums.
Plus! The NYC premier of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s new Gebirtig song cycle.

4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arcady Goldensteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session
& one drink!)
For more information:

Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue in NYC
events from 6:00pm until 11:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 21 at 08:00 PM – The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble East Village Klezmer Series
.6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by special guest, Bassist Brian Glassman!! $25
8 – 9:15PM The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble
featuring Sy Kushner (accordion), Aaron Kushner (alto sax), Jeremy Brown (violin,) and Marty Confurius (bass) and special guest Ken Maltz on clarinet

Michael Winograd Klezmer trio en Concert Exceptionnel

Thursday, March 15, 2012
8:30pm until 10:30pm

L’UEJF Art et Culture t’invite en exclusivité au premier Concert à Paris du Michael Winograd Trio tout droit venu de NYC pour Toi!

Musique Klezmer d’exception, ambiance de folie et prix cassé pour ce Concert mémorable!

Le Michael Winograd trio (Michael Winograd – Clarinette ; Patrick Farrell – Accordéon ; Benjy Fox-Rosen – Contrebasse) réunit trois des meilleurs musiciens Klezmer de la scène New Yorkaise. Mêlant des mélodies traditionnelles puissantes à de nouvelles compositions, de somptueux arrangements de musique de chambre à des improvisations à couper le souffle, ce nouveau trio montant est en passe de redéfinir le son de la musique Klezmer contemporaine.
A écouter d’urgence!

Réservation au : 01 43 31 93 60 ou en nous envoyant un mail facebook avec tes nom, prénom et nombre de places.…

Old World/New World Klezmer with Hot Pastromi

Sunday, March 18, 2012
3:00pm until 5:00pm

As part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations, Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi will put a new spin on traditional klezmer music, updating Lower East Side sounds that were all the rage when the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened.

$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
Co-sponsored by The Workmen’s Circle – In Memory of George Schein
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Concert de Mashke aux Trois Arts

Concert de Mashke aux trois arts
Saturday, February 18 at 9:00pm
Location: café des trois arts, 21 rue des rigoles, métro jourdain
Mashke (chant yiddish et musique klezmer)
Chant et accordéon : Violaine Lochu
Clarinettes : David Zouker
Guitare, Bouzouki, Mandoline : Loïc Audry
Percussions : Nicolas Durolin

Mashke c’est la rencontre de quatre musiciens aux origines et univers différents. Tous sont animés par l’envie d’injecter dans le répertoire traditionnel des musiques juives d’Europe centrale leur propre réalité, d’autres sonorités. Mashke c’est la volonté de mêler les mots et les langues, d’allier cultures et territoires hétérogènes, de revisiter et réinterpréter ces magnifiques mélodies. Mais c’est avant tout une invitation au partage, à la danse et au chant tout autant qu’au rêve, à l’émotion et à la réflexion.…

Klezmatics 25th Anniversary and CD Release

Sunday, February 26, 2012
4:00 & 7:00 PM
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
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$25 General Public/$23 Old Town School Members/$21 Seniors & Children

Grammy winners The Klezmatics erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century with music that is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic and danceable musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.


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 – www.third-ear.com

מוזמנים להפיץ את הבשורה ולהצטרף למשפחה לשאר עדכונים:

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.

Elaine and Susan at Philadelphia Folklore Project

Klezmer Concert: The Philadelphia Folklore Project presents award-winning drummer
Elaine Hoffman Watts and her daughter, acclaimed vocalist and trumpeter Susan Lankin
in an evening of klezmer music devoted to saying good riddance to all the
mishegas (Yiddish for craziness or insanity ) in our world today. Klezmer is the
celebratory music of Eastern European Jews. Goodnight Mishegas is a line in the
Hoffman family s Goodnight Waltz, composed close to a century ago, with words
recently penned by Susan. The Folklore Project invites people to sing along at the
concert and, in celebration of family and community traditions, to reflect on
possibilities for turning our woes into joy. Visit www.folkloreproject.org for music
and words!

