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December 5, 1912

Aviva Chernick CD release, Toronto, Canada, 5 Dec 2012

CD coverJoin Aviva and the ensemble for this evening of celebration.

Wednesday, December 5th. Doors at 7:30. Concert at 8:00.
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
918 Bathurst (One and a half blocks north of Bloor on the west side) Parking on the street.
Toronto, Ontario M5R3G5

A celebration of the new album of originals........
when i arrived you were already there.
Nine beautiful tracks complete this soulful collection.
For this special evening there will be a concert of the album's songs as well as new music yet to be recorded.

Transcendent vocals matched to light, instrumental textures, gentle harmonies, sublime solos, playful rivers of rhythm, heavily spiritual in nature.
You may even find yourself singing along.

Ernie Tollar (bansuri, bass flute, nay), Joel Schwartz (resonator guitar, electric guitar), Rakesh Tewari (percussion), Aaron Lightstone (oud, saz), Maryem Tollar (vocals), Sundar Viswanathan (vocals).

Tickets: $15 in advance online at BrownPaperTickets. avivacdrelease.bpt.me
$20 at the door.
CDs for sale at the venue: $20 for one, $30 for two

Like Aviva' artist page to find out more. www.facebook.com/avivachernickmusic

Thank you to our Community Partners:
Small World Music
The Ashkenaz Foundation
Koffler Centre of the Arts

Event page on Facebook

September 25, 2006

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Toronto, Sep 25

Strom photoYale Strom & Hot Pstromi
with vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz

Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas St. W. (just south of the Dundas W.
subway station, btw Roncesvalles & Bloor), Toronto
ample, free lot parking across the street

Mon Sept 25, 8:30pm
$22adv/$25
416-531-6604 / www.hughsroom.com

November 12, 2006

Judith Cohen & Tamar Cohen Adams, Toronto, CA, Nov 12

For anyone who will be in Toronto this weekend, please join us for a concert/lecture/demonstration/participatory dance session, featuring Judith Cohen and Tamar Cohen Adams, Sunday Nov. 12. Topics covered will range from Sephardic to flamenco and even some international folk dance with music courtesy of Judith and Tamar. This event is co-sponsored by the Performing Arts Educators of Canada and the Ontario Folk Dance Association and is free to all participants. For further information please visit www.ofda.ca.

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance,
105 Vanderhoof in Toronto
(South of Eglinton between Don Mills and Bayview, off Laird Drive)
1:00-2:30 pm

November 17, 2006

Judith Cohen in Afghan Children's benefit, Toronto, Canada, Nov 17

Tonight is "Happy birthday Mullah Nasruddin", a benefit for Afghan children's literacy (nnd including Afghan nibbles, I'm told.) I'll be singing and also telling Djohá stories in Judeo-Spanish; Georges Sawa and his gorup will be playing, members of the Toronto Storytelling School will be telling Nasruddin stories, the Bierdos are on the programme (no idea), and there is a short "happy birthday Mullah Nasruddin" film. It's at the Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto, downtown, 2 College Street, above the Starbucks at College & Yonge, 8 pm-11 pm. Oh, I'll also be calling the audience in from the Milling Around part of the evening by playing three-holed pipe and tabor.

To communicate the stories of the Sephardic ballads I've chosen - trickster themes to reflect the Djohá / Nasruddin theme of the evening , I will be using my new ,"POWERofPOINTing" presentation, which features my utter, abysmal lack of drawing ability mediated by the high tech of newsprint paper and cheap magic markers.
Judith Cohen

November 26, 2006

Sisters of Sheynville, Toronto, Canada, Nov 26

Sisters of Sheynville return to the Trane!

Sunday, November 26, 9pm
The Trane Studio
964 Bathurst street (2 blocks North of Bloor)
416-913-8197
Cover $10

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December 10, 2006

Sisters of Sheynville, Toronto, Canada, Dec 10

Sisters of Sheynville return to the Rex!

Sunday, December 10
12-3:00pm
Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar
194 Queen Str. West,
416-599-2475
Special Chanukah presentation - with latkes and all!

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January 18, 2007

A lid un a tfile: an evening of Jewish Music, Toronto, Canada, Jan 18

A Lid Un A Tfile: An Evening of Jewish Music

A Lid Un A Tfile: A celebration of the diversity of Jewish music, with traditional doinas and Yiddish Songs as well as original music such as Osvaldo Golijov' Tenebrae, John Zorn's Kol Nidre and Sergei Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, plus more original Yiddish songs by David Wall and Marilyn Lerner.

Performed by: David Wall & Monica Whicher (singers), David Buchbinder (trumpet), Martin van de Ven & Lori Freedman (clarinet), Marilyn Lerner & Andrew Burashko (piano), Erika Raum & Ben Bowman (violin), Steven Dann (viola), Thomas Wiebe (cello) and Jarek Obsadny (film maker).

8pm
January 18 - 19
Harbourfront, Toronto
Venue: Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $36 ($25 seniors/students) Purchase Tickets

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January 19, 2007

A lid un a tfile: an evening of Jewish Music, Toronto, Canada, Jan 19

A Lid Un A Tfile: An Evening of Jewish Music

A Lid Un A Tfile: A celebration of the diversity of Jewish music, with traditional doinas and Yiddish Songs as well as original music such as Osvaldo Golijov' Tenebrae, John Zorn's Kol Nidre and Sergei Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, plus more original Yiddish songs by David Wall and Marilyn Lerner.

Performed by: David Wall & Monica Whicher (singers), David Buchbinder (trumpet), Martin van de Ven & Lori Freedman (clarinet), Marilyn Lerner & Andrew Burashko (piano), Erika Raum & Ben Bowman (violin), Steven Dann (viola), Thomas Wiebe (cello) and Jarek Obsadny (film maker).

8pm
January 18 - 19
Harbourfront, Toronto
Venue: Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $36 ($25 seniors/students) Purchase Tickets

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February 14, 2007

Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Toronto, Canada, Feb 14

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band ~ The Next Generation
So much to celebrate...

Wed., Feb 14 @ 10pm
TRANZAC
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto
(416) 923-8137

www.tranzac.org

March 4, 2007

David Buchbinder & Joe Macerollo, Toronto, Canada, Mar 18, 2007

David BuchbinderSunday, March 4 @ Lula Lounge
David Buchbinder & Roula Said Present:
PURIM CABARET & "Jewish Mardi Gras" MASQUERADE
Return of last year's sold-out holiday hit

8:30pm (doors open at 7)
$18 in advance/with a costume, $22 at the door
1585 Dundas Street West (1 1/2 Blocks west of Dufferin)
Tix/reservations: (416) 588-0307
www.lula.ca
Dinner reservations ensure seating for the show.

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March 11, 2007

Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Toronto, Canada, Mar 11, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band ~ The Next Generation
So much to celebrate...

Sun., Mar. 11 @10:30pm
TRANZAC
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto
(416) 923-8137

www.tranzac.org

March 14, 2007

David Buchbinder & Brian Katz, Toronto, Canada, Mar 14, 2007

David BuchbinderWednesday, March 14 @ 9PM $7
David Buchbinder on trumpet and Brian Katz on guitar/piano
@ Mezetta's Restaurant Cafe for "Klezmer Meets Jazz Month"
681 St. Clair Ave. W.
www.dine.to/mezzetta

March 18, 2007

David Buchbinder & Joe Macerollo, Toronto, Canada, Mar 18, 2007

David BuchbinderSunday, March 18
11:30AM
$18.95 for a fabulous all-you-can-eat Jewish brunch
David Buchbinder (trumpet) and Joe Macerollo (accordion)
@ The Free Times Cafe for the "Bella Did Ya Eat Brunch?"
www.freetimescafe.com

Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Toronto, Canada, Mar 18, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band ~ The Next Generation
So much to celebrate...

Sun., Mar. 18 @10:30pm
TRANZAC
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto
(416) 923-8137

www.tranzac.org

May 17, 2007

Flying Bulgars, Toronto, Canada, May 17, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
Thursday, May 17 @ 10:30PM
@ the TRANZAC:
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto
(416) 923-8137
Pay-what-you-can

www.tranzac.org

May 20, 2007

Flying Bulgars, Toronto, Canada, May 20, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
@ The Free Times Cafe:
$18.95 for the "Bella Did Ya Eat?!" homemade Jewish brunch (the best in town!)
Sunday, May 20 @ 11:30AM & 1:30PM
Toronto

www.freetimescafe.com

May 22, 2007

Flying Bulgars, Toronto, Canada, May 22, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
Thursday, May 22 @ 10:00PM
@ the TRANZAC:
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto
(416) 923-8137
Pay-what-you-can

www.tranzac.org

May 26, 2007

David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble, Toronto, Canada, May 26, 2007

David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 26 @ The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
$8 Cover
9:30PM

Spring JazzIn line with the current developments of David's other ensembles, his jazz group is currently working towards their second record.

Building upon their first JUNO and National Jazz Award nominated album Shurum Burum Jazz Circus, the group will be presenting brand spankin' new original compositions by DB in a series of intimate shows around town.

