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Wild Bohemians in Mardi Gras Concert, 16 Feb 2010

Wild BohemiansMardi Gras Concert and Party with The Wild Bohemians at World Cafe Live
Tuesday February 16, 2010 8pm - Midnite

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia Pa..

26th Annual Mardi Gras Concert and Party with The Wild Bohemians with guests James Day and Fish Fry. Join us for a raucous night at World Cafe Live featuring a 20 piece Mardi Gras Band. Great authentic Mardi Gras music, food, booze, beads and more.

Experience Mardi Gras in Philly with The Wild Bohemians - Philadelphia's longest running Mardi Gras tradition.

$15 - All Ages Show
Tickets available at tickets.worldcafelive.com
215-222-1400

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

November 24, 1912

Jordan Hirsch and the Curmudgeons, Teaneck, NJ, 24 Nov 2012

Jordan & the Curmudgeons at:

November 24, 2012
Smokey Joe's Kosher Tex-Mex and BBQ
494 Cedar Lane
Teaneck NJ
$5.00 cover
Sets are at 8pm and 10pm.

We will be playing our usual mix of Chicago and New Orleans Jazz, with some new additions from the Bix Beiderbecke repertoire..There is a small cover charge.

June 13, 2003

Lox & Vodka, Franconia, VA, Jun 13

Lox & Vodka plays music that rocked the boat so much, they got off and stayed! Join us, Friday evening, June 13, from 7:30-8:30, for a rousing concert as part of the "Kingstowne Nights" concert series at Kingstowne Towne Center in Franconia, VA. Let's bring in Shabbat together, under the stars!

Kingstowne Center Plaza (Panera Restaurant on the corner)
5955 Kingstowne Center, Franconia VA 23315

June 19, 2003

Klezmerfest at 14th Annual Cape May Music Festival, NJ

An outstanding band in the great Eastern European tradition, Klezmerfest celebrates the joyous sounds of celebration. From festive dance music to Yiddish instrumental music to, old favorites from the days of Yiddish theater, the group performs an enjoyable, heart-warming foot-stomping evening of music for the whole family.

For further info, www.capemaymac.org or call 800-275-4278.

June 22, 2003

Maalot Summer Institute in Jewish Music, Liturgy, and Ceremonial Arts, Rockville, MD

Founded in 1988, we are a trans-denominational seminary devoted to Jewish music, liturgy and the ceremonial arts. Our founding faculty includes Rabbi-cantor David Shneyer, Rabbi Max Ticktin, Rabbi Bob Saks, Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat, Cantor Sue Roemer, Dr. Diane Jacobstein. Our extended and guest faculty includes Flory Jagoda, Jerome Barry, Linda Hirschhorn, Hanna Tiferet Siegel, Norman Shore, Rabbi Mindy Portnoy, Cantor Abe Golinkin and other Jewish educators.

The Institute will be held from Jun 22 - 26, 2003

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June 23, 2003

Maalot Summer Institute, continues

For details, see opening day listing

June 24, 2003

Maalot Summer Institute continues

For details, see opening day listing

June 25, 2003

Maalot Summer Institute continues

For details, see opening day listing

June 26, 2003

Maalot Summer Institute ends

For details, see opening day listing

Adonai and I, Plains, PA, Jun 26

Adonai and I, Plains, PA - River St. Jazz Cafe- Plains, PA- doors at 8:30pm- tickets $8

July 9, 2003

Lox and Vodka, Wheaton, MD, Jul 9

Lox and Vodka
and friends
will be performing outdoors in Wheaton, MD
Wednesday, July 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
(weather permitting)

So bring a blanket, family and friends
and join us for a spirit, song and dancing filled evening.

Concert is located at the intersection of
Reedie and Grandview Drives just off Georgia Ave

July 24, 2003

Klezcentricy, Wash DC, Jul 24

Thursday, July 24, 7:30pm
Klezcentricity will be playing a concert at Nottoway Park in Vienna, VA -
part of Fairfax County's music in the parks series.

For one hour, starting at 7:30, we will present the pure klezcentricity of
our unique brew of Odessa underground songs and dances, nurishkeyt from
Constaninople, David and Wendy's originals, and sneak previews from an
upcoming CD project!

Bring the family - bring your dancing shoes.

Directions to Nottoway Park
(9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181)

August 20, 2003

Lox and Vodka, Wheaton, MD, Aug 20

It's oudoor concert time for Lox and Vodka again and we're really hoping for sunshine!!! Please join us for this rescheduled concert.

Wednesday, August 20
7:00-9:00 pm

We're set for a fun and frolicking evening of song, dance and few well placed yuk yuks!!! So bring a blanket, food, friends and lots of spirit. This promises to be a really joyous evening!

Wheaton, MD at Reedie & Grandview Drs., one block west of Georgia Ave.

Hope to see you there

September 4, 2003

Yiddish Conference, Baltimore, MD, Sep 4-7 begins

Here's why you gotta come to the Yiddish Conference in Baltimore

  1. Your friends and colleagues will be there.
  2. The networking's great.
  3. You can learn a great deal about today's world of Yiddish.
  4. You'll learn about the newest books and cds

So come on down. For particulars and to download a registration form, visit fishl kutner's site www.derbay.org. Baltimore's the place to be this September. Kumt, kinderlekh, kumt.

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September 5, 2003

Yiddish Conference, Baltimore, MD, Sep 4-7 continues

For details, see www.klezmershack.com/calendar/000448.php

September 6, 2003

Yiddish Conference, Baltimore, MD, Sep 4-7 continues

For details, see www.klezmershack.com/calendar/000448.php

September 7, 2003

Yiddish Conference, Baltimore, MD, Sep 4-7 ends

For details, see www.klezmershack.com/calendar/000448.php

October 4, 2003

Klez Dispensers, Princeton, NJ, Oct 4

When: Sat Oct 4th, 2:30 PM, free.
Where: Princeton Public Library, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ.
Who: The Klez Dispensers in concert

October 5, 2003

Klezcentricity, Oct 5, Takoma Park, MD

October 5, 2003 Klezcentricity will bring our klezcentric view of the musical world to the TAKOMA PARK STREET FAIR.

We play at noon under the Gazebo on Carrol Avenue - more or less across the street from the House of Musical Traditions.

We're hoping to see you all there!

October 26, 2003

Yankele, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 26

Yankele
Sunday, 26 Oct. at 4 PM, Pittsburgh PA
Shadyside Presbyterian Church 5121 Westminster Place
Dr. John Walker tel. 412-682-4551

November 2, 2003

Yankele, Greenville, PA, Nov 2

Yankele
Sunday, 2 Novembre at 3:30 PM at Greenville PA
Holy Trinity Church
Andrew and Mary-Ellen Moreland tel. 724 -932- 3664

Biggest Hora - ever!, Lakewood, NJ, Nov 2

Sunday, November 2, 10am- 5pm, THE BIGGEST HORA IN HISTORY. Be a
part of history- dance in the largest Hora ever, (7,000 people
expected) and be recorded in the Guinness Book of Worlds Records as
the largest circle dance in history. The event features live music
all day as well as Israeli vendors. @ The Blue Claws Baseball Stadium
(First Energy Park)in Lakewood, NJ. Admission: Adults $3, Children
and Seniors $2. For tickets or to register to dance contact the
Jewish Federation of Ocean County: 732-363-0530 or
www.bighora.com

November 9, 2003

Strauss/Warschauer in Kristallnacht Program, Plainview, NY, Nov 9

KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAM

PLAINVIEW JEWISH CENTER
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:00 PM
STRAUSS/WARSCHAUER DUO
The Children's Choir of the I.L. Peretz School Of Nassau County
Guest Speaker Fred Margulies

The Holocaust Center and the Plainview Jewish Center will have a joint
KRISTALLNACHT (Night of Broken Glass) program on Sunday evening, November 9, 2003 at
7:00 PM, at Plainview Jewish Center, Long Island, NY.

Plainview Jewish Center is located at 95 Floral Drive, Plainview, NY
Their telephone number is # 938-8610.

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November 16, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Red Bank, NJ, Nov 16

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Sunday, November 16
Count Basie Theatre,
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ
7 p.m.
Tickets range from $25 - $40. For tickets and information, call 732-842-9000 or go to www.countbasietheatre.org.

November 30, 2003

Cantorial Gala, Tenafly, NJ, Nov 30

JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Presents their Annual Cantorial Concert
Sunday, November 30 at 2 pm in the Taub Auditorium
Traditional cantorial pieces and lighter fare.

Free of Charge


For further information, please contact Ophrah Listokin:
Phone: 201-569-7900, ext. 433; Fax: 201-569-2765
Email: olistokin@jcconthepalisades.org

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December 8, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Morristown, NJ, Dec 8

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Sunday, December 8 at the
Community Theatre,
Morristown, NJ.

Concert at 2 p.m.
Tickets $28 - $38.

For tickets, call 973-539-8008 or
visit communitytheatrenj.com.

December 9, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Seattle, WA, Dec 9

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Monday/Tuesday, December 9 & 10 at
Benaroya Hall,
200 University Street,
Seattle, WA.

Performances are part of the Holiday Festival sponsored by the Seattle Symphony. Concerts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $16 - $55.

For tickets, call 206-215-4747
or visit www.seattlesymphony.org

December 10, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Seattle, WA, Dec 10

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Monday/Tuesday, December 9 & 10 at
Benaroya Hall,
200 University Street,
Seattle, WA.

Performances are part of the Holiday Festival sponsored by the Seattle Symphony. Concerts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $16 - $55.

For tickets, call 206-215-4747
or visit www.seattlesymphony.org

December 11, 2003

Klezmer Conservatory Band, New Brunswick, NJ, Dec 11

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Thursday, December 11
State Theatre,
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
8 p.m.
Tickets $16 - $28. For tickets and information, call 732-246-7469 or 877-STATE-11, or go to www.statetheatrenj.org.

December 13, 2003

Margot Leverett, Teaneck, NJ, Dec 13

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
December 13: 8:00 pm
Puffin Cultural Forum,
20 East Oakdene Avenue,
Teaneck, NJ
(201) 836-8923.
www.puffinfoundation.org

December 18, 2003

Lox & Vodka, Germantown, MD, Dec 18

Lox & Vodka
BlackRock Center for the Performing Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Thursday eve, December 18

'Tis the week before Chanukah so come on along
And join us for laughter and dancing and song.
A concert that's filled with music and fun
We'd love to see you there, each and everyone.
So warm up with LOX & VODKA on Thursday evening, December 18, 7:30 at the BlackRock Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $16. Beer, wine and lite dinner available. For more information: www.blackrockcenter.org/.

December 20, 2003

KlezSka, Teaneck, NJ, Dec 20

KlezSka is playing at "The Puffin Foundation" in Teaneck, NJ on Sat. night Dec. 20th - It's a Channukah thing.

December 21, 2003

Klezmer Nutcracker, Washington, DC, Dec 21

Critically acclaimed Shirim Klezmer Orchestra will give two performances of The Klezmer Nutcracker in the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center on Sunday, December 21. The first performance will be a 45-minute acoustic kids' show at 12:00pm. The second performance will be a full-length show (approx. 90 minutes) at 3:00pm. Boston-based Shirim Klezmer Orchestra takes familiar musical material for a wild ride, playing melodies taken from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in the rollicking style of Klezmer music. Billboard Magazine called The Klezmer Nutcracker "utterly natural and totally compelling. Shirim's genre-conception is a delight and its playing a joy." The Klezmer Nutcracker is a musical performance only. There is no dancing or dramatization of the original Nutcracker story. For tickets and parking information, call 202-777-3254 or email rachels@dcjcc.org. Tickets for the noon childrens show are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets for the 3pm full-length show are $25 for DCJCC members and $30 for non-members.

Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, Dec 21

Lox & Vodka
Chanukah Celebration
Come celebrate Chanukah with us and do your last minute shopping at the same time! There are lots of things for kids and grown-ups to do. Come on down and join us on Sunday, December 21 from 1:00-3:30 at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC.

Wise Men of Chelm, Glen Echo, MD, Dec 21

Wise Men of Chelm by Sandra Asher
Based on the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, music provided by Lox & Vodka.
Nov. 23 every Sunday 1:30 & 3:30 until Dec. 28 and then Dec. 29 -31 at 11:00.
Adventure Theatre $7 ticket
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812<12
Phone: (301) 320-5331 Fax: (301) 320-3108 Email:
ATinfo@adventuretheatre.org
Those who leave Chelm end up in Chelm. Those who remain in Chelm are certainly in Chelm. All roads lead to Chelm. All the world is one big Chelm. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

December 27, 2003

Margot Leverett, Tenafly, NJ, Dec 27

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
December 27: 8pm
JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ
(201) 569-7900.
www.jcconthepalisades.org/programs/artculture/index.html

December 28, 2003

Wise Men of Chelm, Glen Park, MD, Dec 28

Wise Men of Chelm by Sandra Asher
Based on the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, music provided by Lox & Vodka.
Nov. 23 every Sunday 1:30 & 3:30 until Dec. 28 and then Dec. 29 -31 at 11:00.
Adventure Theatre $7 ticket
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812<12
Phone: (301) 320-5331 Fax: (301) 320-3108 Email:
ATinfo@adventuretheatre.org
Those who leave Chelm end up in Chelm. Those who remain in Chelm are certainly in Chelm. All roads lead to Chelm. All the world is one big Chelm. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

December 29, 2003

Wise Men of Chelm, Glen Park, MD, Dec 29

Wise Men of Chelm by Sandra Asher
Based on the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, music provided by Lox & Vodka.
Nov. 23 every Sunday 1:30 & 3:30 until Dec. 28 and then Dec. 29 -31 at 11:00.
Adventure Theatre $7 ticket
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812<12
Phone: (301) 320-5331 Fax: (301) 320-3108 Email:
ATinfo@adventuretheatre.org
Those who leave Chelm end up in Chelm. Those who remain in Chelm are certainly in Chelm. All roads lead to Chelm. All the world is one big Chelm. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

December 30, 2003

Wise Men of Chelm, Glen Park, MD, Dec 30

Wise Men of Chelm by Sandra Asher
Based on the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, music provided by Lox & Vodka.
Nov. 23 every Sunday 1:30 & 3:30 until Dec. 28 and then Dec. 29 -31 at 11:00.
Adventure Theatre $7 ticket
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812<12
Phone: (301) 320-5331 Fax: (301) 320-3108 Email:
ATinfo@adventuretheatre.org
Those who leave Chelm end up in Chelm. Those who remain in Chelm are certainly in Chelm. All roads lead to Chelm. All the world is one big Chelm. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

December 31, 2003

Sruli and Lisa, Mt Holly, NJ, Dec 31

Sruli and Lisa
sruliandlisa.com

They will be performing at Temple Har Zion ( www.thz.org ) on Wednesday, December 31st at 9:45 and 10:45 PM, for First Night Burlington County ( www.lemyreart.com/monkeyinvasion/fnbc.htm ) in Mount Holly, NJ.

Wise Men of Chelm, Glen Park, MD, Dec 31

Wise Men of Chelm by Sandra Asher
Based on the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, music provided by Lox & Vodka.
Nov. 23 every Sunday 1:30 & 3:30 until Dec. 28 and then Dec. 29 -31 at 11:00.
Adventure Theatre $7 ticket
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812<12
Phone: (301) 320-5331 Fax: (301) 320-3108 Email:
ATinfo@adventuretheatre.org
Those who leave Chelm end up in Chelm. Those who remain in Chelm are certainly in Chelm. All roads lead to Chelm. All the world is one big Chelm. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Hip Hop Hoodíos, Montclair, NJ, Dec 31

Hip Hop Hoodíos
Dec. 31 - Montclair, NJ - First Night (New
Years show)

The upcoming New Years Eve and Jan. 3rd concerts from Latino-Jewish urban music collective Hip Hop Hoodos promise lots of booty-shaking and laughs alike. Comprised of bilingual musicians from Jewish/Latino backgrounds ("hoodo is a twist on the word "judio" - Spanish for "Jew"), the members of Hip Hop Hoodos are linked by a common love for Latin alternative music, or rock and rap "en Espanol". But don't call these guys the Jewish answer to Tenacious D or the Latino respuesta to the Beastie Boys: Hip Hop Hoodos are out to change the notions and preconceptions of Latin music entirely. Following the groups recent standing room-only concerts at Joes Pub and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (as well as packed dates in Chicago and LA), Los Hoodios perform at Makor in NYC on Saturday, Jan. 3rd, and also have a special New Years Eve date at First Night Montclair in New Jersey.

January 8, 2004

Odessa Klezmer, Marlton, NJ, Jan 8

The Odessa Klezmer Band will be performing, at the Borders in Marlton, NJ on Thursday, January 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., for the Temple Beth Sholom ( www.tbsonline.org ) Sisterhood's Borders Night. The event purchase/donation coupons, are now available at the TBS office and should be available, at the concert. So come out and enjoy the Klezmer Music, while benefitting TBS sistehood! For information, the telephone number is (856) 751-6663.

January 9, 2004

Brave Old World, Philadelphia, Jan 9

Philadelphia-area readers will be interested in an upcoming concert
of Brave Old World at the Philadelphia Art Museum (main entrance with
seating on the stairs) on Friday January 9. They will be performing two
one-hour sets, the first starting at 5:45 and the second at 7:15; of course
people can come to both or either. Below some info about who they are, in
case you don't know.

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February 6, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, Tenafly, NJ, Feb 6

Friday, February 6, David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo, Avadim Hayinu with Alvin Benjamin Carter, drums, 7:00 p.m. Black History Month service at Temple Sinai, 1 Engle St., Tenafly, New Jersey, for more information please call: 201-568-3035.

February 21, 2004

Klezmatics, Charleston, WV, Feb 21

Klezmatics
Saturday, February 21
Cultural Center Theater
Charleston, WV
www.footmad.org

February 22, 2004

Klezdispensers, Princeton, NJ, Feb 22

band photo

The Klez Dispensers present:

Kleztravaganza!

A concert celebrating the release of The Klez Dispensers'
new CD, "New Jersey Freylekhs"

3pm, Sunday, February 22nd, 2004
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Princeton University (Nassau St., Princeton NJ)
$15 general admission / $5 students
Ticket office: (609) 258-5000

Princeton University student band The Klezmocrats will
also perform.

For more information, please visit www.klezdispensers.com

February 23, 2004

Klezmatics, Washington, DC, Feb 23

Klezmatics
Monday, February 23
Takoma Theatre
Washington, DC
More info:
www.imtfolk.org

March 14, 2004

I Remember Klezmer, Bryn Mawr, PA, Mar 14

You're Invited! Come! Shmooze! Eat! Dance!
Get your klezmer freak on!

Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts
the dysfunctional mother-daughter duo
proudly announce the birth of their CD
I Remember Klezmer-The Art of Klezmer Drumming

Please be our guest on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 5pm at
The Point, 880 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-527-0988
www.atthepoint.com
and help celebrate this auspicious occasion.

Musicians: Please bring your instrument as we will be rocking the hell out of Bryn Mawr the Philly Klezmer Way!

Questions? E-mail Susan Watts Hoffman.

March 28, 2004

4th Annual Jewish Choral Fest, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 28

Gratz College will host the 4th annual Delaware Valley Jewish Choral
Festival on Sunday, March 28. Sponsored by the Zamir Choral Foundation in
conjunction with Gratz and the Jewish choral community of the Delaware
Valley, the event is designed for lovers of Jewish music of all backgrounds.

For further information, contact the Tyson Music Department at Gratz
College, 215-635-7300, or e-mail ZamirFdn@aol.com

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March 29, 2004

Shalshelet, Klezcentricity, Washington, DC, Mar 29

the Institute of Musical Traditions presents

a double-header concert of Jewish music with

Shalshelet and Klezcentricity

Monday, March 29, 2004 at 8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
10309 New Hampshire Ave
(3 blocks north of the Beltway).

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Tickets & information:
www.imtfolk.org
301-754-3611

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Klezcentricity, Shalshelet, Silver Spring, MD, Mar 29

New Shoots from old roots...

It's coming up, the exciting dual concert by Klezcentricity
and Shalshelet (http://shalsheletmusic.com),
two of the most exciting groups in New Jewish music.

Monday, March 29, 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
$12 advance/$15 door

Produced by the Institute for Musical Traditions

You can purchase tickets securely on-line (see URL below)
or call the IMT office at 301-754-3611
www.imtfolk.org/html/imt_shalshelet.html

We're excited about this concert and hope to see you there!

April 18, 2004

Atzilut, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 18

Atzilut: The Middle East Peace Orchestra will perform its only Philadelphia
area concert this spring on Sunday, April 18, at 7:00 PM at Mishkan Shalom
Synagogue on Shurs Lane in Manayunk. The concert will be followed by a
"meet-the-artist" reception with middle eastern desserts. This concert is a fundraiser
for the groups new cd combining Arabic and Jewish middle eastern music. $25
admission includes the new cd, to be mailed upon release this season. Teens: $10;
kids free. Generous donations to the project are welcome. More concert info:
sbricklin@mindspring.com

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April 19, 2004

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Apr 19-21

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Monday, April 19, 2004 8:00pm
admission free
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
VOCAL CONCERT:
"An Evening of Jewish Song"
with Mimi Lerner and Aron Zelkowicz
(presented in conjunction with Music at Rodef Shalom):

Tickets available from ProArts at (412)394-3353 or proartstickets.org

April 21, 2004

Divahn, Washington, DC, Apr 21

Divahn
Wednesday, April 21st
8 pm
Washington, D.C.
Washington Jewish Music Festival
Opening: John Bell, Sitar and Broto Roy, Tabla
Member: $20 Non-member: $25 Student/Senior: $12

Festival website: www.dcjcc.org/arts/music
tickets or brochure: Jessika--202.518.9400 x208 or jessika@dcjcc.org

April 27, 2004

"Klezmer Concertos," Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Apr 27

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8:00pm
tickets $12-15

Katz Performing Arts Center, JCC of Pittsburgh
5738 Forbes Ave.
ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
"Klezmer Concertos"
Lucas Richman, conductor

Tickets available from ProArts at (412)394-3353 or proartstickets.org

April 29, 2004

Sarah Aroeste, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 29

Sarah Aroeste What: Ladino (Spanish-Jewish) Pop Rock

Tin Angel

Thursday, April 29th
Philadelphia, PA
8:30 PM

20 South 2nd Street in Old City
Tickets: $15
In partnership with The Shefa Fund
More info: www.tinangel.com

May 5, 2004

Chamber Music, Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, May 5

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 8:00pm
tickets $12-15
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:
"Chamber Music from the Old World"

May 6, 2004

Margot Leverett, Norfolk, VA, May 6

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Thursday, May 6
7:30pm
Benefit concert for The Dwelling Place,
Homeless shelter in Norfolk VA with Tim O'Brien.
Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk
More Information: 624-9879
www.thedwellingplaceva.org

Yiddish Theatre, Baltimore, MD, May 6

Thursday evening, MAY 6th,
7:30 pm
YIDDISH OF GREATER BALTIMORE AND THE JCC
Proudly present
A HISTORIC YIDDISH CULTURAL EVENT
"MONISH" AT THE "J"*
A TALE OF SEDUCTION, INTRIGUE AND
JEWISH MYSTICISM
in the new
Morstein Performa Theater in the
Adalman Auditorium
MONISH WAS THE FIRST DRAMATIC WORK BY
YITSKHOK LEYBUSH PERETZ, THE FATHER OF YIDDISH LITERATURE
Performed by our own DI TRUPE actors
FIRST TIME EVER!
PERFORMED ALL IN YIDDISH WITH
INNOVATIVE NEW ENGLISH SURTITLES
$6 JCC & YofGB Members $8 non-members
*JCC Owings Mills, 3506 Gwynnbrook avenue
Details: call Joshua Speiser: 410-356-5200 x 506

May 8, 2004

Dancing, Klezmer, instruction, Philadelphia, PA, May 8

Yiddish dancing instruction and Klezmer performance

Saturday night, May 8, at Old Pine Community Center, 4th and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, PA, at 8 p.m. we welcome Michael Alpert, Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer, Susan Watts, Elaine Hoffman-Watts and Brian Bender.

As the closing event of a Shabbaton devoted to "Rediscovery and Reconnection" with Michael, Sruli and Lisa, it will bring the spirit of KlezKanada/KlezKamp to Philadelphia with instruction in Yiddish dance and plenty of music. Admission $18 at the door. Complimentary tickets available for students by calling the Synagogue, (215) 922-6590.

May 11, 2004

An Evening of Classical Middle Eastern Music, Washington, DC, May 11

Tuesday May 11, 2004
7 to 9 p.m.
McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University
37th and O Sts NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tickets at door (RSVP to rld22@georgetown.edu)
$15 general public/$10 students

Hicham Chami on qanun, Kim Sopata on flute and Rich Jankowsky on hand drums performing traditional works from the North African, Sephardic, Egyptian, Levantine, Turkish and Armenian repertoire.

Benefiting the Arab Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies, published by students affiliated with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

May 15, 2004

Klezmer Mountain Boys, Arden, DE, May 15

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Saturday, May 15
8 pm
The Arden Club,
2126 The Highway, Arden, DE.
Tickets and information: (302) 475-3126
www.ardenclub.com/concerts.htm

May 16, 2004

Metropolitan Klezmer, Paramus, NJ, May 16

Sunday, May 16th Metropolitan Klezmer in concert: "Reinventing Tradition" - full eight-piece band! Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ 3:00 PM "Sunday Sounds" series Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre (formerly known at the Main Theatre) Tickets $12, $10 students & seniors Info: 201-447-7428 or www.bergen.edu

May 23, 2004

Yiddish Song Fest, Philadelphia, PA, May 23

"Lomir Ale Zingen" (Let us all sing) A Festival of Eastern European Yiddish Songs

featuring
Yiddish Singers from the Philadelphia Area including
Cantor Naomi Hirsch
Fran Kleiner
Sherm Labovitz
Richard Lenatsky
Toviah Eliezer and Dina Malka Botwinik
and Shira Hadasha (choir of Beth Am Israel)

musical direction by Alexander Botwinik with Marvin Weinberger, violin and Andrew Heller, piano

Sunday, May 23, 2004
4:00 PM
at the Stein Auditorium
Nesbitt Hall
Northeast corner of 33rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Refreshments served (dietary laws observed) Free and Open to the Public

Made possible by grants from the Robert Saligman Charitable Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Louis and Bessie Stein Foundation.

For more details, contact: Kathy Carll, 215-895-6388, kathy.carll@drexel.edu

June 24, 2004

Jewish Music Fest, Detroit, MI, Jun 20-27

If you live in the Metro Detroit area, or will be traveling near the Metro Detroit area in late June- don't miss MusicFest- Detroit's first Jewish Music Festival.

MusicFest takes place June 20-27. Frank London is serving as MusicFest's first honorary chair, and will be speaking an performing on the final sunday.

Featured musicians include: Shira Kline, Yale Strom, Vocolot, Elaine Serling, Peter Himmelman, Sarah Aroeste, Afro-Semitic Experience (featuring David Chevan and Warren Byrd) and Golem. Author Seth Rogovoy will deliver a presentation called "Rockin' The Shtetl" on Tuesday afternoon.

If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me. Tickets can be ordered through the box office at (248) 788-2900. The community is getting very excited about this program- we have had a lot of interest from almost every major newspaper in our area. We also have an interactive website at www.jccdet.org/musicfest

Katie Marcus
MusicFest Director
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 432-5470 (Phone)
(248) 432-5552 (Fax)

July 4, 2004

Jewish Music Revue, Monroe Township, NJ, Jul 4

DATE: Sunday, July 4, 2004, 10:45 AM Jewish time
PLACE: Greenbriar at Wittingham Yiddish Club, Monroe Township, New Jersey
near exit 8A, NJ Turnpike (specific car directions will be sent on RSVP)
EVENT: WORLD PREMIERE, FROM KINEHORA TO KUNI-AYLAND
in honor of 350 years of Jewish life in North America (1654-2004) -
A musical revue of songs about the Jewish experience in America,
including hilarious songs from Second Avenue and the Yiddish vaudeville,
written by Leo Fuchs, Aaron Lebedeff, Menashe Skulnik and others,
as well as some relevant songs I composed for off-Broadway.
PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 1 hour
ADMISSION: $4
RSVP REQUIRED to BSchaechter@nyc.rr.com by Friday afternoon, July 2
with your name and the number in your party.

July 14, 2004

Klingon Klezmer, Philadelphia, PA, Jul 14

Klingon Klezmer
Live at pastorius park, chestnut hill Philly wed 7/14 at 7:30PM

The good ship KLINGON KLEZ will touch down for a free-to-the-adoring-public-who-all-bring-blankets-lawnchairs-and-coolers-for-a-good-time outdoor concert in the park. So come get happy!

directions can be sought by writing to: goldmedina@AOL.com

August 26, 2004

Charming Hostess, Baltimore, MD, Aug 26

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Thurs, Aug 26, 8:30
Baltimore, MD
True Vine Records
1123 W. 36th St
w/readings by Semezdin Mehmedinovic.

