Klezmer in London this June

Lunchtime Klezmer at QMC with FDT Klezmorim – Tuesday 10 June, 1-2pm

Klezmer from Old World to New, and back again. A journey beyond the borders
of time and space with a programme of old and new ‘traditional’ klezmer
music crossing the boundaries between Orient and Occident. Featuring Ilana
(fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), Jim Marcovitch (accordion), Matt
(bazouki/guitar), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass).

Free entry
The Curve, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band – Saturday 21 June, 3-4.30pm

Enjoy up-beat klezmer from the all-women band plus much more.

Free entry


Philadelphia Folklore Project Presents Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan Watts

The Philadelphia Folklore Project Presents: Elaine Hoffman Watts &

Sunday May 11, 2008, doors open at 6 pm
World Cafe Live (www.worldcafelive), 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $20, or special price of $16 for PFP members through PFP
www.folkloreproject.org; 215-726-1106.

This special concert promises an unforgettable Mother’s Day
celebration, featuring the outstanding Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan
mother-daughter team, and their band of klezmer stars from the
east coast and Canada. The concert will feature never before heard
songs from a book compiled in 1927 by Susan’s great-grandfather, Joseph
Hoffman, including his compositions, songs by his son Jake Hoffman, and
other rarely performed Philly tunes in brand-new arrangements by Susan
Watts. The concert will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the

Alicia at Riverdale Y

Thursday April 24, 2008

Klezmer Reimagined: Alicia Svigals with bassist Nicki Parrott and
pianist Uli Geissendorfer
A forward-looking collaboration between the world’s greatest klezmer
violinist and two top jazz players. Nicki and Uli’s imaginative
responses to Alicia’s klezmer fiddling will offer a fresh
perspective on this ancient and beautiful tradition.

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Riverdale Y, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471,
(718) 548-8200

Tickets: $18 ($9 for children)

Pre-show kosher-for-Passover dinner available at the Unleavened

Adrianne Greenbaum at Fairfield Theatre

Adrianne Greenbaum brings her Flutes and klezmer band to Fairfield Theatre Company.
2 SHOWS: Klezmer Concert and Dance Party
Put Your Klezmer Funk On!

Sunday, May 18, 2pm & 7:30pm
Dance Party: 4-5pm
Buy Tickets: $22 | $17 FTC Members
Doors open half hour before event.

National treasure, Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum, brings her band playing vintage instruments to FTC StageOne and the Warehouse. Greenbaum bring this infectious eastern European Jewish music to life in concert and at the Klezmer dance party. Beginners welcome.
Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824

Clarinet Forum

Merlin Sheperd is moderating a brand new
section of the Greek and Turkish clarinet forum, dedicated to Klezmer
clarinet. http://www.gtc-music1.com/
Subjects currently under scrutiny include: Ornamentation, Phrasing, Tonality, Timbre and general technical section
Vocal Ornaments transferred to instrumental playing Repertoire, Genres and Crossover.

Klezmer in Charlottesville, VA

internationally acclaimed clarinetist Joel Rubin and tsimbalist
Pete Rushefsky will be offering a rare evening of klezmer and hasidic duets
Tues., Jan. 29, 2008, 7:00 pm, at the Gravity Lounge in Charlottesville.

The duo will perform Eastern European Jewish instrumental klezmer music and
hasidic nigunim (religious melodies of spiritual elevation), including
material from Midnight Prayer, recorded in Budapest with the 8-piece
international Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble for the New York label,
Traditional Crossroads (2007), the forthcoming Nign of Reb Mendel
Futterfass, and other projects.

For more information, see http://www.gravity-lounge.com/

Klezmer & Hassidic Music in Providence

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
Klezmer & Hassidic Music
at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House in Providence
Three more shows, the last Saturdays of the Months
Jan. 26, 2008, & Feb. 23, 2008 — 8:00pm – 10 PM
Mar. 29, 2008 show starts at 8:30-10:30
Admission $9

Very easy to get to, the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House is at 209 Douglas Ave, 5
minutes from the Providence Marriot: Right on Orms, across the bridge over
95 , first right onto Douglas Ave. We’re one half mile down on the right, just
past the 95S entrance. For more specific directions go to
or call 575-2284 weekday mornings.

Chicken Soup for the Ears

Sunday January 13, 2008 & Sunday February 10, 2008 1- 4pm
Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s second-Sunday jam at the Cross
Kings, between 1 and 4pm.

While you’re playing (don’t forget to bring a tune to share) or listening,
eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just relax in the deep sofas and
convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub. There might even be a
bit of dancing and singing… Out-of-towners particularly welcome!

Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of the Jews of eastern Europe, is
the flavour of the month. Anyone interested in playing or listening to
klezmer is welcome to come along; no experience is necessary. Join skilled
professionals, keen amateurs, home-grown talent and perhaps even some
international visitors. For more klezmer information and sheet music for
tunes we might play visit
Entry: £1 donation towards publicity costs.…

Chicken Soup for the Ears?

Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s monthly second-Sunday jam at the Cross
Kings. Next session: Sunday 11 November between 1 and 4pm. Out-of-towners
particularly welcome!

The capital’s first regular klezmer session has found a home: the Cross Kings.
While you’re playing or listening, eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just
relax in the deep sofas and convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub.
There might even be a bit of dancing… The Cross Kings is at 126 York Way, London N1
0AX, a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross station with local parking. Visit
http://www.thecrosskings.co.uk/ for details.

Sunday October 7 Alicia Svigals at 92nd St Y

With accordionist Patrick Farrell and vocalist Inna Barmash
Lost and Found: Musical Treasures of the Jewish Ukraine

On Sunday, October 7, Alicia Svigals, the world’s leading klezmer
fiddler and founder of the Grammy-winning ensemble The Klezmatics,
presents lost musical treasures of the Jewish Ukraine. Drawing on
the fieldwork of Moshe Beregovsky, a Soviet-Jewish
ethnomusicologist, Svigals brings to life, through music and
conversation, tunes recorded on wax cylinders before World War II.
This incredible collection disappeared when Beregovsky was exiled to
Siberia but was recently rediscovered in a dusty archive. Come
help resurrect this beautiful old culture — singing and dancing

Sun, Oct 7, 2007, 4:00pm
3:30 Russian Tea Reception

Tickets $30
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NYC
Buttenwieser Hall

KlezKanada 2007 Starts Tonight

KlezKanada, in Lanier, Quebec Canada is starting tonight, Monday August 20th. This is the 12th year of the annual camp program. This year, the all star faculty is amazing, the students are superb, and the excitement is palpable. If you’re not here this year, make sure to mark this week on your calendar for next. Looks like the first newsletter, by Ari Davidow, greeted the attendees as they arrived. Each day of camp, there’s a camp newsletter published in 3 languages which might be any combination of Yiddish, English, French, Spanish, German or Russian. You never know who will get around to writing an article and each are published in the native language. KlezKanada is a music camp for families or individuals. There’s a tremendous amount of talent present and we’re hearing it already.…

Svigals-Rushefsky in “Mahler’s World: Jewish Music in the Hapsburg Empire”

Klezmer violin superstar Alicia Svigals
returns to the Maverick on July 14 at 8:00 p.m. with tsimblist Pete

Ms. Svigals and Mr. Rushefsky brought down the house last summer at
Maverick, and this year¹s concert is called “Mahler¹s World: Jewish Music in
the Hapsburg Empire.” The concert is part of Maverick¹s season-long
celebration of the centenary of Gustav Mahler¹s arrival in America to lead
the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.

Classical concerts are Saturday evenings at 6:00 and Sunday afternoons at
3:00, with jazz, world music, and klezmer on selected Saturday nights at
8:00. Young people¹s concerts are Saturday mornings at 11:00.

The box office opens an hour before each concert; the hall opens half an
hour before curtain time. Except for the last weekend of the season, ticket
prices are $20 for adults and $5 for students.…


KLEZKAMP is taking the show on the road, and going to a location near, well, in the Poconos. There will be buses from various locations around New York to take you there.
July 25-August 1, 2007
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Poyntelle, PA (Poconos)
featuring KK faculty including Henry Sapoznik, Michael Wex, Steve Weintraub, Susan Leviton, Cookie Segelstein & Mark Rubin
For more information, click here: http://www.livingtraditions.org/docs/KlezKampRoadshow2007A.pdf

Klezmer on the Bay Dinner Cruise

Sunday, June 10th
Join fellow Klezmer lovers for an unforgettable evening of music, dinner and dancing
onboard the beautiful Royal Prince ferry. Price includes kosher-style dinner, cruise,
entertainment and first drink.
The ferry boards from two locations: Sausalito passengers board at Golden Gate Ferry
at 5:45 pm (return at approx. 8:15pm).
All other passengers board at Pier 43 1/2
in San Francisco at 6:45 (return at approx 9 pm).
Details here http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=u6di84bab.0.eovx84bab.c7ol6vbab.714&ts=S0254&p=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fysr7fe,
or call (650) 212-PJCC (7522)


The Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St.
Petersburg is proud to announce “KlezFest St. Petersburg 2007,” an
international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European
Jewry, to be held July 8-12, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“KlezFest St. Petersburg,” now in its 11th year, is the oldest klezmer
seminar in Russia. The 2007 festival will include master-classes on
Yiddish folk songs and klezmer music, workshops on Yiddish folklore
and Yiddish dance, lectures, concerts, and two excursions: “Jewish St.
Petersburg” and “Rivers and Canals of St. Petersburg.” Our staff will
include world-famous musicians — from New York, the violinist,
accordion player, vocalist, ethnomusicologist and the world’s leading
expert on Yiddish dance, Michael Alpert; also from New York, the
vocalist from the famous Klezmatics group, Lorin Sklamberg; from
Zaporozhie, Ukraine, the Yiddish folk poet and singer Arkady Gendler,
and others.…