Featuring David (trumpet), Peter Lutek (saxophones & clarinets), Perry White (saxophones & clarinets), Greg de Denus (piano), Matt Brubeck (cello), Rob Clutton (bass) and Barry Romberg (drums), this group, live in action is not to be missed.

May 29, 2007

Flying Bulgars, Toronto, Canada, May 29, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
Thursday, May 29 @ 7:30PM
@ the TRANZAC:
292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto
(416) 923-8137
Pay-what-you-can

www.tranzac.org

July 8, 2007

Flying Bulgars, Toronto, Canada, July 8, 2007

band in concert


The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
@ The Free Times Cafe:
$18.95 for the "Bella Did Ya Eat?!" homemade Jewish brunch (the best in town!)
Sunday, May 20 @ 11:30AM & 1:30PM
Toronto

www.freetimescafe.com

Flying Bulgars brunch, Toronto, Canada, July 8, 2007

Come dig into some fabulous Jewish all-you-can-eat buffet brunch served up with a healthy serving of traditional klezmer at the Free Times Cafe Sunday, July 8.

Featuring the Flying Bulgars trio-style with David (trumpet), Tania Gill (piano) & Victor Bateman (bass).

The 'Bella Did Ya Eat?!' Free Times Cafe Sunday Brunch
Featuring music by the Flying Bulgars Trio
Sunday, July 8
Seatings at 11:30am & 1:30pm
$18.95 for the most delicious Jewish brunch you've ever tasted
The Free Times Cafe (320 College St.)

For more information and reservations:
(416) 967-1078

July 22, 2007

Raquay and the Cavemen, Toronto, CA, Jul 22, 2007


Raquy & the Cavemen featurinng David Buchbinder
Sunday, July 22 @ the TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Ave.)

Drumming queen Raquy Danziger will offer a special one-hour all-levels workshop to be followed by a performance featuring David (trumpet) and bellydance by special guests.

Workshop @ 6PM, Show @ 9PM
$10 for Show, $20 for Workshop/Show package (GREAT DEAL!)
More Info: email David Buchbinder OR call (416) 603-7237

July 29, 2007

SoCalled, Toronto, Canada, July 29, 2007

promo photo SoCalled
Canada Day Festival
Free
July 29

August 28, 2007

Ashkenaz 2007: East Meets West, Toronto, Canada, Aug 28

Ashkenaz Foundation and UJA Committee for Yiddish, in association with the City of Toronto and KlezKanada, present :

ASHKENAZ 2007: EAST MEETS WEST
A free community concert of All-star Klezmer musicians and Yiddish singers from Israel and the former Soviet Union

Featuring: SASHA LUMINSKY (Toronto / Ukraine), OY DIVISION (Israel / Russia), VIRA LOZINSKY (Israel / Moldova), EFIM CHORNY & SUSANNA GHERGUS (Moldova), ALEXANDER DANILOV (Moldova)

Tuesday August 28, 2007, 7pm
Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park
(Bathurst st., south of Sheppard)

Further info available by calling 416-635-2883 x.150
or online at: www.ashkenazfestival.com

This is a Free Ticketed Event—there is no admission charge but general admission tickets must be picked up from the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre box office before the show. Tickets will be available as of 12 noon on August 28 (limit four tickets per person). Doors to the Amphitheatre open at 5 pm.

Media Inquiries: 416-979-8282 or email the Ashkenaz Festival.

August 30, 2007

The Lithuanian Empire, Toronto, Canada, Aug 30, 2007

The Lithuanian Empire will converge once again in Canada for the release of their first full-length album. Join
the parties in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa!

August 30th, 2007
Lula Lounge @ 8:00pm
1585 Dundas Street W.
TORONTO, ONTARIO
www.lulalounge.ca

September 2, 2007

The Lithuanian Empire, Toronto, Canada, Sep 2, 2007

The Lithuanian Empire will converge once again in Canada for the release of their first full-length album. Join
the parties in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa!

September 2nd, 2007
The Rex Hotel @ 3:30pm
194 Queen Street W.
TORONTO, ONTARIO
www.therex.ca

October 3, 2007

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, Toronto, Canada, Oct 3

82nd Season of Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Begins Oct. 3

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, Canada's oldest continuing Jewish performing group, begins its 82nd season on October 3, 7.30 p.m. at the Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. (5 blocks n. of Lawrence, just east of Bathurst). The choir has soprano, alto, bass-baritone and tenor sections. Music reading ability is definitely a plus, but those with good voice and fast-learning skills are also welcome. Then 2007-2008 season will feature excerpts from "Di yam gazlonim" ("Pirates of Penzance" in Yiddish), Yiddish and international folk songs, beloved pieces by Avrom Goldfadden, and Israeli songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Annual fees are $150.00, but exceptions are made for low-income singers. For more information, contact the Co-President, Enid Moscovitch, at 416-709-5502, or Ben Shek: 416-489-7681.

October 6, 2007

Klezmer en Bueños Aires w/Mitch Smolkin, Toronto, CA, Oct 6, 2007

Klezmer en Bueños Aires with vocalist Mitch Smolkin plus special guests multi-instrumentalist Boris Sichon, trombonist Paul Brody, vocalist Aviva Chernik and guitarist Levon Ichkhanian.

Saturday October 6th, 2007 8:00pm @ The Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto. $24 in advance $30 day of show. To purchase tickets call 416-924-6211 or in person at the front desk.

To hear a preview of the music visit www.mitchsmolkin.com and listen to Papir Iz Dokh Vays under music.

October 22, 2007

Tribute to Milton Barnes, Toronto, CA, Oct 22, 2007

Hosted by his sons Micah and Daniel Barnes, a concert tribute to the important Canadian Jewish composer Milton Barnes will take place tomorrow, Monday, October 22, at the Al Green Theatre - MNJcc - 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Featuring: trio Lyra - Erica Goodman, Mark Childs, Suzanne Schulman; David Wall, Marilyn Lerner, Artie Roth, Martin van de Ven, Renee Bouthot, Lenka Lichtenberg, Brian Katz.
8pm. Tickets $20, 416-924-6211, ext 0.

October 28, 2007

Women Sing Sepharad, Toronto, Canada, Oct 28, 2007

Concert GraphicWomen Sing Sepharad
Judith Cohen, Tamar Ilana Cohen Adams, with special guest Geoffrey Clarfield

Sunday, Oct 28, 4pm
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Tickets at the door:
$12 general admission / $10 CCIE members/Spanish Resource Center/Students/Seniors
Info: 614 924 6122 x0

October 29, 2007

Michael Wex Book Launch, Toronto, Canada, Oct 29, 2007

book coverIf you are a fan of Michael Wex (which is to say, if you have ever met him, heard him speak, or read his previous best-seller), and you live in Toronto, you will be quite pleased to know that the new book, Just say nu is out. It's available at Pages and fine bookstores everywhere. The launch party is going to be this coming Monday night at one of Queen St.'s great reformed hotels (unless you were one of the indigent people who could afford the SRO that it used to be), the Gladstone, 7:30-10:30pm. It's FREE.

The reading is sponsored by Pages—it's part of their "This is not a reading" series which presents writers and artists with new books. Even if you don't want the book, don't want the autograph, it's still worth showing up because Wex is so damn funny.

Why is Wex so funny? I blame it on Alberta, or at least the Calgary Hebrew Day School, which we both attended (me for just a few early years, insufficient for an adequate humor education, in the early 1960s). [ari]

November 1, 2007

Sisters of Sheynville CD release, Toronto, Canada, Nov 1, 2007

in association with the Ashkenaz Foundation
sisters of sheynvilleSisters of Sheynville

6-piece all-female Toronto swing-klez group, will launch their debut CD at a concert on Thursday, November 1, 8pm, at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West. Cover $10, for tickets call 416-531-4635.

For more information, please contact info@sistersofsheynville.ca or lenka at 416-562-2947

November 7, 2007

Michael Wex, "Just Say Nu", Toronto, Canada, Nov 7, 2007

Michael WexIf you are a fan of Michael Wex (which is to say, if you have ever met him, heard him speak, or read his previous best-seller), and you live in Toronto, you will be quite pleased to know that the new book, Just say nu is out.

November 7 - Toronto Jewish book fair

book coverWhy is Wex so funny? I blame it on Alberta, or at least the Calgary Hebrew Day School, which we both attended (me for just a few early years, insufficient for an adequate humor education, in the early 1960s). [ari]

November 21, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release party, Toronto, Canada, Nov 21, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release Concert
Wednesday, November 21 @ LULA LOUNGE
1585 Dundas St W. (West of Dufferin)
416-588-0307 for information & reservations*
Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door

*reserve for dinner to guarantee seating

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November 28, 2007

Michael Wex, "Just Say Nu", Toronto, Canada, Nov 28, 2007

Michael WexIf you are a fan of Michael Wex (which is to say, if you have ever met him, heard him speak, or read his previous best-seller), and you live in Toronto, you will be quite pleased to know that the new book, Just say nu is out.

