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September 30, 2016

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Colorado Springs, CO, 30 ßep 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Sep 30, 2016, 7:30 PM
Kathryn Mohrman Theatre
Colorado College
14 East Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20280

She'Koyokh, Cyprus, 27-30 Sep 2016

cd coverShe'koyokh

27-30 Sept, 2016
Kypria International Festival, Cyprus
Limassol, Larnaca, Paralimni & Pafos

More info: kypria.org.cy/programme

October 1, 2016

Heartland Klezmorim @ Old Town Oktoberfest, Lansing, MI 1 Oct 2016

Heartland KlezmorimHeartland Klezmorim

Old Town Oktoberfest, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Old Town,
Lansing, MI
There will be an admission price for this event.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/762518607223969/

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Denver, CO, 1 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 1, 2016, 8:00 PM
Mizel Center for Arts and Culture
350 S Dahlia St.
Denver, CO

303-316-6360

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20281

October 2, 2016

Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue, City Winery Brunch, NYC, 2 Oct 2016

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Oct 2, 2016 features Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/

October 3, 2016

Ben Goldberg, Klezmer Mondays at Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 3 Oct 2016

Ben Goldberg

Oct 3, 2016, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Thompson Falls, MT, 3 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 3, 2016, 7:30 PM
Rex Theatre
1033 Main St.
Thompson Falls, MT

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20282

October 4, 2016

The Ancestral String Band feat. Sara Casewell: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverThe Ancestral String Band, featuring Sara Caswell
David Krakauer Stone residency

Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

A new twist on clarinet and strings, with a mix of klezmer, original compositions and improvisation.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sara Caswell (violin) Joe Deninzon (violin) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (acoustic/electric bass)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 5, 2016

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Ronan, MT, 5 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 5, 2016, 7:00 PM
Ronan Performing Arts Center
421 Andrews St.
Ronan, MT

$15 at the door

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20283

The Big Picture Orchestra: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverThe Big Picture Orchestra
David Krakauer Stone residency

Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Krakauer transplants the house band from his multi-media production, The Big Picture, into an unleashed music-only evening of explorations and improvisations on the music of iconic films
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sara Caswell (violin) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Rob Schwimmer (piano, hakken continuum, theramin) Jerome Harris (acoustic/electric bass) Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

Andy Statman, Brooklyn, NY, 5 Oct 2016

Andy StatmanAndy Statman Trio

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016, 8pm
Barbès
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

Tel: 347 422 0248

Andy Statman - clarinet & mandolin
Jim Whitney - bass
Larry Eagle - drums

October 6, 2016

The Casco Bay Tummlers, Portland, ME, 6 Oct 2016

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Oct 6, 2016 (and every 1st Thursday), 7:00 - 8:30
Blue
650 Congress St.,
Portland Maine

No cover, voluntary donation; support Blue buy purchasing food or beverage (both are very good!)
(And stick around for the acoustic, eclectic, delightful music of Northwood - https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodME)

Ezekiel's Wheel CD release, 6 Oct 2016

Ezekiel's WheelsEzekiel's Wheels

Thurs, Oct 6, 2016, 8pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer St,
Cambridge, MA

Join Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band as we release our newest studio album, Turning Point, at Harvard Square's legendary Club Passim. We'll be playing the whole album down, along with some of our favorite classics from the EWKB songbook.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/857902970976749/

Krakauer plays Zorn: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverKrakauer plays Zorn
David Krakauer Stone residency

Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Krakauer's arrangements of pieces specially selected for David Krakauer and his band by John Zorn from the third Book of Angels.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass, vocals) Michael Sarin (drums) Keepalive (sampler)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

Ben Holmes/NY Klezmer Series, 6 Oct 2016

Ben Holmes

Thu, Sep 15, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1213274975363489/

October 7, 2016

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Eureka, MT, 7 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 7, 2016, 7:00 PM
Lincoln County High School Auditorium
312 9th St., E
Eureka, MT

$15 at the door

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20284

Ancestral Groove: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverAncestral Groove
David Krakauer Stone residency

Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Loops, grooves and ecstatic improvisation celebrate the earthy side of Krakauer's Eastern European Jewish ancestry in a joyful contemporary celebration.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass, vocals) Michael Sarin (drums) Keepalive (sampler)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 8, 2016

The Casco Bay Tummlers, Waterville, ME, 8 Oct 2016

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Oct 8, 2016 (and every 1st Thursday), 7:00 - 8:30
Colby College
Lorimer Chapel
Waterville, ME 04901

Breath & Hammer: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverBreath & Hammer
David Krakauer Stone residency

Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Clarinet, Piano, Electronics
“Simple Songs” from Kinan Azmeh, John Zorn, Rob Curto, Roberto Rodriguez, Emil Kroitor, Kathleen Tagg and David Krakauer expanded by Krakauer and South African pianist/sound explorer Kathleen Tagg into a full blown orchestral texture with loops, samples and extended techniques enhanced by a projected video feed designed by Jesse Gilbert.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Kathleen Tagg (piano)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 9, 2016

Manny Blanc Project, City Winery Brunch, NYC, 9 Oct 2016

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Oct 2, 2016 features the Manny Blanc Project.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Eugene, OR, 9 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 9, 2016, 7:30 PM
Shedd Institute
Jaqua Hall
868 High St.
Eugene, OR

Tix: $18 &ndash $26
541-687-6526

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20285

Ihtimanska, Ottawa, QC, Canada, 9 Oct 2016

Ihtimanska

Oct 9, 2016, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Black Squirrel Books & Café
1073 Bank Street
Ottawa K1S 3W9, ON, Canada

Tix: $10

Ihtimanska is a Montreal based duo of saxophone (Ariane Morin) and accordion (Yoni Kaston) playing creative takes on traditional and classical Turkish and Bulgarian music from a wide cross section of the repertoire. Complex Bulgarian choral arrangements and funky-metered dance tunes, music from Ottoman courts and Sufi ceremony, and centuries old protest songs from repressed villages, with a complicity and sweetness.

