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June 2, 2006

Ernie Gruner, Jugularity, Selby, Australia, Jun 2

June 2 Friday Ernie Gruner w/JUGULARITY Selby Folk Club, Community house, Wombalana Rd $8/5, 7.30 floor spots, 9.30pm Jugs start

June 3, 2006

Golem, Brooklyn, NYC, Jun 3

Golem

BROOKLYN MUSEUM FIRST SATURDAY SERIES
Saturday, June 3rd 6-8pm
admission free
For more info, call (718) 638-5000

Klezmania, Brighton East, Victoria, Australia, Jun 3

band photoKlezmania
Bonkers Music Cafe
Saturday 3rd June, 2006
Dinner at 7.30pm or Showtime at 8.30pm
497 Nepean Hwy Brighton East VIC 3187

In the evenings, this kids play centre transforms into a place for "grown-ups" to enjoy culture European cuisine meals & delicious platters. Home-made dips, traditional European nibbles, Russian Pelmeni, Blini (thin pancakes filled with ricotta cheese) are the perfect partner for our fine wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks.

Show only $15 | Dinner and Show $29.00
All prices include GST, Tickets (03) 9530 6601 or call Galina on 0414 726 789 or visit the website
www.bonkersplaycentre.com

June 4, 2006

Ernie Gruner, Bohemian Nights, Victoria, Australia, Jun 4

June 4 Sun Ernie Gruner w/BOHEMIAN NIGHTS Soul Food Café, State Library 10.30am 11.30am

Relax in a tranquil environment and reflect on inspiring themes. Music, audio-visual pieces and readings from various Faiths; indigenous, ancient and modern, from all over the world. Free community event open to all. State Library of Victoria Village Roadshow Theatrette Corner Swanston St & La Trobe St (Entry from La Trobe St) Followed by refreshments. www.sa.bahai.org.au/soulfood/vic/

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hasidic Ensemble, Providence, RI, Jun 4

band photoFishel Bresler's Klezmer Hasidic Ensemble
June 4th, 2 PM- FREE Sunday Afternoon Graubart-Irving Concert at TEMPLE BETHEL, 70 Orchard Street, Providence, RI

Divahn headlines, Philadelphia, PA, Jun 4

Tsiyon: Israel's Jewish Cultural Tapestry in Song and Music ~ a Concert ~


Sunday, June 4, 2006 4-6:30 pm
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall
Drexel University
33rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA
FREE and open to the public
Refreshments served!
Information: 215-895-6388 The first half of the
concert will feature tenor Richard Lenatsky and the Shira Hadasha Choir.
The 2nd half will feature Divahn.

Steve Weintraub at KlezFest, Dix Hills, LI, NY, Jun 4

Steve Weintraub will be giving a dance workshop from 4-5:30, and leading dance after the concert.

We're also treating this as the unofficial release party for HOPKELE, my collaboration with Kapelye- 8 great cuts all with perfect tempo, form and length for dancing. Its available now on CD Baby, and coming to iTunes and other download services. Notes to the dances will be available at the Kapelye web site, and also (Thanks, Helen!) at Helen Winkler's website.

Hope to see and dance with some of you this weekend!

KlezFest!, Dix Hills, NY, Jun 4
Want to come to a simcha without having to get all dressed
up? Then make your way to KLEZFEST! on Long Island at Dix
Hills Jewish Center, 555 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY,
Sun., June 4, 2006 7:00pm The show features the world-
renowned band Kapelye (Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, and Eric
Berman), joined by klezmer all-stars Cookie Segelstein,
Alex Kontorovich, Gennady Gutkin, and Michael Spielzinger.
First half showcases the fabulous talents of Yiddish
singers Joanne Borts, Chazzn Moishe Bear, the DHJC
Kinderchor, and surprise guests. The second half presents
Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub, who will perform and
lead a Music and Dance Party. He will also give a pre-
concert workshop at the synagogue from 4:00-5:30pm.
General admission is $25 and up (kids tix are $10) and
refreshments will be available.

View poster at http://www.dhjc.org/kapelye/poster.jpg

KlezFest!, Dix Hills, NY, Jun 4

Want to come to a simcha without having to get all dressed
up? Then make your way to KLEZFEST! on Long Island at Dix
Hills Jewish Center, 555 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY,
Sun., June 4, 2006 7:00pm The show features the world-
renowned band Kapelye (Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, and Eric
Berman), joined by klezmer all-stars Cookie Segelstein,
Alex Kontorovich, Gennady Gutkin, and Michael Spielzinger.
First half showcases the fabulous talents of Yiddish
singers Joanne Borts, Chazzn Moishe Bear, the DHJC
Kinderchor, and surprise guests. The second half presents
Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub, who will perform and
lead a Music and Dance Party. He will also give a pre-
concert workshop at the synagogue from 4:00-5:30pm.
General admission is $25 and up (kids tix are $10) and
refreshments will be available.

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, June 4

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival continues with a series of 3 concerts covering the theme "The Jewish Year in Melody":

Tribute to Shlomo Carlebach
featuring Neshama Carlebach and her band
at Congregation Beth Shalom at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 4, 2006

More information about the festival is available at: www.pjmf.net
Tickets can be ordered from ProArts Ticket Service at: www.proartstickets.org

Strauss-Warschauer, Rockville, MD, Jun 4

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 8:00 pm
Internationally renowned musicians, Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, The Strauss/Warschauer Duo, present "Dem Fideles Neshome", The Soul of the Fiddle, an original and traditional Yiddish instrumental and vocal program spanning the spectrum from fiery to tender at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD. The Strauss/Warschauer duo, deeply committed to Klezmer music and Yiddish song, have performed all over North America and Europe, as well as led workshops and classes.

Tickets are available at the JCC Box Office: 301-348-3872. $18 JCCGW, Yiddish of Greater Washington and Workmen's Circle/$27 general public. Call 301-348-3840 for more information.

www.jccgw.org

June 5, 2006

Massel-Tov, Oberndorf, Germany, Jun 5

Massel-Tov
78727 Oberndorf, Klosterhof
Jun 5, 20.00
www.oberndorf.de

June 6, 2006

Metropolitan Klezmer, film, NYC, Jun 6

Tuesday, June 6
8:00 PM
The JCC of Manhattan presents:

"The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: Gay + Lesbian Subtext from a Cinema of Diaspora"
http://jccnyc.org/category.aspx?catid=2057#13968
http://metropolitanklezmer.com/celluloid.html
A film clips-lecture by Eve Sicular, with Metropolitan Klezmer full octet live!
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708
This program is the finale of the JCC's Faigele Film Festival

$12.00 - Member
$15.00 - Non-Member
GLSYCC00S6

Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.)


An exploration of lesbian and gay subtext in Yiddish cinema during its heyday—from the 1920’s to the outbreak of World War II—re”reveals distinctly Jewish concerns of the time, intertwined with a striking array of allusions to this highly charged subject. From musical comedies to classic dramas, queerness emerged with themes of conflicted identity, passing, and same-sex attachments. Discussion of gems of the Yiddish screen, as well as some American classics, will be accompanied by clips from selected films and period home movies. With Eve Sicular curating, and the award-winning Metropolitan Klezmer accompanying with updated classics and classic soundtrack interpretations.

A note from Eve: I have been creating and touring this lecture internationally since 1994, shortly after my first research article on this topic was published in Jewish Folklore & Ethnology Review, edited by Jeffrey Shandler. I am greatly indebted to the late great film historian and gay rights activist Vito Russo, whose "Celluloid Closet" project -- dealing mainly with Hollywood pictures -- was a tremendous inspiration both through his live presentations and his insightful book of the same name, later the basis for an HBO documentary released five years after his death. My initial impression that similar subtexts could be found in Yiddish films was purely unexpected and serendipitous. Over subsequent years of reviewing Yiddish films for cinematic projects, I also made fortuitous musical discoveries which found their way into my bands' repertoire; in one case, previously unnoticed queer subtext could be substantiated even in the lyrical content of a song from within a vintage Yiddish movie. This is our third time since early 2005 making a joint performance to include Metropolitan Klezmer live with our own arrangements of soundtrack material in conjunction with the filmic original versions and my remarks contextualizing the excerpts being viewed. And the range of Yiddish cinema covered here is panoramic.