Alicia Svigal: It Would have Been Enough, But it Wasn’t. Now there’s More in April at John Zorn’s Stone place

At the Stone in NYC, 2nd St. and Ave C, www.thestonenyc.com
Violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics
and the world’s best-known klezmer fiddler, is the curator for the
month of April at the Stone, John Zorn’s performance space on the
Lower East Side of Manhattan.

John Zorn, the composer who was recently awarded a MacArthur genius
grant, opened the Stone to provide a venue for the most creative new
music in New York. Each month he selects a different musician to
curate the series, and for April he asked Svigals to put together a
lineup that would tap into her eclectic and offbeat musical worlds.

The fifty acts Svigals booked revolve around three themes: Jewish
music, virtuoso female instrumentalist/improvisers/composers, and
all kinds of string music, traditional and contemporary.…

Klezmatics in Concert at MFA in Boston

The MFA Concert Program and The Boston Jewish Film Festival are delighted to present The Klezmatics in concert on Sunday, March 11, 7:30pm. The Boston Jewish Film Festival has screened several films over the years for which scores have been written by the Klezmatics, including Jonathan Berman’s The Shvitz (1995 and 1999 Festivals), Pearl Gluck’s Divan (2003 Festival), and Eric Greenberg Anjou’s A Cantor’s Tale (2005 Festival).

Ticket prices: Members, BJFF members, seniors, students $20; nonmembers, general admission $25.
Front-of-house seating, available for an additional $5 at each price level.
Front-of-house seating guarantees general admission seating within the first three rows of Remis Auditorium.
To purchase tickets in advance with a credit card, go to www.mfa.org or call the Box Office at least one day in advanceat 617-369-3306.…

Dan Blacksberg Ensemble featured in Philly Series

Diaspora Series – “celebrates Purim with a special show featuring some of
the most innovative musicians in Klezmer and Jewish-inspired music.”
Sunday March 4
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
8 p.m. FREE All Ages
West Philadelphia Orchestra
Dan Blacksberg Ensemble
Dan Blacksberg, Trombone
Michael Winograd, Clarinet
Jon Barrios, Bass
Jason Nazary, Drums


Lorin Sklamberg in California in Feburary

Lorin Sklamberg
Monday February 12 at 8pm
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 North Lake
Altadena, CA 91001
Solo show!

Thursday February 15 at 8pm
Red Yiddish Salon
6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Informal talk about the YIVO Sound Archives and the Klezmatics with
recorded and live music.

Saturday February 17 7:30pm
Acoustic Music San Diego
4650 Mansfield Street
San Diego, CA 92116
Solo show!

Sunday February 18 at 10am
Congregation Shaarei Torah
550 South Second Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
Solo show!

For updates, go to www.myspace.com/lorinsklamberg

Alicia Svigals’ Party Band at Celebrate Showcase

Alicia Svigals

Free! Come dance the hora with dance leader Steve Weintraub and
Alicia’s klezmer party band!
Sunday, January 28, 12 to 5 p.m.

Big hora at 2 p.m! Come dance with us, and check out the band for
your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah. Before and after the big hora,
we’ll be playing for and teaching klezmer and Israeli folkdancing in
a more intimate setting. Its free, and its part of the Celebrate!
Party Showcase featuring hundreds of party vendors.

Celebrate! Party Showcase
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 USA
Phone: 1-201-836-0600
For showcase information and directions:
or call Flora at 1-203-322-2840

Read about Alicia Svigals at www.aliciasvigals.com

Visit the JCC website for more info: www.jccmanhattan.org

Alicia Svigals’ Party Band at Celebrate Showcase

Free! Come dance the hora with dance leader Steve Weintraub and
Alicia’s klezmer party band!
Sunday, January 28, 12 to 5 p.m.

Big hora at 2 p.m! Come dance with us, and check out the band for
your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah. Before and after the big hora,
we’ll be playing for and teaching klezmer and Israeli folkdancing in
a more intimate setting. Its free, and its part of the Celebrate!
Party Showcase featuring hundreds of party vendors.