Presenter: Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP)
Date: December 11, 2011
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S.…

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.

Best Hits of Klezmer Music & Prince of Kosher Gospel

Gala Evening
Sunday, September 4 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
So. 04. September 2011, 19:00 Uhr: GALA-Abend, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
Einziges Konzert in Hamburg mit der Star-Besetzung der Klezmer-/Jazz /Gospel-/Musical-Szene
Leon Gurvitch Project feat. Special Guests aus den USA: Kantor Joshua Nelson „The Prince of Kosher Gospel“, Musical-Star Ethan Freeman

Klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh

Late Summer Schedule for klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh
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For more klezmer info and resources e-mail
, or
visit www.ilanacravitz.com

Tuesday 2 August
Hackney, London
LKQ Summer Cooler @ Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

The ever-popular London Klezmer Quartet returns to Pages with a Summer
Cooler event. Enjoy live music, Pimms and strawberries while you shop
for your holiday reading with 10%discount at Clapton’s independent
Entry £5 on the door

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.…

Goylem! in Geneve

Vendredi 15 juillet 2011 à 6h (oui! oui! c’est bien à 6h du mat, avec un lever de
soleil magique!)
“Concert de l’Aube” aux Bains des Pâquis, Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, 1201 Genève.

Musique klezmer avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon), Patrice
Mugny (accordéon) et David Morhain (percussions).

Entrée libre
Informations: T. 022 732 29 74 www.bains-des-paquis.ch

The Adventures of Mazel and Schlimazel at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto, ON
Mazel and Schlimazel is an all-original musical adaptation of a folkloric children’s tale of Yiddish/Jewish origin. Lorie and her band of spirited Klezmer musicians provide live music to this classic tale while it is presented, full of humour, suspense and surprise, by an expert storyteller.

The spirits of good luck and bad luck are at it again; only this time, the life of Tam, a young peasant lad, is on the line. In this music…al adventure, join the debonair Mazel and the wicked Schlimazel as they try to take control of Tam’s destiny while he tries to capture the heart of the king’s daughter.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ashkenaz Foundation
“The Adventures Mazel and Schlimazel” at the Fringe Festival!…

Shpilkes Klezmer Band in Framingham May 28

Shpilkes Klezmer Band plays the lively, living melodies of the Jewish people, from
the playful tunes and Yiddish songs of Klezmer to the passionate rhythms and Ladino
songs of Sephardic music. SKB plays with shpilkes; an energy that makes it hard to
sit still and encourages audiences to sing along with familiar melodies and even
dance in the aisles. You can hear them at The Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on
Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM.
The Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis St
Framingham MA 01702
Contact: 508-405-ARTS (2787). Tickets: $15, student/senior $14, member $12.

Klezmer Concert Features Music of Dave Tarras

Yale Strom, one of the leading artists of klezmer culture, will perform the music of the “Benny Goodman of Klezmer”, Dave Tarras – many of these Tarras’ melodies have never been published or recorded before now.
Thursday, May 5 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library
1 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Hot Pstromi clarinet virtuoso NORBERT STACHEL (Pink Floyd, Freddie Hubbard, Diana Ross, Roy Hargrove, Tower of Power, Boz Scaggs, Sheila E and many other world-class bands) will bring new exciting artistic interpretation to Tarras’s tunes.

Strom will also discuss his new book, Dave Tarras:The King of Klezmer (Or-Tav), a Tarras-family authorized biography. Tarras is considered the most influential klezmer musician of the twentieth century. Even the great be-bop artists Charlie Parker and Miles Davis traveled to the Catskills to study the technique of this complex and compelling virtuoso.…

Di Tsvey

Thursday, May 12 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Congregation Tifereth Israel
1354 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
Steven Greenman
The “Di Tsvey in May Tour” continues with a fabulous concert at:
Congregation Tifereth Israel – Cultural Arts Concert
Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky will be joined with special guests:
Cantor Jack Chomsky – Tifereth Israel
Cantor Star Trompeter – Tifereth Israel
Gail Rose – Temple Beth Shalom

Tickets: $10
Phone: 614-253-8523, x. 115
Contact email: CantorJC@aol.com

Klezmer Conference at University of Montreal

Henri Oppenheimer will be leading a conference on klezmer music
at University of Montreal at 7:30
3200, Rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal
The event occus this Monday, March 21 2011.

