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June 1, 2010

The Frailach Spielers, Manchester, UK, 1 June 2010

A Feast of Klezmer starring The Frailach Spielers on 1st June 2010 at Radcliffe Civic Hall,Thomas St,Rdcliffe,Manchester
concert starts 7.45pm
tickets £10 each at the door or Tel 0161 834 9879
in aid of the Manchester Jewish Museum, a registered charity

June 2, 2010

Zamir Chorale, Cambridge, MA, 6 June, 2010

JaZZamir at Sanders

Sunday, June 6 at 8:00 pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge: Mark your calendars (or program your phones) NOW because you won't want to miss JaZZamir, our annual spring concert. JaZZamir features jazz music from Israel, the Yiddish theater, the Broadway stage, and the synagogue. Zamir will be joined by guest performers Hankus Netsky, piano; Taki Masuko, percussion; and Amir Millstein, flute. Highlights include tunes by Dave Brubeck, Kurt Weill, Jef Labes, Ziggy Elman, as well as George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" and selections from Porgy and Bess, "A Yidisha Charleston," "Venezuela," "Niga El Ha-Chalom," and "Java Jive" (in Hebrew). This concert honors Peter and Nancy Finn, and Alan Teperow and Suzanne Hanser, devoted board members who work tirelessly on behalf of the Chorale.

June 3, 2010

Kugelplex, San Francisco, CA, 3 June 2010

KugelplexLet's Go Dance@Jessie Series
A Klezmer Wedding Celebration with Kugelplex
Thursday, June 3, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Free
Jessie Square (Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco)

With Kugelplex, the Bay Area's most rockin' purveyor of old world Klezmer, join the wedding procession of Sharon and Amber into a madcap whirl of clapping, stomping and easy to follow dances led by Klezmer dance maven, Bruce Bierman. Enjoy the vocals of celebrated recording artist, Jewlia Eisenberg, and the comic antics of David Rosenfeld-as we celebrate love in a circle of dancing community.

Kugelplex will be celebrating marriage equality for all with a blowout dance party featuring our dear friends, Sharon and Amber, recently married when it was legal, and now very active in the fight for marriage equality. They are both wonderful spokespeople for legalizing same sex marriage. Unable to dance for their wedding ceremony at the time and because klezmer music and dance have their deepest roots in the Jewish wedding celebration, this will be the party we had always wanted to give them.

Let's Go Dance@Jessie is a free monthly open-air dance party in Jessie Square in front of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and next to St. Patrick's Church in downtown San Francisco on the First Thursday of each month from May to October from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The series offers dance lessons and music from today's best Bay Area artists.


June 4, 2010

Klezwoods, Cambridge, MA, 4 June 2010

KlezwoodsKlezwoods, an exciting Boston-based klezmer band, perform an energetic mix of klezmer, balkan, and arabic music with bass heavy grooves and eclectic instrumentation.

Don't miss original Klezwoods Jeremy Gustin (drums) and Alec Speigelman (clarinet) as they return from Brooklyn for this special show!

Friday 6/4. 10pm.
1912 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Square)
Cambridge, MA
No cover

617 497 4950

June 5, 2010

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Ont, Canada, 5 Jun 2010

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Saturday June 5, 2010, 7:30pm
Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performing Arts
273 Bloor St West, Toronto

Beyond the Pale will perform for the first time at Toronto's beautiful new downtown concert space Koerner Hall, as special guests with the Toronto Children's Chorus. The concert will feature the TCC in a program entitled "Around the World in 80 Minutes," a musical journey from Canada and the United States, to Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and New Zealand. Featured composers include Srul Irving Glick, Allister MacGillivray, Paul Halley, Morten Lauridsen, Krzysztof Penderecki, Richard Oswin ... and BTP's own Martin van de Ven. Martin was commissioned to create a new piece for BTP with the TCC. The composition "Being Margolia," is based on the life of Manya Lipshitz, who grew up in a children's commune in 1920's Russia before moving to Canada, where she became a Yiddish teacher and an early member of the leftist Jewish community of Camp Naivelt. Still functioning today, Camp Naivelt's current corps of children engaged in an extended study of Manya's life 2 summers ago, connecting her social justice values and distinctly Yiddish worldview to their own 21st century lives. Martin's involvement in the original project led to the new composition, whose text was created by Ruth Howard of Jumblies Theatre.