Ihtimanska has performed in North-America and Istanbul, acclaimed by respected ethnomusicologists such as Yves Moreau and Zev Feldman, and were the proud recipients of the prize "Coup de Coeur" by Place des Arts and Vision Diversité at the Vitrine de la Musique Locale Métissé in 2015.

Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer Quartet: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverBreath & Hammer
David Krakauer Stone residency

Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Unplugged versions of Krakauer's klezmer repertoire ranging from his own quirky originals to traditional tunes.
David Krakauer (clarinets) Will Holshouser (accordion) Jerome Harris (bass) Michael Sarin (percussion)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 10, 2016

Yiddish Chorus open rehearsal, Brookline, MA, 10 Oct 2016

JOIN A YIDDISH CHORUS IN BOSTON!
Would you enjoy singing in a spirited and harmonious multi-generational
chorus? A Besere Velt is a great place to give it a try! A Besere Velt (A Better World) is a chorus sponsored by the Boston Workmen’s Circle that sings in Yiddish, English, and other languages to help preserve culture and fight for social justice. We are looking for new members this fall. There are no auditions, and no knowledge of Yiddish is required.

Saturday, 10 October 2016, from 4–6pm
Workmen's Circle
1762 Beacon Street,
Brookline, MA

Please arrive within 15 minutes of the start time. There is street parking available at both
locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, check out our website at circleboston.org/community-chorus
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Ghost Note Ensemble, Klezmer Mondays at Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 10 Oct 2016

Ghost Note Ensemble

Oct 10, 2016, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

October 12, 2016

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Bremerton, WA, 12 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 12, 2016, 11:00 AM
Admiral Theatre
515 Pacific Ave.
Bremerton, WA

Tix: $6 – $12
360-373-6743

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20286

October 13, 2016

Pop-up Divinity School - Poems and Music by Alicia Jo Rabins, Portland, OR, 13 Oct 2016

publicity photoportland State of Mind:
Pop-up Divinity School— Poems & Music by Alicia Jo Rabins

Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 4pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU), room 333,
1825 SW Broadway Ave.
Portland, OR

Cost: Free and open to the public

More info: www.pd.edu

Ternovka Ensemble/NY Klezmer Series, 13 Oct 2016

Ternovka Ensemble – w/Zhenya Lopatnik, Pete Rushefsky, Jake Shulman-Ment, & Joanna Sternberg

Thu, Oct 13, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1213274975363489/

October 15, 2016

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Burlington, VT, 15 Oct 2016

Guy MendilowThe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Oct 15, 2016, 7:30 PM
Lane Series at UVM
UVM Recital Hall
384 S. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT

Tix: $10 – $30
802-656-4455

Tix/more info: guy.rockpaperscissors.biz/dispatch/pu/20287

klez'manne, Paris, France, 15 Oct 2016

Concert klez'manne

Sat, Oct 15, 2016, 8:30pm
Ligne 13
93240 Saint-Denis, Ile-de-France
Paris, France

Bonjour à tous, les klez'manne ont le plaisir de jouer à la ligne 13 à saint Denis. Venez nombreux pour notre première dans cette belle salle !!! 12 place de la résistance et de la déportation St Denis tel : 01 83 72 20 90

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1173359622721191/

October 16, 2016

2016 HardLox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival Sep 2016

2016 HardLox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival

Sun, Oct 16, 2016, 11am – 4pm
Pack Square
historic downtown Asheville, North Carolina

At this year's HardLox Festival there will be lots of great traditional Jewish food, Israeli dancing, crafts, a Kids Zone, klezmer music and lots more. Dogs are not allowed at HardLox - city ordinance.

Have your name written in Hebrew, discover the Torah, learn about Jewish holidays and festivals, and join in the singing and dancing.

Every Jewish organization in the Asheville area will be represented with many providing interactive educational opportunities to learn about our people and our Jewish heritage and culture. Come into our Sukkah and celebrate the holiday of Sukkot by saying the blessing over the lulav and the etrog.

More info: /www.hardloxjewishfestival.org

October 17, 2016

Hernandez Hideaway, Klezmer Mondays at Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 17 Oct 2016

Hernandez Hideaway

Oct 17, 2016, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

October 18, 2016

Sound Salon, "Attractive Hebrews" CD release, Madison, WI, 18 Oct 2016

Sound Salon
"Attractive Hebrews" CD Release Party

October 18, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wayside Dining Room
University Club,
803 State St.
Madison, WI

Free and open to the public.

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture announces the release of Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, 1901-1905. Co-produced, annotated, and translated by institute director Henry Sapoznik for Grammy award-winning Archeophone Records, Attractive Hebrews captures the music of the performers who first brought Yiddish theater to America. This premier event will feature live performances by Sapoznik and critically-acclaimed klezmer musicians Kurt and Annette Bjorling.

CDs available with a $20 donation.

Co-sponsored by Mills Music Library.