If you've been meaning to see this show but didn't make it to Galapagos or Makor last year, next week would be an excellent opportunity to check out this extravaganza! We don't have many opportunities to give audiences this full spectacle of archival edutainment, and the well-apppointed JCC space is likely to be our best dual-purpose venue yet.

So hope to see you Tuesday 6/06/06 ~ for Yiddish cinema as you may never have seen it before, plus all eight of our Metropolitan Klezmer bandmates with these lush and loving renditions of music from this particular silver screen (including clips from assorted feature films plus rare newsreels featuring early Soviet Yiddish Theater, as well as period Catskills footage ... and much more).

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, June 6

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival continues with a series of 3 concerts covering the theme "The Jewish Year in Melody":

Songs for the Seasons
at Rodeph Shalom Congregation at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2006

More information about the festival is available at: www.pjmf.net
Tickets can be ordered from ProArts Ticket Service at: www.proartstickets.org

June 8, 2006

Klezmer jam, Brookline, MA, Jun 4

The June klezmer jam is almost here - come play music 7-9 pm on Sunday June 4, 2006 at the Workmen's Circle, at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

We play from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano, though keyboard players are welcome to bring a portable keyboard in case more than one pianist shows up.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last jam before we stop for the summer. The next jam after this is September 10 (we never do the first Sunday in Sept. since it is Labor Day weekend)

Klez-X, San Francisco, CA, Jun 8

The Klez-X
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Freight and Salvage
1111 Addison St., Berkeley, CA
8pm. Advance tickets are $18.50.

510 548 1761
www.thefreight.org

THE KLEZ-X (formerly The San Francisco Klezmer Experience) is in the vanguard of new Jewish music. This phenomenal group of klezmer virtuosi is "the hottest source for klezmer" says the San Francisco Chronicle. The Klez-X mines the rich depths of klezmer, Yiddish folk and art song, and modern jazz to create a brilliantly original sound. Led by violinist and composer Daniel Hoffman, The Klez-X features reed player Sheldon Brown, Yiddish singer and accordionist Jeanette Lewicki, percussionist Kevin Mummey, bassist Richard Saunders, vocalist and trumpeter StephenSaxon, and trombonist Charlie Seavey.

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 8

asefa instruments
Asefa
Thursday, June 8, 9pm, No Cover!
The Tea Lounge, NYC
837 Union St. (btw 6/7 aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: Q/B to 7ave or 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza.

Asefa is playing at a great spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Great beer and food to go with the music!

Asefa includes Samuel Thomas on woodwinds and percussion, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, Eric Platz on drums and David Buchbut on percussion.

**New Asefa CD available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samuelthomas and now on iTunes

Here's a recent review by Gili Houpt on NYC Jewish Music: Jewish Music Album of the Week: "Asefa," the eponymous debut by Samuel Thomas' band, gathers the sounds of klezmer and jazz together with African and Middle-Eastern music for a great mix of traditional tunes and original compositions. In addition to clarinet and sax, Samuel plays instruments unfamiliar to most listeners of Western music: bendir (Moroccan percussion) and ghaita, (a type of African flute) for a mesmerizing effect. There are 2 vocal tracks, including Ki Eshmera Shabbat, a popular Sephardic song for the Shabbat meal. The rest of the album is instrumental, but even without words the universal language of music conveys the Spirit. Asefa is the outcome of JATM, Jewish Awareness through Music, a project Thomas founded to teach Jewish culture all over the world.

June 10, 2006

The Ballad of Monish, Montreal, Canada, Jun 10-18

The Ballad of Monish
June 10-18 only at the
MILE END CULTURAL CENTER
5390 St-Laurent

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 4:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 11:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 15TH 9:45 pm
SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 12:15 pm
SUNDAY JUNE 18TH 8:45 pm

TICKETS $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00
St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

Marty Green performs his musical version of Peretz's famous Yiddish poem, a Faustian spoof about a Talmudic prodigy led astray by the Devil.

"...a cross-cultural tour-de-force." (Jewish Post)
"exuberant, creative...yet scholarly!" (Canadian Jewish News)
"...a truly enjoyable evening!" (Winnipeg Press Club News)

Wedding Bard, Calgary, Canada, Jun 10

"The Wedding Bard"
w/Alan Merovitz and KlezMerovitz

An interactive, theatrical show for all ages
Fundraiser for Inn from the Cold


Saturday, June 10, 2006
7:00-10:30 PM
Temple B’nai Tikvah Social Hall
900 ­ 47th Avenue SW

Wedding celebration: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Dessert and dancing: 8:30 to 10:30 pm

• Join us and experience an 18th Century eastern European Jewish wedding, with actor/singer Allan Merovitz as Der Badchan (Wedding Master of Ceremonies), Ann Kyle, folk dance leader, the live music of KlezMerovitz and, you, the audience members as the wedding party and guests

• Laugh out loud and cry into your handkerchiefs as we explore marriage, tradition, celebration and community

• Jewish folk dance workshop included in the ticket price: Thursday, June 8, at B’nai Tikvah, 7:15 to meet and greet, 7:30- 8:30pm to learn a few dances.

Tickets : $40 adults $20 6-18 yrs or low income free < 6 yrs
For tickets, call Eric 701-1796

“Wedding gifts” available for purchase at event
All gift proceeds to Inn from the Cold

Co-sponsored by
Temple B’nai Tikvah and the Unitarian Church of Calgary

Ancient Jewish wedding marries theatre and social justice
A multifaith project supporting the homeless in Calgary

Come celebrate a traditional 18th century eastern European Jewish
wedding with acclaimed actor and singer Allan Merovitz performing his
interactive play, The Wedding Bard.

An all-ages show, The Wedding Bard features live music by the
KlezMerovitz trio accompanying Juno and Dora nominee Allan Merovitz as
he takes an audience through the rites and celebrations of a
traditional Jewish wedding with humour, Talmudic wisdom, stories and
song.

The bride, groom, and other members of the wedding party are drawn
from the audience. Everyone will dance, laugh, sing and debate
together as the party makes its way through the stages of the
traditional wedding ceremony, from the veiling of the bride to the
crushing of the glass by the bridegroom. The show concludes with
dessert and dancing to the infectious music of KlezMerovitz.

June 11, 2006

2nd Annual Shalshelet New Jewish Liturgical Music Fest, Chevy Chase, MD, Jun 11

The Second International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
Sunday, June 11
Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, Maryland (8300 Meadowbrook Lane)

The 7 p.m. concert will feature 15 of these liturgical works, and the day-long Festival, beginning at 10 a.m., will showcase the remainder of the compositions.

Tickets: In advance concert only: $20; workshops & brunch: $30; concert and workshops & brunch: $40. Purchase tickets: send a check payable to Shalshelet, PO Box 15836, Chevy Chase, MD 20825 or www.shalshelet.org. At the door additional $5 for each event.

For more information, visit www.shalshelet.org.

Building on the success of the inaugural Festival in November 2004, this year's submissions totaled more than 300 from 107 composers across the U.S., as well as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Israel and Uganda. The winning composers comprise a diverse group geographically and musically, and in their Jewish affiliations and practices -- Rabbis and Cantors, teachers and students, and those with primary occupations outside the Jewish and music worlds. The compositions include tunes for congregational singing, cantorial solos, and choral pieces in styles ranging from Hasidic to jazz, classical, South American and American pop.

I am in awe, overwhelmed with delight, said Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat, Shalshelet s president. That the numbers have doubled this year twice as many submissions by twice as many composers this is nothing short of amazing. It is a testament to the contribution Shalshelet continues to make as an essential outlet for liturgical music, he added.

Shalshelet encourages submissions (using a blind review process) from amateur and professional musicians. The music review committee consists of three highly accomplished musicians -- Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat, Hazzan Natasha J. Hirschhorn and Dr. Norma Brooks.

The Festival is designed to provide an opportunity for the audience to hear traditional Jewish texts in fresh musical settings, and to learn from the composers. This year s program includes a Sunday evening concert and Sunday morning workshops with composers, focusing on four liturgical themes: Shabbat, Psalms (Tehillim), Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim) and Unusual Texts. The Sunday morning presentations and brunch allow for lively discussions of the creative process and musical approaches to text.

