Seventh Night of Pesakh at DROM

Thursday, April 24 – Passover at DROM, 7:30PM
Metropolitan Klezmer Seventh Night of Pesakh show!
The annual Passover tradition continues at a new club:
Metropolitan Klezmer debuts at the East Village’s swank Drom
Pesakh guest artists:Shoko Nagai on accordion & piano, plus
vocalists Judith Berkson and, fresh from New York City Opera as
stand-in lead soprano in Mark Morris’ King Arthur, Melissa Fogarty.
Details below or see…

Thursday 4/24, 7:30PM
DROM World Music Club & Restaurant
85 Avenue A (btw E. 5th & 6th St’s), NYC
Tickets: $12 + club food or drink minimum
info: 212-777-1157

Formed in 1994, the adventuresome neo-traditional octet Metropolitan Klezmer plays rollicking dances and ethereal trance tunes, plus exuberant Yiddish swing, klezmer cumbia, soundtrack tango, and genre-defying originals. With an astounding horn section, lithesome accordion, stirring acoustic strings, dynamic syncopating drums, mystical ney flutes, and gorgeous multi-lingual vocals, the bandmates bring experience in styles from Balkan, bebop, and funk to reggae, classical and zydeco.

Their fourth album, “Traveling Show,” is a live concert album on Best of 2007 lists from coast to coast, with more review praise from All About Jazz and the UK’s fROOTS (Folk Roots Magazine). Repertoire inspiration comes from sources as diverse as archival 78’s, Soviet newsreels, family home audio, and well-tuned imaginations.

Metropolitan Klezmer:
Ismail Butera (accordion – April 9th Eldridge Street show)
Pam Fleming (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Michael Hess (violin/ney flutes)
Dave Hofstra (upright bass/tuba)
Debra Kreisberg (clarinet/alto sax)
Reut Regev (trombone)
Eve Sicular (drums/leader)…
& special guests:
Shoko Nagai (accordion/piano – April 24th Drom show),
Michael Farkas (vocals – April 9th Eldridge Street show),
Judith Berkson & Melissa Fogarty (vocals – April 24th Drom show)

websites, guest artists:
Michael Farkas – vocals, April 9/Eldridge Street
Shoko Nagai – accordion/piano, April 24/Drom
Judith Berkson – vocals, April 24/Drom
Melissa Fogarty – vocals, April 24/Drom