October 20, 2016

Paul Shapiro's Midnight Minyan/NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 20 Oct 2016

Paul Shapiro's Midnight Minyan

Thu, Oct 20, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

October 21, 2016

Alicia Jo Rabins @ Faith in Literature: A Festival of Contemporary Writers of the Spirit, Asheville, NC, 21-22 Oct 2016

UNC Asheville and the Wake Forest University School of Divinity will jointly convene Faith in Literature: A Festival of Contemporary Writers of the Spirit on Oct. 21-22, 2016 on UNC Asheville's campus., including Alicia Jo Rabins

Oct 21-22, 2016, 11am
UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC

More info: english.unca.edu/events/faith-literature-festival-contemporary-writers-spirit

She'Koyokh, Dorset, UK, 21 Oct 2016

cd coverShe'koyokh

Fri 21 Oct 7.30pm
Pamela Hambro Hall,
Winterbourne Stickland, Dorset, UK
Promoted by Artsreach

October 22, 2016

She'Koyokh, Devon, UK, 22 Oct 2016

cd coverShe'koyokh

Sat 22 Oct, 2016, 8.00pm
The Plough Arts Centre,
Devon, UK

More info/tix: www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/shekoyokh

October 24, 2016

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu, NYC, 22–24 Dec 2016

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu

Fri, Dec 23, 2016, 8pm (doors open 6pm)
City Winery/New York
155 Varick St.
NYC

More info/tix: www.citywinery.com

October 26, 2016

Klezmer Creek @ Klezmer Nights/Caia's Garden, Santa Rosa, CA, 26 Oct 2016

Klezmer Creek
Fourth Wednesday Klezmer Nights—performance followed by jam

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 7:00-8:00pm
Gaia's Garden
1899 Mendocino Avenue,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Entertainment free with $5 minimum purchase.
More info: 707.544.2491

October 28, 2016

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 28 Oct 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 7:30pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

October 29, 2016

Metroplitan Klezmer@Ghouls & Gourds Fest, Brooklyn, NY, 29 Oct 2016

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Saturday 29 October
Ghouls & Gourds Festival
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7238
bbg.org

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 29 Oct 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 2pm, 7:30pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

Wholesale Klezmer/memorial for David Tasgal, Greenfield, MA, 29 Oct 2016

Wholesale Klezmer Band

Oct 29, 2016, 7pm
Temple Israel
27 Pierce St,
Greenfield, MA

Phone: (413) 773-5884

October 30, 2016

Ben Holmes, City Winery Brunch, NYC, 30 Oct 2016

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Oct 2, 2016 features Ben Holmes.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/

Community Klezmer Initiative, Ardmore, PA, 30 Oct 2016

Community Klezmer Initiative

Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 1:30–3:30pm
Palm Center for Positive Aging
117 Ardmore Ave.
Ardmore, PA

We have a new home. The Palm Center for Positive Aging in Ardmore, PA is hosting the Jam events each month. It's easy to get to, lots of parking and very accessible by public transportation. Bring your instrument and a music stand. CKI will have music provided. We have books in the key of C and Bb.

If you would like, come prepared to entertain with your solo piece of Klezmer work or Yiddish song. We're going to have an open mic along with the Jams!

For the culinary lover in you bring a nosh as we will have some serious noshing treats there. It's a Nosh-luck event!

There is room for dancing so come kick up your heals to the wonderful sounds of klezmer!

"Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia, Amherst, MA, 30 Oct 2016

TALK | "Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Composer, conductor, professor, and activist Daniel Asia talks about the origins of Yiddish song in Eastern European culture, its continuation on the American scene in the music of Yiddish composer Lazar Weiner, and its influence on Asia’s own award-winning music. This event is free and open to the public.

More info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7457&view=Detail

Community Open House, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, 30 Oct 2016

Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Join us for a day of events for the whole family. Watch two short films brought to you by the Wexler Oral History Project, take a tour through the world's first Yiddish museum, see a demonstration in the Center's reproduction Yiddish print shop, hear founder and president Aaron Lansky speak on the latest the Center has to offer, and listen to The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Di Shekhtertekhter: The Schaechter Sisters and Binyumen. All events are free and open to the public.

More info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7455&view=Detail

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 30 Oct 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 2:00pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

KlezCalifornia klezmer workshop/jam, Palo Alto, CA, 30 Oct 2016

KlezCalifornia is very pleased to launch a series of klezmer workshops and jams this Fall.

Sunday, Oct 30, 6:30-9:45pm.
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma St,
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Each event will have two sessions The first session will be a 90-minute klezmer instrumental workshop for musicians with little or no klezmer experience but who are proficient on their instruments. It will be taught by an experienced klezmer musician and teacher, and will include playing tunes with charts, getting familiar with klezmer techniques, and learning some tunes by ear at a slow pace.

After a short break, there will be a 90 minute klezmer jam session for those with at least intermediate familiarity with playing klezmer and/or jamming. After the leader begins the session with a warm up tune or two, musicians will take turns "calling" a tune, with everyone learning new tunes by ear or enjoying playing/improvising on familiar ones.The leader will provide guidance for pace, transitions, and ensure an overall smoothly run and fun evening!

Come for both sessions or just one. Refreshments provided. Donation of $10-$20 requested. Reservations not necessary but greatly appreciated, please email jams[at]klezcalifornia.org and indicate what instrument you play and which event and which session(s) you plan to attend. We will also add you to a special mailing list through which you will receive more information, including who will teach/lead each event.

Over the next year, we will try out several models of workshops and jams.Your feedback is critical so let us know your preferences!