Celebrate! Party Showcase
Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W Burr Boulevard
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 USA
Phone: 1-201-836-0600
For showcase information and directions:
or call Flora at 1-203-322-2840
Read about Alicia at www.aliciasvigals.com
Visit the JCC website for more info: www.jccmanhattan.org

Free Synagogue of Flushing features Joel Chernet Quartet

The Free Synagogue of Flushing invites you to share an afternoon of music with:
**The Joel Chernet Klezmer Quartet**
**Pete Sokolow**
Sunday January 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
The Free Synagogue of Flushing
41-60 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing (Queens), New York 11355
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Children 12 and under: $10
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
Call 718-961-0030 for more information and ticket purchase
Free onsite parking
3 blocks away from the #7 Flushing Line subway
Handicapped accessible

Next Generation in Philly

Klezmer: The Next Generation
at Society Hill Synogogue
Saturday, January 27th 8:00 p.m.
$10, by phone (215) 922-6590 or at the door

Society Hill Synagogue’s own Dan Blacksberg brings his trombone and
friends Michael Winograd, clarinet, and Carmen Staaf, accordion, for an
evening of klezmer music at Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St,
Philadelphia, Saturday January 27th at 8:00 PM. Second to none among the
new generation of klezmer players, Dan, Michael and Carmen offer traditional
and original music drawn from the heritage of Eastern European Jewry. A
magical combination of years of experience (already) on the world’s klezmer
stage, the sanctuary’s excellent acoustics and superb musicianship will
bring us to our feet, joined in spirit by those who once called the
Synagogue’s building “Die Groyse Rumeyneshe Shul.…

Veretski Pass in Connecticut

Branford Folk Music Society
Veretski Pass Jan. 20, 2007

Playing in an unbound, energetic “village style”, the trio Veretski Pass
presents a concert of historical klezmer music of Eastern Europe; pre WWII
melodies from Ukraine, Carpathian-Ruthenia, Bessarabia and Rumania played
violin, accordion tsimbl, basy and baraban. With unique arrangements and
compositions, this group of veterans carries on the ancient tradition of
musicians, playing music of all kinds, but with a recognizably Jewish

Branford Folk Coffeehouse
First Congregational Church of Branford
1009 Main Street, Branford, CT
Admission: $15 nonmembers, $13 members, $3 children

A Tickle in the Heart at MFA

A Tickle in the Heart
Thursday, January 11, 6:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Part of the Series, “Swiss Films with Rhythm”
Tickets: $9 general admission; $8 for memberes of The Boston Jewish Film
Festival, the MFA, students, and seniors
On Sale at MFA Box Office Only (Please call the Box Office at 617 369 3306
for advance ticket orders.)

A Tickle in the Heart
Director: Stefan Schwietert
Country: Germany, Switzerland, released 1996
Duration: 90 min., Video
Language: English, Yiddish
w/subtitles Film image
The Epstein Brothers were the kings of klezmer, the traditional music of
Eastern European Jewry, for more than 60 years. Beginning in the 1930s,
they played their joyous, sentimental blend of tangos, horas, Russian folk
dances and Gypsy drinking songs throughout New York.…

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo in Berlin

Dienstag, 21. November 2006, 21 Uhr

Ort: Maschinenhaus in der Kulturbauerei, Knaackstr. 97
Eintritt: VVK: 12,- Euro (zzgl. VVG) // AK: 15,- Euro
Karten unter: 030 – 44 31 51 51
Beginn: 21 Uhr

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo

Eben klagt und weint sie noch – und im nächsten Moment hüpft sie fröhlich
davon und rennt, getrieben von purer Lebensfreude, immer schneller, die Violine
von Deborah Strauss, gefolgt von der federleichtfüßigen Gitarre Jeff
Warschauers. Die Musiker aus Brooklyn sind – konzertant und pädagogisch –
Koryphäen in
Sachen Klezmer und Yiddish Music. Sie waren Mitglieder der Klezmer Conservatory
Band und haben mit Itzhak Perlman musiziert. Manche Lieder dieser
wunderbaren, leisen CD singt Jeff Warschauer, der auch begnadeter Mandolinist ist,
alleine – mit hellem traurig-frohen Tenor. Wenn Deborah Strauss singt, dann ist es
filigran, behutsam, hört bei Duettpassagen genau auf ihren Partner hörend.…

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos in East Village

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos
perform together at Nuyorican Poets Cafe,
an East Village cultural landmark for 30 years!
Tuesday, November 21st
8pm double bill, $8 cover charge
as part of the club’s monthly Women Take the Bandstand series
236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B & C), NYC
hotline: 212-505-8183


Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour

The Klezmatics will be in conert for a Woody Guthrie music performance to bring Happy Hanukkah music to Washington state.
When: December 12, 7:30pm
Where: Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
Info: Adult $36 Senior $32.50 Youth $15 Group $32
All tickets subject to a $1.00 service fee
(Youth is 25 and younger; Senior is 62 and older)
For information call Kirkland Performance Center at
(425) 893-9900 or visit www.kpcenter.org
Taking advantage of a rare opportunity, Kirkland Performance Center
welcomes The Klezmatics to their 2006-2007 line-up midseason. The
Klezmatics will perform Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour at
KPC December 12.
The Klezmatics will be presenting a contagious celebration of Hanukkah,
marrying their soulful and ebullient Jewish roots to Woody Guthrie’s
poignantly mesmerizing and newly discovered lyrics.…