BTP will also perform a short set of some of its own tunes within the concert.

June 6, 2010

Please come hear a unique lecture in Yiddish at the Solem Aleichem Cultural Center (3338 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx NY) by Ely Moseson, "The Mystical Tradition in Yiddish"

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 1:30 PM

Musical Program to follow with Cantor Sam Weiss
Contribution: $3.50
members: free
Corner 208th street, one block from Montefiore Hospital.
D Train train to 205th st, or 4 train to Mosholu Parkway
information: 917-930-0295

Kumt hern di interesante lektsye af yidish:
"Di mistishe traditsye in yidish"
fun Elly Moseson.
Zuntik, dem 6tn yuni, 2010, 1:30 bay tog.
In der muzikalisher program: Khazn Shmuel Weiss
inem Sholem-Aleichem-Kultur-Tsenter

3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

rog 208te gas, lebn Montefiore shpitol.

informatsye: 917-930-0295

Metropolitan Klezmer, Queens, NYC, 6 Jun 2010

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Sunday, June 6
Metropolitan Klezmer
outdoor Queens concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Freedom Square Park
75th Road & Main Street
Kew Gardens Hills NY 11367
across from the post office (*rain location below)
Sixth Annual Independence Sunday concert sponsored by The Queens Jewish Historical Society & the Queens Jewish Community Council

Young Israel of Queens Valley
141-51 77th Avenue
For more information, call: (917) 376-4496, (718) 544-9033, or (718) 831-0201

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, 6 Jun 2010

June Jam time at the Workmen's Circle building,
1762 Beacon St.,
Brookline, MA
Sunday June 6, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Come play klezmer in an informal and friendly atmosphere. We play from
music, available at the jam. We have a variety of instruments, and welcome players at all levels. Keyboardists should bring electric keyboards if possible.

June 7, 2010

"Hidden Yiddish Treasures: the Art Songs of Leo Zeitlin," Pittsburgh, PA, 7 June 2010

"Hidden Yiddish Treasures: the Art Songs of Leo Zeitlin" with Rachel Calloway, Guenko Guechev, Daniella Rabbani,and the AGAM Ensemble
Monday, June 7 7:30pm
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Yiddish art songs of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930) bring to life the spirituality,humor, and hardships of Old World Europe. Only in recent years has his music been discovered and performed. Accompanied by the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival's resident AGAM Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, baritone Guenko Guechev, and singer/actress Daniella Rabbani interpret these long-forgotten gems. Also included is a world premiere of a new Yiddish song setting by Pittsburgh composer David Stock.

See www.pjmf.net for more information.

June 10, 2010

Yiddish Chorus Haiti Benefit, Brookline, MA, 10 June 2010

Sing Out, Rebuild!

A concert to benefit the work of Partners in Health in Haiti
A Besere Velt
El Shaddai, A Haitian Choir
Irish Ensemble

Thursday, June 10, 2010
7:30 PM
All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

June 13, 2010

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, Symphony Space, New York, NY, 13 June 2010

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010, 4:30 PM
The JPPC presents
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York City.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org

This 2-hour concert includes classic Yiddish works such as "Avremele melamed" and "Lomir ale zingen a zemerl", as well as Classical works in Yiddish, by Handel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky!

English translations provided.

Featured soloists: Joshua Breitzer, Matthew Klein
and child performer
Temma-Leeba Schaechter
(the younger of "Di Shekhter-tekhter").

Admission: $25, 18.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org
About the JPPC: thejppc.org

Others whose works are represented in this concert include:
Ben Yomen, Goldman, Posner, Rauch,
Shneyer, Teitelbaum, Zuckerman;
Bialik, Buchwald, Ha-Levi, Halpern, Helfman, Kahn,
Lapin, Liesin, Olgin, Reisin, Ronch & Sorerives.