November 3, 2016

Mira Awad/Mobilizing for a Shared Society, Arlington, MA, 3 Nov 2016

Mira Awad
Mobilizing for a Shared Society
Concert and Conversation (w/Rabbi Claudia Kreiman)

Thurs, Nov 3, 2016 / 6pm Dinner Reception; 7:30pm Concert followed by Conversation
Regent Theatre
7 Medford St.
Arlington, MA

Join the New Israel Fund for an inspirational evening of music and conversation with world acclaimed Palestinian-Israeli singer, songwriter, and peace activist Mira Awad. This is more than a concert – it is an opportunity to stand together for a Shared Society in Israel, to demonstrate for an Israel at peace with itself. Rabbi Claudia Kreiman will moderate the Post-Concert Conversation with Mira.

“Music of entrancing sensuality, intensely seductive. I felt drawn into its mysterious spell.”
– Stephen Holden, New York Times

More info/tix: miraawad.nif.org

Avi Fox Rosen/NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 3 Nov 2016

Avi Fox-Rosen Band

Thu, Nov 3, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

The Casco Bay Tummlers, Portland, ME, 3 Nov 2016

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Nov 3, 2016 (and every 1st Thursday), 7:00 - 8:30
Blue
650 Congress St.,
Portland Maine

No cover, voluntary donation; support Blue buy purchasing food or beverage (both are very good!)
(And stick around for the acoustic, eclectic, delightful music of Northwood - https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodME)

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 3 Nov 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 7:30pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

November 4, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

Pressberger Klezmer et al@KlezMORE/Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, 4 Nov 2016

KlezMORE Festival/Bratislava presents:
Pressberger Klezmer Band
Timna Brauer & Elias Meiri Ensemble

Nov 4, 2016, 19:00
Atelier Babylon
Námestie SNP 14 / Kolárska 3
Bratislava, Slovakia

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 4 Nov 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 7:30pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

November 5, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 5 Nov 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Sat, Nov 5, 2016, 2pm, 7:30pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

November 6, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

Great Small Works: Mungergang and other cheerful downfalls, NYC, 6 Nov 2016

publicity photo by Erik McGregorMuntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 2:00pm
2016 LaMama Puppet Series
First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Tix: 646-430-5374, or online, web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962301

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's sexy anti-capitalist puppet scripts and original graphics, panoramic scrolls, The Dybbuk, and Mae West, “Muntergang” is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

Ahava Raba w/Cantor Yanky Lemmer, Buffalo, NY, 6 Nov 2016

Ahava Raba w/Cantor Yanky Lemmer

Sun, Nov 6, 2016, 7pm
North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY

Ahava Raba is a richly vibrant musical group from NYC that features Cantor Yaakov "Yanky" Lemmer, trumpeter Frank London, and clarinetist Michael Winograd. Ahava Raba has been touring Europe, Israel, and performing at various Jewish Cultural festivals including the highly proclaimed Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. It is a marriage of Klezmer, Chazzanut, with an old school feel yet a refreshing energy and vibe.

Tickets start at $18
www.northparktheatre.org

November 7, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

Semer Ensemble@KlezMORE/Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, 7 Nov 2016

KlezMORE Festival/Bratislava presents:
Semer Ensemble

Nov 7, 2016, 19:00
Kostol cirkvi bratskej
Cukrová 4
Bratislava, Slovakia

November 8, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

November 10, 2016

Nu Haven Kapelye CD release, Hamden, CT, 10 Nov 2016

the Nu Haven Kapelye CD release party

Nov 10, 2016
Whitney Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT

Some of the thirteen tracks on this album feature the fabulous Seltzer Sisters singing duo, some are purely instrumental. Some tracks feature the entire 30 or so musicians in the Kapelye and others feature the Spies of the Balkans, the Kapelye's all-star smaller group. Some of the songs are Klezmer, some more big band swing, and others are in a category that we don't even have a name for. Every track is an original interpretation, and all of the music here was arranged by me (David Chevan) or by one of the other members of the group.

Mike Anklewicz & KlezFactor/NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 10 Nov 2016

Mike Anklewicz (from Toronto!) & KlezFactor

Thu, Nov 10, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

November 13, 2016

League for Yiddish Dictionary Publication Party w/Lorin Sklamberg, NYC, 13 Nov 2016

League for Yiddish Dictionary Publication Party

Sunday, November 13th at 6 P.M. at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 W. 16th St. Manhattan, NY.

PROGRAM
Main Speaker: Sholem (Solon) Beinfeld, editor-in-chief of the Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary

Panel: Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Paul Glasser, editors-in-chief and Chava Lapin, associate editor of the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary; Leyzer Burko - moderator

Musical Program: Lorin Sklamberg

טײַערע פֿרײַנד,י
מיר ווילן אײַך לאָזן וויסן וועגן אַ יום־טובֿדיקער פּראָגראַם וואָס מיר פּלאַנירן צו פּראַווען דעם אַרויסקום פֿון אונדזער נײַ

אַרומנעמיק ענגליש־ייִדיש־ווערטערבוך
פֿאַרלאַג בײַם אינדיאַנער אוניווערסיטעט
בשותּפֿות מיט דער ייִדיש־ליגע

זונטיק, דעם 13טן נאָוועמבער 2016 זעקס אַ זייגער אין אָוונט אין בנין פֿון ייִוואָ - ייִדישן וויסנשאַפֿטלעכן אינסטיטוט, 15 וועסט 16טע גאַס, מאַנהעטן, ניו־יאָרק.