Just Put it on Your Calendar Now: KlezCalifornia in January, 2007

Coming soon in San Francisco:
KlezCalifornia at the JCCSF
Saturday, January 6th, 2007 · 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Concert with the award-winning
European band BUDOWITZ
Dancing taught by MICHAEL ALPERT
Sunday, January 7th, 2007 · 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
A full day of participatory workshops
Learn the klezmer style (all instruments, levels) with BUDOWITZ musicicans
Dancing taught by MICHAEL ALPERT
Yiddish theater, language, literature, songs, history, and crafts
Special programs for teens and youth

Tickets will be available at JCCSF Box Office
415-292.1233 or jccsf.org/arts

KlezKamp 22 – Hasidish Yiddish

KlezKamp 22 – Hasidish Yiddish
KlezKamp is almost here again! It’s being held December 24-29, 2006, at the
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York for a week of Yiddish
music and culture.

The entire catalogue and registration materials are available online at
If you would like Living Traditions to mail you a catalogue or
would like them to do so in the future, please email your current contact
information, email: info@livingtraditions.org

Mikveh in Philly

Mikveh, Philadelphia, PA,
Saturday, October 28,2006, Mikveh at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia
One reader of JMWC says: ‘You’re not goin’ to get klezmer better’n this.’
‘Supergroup’ Mikveh features the top women in Klezmer, including renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, Klezmatics founder Alicia Svigals on fiddle, charismatic trumpeter Susan Watts of the Hoffman klezmer dynasty, ethnic accordion wizard Lauren Brody and jazz bass phenomenon Nicki Parrott. Together, they rock out with sizzling dance music and riveting Yiddish/English songs, both ancestral and brand new.
Directions: http://www.tinangel.com/directions.html

Live Music at Museum Mile Festival at the Jewish Museum

Metropolitan Klezmer Octet
Tuesday, June 13th
Museum Mile Festival at the Jewish Museum
6pm-9pm FREE!! & outdoors (if weather permits, or in museum auditorium).
The Jewish Museum
Fifth Ave @ 92nd St, NYC
Info: 212-423-3200 or museummilefestival.org
Rain or shine… full eight-piece band
Latest photos at EPK: http://metropolitanklezmer.com
Contact Eve Sicular at sicular@gmail.com
This is Metropolitan Klezmer’s eleventh consecutive year playing for The
Jewish Museum at this annual event which transforms Fifth Avenue into a car-free
cultural promenade for the evening, each second Tuesday in June — with
admission to all museums FREE! We will perform various very new pieces and original
arrangements of traditional and farflung music, from Yiddish sources and
~Ismail Butera, accordion
~Brian Drye, trombone
~Pamela Fleming, trumpet & fluegelhorn
~Michael Hess, violin & ney flutes
~David Hofstra, bass & tuba
~Deborah Karpel, vocals
~Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto saxophone
~Eve Sicular, drums & bandleader…


Eleonore Biezunski and The Klezmographers
will be performing at the Barbes this Sunday May 21st at 7:00pm
Featuring Pete Rushefsky – tsimbl; Samuel Maquin – clarinet; Eleonore
– fiddle and special guest Laurent d’Aumale – voice
BARBES is located 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177

A Rare Evening of Klezmer Tsimbl

Zev Feldman, Pete Rushefsky and Alicia Jo Rabins
Performing: “A Rare Evening of Klezmer Tsimbl (Cimbalom/hammered dulcimer)”:
Live at The Stone (www.thestonenyc.com/)
John Zorn, Artistic Director
Basya Schechter, Curator for February series
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Location: Corner of Ave. C and 2nd St., Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC
Time: Two sets: 8PM and 10PM
Admission: $10

A special night of music featuring the tsimbl– also known as the cimbalom or Jewish/Eastern European hammered dulcimer. A string instrument played like a xylophone, the tsimbl employs over 100 strings to create a mystical harp-like sonority. It was a popular instrument in Jewish klezmer ensembles across Eastern Europe from the 1500’s through the first decades of the twentieth century.


Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30
At the Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline
TICKETS: WC Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Non-members: $15 in
advance, $18 at the door.
For more information contact the Workmen’s Circle at
617-566-6281 or circle@workmenscircleboston.org

KlezFest London 2006 alongside a Jewish Song School this summer

KlezFest London 2006 Sunday 13-Friday 18 August
Jewish Song School Sunday 13-Friday 18 August
Ot Azoy! Yiddish Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest London is a hands-on learning experience with luminaries of the Klezmer revival
from Europe and America, focusing on the style, ornamentation, rhythm and repertoire of
Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance. It is an inspirational and life-enhancing
experience for amateur and professional instrumentalists and singers. In 2006, KlezFest
includes a special parallel strand for professional klezmer players as well as the
parallel Song School. KlezFest is preceded by a fantastic one-week Yiddish course ideal
for complete beginners and for singers but catering also for advanced language students.
Booking is now open and details and registration can be found on Web www.jmi.org.uk

Klezmer for Kids! in Seattle

It’s in Seattle — at Hertzl-Ner Tamid –(2 concerts): Klezmer for Kids!
With the Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Sunday, January 22
11 AM to 12 PM
Admission $5.00 per person

Klezmer for Kids!
A fun and participatory introduction to the world of klezmer music and
Yiddish culture for school audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Students sing,
dance, and ask and answer questions.

And later that same day:

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo in Concert
An interactive experience of klezmer music, Yiddish song and culture.
January 22. 2006
2 to 3:30 PM
$10/adults; $7/kids & seniors

Both concerts will take place at Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island, 3700 East
Mercer Way.
For more information: 206 232-8555 or email tzachi@h-nt.org


un concert AMJ tout à fait original à Genève:

Marcelo Moguilevsky: clarinettes, flûtes, harmonica, voix
Cesar Lerner: piano, accordéon, percussions
dimanche 4 décembre à 17h à l’Alhambra, 10 rue de la Rôtisserie, Genève
Organisation: les Amis de la Musique Juive www.amj.ch.
Informations: http://www.amj.ch/WPR051204.htm
Réservations: amj@amj.ch ou tel: 0(041)22 320 86 28
entrée: 25.- / AVS, chômeurs, étudiants, etc: 15.-
Réduction supplémentaire de 5.- aux membres AMJ

Depuis une vingtaine d’années, Cesar Lerner et Marcelo Moguilevsky apportent une
innovation et une ouverture à la musique populaire instrumentale juive.
Petits-enfants d’immigrants russes et polonais arrivés en Argentine en 1900, ils
contribuent avec virtuosité à la renaissance du style klezmer en développant un
langage personnel, basé sur l’improvisation et des éléments issus du folklore
argentin, du tango, du jazz et des musiques contemporaines.…

Klezmer Field Work

Shane Solow has put together a webpage as part of “Lost Trails” with some sound clips of field recordings done in Romania of klezmer music. He recorded musicians in northern Romania that play “archaic melodies” that are a prototype for Klezmer music. They learned the melodies from Jewish musicians who lived in this region before the second world war. They are some of the last performers who know this tradition in that area. The musicians on the CD are:
Constantin Lupu, violin
Constantin Negel, cobza
Anton Mitica Stefan, drum
The music is available for sale.

“Yiddish Celluloid Closet” with 7-piece MetroKlezmer

At Jewish Music & Heritage Festival
Wednesday, 9/21 at 8pm
“Yiddish Celluloid Closet” with 7-piece MetroKlezmer lineup
at Makor 35 W 67th, NYC $15
212-601-1000 www.makor.org
Dazzling archival film clips/talk plus live band,
cultural insights and subtexts galore!
With lush reinterpretations of soundtrack tunes…
Classics, lesser-known gems & even Soviet Yiddish newsreel
Info on Eve Sicular‘s lecture: metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html

Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar at Astoria Center

Klezmer Concert with Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar
Tuesday, September 27th, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $5. Delicious desserts and coffee will also be available.
Astoria Center of Israel Synagogue, 27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria,
Directions: less than 20 minutes from 59th and Lex in Manhattan! Take
the N or W subway towards Queens to the 30th Avenue stop. Walk west on 30th Avenue (towards Athens Square Park) for about 4 blocks; turn right on Crescent Street and we?re a half block down on the right.
For more information: Call the shul at 718-278-2680 or visit

Jewish Music Forum features Dr. Hankus Netsky in September

The Jewish Music Forum is very pleased to introduce the 2005-2006 schedule of our academic seminar series, “New Perspectives on Music in Jewish Life.”
The first speaker will be Dr. Hankus Netsky of the New England Conservatory of Music. On Friday, September 23 at 10 A.M.
at the Center for Jewish History, Dr. Netsky will deliver a lecture, “The Philadelphia Russian Sher Medley: Viewing the Immigrant Experience through a Musical Text.” Dr. Mark Slobin of Wesleyan University will serve as respondent to this talk. All sessions of the Jewish Music Forum take place on Friday mornings,
beginning at 10:00 AM at the Center for Jewish History. For additional information, please contact James Loeffler at 212-294-8328 or jloeffler@jewishmusicforum.org.