November 28 - Bayview Library, Toronto (6.30pm)

book coverWhy is Wex so funny? I blame it on Alberta, or at least the Calgary Hebrew Day School, which we both attended (me for just a few early years, insufficient for an adequate humor education, in the early 1960s). [ari]

November 29, 2007

Michael Wex, "Just Say Nu", Toronto, Canada, Nov 29, 2007

Michael WexIf you are a fan of Michael Wex (which is to say, if you have ever met him, heard him speak, or read his previous best-seller), and you live in Toronto, you will be quite pleased to know that the new book, Just say nu is out.

November 29 - Barbara Frum library, Toronto (6.30pm)

book coverWhy is Wex so funny? I blame it on Alberta, or at least the Calgary Hebrew Day School, which we both attended (me for just a few early years, insufficient for an adequate humor education, in the early 1960s). [ari]

January 25, 2008

KlezFactor, Toronto, Ontario, Jan 25, 2008

KlezFactor at the Concord Cafe!

Concord Cafe
937 Bloor St. West
Toronto
MAP
416 532 2989

KlezFactor returns to Toronto's Concord Cafe on Friday, January 25 at 9PM. The revamped band features reed-player/composer Mike Anklewicz, Ali Berkok (keys), Jaro Dabrowski (guitar), Dave MacDougall (drums), Ben Plotnick (violin) and Michael Smith (bass). This is KlezFactor's first public show with their revamped line-up in 2008. They'll be fine-tuning new material before heading back into the studio to begin their second album! Pay-what-you-can.

February 2, 2008

Theo Bikel, Toronto, Canada, Feb 2, 2008

Living Legend Theodore Bikel in concert
Sponsored by: Ashkenaz Foundation and Festival
Saturday, February 2 at 8:00pm
George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts.
Toronto, CA

For further info: 416.872.1111

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February 3, 2008

Sisters of Sheynville & Tracey Erin, Toronto, Canada, Feb 3, 2008

sisters of sheynvilleSisters of Sheynville are launching a new venture! The Yiddish swing-klez band is teaming up with award-winning solo performer Tracey Erin Smith—combining her hilarious solo show, "The Burning Bush!", with their own music and adding several brand new pieces and arrangements. At this time, only one show will take place in Toronto's Lula Lounge, and one show in New York's Actor's Temple.

Toronto: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2008
Doors open at 7:00pm for dinner—Show begins at 8:00pm. Reservations: 416-778-8984 $15 show only

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February 9, 2008

Flying Bulgars 20th Anniversary concert, Toronto, Canada, Feb 9, 2008

band in concertThe Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
20th Anniversary Concert
at the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Ave

Saturday, February 9th, 8pm & Sunday, February 10th, 7:30pm
Tickets: $24 in advance, $30 at the door
Tickets available at Miles Nadal JCC reception, and by phone 416-924-6211 x 0

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February 10, 2008

Flying Bulgars 20th Anniversary concert, Toronto, Canada, Feb 10, 2008

band in concertThe Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
20th Anniversary Concert
at the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Ave

Saturday, February 9th, 8pm & Sunday, February 10th, 7:30pm
Tickets: $24 in advance, $30 at the door
Tickets available at Miles Nadal JCC reception, and by phone 416-924-6211 x 0

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February 24, 2008

David Buchbinder, Toronto, Canada, Feb 24, 2008

David BuchbinderFebruary 24:
David Buchbinder
Monkey Toast,
Toronto

Come see David perform in a completely new setting, as the featured guest "interviewee" on this week's Monkey Toast, the happening monthly comedy/variety event created by David Shore. This month's unique and hilarious offering goes down tomorrow night at the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 8pm. Pay What You Think!

For more info: www.monkeytoast.com

February 28, 2008

David Buchbinder, Toronto, Canada, Feb 28, 2008

David BuchbinderDavid Buchbinder
February 28
Olivia's at 53
53 Clinton St., Toronto

416-533-3989
www.oliviasat53.com

March 6, 2008

David Buchbinder, Toronto, Canada, Mar 6, 2008

David BuchbinderDavid Buchbinder
March 6
Olivia's at 53
53 Clinton St., Toronto

416-533-3989
www.oliviasat53.com

March 9, 2008

Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, Mar 9, 2008

CD cover¡Odessa Havana Returns!
Sunday, March 9, 8:30pm LULA Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W. (west of Dufferin)
Tix: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Toronto's hottest new World/jazz ensemble rides back into their Toronto home to warm up your world as the winter blahs set in. If you were one of the many who wanted to come to O/H's sold-out CD release gig last November but couldn't make it, or if you just are ready to hear some great music that has been garnering fulsome praise from critics & audiences alike, mark your calendar and make your reservations for dinner & the show now!

Advance tickets will be available for purchase on Ticketweb by February 11.

March 13, 2008

David Buchbinder, Toronto, Canada, Mar 13, 2008

David BuchbinderDavid Buchbinder
March 13
Olivia's at 53
53 Clinton St., Toronto

416-533-3989
www.oliviasat53.com

March 19, 2008

KlezFactor, Toronto, Canada Mar 19, 2008

band logoKlezFactor

I'd just like to let everyone know about KlezFactor's upcoming show at the Trane Studio (964 Bathurst St.) on Wednesday, March 19 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.

We'll be previewing some great new material on our upcoming album, Klezmachine, and we'll also have as a special guest, the great vocalist Limore Twena!

June 1, 2008

Lenka Lichtenberg, Toronto, Canada, Jun 1, 2008

Lenka LichtenbergLenka Lichtenberg
June 1, 2008
Jewish Mosaic Festival
Toronto
2pm
Bathurst Jewish Community Center
www.jewishmosaicfestival.com

July 22, 2008

KlezFactor, Toronto, Canada, Jul 22, 2008

band logoKlezFactor

Tuesday, July 22, 7pm
Earl Bales Park
Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON
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band in concertKlezFactor returns to the Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park for this free concert on Tuesday, July 22 at 7PM. This is a great outdoor event, featuring new music from our upcoming CD, "Klezmachine", which is already getting airplay on CBC, and in podcasts in Europe!

Earl Bales Park is just off Bathurst St., south of Sheppard (turn East on Raoul Wallenberg Dr.).

*note: if weather is a problem, the event goes indoors in the community centre at the park.

August 26, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Aug 26, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

August 27, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Aug 27, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

August 28, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Aug 28, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

August 29, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Aug 29, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

August 30, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Aug 30, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

August 31, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Aug 31, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

September 1, 2008

7th Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto, Canada, Sep 1, 2008

Ashkenaz Festival Logo 2008
The 7th Ashkenaz Festival takes place August 26 to September 1, 2008, at Harbourfront Centre and various satellite locations throughout Toronto, Canada.

Join us for the 13th anniversary "bar mitzvah" edition of the Ashkenaz Festival, featuring a stunning lineup of 60 acts and nearly 200 performers from across Canada and around the globe. Concerts, theatre performances, hands-on dance, music, and craft workshops, literary events, visual arts exhibitions, kids programs, and so much more. Ashkenaz promises exhilarating experiences for the entire family.

Questions?
(416) 979-9901
www.ashkenazfestival.com

October 2, 2008

Jerusalem Salon, Canwest Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2 Oct, 2008

Jerusalem Salon
Canwest Cabaret Festival 2008, Toronto, Canada, Oct 2-3, 2008

David BuchbinderDavid Buchbinder has been invited by Soulpepper chief Albert Schultz to curate the "Jerusalem Salon" at the inaugural Canwest Cabaret Festival on Oct. 2nd and 3rd, at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Excited by the opportunity, he is developing a cabaret that will connect with the idea of Jerusalem as much as with songs from and about the city considered by so many to be holy. Joining him in this sidelong look at Jerusalem are some of the city's finest and freshest performers, including his wife, Arabic dancer and musician Roula Said.

The festival features Canada's most dynamic and exciting performers as they come together for a weekend-long cabaret festival bursting with song, story and ideas. Rediscover the 20th century songbook in playful and passionate interpretations from some of the country's most beloved artists. Get up close and personal with these extraordinary artists in the sublime and elegant setting of the Young Centre – an event not to be missed.

Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 8:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3rd, 8:30 p.m.

Performers:
David Buchbinder - Trumpet & Fluegelhorn
Fern Lindzon - Vocals and Fender Rhodes
Kieran Overs - Bass
Dave Restivo - Piano
Roula Said - Vocals, Qanun, Dance

Buy Tickets

October 3, 2008

Jerusalem Salon, Canwest Festival, Toronto, Canada, 3 Oct, 2008

Jerusalem Salon
Canwest Cabaret Festival 2008, Toronto, Canada, Oct 2-3, 2008

David BuchbinderDavid Buchbinder has been invited by Soulpepper chief Albert Schultz to curate the "Jerusalem Salon" at the inaugural Canwest Cabaret Festival on Oct. 2nd and 3rd, at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Excited by the opportunity, he is developing a cabaret that will connect with the idea of Jerusalem as much as with songs from and about the city considered by so many to be holy. Joining him in this sidelong look at Jerusalem are some of the city's finest and freshest performers, including his wife, Arabic dancer and musician Roula Said.