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August 27, 2004

Charming Hostess, Washington, DC, Aug 27

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Fri, Aug 27 , 7pm
Washington, D.C.
Chapters
1512 K St NW
PLUS readings by Semezdin Mehmedinovic.

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August 30, 2004

Black Ox Orkestar, Washington, DC, Aug 30

Black Ox Orkestar
Warehouse
1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC
202-783-3933
doors at 8:30
admission tba
www.warehousetheater.com/music.php

August 31, 2004

Black Ox Orkestar, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug 31

Black Ox Orkestar
Quiet Storm
5340 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
412-661-9355
9:00 pm
admission $7
www.quietstormcoffee.com

September 6, 2004

Lox & Vodka, Baltimore, MD, Sep 6

Lox & Vodka
is thrilled to be part of the Jewish-American Festival Reunion!!!

Come join us on Monday, September 6

3:00 at Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, Maryland.

What great fun we're gonna have! With an 8 piece band, great horns, awesome rhythm section, top notch vocal harmonies, sing-a-long, clap-a-long and dancing, how can we miss???

Admission is $3 per person, and children under 12 come free.

For more information about the Festival, go to: www.jewishamericanfestival.com

Directions from Washington DC and Points South - Take I-95 North toward Baltimore and take Exit 53, the Downtown/Baltimore City exit (also the I-395 exit). Take I-395 Downtown and proceed for two blocks to Pratt Street. Turn right onto Pratt Street and go 3 blocks to Charles Street. Turn left onto Charles Street. Go two blocks to the intersection of Charles and Redwood Streets. There are two parking garages on the left, the Arrow Parking Garage and the Down Under Parking Garage.

September 12, 2004

Klez Dispensers, Princeton, NJ, Sep 12

New York Jewish Music and Heritage Festival, 2004
The Klez Dispensers When: Sunday, September 12th, 3 PM. Where: Princeton Arts Council, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ How much: $5 cover

September 26, 2004

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Philadelphia, PA, Sep 26

A Celebration of Contemporary Yiddish Poetry and Song with Beyle Schaechter- Gottesman

Sunday, September 26, 2:30 pm
Gratz College, Philadephia, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA
Yiddish Poetry and Song
Tuttleman Library Reading Room

This program features modern Yiddish poetry and their translations, song and musical arrangements and commentary by the poet/composer herself. Selections include Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman's "Zumerteg" (Summer Days), "Af di Gasn fun der Shtot" (On the Streets of the City) and "Perpl Shlenglt Zich der Veg" (Purple Winds the Road).

Also participating ­ Kathryn Hellerstein, Chair of University of Pennsylvania Jewish Studies Program; Alexander (Sender) Botwinik, Musical Director; Itzik Gottesman, Associate Editor, Yiddish Forward; and Sherman Labovitz, Yiddish singer.

Free and Open to the Public. To reserve a space,
call Rita Ratson at 215-635-7300, ext. 177.

Co-sponsored by Sholom Aleichem Club, University of Pennsylvania Yiddish Studies Program and Drexel University.

Machaya Klezmer, Rockville, MD, Sep 26

Klezmer Music Concert and Party comes to the D.C. area!

The Machaya Klezmer Band comes to the JCC of Greater Washington on September 26. From 7 - 9 pm, Klezmer dance instructor Jay McCrensky will teach basic and advanced simcha dancing, couple dancing, Hassidic dancing, shers, jocs and terkishes. Whether you just want to listen or want to learn to dance, the Machaya Klezmer Band will entertain you with the beauty of Klezmer music.

$8 members/$10 general public/$5 children under 12 years
The JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
Call 301-348-3840 or email Lynn at lgittleson@jccgw.org for more information.

October 10, 2004

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Rockville, MD, Oct 10

Sunday, October 10 Sun., 7:30 PM

JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd. Rockville MD invites you to:

Café Kasrilevke, featuring Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and Shuli Resnick, in a program of "The Poetry and Songs of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman"

information: 301-424-2590

October 12, 2004

Matisyahu on tour w/ropeadope, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 12

Matisyahu on Tour: All Shows at 8PM
  • Oct 11th - NYC - Ropeadope New Music Seminar @ the Bowery Ballroom PRE- ORDER TIX!
  • Oct 12th - Philly - Ropeadope New Music Seminar @ TLA PRE-ORDER TIX!
  • Oct 16th - Boston - with Addison Groove Project @ the Paradise Rock Club
  • Oct 20th - NYC - CD RELEASE PARTY @ the Mercury Lounge w/AGP; PRE-ORDER PARTY TIX!
  • Oct 21st - Baltimore - w/Addison Groove Project @ the Funk Box
  • Oct 23rd - Brooklyn - w/Addison Groove Project @ the Hook
  • Oct 28-31st - Minnesota w/Wookiefo ot
  • At the Ropeadope New Music Seminar Shows, Matisyahu will be part of a stellar all star line up including Critter's Buggin, the Duo, Tarantula, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (NYC only), and Lady Alma! (Philly only) And if you don't yet know Addison Groove Project, get to know them at their site now. *Note: We expect sell out crowds at most, if not all of these shows. If you are planning on coming out, PLEASE PRE-ORDER tickets whenever possible. Thanks!

    October 14, 2004

    Yiddish Tango, Illustrated, Washington, DC, Oct 14

    Thursday 14 October - 7pm

    An illustrated talk on the Yiddish tango and its historical context, including live performance

    Lloica Czackis voice & guitar

    Washington DC – organised by Yugntruf.

    For details contact Lloica Czackis

    October 21, 2004

    Matisyahu on tour w/ropeadope, Baltimore, MD, Oct 21

    Matisyahu on Tour: All Shows at 8PM
  • Oct 11th - NYC - Ropeadope New Music Seminar @ the Bowery Ballroom PRE- ORDER TIX!
  • Oct 12th - Philly - Ropeadope New Music Seminar @ TLA PRE-ORDER TIX!
  • Oct 16th - Boston - with Addison Groove Project @ the Paradise Rock Club
  • Oct 20th - NYC - CD RELEASE PARTY @ the Mercury Lounge w/AGP; PRE-ORDER PARTY TIX!
  • Oct 21st - Baltimore - w/Addison Groove Project @ the Funk Box
  • Oct 23rd - Brooklyn - w/Addison Groove Project @ the Hook
  • Oct 28-31st - Minnesota w/Wookiefo ot
  • At the Ropeadope New Music Seminar Shows, Matisyahu will be part of a stellar all star line up including Critter's Buggin, the Duo, Tarantula, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (NYC only), and Lady Alma! (Philly only) And if you don't yet know Addison Groove Project, get to know them at their site now. *Note: We expect sell out crowds at most, if not all of these shows. If you are planning on coming out, PLEASE PRE-ORDER tickets whenever possible. Thanks!

    October 23, 2004

    Matisyahu on tour w/ropeadope, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 23

    Matisyahu on Tour: All Shows at 8PM
  • Oct 11th - NYC - Ropeadope New Music Seminar @ the Bowery Ballroom PRE- ORDER TIX!
  • Oct 12th - Philly - Ropeadope New Music Seminar @ TLA PRE-ORDER TIX!
  • Oct 16th - Boston - with Addison Groove Project @ the Paradise Rock Club
  • Oct 20th - NYC - CD RELEASE PARTY @ the Mercury Lounge w/AGP; PRE-ORDER PARTY TIX!
  • Oct 21st - Baltimore - w/Addison Groove Project @ the Funk Box
  • Oct 23rd - Brooklyn - w/Addison Groove Project @ the Hook
  • Oct 28-31st - Minnesota w/Wookiefo ot
  • At the Ropeadope New Music Seminar Shows, Matisyahu will be part of a stellar all star line up including Critter's Buggin, the Duo, Tarantula, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (NYC only), and Lady Alma! (Philly only) And if you don't yet know Addison Groove Project, get to know them at their site now. *Note: We expect sell out crowds at most, if not all of these shows. If you are planning on coming out, PLEASE PRE-ORDER tickets whenever possible. Thanks!

    Cantor Sam Weiss, Shirona, Paramus, NJ, Oct. 23

    The J.C.C.P. Adult Education Committee presents

    An Evening of
    Beautiful Jewish Music
    featuring our own
    Cantor Sam Weiss
    and the beautiful singing of
    Shirona
    Saturday Night, October 23rd, 8:00 p.m.
    ~ FREE ADMISSION ~
    REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING CONCERT
    Sponsored By The George Reiss Memorial Fund
    ----------

    Jewish Community Center of Paramus = E. 304 Midland Avenue = Paramus, NJ 07652
    TEL: (201) 262-7691 = FAX: (201) 262-6516

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    October 24, 2004

    Strauss/Warschauer, Union, NJ, Oct 24

    The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring and YM/YWHA of Union County
    invite you to

    YIDISH FAR DER GANTSER MISHPOKHE!

    YIDDISH FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

    A fun filled afternoon of Yiddish language and cultural activities for ages 5-105!

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2004
    12 noon-4:30 pm
    YM/YWHA OF UNION COUNTY
    501 Green Lane
    Union, NJ 0708

    featuring

    The Strauss-Warschauer Duo

    For more information call Martin Schwartz(The Workmen's Circle) 908-289-3003 or Susan Silberner (YM-YWHA) 908-289-8112 or e mail: jersey@circle.org

    October 28, 2004

    Klezmatics, Hoboken, NJ, Oct 28

    The world-renowned Klezmatics are coming to Hoboken, New Jersey for the first time ever—for one night only—kicking off the United Synagogue of Hoboken's Centennial Celebration with style.

    October 28, 7:15pm

    Come to USH at 115 Park Avenue to enjoy the Klezmatics up close like nowhere else - their performances have sold out in Paris, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Prague, and New York. The synagogue only seats 350 people, so every seat is a good one. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

    Tickets are $55, $45 and $35 and credit cards are accepted. Email klezmatics@hobokensynagogue.org for tickets. Visit www.hobokensynagogue.org or call 201-659-4000 for more information.

    November 6, 2004

    Lox & Vodka, Bowie, MD, Nov 6

    Lox & Vodka comes to Congregation Nevey Shalom - Saturday, November 6th

    Come and join in a fun and festive evening at Congregation Nevey Shalom in Bowie, Maryland. Expect lively, spirit-filled Klezmer and Jewish music, dancing and an all around jovial evening with one of the best known klezmer bands on the east coast.

    The program will be followed by a deluxe dessert buffet. Tickets are $18. For information and reservations call: 301-262-9020 or 301-262-0498. Doors open at 7:45 pm. Concert at 8:00. 12218 Torah Lane, Bowis, MD 20715

    Hope to see you there!!!

    November 13, 2004

    Fest of New Liturgical Jewish Music, Washington, DC, Nov 13-14

    Announcing the Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
    November 13-14, 2004
    Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2004


    For an application and more information, e-mail
    Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
    www.Shalshelet.org.

    For an application and more information, e-mail
    Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
    www.Shalshelet.org.
    tel: 301-907-3336
    PO Box 15836
    Chevy Chase, MD 20825

    November 14, 2004

    Fest of New Jewish Liturgy, Washington, DC, Nov 13-14

    Announcing the Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
    November 13-14, 2004
    Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2004


    For an application and more information, e-mail
    Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
    www.Shalshelet.org.

    For an application and more information, e-mail
    Shalshelet@NewJewishMusic.com or visit
    www.Shalshelet.org.
    tel: 301-907-3336
    PO Box 15836
    Chevy Chase, MD 20825

    November 20, 2004

    Jewish Folk Arts Fest, Washington, DC, Nov 20-21

    festival logoA fabulous celebration of Jewish culture with great music, beautiful Judaic art, interesting workshops, lively dance and kids activities. The dates are Saturday November 20th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. for an evening concert and Sunday November 21st, 12:00 - 6:00 for a festival with music, art, food, fun and everything Jewish!

    The evening concert will be held at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue at 600 I Street NW, Washington DC
    The Saturday Evening Concert celebrating 350 years of Jewish life in America will feature Flory Jagoda, Fabrengen Fiddlers, Cantor Jerome Barry, and the jazz pianist Jon Simon.

    Admission Prices:
    Adult Ticket $25.00
    Member Ticket $20.00
    Senior Ticket $18.00
    Child and Student $10.00

    Please note that there are two parking lots in the area, plus on street parking. The synagogue is two blocks away from the Gallery place metro stop.

    For tickets and further info: www.jewishfolkartsfestival.org

    November 21, 2004

    Jewish Folk Arts Fest, Washington, DC, Nov 21

    festival logoA fabulous celebration of Jewish culture with great music, beautiful Judaic art, interesting workshops, lively dance and kids activities. The dates are Saturday November 20th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. for an evening concert and Sunday November 21st, 12:00 - 6:00 for a festival with music, art, food, fun and everything Jewish!

    Sunday November 21st,
    12:00 - 6:00 Festival

    Place: University of Maryland,
    Shady Grove Conference Center
    9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD

    For tickets and further info: www.jewishfolkartsfestival.org

    December 4, 2004

    Hebrew Kirtan CD release party, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 4

    For those of you in the Philadelphia area, I'm pleased and excited to announce my...

    CD release Party
    and special
    Kabbalistic Kirtan
    this Saturday, Dec. 4!

    This special event is a celebration of the amazing new CD: Kiss the Beloved: Kabbalistic Kirtan

    The evening begins with a reception followed by an very special Kabbalistic Kirtan, (with expanded band) and then a party! Led by Yofiyah (Susan Deikman) and an amazing group of talented musicians: Lenny Seidman (tabla), Joseph Tayoun (darbuka), Amira Dvorah (bansuri flute), Andrew Bleckner (harmonium), Judah Prince (dulcimer & guitar), Tao Mowat (percussion) and other guest musicians.

    * praise for Kiss the Beloved *
    "The best recording I have heard in ages. The subtlety of the message and the arrangement of chants reveals a deep wisdom and understanding. And I keep on singing the music long after the CD has ended."
    --Rabbi Hanna Tiferet Siegel

    Yoga on Main
    4363 Main Street, Manayunk, PA
    7:00pm - reception with refreshments
    8:00pm - special kirtan followed by party!
    admission: $10
    Party Special: admission plus the new CD - only $20

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Germantown, MD, Dec 4

    band publicity photoMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    Saturday, December 4
    8pm
    Black Rock Center for the Arts,
    Germantown, MD
    www.blackrockcenter.org/home.htm

    December 5, 2004

    Lox & Vodka, Baltimore, MD, Dec 5

    Baltimore's Jewish Community Centers Chanukah Celebration - December 5th

    Lox & Vodka is proud to have been selected as the featured Chanukah performers for Baltimore's Jewish Community Centers. Join us as we get ready for Chanukah, Sunday, December 5, 3:00-4:00 at the Jewish Community Center, at 5700 Park Heights Avenue. There'll be food, wonderful "stuff" to buy for gifts and for yourself, and lots of celebrating beginning at 1:00!!! For more information and to make reservations call: 410-356-5200 ext. 324

    Hope to see you there!!!

    A Chanukah Feast, Washington, DC, Dec 5

    CD release benefit concert for the Hungry for Music benefit CD, A Chanukah Feast, scheduled at Tifereth Israel in DC, Sunday evening, December 5, at 7 pm. More details as we get them -- mark your calendars.

    Klezmer Conservatory Band, NYC, Dec 5

    Klezmer Conservatory Band
    Sunday, December 5
    Avery Fisher Hall,
    Lincoln Center NY, NY.
    Concert at 3 p.m.

    Call Center Charge at 212-721-6500 or visit
    www.newyorkphilharmonic.org

    December 6, 2004

    Matisyahu, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 6

    matisyahu logoMatisyahu
    12/6
    Philadelphia, PA
    Northstar Bar
    21+, $10
    www.northstarbar.com
    !!!Hanukkah shows!!!

    December 7, 2004

    Matisyahu, Washington, DC, Dec 7

    matisyahu logoMatisyahu
    12/7
    Washington, DC
    Black Cat
    ALL AGES $10
    www.blackcatdc.com
    Juez opens

    December 11, 2004

    The Fabulous Spielkes, Bryn Mawr, PA, Dec 11

    Dear Friends!! Hark, The Herald Klezmers Roar!
    It's Hanukkah! But not only that! It's the Holiday Season
    Let's all celebrate together.


    7PM
    Dec. 11, 2004
    The Point, www.atthepoint.com
    880 West Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
    $10 Ticket Sale

    Elaine Hoffman Watts
    Susan Watts
    and
    The Fabulous Shpielkes:
    Philly's own: Rachel Lemisch and Jason Rosenblatt
    Uncle Marvin,
    Bradley Hoffman Watts Seigel
    plus
    special guests from around the world
    and
    Philly's Pride and Joy Special Guest
    YOU!!!

    In The
    Philly Village Band
    Bring your musical instrument
    We're going to
    Honk in Hanukkah with
    Hava Nagila
    jam, get down, get it on,
    Philly Style Klezmer Phunk


    Bring The Whole Family!!
    It's the community event of the season

    December 12, 2004

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, Dec 12

    Chanukah Celebration - December 12th

    Lox & Vodka is pleased to have been invited back to the Chevy Chase Pavilion for its Chanukah Celebration, the first shopping entity in the greater Washington, DC area to have a day devoted exclusively to the celebration of Chaunkah!

    Join us for food, fun, shopping and of course, great music! Sunday, December 12, 1:00-3:30 at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC right over the red line, Friendship Heights Station!

    January 8, 2005

    Kol Haruach, Washington, DC, Jan 8

    band publicity photoThe Kol Haruach Orchestra
    Live in concert
    at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

    January 8, 2005, 6:00 PM

    This is a free concert, open to the public.
    The band will play Klezmer standards, new compositions and a little bit o' jazz. Bring your dancing shoes!

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Kennedy Center Information: 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Montclair, NJ, Jan 8

    band photoSaturday, January 8, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:00 p.m. at Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, for more info call 973-746-4889.

    Klezmer in Philly!, Philadelphia, PA, Jan 8

    Klezmer in Philly - Live!

    Young stars of KlezKamp and KlezKanada - Michael Winograd (Clarinets), Dan Blacksberg and Rachel Lemisch (trombones), Jason Rosenblatt (keyboard, diatonic harmonic)

    Leybedik! Freylekh! Out there!
    Saturday night January 8, 2005, 8:30
    at Society Hill Synagogue
    418 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
    $7 at the door.

    E-mail Dan Blacksberg for further info.

    February 12, 2005

    Yiddishe Cup, Cleveland, OH, Feb 12

    Yiddishe Cup
    Sat. Feb. 12, Wilbert's Food & Music, Cleveland, Ohio. 9:30 p.m. concert. $. 216-902-4663. www.wilbertsmusic.com

    February 15, 2005

    Sarah Aroeste, New Brunswick, NJ, Feb 15

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste
    Tuesday, February 15th 8 PM
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    Nicholas Hall
    An Evening of Sephardic Music & Dance
    With Judith Brin Ingber
    $8 general admission / students free with I.D.
    Box Office: (732) 932-7511 or http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu">www.masongross.rutgers.edu

    February 17, 2005

    Klez Dispensers, W. Long Branch, NJ, Feb 17

    Klez Dispensers
    Thursday, February 17, 2005
    West Long Branch, NJ
    7:30 pm
    Concert at Monmouth University

    February 21, 2005

    HaZamir, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 21

    200 singers from HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir will be appearing at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, Philadelphia on Monday, February 21 (Presidents' Day) at 6 p.m. The singers hail from all points from Montreal to Washington, DC and from as far west as Los Angeles, coming together from their local ensembles to join their voices in regional choirs and then one large chorus. (We're also featuring a HaZamir Chamber Choir and an Alumni Ensemble). It is great to hear the next generation getting excited about Jewish choral music - and they'll be singing a variety of selections from Israel and America.

    Tickets are $36, $25 and $18. Merkin Box Office is 212-501-3330.

    HaZamir is a project of the Zamir Choral Foundation, Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director.

    This is a great program for families, given the popularity of the repertoire, the ages of the performers, and the early concert time. Hope you can make it!

    Klez Dispensers, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 21

    Klez Dispensers
    Monday, February 21, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    11pm - 1 am
    Concert at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus
    847 N 3rd Street
    $5
    The Klez Dispensers will play Philly's haven for real jazz, playing American klezmer, Yiddish swing, and old-time jazz. all the while exploring the similar origins of these great musical styles. Featuring Susan Watts on vocals and Adrian Banner's stride piano. Enjoy the yam fries!

    February 26, 2005

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Bloomfield, NJ, Feb 26

    band publicity photoMargot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    February 26 7:30pm
    Temple Ner Tamid
    936 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ
    973-338-1500
    www.nertamid.org

    March 5, 2005

    Klezmer/Dance party, Baltimore, MD, Mar 5

    Concert/Dance Party at Bolton Street Synagogue

    featuring the klezmer, yiddish and israeli music of
    Klezzazz
    Saturday Night, March 5th
    6:30 Dairy Potluck and Havdalah Service
    7:30 Music and Dancing

    Jay McCrensky of The Machaya Klezmer Band will lead Israeli and Klezmer Dance

    Bolton Street Synagogue
    212 W. Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore

    Klezzazz, Baltimore, MD, Mar 5

    band photoMarch 5th
    Klezzazz
    a new band playing klezmer, yiddish songs and Israeli Dance music will hold a free Concert/Dance party with dancing led by Jay McCrensky of the Machaya Klezmer Band.

    Bolton Street Synagogue
    212 W. ColdSpring Lane
    Baltimore, MD

    There will be a dairy potluck dinner at 6;30, with a Havdalah Service, followed by the Concert and dance party at 7:30. Children are welcome. E-mail Michael Checknoff for more information.

    Check www.boltonstreet.org for directions.

    March 13, 2005

    Maxwell Street Klezmer, Steve Weintraub, South Orange, NJ, Mar 13

    SUNDAY, MARCH 13
    at 4:00 p.m.
    in celebration of the 145th anniversary
    of Oheb Shalom Congregation
    170 Scotland Road
    South Orange, New Jersey 07079

    Recapture the optimism and spirit of Jewish-American music from the 1920s to the 1940s. Maxwell Street's original arrangements combine theatre, jazz, and classical styles with melodies that are infused with Hassidic soul. Their energy and humor make a Maxwell Street performance fun for the whole family!

    WANT TO SING, DANCE OR PLAY KLEZMER MUSIC? JOIN ONE OF THE PROFESSIONALLY-LED PRE-CONCERT WORKSHOPS AT 2:00 p.m.

    One of America's top Yiddish Dance Masters, Steven Weintraub, will lead a class on Dances from a Shtetl Wedding. Maxwell Street members Alex Koffman and Donald Jacobs will teach the klezmer instrumental style, while Lori Lippitz teaches Yiddish songs. Workshop participants will be invited to join in during the concert! Registration required by Tuesday, March 8. Contact Arlene Silikovitz: (973) 762-7067.

    Can't wait for the concert? For a forshpeis of the music, go to our website (www.ohebshalom.org)!

    Sponsored by the Cantor Edgar Mills Memorial Concert Fund

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    March 20, 2005

    Itzik Manger's Megile, Baltimore, MD, Mar 20

    drawingLIVE! ITZIK MANGER’S MEGILLE
    A PURIM SHPIL IN RIOTOUS RHYME!

    One Performance only of the staged reading with songs performed by DI TRUPE Theater Wing of Yiddish of Greater Baltimore presented by THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER BALTIIMORE

    Introducing a new PURIM HERO, FASTRIGOSSE the hapless tailor youth and love interest for Esther, a wry new wrinkle on the old Purim Yarn by Itzik Manger, the "enfant terrible" of modern Yiddish literature—seen on Broadway & Tel Aviv!

    SUNDAY MARCH 20; 3:00 pm
    Weinberg Park Heights JCC Community Room
    5700 Park Heights Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    With Sylvia Schildt, Erika Greenblum, Shani Lerner, Aaron Seiden and Asnah Perlman – Judy Stamberg on Accordion

    Tickets: $5/JCC and Yiddish of Greater Baltimore member,
    $7/Non-member; available at JCC cashiers' windows
    LIMITED SEATING

    For more information, call Claudine Davison: 410.542.4900,x239

    March 26, 2005

    Sarah Aroeste Band, Maplewood, NJ, Mar 26

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste
    Saturday, March 26th 8 PM
    Maplewood, NJ
    Underground Concert Series— Acoustic Set
    Maplewood Library Memorial Hall
    51 Baker Street
    $14 in advance; $16 at the door (student/senior discount available)
    Tickets/info: www.undergroundconcerts.com or call 973 762-0119

    March 31, 2005

    Pharaoh's Daughter, Madison, NJ, Mar 31

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    Thursday, March 31st, 7-9p.m.
    Museum of Early Trades, Madison, NJ
    Intimate Music Series with Daphna Mor
    www.METC.org

    April 3, 2005

    Kol Haruach and dance, Rockville, MD, Apr 3

    An exciting evening of dance and concert as the The Kol Haruach Orchestra breathes life into the beautiful sounds of klezmer music, educates the audience and teaches dance.

    Sunday, April 3, 7 - 9 pm, $8 mem./$10 gen. public/$5 children under 12 years. Reservations not necessary.

    Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
    6125 Montrose Rd.
    Rockville, MD 20852.

    For more information,
    301-348-3840
    Web: www.jccgw.org
    E-mail JCC of Greater Washington.

    April 5, 2005

    David Glukh, Washington, DC, Apr 5

    href="/contacts/klezbands_g.html#band.glukh">David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble

    April 5, 2005 Washington DC 6:30PM America-Israel Cultural Foundation Gala Event. Further information: Tel. Irma Poretsky at 301-986-1340

    April 6, 2005

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Baltimore, MD, Apr 6

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

    Wednesday April 6
    8pm
    Red Emma's
    800 St. Paul Street
    Baltimore, MD

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    April 7, 2005

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 7

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

    Thursday April 7
    7:30 pm
    Tritone
    1508 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA

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    April 8, 2005

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Takoma, Park, MD, Apr 8

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

    Friday April 8
    9 PM
    Electric Maid
    268 Carroll Street NW
    Takoma Park, MD

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    April 9, 2005

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Washington, DC, Apr 9

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

    Saturday April 9
    5 PM
    Chapters Books
    445 11th St NW
    Washington D.C.

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    April 23, 2005

    KlezDispensers, Princeton, NJ, Apr 23

    Saturday, April 23, 2005, Princeton, NJ
    2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
    Concert at Communiversity!
    Main Stage (corner of Nassau and Witherspoon).

    May 22, 2005

    Machaya, Rockville, MD, May 22

    An exciting evening of dance and music as the Machaya Klezmer Band entertains with the beauty of Klezmer music. Dance instructor Jay McCrensky will teach basic and advanced simcha dancing, couple dancing, Hassidic dancing, shers,jocs, and terkishes. Klezzazz will also be there.

    Sunday, May 22 7 - 9 pm, $8 mem./$10 general public/$5 children under 12 years. Reservations not necessary.

    Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
    6125 Montrose Rd.
    Rockville, MD 20852.

    For more information,
    301-348-3840
    Web: www.jccgw.org
    E-mail JCC of Greater Washington.

    June 2, 2005

    Sarah Aroeste Band, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 2

    The Sarah Aroeste Band comes to Pittsburgh!

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
    Thursday, June 2nd

    7 PM
    Club Caf@eacute;
    56-68 South 12th Street
    $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors, $8 Students
    (Must be 21 and over)
    Tickets & Info go to: www.proartstickets.org or call (412) 394-3353

    June 5, 2005

    Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Philadelphia, PA, Jun 5

    A Bintl-Lebns (A Bundle of Lives), an event of the First Person Festival; June 2-12, 2005

    Multi-media event of readings, poetry music, dancing, and noshing

    WHO: Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein, Strauss/Warschauer Klezmer Duo, Leah Walton, Davy Raphaely

    WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 2:00pm

    WHERE: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

    Celebrate Yiddish life and culture at a special event featuring autobiographical readings, letters, poetry, and music by the Strauss/Warschauer Klezmer Duo. Rising stars Leah Walton and Davy Raphaely enact selections from The Forward's hilarious and heartwarming advice column, "A Bintl Brief." Penn professor and Yiddish expert Dr.Kathryn Hellerstein hosts and reads selections in English and Yiddish. Dancing and noshing follow. In collaboration with Free Library of Philadelphia.

    TICKET INFO: $15.00 - Tickets for this event can be purchased through UpStages at 215-569-9700 or at the Prince Music Theater box office. For complete event listings and other ticketing information, go to www.firstpersonfestival.org or call 267-402-2057 to request a Festival brochure.

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    June 7, 2005

    Mysticism of Sound Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 7

    Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 4:30 pm
    The Mysticism of Sound workshop

    International composer, performer and educator Yuval Ron will demonstrate and teach ancient Hebrew prayers and sacred Sufi/Muslim chanting and discusses the history of the music and the inter-relationship and mutual influences these two traditions share. Participants are welcome to bring musical instruments and use their voices in the experience of sound meditation and prayer of unity and oneness.

    Admission: suggested donation: $10

    Location: William Pitt Union Room 637 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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    June 9, 2005

    Basya Schechter, Washington, DC, Jun 9

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    June 9th – National Geographic – 7p.m. Queen's Dominion
    Basya Schechter on oud, with Alan Kushan, on Persian Santur, Meg Okura, violin, Shanir Blumenkranz-bass and Shane Shanahan on percussion, Kaeshi and Elisheva - dance. Debuting the instrumental music of Queen’s Dominion in Washington DC as part of the DCJCC festival. Check dcjcc.org or directly at www.boxofficetickets.com.