Binyumen Schaechter, dirigent
Yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor

"Yiddish Classics & Yiddish Classical", NYC, 13 Jun 2010

Sunday, Jun. 13, 2010, 4:30 PM
The JPPC presents
Yiddish Classics and Yiddish Classical
at Symphony Space (a.k.a. Peter Norton Symphony Space)
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), NYC.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org

This 2-hour concert includes classic Yiddish works, such as "Avremele melamed" and "Lomir ale zingen a zemerl" as well as Classical works in Yiddish, by Handel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky!

English translations provided.

Featured soloists: Joshua Breitzer, Matthew Klein and child performer Temma Schaechter (the younger of Di Shekhter-tekhter).

Admission $25, $18.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org
About the JPPC: thejppc.org

Others whose works are represented in this concert:
Composer/arrangers: Ben Yomen, Goldman, Posner, Rauch, Shneyer, Teitelbaum, Zuckerman;
Poets/authors/translators: Bialik, Buchwald, Ha-Levi, Halpern, Helfman, Kahn, Lapin, Liesin, Olgin, Reisin, Ronch and Sorerives.

Tim Sparks Workshop and Concert, Arlington, MA, 13 June 2010

Tim SparksTim Sparks
Sunday, Jun 13, 2010

Workshop: 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $30 and includes admission to the following concert. Space is limited so signing up in advance is encouraged.

Concert: 7:00-8:30pm, $10 (free to workshop attendees)
I will be playing things from Little Princess and Masada Guitars as well as some of my Blues and Ragtime stuff.

The Music Emporium
165 Mass Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts

The Schaechter Legacy: Growing Up in Yiddish in the 21st Century, London, 13 June 2010

The Schaechter/Gottesman dynasty has played a central role in America's Yiddish-speaking academic and cultural scene. From renowned linguist Mordkhe Schaechter and poet and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman onwards, the family has produced poets, musicians, journalists and educators active in keeping Yiddish alive and thriving. In this unique event, Meena-Lifshe Viswanath - current MIT student and native Yiddish speaker - will give an insider's history of the family, and talk about growing up as a Yiddish speaker
in the 21st century. The programme will be interspersed with Yiddish songs and poems, from within the family and beyond. Daughter of Yiddish poet Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, and one of Mordkhe Schaechter's sixteen Yiddish-speaking grandchildren, Meena-Lifshe Viswanath is a native of Teaneck, New Jersey. She is currently a Civil Engineering major at MIT, and has spent the past year at the University of Cambridge as a Cambridge-MIT exchange student. Meena-Lifshe is currently Treasurer of the Yiddish youth organisation Yugntruf, having previously served as its Chairperson. She was a member of the now-defunct Pripetshik
Singers, and now sings in Techiya, MIT's Jewish a cappella group.

This event will take place at the Spiro Ark Centre, 25-26 Enford Street, London W1H 1DW, UK at 7:30 pm on Sunday 13th June 2010.
Tickets £12 (+£1 online booking fee), available from the Spiro Ark website, see:

June 14, 2010

Yiddish Princess CD Release party, Brooklyn, NYC, 14 June 2010

logoYiddish Princess
CD Release Tour

6/14 - Galapagos, Brooklyn, 8pm (w/Luminescent Orchestrii and Electric Junkyard Gamelan)
16 Main St. Brooklyn, www.galapagosartspace.com

Further info: www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess

June 15, 2010

Isle of Klezbos, NYC, 15 Jun 2010

band photoIsle of Klezbos

Tuesday, June 15
KlezBiGay Pride Show
El Sol Brilliante Garden
MC Jennifer Miller of Circus Amok
East 12th St btw Ave's A & B
East Village, NYC 10009
Supported in part by the Fund for Creative Communities
(Thanks to Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & New York State Council on the Arts)

Yiddish Princess CD Release party, Philadelphia, PA, 15 June 2010

logoYiddish Princess
CD Release Tour

6/15 - The Khyber, Philadelphia, 9:30pm (w/The Electric Simcha)
56 S.2nd street, www.thekhyber.com