די פּראָגראַם:
הויפּטרעדנער: שלום ביינפֿעלד, שעף־רעדאַקטאָר פֿון דעם אַרומנעמיק ייִדיש־ענגליש ווערטערבוך

פּאַנעל:
גיטל שעכטער־ווישוואַנאַט און הערשל גלעזער, שעף־רעדאַקטאָרן און חוה לאַפּין, אַסאָציִיִרטער רעדאַקטאָר פֿון דעם אַרומנעמיק ענגליש־ייִדיש ־ווערטערבוך; לייזער בורקאָ, פֿאָרזיצער

קינסטלערישע פּראָגראַם:
לאָרין סקלאַמבערג

מיר ווינטשן אַלע אונדזערע לייענערס און פֿרײַנד
אַ זיס, גליקלעך נײַ יאָר.

November 14, 2016

Metropolitan Klezmer, NYC, 14 Nov 2016

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer: Music from the Yiddish Cinema

Monday, November 14 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Ave,
New York, New York 10023

FREE, but requires ticket
www.nypl.org

One of the Metropolitan Klezmer’s specialties is the richly varied music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks. Join us for an evening of original klezmer arrangements performed live by the full octet, interpolated with scenes both from celebrated movie classics and lesser-known cinematic gems onscreen: Hasidic chant and sewing song from The Dybbuk; tenement wedding dance from Uncle Moses; melodies performed for newsreels made by Moscow’s State Yiddish Theater; Second Avenue swing, haunting love songs, and a little-known folkloric grandma’s dance, as heard in the Polish films of Molly Picon. A panoply of footage excerpts will be shared onscreen, interspersed with the band's exhilarating live musical interpretations of music found & inspired by vintage celluloid versions: Archival clips alternating with our live ensemble's re-takes on an astonishing array of movie music.

This multi-media concert event is offered free to the public -- first come, first served; so we recommend arriving early for a seat.

November 16, 2016

KlezCalifornia klezmer workshop/jam, San Francisco, CA, 16 Nov 2016

KlezCalifornia is very pleased to launch a series of klezmer workshops and jams this Fall.

Sunday, Nov 16, 1:30-4:15pm.
Congregation B'nai Emunah
3595 Taraval St,
San Francisco, CA 94116

Each event will have two sessions The first session will be a 90-minute klezmer instrumental workshop for musicians with little or no klezmer experience but who are proficient on their instruments. It will be taught by an experienced klezmer musician and teacher, and will include playing tunes with charts, getting familiar with klezmer techniques, and learning some tunes by ear at a slow pace.

After a short break, there will be a 90 minute klezmer jam session for those with at least intermediate familiarity with playing klezmer and/or jamming. After the leader begins the session with a warm up tune or two, musicians will take turns "calling" a tune, with everyone learning new tunes by ear or enjoying playing/improvising on familiar ones.The leader will provide guidance for pace, transitions, and ensure an overall smoothly run and fun evening!

Come for both sessions or just one. Refreshments provided. Donation of $10-$20 requested. Reservations not necessary but greatly appreciated, please email jams[at]klezcalifornia.org and indicate what instrument you play and which event and which session(s) you plan to attend. We will also add you to a special mailing list through which you will receive more information, including who will teach/lead each event.

Over the next year, we will try out several models of workshops and jams.Your feedback is critical so let us know your preferences!

Ihtimanska, Montreal, QC, Canada, 16 Nov 2016

Ihtimanska

Nov 16, 2016, 9:00pm
Résonance!
5175a av. du parc
Montreal, QC, Canada

Ihtimanska is a Montreal based duo of saxophone (Ariane Morin) and accordion (Yoni Kaston) playing creative takes on traditional and classical Turkish and Bulgarian music from a wide cross section of the repertoire. Complex Bulgarian choral arrangements and funky-metered dance tunes, music from Ottoman courts and Sufi ceremony, and centuries old protest songs from repressed villages, with a complicity and sweetness.

Ihtimanska has performed in North-America and Istanbul, acclaimed by respected ethnomusicologists such as Yves Moreau and Zev Feldman, and were the proud recipients of the prize "Coup de Coeur" by Place des Arts and Vision Diversité at the Vitrine de la Musique Locale Métissé in 2015.

November 17, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

Eleonore Biezunski w/The Klezmographers, Shtetl Stompers/NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 17 Nov 2016

Eleonore Biezunski (from France!) The Klezmographers (duo with Pete Rushefsky) and then the Shtetl Stompers (trio with Ilan Moss and Joanna Sternberg)


Thu, Nov 17, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

November 18, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

November 19, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

Zion80, NYC, 19-20 Nov 2016

Jon Madof's Zion80
Songs of the German-American folk rock rabbi Shlomo Carlebach meet funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Sat, Nov 19, 2016, 8pm & 10pm
thestonenyc.com
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

More info: thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

November 20, 2016

11th European Cantors Convention, Prague, CZ, 17-20 Nov 2016

The European Cantors association is happy to announce that booking is open for the 11th European Cantors Convention taking place in Prague from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 November 2016.

Guest lecturers will be Cantor Naftali Herstik and maestro Raymond Goldstein as well as a choir from the Tel Aviv Academy of Cantorial studies

All those interested in Jewish prayer music based on the orthodox tradition are welcome to attend. As well as lectures and masterclasses there will be a gala concert on one of the most beautiful synagogues in Prague and a tour of Jewish Prague. And best of all cantos and choir will illuminate two beautiful Prague synagogues with memorable music and prayer over Shabbat.

More details, a flyer that you can download and print off and the registration form can be found on the website www.cantors.eu.

Community Klezmer Initiative, Ardmore, PA, 20 Nov 2016

Community Klezmer Initiative

Sun, Nov 20, 2016, 1:30–3:30pm
Palm Center for Positive Aging
117 Ardmore Ave.
Ardmore, PA

We have a new home. The Palm Center for Positive Aging in Ardmore, PA is hosting the Jam events each month. It's easy to get to, lots of parking and very accessible by public transportation. Bring your instrument and a music stand. CKI will have music provided. We have books in the key of C and Bb.