The festival features Canada's most dynamic and exciting performers as they come together for a weekend-long cabaret festival bursting with song, story and ideas. Rediscover the 20th century songbook in playful and passionate interpretations from some of the country's most beloved artists. Get up close and personal with these extraordinary artists in the sublime and elegant setting of the Young Centre – an event not to be missed.

Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 8:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3rd, 8:30 p.m.

Performers:
David Buchbinder - Trumpet & Fluegelhorn
Fern Lindzon - Vocals and Fender Rhodes
Kieran Overs - Bass
Dave Restivo - Piano
Roula Said - Vocals, Qanun, Dance

Buy Tickets

October 4, 2008

KlezFactor CD Release, Toronto, CA, Oct 4, 2008

band logoKlezFactor is pleased to announce the release of their second CD, Klezmachine! We are celebrating with a CD release party on Saturday, October 4 at 9pm at the Concord Cafe (937 Bloor St. W.) in Toronto. Not only will KlezFactor be rocking the place, but we'll have special guests The River Pilots opening for us!

January 18, 2009

Ashkenaz presents: Lorie Wolf's "Taibele and her demon", Toronto, Canada, 18 Jan 2009

nice woodcut drawing and well-rendered letteringLorie Wolf's "Taibele and Her Demon"

Lorie Wolf will be presenting her musical suite, "Taibele and Her Demon" featuring a stellar lineup of musicians, original video installation and a beautiful new narrator, Aviva Chernick and special guest, Marilyn Lerner
Sunday, January 18, 2009
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC)
750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON
Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and $15 for students and seniors with ID.
Tickets are available by calling Ticketpro at 416-645-9090, toll-free 1888-655-9090, or online at www.ticketpro.ca/

February 21, 2009

Neo-chassidic techno impro nanach house jam, Toronto, Canada, 21 Feb 2009

Neo chassidic techno impro nanach house jam session
simantov orchestra
Saturday, February 21, 2009
9:00pm - 11:30pm
1139 college st - deleon white gallery
Toronto, ON

Tel: 416 464 2601

free entrance .2nd chassidic techno impro nanach meuman house jam session. simantov production.

April 26, 2009

David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, 26 Apr 2009

david buchbinderThe David Buchbinder Trio Live @ Caplansky's Delicatessen
EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Debut: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 3PM-5PM
Caplansky's Deli, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON
[Ari Davidow's favorite source of smoked meat in downtown TO]
(416) 500-3852
www.caplanskys.com

May 3, 2009

David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, May 3 2009

david buchbinderThe David Buchbinder Trio Live @ Caplansky's Delicatessen
EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Debut: Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 3PM-5PM
Caplansky's Deli, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON
[Ari Davidow's favorite source of smoked meat in downtown TO]
(416) 500-3852
www.caplanskys.com

May 8, 2009

"Klezmer Magic," Toronto, Canada, 8 May 2009

Budapest Klezmer Band presents "Klezmer Magic"
George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre For The Arts
Toronto, Canada
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

TICKET INFO: Tickets are available at Ticketmaster: 416-872-1111, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or in person at the box office of the Toronto Centre For The Arts. This is a licensed all-ages event.

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May 10, 2009

David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, May 10 2009

david buchbinderThe David Buchbinder Trio Live @ Caplansky's Delicatessen
EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 3PM-5PM
Caplansky's Deli, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON
[Ari Davidow's favorite source of smoked meat in downtown TO]
(416) 500-3852
www.caplanskys.com

May 13, 2009

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 13 May 2009

CD coverDavid Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
Wed, May 13, 2009
Lulaworld 2009
DOOR: 7PM/ SHOW: 8:30PM
Admission: $18 advance/ $20 at the door
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West
dinner reservations guarantee seating
Call (416) 588-0307

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May 17, 2009

David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, May 17 2009

david buchbinderThe David Buchbinder Trio Live @ Caplansky's Delicatessen
EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 3PM-5PM
Caplansky's Deli, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON
[Ari Davidow's favorite source of smoked meat in downtown TO]
(416) 500-3852
www.caplanskys.com

May 24, 2009

David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, May 24 2009

david buchbinderThe David Buchbinder Trio Live @ Caplansky's Delicatessen
EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 3PM-5PM
Caplansky's Deli, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON
[Ari Davidow's favorite source of smoked meat in downtown TO]
(416) 500-3852
www.caplanskys.com

May 31, 2009

David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, May 31 2009

david buchbinderThe David Buchbinder Trio Live @ Caplansky's Delicatessen
EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 3PM-5PM
Caplansky's Deli, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, ON
[Ari Davidow's favorite source of smoked meat in downtown TO]
(416) 500-3852
www.caplanskys.com

June 14, 2009

Theresa Tova w/Matt Herskowitz, Toronto, Canada, 14 Jun 2009

Theresa TovaTheresa Tova with Matt Herskowitz
Yiddish Diva reunites with Virtuoso Pianist

Sunday, June 14, 8pm
Statlers Piano Lounge & Dinner Cabaret
487 Church Street (South of Wellesley), Toronto
Doors Open at 6:30 pm for Dinner Service & Cocktails
Show Starts at 8 pm Sharp

Door Cover $15
$10 Food/Drink Min.

BY RESERVATION ONLY Go to www.statlersonchurch.com click on “Dinner Cabaret Reservations”

From Paris France, Warsaw Poland, Houston Texas, Los-Angeles, to Montreal and New York, In an all too rare appearance Tova and MATT reunite for one night only in Toronto.

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September 12, 2009

Klezmer Kids, Toronto, Canada, 12-13 Sep 2009

On the weekend of September 12 & 13, 2009, the Winchevsky Centre 585 Cranbrooke Avenue, is hosting two exclusive events featuring The Klezmer Kids from Winnipeg:

1) a one-night only concert the evening of Saturday September 12th, 7:30 p.m., advance tickets are $18.00; children/students (ages 5-18) are $12.00; or at the door $22.00 and $15.00

2) an interactive family klezmer workshop with the Klezmer Kids & with Helen Winkler leading dancing, the morning of Sunday September 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$10.00 at the door, RSVP by September 10th to 416-789-5502.

tel: 416-789-5502
www.winchevskycentre.org

Aviva Chernick & Aaron Lightstone Selichot prep, Toronto, CA, 12 Sep 2009

Slichot- Entering into the Mystery
A Slichot service led by Aviva Chernick and Aaron Lightstone

Temple Emanuel
Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:30pm - 10:45pm
120 Old Colony Rd, Toronto
Tel: 416 702 1797

This evening is an invitation to turn inwards and prepare together in community for these coming days of awe.

Join Aviva Chernick (Cantorial Soloist), Aaron Lightstone (guitar and oud), and an ensemble of exceptional world musicians for this prayerfull journey.
Ernie Tollar - Nay, Bansuri, sax
Gupreet Channa- Tabla
Josh Engle- Mandolin, guitar, shruti box.

September 13, 2009

Klezmer Kids, Toronto, Canada, 12-13 Sep 2009

On the weekend of September 12 & 13, 2009, the Winchevsky Centre 585 Cranbrooke Avenue, is hosting two exclusive events featuring The Klezmer Kids from Winnipeg:

1) a one-night only concert the evening of Saturday September 12th, 7:30 p.m., advance tickets are $18.00; children/students (ages 5-18) are $12.00; or at the door $22.00 and $15.00

2) an interactive family klezmer workshop with the Klezmer Kids & with Helen Winkler leading dancing, the morning of Sunday September 13th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$10.00 at the door, RSVP by September 10th to 416-789-5502.

tel: 416-789-5502
www.winchevskycentre.org

October 2, 2009

Max Pashm, Toronto, Canada, 2 Oct 2009

Max PashmMax Pashm

Oct 2 2009, 8:00P
Small World Festival,
Toronto Canada

The Max Pashm sound is a unique blend of traditional Greek/Balkan/Gypsy & Klezmer music, fused with high energy electronic beats & digitally manipulated fx.
www.myspace.com/maxpashm
Check out Keith Wolzinger's Klezmer Podcast with the band

October 13, 2009

The Flying Bulgars, Toronto, ON, October 13, 2009

band in concertThe Flying Bulgars play new music at The Painted Lady from their upcoming sixth studio recording: Tumbling Into Light, produced by BSS guy Dave Newfeld and featuring all-new songs in English by Daves Wall & Buchbinder. Join us at the Painted Lady, a unique, intimate venue in the heart of the Ossington Avenue strip, as the band builds momentum towards the CD release. Pass this on to friends who love great, original music!

These shows will be happening on a semi-regular basis on Tuesday nights from 8-10 pm, and, to make it even easier to come, will feature a no-cover policy for now.

"With Tumbling Into Light the Flying Bulgars shatter the walls of their own beloved genre...keep[ing] the best parts high in the mix: melancholy, furiousness, deep ancestral summoning and total Ginsbergian fools' joy."