Further info: www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess

June 17, 2010

Metropolitan Klezmer, NYC, 17 Jun 2010

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Thursday, June 17
Abe Lebewohl Park
12:30pm lunchtime concert
Outdoors, rain or shine
Free & open to the public!
Plaza at front of St Mark's Church,
Second Ave & East 10th St NYC 10003

Yiddish Princess CD Release party, Boston, MA, 17 June 2010

logoYiddish Princess
CD Release Tour

6/17 - Redtail, 9pm
369 Congress St., 7th Floor,
Boston, MA

Further info: www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess

June 18, 2010

Red Hot Chachkas, Weaverville, CA, 18 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Friday, June 18, 8:00 PM
Mamma Llama
490 Main Street


Yiddish Princess CD Release party, White River Junction, VT, 18 June 2010

logoYiddish Princess
CD Release Tour

6/18 - Main Street Museum, White River Junction, VT, 8pm (following "The Only Good Corporation is an Undead Corporation"...puppet theater!)
58 Bridge Street, White River Junction,

Further info: www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess

June 19, 2010

Yiddish Princess CD Release party, Burlington, VT, 19 June 2010

logoYiddish Princess
CD Release Tour

6/19 - North End Studio, Burlington, VT, 9pm
294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington

Further info: www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess

Red Hot Chachkas, Eugene, OR, 19 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Saturday, June 19 9:00PM
Sam Bonds Garage
407 Blair Blvd


June 20, 2010

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi Father's Day Brunch, NYC, 20 Jun 2010

Hot PstromiEvery 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 June 20, 2010, Father's Day, features Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 - Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com

Yiddish Princess CD Release party, Amherst, MA & Middletown, CT, 20 June 2010

logoYiddish Princess
CD Release Tour

6/20 - National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, 2pm
1021 West Street, Amherst

605 Main Street, Middletown, CT

Further info: www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess

Strauss/Warschauer Duo & Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus, Philadelphia, PA, 20 June 2010

Strass-WarschauerThe Friends of the Central Library present:
Zumerlid: Yiddish Songs & Klezmer Music for a Summer Day

Sunday June 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

Featuring The Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus
Cantor Naomi Hirsch, Conductor
Evelyn Goldhammer, Accompanist

with special guests, the Strauss/Warschauer Duo

Montgomery Auditorium | Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Accessible to people with physical disabilities at the Wood Street entrance.

For more information, call 215.686.5316 or 215.686.5309.

For 80 years, The Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus has been delighting audiences of all ages singing exclusively in Yiddish, the language of Central and Eastern European Jews and their descendants throughout the world.

The internationally renowned Strauss/Warschauer Klezmer Duo has been at the forefront of the Yiddish music scene as performers and teachers for over 20 years.

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Queens, NYC, 20 Jun 2010

Hot PstromiJune 20th, 7pm
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi return to Floral Park Queens, for a concert at the North Shore Towers Cinema: 27240 Grand Central Parkway (between Little Neck Parkway and Lakeville Road) Floral Park, NY.

For tickets ($15/person) and reservations: (718) 423-3130

Intsvishn, Geneva, Switzerland, 20 Jun 2010

Samedi 20 juin 2010 à 20h45, lors de la Fête de la Musique

jouera de la musique klezmer sur la scène AMJ
Terrasse Agrippa d'Aubigné (Genève)

avec: Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Julien Paillard (accordéon) et David Morhain (percussions).
Accès libre et gratuit - Bar et restauration au stand AMJ

Ce concert sera suivi à 22h par celui des Shtetl Stompers, puis, dès 23h30, d'une grande jam session klezmer ouverte à tous les musiciens qui touchent, de près ou de loin au klezmer (et, pourquoi pas, aux autres musiques juives) !

Apportez vos instruments, vos partitions... venez jouer vos thèmes favoris et en apprendre d'autres avec les klezmorim de Genève, de Paris et d'ailleurs! Une expérience inoubliable pour les musiciens et le public!