    June 14, 2005

    So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Washington, DC, Jun 14

    SoCalled tour posterSo Called (aka Josh Dolgin) on an East Coast tour with the Balkan Beat Box DJs.

    June 14
    Velvet Lounge
    915 U Street N. W. Washington, DC
    10PM, $10

    202 462-3213
    www.velvetloungedc.com

    June 15, 2005

    So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Baltimore, MD, Jun 15

    SoCalled tour posterSo Called (aka Josh Dolgin) on an East Coast tour with the Balkan Beat Box DJs.

    June 15: The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.
    Baltimore MD
    8PM, $10

    (410) 662-0069 (Ottobar)
    www.theottobar.com

    July 14, 2005

    Lox & Vodka, Reisterstown, MD, Jul 14

    An evening of dinner and music - Thursday, July 14th 2005- with
    LOX & VODKA

    Tickets: $18/person; includes Barbeque dinner and entertainment.
    Concert will be held outdoors, weather permitting, at the Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center, 5425 Gilead Road, Reisterstown MD. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be indoors.

    The Baltimore JCC joined forces with the Pearlstone Retreat and Conference Center in Reisterstown, Maryland to create a series of arts and culture programs. Dinner begins at 5:30; Concert at 7:00. For information and reservations, call (410) 356-5200 x324.

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    July 23, 2005

    Metropolitan Klezmer, New Brunswick, NJ, July 23

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer
    July 23
    8pm
    (free & open to the public!)
    Mason Gross School for the Arts, Rutgers University
    New Brunswick NJ
    732.932.7511
    www.masongross.rutgers.edu

    September 17, 2005

    Isle of Klezbos, Montclair, NJ, Sep 17

    band photoIsle of Klezbos

    Saturday, Sept 17
    Montclair NJ: "Women in Jewish Music" Isle of Klezbos in double bill with Sarah Aroeste
    8:30pm, part of the New Jersey Jewish Music Festival
    B'nai Keshet Montclair Jewish Center 973-746-4889
    jccmetrowest.org/musicfestival.html

    Sarah Aroeste Band, Montclair, NJ, Sep 17

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Saturday, September 17th New Jersey Jewish Music Festival Sponsored by the JCC Metrowest Center for the Arts B’nai Keshet, Montclair, New Jersey 99 South Fullerton Avenue 8:30 PM (doors open at 7:45) Tickets: $22-$25 For more info & to purchase tix visit http://www.jccmetrowest.org Featuring the full Sarah Aroeste Band: Sarah Aroeste (vocals) Yoel Ben-Simhon (oud, guitar, piano, vocals) Yaron Eilam (electric guitar) Emmanuel Mann (electric bass) Liron Peled (drums, percussion)

    September 21, 2005

    Opera/Cabaret/Klezmer, Washington, DC, Sep 21

    Cafe Mozart located at 1331 H Street NW Washington DC, will present an Opera/Cabaret/Klezmer Night on Wednesday Sept 21 2005 at 7 PM. Featured peformers will be Washinghton Opera tenor Michael Blaney and soprano Jennifer Jellings. They will perform musical selections from opera, operetta and musical theater. Pianist Felicia Weiss and clarinetist Steven Rosenthal will also present Klezmer music selections! The Cafe serves German/Austrian cuisine.

    No entertainment cover charge if dinner is ordered. For more information please visit the website www.cafemozartgermandeli.com To reserve by phone 202 347-5732 or email Cafe Mozart.

    September 22, 2005

    NJJMF: From Kinehora to Kuni-ayland, Sep 22

    NJ Jewish musicfestival
    Schaechter and SchaechterFrom Kinehora to Kuni-ayland
    Thursday, September 22
    12:30pm
    $10 M/S/S; $15 GP
    Maurice Levin Theatre
    Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
    Ross Family Campus
    760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
    973-736-3200

    A father-daughter musical revue featuring Yiddish songs about the Jewish experience in America including Yiddish vaudeville with Binyumen “Ben” Schaechter and his daughter Reyna. Ben is an award-winning composer of musicals, revue songs, and cabaret songs which have been performed off-Broadway, on PBS-TV, and in theaters and cabarets everywhere.
    Click here to buy tickets online

    Yossi Piamenta, Teaneck, NJ, Sep 22,

    come checkout Yosi Piamenta and the Heavenly Jams Band @
    Mexicali Blues in Teaneck Thursday 9/22. Should be a
    great show, as Mike mattison, and Yonrico scott of the
    Derek Truck Band join Yosi for an eclectic mix of
    musical improvisation and exploration. Expect the
    unexpected, as HJB plans to present an amazing blend
    of rock classics, Oriental based Hebrew and Arabic
    rockers, jazz, blues, and Eastern influenced music.

    Great music, great venue, a great night out.....DIG IT!

    Yosi Piamenta's
    Heavenly Jams Band
    Featuring:
    Mike Mattison & Yonrico Scott
    of the Derek Trucks Band
    &
    Dave Stoltz
    of Dickey Betts and Great Southern (2000-2004)

    9/22 Mexicali Blues Cafe
    1409 Queene Anne Road
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
    201-833-0011
    Showtime: 9:00 PM
    21+, Tickets $15
    www.mexicalibluescafe.com (for tickets)

    September 24, 2005

    NJJMF: Yehuda Glantz, Livingston, NJ, Sep 24

    NJ Jewish musicfestival
    Yehuda GlantzYehuda Glantz
    Saturday, September 24
    9:00pm
    $22 M/S/S; $25 GP
    Congregation Etz Chaim, 304 East Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston

    Playing 14 different instruments, Glantz uses the charrango, tarbuka, and pincuyo as well as the guitar, violin, and keyboard to fuse hot Latino rhythms with Jewish soul music, new age, rock-n-roll, and traditional Hasidic melodies. An Israeli renaissance artist, Glantz has captured the hearts and souls of audiences around the world while setting new standards in contemporary Jewish music.
    Click here to buy tickets online

    September 25, 2005

    NJJMF: Family Jewish Broadway Sing-A-Long, W. Orange, NJ, Sep 25

    NJ Jewish musicfestival
    Family Jewish Broadway Sing-A-Long

    Sunday, September 25 • 1:30pm FREE
    Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange
    Rain location: Cooperman JCC

    Sunrise Sunset, A Whole New World, Popular, A Hard Knock Life —do you know the lyrics to these incredible songs written by Jewish composers? An outdoor concert for the whole family with song sheets provided to sing along with Broadway professionals. Dress up as your favorite character and join in the fun!

    Klezzazz, Sparks, MD, Sep 25

    Sunday, Sept. 25th, 4pm, Klezzazz will provide some
    entertainment for "Widening the Circle," a gathering of
    the political Progressives of Northern Maryland. Sparks,
    MD Information on the event is at
    leajonesmusic.com/pnm.htm

    NJJMF: Hawthorne String Quartet, W. Orange, NJ, Sep 25

    NJ Jewish musicfestival
    Hawthorne String QuartetHawthorne String Quartet
    Sunday, September 25 • 7:30 pm $28 M/S/S; $32 GP
    Maurice Levin Theatre
    Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
    Ross Family Campus
    760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
    973-736-3200

    Produced by the TerezÍn Chamber Music Foundation, the Hawthorne String Quartet concert is a powerful glimpse into life and cultural activity in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Narrative and slide presentations provide background on the composers, who didn’t survive this so-called “model ghetto.”
    Click here to buy tickets online

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    October 1, 2005

    Lox & Vodka in Katrina Relief Benefit, Kensington, MD, Oct 1

    ~~~ Saturday, October 1, 2005 ~~~

    Warner Presbyerian Church; 10123 Connecticut Ave; Kensington, MD

    !Starting promptly at 4:00!

    Please join us and spread the word

    Lox & Vodka is proud to present their "Cayna Hurra" relief concert
    as part of the "Band Together" Concert for Hurricane Katrina Victims along with:

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    October 16, 2005

    Klez Dispensers, Princeton, NY, Oct 16

    Klez Dispensers
    Oct 16th
    Richardson Auditorium
    Princeton University!!!
    3 PM.

    Folksbiene: Mama's Loshn Kugel, Washington, DC, Oct 16

    New York's beloved Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre comes to Washington, D.C., Sunday, October 16, to present "Mama's Loshn Kugel," a traveling musical revue featuring classic Yiddish songs and sketches. The one-time-only performance takes place at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville at 7:30 p.m. English supertitles.

    Admission is $15 for the general public; $10 for members of JCC, Yiddish of Greater Washington and Workmen's Circle. For tickets, call 301-348-3872. For more information, call 301-348-3840.

    November 20, 2005

    Klezcentricity, Rockville, MD, Nov 20

    It's been a while since you've heard from us - but Klezcentricity has
    been busy playing and crafting our klezcentric music - come hear
    the fruits of our latest labors - and many of our fine colleagues as
    well at the Washington area
    Jewish Folk Arts Festival
    Sunday, November 20, 2005
    at the Shady Grove Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland.

    Klezcentricity plays the main Auditorium at 5:30 pm - but come
    for the day - a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

    More info at: http://www.jewishfolkartsfestival.org/

    November 27, 2005

    Annual Cantorial Concert, Tenafly, NY, Nov 27

    JCC on the Palisades
    411 East Clinton Avenue
    Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

    Presents their Annual Cantorial Concert
    Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm in the Taub Auditorium
    Traditional cantorial pieces and lighter fare.
    Free of Charge.

    The following area cantors will participate:
    Kenneth Butensky, Congregation Beth Am, Teaneck NJ
    Regina Lambert-Hayut, Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes NJ
    Sally Neff, Temple Beth Torah, Upper Nyack NY
    David Perper; Perth Amboy NJ
    Tracey Scher, Temple Beth Or, Washington Township NJ
    Janine Schwarz, Chavurah Beth Shalom, Alpine NY
    Kerith Spencer-Shapiro, Congregation Adas Emuno, Leonia NJ
    Kurt Silbermann, Temple Emanu-El, Closter NJ
    Faith Steinsnyder, Temple B'nai Shalom, E. Brunswick NJ
    Sam Weiss, Jewish Community Center of Paramus NJ

    For further information, please contact Lynn Werner
    Phone: 201-569-7900, ext. 204

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    December 3, 2005

    Klezzazz, Baltimore, MD, Dec 3

    band photoFree Klezmer Performance at The Waldorf School of
    Baltimore's Holiday Fair Saturday Dec. 3rd at 1pm by
    Klezzazz. For more information
    www.twsb.org/onlineFM/data/Unpublished/Waldorf_HolidayFair_Flyer.pdf

    Kabbalah Kirtan, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 3

    Kabbalah Kirtan
    Saturday, December 3 at 8pm
    Yoga on Main
    4363 Main St., Manayunk (Philadelphia, PA 19119)
    admission $15

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    Carlebach yahrzeit, Teaneck, NJ, Dec 3

    CARLEBACH YARZHEIT STAR-STUDDED MEGA-CONCERT, Sat. 12/3, 8:30pm in TEANECK @ Fairleigh Dickinson University: A star studded line up will sing all Carlebach for the official 11th Yarzheit Concert at FDU, Dickinson Hall, One University Place, Hackensack Campus (Teaneck border). Sponsored by the Carlebach Shul and the new Carlebach Weekly Minyan (congregation) of Teaneck. Performers include members of SOULFARM, PIAMENTA, Yisroel Williger, Mendy Wald, Shloime Dachs, Yehuda Green, Ruby Harris, Chaim Kiss, and Yerachmiel. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance online by clicking on www.Carlebachshul.org until noon of Dec. 1, and $35 at the door. Directions by car and bus from NY and NJ are also available at the website.

    The concert poster (with photos) can be found at http://www.yourspark.com/images/Carlebach/Teaneck/ConcertTeaneck.pdf.

    For info about the new Teaneck congregation click on: http://snipurl.com/CarlebachDavening05

    December 10, 2005

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Chatham, NJ, Dec 10

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    Dec 10 8pm
    Sanctuary Concert,
    Folk Music Series at the Presbyterian Church,
    240 Southern Boulevard,
    Chatham, NJ
    973.376.4946
    www.sanctuaryconcerts.org

    December 11, 2005

    Sruli and Lisa's Oy Vey! Chanukah!, Newark, NJ, Dec 11

    sruli and lisaSunday afternoon, December 11: 2PM
    Sruli and Lisa's Oy Vey! Chanukah!
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
    Victoria Theatre
    Newark, NJ
    www.njpac.org

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    Afro-Semitic Experience, Wyckoff, NJ, Dec 11

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. Temple Beth Rishon, 585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, New Jersey.

    December 12, 2005

    Klezcentricity, Kensington, MD, Dec 11

    Temple Emanuel's Brotherhood and Cultural Arts Committee
    are proud to
    co-sponsor a Klezmer Brunch!

    Come listen, nosh and schmooze!
    Bagels, lox, cheese, your favorite breakfast fishes,
    coffee and dessert will be available
    as you enjoy the sound of
    Klezcentricity

    Join us Sunday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m.
    in the Social Hall for
    Wild and Authentic Modern Klezmer Music
    10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD

    Admission is $8.00, general adminssion, $5.00 for Brotherhood members
    For reservations contact Tom Holzman days at 202-736-0514, evenings at 301-320-8880

    December 17, 2005

    Chanukah Klezmer Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 17

    band in concertChanukah Klezmer Extravaganza:
    benefit concert and Chanukah party for
    the Jewish Dialogue Group and
    Congregation Kol Tzedek, West Philly's new synagogue

    The Rotunda, 4012 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
    Saturday, December 17, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    For more information: Visit www.jewishdialogue.org,
    e-mail The Jewish Dialogue Group, or call 215-266-1218.

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    The Leevees, Washington, DC, Dec 17

    album cover The Leevees
    Jewish Community Center
    Washington, DC
    Dec 17

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    December 18, 2005

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, Dec 18

    Sunday, December 18
    Annual Chanukah Celebration at the Chevy Chase Pavilion featuring the music of Lox & Vodka. Celebration runs from 1:00-4:00. Lox & Vodka will be performing between 1:15 and 3:45. The Chevy Chase Pavilion is at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

    A Khanike Celebration (with dancing!), Rockville, MD, Dec 18

    JCC Café K Presents A Khanike Celebration:
    Kvetchn nit, Zayt freylakh! (Don't Complain, Be Happy!)

    The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's Café Kasrilevke will present a special Khanike program titled "With Joy and Dignity, the Jewish Way of Dancing" on Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Steven Weintraub, "The Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance" will demonstrate and teach participants Yiddish dances, and lead a traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles with the sounds of beautiful Khanike music.

    Don't miss this exciting evening celebrating Yiddish dance and the Festival of Lights. Admission is $6 for JCC, Yiddish of Greater Washington and Workmen's Circle members, and $9 for the general public. Reservations are not required. For more information call Lynn Gittleson at 301-348-3840. The JCC is located at 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, MD.

    Café Kasrilevke is co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington
    and Workmen's Circle

    December 27, 2005

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, Dec 27

    Lox & Vodka

    The National Music Center and Museum, in association with the Smithsonian
    Institution and the Library of Congress, invites the public to the grand
    opening, their Holiday Celebration.

    Lox & Vodka is proud to be one of their featured performers. Please join us
    Tuesday, December 27th, museum prime time ~ 12:30-1:15, in the Great Hall,
    at 801 K Street, NW. This is a free, multicultural celebration.

    This event will introduce the public to this wonderful, new museum and will
    provide visitors with an opportunity to witness how various cultures in
    America celebrate during the winter holiday season.

    For directions: http://www.the-gig.us/Info.htm
    For schedule of performances: http://www.the-gig.us/Schedule.htm

    December 28, 2005

    The Levees Jewltide Hanukkah Bash

    album cover The Leevees
    12/28 Wed
    World Cafe

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    Klezcentricity, Bethesda, MD, Dec 28

    Don't miss Klezcentricity at the Hungry For Music concert
    at Strathmore Hall (http://hungryformusic.com/hfm/):
    Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 8:00 pm
    The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
    Featuring: Klezcentricity, Marc Glickman & the Geltones, Lox & Vodka, Alexandria Kleztet, and more
    Admission: $20.00; includes a copy of "A Chanukah Feast" CD, proceeds benefit Hungry for Music

    January 20, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Baltimore, MD, 20-Jan-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, January 20, 7:00 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Sabbath service and performance at The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland for more info please call 410-764-1587.

    January 27, 2006

    Charming Hostess, Baltimore, MD, 27 Jan

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    Friday 27 & Sat 28 January
    8pm
    Creative Alliance
    presented by Charm City Club
    3134 Eastern Ave
    Baltimore, MD

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    January 28, 2006

    Charming Hostess, Baltimore, MD, 28 Jan

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    Friday 27 & Sat 28 January
    8pm
    Creative Alliance
    presented by Charm City Club
    3134 Eastern Ave
    Baltimore, MD

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    February 4, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Chappaqua, NY, 4-Feb-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Saturday, February 4, presented by Common Ground on the Hill at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, Maryland, for more info: 410-857-2771.

    February 6, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Clarion, PA, 6-Feb-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Monday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., Hart Chapel, Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania

    February 9, 2006

    "A Man from Munkacs: Gypsy klezmer" film debut, Montclair, NJ, 9 Feb

    Director Yale Strom will introduce his film, “A Man from Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer,” at Montclair State University’s McEachern Recital Hall Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. Strom will also give a demonstration with live musical examples. Sponsored by MSU’s Global Education Center as part of its Forum on International Issues, the event is free and open to the public.

    For additional information contact the Global Education Center at (973) 655-4185

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    February 10, 2006

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Bergen, NJ, Feb 10

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer with special guests
    Friday, February 10
    Temple Sinai of Bergen County
    "Song of the Sea" service, 7pm
    followed by concert (Yiddish & Latin music theme!) & dancing
    1 Engle Street, Tenafly NJ
    Info: www.templesinaibc.org or 201-568-3035

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Franklin Lakes, NJ, 10-Feb-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, February 10, 2006, Sabbath service and performance at The Barnert Temple, 747 Route 208 South, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417, 201-848-1800

    February 13, 2006

    Matisyahu, Sayerville, NJ, 13 Feb

    photo of Matisyahu by Seth Kushner, from JDUB websiteMatisyahu

    7:00pm
    Matisyahu in Sayerville, NJ
    WHTG Presents
    Matisyahu in Sayerville
    Starland Ballroom
    Doors 7:00/Show 8:15
    Tickets $20 Advance/$22 DOS
    All Ages
    Fan pre-sale HERE

    March 3, 2006

    Fleytmusik weekend, Bethesda, MD, Mar 3-5

    FleytMuzik, with Adrianne Greenbaum, (flute) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)
    and Marty Confurius (bass), will perform at Beth El in Bethesda, MD for a Shabbat weekend, March 3,4, and 5.

    Friday night is a Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat , with all instrumental tunes composed by Adrianne. Service begins at 6:30 with dinner following.

    Saturday evening is Havdala followed by a Malaveh Malkah dessert and dancing, with the above musicians plus guest clarinetist and lister, Tom Powalski. We'll dance the evening away with my leading of the freylekhs, sher, hora, and whatever else people are up for doing. (Social dancing as well, I'm told....so I will bring the keyboard and Tom will lug the sax. Something for everyone....)

    Sunday morning will be a Hebrew school program introducing the kids to klezmer.

    Call 301-652-2606 for reservations and more info. (The office might be confused, somewhat, since the flyers said "Klezical Tradition" instead of FleytMuzik....same flutist, different ensemble....just so you know up front why the potential confusion on their part....) Hope to see some of you Southerners there!

    March 4, 2006

    Steve Weintrab w/Klezzazz, Baltimore, MD, Mar 4

    Steve Weintraub is indeed coming to Bolton St. Synagogue in Baltimore on March 4th and 5th. Klezzazz will provide backup, at least on the night of the 4th. On Saturday the 4th, we'll have a warm-up instructional session at 5pm, potluck dinner at 6pm and a dance party at 7pm until ??? The band is organizing it's repertoire around the dance music. $10 donation (kids and students free) but we won't collect money until after havdalah, which is right before the dance party. On Sunday the 5th, there will be a dance workshop by Steve from 3 to 5pm. $12 with kids and students free. Please come if you're in the area. E-mail Michael Checknoff for more information.

    Fleytmusik weekend, Bethesda, MD, Mar 3-5

    FleytMuzik, with Adrianne Greenbaum, (flute) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)
    and Marty Confurius (bass), will perform at Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD for a Shabbat weekend, March 3,4, and 5.

    Friday night is a Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat , with all instrumental tunes composed by Adrianne. Service begins at 6:30 with dinner following.

    Saturday evening is Havdala (6:30) followed by a Malaveh Malkah dessert and dancing, with the above musicians plus guest clarinetist and lister, Tom Powalski. We'll dance the evening away with my leading of the freylekhs, sher, hora, and whatever else people are up for doing. (Social dancing as well, I'm told....so I will bring the keyboard and Tom will lug the sax. Something for everyone....)

    Sunday morning will be a Hebrew school program introducing the kids to klezmer.

    Call 301-652-2606 for reservations and more info. (The office might be confused, somewhat, since the flyers said "Klezical Tradition" instead of FleytMuzik....same flutist, different ensemble....just so you know up front why the potential confusion on their part....) Hope to see some of you Southerners there!

    http://www.bethelmc.org/

    Pharaoh's Daughter, Deal, NJ, Mar 4

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    Saturday March 4th 8p.m.
    @ Ruth Hyman JCC, Deal NJ, Evelyn Axelrod Performing Arts Center
    (discounts for seniors and children)
    Call 732-531-9100 xt. 142 or just come...
    $25

    Divahn, Montclair, NJ, Mar 4

    Come out and celebrate a Persian Purim with the Divahn ladies!!

    Saturday, March 4th @ 8:30 pm
    Congregation Shomrei Emunah
    67 Park Street
    Montclair, NJ
    (973) 746-5031

    www.shomrei.org

    March 5, 2006

    Fleytmusik weekend, Bethesda, MD, Mar 3-5

    FleytMuzik, with Adrianne Greenbaum, (flute) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)
    and Marty Confurius (bass), will perform at Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD for a Shabbat weekend, March 3,4, and 5.

    Friday night is a Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat , with all instrumental tunes composed by Adrianne. Service begins at 6:30 with dinner following.

    Saturday evening is Havdala (6:30) followed by a Malaveh Malkah dessert and dancing, with the above musicians plus guest clarinetist and lister, Tom Powalski. We'll dance the evening away with my leading of the freylekhs, sher, hora, and whatever else people are up for doing. (Social dancing as well, I'm told....so I will bring the keyboard and Tom will lug the sax. Something for everyone....)

    Sunday morning will be a Hebrew school program introducing the kids to klezmer.

    Call 301-652-2606 for reservations and more info. (The office might be confused, somewhat, since the flyers said "Klezical Tradition" instead of FleytMuzik....same flutist, different ensemble....just so you know up front why the potential confusion on their part....) Hope to see some of you Southerners there!

    http://www.bethelmc.org/

    Steve Weintrab dance workshop, Baltimore, MD, Mar 5

    Steve Weintraub is indeed coming to Bolton St. Synagogue in Baltimore on March 4th and 5th. Klezzazz will provide backup, at least on the night of the 4th. On Saturday the 4th, we'll have a warm-up instructional session at 5pm, potluck dinner at 6pm and a dance party at 7pm until ??? The band is organizing it's repertoire around the dance music. $10 donation (kids and students free) but we won't collect money until after havdalah, which is right before the dance party. On Sunday the 5th, there will be a dance workshop by Steve from 3 to 5pm. $12 with kids and students free. Please come if you're in the area. E-mail Michael Checknoff for more information.

    March 7, 2006

    Charming Hostess, Washington, DC, Mar 7

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    Tuesday, Mar 7, 7:30pm
    Washington, DC
    Busboys & Poets
    Corner of 14th & V Streets NW
    Singing "Benjamin in Love: A Song Cycle"

    March 24, 2006

    Kabbalah Kirtan, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 24

    Spring cleaning for the soul!

    Let¹s sing away those winter blues and make inner space for the coming of
    spring—Yofiyah

    Kabbalah Kirtan
    Friday, March 24 at 8pm
    Yoga on Main
    4363 Main St., Manayunk (Philadelphia, PA 19119)
    admission $15
    Yofiyah (voice), Aaron Rosenbloom (tabla and frame drum), Judah Prince
    (harmonium and synthesizer)

    Throughout history and across cultures, chanting creates joy and dissolves stress. Ancient Kabbalists had a deep understanding of this practice. Enjoy an evening¹s journey with Yofiyah, internationally-known voice of this mystical art form and innovator of the East/West fusion: Kabbalah Kirtan. Allow the rhythmic pleasure of call and response singing to open your heart and awaken your soul. Experience the power of the Hebrew language, enveloped by a rich and evocative musical tapestry of multiple voices, harmonium and drums.

    March 25, 2006

    Margot Levertt and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Deal, NJ, Mar 25

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    March 25th
    JCC of Greater Monmouth "Saturday night at the J".
    100 Grant Ave
    Deal NJ
    Call (732) 531-9100 x100 for more information.

    April 5, 2006

    Gerard Edery Ensemble, Weekawken, NJ, Apr 5

    The Gerard Edery Ensemble will perform at the Atrium (1000 Harbor Blvd, Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, NJ) at 12:30 PM. For more information please contact the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. at 201-352-1750.

    April 28, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Tenafly, NJ, Apr 28

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, April 28, Friday night service at Temple Sinai, One Engle Street, Tenafly, New Jersey, for more information please call 201-568-3035.

    May 5, 2006

    Klingon Klezmer, Wilmington, DE, May 5

    Klingon Klezmer
    Friday -5/5: Temple Beth Emeth in Wilmington, DE, A Klezmer Shabbos: Friday evening service with the band. for more info, go to website or call 302 764 2393 - free!

    May 7, 2006

    di bostoner klezmer w/Michael Alpert, Teaneck, NJ, May 7

    di bostoner klezmer
    with special guest Michael Alpert on vocals and accordion!
    in a FREE concert

    Sunday, 5/7 at 3:00 P.M.
    at the Teaneck Public Library
    840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ (phone: 201-837-4171)

    Original, mostly rarely performed, klezmer and Hasidic rep performed with gusto and panache in a smallish (100 person) hall. Experience Brian Bender's melodica doyne and hora and marvel at his quick change to trombone for the bulgar ...and Michael's trademark krekhts on a cool Beregovski-collected song you've probably never heard.

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    Klingon Klezmer, Philadelphia, PA, May 7

    Klingon Klezmer
    Sunday - 5/7: CD release concert for the new album BLUE SUEDE JEWS at the World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St Philadelphia, at 8:00 PM. The World Cafe downstairs venue will be open for dinner at 6:00. Tickets are $18. (under 13 free). for more info, call 215-222-1400 or go to www.worldcafelive.com

    May 16, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    Tuesday, May 16 - 8pm
    Opening Night
    Bring In Da Klez, Bring In Da Funk
    New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars
    Opening Act: The Vulgar Bulgars
    Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
    Advance Tickets: General: $20 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $14
    At The Door: General: $25 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $16

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    May 17, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Wednesday, May 17 - 10am
    Klez For Kids
    New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars
    Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater RSVP by E-mail or 202-777-3250
    Free

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    BLEWS' Market Music, Baltimore, MD, May 17

    BLEWS is an organization of African Americans and Jewish Americans committed to promoting increased understanding between Black and Jewish communities in Baltimore. BLEWS' Market Music at The World Family Lexington Market, featuring Bolton Street Synagogue's Klezzazz Band and the Eubie Blake Jazz Band on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. An evening of music, dancing, fun and food. Desserts, beverages and cash bar will be available. Free parking in Lexington Market garage. Non-member ticket $20; $30 for couples. Member ticket: $20; $25 for couples. Make check payable to BLEWS and mail to BLEWS, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216. Tickets will be mailed to you. Call 410-951-4199 for additional information.

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Wednesday, May 17 -8 - 10pm
    Peace Café Open Mic
    Busboys & Poets, 2021 14Th Street Nw
    Rsvp by E-mail or 202-777-3250
    Free

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    May 18, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Thursday, May 18 - 7:30pm
    Kabbalah Kirtan
    Yofiyah
    Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall
    Advance Tickets: General: $15 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $10
    At The Door: General: $20 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $14

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    May 20, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Saturday, May 20 - 10pm - 1am
    Balagan Boogaloo Party
    DJ Handler, DJ Shotnez, & Y-Love
    Bourbon (Formerly Blue Room) -- 2321 18Th Street NW
    $10 (At The Door and In Advance)

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    May 21, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Sunday, May 21 - 11am
    Variations On A Theme: Jazz Brunch and Discussion
    Marilyn Lerner and Adrienne Cooper
    Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall
    Advance Tickets: General: $20 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $14
    At The Door: General: $25 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $16

    Sunday, May 21 - Noon & 2pm
    Spring On The Steps
    16th Street Steps Outside The J
    Free

    Sunday, May 21 - 1pm
    Panel Discussion: What's Up With Jewish and Hip Hop?
    Steve Stein, DJ Handler and Y-Love
    Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall
    RSVP by E-mail or 202-777-3250
    Free

    Sunday, May 21 - 7pm
    Rhythm and Jazz: On The Edge Of The Afro-Semitic Diaspora
    Hasidic New Wave and Yakar Rhythms
    The Carnegie Institution Of Washington -- 1530 P Street NW
    Advance Tickets: General: $15 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $10 * Under 10: $5
    At The Door: General: $20 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $14* Under 10: $7

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    Machaya Klezmer, Rockville, MD, May 21

    The Machaya Klezmer Band entertains at an evening of dance and music. Come and listen or join us to learn basic and advanced simcha dancing, couple dancing, Hassidic dancing, shers, jocs and terkishes. Sunday, May 21, 2006, 7 - 9 pm. $8 members of the JCC of Greater Washington/$10 general public/$5 children under 12.