-Andrew Whiteman, (Broken Social Scene, Apostle of Hustle)

www.facebook.com/event

October 17, 2009

West of Odessa and Karamfil, Toronto, ON, October 17, 2009

West of Odessa and Karamfil will be performing at the Ontario Folk Dance Association's 40th Anniversary Banquet this Saturday evening (6-12) at the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave., north of Danforth in Toronto. Dancing will be led by Helen Winkler, who does such a great job as the dance leader at the Ashkenaz Fest. For more information see:

www.ofda.ca/banquet.html

West of Odessa, a Buffalo, NY/Hamilton, Ont. based trio will feature Moldavian/Ukrainian klezmer. The group includes clarinet, accordion, poyk and tsimbl. Karamfil, a performing group based in Rochester, NY features Macedonian/Bulgarian music performed on traditional folk instruments.

October 21, 2009

KlezFactor with Talat, The Rex, Toronto, ON, October 21, 2009

band logoKlezFactor returns to The Rex Hotel and Jazz Bar (194 Queen St. West, west of University) on Wednesday, October 21 at 9:30 pm ($7). They'll be joined by Alon Nechushtan from New York, bringing his project, Talat, to life in Toronto with some fantastic local musicians.

KlezFactor is pleased to welcome new band members Jaron Freeman-Fox (violin), Tony McKnight (bass), and Erika Nielsen (cello).


www.klezfactor.com
www.myspace.com/klezfactor
http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/klezfactor

www.talatmusic.com

October 29, 2009

DB Jazz Ensemble@Canwest Cabaret Festival, Toronto, ON, October 29, 2009

Canwest Cabaret Festival
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Thursday, October 29, 10:15pm
Friday, October 30, 10:30pm
Tickets: $20, available online or through the box office (416) 866-8666


The David Buchbinder Jazz ensemble is back as strong as ever!
Come out and see some of the city's top players lay down David's original sounds for the masses as part of this year's Canwest Cabaret Festival. When a team of musicians of this calibre unite, only good things can happen.

"Fiercely imaginative music that swaggers with volatile rhythms cushioning endlessly changing modes...an idiosyncratic, accessible gumbo...highly original, Buchbinder wields a mean trumpet and flugelhorn as well."
- Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star, 2006

October 30, 2009

DB Jazz Ensemble@Canwest Cabaret Festival, Toronto, ON, October 30, 2009

Canwest Cabaret Festival The Young Centre for the Performing Arts Thursday, October 29, 10:15pm Friday, October 30, 10:30pm Tickets: $20, available online or through the box office (416) 866-8666 The David Buchbinder Jazz ensemble is back as strong as ever! Come out and see some of the city's top players lay down David's original sounds for the masses as part of this year's Canwest Cabaret Festival. When a team of musicians of this calibre unite, only good things can happen. "Fiercely imaginative music that swaggers with volatile rhythms cushioning endlessly changing modes...an idiosyncratic, accessible gumbo...highly original, Buchbinder wields a mean trumpet and flugelhorn as well." - Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star, 2006

November 2, 2009

Theresa Tova in Concert with Matt Herskowitz, Toronto, Ontario, November 2, 2009

Theresa TovaStatlers Piano Lounge & Dinner Cabaret
is proud to present...

THERESA TOVA in Concert with MATT HERSKOWITZ

November 2nd only!
Show Starts at 8 pm Sharp
*Doors Open at 6 pm for Dinner Service & Cocktails

STATLERS,
www.statlersonchurch.com
Located in the heart of the Church-Wellesley Village,
we are playing the main room.
If you'll be joining us please make reservations. Seating is limited.

Door Cover $15
$10 Food/Drink Min.

Reserve at www.statlersonchurch.com
under the "dinner cabaret reservation" section.
or call
416 962 1209
Come Early, Seating is First Come First Serve
No Late Admittance.

Love Tova
/www.threresatova.com
www.myspace.com/ttova
www.cdbaby.com/cd/theresatova

January 13, 2010

Habanot Nechama, Toronto, Canada, 13 Jan 2010

Habanot NechamaHabanot Nechama

Jan 13 2010, 8:00P
Al Green Theater – Miles Nadal JCC
Toronto, Canada

January 31, 2010

Flying Bulgars CD Release Multimedia concert, Toronto, CA, 31 Jan 2010

concert posterFlying Bulgar Klezmer Band
Tumbling Into Light—Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Concert Event

Sunday, January 31, 2009
2 SHOWS: 3 pm & 7:30 pm

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts - 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON

TICKETS: $20 & $30—Available now from the Young Centre Box Office
(416) 866-8666
youngcentre.ca

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April 22, 2010

Klezmatics movie premiere, 22 Apr 2010

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Klezmatics

Ashkenaz and the Toronto Jewish Film Festival are proud to present

The World Premiere screening of:
THE KLEZMATICS: ON HOLY GROUND (USA 2010, 108 MIN)

Preceded by a special concert presentation with Klezmatics members

FRANK LONDON, LORIN SKLAMBERG AND LISA GUTKIN

THURSDAY APRIL 22, 8 PM, BLOOR CINEMA 506 BLOOR ST. WEST

Film followed by Q & A with the musicians and director Eric Greenberg Anjou

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May 2, 2010

"SoCalled documentary," North American premiere, Toronto, Canada, 2 May 2010

Ashkenaz is pleased to co-present with Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival the North American premiere of

THE SOCALLED MOVIE
Two screenings:
Sunday May 2, 9:15pm Bloor Cinema 506 Bloor St. West

Tuesday, May 04 11:30 am at The ROM Theatre., 100 Queens Park

The Socalled Movie is an NFB-produced, feature documentary film about Montreal-based Yiddish hip-hop madman Josh Dolgin – aka Socalled. Directed by Garry Beitel, the film features Katie Moore, Fred Wesley, C-Rayz Walz, David Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Arkady Gendler, Benjamin Steiger Levine, D-Shade, Gonzales and Irving Fields, in a kaleidoscopic portrait offering 18 entertaining short films about Socalled’s creative process.

View the Socalled Movie Trailer on YouTube

To purchase tickets contact the Hot Docs Box office by phone at 416-637-5150 or visit www.hotdocs.ca

Visit the official NFB Socalled Movie website

November 25, 2010

Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 25 Nov 2010

Odessa-HavanaDavid Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Dinner @ 7, SHOW @ 8:30 pm
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West (just
TICKETS: $20 (at the door only, except for dinner reservations)
(416) 588-0307

Fresh off of a sold-out concert at the 15th Annual Ashkenaz earlier this month, David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana will return to the stage for a public performance at Lula Lounge. The show promises to be another memorable night of cutting-edge world jazz, played by some of the country's top musicians, in one of the city's best venues.

The group will be unveiling even more new songs as well as bringing back previous, award-winning music from their debut 2007 album released on Tzadik.

Dinner reservations are for 7:30 pm, and the show starts at 8:30. For guaranteed seating along with a great meal, please make a dinner reservation through Lula's website HERE.

December 2, 2010

Hip Hop Hanukah w/SoCalled, Toronto, Ont, Canada, 2 Dec 2010

posterHip Hop Hanukah
featuring SoCalled

Thursday, Dec 2
Doors: 9:00, show: 9:30pm
Mod Club
722 College St.
Toronto, Ont, CA

Tix: $20 advance/ $25 door
Purchase Tickets

Hip Hop Hanukah Toy Drive: Please bring a new unwrapped toy to the event for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Toys will be donated to Chai Lifeline, an organization that brings hope to children suffering from serious illness & their families. Toy donations will be matched by Best Made Toys, a local toy importer.

January 2, 2011

Zetz!, Toronto, Canada, 2 Jan 2011

Zetz!
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
Free Times Cafe
320 College Street,
Toronto

We have two performances for their "Bella! Did Ya Eat" klezmer brunch—one at 11:30 AM and one at 1:30 PM. Reservations are recommended. More information about the venue is at www.freetimescafe.com/pages/Sunday%20Brunch.htm

January 23, 2011

Balkan Singing workshop w/Judith Cohen, Toronto, Canada, 23 Jan 2011

Balkan Singing Classes with Judith Cohen
Sunday, January 23 at 7:00pm (continuing weekly until Feb 13)
Alchemy Center, 3138 Dundas #3, Toronto

Contact to register: www.facebook.com/events/create.php?eid=179001922126805
no experience necessary! songs and rhythms from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia.....

February 26, 2011

Yemen Blues, Toronto, Canada, 26 Feb 2011

Ravid KahlaniYemen Blues
Saturday, February 26
The Mod Club
722 College St (at Crawford)
Toronto

Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Click here to buy tickets online or call 416-979-9901

Ravid Kahalani (veteran of Israel’s renowned Idan Raichel Project) brings together a nine-piece band to showcase the music of his Yemenite-Jewish heritage with a passion for blues, jazz, funk and West African grooves. Not to be missed!