Le klezmer est la musique que les baladins juifs colportaient de fête en fête, de "shtetl" (bourgade) en ghetto, dans l'Europe de l'Est depuis le Moyen Âge.
Bercé dans la liturgie, inspiré de mélodies extatiques hassidiques et de chants profanes, il s'est encanaillé dans les auberges et enrichi de danses populaires et de théâtre. En symbiose avec les musiques slaves, tsiganes, turques et grecques, il a acquis une diversité et une richesse d'expression incomparables.
Avec ses variations de rythme, ses dissonances, ses ornementations et une part d'improvisation, le klezmer incite à la danse et exprime toutes les émotions, de la joie à la tristesse, en passant par le recueillement, l'amour ou l'ivresse, sans oublier l'humour. juif!
Arraché d'Europe, par le nazisme et le stalinisme, il s'est bouturé au jazz en Amérique avant de redevenir populaire dans le monde entier.
Perpétuant la tradition sans la figer, INTSVISHN ("entre temps" en yiddish) joue des thèmes klezmer originaux, arrangés à sa façon et parfois métissés de classique ou de swing.

Anthony Coleman, NYC, 20 June 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010
376 9th St
Brooklyn, NY
phone: 718 965 9177
9:00 PM * Freakish - Anthony Coleman Plays Jelly Roll Morton
Anthony Coleman, piano

10:30 PM * Damaged by Sunlight
Anthony Coleman, piano; Ashley Paul, reeds; Brad Jones, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

Tickets: $10

Hank Sapoznik and The Youngers of Zion, Rockville, MD, 20 June 2010

Yiddish of Greater Washington
Café Kasrilevke’s Annual Gala Event
band logo
Hank Sapoznik and The Youngers of Zion

Marlene "Cookie" Segelstein, fiddle
Mark "Doctor" Rubin, tuba

Klezmorim Extraordinaire

in a program of traditional and popular Yiddish music and song
Sunday June 20 7:30 pm
Admission: $18 Members of YGW, JCCGW, Arbeter Ring; $25 non-members
AT: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-0100

"The Youngers of Zion is a great little band with some of the best music that I've heard in recent years."—Cartoonist and old music meyven R. Crumb

Simcha Dance Jam, Berkeley, CA, 20 June 2010

Bruce Bierman dance sessionSimcha Dance Jam—Free the Jewish dancer within!

Sunday, June 20, 3:00-5:00pm,
JCC East Bay, Berkeley.

Join Jewish dance specialist and choreographer Bruce Bierman for a unique monthly workshop that aims to free the Jewish dancer within! It will begin with guided poses and stretches inspired by the angular shapes of the Hebrew letters. Then, participants will explore the expressive movements and dramatic gestures behind the four main Jewish dance genres: Yemenite, Hasidic, Klezmer and Israeli. Finally, fit the moves of the ancestors to the grooves of your own imagination, as
participants create spontaneous new dances using a treasure box of Jewish dance vocabulary. All levels and dance experiences welcome. $10-$15, sliding scale. Presented by the JCC KlezCalifornia, and Jewish Music Festival. More info: 510.848.0237 or www.jcceastbay.org.

Kafana, Cambridge, MA, 20 June 2010

Greetings klez fans, be advised that there is a special show taking place in Inman Square at the Lily Pad, featuring the music of Klezwoods' own Tev Stevig, with fellow klez-mates Joe Kessler, Alec Speigelman, Michael McLaughlin, Greg Loughman, and Margaret Glaspy... Ladies and gentlement, Kafana!

The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square,
Cambridge, MA
Sun, June 20, 7pm

Red Hot Chachkas, Portland, OR, 20 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Sunday, June 20 9:00PM
Mississippi Pizza
3552 North Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR


June 21, 2010

Elizabeth Schwartz, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, San Diego, CA, 21 Jun 2010

Hot PstromiClosing night Performance
San Diego Jewish Arts Festival
Lyceum Stage, San Diego Rep

The city's most exciting klezmer concert returns with heart stopping tango to a Jewish beat. Join top musicians Camarada Ensemble as they bring "Tangele Nuevo", a fabulous show of exotic Jewish-flavored tango from South America and Europe. Live tango dancers and thrilling vocals from
special guest vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz bring tango with a Yiddish twist. Closing the program will be festival favorite a href="/contacts/klezbands_h.html#band.hotpstromi">Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi with klezmer classics from his extensive travels across Eastern Europe.