Di bostoner klezmer Plus Kaplan and Rushefsky

Shed those winter blues at a lively concert on the first day of spring, Sunday, March 20, 2:30 P.M. at the intimate concert space at the Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St. in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA (617-876-6060)

In a double bill of dynamic klezmer music and Yiddish song, two
up-and-coming groups will present material from their new CDs.
Di bostoner klezmer is the dynamic trio which plays rarely-heard and newly composed music, including a suite for melodica written by Brian Bender. Their accordionist, Christina Crowder is a former member of the world-famous di naye kapelye. Hankus (Klezmer Conservatory Band) Netsky says the group “breathes new life into traditional, old-country klezmer!”

The acclaimed duo Kaplan and Rushefsky bring to life rarely heard gems of traditional and original Yiddish song accompanied by the tsimbl and balaban.…

20th Annual Jewish Music Festival Berkeley California

March 19- April 3, 2005
The largest festival of Jewish music in the US celebrates its landmark
anniversary in Berkeley, San Francisco and Marin. Highlights include
members of Israel’s East West Ensemble with the Omar Faruk Tekbilek
, Theodore Bikel with Hankus Netsky, the Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson, Community Music Day with an Instrument Petting Zoo, Hebrew hip-hop, and workshops for all ages; Judith Cohen, a leading scholar of Sephardic music, and Emil Zrihan, an extraordinary Israeli counter-tenor and cantor of the Moroccan tradition in a sneak preview of a new work with America’s leading, San Francisco based new music string quartet.
Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or www.brjcc.org
15% discount for groups of 10 and more.
A project of the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center…

workshop with German Goldenshteyn

Thursday, Feb 3, 2005, the Congress for Jewish Culture will sponsor
its monthly Kavhoyz – a Klezmer Dance Workshop with the band: Matt
Temkin on drums, German Goldenshteyn on clarinet, Joey Weissenberg on

In Temple Beth Elohim, (Garfield Temple)
274 Garfield Pl. Corner 8th ave. in BROOKLYN.
7:45 PM.
$7.00 includes coffee and cake
take the 2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza.
info: 212-505-8040


A Southwestern celebration of Klezmer music and dance into the 21st century: a weekend of concerts, dance parties, and classes featuring the music and dance of the Eastern European Jewish People.
FEBRUARY 18th through FEBRUARY 20th, 2005 (President’s day weekend).
Presented by Congregation Nahalat Shalom (Inheritance of Peace congregation) – a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. For details….

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song Presents
Three Monday Evening Events: November 22, November 29 and December 13, 2004, 8:00
Curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo,
this series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect
the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and
Yiddish song.

The Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song

Three Monday Evening Events on November 22, November 29 and December 13, 2004, 8:00 PM

Curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, this series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and Yiddish song.

The 2004 series begins on November 22 with THE FROG AND THE WOODCUTTER: Yiddish Story, Song and Klezmer Narrations presented by renowned Yiddish teacher and storyteller Peysakh Fiszman in a special collaboration with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo.

On November 29 acclaimed Jewish music scholar Dr. Mark Kligman will join the duo in THE SOUL YOU PLACED WITHIN ME: The Essence of Eastern European Khazones, Yiddish Song and Klezmer Music.

The series closes on December 13 with THE COLUMBIA KLEZMER BAND AND THE STRAUSS/WARSCHAUER DUO: Concert and Dance Party, featuring traditional and original klezmer music and Yiddish songs, followed by dance instruction and a dance party.…

‘Oyfn Sheydveg’ & more

The release of, ‘Oyfn Sheydveg,’ a new CD by
the Boston-based KHEVRE is happening now.
To celebrate the new recording, Khevre will be playing a show in New York.
Sunday, October 24th.
Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College.
Admission is $10.
Opening, is comedian ‘Modi,’ who’s a riot.
You can pick up tickets by visiting the Colden box office, or by phone:
You can also visit: http://qcpages.qc.edu/Jewish_Studies/
michael winograd- reeds, flutes
dana sandler- vocals
eylem basaldi- violin
carmen staaf- piano, accordion
jorge roeder- bass
richie barshay- drums, percussion
For more information on KHEVRE, please read out latest review by Ari Davidow
at :
For our fans in boston, KHEVRE will be playing a Halloween show, with a
number of other bands. MORE INFO BELOW:…

KlezKamp 20

At: The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, New York
2004 marks the 20th edition of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts
. And while this is our birthday celebration, KlezKampers are
the ones who receive the gifts.

Our theme, Doyres/Generations, explores how Yiddish culture and
KlezKamp is passed through generations featuring KlezKamp doyres:
Chana Mlotek and son Zalmen, mother/daughter Elaine Hoffman-Watts and
Susan Watts, Anita Norich and father Isaac, Pearl Sapoznik and son plus
others. Our anniversary gives us a chance to dip into our archives to
show rare classroom videos of beloved KlezKamp teachers no longer with
us, and to also issue a special commemorative 2-CD anthology highlighting
20 years of our incomparable staff concerts. more….

SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY Celebrates with Klezmer Music

as part of it’s celebration of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial
presents a
Celebration of Klezmer Music
with Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band
October 3, 2:00 PM
Family event
Free admission
Boy Scout Hall
Simsbury, Connecticut
Contact: Jackie Hemond
Jives98@hotmail.com. (860) 658-7663, (860) 658-6732 (fax)
Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band will be appearing at Boy Scout
Hall in Simsbury on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The concert will
be for families and will last about an hour.

“On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl”

On Thursday August 5, 2004 the “Kavehoyz” of the Congress for Jewish
Culture will host a CD release concert for Rebecca Kaplan and Pete
‘s new recording, “On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl”.

Rebecca Kaplan sings rare Yiddish folksongs in an authentic folk
style and Pete Rushefsky is one of the best tsimblers on the Jewish
music scene today.
7:00 PM at 25 E. 21st. St. in Manhattan, between Park and B’way.
Information: 212-505-8040. Coffee and kosher pastries will be served.

To purchase this wonderful CD go to:

Yiddish songs and dances in Regents Park London

When JMI KlezFest London opens on Sunday 8 August, all London hears about
it – as the biggest UK klezmer band will assemble round the bandstand at
Regents Park (its too big to be ON the bandstand) last year there were 69
players, this year we expect to break that record. If you are in or near
London please bring your instruments and join us in the ‘Inner Circle’ (this
is a Road Direction as well as an emotional state) from 3.00-6.00pm

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Free Summer Concerts

Starting in June, and going through August:

Sun., June 13, 45 min. between 11:30-1:30, TBA
Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival
Saint Paul Woods, s. of Dempster at Lehigh, Morton Grove

Thurs., June 17, 6:00-6:45 PM, Children’s Concert
Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier – 700 E. Grand Avenue

Friday, June 18, 1:00-1:45 PM, Children’s Concert, Chicago Children’s Museum
Navy Pier – 700 E. Grand Avenue

Thurs., June 24, 7:30 PM, Concert and Dinner Dance
Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point Rd., Skokie, IL (847) 982-1400
$16 PP minimum order, no cover charge, reservations recommended


Cookie Segelstein: Violin, scordatura violin, viola
Joshua Horowitz: Chromatic button accordion, tsimbl
Stuart Brotman: Bass, basy, baraban

Golden Horn Records is proud to announce its release of Veretski Pass,
Traditional East European Jewish Music by the trio of the same name made
up of klezmer veterans Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart
Much of the music on this recording comes from and near the
region of the Veretski Pass (after which the group is named) in the
Transcarpathian region of what is now Ukraine, the main crossroads
through which the Jews traversed the Carpathian Bow. Some melodies were
passed on to Cookie by her father who was born in the town of Nizhni
Veretski, at the base of this pass. Others were collected by the members
themselves in their travels throughout Eastern Europe.…

di bostoner klezmer in central MA

Jacob Edwards Library, in Southbridge, MA:
236 Main St.
Telephone: 508-764-542
directions are at http://ci.southbridge.ma.us/LIB-directions.html
Concert starts at 6 P.M.
If you’re near central Mass. this coming Thursday, come catch one of di bostoner klezmer’s spirited concerts! (and introduce yourself!)
It’s near the Sturbridge exit of the Mass Pike and not too far from CT.

We promise you good listening, a seldom-heard suite,
With selections of freylekhs that sure can’t be beat!

Casco Bay Tummlers in Cambridge

If you’re in the Boston area and looking for a fun Jewish dance/music event this Sunday afternoon, come check out the Casco Bay Tummlers, Maine’s
premier klezmer band, at the All Asia Cafe in Central Square, Cambridge.
they’ll be doing a lively combination of klezmer standards, original
compositions, and Balkan and Israeli dance tunes.
All Asia Cafe
334 Mass Ave, Cambridge
2:00 – 4:30
$5 (suggested)
For more info: (617) 497-1544 (cafe)
Web site: www.cascobaytummlers.com
Listen to us at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cbtummlers

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Sunday, May 2 3pm Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St. Jackson Heights, NY 718-429-1150

Thursday, May 6 Benefit concert for The Dwelling Place, Homeless shelter in Norfolk VA with Tim O’Brien. www.thedwellingplaceva.org

Friday, May 7 The Prism Coffehouse, 214 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 97-PRISM www.theprism.org

Saturday, May 15 8 pm The Arden Club, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. Tickets and information: (302) 475-3126 www.ardenclub.com/concerts.htm

Sunday, May 30 6 & 7:30pm Satalla, 37 West 26th St. (6th/Broadway)NYC, 212.576.1155 www.Satalla.com