Shalshelet (Hebrew for chain ) was established as a non-profit in 2003 to encourage the creation of original Jewish liturgical music. The Foundation s mission is to build bridges within the Jewish community and beyond, by exposing a wider audience to Jewish religious music in creative ways.

2006 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival, Chicago, IL, Jun 11

2006 GREATER CHICAGO JEWISH FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sunday, June 11
WHERE: the Forest Preserve at Oakton (8000 N) and Lehigh
(6300 W) in Morton Grove
TIME: 11:00am 6:00 pm
PARKING: free parking next to the Festival grounds
WEBSITE: www.jewishfestival.org
PHONE: 847.933.3000
RAIN LOCATION: Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton, Skokie

For more information or to volunteer for the Festival please call
847-933-3000 or visit at www.jewishfestival.org

The 2006 Greater Chicago Jewish Festival, the heart and soul of
Jewish Chicago, will be held on Sunday, June 11, at the Forest
Preserve at Oakton (8000 N) and Lehigh (6300 W) in Morton
Grove, from 11am-6pm. The multi-talented singer, songwriter
Lisa Loeb will headline as part of continuous music and dance
throughout the day.

Unique in its celebration of Jewish culture in America, the
festival seeks to combine all aspects of the Chicagoland Jewish
community. Four stages of music and dance create a vibrant
background for over 40,000 attendees, who also can wander
through the extensive art bazaar featuring artists from the U.S.
and Israel.

Several acts are new to the festival this year. In addition to Lisa
Loeb, the Jewish rock band, Blue Fringe, will perform, and the
Urban Tunells Klezmerband is coming all the way from Norway
for their first American appearance. Past Festival favorites such
as Debbie Friedman, Stuart Rosenberg, Jeff Klepper and Rabbi
Joe Black are returning to entertain their fans.

Representing the backbone of the Jewish community will be over
80 booths of co-sponsoring Jewish organizations reflecting the
community's interests and diversity. Nearby visitors can browse
in the Book Shuk, where visiting authors will sign their latest
works.

With their parents in tow, children will revel at the Hands-On
tent and the kids stage.

Everyone will enjoy the strictly kosher food court, which features
several cooking demonstrations in addition to falafel, pizza, ice
cream and more.

The Festival has something for everyone--teens, adults, children
and seniors; families, singles and groups of friends; cultural,
religious or secular Jews; those interested in any part of Jewish
life. "The Festival provides an opportunity for our community to
come together to celebrate Jewish culture rather than the crises
which punctuate our lives," commented Michael Lorge, the
Festival's founder and executive director.

The all-day Festival, the largest Jewish cultural event in Chicago,
is produced by the Jewish POCET, an all volunteer, non-profit
organization dedicated to creating quality events for the Chicago
Jewish community. Free parking next to the Festival grounds.

For more information or to volunteer for the Festival please call
847-933-3000 or visit at www.jewishfestival.org

Mitziut Shivti Drum Circle, Chicago, IL, Jun 11

Join in the excitement of the Mitziut Shiviti Drum Circle at Chcago's Jewish fest on Sunday. Join us from 3:00-3:30 PM near the Jewel Foods Model T car, near the food area. Bring your own drum, borrow one of ours, clap your hands, dance or just hang.

Afro-Semitic Experience, Frank London's 'Hazonos', White Plains, NYC, Jun 11

On June 11th, the Afro-Semitic Experience with London's Hazonos project, 7pm, at Temple Israel Center of White Plains. 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, New York, 914-948-2800.

www.templeisraelcenter.org

The Ballad of Monish, Montreal, Canada, Jun 10-18

The Ballad of Monish
June 10-18 only at the
MILE END CULTURAL CENTER
5390 St-Laurent

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 4:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 11:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 15TH 9:45 pm
SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 12:15 pm
SUNDAY JUNE 18TH 8:45 pm

TICKETS $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00
St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

Marty Green performs his musical version of Peretz's famous Yiddish poem, a Faustian spoof about a Talmudic prodigy led astray by the Devil.

"...a cross-cultural tour-de-force." (Jewish Post)
"exuberant, creative...yet scholarly!" (Canadian Jewish News)
"...a truly enjoyable evening!" (Winnipeg Press Club News)

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jun 11

Pharaoh's Daughter
Mo Pitkins "House of Satisfaction" Jewish/latin food... showcasing new songs.. Before sunset summer show! - 34 Avenue A - $10

Golem, Cambridge, MA, Jun 11

Golem is long overdue to return to Boston (di alte heym for many of
us)... and so, here we come..... to TT's of all places!
See Golem live in all its colors... and stay tuned for special Boston
guests!

Sunday, June 11th
TT the Bear's
10 Brookline St.
Cambridge MA

9:30pm
Tickets $8
www.ttthebears.com

June 12, 2006

Ensemble Klesmer Wien, Vienna, Austria, Jun 12

Jüdisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung
Ensemble Klesmer Wien
Jehuda Halevi Zentrum

Laden zu einem Konzert der Jüdischen Musik ein.
Montag, 12 Juni 2006, um 19.30 Uhr
Haus der Begegnung, 1020 Wien, Praterstraße 1

Information unter Tel.: 2161962 (Jüd. Inst.) oder 0699/ 10 43 42 44 (Jehuda Halevi)

Die jungen Schüler der JEHUDA HALEVI Musikschule, die Stars von morgen spielen und singen zum ersten Mal mit den Musikern des

ENSEMBLE KLESMER WIEN

Leon Pollak, Violine, Gesang, Moderation
Alexander Shevshenko, Bajan . vocal
Maciej Golebiowski, Klarinette . vocal
Michael Gmasz, Viola , vocal
Michael Preuschl, Kontrabass, vocal
Burcu Coskun, Perkussion

Auf dem Programm stehen Jiddische-und Chassidische Lieder und Klesmermusik.

Information unter Tel.: 2161962 (Jüd. Inst.) oder 0699/ 10 43 42 44 (Jehuda Halevi)

June 13, 2006

Metropolitan Klezmer Octet, NYC, Jun 13

band photoMetropolitan 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

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 beyond.

Featuring:
~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

"Fantastic players... excellent vocals... strength and diversity"—Scott Atkinson, RootsWorld Bulletin

June 14, 2006

Klezmer Jam, Astoria, Queens, NYC, Jun 14

this month's Astoria Klezmer Jam will take place as scheduled Wednesday, June 14 7:30-9:30pm Astoria Center, led by Margot Leverett and open to all. This month we'll feature tunes we learned from our dear friend German Goldenshteyn. All musicians are welcome to join in, and anyone can come listen or just hang out - it's free. 27-35 Crescent Street Astoria, at 30th Ave. (Take N or W train to 30th Ave). www.AstoriaCenter.org

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), NYC, Jun 14

Habrera Hativeet
June 14 New York City, NY
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
and American Sephardi Federation with
Sephardic House
This Concert is Dedicated to the Memory of Jack Calderon.

$18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 members/students/American Sephardi Federation members
www.mjhnyc.org

"One of the most dynamic ensembles in world music, energetic purveyors of a unique kind of Sephardic funk whose origins span the entire Mediterranean and points much farther east."—The Jewish Week

Since 1977 Shlomo Bar and Habrera Hativeet have fused East and West, modern and Biblical, secular and religious, into a unique Israeli sound. Twenty nine years later they still posses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of uncompromising energy and creativity.

The Ballad of Monish, Montreal, Canada, Jun 10-18

The Ballad of Monish
June 10-18 only at the
MILE END CULTURAL CENTER
5390 St-Laurent

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 4:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 11:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 15TH 9:45 pm
SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 12:15 pm
SUNDAY JUNE 18TH 8:45 pm

TICKETS $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00
St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

Marty Green performs his musical version of Peretz's famous Yiddish poem, a Faustian spoof about a Talmudic prodigy led astray by the Devil.