    JCC of Greater Washington
    Rockville, MD
    tel: 301-348-3840
    fax: 301-881-5512
    www.jccgw.org

    May 22, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Monday, May 22 - 7:30pm
    Masada Rock
    Rashanim
    Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
    Advance Tickets: General: $15 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $10
    At The Door: General: $20 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $14

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    May 23, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Tuesday, May 23 - 7:30pm
    Encore Screening of
    A Cantor's Tale
    Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
    Advance Tickets: General: $8.50 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $7
    At The Door: General: $10 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $9

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    May 24, 2006

    7th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington, DC, May 16-24

    festival posterThe Seventh Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival
    Rhythm en Route
    May 16 through May 24

    Wednesday, May 24 - 8pm
    Closing Night
    Voice Like Henna
    Michal Cohen
    Opening Act: Sam "Seguito" Turner's Dom Pakka Chikki
    Post-Concert Reception
    Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
    Advance Tickets: General: $20 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $14
    At The Door: General: $25 * Member, Senior, Student Price: $16

    A diverse musical journey filled with tunes and artists from the far corners of the world and those close to home. Tickets are on sale now!

    Click here for the Festival line-up

    May 31, 2006

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, May 31

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

    From Shabbat to the High Holy Days
    at the Pittsburgh Katz-JCC at 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 31, 2006

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

    June 4, 2006

    Divahn headlines, Philadelphia, PA, Jun 4

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


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

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, June 4

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

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

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

    Strauss-Warschauer, Rockville, MD, Jun 4

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

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

    www.jccgw.org

    June 6, 2006

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, June 6

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

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

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

    June 11, 2006

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

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

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

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

    For more information, visit www.shalshelet.org.

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    July 6, 2006

    Klingon Klezmer, Jenkintown, PA, July 6

    Klingon Klezmer
    Thursday - 7/6: At Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown PA, 7:00 PM, for more info go to website or call 215-887-4882- free!

    July 13, 2006

    Klingon Klezmer, Mt. Laurel, NJ, July 13

    Klingon Klezmer
    Thursday - 7/13: Mt Laurel Library, Mt. Laurel, NJ, 7:00 PM, for more info go to website or call 856-234-7319- free!

    July 15, 2006

    Metropolitan Klezmer, New Brunswick, NJ, 15-Jul-2006

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer
    Mason Gross School of the Arts
    85 George St, New Brunswick NJ
    8:00pm FREE!
    732-932-7511
    masongross.rutgers.edu

    August 3, 2006

    Klingon Klezmer, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 3

    Klingon Klezmer
    Thursday - 8/3: Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, 100 Northwestern Ave, 6:30 PM, for more info go to website or call 215-247-577- free!

    August 6, 2006

    Klingon Klezmer, Loveladies, NJ, Aug 6

    Klingon Klezmer
    Sunday - 8/6: Long Island Foundation, 120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies, NJ, for infor go to website or call 609-494-1241

    August 29, 2006

    Golem, Washington, DC, Aug 29

    GolemGolem
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006
    Washington, DC
    with DJ Anaan
    @ Red and Black
    8:00 PM
    Tickets: $8

    August 30, 2006

    Golem, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 30

    GolemGolem
    Wednesday, August 30, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    @ Khyber
    8:00 PM
    Tickets: $8 (show is 21+)
    Get tickets here

    September 1, 2006

    Balkan Beat Box, Johnstown, PA, Sep 1

    photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
    Friday, September 1, 2006
    Johnstown FolkFest @ Festival Park
    90 Johns Street
    Johnstown, PA 15907
    9:00 PM, FREE

    888-222-1889

    September 3, 2006

    Balkan Beat Box, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 3

    photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box
    September 3 at 11 PM
    Gooski's, 3117 Brereton Street
    Polish Hill (Pittsburgh), PA 15219
    (412) 681-1658

    For more information: Call 412-251-6058

    September 7, 2006

    Lox & Vodka, Sold Out, Owings Mills, MD, Sep 7

    Jewish Music & Arts Extravaganza - September 7th, 2006 - SOLD OUT

    Lox & Vodka is honored to be the grand finale of the this month-long Festival at the Jewish Music& Arts Extravaganza on Thursday, September 7th, 2006 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills MD 21117. For reservations call Eileen Berman at (410) 356-5200 x324.

    If you'd still like to come, please check the concert hotline above to see if there are any openings that become available.

    September 9, 2006

    Slavic Soul Party, Bethlehem, PA, Sep 9

    Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

    9/9
    Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center Block Party (Bethlehem, PA)
    1:30pm
    Bring a picnic or pick up some food at one of the vendors. Wander between the stages or just sit on a blanket and listen to the music.
    www.lehigh.edu/Zoellner

    Slavic Soul Party, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 9

    Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!

    9/9 - Gooski's (Pittsburgh, PA)
    10pm (SSP! at midnight) with Pandemic DJ Pete Spynda!
    3117 Brereton St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3707
    (412) 681-1658
    www.noyocho.com/news.html

    September 14, 2006

    Metropolitan Klezmer, West Orange, NJ, Sep 14

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer
    Thursday, September 14
    Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus, West Orange NJ
    7:00 pm FREE concert, open to the public!
    760 Northfield Avenue - West Orange
    Sponsored by the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled / WAE Center (Wellness, Arts and Enrichment Center), the second concert in their World Music Series.
    For more information or to request a listening device call Elaine Schenkel, WAE Center Program Coordinator, at 973-325-1494 x 16.

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Somerset, NJ, Sep 14

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    September 14 8:00pm
    Temple Beth El
    Somerset NJ
    www.templebethelsomerset.org

    Balkan Beat Box & Golem, Philadelphia, PA, Sep 14

    photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box with Golem
    Thursday, September 14, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    @ NXNW
    7165 Germantown Ave.
    Philadephia, PA 19119
    Golem
    8:00 PM / $12
    215-248-1000

    September 15, 2006

    Balkan Beat Box & Golem, Baltimore, MD, Sep 15

    photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box with Golem
    Friday, September 15, 2006
    Fletcher's
    701 S. Bond St.
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    Golem
    8:00 PM / 21+ / $12 / Get Tickets Here
    410-558-1889

    Balkan Beat Box & Golem, Baltimore, MD, Sep 15

    photo from www.balkanbeatbox.comBalkan Beat Box with Golem
    Sunday, September 17, 2006
    8:00 PM / FREE
    Golem
    Castaways
    413 Old Taughannock Blvd.
    Ithaca, NY
    607-272-1370

    September 16, 2006

    di bostoner klezmer, Cliffside Park, NJ, Sep 16

    New Jersey: Saturday night, September 16th, 9:15 P.M.
    di bostoner klezmer at Temple Israel Community Center, 207 Edgewater
    Road in Cliffside Park . Directions at www.ticc.org
    Admission: free

    From rocking bulgars from Kishinev and Second Avenue, to sirbas with a
    Middle Eastern rhythm and Hasidic nigunim to a piece or two to put you in
    the High Holiday mood, join percussionist David Licht of the Klezmatics,
    clarinetist Dena Ressler, and accordionist Aaron Gershman for a memorable
    evening!

    September 17, 2006

    Klingon Klezmer, Gettysburg, PA, Sep 17

    Klingon Klezmer
    Sunday - 9/17: Adams County heritage Festival, Gettysburg, PA, more info soon - free!

    October 8, 2006

    "Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

    Shlemiel the First
    Staged Concert Reading
    Theater J, Washington, DC

    Tickets $25
    (800) 494.TIXS or visit
    www.boxofficetickets.com
    Box office opens 1 hour before performance
    Opening Night Performances:
    Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
    Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
    All Other Performances:
    October 10-12, 7:30 pm
    October 13, 12:00 pm

    For more info: 202-777-3230
    www.theaterj.org

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    October 9, 2006

    "Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

    Shlemiel the First
    Staged Concert Reading
    Theater J, Washington, DC

    Tickets $25
    (800) 494.TIXS or visit
    www.boxofficetickets.com
    Box office opens 1 hour before performance
    Opening Night Performances:
    Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
    Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
    All Other Performances:
    October 10-12, 7:30 pm
    October 13, 12:00 pm

    For more info: 202-777-3230
    www.theaterj.org

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    October 10, 2006

    "Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

    Shlemiel the First
    Staged Concert Reading
    Theater J, Washington, DC

    Tickets $25
    (800) 494.TIXS or visit
    www.boxofficetickets.com
    Box office opens 1 hour before performance
    Opening Night Performances:
    Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
    Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
    All Other Performances:
    October 10-12, 7:30 pm
    October 13, 12:00 pm

    For more info: 202-777-3230
    www.theaterj.org

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    October 11, 2006

    SoCalled, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 11

    promo photoSo Called w/Islands (fr Canada, feat. members of The Unicorns), Sister Suvi
    Wed-Oct 11 - 7pm
    The TLA
    334 South Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    $15 Advance / $17 DOS

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    "Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

    Shlemiel the First
    Staged Concert Reading
    Theater J, Washington, DC

    Tickets $25
    (800) 494.TIXS or visit
    www.boxofficetickets.com
    Box office opens 1 hour before performance
    Opening Night Performances:
    Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
    Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
    All Other Performances:
    October 10-12, 7:30 pm
    October 13, 12:00 pm

    For more info: 202-777-3230
    www.theaterj.org

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    October 12, 2006

    "Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

    Shlemiel the First
    Staged Concert Reading
    Theater J, Washington, DC

    Tickets $25
    (800) 494.TIXS or visit
    www.boxofficetickets.com
    Box office opens 1 hour before performance
    Opening Night Performances:
    Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
    Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
    All Other Performances:
    October 10-12, 7:30 pm
    October 13, 12:00 pm

    For more info: 202-777-3230
    www.theaterj.org

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    October 13, 2006

    "Shlemiel the First," staged reading, Washington, DC, Oct 8-13

    Shlemiel the First
    Staged Concert Reading
    Theater J, Washington, DC

    Tickets $25
    (800) 494.TIXS or visit
    www.boxofficetickets.com
    Box office opens 1 hour before performance
    Opening Night Performances:
    Sunday, October 8, 8:00 pm
    Monday, October 9, 7:30 pm
    All Other Performances:
    October 10-12, 7:30 pm
    October 13, 12:00 pm

    For more info: 202-777-3230
    www.theaterj.org

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    SoCalled, Baltimore, MD, Oct 13

    promo photoSo Called w/Islands (fr Canada, feat. members of The Unicorns), Sister Suvi
    Fri-Oct 13
    Doors at 9pm/ Show at 10pm- ALL AGES
    The Ottobar
    2549 N Howard St
    Baltimore, MD
    (410) 662-0069
    Buy Tickets

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    October 28, 2006

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Howell, NJ, Oct 28

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    Howell Jewish Center, 106 Windeler Road, Howell NJ at 8:00pm.

    Mikveh, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 28

    MikvehMikveh
    Saturday, October 28, Mikveh at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia
    www.tinangel.com

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    November 21, 2006

    Greg Wall and the Yiddish Swingtet, Morristown, NJ, Nov 21

    Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 pm
    Bickford Theater, Morris Museum, Morristown
    $22 JCC Members/Students/Seniors; $25 General Public

    New Jersey Jewish Music Festival Presents
    Greg Wall and the Yiddish Swingtet
    featuring:

    Susan Watts - trumpet & vocals
    Joanne Borts - vocals
    Art Bailey - piano
    Brian Glassman - bass
    Aaron Alexander - drums
    Greg Wall - clarinet, saxophones

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    December 2, 2006

    Odessa to Istanbul, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2

    odessa to istanbulOdessa to Istanbul
    Saturday, December 2
    7pm & 9pm
    Tickets: $30 | Members: $15
    Painted Bride Art Center
    230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
    215.925.9914
    www.paintedbride.org

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    December 6, 2006

    Beyond the Pale, Philadephia, PA, Dec 6

    Beyond the Pale posterOne of Canada’s leading folk/roots/world music ensembles

    Beyond the Pale
    with Special Guest Susan Watts
    Wed., Dec. 6, 2006, 8:30pm
    World Café Live
    3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA. • $10
    Tel: 215-222-1400 • www.worldcafelive.com
    Presented in association with Youngish and Yiddish www.youngishandyiddish.org

    December 9, 2006

    Beyond the Pale, Princeton, NJ, Dec 9

    Beyond the Pale posterOne of Canada’s leading folk/roots/world music ensembles

    Beyond the Pale
    with the Klez Dispensers
    Sat., Dec. 9, 2006, 8pm
    Arts Council of Princeton
    Princeton Shopping Center
    space 23 B (next to Eckerd)
    301 N. Harrison St.
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    Phone: (609) 924-8777
    www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

    December 15, 2006

    "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad", Philadelphia, PA, Dec 15

    nice jewish girls"Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" tours for the holidays with hula hoops, hip hop and hilarity in hand, like a dreidal spinning in Vegas. Celebrating Xmas Eve with a brand new show, including comedians Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), Rena Zager (Comedy Central), Rebecca Drysdale (Aspen Comedy Fest), spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary AKA The Hebrew Mamita (HBO and "The Tribe"), special guest Scotty the Blue Bunny and our very own Burlesque All-stars, Sister Schmaltz and our very own houseband, The Jew Boys, hosted by comedian, chanteuse and resident ringleader, The Goddess Perlman who will be throwing down the Yiddish rhymes.

    Dec. 15th @ 8pm
    5 Spot
    5 S. Bank St.
    Philadelphia
    215-574-0070

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    December 16, 2006

    Benzion Solomon, Teaneck, NJ, Dec 16

    BENZION SOLOMON CONCERT Sat. 12/16: only $10 by MON.11/20: ($15 by 12/7, $20 by 12/14, $25 after & door) Buy online at www.CARLEBACHTEANECK.com or leave card info at 201-708-6629 (it's safe). 7:30PM at American Legion/VFW Hall, 650 American Legion Drive, Teaneck. Click for map: tinyurl.com/y5bjvd. Detailed driving & bus directions on website.

    Sponsored by the Carlebach Congregation of Teaneck.

    "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad", Virginia Beach, VA, Dec 16

    nice jewish girls"Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" tours for the holidays with hula hoops, hip hop and hilarity in hand, like a dreidal spinning in Vegas. Celebrating Xmas Eve with a brand new show, including comedians Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), Rena Zager (Comedy Central), Rebecca Drysdale (Aspen Comedy Fest), spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary AKA The Hebrew Mamita (HBO and "The Tribe"), special guest Scotty the Blue Bunny and our very own Burlesque All-stars, Sister Schmaltz and our very own houseband, The Jew Boys, hosted by comedian, chanteuse and resident ringleader, The Goddess Perlman who will be throwing down the Yiddish rhymes.

    Dec. 16th @ 8pm
    The Jewish Mother,
    31st and Pacific Avenue
    Virginia Beach, VA
    757-422-5430

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    December 17, 2006

    Sarah Aroeste Band, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 17

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Band
    The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA
    Featuring- Sarah Aroeste: vocals; Yotam Beery: bass, vocals; Yaron Eilam: electric guitar; Dan Nadel: spanish guitar, oud; Liron Peled: drums, percussion

    DATE: Sunday, December 17th
    TIME: 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
    FREE! Co-sponsored by the Jewish Dialogue Group and Kol Tzedek West Philadelphia Synagogue

    Shirah, Tenfly, NJ, Dec 17

    The Thurnauer School of Music presents... SHIRAH Featuring: Matthew Lazar, Founding Director and Conductor Beth Robin at the Piano Annual Chanukah Concert Sunday, December 17, 2006 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Eric Brown Theater Jewish Community Center on the Palisades 411 East Clinton Avenue Tenafly, New Jersey 07670 Tickets: $15.00---General Admission $10.00---JCC Members $ 7.50---Students and Seniors Reservations and Information: (201) 569-7900, ext. 235 Directions: www.jccotp.org

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    "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad", Baltimore, MD, Dec 17

    nice jewish girls"Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" tours for the holidays with hula hoops, hip hop and hilarity in hand, like a dreidal spinning in Vegas. Celebrating Xmas Eve with a brand new show, including comedians Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), Rena Zager (Comedy Central), Rebecca Drysdale (Aspen Comedy Fest), spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary AKA The Hebrew Mamita (HBO and "The Tribe"), special guest Scotty the Blue Bunny and our very own Burlesque All-stars, Sister Schmaltz and our very own houseband, The Jew Boys, hosted by comedian, chanteuse and resident ringleader, The Goddess Perlman who will be throwing down the Yiddish rhymes.

    Dec. 17th @ 7pm
    Creative Alliance
    134 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore
    410-276-1651

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    Good for the Jews, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 17

    GOOD FOR THE JEWS concert in Philadelphia
    *Sunday, December 17, 2006
    Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm
    *Tin Angel
    20 S. Second Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Tickets: $15
    Buy tickets by going to tinangel.com or ticketweb.com, by calling (215) 928-0770, or by visiting the club.
    Seated show!
    Special guest: Philadelphia singer Adam Brodsky

    December 18, 2006

    Kol Haruach, Washington, DC, Dec 18

    band photoKol Haruach - FREE Performance
    Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Millennium Stage
    2700 F Street, NW - Washington, DC 20566
    Directions www.kennedycenter.com

    Mon 12/18/06. 6 to 7 PM EST
    The band will feature Klezmer, Israeli and Jazz tunes from their new live CD release in addition to new music recently composed and arranged for the band.

    For more info: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600

    Good for the Jews, Washington, DC, Dec 18

    GOOD FOR THE JEWS concert in D.C.
    *Monday, December 18, 2006
    Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm
    *Jammin' Java
    227 Maple Ave. E.
    Vienna, Virginia 22180
    Tickets: $15
    Buy tickets at www.jamminjava.com or at (703) 255-1566, ext. 8
    Seated show!
    Special guest: D.C. comedian Rob Maher

    December 20, 2006

    Jewmongous, Bloomfield, NJ, Dec 20

    fairly pointless logoFrom the creator of the comedy song sensation "What I Like About Jew" and the founder of Rockapella comes a newly erected, Jew-themed, comedy song variety show: JEWMONGOUS!, featuring Sean Altman and guests Todd Barry, Jonathan Coulton, Tammy Faye Starlite, Cynthia Kaplan and Steve Goodie. All faiths welcome, especially Jews.

    12/20 - 12 Miles West, Bloomfield, NJ (7pm)

    www.jewmongous.com

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    December 22, 2006

    Jewmongous, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 22

    fairly pointless logoFrom the creator of the comedy song sensation "What I Like About Jew" and the founder of Rockapella comes a newly erected, Jew-themed, comedy song variety show: JEWMONGOUS!, featuring Sean Altman and guests Todd Barry, Jonathan Coulton, Tammy Faye Starlite, Cynthia Kaplan and Steve Goodie. All faiths welcome, especially Jews.

    12/22 - Tin Angel, Philadelphia (7:30pm)

    www.jewmongous.com

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    December 23, 2006

    Jewltide, Washington, DC, Dec 23

    jewltide graphicJewltide in Washington, DC
    Saturday Dec. 23
    6th and I
    $10 On Sale Now / $12 Day of Show / Doors 8 PM
    Featuring Golem + SoCalled + Heeb Magazine

    This event made possible through a grant from Charles & Lynn Schusterman Foundation.

    January 6, 2007

    Ressler, Alexander, Gershman, Teaneck, NJ, Jan 6, 2007

    Join Temple Emeth of Teaneck, NJ as they present a freylekh cabaret/concert featuring

    • Aaron Alexander on percussion - well-known on the Downtown and klezmer music scenes and a popular KlezKamp personality
    • Aron Gershman - the amazing conservatory-trained accordionist originally from Kishinev
    • bandleader Dena (Dobe) Ressler on clarinet, fresh (actually, tired at the moment, but by Saturday she will have caught up on her sleep!) from teaching at KlezKamp

    Specifics:
    Temple Emeth of Teaneck, NJ
    Sat. night 1/6/07
    1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck, NJ
    8 P.M.
    $20 (includes refreshments of wine and cheese, desserts and coffee)
    more info: Elaine Pollack, 201-833-1322

    January 8, 2007

    Chevan Byrd Duo, Morristown, NJ, Jan 8, 2007

    Monday, January 8, Chevan-Byrd Duo, 6:30 p.m. Temple B'nai Or, 60 Overlook Road, Morristown, New Jersey, for more information please call 973-539-4539.

    January 27, 2007

    Klezmer: The Next Generation, Philadelphia, PA, Jan 27

    Klezmer: The Next Generation
    at Society Hill Synogogue
    418 Spruce St, Philadelphia
    Saturday, January 27th 8:00 p.m.
    $10 at the door

    Society Hill Synagogue's own Dan Blacksberg brings his trombone and friends Michael Winograd, clarinet, and Carmen Staaf, accordion, for an evening of klezmer music at Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St, Philadelphia, Saturday January 27th at 8:00 PM. Second to none among the new generation of klezmer players, Dan, Michael and Carmen offer traditional and original music drawn from the heritage of Eastern European Jewry. A magical combination of years of experience (already) on the world's klezmer stage, the sanctuary's excellent acoustics and superb musicianship will bring us to our feet, joined in spirit by those who once called the Synagogue's building “Die Groyse Rumeyneshe Shul. (The Great Rumanian Shul)”

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    January 28, 2007

    Svigals Klezmer Party Band, FREE, Teaneck, NJ, Jan 28

    svigals singing Free! Come dance the hora with dance leader Steve Weintraub and Alicia Svigal''s klezmer party band! Sunday, January 28, 12 to 5 p.m. Big hora at 2 p.m! Come dance with us, and check out the band for your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah. Before and after the big hora, we'll be playing for and teaching klezmer and Israeli folkdancing in a more intimate setting. Its free, and its part of the Celebrate! Party Showcase featuring hundreds of party vendors. Celebrate! Party Showcase Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe 100 Frank W Burr Boulevard Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 USA Phone: 1-201-836-0600 For showcase information and directions: www.celebratepartyshowcase.com/ or call Flora at 1-203-322-2840

    February 1, 2007

    Shtreiml, Ardmore, PA, Feb 1

    shtreiml band photoShtreiml in Ardmore, PA w/Susan Watts
    Thursday February 1, 2007 7PM
    Milkboy Coffee
    2 E. Lancaster Ave.
    Ardmore, PA
    www.milkboycoffee.com

    February 3, 2007

    Sarah Aroeste Band, Princeton, NJ, Feb 3

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Band
    DATE: Saturday, February 3rd
    TIME: 8 PM (Dessert Reception 7 PM)
    LOCATION: Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton NJ
    TICKETS: Adults: $25; Teens/College Students: $18
    More info: call 609-921-0100 x 205

    February 20, 2007

    Philadelphia Orchestra & Margot Leverett, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 20

    Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys present

    MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES IN PERFECT HARMONY

    Music is a universal language, and it crosses the cultural divides of our time. Learn how musicians&from countries at war to countries on opposite sides of the globe ュ find ways to connect through sharing their musical traditions. This special program is curated by Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, founder and artistic director of the ensemble Intercultural Journeys.

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Shizuo Kuwahara , conductor
    Ohad Bar-David, artistic director, Intercultural Journeys, and cello
    Hanna Khoury , violin
    Margot Leverett , clarinet
    Kareem Roustom , 'ud
    Michel Mirhej Baklouk , hand drums
    www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/schoolconcerts.html#ij
    www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/familyconcert.html

    interculturaljourneys.org

    School Concerts
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:00 am for grades 2 - 6
    This performance is SOLD OUT
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:45 am for grades 7 ュ 12
    Verizon Hall

    Family Concerts
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11:30 am more info
    Pre-Concert Adventure at 10:00 am
    Verizon Hall

    February 28, 2007

    Pharaoh's Daughter, Bethlehem, PA, Feb 28, 2007

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    February 28th @ 7p.m.
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    Packard Lab Auditorium/Lehigh University
    9 W. Packer Avenue/324 Maginnes Hall, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-3082
    Cost: free!
    Diaspora cultural event, Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies
    610 758-4869 / Fax 610 748-4858

    March 1, 2007

    Chava Alberstein/David Broza, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 1, 2007

    The Kimmel Center (at 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA) is proud to present two of the most significant figures in contemporary Israeli music on Thursday, March 1st at 8:00pm in Verizon Hall. It has been said by Yedoit Aharnot that "If we have a true folk singer, it is Chava Alberstein" when naming her Israel's most important female musician. David Broza has been called the Bruce Springsteen of Israel and a post-modern Leonard Cohen.

    Please join us for this exciting concert! Visit our website for further information

    Jewish Music Roundtable, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 1

    The Music Library Association and the Society of American Music are holding a joint annual conference in Pittsburgh February 28-March 4, 2007. As usual, the Jewish Music Roundtable will present a program, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 2:00pm

    This year the program features a program entitled "Lost and Found: Jewish Music in America". The program Chair is Judith S. Pinnolis, Brandeis University.

    The papers will be:

    • Jewish Identity and the Search for Spiritual Authenticity: Jewish
      Composers in the New York Composers’ Forum, 1935ュ1940
      , by
      Dr. Melissa de Graaf, University of Miami

    • On the Trail of Leo Zeitlin’s Manuscripts by Paula
      Eisenstein Baker
      , University of St. Thomas, Houston

    • Estelle Liebling: John Philip Sousa’s Jewish Diva by
      Judith S. Pinnolis, Brandeis University

    For details about the conference, location, program, and costs to attend, see:
    href="http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/index.htm">http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/index.htm
    The program schedule is located at: href="http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/program.htm">http://www.pitt.edu/‾mla2007/program.htm

    March 3, 2007

    Philadelphia Orchestra & Margot Leverett, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 3

    Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys present

    MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES IN PERFECT HARMONY

    Music is a universal language, and it crosses the cultural divides of our time. Learn how musicians&from countries at war to countries on opposite sides of the globe ュ find ways to connect through sharing their musical traditions. This special program is curated by Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, founder and artistic director of the ensemble Intercultural Journeys.

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Shizuo Kuwahara , conductor
    Ohad Bar-David, artistic director, Intercultural Journeys, and cello
    Hanna Khoury , violin
    Margot Leverett , clarinet
    Kareem Roustom , 'ud
    Michel Mirhej Baklouk , hand drums
    www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/schoolconcerts.html#ij
    www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/familyconcert.html

    interculturaljourneys.org

    School Concerts
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:00 am for grades 2 - 6
    This performance is SOLD OUT
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:45 am for grades 7 ュ 12
    Verizon Hall

    Family Concerts
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11:30 am more info
    Pre-Concert Adventure at 10:00 am
    Verizon Hall

    March 4, 2007

    Isle of Klezbos, Bergen, NJ, Mar 4, 2007

    band photoIsle of Klezbos
    Sunday, March 4, 2007
    For Women's History Month!
    Bergen Community College
    3:00pm show time
    Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.
    Tickets are available by phoning 201-447-7428
    www.bergen.cc.nj.us

    Diaspora Series Purim, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 4

    Diaspora Series - "celebrates Purim with a special show featuring some of
    the most innovative musicians in Klezmer and Jewish-inspired music."

    Sunday March 4, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    8 p.m. FREE All Ages
    Jewish And Balkan Sounds From

    West Philadelphia Orchestra
    Dan Blacksberg Ensemble:

    Dan Blacksberg, Trombone
    Michael Winograd, Clarinet
    Jon Barrios, Bass
    Jason Nazary, Drums

    www.myspace.com/diasporaseries

    March 12, 2007

    Yuval Ron Ensemble, Baltimore, MD, Mar 12, 2007

    Monday, March 12, 2007 at 8:30pm
    Goucher College Presents:
    Concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble

    Enjoy an evening of Middle Eastern music performed by the Yuval Ron Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed band featuring Israeli, Arabic and Armenian musicians who unite the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the Christian Armenian church to create a unique, inspiring cross-cultural sound.

    Location: Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College 1021 Dulaney Valley Road Baltimore, Maryland 21204

    Tickets: $15 in advance; $25 at the door

    Students/Faculty- FREE in advance; $5 at the door

    For more info: Shlayma Shamberg 443-799-3672

    March 17, 2007

    Philadelphia Orchestra & Margot Leverett, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 17

    Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys present

    MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES IN PERFECT HARMONY

    Music is a universal language, and it crosses the cultural divides of our time. Learn how musicians&from countries at war to countries on opposite sides of the globe ュ find ways to connect through sharing their musical traditions. This special program is curated by Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, founder and artistic director of the ensemble Intercultural Journeys.