Tickets $18 (includes KOSHER KNISHES for all!)

San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

box office: 619-544-1000
administration: 619-231-3586

Yiddish and Klezmer Party/Jam, Paris, France, 21 Jun 2010

Chantons yiddish ! Jouons klezmer !

Lundi 21 juin 2010
18h45 : ouverture des portes
19h00 : « Di shtreymlen on kop »
Musique, chants (en yiddish) et danses de mariage interprétés par :
Maeva Castier – chant, Dan Fliderbaum – clarinette, Marion Buisset - accordéon.

19h30 : Rachel Goldberg
Interprète a capella quelques mélodies yiddish traditionnelles.

19h45 : Chorale de la Maison de la culture yiddish « Tshiribim »
Chef de choeur : Shura Lipovsky
Mélodies yiddish traditionnelles et de composition récente interprétées par la Chorale de la Maison de la culture yiddish.

20h15 : Atelier de musique klezmer
Sous la direction de Marthe Desrosières, l'atelier de musique klezmer de la Maison de la culture yiddish composé d'instrumentistes amateurs de tous âges, vous donne quelques aperçus de son travail.

Scène ouverte : la fête bat son plein...
Tous les musiciens présents et chanteurs sont invités à faire "un bœuf".

Télécharger le programme

Entrée libre

Programme disponible sur le site officiel de la Fête de la musique.
- - - - -
Sing Yiddish! Play klezmer!

Monday, June 21, 2010
Open from 6.45 p.m.
7.00 p.m: « Di shtreymlen on kop »
Music, Yiddish wedding songs and dances songs interpreted by:
Maeva Castier – singing, Dan Fliderbaum – clarinet, Marion Buisset - accordion.

7.30 p.m.: Rachel Goldberg
Several traditional Yiddish melodies interpreted a capella.

7.45 p.m.: Chorale of the Paris Yiddish Center « Tshiribim »
Led by: Shura Lipovsky
Yiddish melodies, traditional and of recent composition, interpreted by the Chorale of the Paris Yiddish Center

8.15 p.m.: Klezmer music workshop
Directed by Marthe Desrosières, klezmer workshop of the Paris Yiddish Center, composed of amateur musicians of all ages, will pl ay a sampling of their work.

“Open House” – All singers and musicians present are invited to join in a jam session.

Entrance free of charge.

Program available on the official website of the “Fête de la musique”.

Jazz Pilpul, NYC, 21 June 2010

8.30pm: Further Definitions: Jazz Pilpul, featuring David Chevan of Afro-Semitic Experience (bass), Jesse Chevan (drums), special guest Rabbi Greg Wall (tenor and soprano saxophones).

Six Street Shul
325 East Sixth Street, NY

Red Hot Chachkas, Seattle, WA, 21 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Monday, June 21 7:00 PM
House Concert
1210 18th Avenue East 98112
Call (510) 368-1450 to get the ticket phone #!

June 22, 2010

Red Hot Chachkas, Seattle, WA, 22 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Tuesday, June 22 7:30PM
Triple Door
216 Union St.
Seattle, WA

$12, $15 at door

June 23, 2010

Klezmer Dance w/The Essentials, Berkeley, CA, 23 June 2010

Ashkenaz presents The Essentials, starring Stu Brotman and Jim Rebhan

Wednesday, June 23, Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, Berkeley. Celebrate this first klezmer dance night at Ashkenaz, a venue that features live music and dancing every evening. Enjoy a concert with the world-class klezmer music of Stu Brotman (Veretski Pass & Brave Old World) and Jim Rebhan (Ellis Island Old World Folk Band & California Klezmer). Bruce Bierman will give a dance lesson and lead dancing during the performance. Doors open 7:30pm, dance lesson 8:00pm, show and dancing at 8:30pm. Only $10! See you there! We're hoping for a great turn-out so we can persuade Ashkenaz to schedule klezmer dancing more often!