"...a cross-cultural tour-de-force." (Jewish Post)
"exuberant, creative...yet scholarly!" (Canadian Jewish News)
"...a truly enjoyable evening!" (Winnipeg Press Club News)

June 15, 2006

Joel Berkowitz lecture, NYC, Jun 15

Joel Berkowitz (SUNY Albany)
"False Messiahs in Yiddish Historical Drama" (ENGLISH) Thursday, June 15 (postponed from May 18!) 7:00 PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16 Street
New York, NY 10011
Kovno Room

Please contact the CJH Theater Box Office
phone: (917) 606-8200

Hassidic Songs @ Kavehoyz, NYC, Jun 15

KAVEHOYZ (Coffee House) with Rabbi Leyzer Abarbanel."
Hassidic Songs, New and Old"
Thursday, June 15th, 2006@7pm
$8.
At the Congress for Jewish Culture, 25 East 21st Street, 1fl, New York, NY 10010
HOW TO GET THERE: 6, R, W, F to '23 Street'

Golem and Three Yiddish Divas, NYC, Jun 15

The Central Queens YM & YWHM Presents Freilach in the Park staring Golem and Three Yiddish Diva's in their Queen's debut.

Golem is a young, hip, widely acclaimed NY-based klezmer/rock band transforms the music of its Jewish-Yiddish grandparents, making it modern, edgy, and sexy. Golem has infused the world music scene with a breath of fresh air from Eastern Europe with a powerfully vibrant sound.

Three Yiddish Diva's. Three magnificent voices. Three thrilling performers. Joanne Borts, Broadway Diva; Adrienne Cooper, Concert Stage Diva and Theresa Tova, Jazz-Cabaret Diva, blend their multilingual repertoire and phenomenal talents into a sophisticated, emotionally charged and stunningly powerful concert. Joining the Divas is the masterful Dan Rosengard.

The Gala is on June 15th at 7:30 pm at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing, New York. Tickets are from $36 to $100. From more information call 718-265-5011 or visit Freilach in the Park.

Pharaoh's Daughter, Cleveland, OH, Jun 15

Pharaoh's Daughter

** Thursday, June 15th 8p.m. ** (Cleveland, Ohio)
Maltz Jewish Museum of Heritage
$12 in advance $15/door
At Temple Tifereth-Israel, Beachwood
216-593-0575

Yiddish Café, Montreal, Canada, Jun 15

Yiddish Café proudly presents:
"An Evening of Yiddish Song and Poetry"
Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.

Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine, Montreal
Admission: $7 JPL members, $10 non-members

For information, please call (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006
or advance tickets call (514) 345-6416
www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

Montreal, May 17, 2006—Join us for the final Yiddish Café of the season with an evening of poetry and song. Open to everyone who loves music and laughter.

The Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 15

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi return to Barbes after their last sold-out show. Strom (violin) has been hailed as "a leading light of the klezmer revival" (Time Out) and "a folk roots trip unto himself" (Dirty Linen). Hot Pstromi is rounded out by all-stars Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Norbert Stachel (reeds), Peter Stan (accordion) and very special guests, percussionist David Licht (of the Klezmatics) and bassist Nikki Parrott (David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness). $10 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177

Yung Yidish, Jerusalem, Israel, Jun 15

Thursday evening, June 15
8.30 pm at YUNG YiDiSH
Jerusalem Rehov Yermiyahu 52, Romema, Jerusalem [35/50 NIS]
in cooperation with HOTAM - Cultural events for the Hebrew Book Week

A festive Yiddish concert, with songs from the new Anthology "Vort un
Nign" (word and melody): Yiddish Poetry in Leybu Levin's creativity.

with screenings of some unique and rare archive material of Leibu Levin
reciting in Yiddish and with the participation of the Ruth Levin, Avishay
Fisz, Lev Levin - song and recitation and Regina Driker by the piano


YUNG YiDISH is still collecting YIDDISH books, RECORDS, NEWSPAPERS AND
MAGAZINES from all over israel. If you wish to donate, please write to us
at books@yiddish.co.il or call 03/5290442. We can come to take them.

YUNG YiDiSH is a non-profit organisation, since 1993, dedicated to
preserve, disseminate and promote Yiddish culture and creativity We
collect Yiddish books, create libraries and produce cultural and
educational events. Founder and Director: Mendy Cahan
www.yiddish.co.il fax: 03 5298660 phone for information: 03 5290442 or
three hours before a YY Jerusalem event you may phone to : 02 5001395

The Ballad of Monish, Montreal, Canada, Jun 10-18

The Ballad of Monish
June 10-18 only at the
MILE END CULTURAL CENTER
5390 St-Laurent

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 4:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 11:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 15TH 9:45 pm
SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 12:15 pm
SUNDAY JUNE 18TH 8:45 pm

TICKETS $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00
St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

Marty Green performs his musical version of Peretz's famous Yiddish poem, a Faustian spoof about a Talmudic prodigy led astray by the Devil.

"...a cross-cultural tour-de-force." (Jewish Post)
"exuberant, creative...yet scholarly!" (Canadian Jewish News)
"...a truly enjoyable evening!" (Winnipeg Press Club News)

June 16, 2006

Fête de la musique, Genève, Switzerland, Jun 16-18

Fête de la musique
Genève
16-17-18 juin 2006

Tel 022/320.86.28
www.amj.ch
E-mail AMJ--Friends of Jewish Music

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Jul 16

Sunday 16th July 6pm – 1am
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

After a run of successive roadblocks, Radio Gagarin is back with the latest in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer mash-ups at the NHAC.

The Commissar continues to pledge exclusive new music from your hosts the Gagarin Allstars, plus special guests Babar Luck, poetry from Tim Cumming, performance from Friends of Gagarin, Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations for the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to feed your soul with summer home-cookin in the Kitschen and take a rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism for a few moments in the Kinodrom with new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.
www.yadarts.com

Rabbi Moshe Cotel, Sharon, MA, Jun 16

Rabbi Moshe CotelSHARON — Renowned composer and raconteur Rabbi Moshe Cotel will present his unique one-man concert at Temple Sinai of Sharon’s Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16. This concert-within-a-service is Temple Sinai’s annual Gusman Music Service, and is free and open to the community.

Temple Sinai is a Reform Jewish congregation located at 25 Canton St., Sharon. For more information, call Temple Sinai at 781-784-6081 or visit www.temple-sinai.com.

In “Chronicles: A Jewish Life at the Classical Piano,” Rabbi Cotel recounts his private journey from one world, the life of a virtuoso musician, to another, the life of a spiritual leader. This performance is a fascinating mix of classical piano and rabbinics, with a series of highly personal monologues interspersing keyboard music from several musical eras. Works by Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Bloch, Schoenberg, Scriabin, Gershwin and Delibes will be performed.

Rabbi Cotel lives in New York City, where he received his rabbinic ordination at the Academy for Jewish Religion in May 2003. He is the former chair of composition at the Peabody Institute Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University.

The Gusman Music Service is an annual event featuring the best of Jewish music, honoring the late performer Rachel “Rita” Gusman.

Ernie Gruner, Melisma, Quince, Australia, Jun 16

June 16 Friday Ernie Gruner w/MELISMA ( Greek and Sephardic )
Café Quince 45 Spensley St, Clifton Hill 7pm for 7.30pm, $10/8, Meals & Bookings 94824180

Paradox Trio, NYC, Jun 16

Rare NY appearance.
PARADOX TRIO at Maia Meyhane
June 16th, Friday 10pm .....FREE....

Matt Darriau - reeds
Brad Shepik - guitar
Rufus Cappadocia - cello
Seido Salifoski - percussion

Maia Meyhane
98 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
http://www.zagnut-orkestar.com
http://www.maiameyhane.com

East Village - great Turkish food and vibes!

June 17, 2006

Fête de la musique, Genève, Switzerland, Jun 16-18

Fête de la musique
Genève
16-17-18 juin 2006

Tel 022/320.86.28
www.amj.ch
E-mail AMJ--Friends of Jewish Music

Klezfest 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 17-22

festival logoThe Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2006," an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held June 17-22, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," now in its 10th year, is the oldest klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2006 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 Berlin, the outstanding klezmer clarinetist, Christian Dawid, from Montreal, the master of hip-hop klezmer, composer, vocalist and DJ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, and others.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," dedicated to bringing klezmer music and Yiddish culture back to the land of their birth, includes Jewish musicians from the vibrant centers of the Jewish renaissance throughout the former Soviet Union.

This year again we are pleased to announce a special program for lovers of Yiddish music and culture from other parts of the globe. We are asking for a contribution of $700. This sum will include food and lodging in St. Petersburg for 6 days and the entire seminar program, including interpreters when needed, concerts and two excursions. Participants will pay for their own transportation to St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

Join us at "KlezFest St. Petersburg" this summer! If you haven't been on the Neva River during White Nights with Russian klezmorim, you haven't lived!