If you would like, come prepared to entertain with your solo piece of Klezmer work or Yiddish song. We're going to have an open mic along with the Jams!

For the culinary lover in you bring a nosh as we will have some serious noshing treats there. It's a Nosh-luck event!

There is room for dancing so come kick up your heals to the wonderful sounds of klezmer!

Cabaret by the Bay, San Rafael, CA, 20 Nov 2016

KlezCalifornia and Osher Marin JCC present
Cabaret by the Bay—a Yiddish revue

Sunday, November 20, 5:00pm
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA

Cabaret of Yiddish culture, with five performers, witty MC, and klezmer band! Will include comedy, Yiddish song performance, story-telling, poetry, participatory singing and dancing. $20 adults, $10 teens, no charge for 12 and under.

More info/tix/updates: www.klezcalifornia.org/events/2016-cabaret-marin

Zion80, NYC, 19-20 Nov 2016

Jon Madof's Zion80
Songs of the German-American folk rock rabbi Shlomo Carlebach meet funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Sun, Nov 20, 2016, 8pm & 10pm
thestonenyc.com
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

More info: thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

November 21, 2016

She'Koyokh, Wimbledon, UK, 21 Nov 2016

cd coverShe'koyokh & Special Guests: Monooka (Romania) & Angelina Kasabova (Bulgaria)

Mon 21 Nov, 2016, 7.30pm
She'Koyokh
Wimbledon International Music Festival

November 24, 2016

London Klezmer Quartet, Chichester, UK, 24 Nov 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet

Thu, Sep 22, 2016=
University of Chichester
Chichester, UK

More info/tix: www.songkick.com/concerts/27968939-london-klezmer-quartet-at-university-of-chichester

November 27, 2016

Film: "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker," Amherst, MA, 27 Nov 2016

FILM | "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker"

Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

The rags-to-riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the twentieth century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy, and brassy style unlike any other. USA, 2014, 96 minutes, color, English. Director: William Gazecki.

COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8
More info/tix: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7443&view=Detail

Maxwell Street & Rabbi Joe Black pre-Hanukkah Concerts, Chicago, IL, 27 Nov 2016

Maxwell St Klezmer BandMaxwell Street Klezmer Band & Rabbi Joe Black Pre-Hanukkah Concerts

Sunday, Nov 27, 2pm & 5pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Tel: 773.728.6000

More info/tix: www.oldtownschool.org

Rabbi Joe Black, the author of the popular holiday song “Judah Maccabee,” joins creative forces with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band to launch the Hanukkah season together. This is the only Chicago-area performance of their show, “Eight Nights of Joy” - an exuberant synthesis of Rabbi Black's original songs and dynamic guitar mastery with the energy and creative genius of Chicago's own klezmer Big Band. This lively hour of music will entertain audiences of all backgrounds and ages.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1019383621514314/

November 28, 2016

Winter klezmer w/London Klezmer Quartet, Hitchin, UK, 28-30 Nov 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Mon – Wed, Nov 28–30 Nov, 2016
Benslow Music
Hitchin, UK

More info/tix: benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1470

November 29, 2016

Winter klezmer w/London Klezmer Quartet, Hitchin, UK, 28-30 Nov 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Mon – Wed, Nov 28–30 Nov, 2016
Benslow Music
Hitchin, UK

More info/tix: benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1470

November 30, 2016

Winter klezmer w/London Klezmer Quartet, Hitchin, UK, 28-30 Nov 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Mon – Wed, Nov 28–30 Nov, 2016
Benslow Music
Hitchin, UK

More info/tix: benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=1470

December 1, 2016

Bivolița/NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 1 Dec 2016

Bivolița w/Christina Crowder

Thu, Dec 1, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

The Casco Bay Tummlers, Portland, ME, 1 Dec 2016

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Dec 1, 2016 (and every 1st Thursday), 7:00 - 8:30
Blue
650 Congress St.,
Portland Maine

No cover, voluntary donation; support Blue buy purchasing food or beverage (both are very good!)
(And stick around for the acoustic, eclectic, delightful music of Northwood - https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodME)

London Klezmer Quartet, Bristol, UK, 1 Dec 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Thu, Dec 1, 2016
St Stephens
21 St St
BS1 1EQ
Bristol, UK

More info/tix: www.songkick.com/concerts/27969139-london-klezmer-quartet-at-st-stephens

December 2, 2016

Klezmer Music Weekend w/London Klezmer Quartet, Taunton, UK, 2-4 Dec 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Fri – Sun, 2–4 Dec, 2016
Halsway Manor
National Centre for Folk Arts
Taunton, UK

More info/tix: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/klezmer-weekend-with-the-london-klezmer-quartet/

December 3, 2016

Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer, Somerville, MA, 3 Dec 2016

Hankus and EdenHankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer

Sat, Dec 3th, 7:00pm
Burren Backroom Series
247 Elm St.
Somerville, MA

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethomusicologist, Hankus Netsky is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and has collaborated closely with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, Theodore Bikel, and Robert Brustein. In 2013, the Jewish Forward named him "One of the fifty most influential Jews in America" for his work in spearheading the resurgence of traditional Eastern European Jewish music.

Eden MacAdam-Somer recently released her first solo album "My First Love Story" and maintains an active international recording career with such bands as Notorious Folk, the Sail Away Ladies, and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Eden also
makes frequent visits to Kabul, Afghanistan, where she works with young Afghan musicians as guest faculty member at the Afghanistan National Institute of Musicand collaborates with local artists.

