Andy Statman Trio," Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017
Andy Statman Trio
Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
MEMBERS | $30 GENERAL ADMISSION | $36
Concert tix/more info
The history of the klezmer revival is in large part the story of Andy Statman, whose 1979 album Jewish Klezmer Music, recorded with Zev Feldman, literally announced the return of the forgotten music of the Old World shtetls to the outside world. Since then, Andy (who learned the sonorities of the music firsthand from immigrant-era musician Dave Tarras) has immersed himself in the music of the Hasidim. Whether he is playing mandolin or one of the clarinets that Tarras bequeathed to him, Andy performs a singular, contemporary fusion of Jewish, jazz, and Americana styles, a genre that this National Heritage fellow and Grammy nominee owns with his longtime musical partners, bassist Jim Whitney and drummer Larry Eagle.
Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016
Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website