This conference is designed for non-specialists, and covers some basic elements of the history of Jews in Europe, an overview of the different instruments, different origins of the repertoire, discussion about what makes the “Jewish sound” (and, ‘is there a “Jewish sound”?), a segment about “klezmer orchestration”. There will also be a review of main bands and artists in the world. Since some members of the group Magillah will attend, there will probably be a few pieces at the end.

For information contact Henri Oppenheim
(514) 272-8635 in Canada.

Join London Klezmer Orchestra Practice

Monday 21 Feburary 2011
London Klezmer Orchestra
One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS
(Corner of Judd Street, off the Euston Road directly opposite St
Pancras/British Library)

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practice repertoire and arrange
music in a relaxed environment. All instruments and levels welcome.

Session £5

Future dates: March 7 & 21
Friday 25 Feburary Evening
Hampshire Hopkele
Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road,
Itchen Abbas, Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ

Guy Schalom leads a hop with the London Klezmer Quartet. For more
details email klezmer@hotmail.co.uk

Shpilkes Klezmer Band on February 19

Time: Saturday, February 19 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: The UnCommon Coffeehouse
24 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA

Go for an evening of the lively, living melodies of traditional Yiddish and Sephardic folk music that sing of the human experience. Tickets are $7 ($4 for children under 14) and will be sold at the door. More information can be found at http://www.myspace.com/shpilkes or http://www.uuframingham.org/uch/.


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

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum/First Saturday (FREE!)
First Saturday – Fred Tomaselli & lots more! (Even if
you’re not in NYC Nov 6th, please tell your friends: this is really fun & FREE.)

Start Time: Saturday, November 6 at 9:00pm
Location: The Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
2 or 3 line –Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
For entire lineup: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

Klezmer Klimax!

Wednesday 11th August 2010 · 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location The Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD

More Info Frank London of the Klezmatics and an impressive line-up of American, European and British klezmer stars bring the rhythms and excitement of Eastern European party music to the heart of London. With Michael Alpert, Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer, Merlin Shepherd, Andreas Schmitges, Ilana Cravitz, Ros Hawley, Paul Tkachenko, Guy Schalom, Emma Stiman, Stewart Curtis and Maurice Chernick. Concert is presented by the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) as part of KlezFest London.

* Doors: 7:00 pm
* Price: £17.50 adv + booking fee, £20 on the door
* Entry: All Ages
* Room(s): Chapel

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express on Cape Cod

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express concert/dance party
This Thursday night, the Payomet Performing Arts Center presents
Alicia Svigals with accordionist Evan Harlan, bassist Jim Guttman
and drummer Grant Smith, in a program of unplugged and unleashed
klezmer fiddle frenzy!

First Parish Brewster
1969 Main St.
Brewster, MA 02631
(not at the Payomet venue in North Truro!)
Thursday, August 5, 8:15 PM

For tix:
866-811-4111 or call Payomet Box Office (open 4:30-9 daily), 508.487.5400
Click here for Payomet website

For a preview, check out Alicia’s band on Youtube

The Other Europeans 1st USA & Canada Tour

A band called “The Other Europeans” is offering a series of concerts on a tour through the Northeast and Canada this summer. For those that love klezmer or roma music, it’s a “must” concert for the summer. They will be at: Aug 15-22, Klezkanada; Aug 25-26, National Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA); Aug 27-29, American Folk Festival (Bangor, ME); Aug 31, Johnny D’s (Boston, MA); Sep 1, Montreal Jewish Music Festival; Sep 4-6, Ashkenaz (Toronto). To learn more about the band and see concert details: http://other-europeans-band.eu/7-0-Tourdates.htsml .