More Info www.ashkenazfestival.com/ongoing-events/

September 27, 2011

"Andalusia to Toronto," Toronto, Canada, 27 Sep, 2011

December 17, 2011

Theresa Tova and Fern Lindzon, Toronto, ON, 17 December 2011

Join us for an evening of song, laughter and good times with Theresa Tova and Fern Lindzon
In English, Yiddish and Yinglish
It's Christmekha at the
GREEN DOOR CABARET
Saturday, December 17th
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lower Ossington Theatre
100A Ossington
Toronto, ON

For tickets click the following link:
www.lowerossingtontheatre.com
ticketwise.ca
or call 416-915-6747

$20 .00 for Arts Industry Patrons
$25.00 General Seating
$60.00 Premium Seating for two

Doors open at 7:30
Show starts at 8:00

April 28, 2012

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 28 Apr, 2012

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Saturday April 28, 8pm
Guest Artists with the Kir Stefan Serbian Choir
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. West
Tickets range from $25-40, Click here to purchase
Beyond the Pale returns to Toronto's top concert space, the Royal Conservatory's Koerner Hall, joining the stellar Kir Stefan Serbian Choir for a very special performance featuring the debut of Aleksandar Gajic's choral adaptation of his own composition "Andale." Members of the band will also guest on a number of other pieces in the show.

www.kirstefansrbin.ca

April 29, 2012

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 29 Apr, 2012

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Sunday April 29, 12pm & 1:30pm
Free Times Cafe Sunday Brunch
320 College St., call 416-967-1078 for reservations
Back to our familiar haunt, the legendary Free Times Cafe Sunday brunch, now in its 17th year. Drop in for some delicious eats and great music. Seatings for brunch begin 30 minutes before show times.

www.freetimescafe.com

May 5, 2012

David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble, 5 May, 2012

The David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:45pm
The Rex Hotel
194 Queen Street West. (2 blocks west of University Ave.)
Cover: $10

The David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble breaks into the Rex Hotel, throwing down original music that tickles the mind, moves the body and fires up the spirit. Buchbinder's & Restivo's complex, dynamic compositions with the Ensemble's fiery, masterful improvisations take audiences on a journey to the centre of the joyful sound. We recently played the Trane Studio and the band was on fire! Come join us as we take it to the bridge.

The DB Ensemble is David Buchbinder (trumpet/fluegelhorn), Peter Lutek (saxophones,clarinet), TBC (saxophones), Dave Restivo (piano), Dan Fortin (bass), Derek Gray (drums).

www.therex.ca/band_info.html?id=579&act=view

November 10, 2012

Rita, Toronto, Canada, POSTPONED 10 Nov 2012

Rita 2012From Israel,
Rita

11/10/2012, Sat
Toronto, ON
Canada POSTPONED-Queen Elisabeth Theatre


Digging into her memory and experience, choosing songs she has hummed and treasured since childhood, Rita shows how Persian songs, reframed to reflect a lifetime of pop inventiveness and rock energy, can softly but firmly shift the conversation, in Iran and in Israel.
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December 2, 2012

The Horables, Toronto, Canada,2 Dec 2012

CD coverThe Horables

Sunday Dec 2nd, noon til 3:00pm
Klezmer Brunch
Free Times Cafe
320 College St.
Toronto, Canada
$20 for the Horables AND a great all you can eat Jewish food buffet!

December 28, 2012

The Horables, Toronto, Canada,28 Dec 2012

CD coverThe Horables

CD Launch and post Holiday party
Friday December 28th, 8pm
La Revolucion
2848 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y6

February 3, 2013

David Buchbinder & Roula Said, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3 Feb 2013

Buchbinder-SaidDavid Buchbinder & Roula Said
An intimate concert in one of Toronto's best new music venues

Sunday, February 3, 8pm
@MUSIDEUM
401 Richmond Street West (just east of Spadina)
$15
Seating is limited, so please call or email to reserve
416-599-7323

David (trumpet & vocals) & Roula (vocals, qanun and persuccion), partners in music and life, bring together worlds as they play Roma, Arabic and Jewish music along with David's original world jazz compositions. David is known as the leader of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, the Odessa/Havana project, and his eponymous jazz ensemble. Between them, these projects have been nominated for 5 JUNOs, won one, and won a Canadian Folk Music Award. Roula has for many years been known as one of the city's most soulful Middle Eastern dancers, and has more recently stepped out as a lead vocalist, with Nomadica, her own Arabic project, and (this week) as a guest soloist at Soundstream's Koerner Hall concert. For this Musideum gig, David & Roula are accompanied by three up-and-comers, Demetri Petsalakis, oud & guitar, R.J. Satchithnanthan bass & trombone and Jaash Singh, percussion.

April 28, 2013

Fray, CD release, Toronto, ON, Canada, 28 Apr, 2013

Lenka LichtenbergEMBRACE
Concert & CD Release Celebration

April 28, 2013, 8 PM

Glenn Gould Studio,
250 Front Street West,
Toronto, Ont

Embrace is the energetic, bold second release of the Canadian world-music group, Fray (“free” in Yiddish)—headlined by the multi-faceted, award-winning international recording artist, Lenka Lichtenberg: composer, vocalist and songwriter. Continuing in the tradition of Fray’s eponymous debut album, Embrace boldly forges uncharted terrain in new Yiddish music drawing on both traditional songs as well as contemporary Yiddish poetry. With Canada’s leading Indo-Canadian and world-jazz players: Ravi Naimpally (tabla, darbuka), Alan Hetherington (drums, percussion), Ernie Tollar (flutes, saxophones), John Gzowski (guitars, oud), and Chris Gartner (bass), and special guests David Buchbinder (trumpet), Hugh Marsh (violin), Roula Said (qanun), Kinneret Sagee (clarinet), and Eric Stein (mandolin).

Tickets: $25 | $15 for students / seniors
www.cbc.ca/glenngould

For details and music visit www.lenkalichtenberg.com

Presented as part of Yidish Tog / Yiddish Day: A community celebration presented by the Ashkenaz Festival, Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, Committee for Yiddish, York University, Miles Nadal JCC, The Workman’s Circle, The Winchevsky Centre and the Friends of Yiddish.

Community Partner: Small World Music Festival

Isrock Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada, 28 Apr, 2013

ISROCK FESTIVAL Featuring: Hadag Nahash, Mashina and Yael Deckelbaum

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 7:00pm
Sound Academy
11 Polson Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A4

A Taste of Israel in Toronto!
ISROCK FESTIVAL Featuring: Hadag Nahash, Mashina and Yael Deckelbaum - Canada’s Largest Celebration of Israel’s 65th Independence Day

Dance the night away @ MCI’s ISROCK FESTIVAL! Let’s Celebrate Israel’s 65th Independence Day together! Experience the vibes of the Holy Land in true Israeli style with performances by legendary musicians, authentic cuisine and so much more! Featuring Superstar Performances By: Hadag Nahash, renowned Israeli hip-hop ensemble! Mashina Israel’s most beloved rock band, hosting Israel’s new “it-girl”, Yael Deckelbaum. Dance, mix, mingle and celebrate Israel!

VIP Tickets include: Exclusive Pre-Reception • Open Bar • Reserved Box-Seating • Artist Meet & Greet • Authentic Cuisine • Best in-house views

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May 12, 2013

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 12 May 2013


Beyond the Pale
Avli Restaurant
401 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
8:00 PM
www.beyondthepale.net

May 23, 2013

Zerbina, Toronto, ON, Canada, 23 May, 2013

Zebrina
w/special guests Ben Goldberg, David Buchbinder

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:30pm
The Music Gallery
197 John St.
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tickets $15/advance; $18/door
Available online: www.musicgallery.org

June 2, 2013

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 2 June 2013


Beyond the Pale
Free Times Cafe
320 College St, Toronto, ON, Canada
12:00 PM
www.beyondthepale.net

June 22, 2013

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 22 June 2013


Beyond the Pale TD Toronto Jazz Festival Shops at Don Mills 1090 Don Mills Road At Lawrence Ave. East Toronto, ON M3C 3R6 Canada 5:00 PM www.beyondthepale.net

July 25, 2013

Shye Ben Tzur, Toronto, Canada, 25 Jul 2013

Shye Ben Tzur

Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:00pm
The Mod Club
722 College St
Toronto, Ontario
416-588-4663

One of the most talked-about artists at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival, Israel's Shye Ben Tzur returns to Toronto as part of a coast-to-coast North American summer tour. Having studied Indian classical music for over a decade, and immersed himself in Muslim Qawwali music, Shye Ben Tzur has fashioned a wholly unique fusion of Hebrew and Middle Eastern musical influences with those of the Indian sub-continent. Working with a cross-cultural ensemble of Rajasthani-Indian and Israeli musicians, his music transcends the seemingly quirky juxtapositions at its core: devotional Qawwali music with Hebrew poetry, Indian classical vocals with spanish guitar, funky bass with pulsating tabla. This not-to-be-missed event will be one of Toronto's top summer's concerts, featuring a colourful ensemble, deep grooves and soulful improvisation in an awe-inspiring show.