    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Shizuo Kuwahara , conductor
    Ohad Bar-David, artistic director, Intercultural Journeys, and cello
    Hanna Khoury , violin
    Margot Leverett , clarinet
    Kareem Roustom , 'ud
    Michel Mirhej Baklouk , hand drums
    www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/schoolconcerts.html#ij
    www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/familyconcert.html

    interculturaljourneys.org

    School Concerts
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:00 am for grades 2 - 6
    This performance is SOLD OUT
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:45 am for grades 7 ュ 12
    Verizon Hall

    Family Concerts
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11:30 am more info
    Pre-Concert Adventure at 10:00 am
    Verizon Hall

    March 19, 2007

    The Moshav Band, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 19

    The Moshav Band
    Downstairs Live!
    World Cafe Live
    Philadelphia, PA
    Monday, March 19, 2007
    Doors 6pm / Show 7:30pm

    tel: 215-222-1400
    Tickets: tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1487

    The Israeli-born Moshav Band grew up on Moshav Meor Modi'im, a musical village located in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Moshav, primarily composed of brothers Yehuda (vocals, percussion), Meir (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Yosef (bass) Solomon, and David (vocals, guitar) comes on like a family of traveling minstrels, court jesters, and the old-age mystics all at once. Their music is rich with fiery rock/folk/reggae songs, spiced with the flavors of the Middle East. The boys draw you into their own struggles, and leave you pondering your own, but not before they provide you with a huge helping of hope.

    March 23, 2007

    Klezmer Shabbes, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 23, 2007

    Klezmer Shabbes Service composed by Adrianne Greenbaum.

    Friday, March 23, 8 p.m.
    Society Hill Synagogue,
    418 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

    Music drawn from the klezmer tradition, interwoven with the Synagogue's Fourth Friday nigun oriented services. Adrianne, playing flute (and more) will be accompanied by Dan Blacksberg, trombone, Aaron Blacksberg, keyboard and Bob Blacksberg, clarinet. All are welcome without charge.

    tel: (215) 922-6590
    www.societyhillsynagogue.org

    April 7, 2007

    Afro-Semitic Experience, W. Long Branch, NJ, Apr 7

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Saturday, April 7, 8:00 p.m., Pollak Theater, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, for more info please call 732-263-6889. This is the closest we have EVER performed to the Philadelphia area and we currently having nothing on the books that will get us into the city. If you are curious to see and hear us, this is the show to attend!!

    Good for the Jews, Washington, DC, Apr 7

    GOOD FOR THE JEWS return to D.C.
    Saturday, April 7, 2007
    @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
    600 I Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
    Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
    To buy tickets, e-mail tickets@sixthandi.org, call (202) 408-3100, or call TicketMaster
    Seated show!

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    April 20, 2007

    Balkan Beat Box w/Golem, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr 20

    BBB in concertFriday, April 20, 2007
    Balkan Beat Box w/ Golem
    10:00 PM

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Rex Theatre
    1602 E. Carson Street,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    Phone: (412) 381-6811 (after 8pm)
    21+
    Tickets: $13
    Get Tickets Here

    April 21, 2007

    Alexandria Kleztet, Woodbridge, VA, Apr 21, 2007

    The Alexandria Kleztet - LIVE - In Concert - one night only

    Congregation Ner Shalom, Woodbridge, VA. 7:00 p.m.

    Come listen to this mult-award winning band!
    Tickets are $12 advance/$15 door. Space is limited!

    tel: 703-598-9175
    www.nershalomva.com

    April 22, 2007

    Balkan Beat Box w/Golem, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 22

    BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box:w/ Golem
    April 22, 2007
    8pm
    World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
    3025 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-222-1400

    Tickets: $12
    Get Tickets here

    April 23, 2007

    Balkan Beat Box w/Golem, Towson, MD, Apr 23

    BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box:w/ Golem
    April 23, 2007
    9pm
    Recher Theatre
    512 York Rd.
    Towson, MD 21204
    410-337-7178
    7 pm Doors

    Tickets: $12/$15
    Get Tickets here

    May 12, 2007

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival w/Steel City Klezmorim, Pittsburgh, PA, May 30, 2007

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music FestivalPittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents
    Klezfest '07

    "The Steel City Klezmorim"
    Wednesday, May 30 7:30pm
    Club Cafe, 56-58 S.12th St., South Side

    Pittsburgh's own Steel City Klezmorim, a staple on the local music scene, has been making a name for themselves nationally and internationally. Band leader Henry Shapiro is part of a new generation of instrumentalists who bring a traditional sensibility to a non-traditional instrument. As a guitarist, he has forged an authentic sound and virtuosic style of klezmer. Joining him are the well-known klezmer maven and gypsy violinist Steven Greenman, the world-class cymbalim player Alex Fedoriouk, and pianist Josh Dolgin, a leading proponent of urban klezmer. Hear them take center stage at Club Cafe for a casual evening of food, drink, and traditional klezmer music. (Young guests must be 21 and over or accompanied by legal guardian.)

    TICKETS $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students

    TICKETS available at www.proartstickets.org
    (412) 394-3353

    The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is made possible in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the A.W. Mellon Fund and the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Arts Intiative

    For more info on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, visit www.pjmf.net.

    Chevan-Byrd Duo, York, PA, Sat, May 12, 2007

    Saturday, May 12, Chevan-Byrd Duo, 7:30pm York Jewish Community Center, 2000
    Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17402, for more info please visit
    yorkjcc.org

    May 19, 2007

    Slavic Soul Party, Pittsburgh, PA, May 19, 2007

    Slavic Soul Party
    May 19 Friday
    w/ DJ JORO BORO and ANA VEY
    @ Mr Smalls
    400 Lincoln Ave.
    Millvale, PA 15209
    866-468-3401
    www.mrsmalls.com

    tickets $10/12
    all ages
    Purchase tix online

    afterparty

    @ BRILLOBox 4104 Penn Ave
    PANDEMIC (global dance nite) w/ special guest JORO BORO
    $3 entrance w/ ticket from show $5 w/o

    412.251.6058

    www.slavicsoulparty.com

    May 29, 2007

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival w/Brave Old World, Pittsburgh, PA, May 29, 2007

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music FestivalPittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents
    Klezfest '07

    "Song of the Lodz Ghetto"
    featuring Brave Old World
    Tuesday, May 29 7:30pm
    Katz Theatre, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh 5738 Forbes Ave.

    Song of the Lodz Ghetto is a song cycle in which memory and imagination freely interact to create a journey between present and past. Brave Old World's new Yiddish songs and compositions are interwoven with arrangements of the rare music created between 1940-44 in the Nazi ghetto of Lodz, Poland. This is music on the cutting edge of tradition performed by the celebrated quartet of the klezmer scene. Michael Alpert is renowned for his soulful renderings in the Yiddish language. Music director Alan Bern is acclaimed for his prize-winning compositions. Clarinetist Kurt Bjorling is internationally recognized as one of the most inventive interpreters of Klezmer music. And Stuart Brotman provides multi-instrumental virtuosity. You don't have to be Jewish to love this world-class band.

    TICKETS $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students

    TICKETS available at www.proartstickets.org
    (412) 394-3353

    The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is made possible in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the A.W. Mellon Fund and the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Arts Intiative

    For more info on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, visit www.pjmf.net.

    June 2, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 3, 2007

    The Klezmatics, Washington, DC, Jun 3, 2007

    band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics
    Sun, June 3
    20 Years Live! A Retrospective Celebration
    Washington Jewish Music Festival
    TBA
    Washington, DC
    Time: tba

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 4, 2007

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival w/David Krakauer, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 4, 2007

    Pittsburgh Jewish Music FestivalPittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents
    Klezfest '07

    "David Krakauer in Concert"
    with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    and pianist Luz Manriquez
    Monday, June 4 7:30pm
    Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Ave.

    Internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer redefines the notion of a concert artist. Known for his mastery of myriad styles including classical chamber music, Eastern European klezmer, and avant-garde improvisation, Krakauer lies way beyond "cross-over". His best-selling recordings further define his brilliant tone, virtuosity and imagination. Don't miss his unparalleled interpretation of Osvaldo Golijov's klezmer-inspired quintet "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind", performed with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

    TICKETS $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students

    TICKETS available at www.proartstickets.org
    (412) 394-3353

    The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is made possible in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the A.W. Mellon Fund and the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Arts Intiative

    For more info on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, visit www.pjmf.net.

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 5, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 6, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 7, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 8, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 9, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    June 10, 2007

    8th Washington, DC Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007

    8th Washington Jewish Music Festival, Jun 2-10, 2007The 8th Washington Jewish Music Festival opens June 2, 2007 with the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics. The Fest runs through June 10, with the Bester Quartet (originally known as The Cracow Klezmer Band) performing on June 5. Both of these performances will take place at the Washington DCJCC's Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (1529 16th St NW). Please check schedule for updated performance information and ticket prices at www.wjmf.org

    Sydneham Shul Choir from Johannesburg, Montclair, NJ, Jun 10, 2007

    Coming this Sunday and Monday!

    Two concerts:
    Sunday, June 10th, 2007 - Montclair State University, NJ
    Monday, June 11th, 2007 - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

    Order tickets on line at www.boxofficetickets.com/sydenhamchoir or call 800-494-8497.

    For further information call the Center office at 718-997-5730.

    See information on the web at:
    www.bizconnector.com/usp/lpg/2/SydnehamChoir/Celebration3.html

    Shalom y Esperanza: Jewish-Latino Connections, Bethesda, MD, Jun 10, 2007

    Sunday, June 10th: SHALOM Y ESPERANZA: JEWISH-LATINO CONNECTIONS (Bethesda/Chevy Chase)

    CORAL CANTIGAS, Washington's Latin American Chorus
    in a co-presentation with
    ZEMER CHAI, Washington's Jewish Chorus
    and guest artist
    Ramón Tasat, Argentinean Cantor

    present
    SHALOM Y ESPERANZA: JEWISH-LATINO CONNECTIONS

    SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007 @ 7 PM
    Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
    6601 Bradley Boulevard (Rt. 191), Bethesda, Maryland
    Handicap accessible / Ample Free Parking

    Tickets: $15 - $25. Free Niños tickets for ages 12 & under
    Group discounts for 8 or more adults with advance purchase
    FOR TICKETS visit www.cantigas.org or call 301-424-8296
    Información en Español: 301-424-8296

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    June 24, 2007

    Sarah Aroeste, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Jun 24, 2007

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Band
    Sunday, June 24th 7 PM
    Loveladies, NJ
    Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
    120 Long Beach Boulevard
    Sponsored by the JCC of Long Beach Island

    June 25, 2007

    Klezmer Balkan Party, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 25, 2007

    BOOM PAM (from Tel Aviv) feat members of BALKAN BEAT BOX and Pandemic

    Monday June 25 2007
    10pm

    Venue: Gooski's 3117 Brereton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    in pgh polish hill area.

    Balkan Mediterano PARTY!!! i know isn't a date to party but this will be a good reason to stay up a little late!!! openers TBA

    Contact: pete spynda
    412.251.6058
    www.myspace.com/pghpandemic

    July 1, 2007

    Sarah Aroeste, Great Barrington, MA, Jul 1, 2007

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Band
    Club Helsinki
    284 Main St. Gt Barrington, MA 01230
    413-528-3394
    www.clubhelsinkiweb.com/schedule.html#070107

    July 18, 2007

    Isle of Klezbos, New Brunswick, NJ, Jul 18, 2007

    band photoIsle of Klezbos
    \July, 18 2007 at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Nicholas Music Center
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    8PM show
    Cost : free! But advance tickets may be required to guarantee you a seat.

    September 4, 2007

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Princeton, NJ, Sep 4, 2007

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted BirdThe Kahn Tour (no pun intended)
    Featuring Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird
    w/ Daniel Kahn, Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg and Jorge Roeder - wow!!!!

    Princeton Arts Council,
    301 No. Harrison Street xSpace 23B
    Princeton, NJ (double bill w/the klez dispensers)

    A seance for the dead and buried language of the eastern european Jews. Bring your own Ouija board. With Daniel Khan, Michael Winograd, and Daniel Blacksberg. This promises to be an evening.

    September 5, 2007

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Philadelphia, PA, Sep 5, 2007

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted BirdThe Kahn Tour (no pun intended)
    Featuring Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird
    w/ Daniel Kahn, Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg and Jorge Roeder - wow!!!!

    September, 5 2007 at Tritone
    1508 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Cost : $10

    A Youngish and Yiddish show, curated by Philly痴 bonafide yiddishe debutante artiste extraordinaire, the comely Evelyn!

    (sponsored by Youngish and Yiddish)

    September 16, 2007

    Klezcentricity, Takoma Park, MD, Sep 16, 2007

    Klezcentricity will be playing
    the swing dance set at the Takoma Park Folk Festival this year
    Sept. 16 - our set is at 1pm ... really glad they asked us (we're
    a substitution... excellent choice... ahem...) and hope to have
    my boy Jonah sit in with us...
    tpff.org

    September 27, 2007

    Golem w/Ana-Vey & Pandemic DJs, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 27, 2007

    GolemGolem (gypsy punk from NYC)
    w/ Ana-Vey and Pandemic Dj's
    Thursday Sept. 27
    $7
    @ Gooski's
    3117 brereton road (Polish Hlll neighborhood)
    9pm

    (412) 681-1658
    www.myspace.com/pghpandemic

    September 28, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Sep 28, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Preview, Friday, Sep 28, 8pm
    Pre-Show Discussion
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    September 29, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Sep 28, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Preview, Saturday, Sep 29, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    September 30, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Sep 30, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Preview, Sunday, Sep 30, 3pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 3, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 3, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Preview Wednesday, Oct 3, 7pm
    w/Pre- and Post-show discussion
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 4, 2007

    Balkan Beat Box, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 4, 2007

    BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
    10/04/2007 6:00 PM
    World Cafe Live,
    Philadelphia, PA
    Cost: $17

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 4, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Singles Night/Preview Thursday, Oct 4, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 5, 2007

    Balkan Beat Box, Washington, DC, Oct 5, 2007

    BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box
    10/05/2007 8:00 PM
    2007 All Roads Film Festival
    1600 M Street, NW
    Washington DC

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 5, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    LGBT Night/Preview Friday, Oct 5, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 6, 2007

    Yuri Yunakov, Pittsurgh, PA, Oct 6, 2007

    Pandemic Presents:
    Saturday Oct 6
    8pm
    Yuri Yunakov and his romani wedding band
    @ the brewhouse
    2100 mary street
    pitsburgh, pa
    www.myspace.com/pghpandemic

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 6, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Opening Night Saturday, Oct 6, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 7, 2007

    "Blacks and Jews in American Music", Carlisle, PA, Oct 7, 2007

    Robert Wiener will present an hour-long version of his audio-video material on "Blacks and Jews in American Music" at the Asbell Center of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, this Sunday, October 7th, at noon. The program and bagel brunch are co-sponsored by Diversity Initiatives and the Music Department.

    Music will range from spirituals, ragtime, jazz, gospel, show tunes, folk music, and popular music. Wiener will discuss how the music of American Blacks and Jews reflect the complicated relationship between these two groups. From the first part of the 20th century to WWII, from the Cold War to the present, you will hear the similarities and differences.

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 7, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Sunday, Oct 7, 3pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 9, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 9, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Tuesday, Oct 9, 7pm
    w/Pre- and Post-show discussion
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 10, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 10, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Wednesday, Oct 10, 2pm & 7pm
    w/Pre- and Post-show discussion
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 11, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 11, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Thursday, Oct 11, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 12, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 12, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    LGBT Night/Preview Friday, Oct 12, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 13, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 13, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Saturday, Oct 13, 2pm & 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 14, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 14, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 16, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 16, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Tuesday, Oct 16, 7pm
    w/Pre- and Post-show discussion
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 17, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 17, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Wednesday, Oct 17, 2pm & 7pm
    w/Pre- and Post-show discussion
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

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    October 18, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 18, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Thursday, Oct 18, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 19, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 19, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    LGBT Night/Preview Friday, Oct 19, 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

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    October 20, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 20, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Saturday, Oct 20, 2pm & 8pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 21, 2007

    Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", Philadelphia, PA, Oct 21, 2007

    A night in the old marketplace, adapted from IL PeretzA Night in the Old Marketplace
    September 28 - October 21 2007
    Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
    Music by Frank London
    Conceived by Alexandra Aron
    Inspired by I.L. Peretz

    Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.

    Sunday, Oct 21, 3pm
    Prince Theater
    1412 Chestnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    215 569 9700

    Details/Purchase tickets

    October 22, 2007

    Burton Greene Trio, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 22, 2007

    Monday, Oct 22nd @ The Ars Nova Workshop
    8pm (two sets)
    Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
    University of Pennsylvania
    3417 Spruce St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    (215) 805-3376
    www.arsnovaworkshop.com

    Burton Greene: piano
    Ed Schuller: bass
    George Schuller: drums

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    October 28, 2007

    Vaisman & Rushefsky, Rockville, MD, Oct 28, 2007

    "Songs from Chernovitz: the 100th birthday Celebration of the Chernovitz Conference" An evening with Yiddish singer and songwriter, Asya Vaisman and musician, Pete Rushefsky.

    Sunday, October 28, 2007, 7:30 pm, $3 JCC, Yiddish of Greater Washington members/$5 general public.

    Reservations are not required. Call 301-348-3840 for more information
    www.jccgw.org

    November 7, 2007

    Gypsy Sound System, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 10, 2007

    Gypsy Sound System and Pandemic
    @ brillobox 4104 penn ave pittsburgh pa
    Saturday Nov 10 at 10pm

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    November 12, 2007

    Dr. Dina Roginsky: "Authentic Folklorism: Israeli Folk Dancing in Israel and in America", Philadelphia, PA, Nov 12, 2007

    The Graduate Program in Folklore & Folklife, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Middle East Center invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Dina Roginsky on Monday, November 12, at 5 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the talk.

    Dr. Dina Roginsky, University of Toronto
    “Authentic Folklorism: Israeli Folk Dancing in Israel and in America”
    Monday, November 12, 5 p.m.
    Moose Room, 3619 Locust Walk (Fiji House), University of Pennsylvania
    A reception will immediately follow the lecture

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    Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble CD Release, Bryn Mawr, PA, Nov 12, 2007

    CD cover
    Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble
    @ Milkboy Accoustic Cafe, Bryn Mawr, Pensylvania
    824 Lancaster Ave,
    Nov 12, 7pm

    this will be the first show that Winograd's new CD 'Bessarabian Hop' will be publicly availible

    w/ Michael Winograd - clarinet
    Patrick Farrell - accordion
    Daniel Blacksberg - trombone
    Nick Cudahy - bass

    November 14, 2007

    Canfei Ruach, Baltimore, MD, Nov 14, 2007

    BS"D

    Canfei Ruach, a folk- and Jewish music duo from Jerusalem featuring Tirtza Singer and Hanna Sophia Yaffe, will be doing a series of concerts and music/storytelling workshops this winter in North America.

    A Jewish Journey—Opening the Heart through Song, Story, Psalms &
    Serenity

    14th Nov Baltimore (MD)
    For details please call: 347—327—3150

    November 17, 2007

    Sarah Aroeste Band, Maplewood, NJ, Nov 17, 2007

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Band
    Acoustic Set

    Underground Concert Series
    Saturday, November 17th 8 PM
    Maplewood Memorial Library
    51 Baker Street
    Maplewood, NJ
    Tickets

    November 20, 2007

    Canfei Ruach, Morristown, NJ, Nov 20, 2007

    BS"D

    Canfei Ruach, a folk- and Jewish music duo from Jerusalem featuring Tirtza Singer and Hanna Sophia Yaffe, will be doing a series of concerts and music/storytelling workshops this winter in North America.

    A Jewish Journey—Opening the Heart through Song, Story, Psalms &
    Serenity

    20th November Concert in Morristown (NJ)
    For details please call: 347—327—3150

    December 2, 2007

    Three Yiddish Divas, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2, 2007

    Dear friends,
    Yiddish DivasThis is to let you know about a Yiddish concert which is coming up, featuring the "Three Yiddish Divas" (Joanne Borts, Adrienne Cooper and Theresa Tova) to take place at Suburban JCC B'nai Aaron in Havertown (a suburb of Philadelphia) on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 7:00 PM. This synagogue is one-minute walk from Septa's Route 100 trolley. The address is 560 Mill Road. For more information, you can phone the synagogue office at 610-446-1967.

    Best regards,
    Alex Botwinik

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    Shtreiml & "March of the Falsettos", Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2, 2007

    shtreiml band photoBenefit concert featuring Shtreiml and a special preview of March of the Falsettos.

    Sponsored by the Jewish Dialogue Group and Kol Tzedek West Philadelphia Synagogue.

    Sunday, December 2nd
    5:30 to 8pm (doors open at 5:30, show begins at 6)
    The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in University City
    (next to The Bridge movie theater)

    Continue reading "Shtreiml & "March of the Falsettos", Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2, 2007" »

    Sarah Aroeste Band, New Brunswick, NJ, Dec 2, 2007

    Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste Band

    Benefit Concert Rutgers University
    Sunday, December 2nd 7 PM
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Rutgers Student Center
    Proceeds will go to Sharsheret, a division of the Susan G. Komen Foundation

    December 6, 2007

    The Klezmatics, Weekawken, NJ, Dec 6, 2007

    band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics, world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world. Their music is steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms.

    12/6/2007
    UBS Atrium Series
    Weehawken NJ
    (201) 352-1750
    www.hrpac.org/calendar.htm

    December 7, 2007

    Lox & Vodka, Rockville, MD, Dec 7, 2007

    Lox & Vodka
    provides a soulful, spirited and participatory Klezmer style Shabbat for Temple Beth Ami's congregants followed by a rousing Chanukah celebration concert. Friday evening, December 7th in Rockville, Maryland

    December 8, 2007

    The Eight--Washington, DC, Dec 8, 2007

    logoTHE EIGHT: (Eight Hanukah shows taking place, all on December 8)

    Washington, DC - Sixth & I
    $12 in advance /$18 at the door // 8 PM // All Ages
    sixthandi.org

    The LeeVees - Indie-pop Hannukah rockers featuring members of Guster and the Zambonis
    www.theleevees.com

    DeLeon - Named for front man Dan Saks' great grandfather Giorgio DeLeon, DeLeon re-imagine ancient melodies as contemporary songs from pre-inquisition Spain to modern day Brooklyn in attempt to introduce the rich musical tradition of Sephardic Jews to a new generation.
    www.myspace.com/ilovedeleon

    Your Band - Think your band has what it takes to open the night in DC? Submit band name, contact person, phone number, email address, myspace link, and a one paragraph bio to info at jdubrecords. Taglit-birthright israel alumni will select their favorite submission to open the show.

    Co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
    For more information, please contact Dave Cirilli: 212.246.7044 or email.

    December 9, 2007

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, Dec 9, 2007

    Lox & Vodka is delighted to be returning for the 9th year to this annual event!!!
    So come celebrate Chanukah at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 1:00-4:00, as we sing, dance, clap and eat together! Plus you can shop for those last minute gifts. And there'll be games and crafts for the kids.
    Located at the Friendship Heights metro station (red line); 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20015; free admission; great for adults and families with young children.

    December 10, 2007

    Chankuah concert to benefit 'Hungry for Music,' Washington, DC, Dec 10, 2007

    Monday, December 10 at 8 pm
    Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC:

    Join us for this Chanukah Concert to benefit Hungry for Music and celebrate the release of Hungry for Music's fundraising CD's "A Chanukah Feast, Vol. I & II."

    Hungry For Music is a grassroots, volunteer-driven charitable organization with national and international outreach. Its mission is to inspire underprivileged children (and others) by bringing positive musical and creative experiences into their lives. Since becoming a non-profit in 1994, Hungry for Music has brought the healing quality of music to thousands of people through its musical instrument donations, concerts, and workshops.

    Featured artists are The Alexandria Kleztet, Glickman & The Gelt-Tones, Klezcentricity, The Robyn Helzner Trio and The Sinai Mountain Boys. With special appearances by Alan Oresky, James Levy, Jinny Marsh, Laura Baron and Susan Jones.

    Tickets are $17.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Tickets are available in advance by calling 888/843-0933 or online at www.paypal.com.

    Klezcentricity, Washington, DC, Dec 10, 2007

    Klezcentricity

    Our "classic" trio - David, Wendy and Richard - will be participating
    in a Hannukah Concert
    December 10 at
    The Historic SIXTH and EYE Synagogue
    to promote the Hungry For Music Chanukah Feast CDs:
    www.hungryformusic.com/hfm/CD-chanukahfeast.htm
    www.hungryformusic.com/hfm/CD-chanukahfeast-2.htm

    Of course we'll perform our original "Ballad of Chanukah"

    December 11, 2007

    Choral Arts Society, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 11, 2007

    Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia presents:

    This season's holiday concert will be more than a little unusual. Dedicated to the celebration of Hanukkah, it will combine music both old and new, taking us back to the 17th century, when the famous violinist and composer Salomone Rossi wrote the first polyphonic setting of the Shabbat Service. To complement the splendid ceremonial music of Rossi, Choral Arts has commissioned a Hanukkah Oratorio by internationally renowned composer David Ludwig. An ensemble of period instruments - recorders, baroque fiddles, sackbuts, lutes and percussion - will accompany this festive holiday concert. Bring the entire family!

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 8 pm
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom
    615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8 pm
    Temple Sinai of Dresher
    1401 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA

    There will be a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

    For more information or to order tickets
    visit www.choralarts.com
    or call (215) 240-6417

    Choral Arts Society, Dresher, PA, Dec 12, 2007

    Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia presents:

    This season's holiday concert will be more than a little unusual. Dedicated to the celebration of Hanukkah, it will combine music both old and new, taking us back to the 17th century, when the famous violinist and composer Salomone Rossi wrote the first polyphonic setting of the Shabbat Service. To complement the splendid ceremonial music of Rossi, Choral Arts has commissioned a Hanukkah Oratorio by internationally renowned composer David Ludwig. An ensemble of period instruments - recorders, baroque fiddles, sackbuts, lutes and percussion - will accompany this festive holiday concert. Bring the entire family!

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 8 pm
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom
    615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8 pm
    Temple Sinai of Dresher
    1401 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA

    There will be a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

    For more information or to order tickets
    visit www.choralarts.com
    or call (215) 240-6417

    December 20, 2007

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, Dec 20, 2007

    Lox & Vodka is honored and delighted to be making a return engagement to the US Botanic Gardens. Come share the spirit with us on Thursday, December 20th from 6:00-8:00. Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill and nearly as old as Washington, D.C., itself, the U.S. Botanic Garden is the Nation's Garden. The grounds of the U.S. Botanic Garden are located on the National Mall across from the U.S. Capitol along First Street, S.W., between Maryland Avenue and C Street.

    Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Baltimore, MD, Dec 20, 2007

    clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

    We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

    Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

    12/20
    Recher Theatre,
    Baltimore MD
    www.rechertheatre.com
    (410) 337-7178

    www.GoodForTheJews.net
    www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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    December 21, 2007

    Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Washington, DC, Dec 21, 2007

    clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

    We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

    Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

    12/21
    Birchmere Theatre,
    Washington DC
    www.birchmere.com
    (202) 397-SEAT

    www.GoodForTheJews.net
    www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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    Trio TAQ, Washington, DC, Dec 21, 2007

    Trio TAQ:
    Marcin Masecki, Garth Stevenson, Ziv Ravitz
    U.S. Tour

    Marcin Masecki, the celebrated young jazz pianist who took the contemporary jazz world by storm when he won the 2005 Moscow International Jazz Piano Competition (its jury chaired by legendary Martial Solal), is being brought back by The Polish Cultural Institute on a U.S. tour with his long-time partners in Trio TAQ – Canadian bassist Garth Stevenson and Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz – with concerts at the Lily Pad in Boston on Monday, December 17 at 7:30 PM; New York’s Joe’s Pub on Tuesday, December 18 at 9:30 PM; Chris Jazz Café in Philadelphia on Thursday, December 20 at 9:00 PM; and the Bohemian Caverns in Washington on Friday, December 21 at 9 & 11 PM.

    Friday, December 21, 2007, 9 & 11 PM
    Bohemian Caverns
    2001 Eleventh Street N.W,
    Washington, D.C. 20001,
    ADMISSION: $15

    www.bohemiancaverns.com
    tel. 202-299-0800

    TRANSPORTATION: Green Line to the U Street/ African-Amer Civil War Memorial/ Cardozo station, exit the station and walk 1 block East on U Street

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    December 22, 2007

    Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', Washington, DC, Dec 22, 2007

    clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

    We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

    Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

    12/22
    Birchmere Theatre,
    Washington DC
    www.birchmere.com
    (202) 397-SEAT

    www.GoodForTheJews.net
    www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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    December 23, 2007

    Tannenbaum & Fagin in 'Good for the Jews', NYC, Dec 23, 2007

    clueless attempt at 'Jewish' humorGood For The Jews, the world's greatest two-man Jewish music and comedy act, will be touring and shlepping throughout the U.S. in December, celebrating Hanukkah and its tacky aftermath, conventionally referred to as "Christmas."