Tix and more info

Klezmer Music Weekend w/London Klezmer Quartet, Taunton, UK, 2-4 Dec 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Fri – Sun, 2–4 Dec, 2016
Halsway Manor
National Centre for Folk Arts
Taunton, UK

More info/tix: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/klezmer-weekend-with-the-london-klezmer-quartet/

London Klezmer Quartet, Taunton, UK, 3 Dec 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Sat, 3 Dec, 2016
Halsway Manor
National Centre for Folk Arts
Taunton, UK

More info/tix: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/london-klezmer-quartet/

December 4, 2016

KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 2016

KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival

Sun, Dec 4, 1:00–7:00pm
5:00pm Cabaret by the Bay followed by dance party!
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA

Back by popular demand! This year’s festival features eight participatory workshops, including klezmer instrumental music, singing, dancing, theater, family activities. The festival concludes with a cabaret concert complete with comedy, Yiddish song performance, storytelling, poetry, and more.

More info: www.jcceastbay.org

Community Klezmer Initiative, Ardmore, PA, 4 Dec 2016

Community Klezmer Initiative

Sun, Dec 4, 2016, 1:30–3:30pm
Palm Center for Positive Aging
117 Ardmore Ave.
Ardmore, PA

We have a new home. The Palm Center for Positive Aging in Ardmore, PA is hosting the Jam events each month. It's easy to get to, lots of parking and very accessible by public transportation. Bring your instrument and a music stand. CKI will have music provided. We have books in the key of C and Bb.

If you would like, come prepared to entertain with your solo piece of Klezmer work or Yiddish song. We're going to have an open mic along with the Jams!

For the culinary lover in you bring a nosh as we will have some serious noshing treats there. It's a Nosh-luck event!

There is room for dancing so come kick up your heals to the wonderful sounds of klezmer!

Klezmer Music Weekend w/London Klezmer Quartet, Taunton, UK, 2-4 Dec 2016

London Klezmer QuartetThe Klezmer Wedding
Tutors: The London Klezmer Quartet

Fri – Sun, 2–4 Dec, 2016
Halsway Manor
National Centre for Folk Arts
Taunton, UK

More info/tix: halswaymanor.org.uk/event/klezmer-weekend-with-the-london-klezmer-quartet/

December 8, 2016

Lenka Lichtenberg/NY Klezmer Series, 8 Dec 2016

Lenka Lichtenberg – from Toronto!

Thu, Dec 8, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1213274975363489/

December 11, 2016

Community Klezmer Initiative Big Huge, Yiddish Dance Party, Philadelphia, PA, 11 Dec 2016

Community Klezmer Initiative Orchestra, led by Susan Lankin-Watts, featuring Elaine Hoffman Watts
Klezmer in the Afternoon All Stars, led by Dan Blacksberg
Dancing led by Steve Weintraub

Sun, Dec 11, 2016, 6:30–9:00pm-ish
University of Pennsylvania
Rotunda,
4014 Walnut St,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

December 14, 2016

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights, Boston, MA, 14 Dec 2016

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Wednesday, December 14, 5-10 PM
Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, MA

Don't miss the 3rd annual community celebration of the Festival of Lights. Explore the MFA and enjoy holiday-themed performances by Ezekiel's Wheels, the Niggun Ensemble, and cantor/clarinetist Becky Wexler. A newly-commissioned virtual reality exhibit, craft projects for the whole family, and special dance performances all make this the most cultured and innovative Hanukkah party in town. Co-sponsored by InterfaithFamily/Boston, PJLibrary, and the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

FREE

December 18, 2016

Hanukkah Celebration 2016, Amherst, MA, 18 Dec 2016

Hanukkah Celebration 2016 at the Yiddish Book Center

Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

A day of activities for all ages. Come and learn Yiddish holiday songs, enjoy holiday-themed children's books, and become detektivn (detectives) with scavenger hunts throughout the day. All events are free and open to the public. Bring your family, bring your friends.

Klez Chaos, Seattle, WA, 18 Dec 2016

Klez Chaos

Sunday, December 18 at 12:30
Winterfest at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA

Klezmer Chaos, Seattle, WA, 18 Dec 2016

Klezmer Chaos

Sun, Dec 18, 2016, 12:30
the Armory @ Seattle Center
Seattle, WA

December 22, 2016

Nu Haven Kapelye w/David Chevan/NY Klezmer Series, NYC, 22 Dec 2016

Nu Haven Kapelye w/David Chevan

Thu, Dec 22, concert begins 8:15pm; events 6-10:45pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn,
New York 11231

Concert begins at 8:15pm - $15
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6pm-7:30 $25 per class
Jam Session follows Concert 9:30-10:15
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

More info: www.NYklezmer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/nyklezmer/

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu, NYC, 22–24 Dec 2016

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu

Thu, Dec 22, 2016, 8pm (doors open 6pm)
City Winery/New York
155 Varick St.
NYC

More info/tix: www.citywinery.com

December 23, 2016

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu, NYC, 22–24 Dec 2016

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu

Fri, Dec 23, 2016, 8pm (doors open 6pm)
City Winery/New York
155 Varick St.
NYC

More info/tix: www.citywinery.com

December 24, 2016

Yiddish New York, NYC, 24-29 Dec 2016

Yiddish New York logo Yiddish New York

Dec 24–29, 2016
Each day, YNY will create a hub of programming at the 14th Street Y and the adjacent Town and Village Synagogue. Daily programs feature workshops by internationally-renowned performers and lectures by leading contemporary scholars.
NYC

Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders – a culture under construction! Drawing inspiration from the historic cultural riches of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Yiddish New York is an intergenerational gathering featuring daily workshops and a broad spectrum of performances and programming. Yiddish New York evenings feature concerts, dance parties, and jam sessions at clubs and other venues around this vibrant neighborhood.