More info: www.ashkenaz.com

June 24, 2010

Metropolitan Klezmer, NYC, 24 Jun 2010

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Thursday, June 24
Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop: Back Room
174 Fifth Ave (22nd St), NYC
7PM & 8:30PM sets
$10 / $15
Web: eisenbergsnyc.com

Red Hot Chachkas, Salem, OR, 24 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Thurs., June 24
Grand Theater
187 High St.
Salem, OR


Rob Rudin's Half Jewish, 18 July 2010

The “There Will Be Cake” biennial
plus Dirty Water Brass Band
serving up eclectic music with dessert
Thurs., June 24, 10 pm
Lily Pad
Cambridge, MA

(Cambridge, MA) Rob Rudin's Half-Jewish: the “There Will Be Cake” biennial; plus Dirty Water Brass Band. Thurs., June 24, 10 pm. $10 suggested donation; includes dessert. Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Cambridge. For information log onto www.lily-pad.net or call 617-395-1393.

It's been two years since drummer Rob Rudin served up a nice piece of cake along with original music on the eve of his birthday. He may or may not be two years wiser, but he does have experience throwing a lively party at the Lily Pad venue. This year's concert features Rudin's new Jewish compositions and pieces by Jewish composers John Zorn and Leonard Cohen. Rudin will also premiere the suite Number 37 based on the life of world-champion athlete, jai-alai player Joey Cornblit, whose player number was 37.

"I put together the group Half-Jewish in order to play with some of my favorite musicians and to show that klezmer is not theonly Jewish music," says Rudin. The musicians include two Hot Tamale Brass Band members, clarinetist and saxophonistMark Chenevert and Danny Heath on trombone and vocals. Gill Aharon, who plays piano with his trio every Sunday at the Lily Pad, is along for the ride, as is trumpeter Sam Dechenne of John's Brown Body, HUMANWINE bassist Paul Dilley, violinist Mimi Rabson of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and multi-reedman Ted Roland.

More specifics on Rudin's suite Number 37:
Born in Montreal Quebec in 1955 to Israeli immigrants, Joey Cornblit's family moved to Miami where, at age 12, he began playing jai-alai, a popular sport in Southern Florida. He traveled to Spain to train in the Basque game (similar to handball) in which players grip a reed basket and volley a rock-hard ball at speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Rudin's music reflects the places Cornblit traveled, as well as his embrace of eastern meditation and his friendship with Rudin's father, self-described number-one-jai-alai-fan Harold Rudin. The listener can expect salsa, jazz, a spoken fugue, marches, Hindusthani (Indian classical) music, a live ping-pong match, and, yes, even a little klezmer.

The Dirty Water Brass Band, Boston's newest New Orleans-style group, opens the show.

Come for the cake, stay for the sounds!

June 25, 2010

Red Hot Chachkas, Ashland, OR, 25 Jun 2010

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Fri. June 25 9:00 PM
Culture Works
310 Oak St.
Ashland, OR


June 26, 2010

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Ojai, CA, 26 Jun 2010

Yuval RonSaturday, June 26 at 7:30 pm

The Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert
performing Mystical Music of the Middle East

An inspirational celebration of Sacred Hebrew, Sufi and Armenian devotional music, poetry and story telling

Featuring: the soulful Yemenite singer, Maya Haddi
Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukia
percussion Jamie Papish
Oud and musical director Yuval Ron

Location: Meditation Mount - 10340 Reeves Rd. Ojai, California 93023.
Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door
For More Information: 805.646.5508

June 27, 2010

Adrienne Cooper & Marilyn Lerner, NYC, 27 Jun 2010

Enchanted Jewjazz: Adrienne Cooper and Marilyn Lerner
Unexpected Yiddish and other songs by Adrienne Cooper, the voice of contemporary Yiddish music and rare New York appearance by acclaimed Canadian jazz/improvisor, pianist Marilyn Lerner. Cooper "transforms songs into transcendent, sensual art. Lerner is "one of the most exhilarating improvisors in Canada's jazz and new music scenes."

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. Doors open 10:00. First set: 11:00-12:15 Second Set 12:30-1:45

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 - Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com

Flamenco con Tres, London, UK, 27 Jun 2010

Sunday 27 June, 3pm

Flamenco Con Tres
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX

Steve Homes and Jeff Rodrigues (guitars) play a programme of flamenco-inspired original works and a sprinkling of Judeo-Spanish favourites, with Ilana Cravitz on violin.