    We'll sing familiar old favorites like "Hot Jewish Chicks" and "They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let's Eat," plus debut new songs, including "Goin' Down To Boca" and our unique twist on a Fiddler On The Roof classic.

    Please come out and join us. It's either us, or a re-run of "It's A Wonderful Life."

    12/23
    Highline Ballroom,
    New York NY
    www.highlineballroom.com
    (212) 414-5994

    www.GoodForTheJews.net
    www.MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

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    January 12, 2008

    Shlemiel the First - last week!, Washington, DC, through Jan 20, 2008

    SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

    Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein
    Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
    Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
    Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
    Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

    Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

    Sat, Jan 12, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 8pm

    Buy Tickets Online or Call (800) 494-TIXS
    Groups of 10+ Call (202) 777-3214
    For more info

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm
    Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
    Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
    Special Noon Matinees: Wednesday, January 9 and 16

    "A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm" - Newsweek

    January 13, 2008

    Shlemiel the First - last week!, Washington, DC, through Jan 20, 2008

    SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

    Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein
    Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
    Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
    Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
    Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

    Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

    Sun, Jan 13, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 3pm, 7:30pm

    Buy Tickets Online or Call (800) 494-TIXS
    Groups of 10+ Call (202) 777-3214
    For more info

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm
    Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
    Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
    Special Noon Matinees: Wednesday, January 9 and 16

    "A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm" - Newsweek

    January 16, 2008

    Shlemiel the First - last week!, Washington, DC, through Jan 20, 2008

    SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

    Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein
    Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
    Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
    Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
    Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

    Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

    Washington DC Jewish Community Center
    Wed 16 Jan 2008 Noon, 7:30pm

    Buy Tickets Online or Call (800) 494-TIXS
    Groups of 10+ Call (202) 777-3214
    For more info

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm
    Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
    Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
    Special Noon Matinees: Wednesday, January 9 and 16

    "A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm" - Newsweek

    January 17, 2008

    Shlemiel the First - last week!, Washington, DC, through Jan 20, 2008

    SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

    Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein
    Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
    Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
    Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
    Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

    Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

    Washington DC Jewish Community Center
    Thu 17 Jan 2008 7:30pm

    Buy Tickets Online or Call (800) 494-TIXS
    Groups of 10+ Call (202) 777-3214
    For more info

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm
    Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
    Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
    Special Noon Matinees: Wednesday, January 9 and 16

    "A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm" - Newsweek

    January 19, 2008

    Shlemiel the First - last week!, Washington, DC, through Jan 20, 2008

    SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

    Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein
    Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
    Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
    Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
    Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

    Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

    Washington DC Jewish Community Center
    Sat 19 Jan 2008 8:00pm

    Buy Tickets Online or Call (800) 494-TIXS
    Groups of 10+ Call (202) 777-3214
    For more info

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm
    Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
    Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
    Special Noon Matinees: Wednesday, January 9 and 16

    "A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm" - Newsweek

    January 20, 2008

    Shlemiel the First - last day, Washington, DC, Jan 20, 2008

    SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

    Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein
    Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
    Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
    Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
    Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

    Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

    Washington DC Jewish Community Center
    Sun 20 Jan 2008 3:00pm

    Buy Tickets Online or Call (800) 494-TIXS
    Groups of 10+ Call (202) 777-3214
    For more info

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights at 7:30 pm
    Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
    Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
    Special Noon Matinees: Wednesday, January 9 and 16

    "A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm" - Newsweek

    January 29, 2008

    Ruth Gruber, "Saurkraut Cowboys and Klezmer Cafes, Washington, DC, Jan 29, 2008

    Ruth GruberSauerkraut Cowboys and Klezmer Cafes
    "Real Imaginary Spaces in Europe"
    Six and I Historic Synagogue
    600 I St. NW Washington, DC

    Ruth gives a talk and reads from her books, including just-published "Letters from Europe (and Elsewhere)"

    Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00pm
    View Map

    Info: 202.408.3100

    February 5, 2008

    Benjamin Laden's 'Wild Bohemians,' Philadelphia, PA, Feb 5, 2008

    The Wild BohemiansBenjamin Laden's The Wild Bohemians
    Tuesday, February 5, 2008
    Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
    World Cafe Live
    3025 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-222-1400
    Map It

    Tickets
    $10 + $3 processing fee
    Save money! Processing fee is only $1 when you purchase with CASH at the box office BEFORE day of show!

    General Admission: Ticket purchase is not a guarantee of seating. Please call 215-222-1400 to reserve seating for dinner.

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    February 24, 2008

    Folksbiene: Yiddish Theatre on the Road, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 24, 2008

    Folksbiene TroupeYIDDISH THEATRE ON THE ROAD
    Di Folksbiene Trupe (The Troupe) hits the road with performances of "Makht a Tsimes!" A collection of new and classic Yiddish comedy routines and theatre songs performed by the young up and comers of the Yiddish stage.

    February 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom
    615 North Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    For information please call 215-627-6747 or visit www.folksbiene.org/troupe.htm

    Performances are entirely in Yiddish with English translation supertites.

    Folksbiene, "Makht a Tsimes!", Philadelphia, PA, Feb 24, 2008

    The Folksbiene Troupe, "Makht a Tsimes!"
    Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom
    615 North Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19123

    IN YIDDISH WITH ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN SUPERTITLES

    For information please call 215-627-6747
    Details: folksbiene.org/upcoming.html

    March 1, 2008

    Jon Madof, Tim Sparks, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 1, 2008

    Tim SparksArs Nova Workshops present:
    Saturday, March 1, 8pm
    Masada Guitars
    with
    Jon Madof, guitar
    Tim Sparks, guitar

    Penn Hillel
    University of Pennsylvania
    215 S. 39th Street

    $12 General Admission

    Continue reading "Jon Madof, Tim Sparks, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 1, 2008" »

    Shtreiml, West Chester, PA, Mar 1, 2008

    shtreiml band photoShtreiml
    University of West Chester
    West Chester, PA
    Performing Arts Center - Theatre
    Saturday, March 1, 8:00 pm
    Tickets: $14-$16 Please call 610.436.2266 for tickets.

    For more info: www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/

    "… the band burned the house down bouncing back and forth between traditional klezmer and some new prog-rock influenced jam band fusion. This is one of the really hot hot young bands—maybe the one stretching the envelope the most."Ari Davidow

    March 2, 2008

    Folksbiene: Yiddish Theatre on the Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, Mar 2, 2008

    Folksbiene TroupeYIDDISH THEATRE ON THE ROAD
    Di Folksbiene Trupe (The Troupe) hits the road with performances of "Makht a Tsimes!" A collection of new and classic Yiddish comedy routines and theatre songs performed by the young up and comers of the Yiddish stage.

    March 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM
    Temple Avoda
    10-10 Plaza Rd
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    For information please call 201-797-2095 or visit www.folksbiene.org/troupe.htm

    Performances are entirely in Yiddish with English translation supertites.

    John Zorn's Electric Masada, Jamie Saft Trio, Erik Friedlander, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 2, 2008

    John ZornArs Nova Workshops present:
    Sunday, March 2, 8pm
    presented with International House
    An evening featuring John Zorn’s Masada songbook
    with performances from John Zorn’s Electric Masada, Jamie Saft Trio and Erik Friedlander
    with
    Cyro Baptista, percussion
    Joey Baron, drums
    Trevor Dunn, bass
    Ikue Mori, electronics
    Marc Ribot, el. guitar
    Jamie Saft, keyboards
    Kenny Wollesen, drums
    Erik Friedlander, cello
    John Zorn, alto saxophone

    International House Philadelphia
    3701 Chestnut Street

    $28 Members + Seniors
    $26.25 Students
    $35 General Admission

    Purchase Tickets

    Continue reading "John Zorn's Electric Masada, Jamie Saft Trio, Erik Friedlander, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 2, 2008" »

    Folksbiene, "Makht a Tsimes!", Fair Lawn, NJ, Mar 2, 2008

    The Folksbiene Troupe, "Makht a Tsimes!"
    March 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM
    Temple Avoda
    10-10 Plaza Rd
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

    IN YIDDISH WITH ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN SUPERTITLES

    For information please call 201-797-2095
    Details: folksbiene.org/upcoming.html

    March 3, 2008

    Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Anat Fort, Michael Winograd Trio, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 3, 2008

    Ayelet Rose GottliebArs Nova Workshops present:
    Monday, March 3, 8pm
    Ayelet Rose Gottlieb / Anat Fort / Michael Winograd Trio
    with
    Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, voice
    Anat Fort, piano
    Michael Winograd, clarinet

    Continue reading "Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Anat Fort, Michael Winograd Trio, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 3, 2008" »

    March 4, 2008

    Dan Blacksberg's Yiddish Sextet w/Frank London, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 4, 2008

    Dan BlacksbergArs Nova Workshops present:
    Tuesday, March 4 | 8pm
    Daniel Blacksberg's Yiddish Sextet featuring Frank London
    with
    Daniel Blacksberg, trombone
    Frank London, trumpet
    Michael Winograd, clarinet
    Brandon Seabrook, guitar/banjo
    Ron Caswell, tuba
    Ritchie Barshay, percussion

    Society Hill Synagogue
    418 Spruce Street

    $12 General Admission

    Continue reading "Dan Blacksberg's Yiddish Sextet w/Frank London, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 4, 2008" »

    Shtreiml, Bloomfield, PA, Mar 4, 2008

    shtreiml band photoShtreiml
    Tuesday March 4, 2008 @ 8PM $7
    Howler's Coyote Cafe
    4509 Liberty Ave.
    Bloomfield, PA
    $7

    "… the band burned the house down bouncing back and forth between traditional klezmer and some new prog-rock influenced jam band fusion. This is one of the really hot hot young bands—maybe the one stretching the envelope the most."Ari Davidow

    March 5, 2008

    Shtreiml, Cleveland Hts, OH, Mar 5, 2008

    shtreiml band photoShtreiml
    Wednesday March 5, 2008 @ 8PM
    The Grog Shop
    2785 Euclid Hts Blvd.
    Cleveland Hts, OH 44106
    216-321-5588
    $10

    "… the band burned the house down bouncing back and forth between traditional klezmer and some new prog-rock influenced jam band fusion. This is one of the really hot hot young bands—maybe the one stretching the envelope the most."Ari Davidow

    March 8, 2008

    Shtreiml, Petoskey, MI, Mar 8, 2008

    shtreiml band photoShtreiml
    Mar 8, 8pm
    Petoskey, MI
    Crooked Tree Arts Center
    (Blissfest Org. Concert Series)

    For more info: www.blissfest.org

    "… the band burned the house down bouncing back and forth between traditional klezmer and some new prog-rock influenced jam band fusion. This is one of the really hot hot young bands—maybe the one stretching the envelope the most."Ari Davidow

    March 9, 2008

    Shtreiml, Traverse City, MI, Mar 9, 2008

    shtreiml band photoShtreiml
    Sunday, Mar 9, 4pm
    Doors open @ 3pm

    Inside Out Gallery
    211 Garland St
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    (231) 929-3254
    www.insideoutgallery.com

    $12 advance / $15 door / $10 Student

    "… the band burned the house down bouncing back and forth between traditional klezmer and some new prog-rock influenced jam band fusion. This is one of the really hot hot young bands—maybe the one stretching the envelope the most."Ari Davidow

    March 22, 2008

    Din Din Aviv, Deal Park, NJ, Mar 22, 2008

    Din Din AvivDin Din Aviv
    JCC of Greater Monmouth County
    100 Grant Ave.
    Deal Park, NJ

    Sat. Mar 22, 9pm

    Box office: 732 531 9100 x142
    www.jccmonmouth.org

    Continue reading "Din Din Aviv, Deal Park, NJ, Mar 22, 2008" »

    March 30, 2008

    Nashirah, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 30, 2008

    Nashirah: The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia will present
    Im Tirtzu: Israel Celebrates 60

    Sunday, March 30, at 3 PM

    Congregation Rodeph Shalom
    615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia

    General Admission $25
    For tickets or information, call
    888-901-6274
    or visit www.nashirah.org

    Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia, PA, Mar 30, 2008

    Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia.
    Spring concert
    March 30 at 3:00 P.M.
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom
    Philadelphia, PA.

    The name of the concert is "Im Tir'zu: If You Will It". Further information, a contact telephone number and directions are available at our website: www.nashirah.org.

    April 1, 2008

    "Jewish Musical Activity in Northern Italy," Montclair, NJ, Apr 1, 2008

    Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few events that might interest your readers.

    April 1:
    Lecture: Jewish Musical Activity in Northern Italy
    Lydia Cevidalli and Simonetta Heger, Milan Verdi Conservatory

    * Tuesday April 1, 2008
    * 8:30 am

    Featuring visiting scholars Lydia Cevidalli, chamber and orchestral performer and violin professor at the Milan Verdi Conservatory; and Simonetta Heger, soloist and piano and harpsichord professor at the Milan Verdi Conservatory. Part of the Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, "An Italian Sense of Place."

    University Hall, Room 1010


    For further information, see www.montclair.edu/italianfestival or call 973-655-4185

    April 3, 2008

    Ensemble Salomone Rossi, Montclair, NJ, Apr 3, 2008

    Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few events that might interest your readers.

    April 3, 7:30pm
    Concert: The Splendor of Italian Music under the Star of David
    featuring the Ensemble Salomone Rossi and guests

    Alexander Kasser Theater
    RSVP: 973-655-5112

    For further information, see www.montclair.edu/italianfestival or call 973-655-4185

    April 8, 2008

    Francesco Spagnolo, "Musical Traditions of Italian Jews", Montclair, NJ, Apr 8, 2008

    Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few events that might interest your readers.

    April 8, 1pm:
    Lecture: "Between Ghetto and Emancipation- Musical Traditions of Italian Jews"
    Featuring Francesco Spagnolo, music curator and lecturer at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

    University Hall, Room 1040

    For further information, see www.montclair.edu/italianfestival or call 973-655-4185

    April 10, 2008

    Pro Musica Hebraica Inaugural w/Itzhak Perlman

    Pro Musica Hebraica Inaugural Concert
    The Musicians of The Juilliard School featuring Itzhak Perlman

    The Terrace Theater
    The Kennedy Center
    Washington, DC
    Thursday, April 10, 7:30 PM

    This concert will feature some of classical music’s premier young voices from the Juilliard School of Music along with a special appearance by the legendary Itzhak Perlman, accompanied by his long-time collaborator, pianist Rohan De Silva. The performers include Juilliard’s Graduate Resident Quartet Biava String Quartet (Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violins, Mary Persin, viola, and Jason Calloway, cello) together with guest artists clarinetist Tibi Cziger, bassist Andrew Roitstein and percussionists Alexander Lipowski and Michael Caterisano and the N-E-W Trio (Andrew Wan, violin, Gal Nyska, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano).

    Works to be performed will include several rare masterworks from the early twentieth-century Russian Jewish school of composers. These include Alexander Krein’s 1910 Jewish Sketches, #2, Joel Engel’s Dybbuk Suite (1922), Leo Zeitlin’s Eli Zion (1914), Solomon Rosowsky’s Fantastic Dance, and Mikhail Gnesin’s Requiem Trio (1943). Complementing these older pieces will be a performance of composer Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary classic, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994). For further information on these pieces, please see The Musical Tradition.

    For information on purchasing tickets, please follow this link.

    May 1, 2008

    Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble, Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2008

    CD coverMichael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

    5/1
    Gratz College
    Philadelphia, PA

    May 8, 2008

    Pharaoh's Daughter, New Jersey, May 8, 2008

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey 8pm NJPAC

    Celebrating Israel's 60th birthday, and cultural diversity with NOA and Joshua Nelson's gospel Choir.

    June 5, 2008

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Washington, DC, Jun 5, 2008

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Thursday, June 5, 7:30 pm,
    Washington DC Jewish Music Festival
    Washington DC JCC
    1529 16th Street, Washington, DC
    for more information please call 202-777-3250 or visit washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/music/washington-jewish-music-festival/

    June 6, 2008

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Washington, DC, Jun 6, 2008

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, June 6 10:30 am,
    Children and Family Concert at
    Washington DC Jewish Music Festival at the
    Washington DC JCC
    1529 16th Street, Washington, DC,
    this is going to be an interactive performance for families and children with music making and singing!! For more information please call 202-777-3250 or visit washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/music/washington-jewish-music-festival/

    July 1, 2008

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Ithaca, NY, Jul 1, 2008

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Tuesday, July 1, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University, 430 College Ave., Ithaca, New York, Sponsored by the Cornell University School of Continuing Education & Summer Session. For more information please call 607.255.8226

    July 4, 2008

    Pandemic, Pittsburgh, PA, Jul 4, 2008

    Pandemic (balkan sleaze/gypsy crunk/bhangraton/ethnomesh/reggaeton/boznian hip hop/klezmer bass and more)

    Friday July 4 (and every first friday)
    @the Brillobox
    4104 penn ave
    lawrenceville/bloomfield
    10pm-2am, $4
    www.myspace.com/pghpandemic
    tel: 412.251.6058

    July 23, 2008

    Klingon Klezmer, Philadelphia, PA, Jul 23, 2008

    Klingon KlezmerKlingon Klezmer.

    The show is free. It is outdoors in Pastorius Park (Abington Ave. at Lincoln Drive) in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, PA.

    Wednesday July 23, 2008 at 7:30 pm.
    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    215-248-8810

    July 24, 2008

    Boban Markovic Orkestar, Philadelphia, PA, Jul 24, 2008

    Festive gypsy brass band Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar ignites an "unbeatable Balkan dance party" (Songlines) in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:30pm.

    Hailed as the greatest of Balkan trumpeters, Boban Markovic, the legendary native of Serbia's gypsy brass heartland, has led his 13-piece Orkestar to international acclaim, enhancing the traditional repertoire with elements of jazz, Latin and pop, among others. Boban and his son Marko lead the Orkestar into new directions with their trail-blazing musical mix, which the New York Times calls a ""a stunning blast of exuberance and virtuosity."

    "With nods to klezmer, jazz, Latin and deep-fried funk injected into the mix, the Boban Markovic Orkestar knows where their music's been but they're hell-bent on sling-shotting it straight into the future." —Global Rhythm

    Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org/global, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

    July 30, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    July 31, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    August 1, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    August 2, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    August 3, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    August 4, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    August 5, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    August 6, 2008

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

    Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
    Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

    Download brochure

    For more information (note new address):
    Living Traditions
    207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
    New York City, NY 10001
    (212) 532-8202
    or visit the Living Traditions Website

    October 11, 2008

    Klezmatics, Elmer, NJ, 11 Oct, 2008

    band photoThe Grammy Award-winning The Klezmatics

    Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8:00 PM
    Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
    Elmer, NJ

    Tickets: $27.50
    Tel: 800 394-1211
    www.appelfarm.org

    The vitality and joy of the Klezmatics music has brought audiences across the world to their feet. They are renowned for re-inventing traditional klezmer music, fusing traditional Eastern European sounds with edgy jazz arrangements in boundary-defying performances.

    Wonder Wheel: Lyrics By Woody Guthrie received the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Pre-show conversation with Klezmatics available ($10) and a wine-tasting dinner package ($45 include ticket to show).

    October 12, 2008

    Rockin' the World 2008" benefit, West Orange, NJ, Oct 12, 2008

    Kids and Family Rock Concert!

    "Rockin' The World 2008" Benefit Concert, a community event for kids of Metrowest to reach out to kids of Kibbutz Erez—featuring a performance by The Mama Doni Band.

    Held on October 12th at 3:00PM at Bnai Shalom Synagogue in West Orange, NJ. Purchase Tickets at www.jewishtickets.com

    Further info: Child's Way Jewish Montessori
    718-813-7170
    Montclair, NJ

    Klezmatics, Tarrytown, NY, 12 Oct, 2008

    band photoThe Grammy Award-winning The Klezmatics

    10/12/2008
    Tarrytown Music Hall
    Tarrytown, NY
    (914) 631-3390
    www.tarrytownmusichall.org

    October 16, 2008

    Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble, Philadelphia, PA, 16 Oct, 2008

    Michael WinogradMichael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble @ Settlement Music School, Philladelphia

    Oct 16th, 8pm

    Michael Winograd - clarinet
    Joey Wiesenberg - mandolin
    Patrick Farrell - accordion
    Dan Blacksberg - trombone
    Nick Cudahy - bass
    Judith Berkson - vocals

    October 25, 2008

    Habitus presents: New Orleans Night, NYC, 25 Oct, 2008

    www.habitusmag.comHabitus presents:
    New Orleans Night
    with The Sugartone Brass Band
    to celebrate the launch of Habitus on New Orleans

    Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 8:00pm
    Gowanus Studio Space
    119 8th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
    South Brooklyn, NY

    Live music.
    Classic cocktails.
    Subscription deals.

    $10 Donation.

    gowanusstudio.org

    The Sugartone Brass Band is New York's premiere New Orleans-style brass band devoted to bringing the traditions of the Big Easy to the Big Apple. They have been featured in New York City's Annual Halloween Parade since 2004. The Sugartone Brass band is dedicated to promoting the traditions of New Orleans' music worldwide. Their first album, "Live from Brooklyn," was released in February.

    Continue reading "Habitus presents: New Orleans Night, NYC, 25 Oct, 2008" »

    October 26, 2008

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Paramus, NJ, Oct 26, 2008

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

    SUNDAY 10/26, 3PM: Bergen CCC, Paramus NJ
    Ciccone Theatre OCTET Tickets online: tickets.bergen.edu
    "This & That Series"
    201-447-7428 www.bergen.edu/pages/1851.asp

    November 11, 2008

    Sherm Labovitz, Philadelphia, PA, 11 Nov 2008

    Yiddish Concert with Sherm Labovitz
    Accompanied at the piano by Alexander Botwinik

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 12:30-1:20 PM
    Hillel
    Steinhardt Hall (215 South 39th Street)

    Admission Free
    Pizza and Drinks Served

    Sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania's Jewish Studies Program, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Hillel.

    Sherm Labovitz, Philadelphia, PA, 11 Nov 2008

    Yiddish Concert with Sherm Labovitz
    Accompanied at the piano by Alexander Botwinik

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 12:30-1:20 PM
    Hillel
    Steinhardt Hall (215 South 39th Street)

    Admission Free
    Pizza and Drinks Served

    Sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania's Jewish Studies Program, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Hillel.

    November 18, 2008

    ARC Ensemble, Washington, DC, 18 Nov, 2008

    ARC EnsemblePro Musica Hebraica
    Fall Concert
    November 18, 2008,

    The Terrace Theater
    The Kennedy Center
    Washington, DC
    7:30 PM
    The ARC Ensemble of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music presents works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Szymon Laks, and Sergei Prokofiev all composed in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars.

    For further information, see the website

    December 21, 2008

    Klingon Klezmer, W. Chester, PA, 21 Dec 2008

    Klingon KlezmerKlingon Klezmer

    What will be the klezmer of the 21st century? the 22nd? Fasten your seat belt! -- or, don't ! Prepare for warp drive !

    FOR A GOOD TIME: COME TO Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
    at West Chester University on Sunday afternoon December 21 at 3:00 PM

    THE KLINGON KLEZ MOTHERSHIP IS LANDING !!!

    KLINGON KLEZ : good old-fashioned, heartwarming, rompin’, stompin’, fun-for-the-whole-family traditional klez/funk fusion from other planets, played by genuine aliens masquerading as virtuoso musicians!
    Our goal is to take the music --and you!!--evolving and rocking into the future !
    Proving that everyone can be uplifted and have a lot of fun at the same time, KLINGON KLEZ concerts typically produce mass dancing in the aisles and occasional departure into orbit.
    We will rock your situation!
    You will get happy!
    You will go into Chanuka lit up like a, uh, menorah !!

    Details:
    General Admission - $15.00

    to get tix in advance: www.wcupa.edu/vas

    KIDS UNDER 13 FREE ! just print out this calendar listing and wave it triumphantly at the door!

    Lox & Vodka, Olney, MD, 21 Dec 2008

    Light the first night's Chanukah candles with
    Lox & Vodka
    FREE Dreidels and Latkes (potato pancakes!) too

    Sunday, December 21
    4:30-6:30

    Bring your family, friends and Chanukah spirit to:
    B.J. Pumpernickels
    18169 Town Center Dr
    Olney Town Center
    Olney, MD 20832

    Happiest of holidays.
    Hope to see you there.

    December 22, 2008

    Good for the Jews, Philadelphia, PA, 22 Dec 2008

    Good for the Jews?Good For The Jews
    the 2nd annual "Putting the Ha! in Hannukah" tour.
    (Our promise to you: No songs about dreidels. And no Israeli folk dancing.)

    Monday, Dec 22: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
    Doors at 6 pm, show at 7:30 pm
    World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Buy tickets at the World Cafe Live box office, online at www.worldcafelive.com, or by calling (215) 222-1400

    MySpace.com/GoodForTheJews

    Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Lancaster, PA, 22 Dec 2008

    nice jewish girls gone badNice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
    December 22nd @8pm
    Ad Lib Cafe
    51 N Market St
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 394-3794
    $15 DOOR/$12 DOOR

    December 23, 2008

    Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Allentown, PA, 23 Dec 2008

    nice jewish girls gone badNice Jewish Girls Gone Bad
    December 23rd @8pm
    Allentown Brew Works
    812 W. Hamilton Street
    Allentown, PA 18101
    (610) 433-7777
    $15 DOOR/ $12 ADV

    December 24, 2008

    Klezmas Eve w/Ken Ulansey Ensemble, Philadelphia, PA

    KLEZMAS EVE + CANTONESE

    WHAT'S A JEW TO DO ON CHRISTMAS EVE?

    IN A TWIST ON THE USUAL CHINESE-AND-A-MOVIE, TEMPLE BETH ZION-BETH ISRAEL INVITES THE ENTIRE PHILADELPHIA JEWISH COMMUNITY TO A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND MOO SHU...

    (PHILADELPHIA, PA) For years the age-old question of what do Jewish people do on Christmas Eve has been perennially answered with, "Chinese food and a movie." This year, however, Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel (BZBI) in Center City, Philadelphia is putting a new spin and twirl on the old stereotype when they present KLEZMAS EVE + CANTONESE – a FREE Klezmer Music Concert a (no reservations required) and a kosher Chinese dinner (paid reservations required by December 16th) for the entire Jewish Community of Philadelphia December 24th at the synagogue at 18th & Spruce Sts.

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    December 26, 2008

    Golem, Washington, DC 26 Dec 2008

    GolemGolem
    Friday, December 26, 2008

    Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center,
    8:00 PM,
    FREE

    December 27, 2008

    Hanukkah Worldwide w/DeLeon & J. Viewz, Philadelphia, PA 27 Dec 2008

    Birthright Israel NEXT presents:
    HANUKKAH WORLDWIDE
    co-sponsored by JDub Records

    Saturday, December 27th @ North Star Bar

    Featuring: DeLeon and J. Viewz, plus dreidels & gelt!

    Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008
    Time: 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM | 21+ | FREE

    First come first serve. RSVP for your free tickets

    If you'd like to attend this event, please RSVP

    Further info
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    December 29, 2008

    DeLeon, Washington, DC 29 Dec 2008

    Monday, December 29, 2008

    DeLeon
    Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center,
    8:00 PM, FREE

    January 19, 2009

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Lewisburg, PA, 19 Jan 2009

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Monday, January 19,
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg, PA

    The Afro-Semitic Experience celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    January 23, 2009

    The Shondes, Philadelphia, PA, 23 Jan 2009

    band pictureThe Shondes, w/She Ends All, The Lemon Treasures
    Jan 23 2009, 9:00pm
    Tritone
    1508 South Street,
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

    www.myspace.com/theshondes

    January 24, 2009

    Lisa Parrott w/All Star Jazz Septet, Hackettstown, NJ, 24 Jan 2009

    Just letting New Jersey jazz fans (& other tri-state area people) know that I'll be playing in Hackettstown NJ with an All Star Jazz Septet this Saturday night as part of the "Jazz in January" series of concerts. Hope you can make it! Dennis Jeter - trumpet & vocals Nelson Hill - alto sax & flute Lisa Parrott - baritone sax Jesse Green - piano John Jensen - trombone Evan Gregor - bass Daniel Gonzalez - drums Centenary College in the "Dome" Whitney Chapel 400 Jefferson St Hackettstown NJ 07840 Sat Jan 24th @ 8pm $27.50 at the door - $22.50 in advance Child/Students 18 & under $17.50

    February 6, 2009

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Leonia, NJ, 6 Feb 2009

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Friday, February 6, 7:30 p.m.,
    Congregation Adas Emuno,
    254 Broad Avenue,
    Leonia, New Jersey 07605

    for more information please call 201-592-1712

    February 15, 2009

    Wild Bohemians Mardi Gras Parade, Philadelphia, PA 15 Feb 2009

    Wild BohemiansWild Bohemians Mardi Gras Parade on South Street The next best thing to Bourbon Street Sun, Feb 15, 2009, 1:30pm - 6:30pm Start at Fat Tuesday's at 1:30pm 431 South Street Philadelphia, PA The WILD BOHEMIANS are celebrating their 25th year of bringing the sounds, dance, and raucous joy of Mardi Gras to Philadelphia. Founded by Pete Gumbo, who also leads Philly Gumbo and Zydeco-a-Go-Go, the band’s repertoire consists of any and all music from Louisiana, including Cajun, Zydeco, Dixieland, Mardi Gras Street Music, Jazz, R&B, and a specialty the Bohemians called Swamp Stomp. Each Mardi Gras the Wild Bohemians play to jubilant dancing audiences. The celebration includes a parade held on a Sunday afternoon before Mardi Gras (February 15th this year) featuring the band marching down South Street, trailed by costumed revelers, stopping in every bar along the route for a short set and a tall drink. Then on Mardi Gras night, Fat Tuesday (Feb 24th this year), the band blows the roof off the joint, bringing an uplifting and almost religious experience to their fans. The band members are professional musicians who play in other bands and venues all year round, but wouldn't miss this date with The Wild Bohemians. The lineup at times, consists of over 20 players on stage. Mardi Gras with The Wild Bohemians in Philadelphia The next best thing to being on Bourbon Street!

