Wild Illusions: New Yiddish Sounds

Wild Illusions: New Yiddish Sounds
Adrienne Cooper, Michael Winograd and Friends
Thursday, May 21st , 8 pm @
The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
$15.00 JCC Member, $20.00 Non-Member
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Singer Adrienne Cooper and Michael Winograd, NY music scene audacious talent, team up in a debut project (preview to a new recording) with spectacular players Dan Rosengard (piano), Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar), Benjy Fox-Rosen (bass), Greg Mervine (drums), Jon Singer (marimba), and Sarah Gordon and Niki Jacobs (vocals).

New arrangements to songs by Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Fima Chorny, Josh Waletzky, Polina Shepherd-Ashkenazi, Beyle Shaechter-Gottesman, Hirsh Blohstein, Meir Kharatz, Dovid Edelstadt. Original songs by Adrienne Co oper and Frank London are from Jenny Romaine’s celebrated La Mama theater production of The Memoir o f Gluckl of Hameln.

Adrienne is thrilled to bring together this intergenerational Yiddish music encounter with new band arrangements by Michael Winograd. The project showcases a remarkable phenomenon – the contemporary resurgence of a Yiddish song movement, featuring work by living Yiddish composers and lyricists from the ages of 23-85, living in Brooklyn and the Bronx, in Kishinev, Moldova, Brighton, England, and Hoboken, New Jersey. This artistic convergence connects over a century of Yiddish culture=2 0makers in a “conversation” that spans continents, genres, generations, and the abyss of 20th century Jewish history.