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Call 416-979-9901 for tickets

August 6, 2013

Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 6 Aug 2013

David Buchbinder's ODESSA/HAVANA
Featuring Hilario Durán
At the JAZZ-FM World Music Festival
TUESDAY AUGUST 6, 8:30PM

Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tickets: $39.50 in advance
dinner reservations guarantee seating
For tickets, visit www.hughsroom.com or call 416-531-6604

January 18, 2014

Jonno Lightstone & David Mott, Toronto, ON, 18 Jan 2014

Jazz en tête-à-tête : Shalom Supreme
David Mott (baritone saxophone) and Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute)

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30pm
Alliance française
24 Spadina Rd,
Toronto ON, CANADA

Admission: $15 (students and seniors: $10, under 12: free)
"If John Coltrane had had Jewish music kneaded into his soul, he'd have recognized himself in the explorations of these two extraordinary Toronto improvisers".

January 22, 2014

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 22 Jan 2014

David Buchbinder's ODESSA/HAVANA
Featuring Hilario Durán
with Ron Davis' SYMPHRONICA

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 8pm
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tickets: $20 for both concerts
dinner reservations guarantee seating
For reservations, call Lula Lounge (416) 588-0307

"4 & 1/2 Stars (of 5)...an utterly brilliant and deeply moving collaboration that gives an entirely new meaning to the term "world fusion"...
-allmusic.com

David Buchbinder: trumpet/compositions · Hilario Durán: piano/compositions
Aleksandar Gajic: violin · Roberto Occhipinti: bass · Mark Kelso: drums
Joaquin Nuñez Hidalgo: percussion ·John Johnson: saxophone/clarinet
SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST: Maryem Tollar

Live music Awaits. Reserve Tix Here!

January 23, 2014

Jaffa Road @ Capacoa World Music Showcase, Toronto, Canada, 23 Jan 2014

Capacoa World Music Showcases presented by Mundial Montreal
jaffa roadJaffa Road, Jorge Miguel, Patricia Cano, Malika Tirolian

Thursday Jan 23 8Pm, but come early for dinner, the food is great
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6J 1T9 Canada
(416) 588-0307

$15 general public (FREE for CAPACOA badge holders)

March 6, 2014

David Buchbinder Ensemble, Toronto, Canada, 6 Mar, 2014

David Buchbinder Ensemble: Israeli Jazz Night

Thursday, March 6, 7:00 PM
The REX
194 Queen St. West at St. Patrick
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tickets available at the door

The David Buchbinder Jazz Ensemble breaks into the Rex Hotel, throwing down original music that tickles the mind, moves the body and fires up the spirit. Sharing the evening with young Israeli jazz greats Gilad Hekselman and Shai Maestro, the dBE will present Israeli and Ladino-tinged jazz compositions, by Buchbinder, bassis and composer Avishai Cohen and others.

The DB Ensemble is
David Buchbinder (trumpet/fluegelhorn), John Johnson (saxes, clarinet), Dave Restivo (piano), Dan Fortin (bass),
Derek Gray (drums).

March 14, 2014

3 Leg Torso, et al, Portland, OR, 14 Mar, 2014

3 Leg Torso
Krebsic Orkestar
Three for Silver

March 14, 2014. Doors open: 8pm; Show: 9pm
STAR THEATRE
13 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR
21+
$14 ADV/$17 DOS
Purchase tickets online

Join 3 Leg Torso and our friends from Krebsic Orkestar and Three For Silver for a wild night of music, dance, and gravity defying partying. This is our second annual Eastern European Firestorm with the Krebsic Orkestar, and we are very excited to have new guests Three For Silver.

The Krebsic Orkestar is a cross between a bar mitzvah and a bull fight. Portland's 14-piece Balkan brass band blends exotic melodies with ass-kicking rhythm for days.

Three For Silver plays Top 40 music from an alternate universe where the bass banjo is more popular than the electric guitar.

March 30, 2014

"A people uncounted", Toronto, Canada, 30 Mar, 2014

"A people uncounted"—the untold story of the Roma

Sunday, March 30, 7:30pm
The Lodzer Synagogue
12 Heaton St.,
Toronto, ON, Canada

You are invited to a screening of a powerful Canadian documentary and talk with director, Aaron Yeger. The film deals with the Roma people, commonly referred to as Gypsies, who, like the Jews, faced annihilation during the Holocaust. This film documents their culturally rich, yet often difficult lives, and how their current condition has been shaped by the tragedies of the past.

Admission: $10 at the door.

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August 8, 2014

Nomadica, Toronto, Canada, 8 Aug 2014

David Buchbinder's NOMADICA - with special guest Brenna MacCrimmon

Friday August 8th, 8pm
@ The JAZZ.FM 91.1 World Music Festival
Hugh's Room,
2261 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON, Canada

Nomadica re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews. Led by David and Roula Said, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, (and wife of David) the band is made up of some of Toronto's finest and most versatile musicians. Drawing from traditional Roma and Arabic, as well as instrumental dance music from the Jews and Gypsies of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Nomadica weaves together a tapestry of sound that has deep roots in the ancestral lands and a real homeland in post-multicultural Toronto.

October 18, 2014

The David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, 18 Oct 2014

The David Buchbinder Trio
Featuring Jon Maharaj, bass and Hilario Durán, piano

Saturday October 18th, 6pm-9pm
Chalkers Pub, 247 Marlee Ave
(2 blocks south of Glencairn)
Toronto, ON, Canada

November 2, 2014

"Bella The Colour of Love", 25 Nov 2014

Bella, The Colour of Love

Sunday, Nov 2, 2014, 2pm and 7pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street,
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6R8

After 4 years of development with performances in Philadelphia, Warsaw Poland, Halifax and New York, Bella: the Colour of Love is being presented by The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company for a three week run in Toronto, Running from October 15th to November 2nd
Tickets go on sale at
www.hgjewishtheatre.com/201415_Bella.html

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1548504912031371/

November 8, 2014

Nomadica, Toronto, Canada, 8 Nov 2014

Nomadica
Saturday November 8th, 9pm @ May Cafe
876 Dundas Street West ,Toronto,
(between Manning and Claremont)
Toronto, ON, Canada

Following up on a sold out performance at the Jazz-FM World Music Festival held at Hugh's Room in August, Nomadica returns to the stage to once again bring you the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews, with a heavily funky rhythmic section.

November 12, 2014

The David Buchbinder Trio, Toronto, Canada, 12 Nov 2014

The David Buchbinder Trio
Featuring Dave Restivo, piano and Michael Herring, bass

Sunday November 12, 9pm-12am
Gate 403
403 Roncesvalles Ave (just south of Howard Park)
Toronto, ON, Canada

November 16, 2014

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 16 Nov 2014

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana & Jaron Freeman- Fox

Sunday November 16th, 8pm
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, Canada

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana will be performing a special double-bill show with violin virtuoso Jaron Freeman Fox and his band the Opposite of Everything. Mark that concert in your calendar, it is sure to be one entertaining, wild night.

November 25, 2014

GERINELDO 20-year reunion concert!

Gerineldo: 20-year reunion concert Tuesday, November 25, 8:00pm - 10:00pm Alliance Française de Toronto - Centre culturel 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R2S7 After 20 years, GERINELDO—the only dedicated traditional Moroccan Judeo-Spanish ensemble - is doing a reunion concert in Toronto! We premiered it in Paris last March, and are now presenting it courtesy of the Alliance Française in Toronto. Myself, Tamar Ilana - who sang with us when she was five and six—with founder-director Oro Anahory-Librowicz and the grand master of haketía, Solly Levy, joined by Demetrios Petsalakis on oud. Old ballads of lost love, sly betrayal, and quirky twists of fate.... wedding songs mixing practical and spiritual concerns...Hebrew piyyutim... Bonus! a surprise guest singer; and Noam Sienna will be on hand with his intricate henna designs—and Sephardic community women will display Moroccan Sephardic wedding apparel. NB Students get the $15 price even if they are not members of the Alliance Française! Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1503949323177296/

December 11, 2014

The Klezmatics, Markham, Ontario, Canada, 11 Dec 2014

imagesThe Klezmatics Thursday, Dec 11, 8pm Flato Markham Theatre 101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L3R 9W3 We are thrilled to support the Flato Markham Theatre's upcoming presentation of The Klezmatics, on Thursday December 11. It's not every day that the "best band in the klezmer vanguard" (Time Out New York) comes to town, so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity. And, here's the best part: we've arranged an exclusive 15% discount on tickets for our followers. Just quote discount code "ashkenaz" when you call the box office at 905-305-7469 or order online at www.markhamtheatre.ca

March 9, 2015

Odessa/Havana video shoot, Toronto, Canada, 9 Mar 2015

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
Free Show and Video Shoot
We can't do this without you!

Monday, March 9, doors: 7:30pm / show: 8:30pm
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West (between Brock and Sheridan)
Toronto, ON, Canada

Bring your friends, make it a party!

June 10, 2015

Lerner & Moguilevsky masterclass, Toronto, ON, Canada, 10 Jun 2015

Klezmer Masterclass with Lerner & Moguilevsky

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7pm
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON, Canada

$20. To register call 416-979-8282

More info: www.ashkenaz.ca/news/lerner-moguilevsky-klezmer-masterclass/

Join Argentina’s Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky for an exciting hands-on musical experience as this dynamic duo presents a masterclass in Klezmer music, Buenos Aires-style. Lerner and Moguilevsky are world-renowned for their spellbinding improvisations and inventive re-interpretations of traditional Klezmer and Yiddish music. This is a rare opportunity for Toronto musicians to experience the great artistry of these musicians, up close and interactive. Like their live performances, there’s no telling what direction they may take this workshop, but it will be exciting and inspiring. The session is open to musicians of any age and level on acoustic instruments.