The Ballad of Monish, Montreal, Canada, Jun 10-18

The Ballad of Monish
June 10-18 only at the
MILE END CULTURAL CENTER
5390 St-Laurent

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 4:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 11:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 15TH 9:45 pm
SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 12:15 pm
SUNDAY JUNE 18TH 8:45 pm

TICKETS $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00
St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

Marty Green performs his musical version of Peretz's famous Yiddish poem, a Faustian spoof about a Talmudic prodigy led astray by the Devil.

"...a cross-cultural tour-de-force." (Jewish Post)
"exuberant, creative...yet scholarly!" (Canadian Jewish News)
"...a truly enjoyable evening!" (Winnipeg Press Club News)

Balkan Beat Box, Bonnaroo Fest, Manchester, TN, Jun 17

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Sat June 17
Manchester, TN
@ Bonnaroo

June 18, 2006

Fête de la musique, Genève, Switzerland, Jun 16-18

Fête de la musique
Genève
16-17-18 juin 2006

Tel 022/320.86.28
www.amj.ch
E-mail AMJ--Friends of Jewish Music

Klezfest 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 17-22

festival logoThe Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2006," an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held June 17-22, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," now in its 10th year, is the oldest klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2006 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 Berlin, the outstanding klezmer clarinetist, Christian Dawid, from Montreal, the master of hip-hop klezmer, composer, vocalist and DJ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, and others.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," dedicated to bringing klezmer music and Yiddish culture back to the land of their birth, includes Jewish musicians from the vibrant centers of the Jewish renaissance throughout the former Soviet Union.

This year again we are pleased to announce a special program for lovers of Yiddish music and culture from other parts of the globe. We are asking for a contribution of $700. This sum will include food and lodging in St. Petersburg for 6 days and the entire seminar program, including interpreters when needed, concerts and two excursions. Participants will pay for their own transportation to St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

Join us at "KlezFest St. Petersburg" this summer! If you haven't been on the Neva River during White Nights with Russian klezmorim, you haven't lived!

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

Josée Wolf the charismatic cantor of New York returns by popular demand to look intensively at the Sabbath in the progressive tradition. She says: During this course we will:

  • Study the history and structure of Shabbat liturgy
  • explore the use of traditional synagogue modes in contemporary worship
  • learn congregational melodies for the Kabbalat Shabbat service
  • discuss integration of choirs into the services
  • experience how music can be midrash
  • and much more...

Come and refine your skills, share your experience and learn some new music that is guaranteed to enhance the services in your synagogue.

A must for anyone leading services on Shabbat.
Full rate: L130 students rate L90. Daily rate: L30
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
Web: www.jmi.org.uk
E-mail Jewish Music Institute for further info

7th Annual Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, Syracuse, NY, Jun 18

7th Annual Jewish Music & Cultural Festival will take place Sunday, June 18th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY. Variety of Jewish Music, Kosher food, Arts & Crafts, Children's Activities and a Community Tent.

Festival highlights include: Theresa Tova & the CNY Jazz Orchestra Quintet, Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Jewish American Songbook Showcase, Klezmer All-Star Jam and a Shofar Blowing Contest. Admission is free.

Habrera Hativeet (Natural Gathering), Boston, MA, Jun 18

SUN, June 18, 1:00 PM
Habrera Hativeet featuring Shlomo Bar (Israeli /World Music)

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, BostonM 617-369-3291
http://www.mfa.org/concerts
members, seniors, and students $20; nonmembers $25

Habrera Hativeet's very formation in 1977 was a bold experiment in diversity that
fused together artists with authentic Sephardic, African, Indian and Middle Eastern
roots, time-honored songs from Andalusian Spain, Yemen, and Morocco, Hasidic chants
from Eastern Europe, and contemporary Israeli poetry. Twenty-nine years later,
"The Natural Gathering" still possesses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of
uncompromising energy, creativity, and love, their music a foundation of bridges
across time, cultures and mindsets in Israel and beyond.

undescribed performance, Cambridge, MA, Jun 18

I would like to invite all of you to a performance I have put together that will take place at CasaNia (in Cambridge)on Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m., lasting about an hour. I know some of you will be attending the Israel celebration in downtown Boston and have moved the time of the performance to enable you to come. You can see more about the performance as well as directions and reservation information by clicking here.

I am very excited about this opportunity to collaborate with some wonderfully talented artists and so much hope you will be able to make it.

All the best,
Yael Bat-Shimon

Massel-Tov Trio, München, Germany, Jun 18

Massel-Tov Trio
80636 München, "Offene Tore in Herz Jesu" - Herz-Jesu- Kirche, Romanstr. 6
Jun 18, 17.30, Eintritt frei

Sp!el, London, UK, Jun 18

Sunday 18th June 7pm 11pm
Henry Goodman, Debbie Chazen, Linda Grant, Jason Solomons, Ori Gersht, dj Max Reinhardt and more
SP!EL @ the Hampstead Theatre and the new Jewish Community Centre for London
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, SW1
Price: 12 /11 concessions /10 ICA members.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE ICA BOX OFFICE ON 020 7930 3647

At SP!EL, four guests including actor Henry Goodman, actress Debbie Chazen, writer Linda Grant and artist Ori Gersht with host Jason Solomons will chew the fat over contemporary cultural events, surrounded by sneak live previews of new albums, plays, performance and books by visiting bands, actors and contemporary dancers.

Discussion includes AB Yehoshuas new novel, A Woman in Jerusalem, hot new film from Israel, Yossi and Jagger, performance artist Tamy Ben Tors exhibition at Cubitt Gallery, N1.

PLUS the premiere of a new piece, Chi Chi Bonichi dANTE or dIE which weaves together fragments of Ladino songs with modern dance. PLUS short films and dancing beats in the bar provided by dj Max Reinhardt.

Produced by YaD Arts for the Jewish Community Centre

www.hampsteadtheatre.com & www.jewishcommunitycentre.org.uk

The Ballad of Monish, Montreal, Canada, Jun 10-18

The Ballad of Monish
June 10-18 only at the
MILE END CULTURAL CENTER
5390 St-Laurent

SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 4:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH 11:30pm
THURSDAY JUNE 15TH 9:45 pm
SATURDAY JUNE 17TH 12:15 pm
SUNDAY JUNE 18TH 8:45 pm

TICKETS $9.00 CHILDREN $4.00
St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

Marty Green performs his musical version of Peretz's famous Yiddish poem, a Faustian spoof about a Talmudic prodigy led astray by the Devil.

"...a cross-cultural tour-de-force." (Jewish Post)
"exuberant, creative...yet scholarly!" (Canadian Jewish News)
"...a truly enjoyable evening!" (Winnipeg Press Club News)

June 19, 2006

Klezfest 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 17-22

festival logoThe Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2006," an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held June 17-22, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," now in its 10th year, is the oldest klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2006 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 Berlin, the outstanding klezmer clarinetist, Christian Dawid, from Montreal, the master of hip-hop klezmer, composer, vocalist and DJ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, and others.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," dedicated to bringing klezmer music and Yiddish culture back to the land of their birth, includes Jewish musicians from the vibrant centers of the Jewish renaissance throughout the former Soviet Union.

This year again we are pleased to announce a special program for lovers of Yiddish music and culture from other parts of the globe. We are asking for a contribution of $700. This sum will include food and lodging in St. Petersburg for 6 days and the entire seminar program, including interpreters when needed, concerts and two excursions. Participants will pay for their own transportation to St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

Join us at "KlezFest St. Petersburg" this summer! If you haven't been on the Neva River during White Nights with Russian klezmorim, you haven't lived!

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

Josée Wolf the charismatic cantor of New York returns by popular demand to look intensively at the Sabbath in the progressive tradition. She says: During this course we will:

  • Study the history and structure of Shabbat liturgy
  • explore the use of traditional synagogue modes in contemporary worship
  • learn congregational melodies for the Kabbalat Shabbat service
  • discuss integration of choirs into the services
  • experience how music can be midrash
  • and much more...

Come and refine your skills, share your experience and learn some new music that is guaranteed to enhance the services in your synagogue.