KlezKanada 2010!!!

The KlezKanada full brochure is online and ready
to download!
Check out this astounding program, and run, don’t walk, to register!
KlezKanada is a full week of summer music camp for an individual or an entire family. With a setting in the midst of the Laurentians, with lakes, scented pines, and lots of freylakhs, dancing, singing, crafts, arts, jamming, performing, observing, enjoying, kvelling, joining & belonging. Don’t miss it.

Metropolitan Klezmer Dec 25 Klezmer Special

Jewish Museum: Dec 25 Klezmer Special on Friday, December 25 at
Eve says, “Metropolitan Klezmer plays that special day next week in NYC:
Friday 12/25 at The Jewish Museum.
Very special guests too.
Kids FREE, 12:30pm & 2pm sets… Santa Klez is coming uptown!
Event: Jewish Museum: Dec 25 Klezmer Special
“Santa Klez is coming uptown!”
Start Time: Friday, December 25 at 12:30pm
Where: The Jewish Museum (on 92nd St) NYC

Krakauer Plays with Detroit Symphony

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin will give the premiere performance of the Clarinet Klezmer Concerto, by Wlad Marhulets. The featured clarinet soloist is David Krakauer, one of the foremost musicians of the vital new wave of klezmer. The concerts will take place at the Orchestra Hall in Detroit on December 10th – 13th, 2009.
Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Box Office Phone: (313) 576-5111
Box Office Fax: (313) 576-5109

London Klezmer Orchestra

Wednesday 11 November
London Klezmer Orchestra
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practise repertoire and arrange music.
For further information call William Millis on 020 8969 7019. Tunes online.
Next session: Monday 23 November, 7.30-9.30pm at the same venue.

Entry £5

Saturday 14 November
3pm – 2am
Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

Peace House 50th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit. A riot of entertainment
to celebrate 50 years of Houseman’s peace activities.

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band (Jess Cohen – oboe; Ilana Cravitz – violin;
Sarah Moore and Kath Moore – saxes; Martina Schwarz – accordion) plays at
10pm. Also on the bill: Ian Saville (magician), Leon Rosselson (folk

Tickets £9 or £8.50.…

Klezmer en Buenos Aires

Klezmer Buenos Aires
Part of Klez California Fall Festival
Saturday, November 14, 2009
JCC San Francisco, CA
The Lerner Moguilevsky Duo has been wowing audiences around the world for over a decade, playing with an intensity and originality that makes believers of everyone who hears them. This is klezmer mixed with hints of tango and other Latin American rhythms. Fabulous! Public $35, JCC members $32, students $30.

Tickets at www.jccsf.org/arts, 415/292-1233 or in person at the JCCSF box office.
Stop by KlezCalifornia’s information table!


July 25 6:00 p.m. the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, GM Theater, Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
For more info about the event or to order tickets please visit:
https://www.maah-detroit.org/afro-semitic/index.php Or call the museum:

Sunday, July 26 the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Bicentennial Park in Olympia
Fields, Illinois, under a huge tent, 3-6 pm for more information please call
708-799-4364 or send e-mails to info@jazzintheparkforcharity.com. Please
visit the web site for more info: http://www.jazzintheparkforcharity.com/

Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m., the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Arsenal Center
for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Massachusetts for more
information please call 617-923-0100 or visit http://www.arsenalarts.org

London in August IZ YIDISH UN KLEZ

Sunday 2 – Friday 7 August
Ot Azoy! This is the way – to Speak, Read and Write Yiddish in a week!
JMI famous crash course in Yiddish language and culture for beginners to advanced students
SOAS, University of London
Details and Registration www.jmi.org.uk 020 8909 2445 yvonne@jmi.org.uk
Presented by the Jewish Music Institute


Sunday 9 – Friday 14 August
JMI KlezFest London

A week-long intensive, inspiring and fun-packed Summer School of traditional Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance for professionals and amateurs (grade 5 and above) of all ages and backgrounds. Focus on how to teach klezmer music and dance; playing in ensembles and learning by ear. Students can mix and match between playing, dancing and singing. Performances led by students and professionals at SOAS, Kings Cross Station, the Jazz Café and local bars.…

Women’s Klezmer Summit (Not for Women Only!)