June 11, 2015

Lerner & Moguilevsky: Klezmer en Buenos Aires, 11 Jun 2015

Lerner & Moguilevsky: Klezmer en Buenos Aires

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 8pm
Lula Lounge, 1
585 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tickets $15+HST in advance, $20 at the door

Ashkenaz faves Cesar Lerner (piano, accordion, percussion) and Marcelo Moguilevsky (clarinet, sax, wooden flutes, harmonica) return to the city that introduced them to the international Jewish music scene nearly 18 years ago. Born to Russian and Polish grandparents who immigrated to Argentina at the turn of the century, the dynamic duo has developed their own improvisational musical language, combining elements of the klezmer and Yiddish musical traditions with Argentinian folk music, jazz, tango and other world music influences. Lerner and Moguilevsky have performed all over the world and have released a number of acclaimed CD recordings.

June 26, 2015

Ugly Beauties, Toronto, Canada, 26 Jun 2015

Ugly Beauties, featuring:
Marilyn Lerner- piano
Matt Brubeck- cello
Nick Fraser-drums

Friday, Jun 26, 9:30pm
Musideum - A World of Musical Instruments
401 Richmond St. W., Suite 133,
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
$20/ $10 students/artists

Abstract lyricism, creative synergy, composition and improvisation. Come join us for an evening of sublime and unexpected music making.

July 21, 2015

Panamania! Odessa/Havana & guests, Toronto, Canada, 21 Jul 2015

Panamania! David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
with Special Musical Guests Shakura S'Aida & Christopher Butcher

Tuesday July 21st, 12:30pm
Nathan Phillips Square,
Toronto, ON, Canada

FREE Concert Part of the Pan Am Games

PANAMANIA, is the 35-day arts and cultural festival that will enrich the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games experience, and David is fronting a special concert with members of Odessa/Havana with special guests award-winning blues Artist Shakura S'Aida, and Christopher Butcher, trombonist extraordinaire and anchor of the Heavyweights Brass Band! Joining our Odessa/Havana team we have the National Jazz Pianist Award winning David Restivo and recent Toronto Emerging Jazz Artist Award winner Justin Gray.

December 5, 2015

Routes of Andalusia, Toronto, ON, 5 Dec 2015

Routes of Andalusia

Saturday, December 5th, 2pm
The Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tix: $25/$35.
Tix/more info: performance.rcmusic.ca/event/routes_andalusia

"Follow Juno Award-winning trumpeter David Buchbinder, dynamic divas Roula Said and Tamar Ilana, and their crew of cross-cultural musicians on a journey in into the magic musical realm of ancient Andalucia. Join in the participatory parade of music and dance from the place where Arabic, Jewish and Gypsy cultures connect to each other and to the cross-cultural capital of 2015:Toronto!"

December 13, 2015

David Buchbinder & Rhythm & Jews, 13 Dec 2015

David Buchbinder & Rhythm & Jews
Hart House Sunday Concert Series
A concert of traditional Klezmer music!

Sunday Dec 13th, 3pm Free
Great Hall
Hart House,
7 Hart House Circle,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

FREE, limited seating—come early

David cut his musical teeth on klezmer music, and began as a bandleader by founding the iconic Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band. For this Hart House concert David returns to his roots by assembling an all-star ensemble to dig deep into traditional Klezmer music, featuring some little-heard, hauntingly beautiful music that will meet the more familiar sound of celebration.

Rhythm & Jews is:
David Buchbinder, trumpet
Jessica Hahn Deutsch, violin
John Williams, clarinet
Tania Gill, piano and accordion
Tom Richards, sousaphone

(Please note: the will be performing one long set only, so please come at 3pm)

December 18, 2015

Nomadica, Toronto, ON, Canada, 18 Dec 2015

NOMADICA's Yule-Yulation! with special guest Brenna MacCrimmon

Fri, December 18th, 9pm
May Cafe
876 Dundas Street West ,Toronto,
(between Manning and Claremont)
Toronto, ON, Canada

August 18, 2016

"Sephardic Music and Its Connections to Spain and Portugal," Toronto, ON, Canada, 18 Aug 2016

Sephardic Music and Its Connections to Spain and Portugal Thursday, August 18, 1-2 pm Aga Khan Museum 77 Wynford Dr Toronto, ON M3C Discover the roots and development of Sephardic music with ethnomusicologist and traditional singer Dr. Judith Cohen (York University). Free with Museum admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lecture or can be pre-booked online. For more information: www.agakhanmuseum.org

August 30, 2016

Klezmatics@AshkenazFest, Toronto, ON, Canada, 30 Aug 2016

imagesThe Klezmatics

Tue, August 30, 2016, 8:00pm
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

More info/tix: www.ashkenaz.ca/dt_portfolio/the-klezmatics/
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November 23, 2016

Odessa/Havanna CD preview, Toronto, Ont, Canada, 23 Nov, 2016

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana CD preview, with fellow Tzadik recording artist Atlas Revolt

Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Canada

Celebrating the 2016 release of Atlas Revolt's debut CD and the upcoming release of Odessa/Havana's third, this special concert brings together two of the only Canadian bands on John Zorn's iconic Tzadik

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/722901231197989/

January 22, 2017

Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend, Toronto, ON, Canada, 22 Jan 2017

Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend

Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 11am, 2pm, 5pm
A Yiddishe Mame
1416 Centre St, Vaughan, Ontario L4J 3N1

Tix online

The fear of the other is a primal biological instinct. The other is scary. The other is naturally perceived as a threat. Authors and directors exploit that fear in movies about the extraterrestrial aliens. The chauvinist politicians "divide and conquer" by picturing migrants and refugees in the eyes of their electorate as that scary Other (how topical it is today!). By launching the program GoyFriend -- the Jew in the Eyes of the Other - together with my colleagues - Sasha Lurje and Litvakus we're digging out those ancient fears from the Baltic and Slavic folklore. We want to place them in the bright daylight and examine, and also see attempts to near, understand, reflect and sometimes accept the Other in one's own narrative.

More on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/344732389247328/

The event is co-presented by Ashkenaz and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, and is sponsored by JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.

March 11, 2017

Malkah Lerner w/Ugly Beauties—CD launch, Toronto, ON, Canada, 11 Mar 2017

Ugly Beauties CD launch Strange Attractors
Marilyn Lerner, piano; Matt Brubeck, cello; Nick Fraser, drums

Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 7pm
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8

In celebration! Ugly Beauties 2nd CD, Strange Attractors CD launch and concert.
And Malkah's 60th Birthday which she wants to celebrate making music!
Dinner at 7, show at 9 p.m. 2 sets, 9:00 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Cover $25/20 students

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1363702073679935/

March 17, 2017

Folk Fights Back, Oakland, CA, 17 Mar 2017

"Folk Fights Back" for Immigrants and Refugees
A benefit concert for the Romero House

Fri, Mar 17, 2017, 8pm
Chthonic Theater
2935 Chapman St,
Oakland, California 94601

Tix/more info

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1420332874680010/

March 21, 2017

Folk Fights Back, Toronto, Canada, 21 Mar 2017

"Folk Fights Back" for Immigrants and Refugees
A benefit concert for the Romero House

Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 6pm
Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave.,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7

Tix/more info

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1649573118679613/

Aveva Dese, NYC, 21 Mar 2017

AvevA Dese
Ethiopian-Israeli World Music

Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 11:00pm
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St.
NYC

Tix/more info available online

March 23, 2017

Aveva Dese, Toronto, Ont, Canada, 23 Mar 2017

AvevA Dese
Ethiopian-Israeli World Music

Thurs, Mar 23, 2017, 18:30 – 20:30
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas West,
Toronto, Ont M6K1T9 Canada

Tix/more info available online

March 27, 2017

JUNO Celebration w/Nomadica, et al, Toronto, ON, Canada, 27 Mar 2017

JUNO Celebration Party
w/Nomadica, Sultans of Swing=, Turkwaz, Okavango African Orchestra, Lorraine Kalssen

Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 8pm (doors open 7pm)
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street W,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tel: 416-588-0307

Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Call 416 588 0307 to reserve your table.
Tix/More info

All profits from ticket sales will go to Romero House which houses four refugee families and offers community meeting space to organizations such as PEN Canada and Latin American Solidarity groups.

April 26, 2017

David Buchbinder's "The Ward," Toronto, ON, Canada, 26 Apr 2017

David Buchbinder's "The Ward"
Songs and sounds of a lost Toronto neihborhood

Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 8pm
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, Canada

Tix $20, available online

David Buchbinder writes: I'm very pleased to be able to invite you to this richly wonderful show about the life (through music) of Toronto's first cross-cultural community, The Ward. This is the second time we're doing it, but the first time round was for such an intimate audience that this is practically the debut.