A must for anyone leading services on Shabbat.
Full rate: L130 students rate L90. Daily rate: L30
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
Web: www.jmi.org.uk
E-mail Jewish Music Institute for further info

Shtreiml+Winograd, Cambridge, MA, Jun 19

Shtreiml, with special guest Michael Winograd
Jun 19, 8pm
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St. Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

www.lily-pad.net

"Founded by harmonica innovator, Jason Rosenblatt, and named for the traditional fur hat worn by Chassidic Jews, Shtreiml blends elements of klezmer, gypsy music and jazz to create a vibrant sound that is at once Eastern European Folk Music and Down-Home Blues. Shtreiml's debut album, Harmonica Galitzianer, nominated for a Montreal Independent Music Award for Best World Music Album 2003, showcases Rosenblatt's unique approach to playing the 10-hole diatonic harmonica or "blues harp." One of a handful of people in the world who can play the diatonic harmonica chromatically, Rosenblatt uses recently devised techniques pioneered by harmonica master Howard Levy, to fit the instrument generally associated with the blues into an Eastern European context."

Howie Leshaw, NYC, Jun 19

Howie Leshaw
Monday, June 19th at 9pm sharp
Starlight Bar & Lounge
167 Avenue A
212-475-2171
No Cover. No Minimum. No Kidding!
Part of Julian Fleisher Presents: Monday Music at Starlight

June 20, 2006

Klezfest 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 17-22

festival logoThe Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2006," an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held June 17-22, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," now in its 10th year, is the oldest klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2006 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 Berlin, the outstanding klezmer clarinetist, Christian Dawid, from Montreal, the master of hip-hop klezmer, composer, vocalist and DJ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, and others.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," dedicated to bringing klezmer music and Yiddish culture back to the land of their birth, includes Jewish musicians from the vibrant centers of the Jewish renaissance throughout the former Soviet Union.

This year again we are pleased to announce a special program for lovers of Yiddish music and culture from other parts of the globe. We are asking for a contribution of $700. This sum will include food and lodging in St. Petersburg for 6 days and the entire seminar program, including interpreters when needed, concerts and two excursions. Participants will pay for their own transportation to St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

Join us at "KlezFest St. Petersburg" this summer! If you haven't been on the Neva River during White Nights with Russian klezmorim, you haven't lived!

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

Josée Wolf the charismatic cantor of New York returns by popular demand to look intensively at the Sabbath in the progressive tradition. She says: During this course we will:

  • Study the history and structure of Shabbat liturgy
  • explore the use of traditional synagogue modes in contemporary worship
  • learn congregational melodies for the Kabbalat Shabbat service
  • discuss integration of choirs into the services
  • experience how music can be midrash
  • and much more...

Come and refine your skills, share your experience and learn some new music that is guaranteed to enhance the services in your synagogue.

A must for anyone leading services on Shabbat.
Full rate: L130 students rate L90. Daily rate: L30
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
Web: www.jmi.org.uk
E-mail Jewish Music Institute for further info

Ernie Gruner, Klezmer Workshops, Brunswick, Australia, Jun 20

June 20 Tue KLEZMER Workshops, CERES, Brunswick 7pm &/or 8.30pm All welcome, learn tunes and style. 2 levels of sessions. Bookings Essential. Please email or ring Ernie Gruner for information.

June 21, 2006

Klezfest 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 17-22

festival logoThe Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2006," an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held June 17-22, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," now in its 10th year, is the oldest klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2006 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 Berlin, the outstanding klezmer clarinetist, Christian Dawid, from Montreal, the master of hip-hop klezmer, composer, vocalist and DJ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, and others.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," dedicated to bringing klezmer music and Yiddish culture back to the land of their birth, includes Jewish musicians from the vibrant centers of the Jewish renaissance throughout the former Soviet Union.

This year again we are pleased to announce a special program for lovers of Yiddish music and culture from other parts of the globe. We are asking for a contribution of $700. This sum will include food and lodging in St. Petersburg for 6 days and the entire seminar program, including interpreters when needed, concerts and two excursions. Participants will pay for their own transportation to St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

Join us at "KlezFest St. Petersburg" this summer! If you haven't been on the Neva River during White Nights with Russian klezmorim, you haven't lived!

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

Josée Wolf the charismatic cantor of New York returns by popular demand to look intensively at the Sabbath in the progressive tradition. She says: During this course we will:

  • Study the history and structure of Shabbat liturgy
  • explore the use of traditional synagogue modes in contemporary worship
  • learn congregational melodies for the Kabbalat Shabbat service
  • discuss integration of choirs into the services
  • experience how music can be midrash
  • and much more...

Come and refine your skills, share your experience and learn some new music that is guaranteed to enhance the services in your synagogue.

A must for anyone leading services on Shabbat.
Full rate: L130 students rate L90. Daily rate: L30
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
Web: www.jmi.org.uk
E-mail Jewish Music Institute for further info

Zemer Vekinor, Lyon, France , Jun 21

Zemer Vekinor
3x1 hour concerts
21 juin 2006 19H, 20H , 21H
absolutly free
at LYON, France, Grande synagogue quai Tilsitt

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Montreal, Jun 21

Habrera Hativeet
June 21 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Festival Sefarade
www.csuq.org

"One of the most dynamic ensembles in world music, energetic purveyors of a unique kind of Sephardic funk whose origins span the entire Mediterranean and points much farther east."—The Jewish Week

Since 1977 Shlomo Bar and Habrera Hativeet have fused East and West, modern and Biblical, secular and religious, into a unique Israeli sound. Twenty nine years later they still posses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of uncompromising energy and creativity.

Theresa Tova, Toronto, Canada, Jun 21

Theresa TovaJazz at the J presents:
Theresa Tova
with:
Matt Herskowitz, piano
Arnie Roth, bass
Brian Katz, guitar

Wednesday, June 21
8:00pm
All Green Theatre
750 Spadina @ Bloor

Tickets: $22 in advance / $28 on day of performance
416.872.1212 / 1.800.461.3333
www.ticketking.com

Klezmer meets Brazilian, the South American Way, NYC,

Bulgach and Ze LuisGustavo Bulgach, Prince of West Coast Klezmer, Band leader of Klezmer Juice and Brazilian Composer and Woodwind Prodigy Ze Luis Oliveira are joining forces for one memorable night of “Klezmer meets Brazilian, the South American Way” at Makor, 35 W. 67th St, NYC on Wednesday, June 21st 2006 at 10pm.

This long-time friendship between the two South American natives has produced a collaboration of different heritages that were both spawned in the jazz clubs around the world. Since leaving their Home Land, Ze Luis has concentrated his musical talents in NYC and Bulgui has been emerged in Latin, Jazz, Swing and Klezmer in the Bar-Mitzvah capital of the world, Los Angeles.

GUSTAVO BULGACH
With a long career of playing both Saxophone and clarinet Gustavo Bulgach has played back up for Acts such as EL GENERAL, THE HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSE BAND, THE ORGANIC ORCHESTRA, HIP HOP HOODIOS, CHRIS BOTTY’S ORCHESTRA. Played Saxophone as part of the successful swing band JUMPIN’ JIMES and formed two bands, The Bulgui Union and now Klezmer Juice. Living in Hollywood Gustavo has appeared in many television shows and Klezmer Juice opened the first scene in ‘WEDDING CRASHERS” starting Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Klezmer Juice released their first CD entitled “Action Speaks Louder than Words” in March of 2005 and has gained a lot of recognition among audiences ever since.

The OY-HOO Music Awards nominated Klezmer Juice for an award in the category of Best New Band and ARC Music International (recording company) released the album worldwide.

In February of 2006, KLEZMER JUICE got a commission form CMH Records in Los Angeles to release 4 CD’s in the next 2 years. They just finished the first one which is a Klezmer tribute to the music of MATISYAHU. KLEZMER JUICE is currently playing in California after returning from a recent South American Tour.

ZE LUIS:
Jose Luis Oliveira a Rio de Janeiro born artist that goes by Ze Luis is a multi instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer that have credits in more than 320 albums.

In his homeland during the eighties he was a member of Caetano Veloso’s band for seven years and scored together with Gilberto Gil the movie “A Subway to the Stars” directed by Carlos Diegues, one of the most prestigious directors from Brazil.