Come for a day, or come for the week! July 5-10
At Circle Lodge, Workmen’s Circle’s famed adult lodge adjacent to
historic Camp Kinder Ring in Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County NY.

Featuring leaders of the klezmer and new Yiddish song revivals:
violinist Alicia Svigals, vocalist Adrienne Cooper, trumpeter Susan
Watts, drummer/film historian Eve Sicular, vocalist Shauna Kanter,
and more.

To reserve call 845.221-2771 ext. 110, check out the link at
www.circle.org or email office@campkr.com

Each day begins with a voice workshop conducted by Shauna Kanter of
the famed Voice Theater Workshop. Catch daily lectures, panels,
concerts, and hands-on workshops and coaching on klezmer history and
making new Yiddish music personal – from Eve’s J. Edgar Klezmer and
her famed Yiddish Celluloid Closet lec/dem on the gay subtext in
Yiddish film to Alicia’s Klezmer Unfettered, amazing collaborations
and road stories, to Susan Watt’s wild tales of klezmer family life,
and Adrienne’s legendary Memoir of Gluckl of Hameln and her Every
Mother’s Son antiwar song concert.…

KlezKanada presents NOZEN at the Montreal Yiddish Theater Festival

KlezKanada at the Montreal Yiddish Theater Festival
June 18 – June 25, 2009 @ 10PM

June 18, 2009
Time: 10:00 PM
Organization: KlezKanada/The Segal Centre
Categories: Concerts
Location: 5170, Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
H3W 1M7
Open to public
JUNE 18, 2009: NOZEN

Steeped in the chassidic and klezmer musical traditions and percolating with the avant-garde, Nozen’s influences range from John Coltrane to John Zorn’s Massada and from old style klezmer players like David Tarras and Naftuleh Brandwein to Frank London and David Krakauer. Anxious, curious, eclectic. Damian Nisenson (saxophones and composition), Jean-Felix Mailloux (doublebass), Ziya Tabassian (percussion), Luzio Altobelli (accordion).

KlezKanada in conjunction with The Montreal Yiddish Theater Festival presents a week-long program of Jewish music. From June 18th to June 25th KlezKanada brings its long-standing tradition of late-night KlezKabarets to the Segal Centre.…

KlezMITron at MIT

Sunday May 17 2009, 8 — 11 pm
MIT Student Center, Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor)
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

KlezMITron, the MIT klezmer band, will play for dancing at the MIT
international folk dance! Yaron Shragai will teach and lead some easy
klezmer dances, including the hora, freylahks, buglar, and chusidl.
Beginners welcome.
Admission is by donation.

For more information, see http://mit.edu/fdc and

Klezmer All-Star Bash at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, April 2, 8 pm, Klezmer at Carnegie Hall, with Alicia Svigal’s
all-gal supergroup Mikveh. Also on bill: David Krakauer, So-Called, the Klezmatics, Brave
Old World, Michael Wex, and more. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Super cool. Check it out athttp://www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_11251.html?selecteddate=04022009

Program Details
David Krakauer, Artistic Director
David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness!
The Klezmatics
Brave Old World
Frank London & Lorin Sklamberg Nigunim Trio with Rob Schwimmer
Socalled, Sampler, Piano and Vocals
Katie Moore, Vocals
Michael Wex, Emcee
World renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has put together an evening of some of the most important and influential talents of the klezmer world today. Together they will present a retrospective of the creativity and artistry in klezmer music over the last twenty years.…

Shirim in Cambridge at the Lilypad

Sunday, February 8, 2009
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, masters of the klezmer universe, perform a fun and infectious concert of klezmer and beyond on Feb. 8, 2:00pm at the Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, MA . Suggested donation, $10, $7/kids. Bring the kids, bring your grandmother! Be ready to move. This is music for the soul.

Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh – a 21st Century Yiddish Barn Dance

Sunday 25 January 2009 at Cecil Sharp House, NW1 Doors open 7.15 for first
dance at 7.45pm

Beat those winter blues with this post-festive season dance event for the
whole family.

Marking the third anniversary of Hopkele Productions, Klezmer Dance “Kaller”
Guy Schalom will lead East European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances,
including freylekhs, sher, hora and bulgar along with a few surprises!

Klez-fiddler Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band (Ros Hawley, Yair
Shleider, Paul Moylan) will put that extra spring in your step with the
Jewish party music known as Klezmer.

Tickets £12 or £10 advance/concs. Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park
Road LONDON NW1 7AY (Camden Town / Chalk Farm Tubes)

BOOK ONLINE: http://www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm or for postal bookings
(up to 22 Jan) Call: 0771 494 5971 or Email: hopkele@hotmail.co.uk.…

Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble

The Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house
on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7 PM.
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
Free Open house: Tuesday, January 6, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM:
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24 (no class Feb 17).
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen’s Circle members and/or those
attending all six sessions: $150.
Sessions will take place at the Workmen’s Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between
Park and Madison).…

Hadassah Magazine Features Klezmer

Veretzki PassA terrific picture by Jean Fruth of Cookie Segelstein, klezmer violinist, graces the front cover of Hadassah Magazine this month with a feature article on traditional klezmer music, written by George Robinson. There are lots of photos including Cookie, Josh Horowitz, Stu Brotman, Andy Statman, Alicia Svigals, Pete Rushefsky, Joel Rubin, Michael Winograd, Yale Strom, and others. George does a good job of explaining the branch of klezmer that focuses on traditional folk and how it differs from other groups. Cookie, Josh and Stu have a group called Veretzki Pass, which is an amazing group, especially to hear in person. It might be noted, as his article touches on the topic of sources, that we owe a debt of gratitude to klezmer musicians such as Josh Horowitz and Bob Cohen for years and years of dedicated research in Europe on recovering as much authentic music as possible.…

Alicia live at Battery Park

Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express at River to River Festival
Alicia’s band, with pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Brian Glassman
and drummer Grant Smith, closes out the Emma Lazarus Birthday
Celebration, a Yiddish/klezmer concert presented by the Workmen’s
Circle/Arbeter-Ring as part of Yiddishfest 2008. Also on the
bill: Pharaoh’s Daughter and the Three Yiddish Divas.

Time: 7:00pm
Date: July 16, 2008
Location: Battery Park
Price: Free
Phone: 212.683.7816

Click here for more info

CHALLAHPALOOZA Music Festival in the Berkshires

SUNDAY JULY 13, 2008
Lenox, MA

CHALLAHPALOOZA, the third annual Klezmer music festival in the Berkshires (Western
Massachusettes, USA), offers an evening of music and inspiration with the
Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Sruli and Lisa.

Brian Bender – trombone, melodica, vocals, bandleader
Christina Crowder – accordion, vocals
Miamon Miller – fiddle
Jim Guttmann – double bass
Grant Smith – drums

Sruli Dresdner – clarinet, drums, vocals
Lisa Mayer – fiddle

Call to order tickets: $22/$36/$100(sponsor)
7:00 PM
Duffin Theater
Lenox High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA
(413) 499-9899

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble at NYB

Sunday, August 10, 2008
2PM Concert
National Yiddish Bookcenter
Amherst, MA, USA
Admission $10

Brian Bender – trombone, melodica, vocals, bandleader
Christina Crowder – accordion, vocals
Miamon Miller – fiddle
Jim Guttmann – double bass
Grant Smith – drums

Seth Rogovoy calls Yiddishkeit “one of the top Klezmer bands on the East Coast.”

The National Yiddish Bookcenter
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street
Amherst MA 01002
Phone 413-256-4900
Fax 413-256-4700