    February 24, 2009

    Simply Tsfat, Highland Park, NJ, 24 Feb 2009

    Simply TsfatSimply Tsfat

    Tuesday February 24th 7:30pm
    Highland Park, NJ
    Congregation Ahavas Achim
    216 S. 1st ave
    contact: Alec Cohen (732) 317 -1784

    February 28, 2009

    "J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files", Teaneck, NJ, 28 Feb 2009

    J. Edgar Promo Photo"J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files"
    musical documentary theater!

    Saturday, February 28, 8pm
    Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck NJ
    20 Puffin Way
    Teaneck NJ 07666
    puffinfoundation.org/forum/forum_new
    Suggested $10 donation

    This show is very likely to sell out, please reserve in advance:
    By phone: 201-836-3499 live or with last name-phone-email-#tix, by voicemail

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    March 18, 2009

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Manasquan, NJ, 18 Mar 2009

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

    Wednesday, March 18
    Special trio lineup
    173 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736
    Box Office: (732) 528-9211
    algonquinarts.com

    March 19, 2009

    Biava Quartet, Washington, DC, 19 Mar, 2009

    Biava QuartetSpring 2009 Concert - Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Pro Musica Hebraica Presents
    The Biava Quartet and Special Guests

    The Terrace Theater
    The Kennedy Center
    Washington, DC
    7:30 PM
    The ARC Ensemble of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music presents works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Szymon Laks, and Sergei Prokofiev all composed in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars.

    For further information, see the website

    March 25, 2009

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Buffalo, NY, 25 Mar 2009

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Mar 25, 2009
    Dickinson College
    Carlisle, PA

    The Afro-Semitic Experience participate in an Interfaith Seder

    March 27, 2009

    Atzilut lecture-demo, Baltimore, MD, 27 Mar 2009

    AtzilutAtzilut: Concert for Peace

    This ten-member high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. Atzilut exemplifies the potential for creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots, celebrate hope and trust through music. They blend virtuoso cantorial vocals with the lightning percussion and hypnotic melodies of a Middle-Eastern orchestra into their own unique contemporary sound. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep, sweet and passionate.

    Atzilut makes two appearances in the Baltimore area through this unique collaboration between CCBC and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

    Lecture-Demo with Hazzan Jack Kessler
    Friday, March 27 at 12:20 pm
    E Building Recital Hall
    CCBC Essex
    Call 443-840-ARTS (2787)
    Free

    For details and tickets call 443.840.ARTS (2787)

    March 28, 2009

    Atzilut concert for peace, Baltimore, MD, 28 Mar 2009

    AtzilutAtzilut: Concert for Peace

    This ten-member high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. Atzilut exemplifies the potential for creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots, celebrate hope and trust through music. They blend virtuoso cantorial vocals with the lightning percussion and hypnotic melodies of a Middle-Eastern orchestra into their own unique contemporary sound. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep, sweet and passionate.

    Atzilut makes two appearances in the Baltimore area through this unique collaboration between CCBC and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

    Atzilut: Concert for Peace
    Saturday, March 28 at 8:45 pm
    Mintzes Theatre, Rosen Arts Center
    Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
    Sara & David S. Brown Campus
    3300 Old Court Road Pikesville, MD 21208
    Tickets are $15.

    For details and tickets call 443.840.ARTS (2787)

    March 29, 2009

    Kenny Ellis, Reisterstown, MD, 29 Mar 2009

    Kenny Ellis will be performing his one-man variety show, "A Night at the Catskills" at Adat Chaim Congregation 115 Cockeys Mill Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136. The program will take place on Sunday, March 29 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $18 in advance, $25 at the door.

    Kenny is a Cantor, comedian, and impressionist- an amazing performer. Don't miss this evening of superb entertainment.
    For more information, or to make reservations, call Adat Chaim at 410-833-7485

    March 30, 2009

    "Good for the Jews?," Washington, DC, 30 Mar 2009

    Good for the Jews?Good for the Jews?
    Monday, March 30
    Washington, DC
    @DC JCC
    PASSOVER CONCERT
    1529 Sixteenth St NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Show starts at 8 pm
    Cost: $10 advance, $12 at the door
    Tickets available through www.washingtondcjcc.org/social-networks/j-on-demand/

    March 31, 2009

    Balkan Beat Box, Washington, DC, 31 Mar 2009

    BBB in concertBalkan Beat Box w/ Forro in The Dark
    30 Club
    815 "V" Street NW, DC, Washington DC - $20

    7:00 Doors
    8:15 Forro in the Dark
    9:15 Balkan Beat Box

    April 6, 2009

    Ken Ulansey Klezmer Ensemble, Philadelphia, PA, 6 Apr 2009

    Ken Ulansey Klezmer Ensemble
    Monday, April 6, 2009, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Irvine Auditorium
    3401 Spruce Str
    Philadelphia, PA

    Tel: 800 390 1829

    This will be a free concert of Klezmer and Yiddish song. A bit more emphasis than usual on the traditional end, but still some room for some funky stuff. We'll be featuring Phyllis Chapell, vocals; Dan Kleiman, keys; Stan Slotter, trumpet and flute, Steve Beskrone, bass, Paul Jost, drums, Bob Butryn, clarinet and myself on sax, with maybe a guest or two....

    April 19, 2009

    Klezfactor, Ardmore, PA, 19 Apr 2009

    band logoKlezFactor (America)

    Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, Pennsylvania (outside of Philly), located at 2 East Lancaster Ave., we'll be playing with another group, who will be announced shortly! Cover is $10 and we'll be playing around 7:30.

    May 17, 2009

    W. Philadelphia Orchestra & Sara Felder, 17 May, 2009

    Please join us for special concert to benefit the work of the Jewish Dialogue Group! Sunday, May 17, 6 to 8:30pm, at
    the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Featuring: the West Philadelphia (Klezmer) Orchestra, and Sara Felder,
    renowned juggler and performer of "queer Talmudic vaudville." According to the Philadelphia Weekly, the West
    Philly Orchestra's "lurching accordion, impassioned vocals and moaning fiddle will make you want to laugh, cry and
    dance your pretty little heart out." Suggested donation: $18 to $36. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. To
    learn more, visit jewishdialogue.org/concert2009.html.

    Jewish Dialogue Group
    215-266-1218

    May 20, 2009

    Yiddish Culture Festival, Haverford, PA, 20 May 2009

    June 2, 2009

    WJMF - Ivri Lider, Washington, DC, 2 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    Pre-Festival Special Event with Ivri Lider
    8:00 pm
    9:30 Club
    815 V Street NW
    930.com
    (202) 265-09309:30 Club

    Tickets for this concert available at tickets.com or the 9:30 Club box office. For group tickets & information call (301) 230-2232 or teev.com.

    Ivri Lider is one of the most popular and respected Israeli singer-songwriters of his generation. His unique voice and versatility have solidified his place as a leading Israeli musician, and in 2005 he received the Best Male Singer and Best Live Show awards at the Israeli Music Awards. Ivri’s music was featured on the soundtracks of the groundbreaking Israeli films The Bubble and Yossi and Jagger. OUT Magazine listed him as one of the “Out 100” of 2007.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 3, 2009

    Middle East Peace … Philly Style, Philadelphia, PA, 3 Jun 2009

    Middle East Peace … Philly Style!
    featuring international touring ensemble Atzilut and Drexel University’s Mediterranean Ensemble.

    Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.)
    Wednesday, June 3rd at 8:00 PM
    FREE
    More Information: 215-895-ARTS or visit www.drexel.edu/westphal

    June 4, 2009

    Andy Statman, WJMF opener, Washington, DC, 4 Jun 2009

    Andy StatmanThe Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    The Andy Statman Trio
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
    June 4, 8:00 pm

    Followed by a 10th anniversary party

    Fusing bluegrass and American roots music, avant-garde jazz, Jewish klezmer and Hassidic sources, Andy Statman has reached legendary status in the Jewish and non-Jewish music worlds. His virtuosity on the mandolin and clarinet garnered him a Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best Country Music Instrumental. He has collaborated with celebrated artists across the music world, including Itzhak Perlman, Jerry Garcia and Bela Fleck. Andy infuses classic American sounds with spirituality and Jewish mysticism, creating a truly unique experience for audiences of all ages. Accompanied by Larry Eagle on drums and James Whitney on the bass, the Andy Statman Trio puts on a stunning and versatile show.

    “a music [not] bound by denomination but a beautiful, vital sound full of heat, heart and a love of God.”
    —Rolling Stone

    “The moods range from joyously vibrant to darkly plaintive. A fascinating and moving mixture.”
    —Jazz Times

    This performance is funded by the Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund. Honoring the memory and musical legacy of Arthur Tracy—the renowned radio, stage and screen singer and entertainer whose talent delighted millions around the world—the arts programs supported by this fund continue Tracy’s ability to entertain for years to come.

    Co-sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.


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    June 5, 2009

    ShirLaLa Family Shabbat Service & Dinner, Washington, DC, 4 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    ShirLaLa: Family Shabbat Service and Dinner
    Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall, Washington DCJCC
    June 5, 6:00 pm
    Service: FREE
    Best for ages 2-6
    Dinner at 6:45 pm: Advance reservation and purchase required
    RSVP by June 1

    Enjoy a family Friday night with ShirLaLa! Dynamic performer and music educator Shira Kline travels across the country and around the globe sharing her love of Jewish life and prayer with children and families of all ages. Shira’s creative songs delight children, parents and grandparents alike, making Shabbat a fun, interactive experience. Dance, sing and create while sharing these wonderful traditions with your family. Shira is high energy, high spirited and full of stories and songs guaranteed to warm your heart.

    After services, enjoy a Kosher, traditional Friday night dinner with kid-friendly foods to satisfy even the pickiest eaters!

    “Shira exudes passion and warmth. She possesses the innate ability to create community through song.”
    —Dori Frumin Kirshner, Jewish Professional

    Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Preschool
    Co-sponsored by Adas Israel’s Gan Hayeled Nursery School, Congregation Bet Mishpachah, DC Minyan, The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Temple Micah’s Tot Shabbat and K’tonton Program

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 6, 2009

    The Kinsey Sicks, WJMF, Washington, DC, 4 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    The Kinsey Sicks
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
    9:00 pm

    Spend a raucous and hilarious evening with The Kinsey Sicks, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. Combining award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag, this group is must-see entertainment! Lawyers Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) and Irwin Keller (“Winnie”), along with actors Jeff Manabat (“Trixie”) and Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”) have entertained from Las Vegas to New York with shows such as “Oy Vey in a Manger” and “Everything But the Kitsch 'n' Synch,” with material ranging from opera to doo-wop to Yiddish. The Kinsey Sicks have appeared on various television shows including America’s Got Talent. In 2000 the group won the Comedy award at the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

    “Riotously funny...ferociously creative...a must-see...everyone will enjoy themselves!”
    —Time Out Magazine New York

    Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Kurlander Program for Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Engagement (GLOE)
    Co-sponsored by Congregation Bet Mishpachah
    The Washington DCJCC is proud to be a Capital Pride 2009 Community Partner

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 7, 2009

    "Overture to Glory", WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

    WJMF & The Screening Room present "Overture to Glory" (Der Vilner Balebes)
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC

    Bagel brunch available at 10:30 am in the 16th Street Lobby
    Film screening at 11:15 am

    USA, 1940
    77 minutes | B&W, Feature | 35 mm
    Yiddish with English subtitles
    Director: Max Nosseck

    Restoration and new English subtitles: The National Center for Jewish Film

    Beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur, this story of a humble Vilna cantor seduced by the fame and fortune of the opera features the voice of Yiddish film star Moishe Oysher, one of the best-known cantors of his day. Carefully lit cinematography, well-shaped dialogue and Alexander Olshanetsky's musical score form a captivating tale of one musician’s redemptive journey. One of the last Yiddish-language films to be made in America, Overture to Glory is based on the play Der Vilner Balebes by Mark Arnstein.

    With an introduction by Rabbi Max Ticktin, Professor of Judaic Studies and Hebrew Language and Literature at The George Washington University

    “Seldom has the Jewish faith been more nobly and beautifully espoused as it is in this film...A milestone in the course of Yiddish film making.”
    —Robert W. Dana, New York Herald Tribune

    Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Screening Room
    Co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington

    Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
    Address:
    1529 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    Israeli Dance Workshop, WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    Israeli Dance Workshop
    Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall, Washington DCJCC
    6:00 pm

    Experience Israeli dance with the most popular instructor in the Greater Washington area! Mona Goldstein has been instructing and choreographing Israeli folk dance for years, and founded the entertainment company Mona Israeli Dance. She currently teaches her popular RikudDC session Sundays at the Washington DCJCC. Mona will have you moving to the energetic beats of classic and contemporary Israeli tunes. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome.

    Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Address:
    1529 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20037

    If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    The Sway Machinery, WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    The Sway Machinery
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    June 7, 7:30 pm

    Combining rhythmic power and potent folklore, The Sway Machinery’s energy and unique music are unmatched. Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box mixes Cantorial and liturgical traditions with Afro-beats, blues, pop and horns to create a truly original sound. Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic lyrics mesh with horns and American blues traditions to create a frenzied, celebratory musical experience. The Sway Machinery boasts a heavy-hitting rotation of musicians including drummers Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Stefan Schneider of Montreal-based and internationally renowned instrumental post-rock band Belle Orchestre, bass player Nick Movshon of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and the trumpet and tenor sax horn section of the band Antibalas, Jordan McLean and Stuart Bogie. The powerful combination of musical personalities yields an unassailable force of excitement.

    “Jeremiah Lockwood makes the ancient modern and the mythological real.”
    —The Village Voice

    Community Partner: JDub Records
    If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 8, 2009

    Pitom, WJMF, Washington, DC, 8 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    Pitom
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    June 8, 8:00 pm

    Pitom is guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter's musical experiment and exploration into the music that has inspired him. Taking cues from the punk/avante rock aesthetic of the experimental downtown Jewish scene, including John Zorn and Hassidic New Wave, this manic foursome plays wild and frenetic melodies, supported by a mixture of dreamlike tones and driving distortion. Maryland-native Yoshie Fruchter joins Jeremy Brown on violin, Noah Jarrett on bass and Kevin Zubek on drums to produce the next step in Jewish sound. Pitom’s first CD, released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records, was noted as one of the best debut albums of the year by The Wall Street Journal.

    “Yoshie combines influences from Frank Zappa, Sonic Youth and Masada into a rocking band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge the Jewish tradition…Pitom is a hard-edged new addition to the legacy of Radical Jewish Culture.”
    —John Zorn

    This evening is sponsored by Ralph and Louie Dweck
    If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 9, 2009

    Feinsmith Quartet, WJMF, Washington, DC, 9 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    Feinsmith Quartet
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    June 9, 7:30 pm

    Composer Daniel David Feinsmith constructs his original classical compositions using the gematria (numerology) of Jewish holy texts, including the Tanakh and ancient Kabbalistic writings, turning the written word into beautiful and astonishing arrangements. The music crosses the boundaries of tradition, evoking the exhilaration of mystical Judaism and interpreting the words of Torah anew. Each member of Feinsmith Quartet—cellist Jennifer Culp, bassist Michael Manring, classical guitarist Gyan Riley and pianist Christopher Taylor—has received critical acclaim for their unique talents.

    This evening is sponsored by the United Jewish Endowment Fund
    Co-sponsored by the Jewish Study Center
    If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 10, 2009

    Electro Morocco & DJ Balagan, WJMF, Washington, DC, 10 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    Electro Morocco and DJ Balagan
    Station 9
    1438 U Street NW
    June 10, 8:00 pm

    Electro Morocco is a unique mixture of intricate electro beats and Middle Eastern flavor, with a retro rock and pop edge. Thriving from the pulse of music born in the Middle East, their sound rises, swells and cuts to the core with a dense recipe of swirling otherworldly sound, the powerful persistence of electro-rock rhythm and stiletto-sharp guitar lines. Electro Morocco delivers soul-stomping performances all synced to self-produced video clips. Seasoned musicians Assaf Spector, Roy Gurel, Shlomie Lavie, Taylor Galassi and Yula Beeri mix everything from retro rock to Middle Eastern folk music, to warped electro in a fierce, high-energy performance.

    DJ Balagan a.k.a. Sam Hopkins, has been producing his own sample-based dance tracks since 2003, incorporating Sephardic elements among various other ethnic styles.

    “The off-beat rhythm, the interplay of tweaked, Oriental-sounding guitars, and the frenzied climaxes call to mind bellydancing music and hard rock.”
    —Nextbook.org

    Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s J-on-Demand program for 21-35 year olds
    Community Partner: Shemspeed

    If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 11, 2009

    Miri Ben-Ari, WJMF closing, Washington, DC, 11 Jun 2009

    The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

    Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Violinist
    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    June 11, 8:00 pm
    Followed by a Closing Night Party

    Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy award-winning violinist from Israel, has created her own unique sound by a revolutionary fusion of classical style with jazz, R&B and hip hop. She has been recognized as a musical pioneer. This classically trained musician has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson and John Legend among others.

    She studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern and has earned the honor from New York's Apollo Theater as an “Apollo Legend.” She is known as “The Hip Hop Violinist,” the title of her latest album on Universal Records.

    Miri Ben-Ari was honored as one of Jewish Women International's "Women To Watch" in 2007. She received the 2008 Israel Film Festival Visionary Award, and she is the first Israeli to receive the Martin Luther King Award from Israeli President, Shimon Peres.

    Miri Ben-Ari is the CEO and co-founder of Gedenk ("Remember"), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness among young people about the Holocaust.

    “Miri’s playing is wonderful, beautiful, exquisite, unpredictable, original and spontaneous.”
    —Wynton Marsalis

    “Miri Ben-Ari is to hip-hop now what Miles Davis was to Jazz back in the day! She’s re-inventing a whole new hip-hop sound!”
    —Kanye West

    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, The Hip-Hop Theater Festival in Washington, DC July 6 -11, 2009 and Liberated Muse Productions, presenters of the 2009 Capital Hip-Hop Soul Fest on July 25, 2009
    If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

    Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
    Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

    For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

    June 14, 2009

    The "Shekhter-Tekhter" & Binymen, Rockville, MD, 14 Jun 2009

    THE "SHEKHTER-TEKHTER" ("The Schaechter Daughters") AND BINYUMEN
    with their show: "Our Zeydas and Bubbas as Children"
    a revue about kids, young and older, and their relationships with each other, with their parents, and with the world around them.

    The songs are all in Yiddish.
    **Translations are provided.**

    BINYUMEN SCHAECHTER and the "Shekhter-tekhter" REYNA SCHAECHTER (age 13) and TEMMA-LEEBA SCHAECHTER (age 9)

    Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 7:00 P.M.
    Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
    6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland,
    performing the full hour-long show for the
    2009 Caf Kasrilevke Annual Yiddish Gala
    contact: Kandy Hutman, 301-348-3864

    The Shekhter-Tekhter on You-Tube: www.youtube.com/user/ShekhterTekhter

    June 17, 2009

    Beyond the Pale, Princeton, NJ, 17 June 2009

    Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

    Wed, June 17, 8pm
    Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
    102 Witherspoon Street
    Princeton, NJ

    Visit the Arts Council's website for ticketing information or call 609-924-8777.
    EXTENDED BODY:
    Critically-acclaimed and award-winning, Toronto’s Beyond the Pale is one of the most exciting ensembles in the Canadian folk, roots, and world music scenes. Their explosive acoustic sound is inspired by a wide range of cross-cultural influences, from European folk styles (Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, Romanian) to contemporary and North American styles (bluegrass, jazz, reggae, funk, and more). They are known for their instrumental virtuosity, infectious energy, and unique repertoire featuring both original compositions and inventive arrangements of traditional material. With spectacularly dynamic and exuberant live performances, Beyond the Pale’s unique genre-defying sound has delighted audiences of all kinds at major music festivals, concert theatres, and clubs across Canada and the US.

    Beyond the Pale's most recent CD release "Consensus", an exciting and wideranging live set of all-new material, has met wide critical acclaim and received honours from the 2005 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 2005 Toronto Independent Music Awards, and Ontario Council of Folk Festivals 2005 songwriting Competition. Their debut CD "Routes" also received rave reviews from across the globe and was nominated "Best World Music Album" at the 2002 Canadian Independent Music Awards. Their recordings are heard regularly on folk and world music radio across North America and they have been featured in a number of national live concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. The group is now beginning work on their third CD, to be released fall 2006.

    Beyond the Pale features Eric Stein (mandolin), Martin van de Ven (clarinet), Milos Popovic (accordion), Bogdan Djukic (violin, percussion), Aleksandar Gajic (violin), and Bret Higgins (bass). They are frequently joined by reedman Alex Kontorovich and guest vocalists Josh "SoCalled" Dolgin, Dave Wall, and others

    June 25, 2009

    DeLeon w/Bedouin Soundclash, Hoboken, NJ, 25 Jun, 2009

    June 26, 2009

    DeLeon w/Bedouin Soundclash, West Chester, PA, 26 Jun, 2009

    June 27, 2009

    DeLeon w/Bedouin Soundclash, Washington, DC, 27 Jun, 2009

    August 7, 2009

    Sam Glaser Shabbaton, Flemington, NJ, 7 Aug 2009

    A SHABBATON WITH SAM GLASER ~ JEWISH MUSIC, JEWISH MEMORY

    Sam GlaserFriday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8, 2009
    Flemington Jewish Community Center
    5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

    Friday, August 7th , starting at 7:30 PM
    Enter into Shabbat with a joyous Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening service, followed by a festive Shabbat dinner, with study and singing.

    Saturday, August 8th, starting at 9:15 AM
    Stay connected with your Shabbat Soul with Shabbat services. Sam Glaser will present the Dvar Torah after the Torah service. Services will be followed by a Kiddush luncheon, followed by study and some more singing!

    Shabbat Afternoon, starting at 6:00
    Children's programming- Sam will teach some songs to the children who will later participate in the Saturday Night concert after Havdalah.
    At 7:00, Sam will again lead a study and discussion group on "Attitude of Gratitude"- the theme of his most recent CD of the Psalms of Hallel.

    Satruday evening, starting at 7:30
    Mincha service, followed by Seudat Sh'lishit, the Third Meal of Shabbat, followed by study and EVEN MORE SINGING! Then we will have the Shabbat evening service and Havdalah.

    Motzei Shabbat, approximately 9:00:
    A SAM GLASER CONCERT- WITH PARTICIPATION OF FRIENDS AND KIDS!
    Special Guest: Adrianne Greenbaum of KlezmerFlute - Nationally and internationally known klezmer musician and teacher.

    All this for a requested donation of $18 per person, $36 per family. All proceeds go to support the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Dubiecko, Poland- one of the "Lost Jewish communities" of Polish Galicia - through a program of the American Joint Distribution Committee.
    PLEASE MAKE ANY CHECKS OUT TO: FJCC/ RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND: DUBIECKO FUND.

    Call (908) 782-6410 for further information

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    August 8, 2009

    Sam Glaser Shabbaton, Flemington, NJ, 7-8 Aug 2009

    A SHABBATON WITH SAM GLASER ~ JEWISH MUSIC, JEWISH MEMORY

    Sam GlaserFriday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8, 2009
    Flemington Jewish Community Center
    5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

    Friday, August 7th , starting at 7:30 PM
    Enter into Shabbat with a joyous Kabbalat Shabbat and Evening service, followed by a festive Shabbat dinner, with study and singing.

    Saturday, August 8th, starting at 9:15 AM
    Stay connected with your Shabbat Soul with Shabbat services. Sam Glaser will present the Dvar Torah after the Torah service. Services will be followed by a Kiddush luncheon, followed by study and some more singing!

    Shabbat Afternoon, starting at 6:00
    Children's programming- Sam will teach some songs to the children who will later participate in the Saturday Night concert after Havdalah.
    At 7:00, Sam will again lead a study and discussion group on "Attitude of Gratitude"- the theme of his most recent CD of the Psalms of Hallel.

    Satruday evening, starting at 7:30
    Mincha service, followed by Seudat Sh'lishit, the Third Meal of Shabbat, followed by study and EVEN MORE SINGING! Then we will have the Shabbat evening service and Havdalah.

    Motzei Shabbat, approximately 9:00:
    A SAM GLASER CONCERT- WITH PARTICIPATION OF FRIENDS AND KIDS!
    Special Guest: Adrianne Greenbaum of KlezmerFlute - Nationally and internationally known klezmer musician and teacher.

    All this for a requested donation of $18 per person, $36 per family. All proceeds go to support the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Dubiecko, Poland- one of the "Lost Jewish communities" of Polish Galicia - through a program of the American Joint Distribution Committee.
    PLEASE MAKE ANY CHECKS OUT TO: FJCC/ RABBI'S DISCRETIONARY FUND: DUBIECKO FUND.

    Call (908) 782-6410 for further information

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    August 18, 2009

    Shemspeed SummerFest, Teaneck, NJ, 18 Aug 2009

    shemspeed summer fest posterAugust 18th

    CAN!!CAN, Electro Morocco, Describe, Y-Love, Diwon, Darshan, Eprhyme & guests …
    at Mexicali Blues Live
    1409 Queen Anne Road, Teaneack, NJ
    www.mexicalilive.com
    6pm doors | 8pm show
    TICKET LINK - www.ticketweb.com

    September 10, 2009

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Philadelphia, PA, 10 Sep 2009

    Painted BirdDaniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

    9/10/09 - Tritone, Philladelphia

    Daniel Kahn - vocal, accordion, plucked things
    Michael Tuttle - bass
    Michael WInograd - clarinet
    Daniel Blacksberg - trombone
    Hampus Melin - drum

    w/special guests wherever we go!

    September 12, 2009

    Afro-Semitic Experience Selichot Concert, Tenafly, NJ, 12 Sep 2009

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    September 12, 7:00-8:15 Temple Sinai, Selichot Concert, One Engle Street, Tenafly NJ, for more info please call 201-568-3075

    September 13, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, S. Brunswick, NJ, 13 Sep 2009

    September 14, 2009

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Burlington, VT, 14 Sep 2009

    Painted BirdDaniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

    9/14/09 - North End Studios, Burlington, VT

    Daniel Kahn - vocal, accordion, plucked things
    Michael Tuttle - bass
    Michael WInograd - clarinet
    Daniel Blacksberg - trombone
    Hampus Melin - drum

    w/special guests wherever we go!

    October 2, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Morristown, NJ, 2 Oct 2009

    October 5, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Margate, NJ, 5 Oct 2009

    October 7, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Clifton, NJ, 7 Oct 2009

    October 18, 2009

    Melech b'n Arieh, 18 Oct 2009

    Melech b'n Arieh Concert
    October 18th at 2pm
    Congregations at Shaare Shamayim
    9768 Verree road
    Philadelphia, PA., 19115
    $18 per adult / $10 per child/student
    For reservations call 215-677-1600

    October 21, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Clifton, NJ, 21 Oct 2009

    November 5, 2009

    The Apollo Ensemble/ Pro Musica Hebraica, The Kennedy Center, DC, November 5, 2009

    Apollo EnsCharles and Robyn Krauthammer proudly present:

    An Evening of Baroque Jewish music at the Kennedy Center

    Apollo Ensemble
    An evening of Baroque Jewish music:
    The Apollo Ensemble presented by Pro Musica Hebraica
    Making its U.S. debut, Amsterdam's Apollo Ensemble performs a concert of Baroque Jewish musical treasures, one night only, at the Kennedy Center. A highlight is the American premiere of Dio, Clemenza e Rigore, an anonymously composed oratorio for an eighteenth-century Italian Jewish holiday synagogue service. Don't miss this rarely performed work. This concert is presented by Pro Musica Hebraica, devoted to presenting Jewish classical music, much of it believed lost, forgotten, or rarely performed, in a concert hall setting.