In a more recent event, he released his first album titled Guarani Banana (Malandro Records/Trama), which was acclaimed, by critics and reviewers through out USA including Saxophone Journal, Down Beat (Players), Rhythm, and Jazziz, among others.

Fresh out of the musical direction of Bebel Gilberto’s release Tanto Tempo (Six Degrees) Ze Luis went back to school to study classical composition with Stanley Wolfe at Juilliard where he was an A student.

Now, after finished the recording of his new album, Ze is ready for another round. He has been working live with his Sextet, Rio Zona Sul, playing regularly in the New York scene (Galapagos, NuBlu, Satala, SOB’S, Knitting Factory, etc…).

June 22, 2006

Klezfest 2006, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 17-22

festival logoThe Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2006," an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held June 17-22, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," now in its 10th year, is the oldest klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2006 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 Berlin, the outstanding klezmer clarinetist, Christian Dawid, from Montreal, the master of hip-hop klezmer, composer, vocalist and DJ Josh "Socalled" Dolgin, and others.

"KlezFest St. Petersburg," dedicated to bringing klezmer music and Yiddish culture back to the land of their birth, includes Jewish musicians from the vibrant centers of the Jewish renaissance throughout the former Soviet Union.

This year again we are pleased to announce a special program for lovers of Yiddish music and culture from other parts of the globe. We are asking for a contribution of $700. This sum will include food and lodging in St. Petersburg for 6 days and the entire seminar program, including interpreters when needed, concerts and two excursions. Participants will pay for their own transportation to St. Petersburg.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via email or visit our site www.klezfest.ru.
Phones: +7 812 713 3889, 571 6440

For advice on travel and visa arrangements, contact our American sponsor, the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and Ukraine, a project of the American Jewish World Service (New York), via telephone: (+1-212) 273-1642, or AJWS New York.

Join us at "KlezFest St. Petersburg" this summer! If you haven't been on the Neva River during White Nights with Russian klezmorim, you haven't lived!

Isle of Klezbos, NYC, Jun 22

Pride Party at The JCC in Manhattan featuring Isle of Klezbos!
Thursday, June 22nd
7:30 - 10PM

The community Pride party where all the Hebrew school drop-outs love to drop in is back again. The queer klezmer-benders, Isle of Klezbos, set the stage for a night of all-you-can-eat-drink-dance-play celebration on the roof of the JCC (fabulous view if weather permits... anyway, come rain or shine!) Co-sponsored by Rodeph Sholom, B'nai Jeshurun, JQ Youth, GLDYSA, CBST, the LGBT Community Center and JewChicks.

$20/25 in advance, $25/30 at the door (JCC members/non-members)
jccmanhattan.org 646-505-5708 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St, NYC

Balkan Beat Box, Summer Dance Fest, Chicago, IL, Jun 22

photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
Thu June 22
Chicago, IL
@ Summer Dance Festival

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Toronto, Jun 22

Habrera Hativeet
June 22, 8pm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hava Nagila Banquete Hall, Thornhill, ON
www.readingjewish.com

"One of the most dynamic ensembles in world music, energetic purveyors of a unique kind of Sephardic funk whose origins span the entire Mediterranean and points much farther east."—The Jewish Week

Since 1977 Shlomo Bar and Habrera Hativeet have fused East and West, modern and Biblical, secular and religious, into a unique Israeli sound. Twenty nine years later they still posses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of uncompromising energy and creativity.

Emunah, Estelle Goldfarb, Paris, France, Jun 22

from Klezmer to Bhangra
Emunah + Estelle Goldfarb
en CONCERT à PARIS
le Jeudi 22 juin 2006 à 20 h
au NOUVEAU CASINO
109 rue Oberkampf 75011

"the UK's hot new Jewish hip-hop act", says the Guardian

Plus d'infos sur :
http://www.nouveaucasino.net/nc.html
www.jumu.fr

Yung Yidish, Jerusalem, Israel, Jun 22

Thursday evening, June 22
8.30 pm at YUNG YiDiSH
Jerusalem Rehov Yermiyahu 52, Romema, Jerusalem [35/50 NIS] (donations accepted)
Our Annual Siyum - with our in-house artists
Polina Belilovsky, Mendy Cahan, Avishay Fisz, Ruth Levine, Esti Svidensky
and special guest-star Bente Kahan

YUNG YiDISH is still collecting YIDDISH books, RECORDS, NEWSPAPERS AND
MAGAZINES from all over israel. If you wish to donate, please write to us
at books@yiddish.co.il or call 03/5290442. We can come to take them.

YUNG YiDiSH is a non-profit organisation, since 1993, dedicated to
preserve, disseminate and promote Yiddish culture and creativity We
collect Yiddish books, create libraries and produce cultural and
educational events. Founder and Director: Mendy Cahan
www.yiddish.co.il fax: 03 5298660 phone for information: 03 5290442 or
three hours before a YY Jerusalem event you may phone to : 02 5001395

June 23, 2006

Isle of Klezbos, NYC, Jun 23

band photoIsle of Klezbos
Friday 6/23
Our last scheduled IoK NYC public appearance for awhile
Pride Shabbat service followed by block party, FREE
at The Village Temple ~ just blocks from Stonewall
Rain or shine, with refreshments to follow in the social hall
Dancing in the street if weather cooperates, open to the public!
33 E 12th St NYC, btw University + Broadway, 7:30pm on
villagetemple.org 212-674-2340 Rabbi Chava Koster & Cantor Kathy Barr

Massel-Tov, München, Germany, Jun 23

Massel-Tov
80469 München, Jazzbar Vogler, Rumfordstr. 17
Jun 23, 20.00
T. 089-294662

June 25, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

An unrivalled opportunity for practising and aspiring cantors from the UK, Europe and further afield to share expertise and experience, learn new melodies and be inspired by some of the greatest cantors in the world who will be our honoured guests:

  • Joseph Malovany Fifth Avenue Synagogue and Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music, Yeshiva University New York, as well as Dean of the Academy of Jewish Music, Moscow
  • Alberto Mizrahi Chief Cantor, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago and on the faculty of the HL Miller Cantorial School, New York Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
  • Arie L Subar, Chief Cantor, Beth Ora Synagogue, Montreal and on the Board of the Cantorial Council of America
  • Shmuel Barzilai Chief Cantor, Jewish Community, Vienna

With leading British cantors they will present workshops, illustrated talks, round table discussions and masterclasses on selections from the Sabbath liturgy. They will share great congregational melodies and matters of concern to the practicing chazan. There will be informal singing and discussion sessions in the evenings.

The convention is presented by the Jewish Music Institute in collaboration with Central Synagogue, London a under the direction of Stephen Glass, Director of Music at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal

"Words are the language of the mind, but song is the language of the soul. The renewal of Jewish synagogue music in our time is one of the most exciting and moving developments in recent years. I welcome this first London Cantors Convention and the untiring work by Stephen Glass and JMI in collaboration with Central Synagogue. I feel sure it will give all our cantors renewed vigour and increase their ability to inspire. I send my blessing and hope that you will find the experience enriching and exhilarating".—Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Los Angeles, CA, Jun 25

Habrera Hativeet
June 25 Los Angeles, CA
International Cultural Center
www.iccscottishrite.com

"One of the most dynamic ensembles in world music, energetic purveyors of a unique kind of Sephardic funk whose origins span the entire Mediterranean and points much farther east."—The Jewish Week

Since 1977 Shlomo Bar and Habrera Hativeet have fused East and West, modern and Biblical, secular and religious, into a unique Israeli sound. Twenty nine years later they still posses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of uncompromising energy and creativity.

Sway Machinery Plus, NYC, Jun 25

The New Jewish Avant-Garde Collective: the Sway Machinery (w Antibalas Horn Section) & Frantic Turtle

Sway Machinery: ashkenazi punk-blues. Frantic Turtle: jazz poetry garage.

Sun Jun 25th, 8.15pm
Cornelia Street Café (29 Cornelia Street; A, B, C, and D
trains to West 4th or 1 to Sheridan Sq.)
$8 + 1 drink

http://www.myspace.com/franticturtle

June 26, 2006

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony w/Yuval Ron, Woodland Hills, CA, Jun 26

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
3rd Annual Post Golf Tournament Concert and Dinner Reception
Silent Auction and Raffle Drawing
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Dr. Noreen Green, Artistic Director/Conductor
Guest Artist -- Yuval Ron, oud player, specializing in the exotic sounds of the Middle East.