More info/registration
yiddishnewyork.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yiddishnewyork/

December 25, 2016

Yiddish New York, NYC, 24-29 Dec 2016

Yiddish New York logo Yiddish New York

Dec 24–29, 2016
Each day, YNY will create a hub of programming at the 14th Street Y and the adjacent Town and Village Synagogue. Daily programs feature workshops by internationally-renowned performers and lectures by leading contemporary scholars.
NYC

Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders – a culture under construction! Drawing inspiration from the historic cultural riches of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Yiddish New York is an intergenerational gathering featuring daily workshops and a broad spectrum of performances and programming. Yiddish New York evenings feature concerts, dance parties, and jam sessions at clubs and other venues around this vibrant neighborhood.

More info/registration
yiddishnewyork.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yiddishnewyork/

December 27, 2016

Yiddish New York, NYC, 24-29 Dec 2016

Yiddish New York logo Yiddish New York

Dec 24–29, 2016
Each day, YNY will create a hub of programming at the 14th Street Y and the adjacent Town and Village Synagogue. Daily programs feature workshops by internationally-renowned performers and lectures by leading contemporary scholars.
NYC

Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders – a culture under construction! Drawing inspiration from the historic cultural riches of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Yiddish New York is an intergenerational gathering featuring daily workshops and a broad spectrum of performances and programming. Yiddish New York evenings feature concerts, dance parties, and jam sessions at clubs and other venues around this vibrant neighborhood.

More info/registration
yiddishnewyork.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yiddishnewyork/

December 28, 2016

Yiddish New York, NYC, 24-29 Dec 2016

Yiddish New York logo Yiddish New York

Dec 24–29, 2016
Each day, YNY will create a hub of programming at the 14th Street Y and the adjacent Town and Village Synagogue. Daily programs feature workshops by internationally-renowned performers and lectures by leading contemporary scholars.
NYC

Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders – a culture under construction! Drawing inspiration from the historic cultural riches of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Yiddish New York is an intergenerational gathering featuring daily workshops and a broad spectrum of performances and programming. Yiddish New York evenings feature concerts, dance parties, and jam sessions at clubs and other venues around this vibrant neighborhood.

More info/registration
yiddishnewyork.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yiddishnewyork/

December 29, 2016

Yiddish New York, NYC, 24-29 Dec 2016

Yiddish New York logo Yiddish New York

Dec 24–29, 2016
Each day, YNY will create a hub of programming at the 14th Street Y and the adjacent Town and Village Synagogue. Daily programs feature workshops by internationally-renowned performers and lectures by leading contemporary scholars.
NYC

Yiddish New York celebrates and engages with East European Jewish (and other Jewish and co-territorial) traditions to foster new creativity, building bridges across borders – a culture under construction! Drawing inspiration from the historic cultural riches of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Yiddish New York is an intergenerational gathering featuring daily workshops and a broad spectrum of performances and programming. Yiddish New York evenings feature concerts, dance parties, and jam sessions at clubs and other venues around this vibrant neighborhood.

More info/registration
yiddishnewyork.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yiddishnewyork/

March 16, 2017

Big Galut(e)/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 16 Mar 2017

Big Galut(e)

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

March 18, 2017

Big Galut(e), Oneonta, NY, 18 Mar 2017

Big Galut(e)

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Star Theater
Hartwick College Foreman Series
Anderson Center Theater
Hartwick College
Oneonta NY 13820

March 22, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, York, UK, 22 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
National Centre for Early Music
York, UK

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 23, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Gateshead, UK, 23 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Thu, 23 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Sage Two
St Mary's Square,
Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Tix/More info: sagegateshead.com/event/sklanberg-and-the-sheperds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 24, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Birmingham, UK, 24 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Fri, 24 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Theatre
Mac Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Tix/More info: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/sklamberg-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 25, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Cambridge, UK, 25 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sat, 25 Mar, 2017, 8pm
J2
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way,
Cambridge, CB1 7GX, UK

Price:£11.50
Tix/More info: www.junction.co.uk/sklamberg-the-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 26, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Milton Keyes, UK, 26 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 26 Mar, 2017, 8pm
jim Marshall Auditorium
The Stables
Wavendon
Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU, UK

Price:£12.50 / £9.50 students/children
Tix/More info: www.stables.org/Whats_on/Event/Sklamberg_and_the_Shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 28, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bristol, UK, 28 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Tue, 28 Mar, 2017, 8pm
The Lantern
Colston St,
Bristol BS1 5AR, United Kingdom

Price: £10.75 to £12.90 incl. booking fee
Tix/More info: www.colstonhall.org/shows/sklamberg-the-shepherds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 29, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Sheffield, UK, 29 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Tix/More info: concerts.sheffield.ac.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 31, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bangor, UK, 31 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Pontio,
Bangor University,
Deiniol Road,
Bangor, LL57 2TQ, UK

Tix/More info: www.pontio.co.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 2, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, St. Edmundsbury, UK, 2 Apr 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 2 Apr, 2017
The Apex,
Arc shopping center
St. Andrews St. North
St Edmundsbury, UK

Tix/More info: www.theapex.co.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 4, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, London, UK, 4 Apr 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 4 Apr, 2017
Rich Mix,
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA, UK

Tix/More info: www.richmix.org.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.