Tickets £5

"New Voices of the Yiddish Stage," Cleveland, OH, 27 Jun, 2010

"New Voices of the Yiddish Stage"
Concert presented by the Folksbiene and the Workmen's Circle of Cleveland
Sunday, June 27 at 3 PM Cain Park's Evans Amphitheater in Cleveland, Ohio
Information: 216-381-4515

Klezmer Company Orchestra, Boca Raton, FL, 27 June 2010

WHAT: €œSpirit of America: "Bernstein Song Book & Music from Fantasia"€ is a concert of classic American music from the Bernstein Song Book and orchestral excerpts from Disney'€™s Fantasia.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27, at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, University Center, Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
COST: Tickets are $17 - $38
CONTACT: For tickets, call toll free 1-800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com.
For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com.

Jaffa Road @ Toronto Int'l Jazz Fest, Toronto, Canada, 27 Jun 2010

Jaffa Road

June 27 - 5:00pm
Toronto International Jazz Festival
Nathan Philips Square
Toronto, Canada

Tinariwen w/Sway Machinery, NYC, 27 Jun 2010

Get your tickets now for TINARIWEN, our Tamashek rock heroes from northern Mali. We played on the same stage as them at the Festival of the Desert in January, and we will share the stage again on Sunday at the Bell House in Brooklyn!

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
TINARIWEN in BROOKLYN - 7:30 PM doors -- 8:30PM our set!! don't be late!!!!
The Bell House

149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door...so buy now!!!

Mycale, NYC, 27 Jun 2010

Mycale - a cappella collaborative vocal arrangements to John Zorn tunes from his amazing Book of Angels.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schechter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice

Sunday, June 27
Rose - 345 Grand Street (near Havemeyer)
8p.m. $10

Dinner/Klezmer Dance w/The Mavens of Klezmer, San Mateo, CA, 27 June 2010

Dinner and Klezmer Dance Party

Sunday, June 27, 6:00-9:30pm, Tannourine Restaurant, San Mateo. Delicious Lebanese food, klezmer music by "The Mavens of Klezmer"(Jeanette Lewicki on accordion, Mike Perlmutter on clarinet, and Richard Saunders on bass) and dancing with Bruce Bierman. If you missed similar terrific events at Tannourine in 2008 or 2009, this is your chance! $25 for a large meal (with vegetarian options) of appetizers, entree, coffee, tea, or soft drink, and the entertainment.

Dinner begins at 6:00pm, music at 6:30pm, dancing at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. Reservations: 650.638.1960.

More info: www.tannourinecuisine.com.

June 28, 2010

Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band w/Greg Wall and Frank London, NYC, 28 June 2010

8.30pm: Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band!!!

NYC’s newest addition to the canon of new Jewish influenced music and culture, the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, under the direction of saxophonist Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall and grammy winning trumpeter Frank London.The Arkestra consists of some of the most innovative artists on the scene today, such as Pam Fleming, Paul Shapiro, Aaron Alexander, Fima Ephron, Eyal Maoz and many others. The repertoire will consist of original compositions and arrangements of the members and guest composers, in the great NuJu/Rad Jew/SunRaJoo tradition.

Six Street Shul
325 East Sixth Street, NY

June 29, 2010

Mycale, NYC, 29 Jun 2010

Mycale - a cappella collaborative vocal arrangements to John Zorn tunes from his amazing Book of Angels.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schechter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice

Tuesday, June 29th
Zinc Bar - 82 West 3rd Street between Thompson and Sullivan
7:30 - $10

June 30, 2010

Klezwoods, Somerville, MA, 30 Jun, 2010

KlezwoodsKlezwoods, an exciting Boston-based klezmer band, perform an energetic mix of klezmer, balkan, and arabic music with bass heavy grooves and eclectic instrumentation. Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Mini opens.

Wed, June 30, 2010, 9pm
Johnny D's
17 Holland St. Somerville MA
Davis Square, across from the Davis T stop

(617) 776-2004