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Monday, June 26, 2006
5:00 PM Silent Auction
6:00 PM Dinner Reception
7:00 PM Concert
7:45 PM Grand Raffle Prize Drawing

$50 per person (inclusive)
For reservations call (818) 728-1923
www.lajewishsymphony.com

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

An unrivalled opportunity for practising and aspiring cantors from the UK, Europe and further afield to share expertise and experience, learn new melodies and be inspired by some of the greatest cantors in the world who will be our honoured guests:

  • Joseph Malovany Fifth Avenue Synagogue and Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music, Yeshiva University New York, as well as Dean of the Academy of Jewish Music, Moscow
  • Alberto Mizrahi Chief Cantor, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago and on the faculty of the HL Miller Cantorial School, New York Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
  • Arie L Subar, Chief Cantor, Beth Ora Synagogue, Montreal and on the Board of the Cantorial Council of America
  • Shmuel Barzilai Chief Cantor, Jewish Community, Vienna

With leading British cantors they will present workshops, illustrated talks, round table discussions and masterclasses on selections from the Sabbath liturgy. They will share great congregational melodies and matters of concern to the practicing chazan. There will be informal singing and discussion sessions in the evenings.

The convention is presented by the Jewish Music Institute in collaboration with Central Synagogue, London a under the direction of Stephen Glass, Director of Music at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal

"Words are the language of the mind, but song is the language of the soul. The renewal of Jewish synagogue music in our time is one of the most exciting and moving developments in recent years. I welcome this first London Cantors Convention and the untiring work by Stephen Glass and JMI in collaboration with Central Synagogue. I feel sure it will give all our cantors renewed vigour and increase their ability to inspire. I send my blessing and hope that you will find the experience enriching and exhilarating".—Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

June 27, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

An unrivalled opportunity for practising and aspiring cantors from the UK, Europe and further afield to share expertise and experience, learn new melodies and be inspired by some of the greatest cantors in the world who will be our honoured guests:

  • Joseph Malovany Fifth Avenue Synagogue and Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music, Yeshiva University New York, as well as Dean of the Academy of Jewish Music, Moscow
  • Alberto Mizrahi Chief Cantor, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago and on the faculty of the HL Miller Cantorial School, New York Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
  • Arie L Subar, Chief Cantor, Beth Ora Synagogue, Montreal and on the Board of the Cantorial Council of America
  • Shmuel Barzilai Chief Cantor, Jewish Community, Vienna

With leading British cantors they will present workshops, illustrated talks, round table discussions and masterclasses on selections from the Sabbath liturgy. They will share great congregational melodies and matters of concern to the practicing chazan. There will be informal singing and discussion sessions in the evenings.

The convention is presented by the Jewish Music Institute in collaboration with Central Synagogue, London a under the direction of Stephen Glass, Director of Music at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal

"Words are the language of the mind, but song is the language of the soul. The renewal of Jewish synagogue music in our time is one of the most exciting and moving developments in recent years. I welcome this first London Cantors Convention and the untiring work by Stephen Glass and JMI in collaboration with Central Synagogue. I feel sure it will give all our cantors renewed vigour and increase their ability to inspire. I send my blessing and hope that you will find the experience enriching and exhilarating".—Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

KlezFactor CD Release party, Toronto, Canada, Jun 27

band logoKlezFactor
opens the City of Toronto's "Tuesday Night Live" concert series at the Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park on Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30PM.

This concert is a free concert (donations appreciated) featuring KlezFactor's unique "klezmer-fusion" sound. Performing new interpretations of traditional Klezmer repertoire as well as original compositions by Mike Anklewicz, KlezFactor blends klezmer, rock, jazz and classical music for one raucous party!

Brunch is $17.95 - reservations are recommended for each sitting - 11:45 am, and 1:45 pm. Call 416-967-1078 for more information.

KlezFactor's first CD, "The Golem of Bathurst Manor" has been called "daring and creative", and KlezFactor's sound has been characterized as "Klezmer on Acid".

KlezFactor will feature a line-up consisting of KF regulars Anklewicz on saxophones and clarinet, Jennifer Burford on violin, Ali Berkok on keyboards, familiar face Avi Granite on guitar, and relative newcomers Craig Saltz on bass, and Max Tefler on drums.

Gerard Edery, NYC, Jun 27

On June 27th, Gerard Edery will be performing at the Underground (612 2nd Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets, New York City) a tribute to the late, much beloved, oud player George Mgrdichian.

June 28, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

An unrivalled opportunity for practising and aspiring cantors from the UK, Europe and further afield to share expertise and experience, learn new melodies and be inspired by some of the greatest cantors in the world who will be our honoured guests:

  • Joseph Malovany Fifth Avenue Synagogue and Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music, Yeshiva University New York, as well as Dean of the Academy of Jewish Music, Moscow
  • Alberto Mizrahi Chief Cantor, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago and on the faculty of the HL Miller Cantorial School, New York Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
  • Arie L Subar, Chief Cantor, Beth Ora Synagogue, Montreal and on the Board of the Cantorial Council of America
  • Shmuel Barzilai Chief Cantor, Jewish Community, Vienna

With leading British cantors they will present workshops, illustrated talks, round table discussions and masterclasses on selections from the Sabbath liturgy. They will share great congregational melodies and matters of concern to the practicing chazan. There will be informal singing and discussion sessions in the evenings.

The convention is presented by the Jewish Music Institute in collaboration with Central Synagogue, London a under the direction of Stephen Glass, Director of Music at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal

"Words are the language of the mind, but song is the language of the soul. The renewal of Jewish synagogue music in our time is one of the most exciting and moving developments in recent years. I welcome this first London Cantors Convention and the untiring work by Stephen Glass and JMI in collaboration with Central Synagogue. I feel sure it will give all our cantors renewed vigour and increase their ability to inspire. I send my blessing and hope that you will find the experience enriching and exhilarating".—Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Berkeley, CA, Jun 28

Habrera Hativeet
June 28 Berkeley, CA
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
www.ashkenaz.com

"One of the most dynamic ensembles in world music, energetic purveyors of a unique kind of Sephardic funk whose origins span the entire Mediterranean and points much farther east."—The Jewish Week

Since 1977 Shlomo Bar and Habrera Hativeet have fused East and West, modern and Biblical, secular and religious, into a unique Israeli sound. Twenty nine years later they still posses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of uncompromising energy and creativity.

June 29, 2006

Hy Wolfe CD release party, NYC, Jun 29

You are all invited to a special event at the NYC Kavehoyz run by the
Congress for Jewish Culture.
CD- release party of Hy Wolfe's recording "Yiddish Songs for the Soul".
Thursday June 29th 7:00 PM at

Congress for Jewish Culture
25 E. 21st NYC
Free admission!

information: 212-505-8040

[cognoscenti note: CD liners notes set by KlezmerShack author and typographer, Ari Davidow]

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), San Francisco, CA, Jun 29

Habrera Hativeet
June 29 San Francisco, CA
Yerba Buena International Music Festival
www.ybgf.org

"One of the most dynamic ensembles in world music, energetic purveyors of a unique kind of Sephardic funk whose origins span the entire Mediterranean and points much farther east."—The Jewish Week

Since 1977 Shlomo Bar and Habrera Hativeet have fused East and West, modern and Biblical, secular and religious, into a unique Israeli sound. Twenty nine years later they still posses a seemingly bottomless reservoir of uncompromising energy and creativity.

June 30, 2006

Vampire Suit, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 30

Vampire Suit will once again bring it's signature chamber-world-improv sound to Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn, on June 30th, 2006, at 8pm.

Vampire Suit draws on Jay Vilnai's unique musical heritage as a Russian-Romanian-Polish descendant raised in Jerusalem around a mix of contemporary and traditional Jewish and Arab music, with a soul for rock n'roll and a BFA in jazz. Couple that with a passion for Bartok and Stravinsky and you end up with all original music that draws on all those influences to create something akin to traditional music for a generation that hails from so many traditions. Balkan and Middle-Eastern rhythms are prominent, backed by 20th century composing concepts and jazz improvising.

'If Bram Stoker's imaginary Transylvania had a jazz scene, the music might sound something like this.'—Jazz Review