    Apollo Ensemble

    Thu., Nov. 5 at 7:30 | Kennedy Center Terrace Theater | Seats $38
    more info Buy Now

    Program:

    CACERES - Le-el elim, Cantata for two voices and basso continuo (1738)

    MARCELLO - Salmo 15/Ma'oz Tzur (1724-1727)

    For alto, violincello, bassoon, harpsichord, and baritone

    De ROSSI - Trio sonatas for two violins and basso continuo (ca. 1620)

    UNKNOWN - Dio, Clemenza e Rigore, Hoshana Rabbah in Casale Monferrato (1733)
    (U.S. Premiere)

    Tickets also available at the Box Office or charge by phone
    (202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 | TTY (202) 416-8524 | Groups (202) 416-8400

    November 15, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Cherry Hill, NJ, 15 Nov 2009

    November 21, 2009

    The Jewish Folk Arts Festival Concert honoring Sue Roemer, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C., November 21, 2009

    The Jewish Folk Arts festival Concert honoring Sue Roemer will take place on Saturday night, November 21, at Tifereth Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C.. The evening will feature the Fabrangen Fiddlers, women cantors including Debbie Katchko and Natasha Hirschhorn. Sue Roemer, a Yiddish folk singer and cantor, is being honored for her 40 years of service to the Jewish people. A member of the Fabrangen Fiddlers, she is no longer able to perform due to illness. The recording first issued by the band in 1977 will be re-issued as a CD at the concert. On the album Sue sings Zol Zayn by Gebirtig and other folk and liturgical selections. Tickets are $25 for the general public. Go to www.am-kolel.org for more information.

    December 10, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Rockaway, NJ, 10 Dec 2009

    December 13, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Rockville, MD, 13 Dec 2009

    December 18, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Washington township, NJ, 18 Dec 2009

    December 20, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, Springfield, NJ, 20 Dec 2009

    December 25, 2009

    Mama Doni Band, West Orange, NJ, 25 Dec 2009

    December 26, 2009

    Alexandria Kleztet in Holiday Vaudeville, Washington, DC, 26 Dec 2009

    Alexandria KleztetHoliday Vaudeville
    Millennium Stage
    Sunday, December 26, 2009
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage

    Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring modern-Klezmer quartet—the Alexandria Kleztet, and magician Mark Mitton.

    December 27, 2009

    Alexandria Kleztet in Holiday Vaudeville, Washington, DC, 27 Dec 2009

    Alexandria KleztetHoliday Vaudeville
    Millennium Stage
    Sunday, December 27, 2009
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage

    Holiday Vaudeville: Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring modern-Klezmer quartet—the Alexandria Kleztet, and magician Mark Mitton.

    January 1, 2010

    Jordan and the Curmudgeons, 1 Jan 2011

    Jordan and the Curmudgeons in a return engagement at:

    Smokey Joe's Kosher Tex-Mex and BBQ
    494 Cedar Lane
    Teaneck NJ
    $5.00 cover
    Sets are at 7:30 and 9:15 PM.

    Jordan and the Curmudgeons play a mix of Early Jazz and Old Time music, with a little Cowboy music thrown in to go with the BBQ Ribs!

    Come out and enjoy great live music in a great restaurant! Start off the new year swinging!

    January 8, 2010

    Habanot Nechama, Philadelphia, PA, 8 Jan 2010

    Habanot NechamaHabanot Nechama

    Jan 8 2010, 7:00P
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    February 3, 2010

    Relief Benefit Concert for Haiti, Baltimore, MD, 3 Feb 2010

    photoA Relief Benefit Concert for Haiti
    A Baltimore/Jewish response - proceeds to American Jewish World Service

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
    Congregation Beit Tikvah (First Christian Church)
    5802 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD

    In an evening of music and storytelling, performing artists will donate their time to help the people of Haiti at this time of cataclysmic need.

    The performance will feature SONiA & disappear fear, The Alexandria Kleztet with Seth Kibel, Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Michael Raitzyk Trio, Howard Markman, Elizabeth Ellis, Mama's Black Sheep and others.

    An $18 donation is requested, any and all donations are appreciated. All contributions will be sent to the American Jewish World Service (AJWS).

    Doors are 7PM & Showtime is 8PM.

    All ages and all religions and all sizes and all colors are welcome.

    For more details and info:
    410.464.9402 www.beittikvah.org

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    February 13, 2010

    Melech B'n Arieh, Doylestown, PA, 13 Feb 2010

    Melech B'n Arieh LIVE in Concert at the General Wayne Inn
    in Doylestown, PA.
    Fund Raiser for the Conservatory in Doylestown.
    On the 13th of February @ 7pm.
    TiX at the door $68.
    For more info on the tour schedule and bookings, call Alla
    Sherman @ 267-364-5189.

    www.communityconservatory.org

    February 20, 2010

    W. Philadelphia Klezmer Orchestra, Philadelphia, PA, 20 Feb 2010

    West Philadelphia Klezmer Orchestra Havdalah & Melaveh
    Malkah Concert
    Saturday, February 20, 2010
    7:30pm
    $10.00 at the door
    BZBI 300 S. 18th Street Philadelphia
    www.bzbi.org
    215-735-5148

    With a diverse and accomplished lineup of Philly musicians, West Philadelphia Orchestra is an unusual and exciting ensemble in today's musical world. They began playing music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and the klezmer traditions in late 2006, and have continued expanding and refining their sound and repertoire ever since. The band now plays original material that explores and experiments with traditional sounds, which can be heard on their 2008 release 'WPO.' As much a community as a band, WPO's performances are celebratory events. With their pounding drums and shimmering brass sounds, they inspire audiences to hold hands, dance, and sing along. Joined by trumpeter and vocalist Susan Watts, the West Philadelphia (Klezmer) Orchestra - a 6 piece ensemble with clarinetist Larry Goldfinger, trombonist Dan Blacksberg, pianist Adrian Banner, sousaphonist Jim Parker, and Gregg Mervine on drums - will play klezmer and Yiddish songs.

    February 27, 2010

    Mama Doni Band, Closter, NJ, 27 Feb 2010

    February 28, 2010

    Mama Doni Band, Washington township, NJ, 28 Feb 2010

    March 4, 2010

    Mama Doni Band, Melrose Park, PA, 4 Mar 2010

    March 21, 2010

    Mama Doni Band, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 21 Mar 2010

    April 18, 2010

    Michael Winograd Trio, Philadelphia, PA, 17 Apr 2010

    Michael Winograd TrioMichael Winograd Klezmer Trio "Big Fancy Tour" in April

    Apr 18, 7:30pm
    Cavalry Church
    Philadelphia, PA

    Clarinetist Michael Winograd
    Accordionist Patrick Farrell
    Bassist/singer Benjy Fox-Rosen

    This Brooklyn trio features three of the busiest musicians playing Klezmer music in New York today. Blending traditional Yiddish songs, and new Klezmer compositions with chamber-like improvisations and spontaneous arrangements, this ensemble creates a new program for each individual audience.

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    April 28, 2010

    Klezmerfest, Tenafly, NJ, 28 Apr 2010

    cd coverThe Klezmer band Klezmerfest will be doing a special 11:15 AM concert w/ Special Guest Yiddish vocalist Michael Alpert this Wed. 4/28 at The Kaplan JCC on the Palisades 411 East Clinton Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670 201.569.7900. We're performing our patented 'peak under the hood' of what makes a real Klezmer band tick and songs from our new CD 'Life Of The Party'. Just try and keep your feet still!

    May 6, 2010

    Klezmatics, Bethesda, MD, 6 May 2010

    band photoThe Klezmatics

    May 6, 2010
    Strathmore Music Center, Gazebo
    Bethesda, MD
    (301) 581-5100
    www.strathmore.org

    June 15, 2010

    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 20, 2010

    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.

    THIS CONCERT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
    For more information, call 215.686.5316 or 215.686.5309.
    freelibrary.org

    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.

    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

    July 7, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

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    July 8, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    July 9, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    July 10, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    July 11, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    July 12, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    July 13, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    July 14, 2010

    KlezKamp Roadshow, Poyntelle, PA, Jul 7-14, 2010

    imageSpend an incredible week July 7 - 14, 2010 as a part of the Klezkamp Roadshow at the Block and Hexter Vacation Center in Northeastern, PA. The famous KlezKamp program of Yiddish music, dance, arts and language returns to BHVC for a week of lectures, participation, and performances.

    Associated Camps, Inc., Block and Hexter Vacation Center
    1-800-400-1924 / fax: 973-276-3188
    Poyntelle, PA
    www.bhvc.org

    August 6, 2010

    Lox & Vodka, Springfield, VA, 6 Aug 2010

    Lox & Vodka Friday, August 6 at 7:30 Don’t fret the sweat!!! Come join Lox & Vodka for an uplifting concert filled with familiar and original music for the entire family. Sing, dance and be merry to the sounds of Klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, Shabbat and other spirit filled music. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 Outdoors, weather permitting - and free! (bring water) Come see old friends and new.

    October 17, 2010

    Galeet Dardashti CD release, "The Naming", Philadelphia, PA, 17 Oct 2010

    Dardashti in concertGALEET DARDASHTI's 'the Naming' CD release tour
    Oct 17, 2010
    The Rotunda
    4014 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA

    Doors Open: 6:00 pm, Show: 6:30 pm
    Suggested donation: $18 to $54 (More if you can, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.). Ph: 215.266.1218

    More: www.rockpaperscissors.biz/index.cfm/fuseaction/current.tour/project_id/416.cfm

    October 22, 2010

    Guy Mendilow Band, Bethlehem, PA, 22 Oct 2010

    Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band
    October 22nd, 8:00pm
    Godfrey Daniels
    7 East 4th St.
    Bethlehem, PA

    www.godfreydaniels.org

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    October 23, 2010

    Guy Mendilow Band, University Park, PA, 23 Oct 2010

    Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

    October 23rd, 7:30pm
    Acoustic Brew Concerts
    WPSU Studios
    120 Outreach Building, University Park, PA

    www.acousticbrew.org/yr/10f

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    October 24, 2010

    Guy Mendilow Band, Pittsburgh, PA, 24 Oct 2010

    Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

    October 24th,
    8:00pm Songs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

    Thunderbird Cafe
    4023 Butler St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    Buy tickets
    thunderbirdcafe.net

    November 18, 2010

    "War and Exile: The Music of Berman, Branfels and Ben-Haim," Washington, DC, 18 Nov 2010

    Pro Musica Hebraica presents:
    "War and Exile: The Music of Berman, Braunfels and Ben-Haim"
    performed by
    The ARC Ensemble (Canada) with Special Guest Robert Pomakov

    Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:30pm
    The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

    Featuring a free, pre-concert lecture event:
    James Loeffler, Pro Musica Hebraica Research Director and author of The Most Musical Nation, in conversation with Simon Wynberg, Artistic Director of the ARC Ensemble. This event begins at 6pm.
    Click here for more details.

    November 27, 2010

    Jordan and the Curmudgeons, Teaneck, NJ, 27 Nov 2010

    Just want to let you know about a last minute gig. This Saturday Night, November 27th, I will be performing at Smokey Joe's Tex Mex and BBQ (Kosher), 494 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ with my new band, Jordan and the Curmudgeons. We will be playing Early Jazz and Old Time music. My brother David will be there as well, swinging the band on Tuba and Bass, and will also feature Bob Mastro on Fiddle oad other to be named guest artists. There is a $5.00 cover and sets start at 7:30.

    I look forward to seeing you there!
    Jordan Hirsch

    December 2, 2010

    Low and Vodka, Washington DC, 2 December 2010

    Come join Lox & Vodka for our annual Chanukah celebration
    US Botanic Gardens, Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm
    100 Maryland Ave, SW, next to the US Capital.
    Plan to sing, dance and be entertained!!! Free and open to the public.
    www.loxvodka.com

    December 3, 2010

    Lox & Vodka, Rockville, MD, 3 December 2010

    Friday, December 3rd, Lox & Vodka will be performing a Chanuakh concert for Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, MD.
    www.loxvodka.com

    December 4, 2010

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Maryland, 4 December 2010

    band photoMetropolitan KlezmerSaturday, December 4
    Metropolitan Klezmer plays NightCat Club, Maryland's Eastern Shore
    5 Goldsborough St
    Easton MD

    We'll play two sets at NightCat -- our debut here, and it's Hanukah! Metropolitan Klezmer quintet for this stop on our Midlantic tour.
    5pm and 8pm shows.

    NightCat is a very cool 60-seat club on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Please spread the word (and reservations are a good idea!) this is a wonderful place to hear music.
    http://nightcatmusic.com/
    410-690-4544

    Ismail Butera: accordion
    Pam Fleming: trumpet & flugelhorn
    Dave Hofstra: upright bass & tuba
    Debra Kreisberg: clarinet & alto sax
    Eve Sicular: drums | leader

    December 5, 2010

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Germantown, MD, 5 Dec 2010

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

    Sunday, December 5
    Metropolitan Klezmer
    BlackRock Center for the Arts
    3PM concert
    12901 Town Commons Drive
    Germantown, MD 20874-9120
    (301) 528-2260
    blackrockcenter.org

    "Makht a Tsimes!" Baltimore, MD, 5 Dec 2010

    Folksbiene logoSunday, December 5, 2010, 3pm
    Folksbiene Troupe
    Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    Baltimore, MD

    Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre at the JCC of Greater Baltimore

    Folksbiene New York National Yiddish Theatre, the longest running professional theatre in America, brings their troupe to the Weinberg Park heights JCC Straus Auditorium for a new performance of "Makht a Tsimes!" (Make a Fuss!), a Yiddish Production with English and Russian Subtitles.

    Tickets are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis.
    For more info and tickets: www.mpt.org/mpt?q=node/11094

    Clare Burson, Philadelphia, PA, 5 Dec 2010

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    Dec 5, 2010
    M Room
    Philadelphia, PA

    December 7, 2010

    Lox & Vodka, Columbia, MD, 7 December 2010

    Tuesday, December 7, we'll be at the Bain Center in Columbia, MD in the early afternoon.
    www.loxvodka.com

    December 8, 2010

    Clare Burson, Pittsburgh, PA, 8 Dec 2010

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    Dec 8, 2010
    Thunderbird Café
    Pittsburgh, PA

    December 15, 2010

    Clare Burson, Birmingham, AL, 15 Dec 2010

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    Dec 15, 2010
    Bottletree
    Birmingham, AL

    December 31, 2010

    Mike Cohen's Global Road Ensemble, Morristown, NJ, 31 Dec 2010

    December 31, Mike Cohen’s Global Road Ensemble with Allen Watsky, David Chevan, and Rich Huntley, First Night Morris County, Church of the Redeemer Parish House, 36 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey, Two sets 9:45 and 10:45

    January 8, 2011

    Jordan Hirsch Klezmer Ensemble, Teaneck, NJ, 8 Jan 2011

    Jordan Hirsch Klezmer Ensemble at:

    January 8, 2011
    Smokey Joe's Kosher Tex-Mex and BBQ
    494 Cedar Lane
    Teaneck NJ
    $5.00 cover
    Sets are at 7:30 and 9:15 PM.

    This group will feature me on Cornet, Zev Zions on Accordion, and David Hirsch on Bass and Tuba, space permitting, plus additional guest artists. We will be playing old and new Klezmer tunes in an intimate, chamber music style, while you guys get to eat…. Barbecue! (Try the Chili, BTW, it's really good!) Nothing says intimate Chamber Music like Barbecued Ribs!

    January 14, 2011

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service, Livingston, NJ, 14 Jan 2011

    Friday, January 14, 7:30, MLK service Temple B'nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Road, Livingston, New Jersey

    January 15, 2011

    Bnai Jazz, Tenafly, NJ, 15 January 2011

    Classic Jazz and Schnitzel. Bnai Jazz returns to Hamsa Restaurant Saturday night January 15 at 7:30 PM. The Band merges classic jazz with the beautiful prose found in our siddur. "Adon Olam" will never be the same again. Best Hummus in town!
    7 West Railroad Avenue, Tenafly, NJ.
    Cover: $5
    More info: http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/westhillstrio

    January 18, 2011

    Alexandria Kleztet, Baltimore, MD, 18 Jan 2011

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    Tuesday, January 18, 7:00pm
    Peabody Institute
    Cohen Davison Theater
    1 East Mt Vernon Place
    Baltimore, MD

    Free concert -- no ticket required!

    January 29, 2011

    Jordan Hirsch & the Curmudgeons, Teaneck, NJ, 29 Jan 2011

    Jordan & the Curmudgeons at:

    January 29, 2011
    Smokey Joe's Kosher Tex-Mex and BBQ
    494 Cedar Lane
    Teaneck NJ
    $5.00 cover
    Sets are at 7:30 and 9:15 PM.

    We will be playing Early Jazz and Old Time music. My brother David will be there as well, swinging the band on Tuba and Bass, and will also feature Bob Mastro on Fiddle and other to be named guest artists. There is a $5.00 cover and sets start at 7:30.

    February 10, 2011

    Pro Musica Hebraica - Glanville, Knapp, Washington, DC, 10 Feb 2011

    Tickets are on sale now for the American premiere of an extraordinary song cycle:

    “A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

    Don't miss out on the chance to hear acclaimed musicians Mark Glanville (bass-baritone) and Alexander Knapp (piano) present what music critic Raymond Fischer called “a performance to remember for a lifetime.”

    Join us as well for a free pre-concert lecture by Pro Musica Hebraica scholar James Loeffler:

    “Not your grandfather's Yiddish: the sublime art of the Yiddish song.”
    (6:00 PM, North Atrium Foyer - Roof Terrace Level)

    In his talk, Dr. Loeffler will explain the enigmatic origins and distinctive artistry of Yiddish folk songs. Using examples from the evening concert’s repertoire, he’ll answer such questions as whether all Yiddish songs are actually in minor key and why the great Russian composers all used Jewish melodies in their works.

    Click here to purchase tickets for the concert
    Or charge by phone: (202) 467-4600

    February 18, 2011

    Klezwoods, Harrisburg, PA, 18 Feb 2011

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    February East Coast Tour!
    02/18/11, 9pm
    Stage on Herr
    268 Herr St.
    Harrisburg, PA
    Venue phone: (717) 412-4342. Buy tickets

    February 19, 2011

    Klezwoods, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19 Feb 2011

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    February East Coast Tour!
    02/19/11, 10pm
    Dogfish Head Brewery
    320 Rehoboth Ave.
    Rehoboth Beach, DE

    April 3, 2011

    Craig Taubman, Edison, NJ, 3 Apr 2011

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    The Susy Schwartz Memorial Concert
    Sunday, April 3, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Congregation Neve Shalom
    250 Grove Avenue
    Edison, NJ
    www.neveshalom.net

    May 6, 2011

    Yale Strom, Washington, DC, 6 May 2011

    May 6th, 6-8pm: Director Yale Strom presents a screening of L'CHAYIM COMRADE STALIN! at the Asia Society in Wash. D.C. More info. at 202-414-2800

    May 20, 2011

    David Krakauer, Pittsburgh, PA, 20 May, 2012

    David Krakauer
    Temple Emanuel of South Hills
    1250 Bower Hill Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    Sunday, May 20th at 7:30PM

    Ticket Details
    $20 General, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
    Purchase tickets

    David Krakauer performs "AYRE" on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival with Lara Bruckmann, soprano; members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Mollov, accordion; Oren Fader, guitar; Laura Gilbert, flute; Aron Zelkowicz, cello; Nuiko Wadden, harp; and David Stock, conductor.

    May 21, 2011

    David Krakauer, Pittsburgh, PA, 21 May, 2012

    David Krakauer
    Monday, May 21, 7:30pm
    Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
    4905 5th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
    Purchase tickets

    David Krakauer performs "AYRE" on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival with Lara Bruckmann, soprano; members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Mollov, accordion; Oren Fader, guitar; Laura Gilbert, flute; Aron Zelkowicz, cello; Nuiko Wadden, harp; and David Stock, conductor.

    May 25, 2011

    The Goodniks Klezmer Band, Washington, DC, 25 May 2011

    Come to the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives (through the Special Events Entrance) for some Klezmer music provided by Aaron, Nat, Leslie, and Matt!

    We'll be playing before and after a discussion between Jewish cookbook author extraordinaire Joan Nathan and famed chef Spike Mendelssohn, famed for his Top Chef appearances, and for the one and only Good Stuff Eatery.

    The event is free, and the music begins at 6:30 PM before the 7 PM discussion.

    The Goodniks are:
    Aaron Blacksberg-Accordion
    Matt Hotez-Trombone
    Leslie Root-Bass
    Nat Seelen-Clarinet

    September 11, 2011

    Klezcentricity, Takoma Park, MD, 11 Sep, 2011

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    Sunday, September 11, 2011, 2PM to 3PM on the World Stage at the Takoma Park Folk Festival
    Takoma Park Middle School
    7611 Piney Branch Rd.
    Takoma Park, MD 20912

    This year we'll debut a set of new arrangements of traditional and recently composed klezmer music.
    We always love playing the TPFF; always a good time with lots of great music, crafts, arts and idead. We look forward to seeing you there.

    For more information (directions, complete program, etc) on the festival: www.tpff.org

    September 18, 2011

    Jewish Party in the Park, Baltimore, MD, 18 Sep, 2011

    Divon and Y-LoveJewish Party in the Park: celebrating Jewish life in Baltimore City
    Sep 18, 11am-3pm
    Druid Hill Park (by conservatory).
    FREE

    Bring your blankets and food and enjoy a picnic with live music featuring Y-Love and Diwon. Other activities will include games, Kayam Farms market stand, children’s activities and learn a more about Jewish city life.

    More info: www.jhsm.org/event/jewish-party-park-celebrating-jewish-life-baltimore-city

    November 19, 2011

    The Jewish Women of Rebetika, Glen Echo, MD, 19 November 2011

    Saturday, November 19th 8pm

    The JEWISH WOMEN of REBETIKA

    Glen Echo Town Hall
    6106 Harvard Avenue
    Glen Echo, Maryland

    Songs and Life Stories of Legendary Greek Singers Roza Eskenazi, Amalia Baka, Stella Haskil, and Victoria Hazan

    Featuring:

    Carol Freeman - Vocals
    Beth Bahia Cohen - Violin
    Haig Manoukian - Oud

    Sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington

    Tickets: Free for FSGW members, all others $25
    www.fsgw.org, 301-717-4641
    Reservations strongly recommended

    NOTE: There will be a participatory workshop the following afternoon, on Sunday, November 20th. More details will be posted when available.

    The JEWISH WOMEN of REBETIKA

    Within the provocative world of the early twentieth century urban Greek Café Amans, where flamboyant characters sang about desperate love, life and death, and the seedy side of life, there were a surprising number of celebrated Greek Jewish female vocalists. Included among them were Roza Eskenazi, one of the most renowned Greek singers of all time, and Stella Haskil, who sang together with legendary performers such as Vasilis Tsitsanis. On this side of the Atlantic, Jewish women, notably Amalia Baka and Victoria Hazan, found center stage in the immigrant Greek nightclubs and community celebrations of major urban centers, as well as within the American ethnic recording industry.

    All four women were held in high esteem for their extraordinary singing of a beautiful and complex repertoire, both during their lifetimes and again in recent years. Their music, making use of Eastern scales and asymmetrical rhythms, lush with intricate embellishment, and profound in its emotional content and depth, found its way into the hears of several generations of devoted listeners.

    Although widely embraced for their musical contributions to urban Greek cafe music and Rebetika, their histories as Jewish women are not widely known. Using live performance and excepts from personal and family interviews, acclaimed vocalist Carol Freeman, together with virtuoso instrumentalists Haig Manoukian (oud) and Beth Bahia Cohen (violin), pay tribute to these Greek Jewish singers with a fascinating look into the songs and lives of these extraordinary women.

    November 20, 2011

    From Holocaust to Life, Rockville, MD, 20 November 2011

    Yiddish of Greater Washington’s Café Kasrilevke presents:

    Fun khurbn tsum lebn – muzik fun Dovid Botwinik
    From Holocaust to Life – Music by David Botwinik

    Lisa Willson, soprano
    and
    Dina Malka Botwinik, voice

    Accompanied at the piano by Vladimir Ivanov and Alexander Botwinik

    featuring
    Songs by Vilna-born Montreal Composer David Botwinik and Old Yiddish Favorites

    Sunday, November 20, 2011, 7:00 PM
    Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
    6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

    Admission $5 members/$8 non-members

    November 30, 2011

    Richard Lenatsky, Haverford, PA, 30 November 2011

    November 30, 7:30 pm, in Chase Hall at Haverford College, there will be a Yiddish concert featuring the tenor Richard Lenatsky. Richard will be singing Yiddish classics as well as some American classics translated into Yiddish.
    Admission is free.

    December 15, 2011

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, 15 December 2011

    Join Lox & Vodka at the US Botanic Gardens in our annual Holiday Concert.
    Thursday, December 15 - 6:00-8:00pm

    100 Maryland Ave, SW - just in front of the US Capitol
    Free and open to the public.
    Each year the audience of adults and kids, Jews and non-Jews sings and dances while enjoying the beauty of the Gardens!

    www.usbg.gov

    December 17, 2011

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Germantown, MD, 17 Dec, 2011

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

    Saturday, December 17, 7:30PM, two sets
    BlackRock Center for the Arts
    12901 Town Commons Drive
    Germantown, Maryland 20874

    Back by popular demand! Metropolitan Klezmer concert at lovely BlackRock Center, in Maryland outside Washington, DC.

    Advance ticket purchase suggested, last year's show was a full house!
    Tel: 301.528.2260
    blackrockcenter.org

    December 18, 2011

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Annapolis, MD, 18 Dec, 2011

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

    Sunday, December 18: midday!
    Metropolitan Klezmer
    Rams Head Onstage
    33 West Street, Annapolis MD

    Metropolitan Klezmer debut at the renowned Rams Head Tavern concert stage. Noon start (brunch menu available).

    Tickets:
    410.268.4545
    ramsheadonstage.com

    January 12, 2012

    Veretski Pass Dance Party, Berkeley, CA, 12 Jan 2012

    Veretski PassVeretski Pass is joined by the perky Benjy Fox Rosen Trio, (Michael Winograd, Pat Farrell and Benjy), for a dance party extraordinaire at:

    Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center,
    1317 San Pablo Ave
    Berkeley, California 94702

    HURSDAY NIGHT, Jan 12, 2012
    Doors at 7:00 pm
    Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm with Dave Rosenfeld
    Show at 8:30 pm, $10

    Come sweat it to 2 generations of great dance players!

    January 21, 2012

    Mark Kramer Trio, Cherry Hill, NJ, 21 Jan 2012

    One Night Only, a Lively New "Tradition!" "Jazz Fiddler on the Roof" with the Mark Kramer Trio at Temple Emanuel,
    Cherry Hill, NJ

    Groove with acclaimed Philadelphia pianist Mark Kramer, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer John Mosemann on Saturday, January 21 at 7 pm performing their renowned and silky interpretations of "Fiddler on the Roof," the hit Broadway and film classic celebrating its 40th year! Songwriter, Hall of Fame and Tony award-winning composer Jerry Bock considers this "the very best jazz treatment of [my] score I've ever heard." Twenty dollar advance registration includes lush hors d'oeuvres and dessert. BYOB. No walk-in tickets.

    To RSVP and for more information, call Roberta at 856.489.0029 x 68

    January 26, 2012

    Michael Winograd Trio, Washington, DC, 26 Jan 2012

    Michael Winograd TrioThe Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio

    Thursday, January 26, 2012
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
    Tickets and Information: 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600

    February 9, 2012

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Scottsdale, AZ, 9 Feb, 2012

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Metropolitan Klezmer makes our Southwest debut!
    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
    7380 East 2nd Street
    Scottsdale AZ

    Wonderful theater;
    Two full concert sets from 8pm on.
    Buy tickets here:
    www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event.php?id=756

    March 18, 2012

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Red Bank, NJ, 18 Mar 2012

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer Sunday, March 18 at 4PM: two-set matinee at Count Basie Theatre 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank NJ 07701 More info: www.countbasietheatre.org

    April 2, 2012

    music by David Botwinik, Philadelphia, PA, 2 Apr 2012

    FREE YIDDISH CONCERT ON MONDAY - PHILADELPHIA AREA: From Holocaust to Life: Music by David Botwinik April 2, 5:00PM Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, Haverford College This concert features Yiddish songs by Vilna-born composer David Botwinik, sung by internationally acclaimed singer Lisa Willson DeNolfo, soprano, and The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, and accompanied by Elizabeth Manus.

    April 21, 2012

    DJ Diwon, 21 Apr, 2012

    "ISRAELI NIGHT LIFE": Yom Haatzmaut Celebration

    Join us at "ISRAELI NIGHT LIFE" an Israeli Disco night in PAWS on Saturday, April 21st from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. celebrating the Holiday of Yom Haatzmaut. Featuring music by DJ DIWON, "Diwon blends Yemenite music with electric hip-hop and cinematic psychadelia". There will be FREE henna tattoos, Israeli food, photo booth station, a beading activity and chances to win door prizes!!!! Sign up on our ISRAELI NIGHT LIFE Facebook page and get 3 free door prize tickets. For more information go to www.towsonhillel.org or call 410-704-4671 Can't wait to see you all there for an INCREDIBLE NIGHT OF FUN!!!!!!

    8000 York Road, University Union,
    Center for Student Diversity,
    Towson, MD 21252
    (P) 410.704.4671

    April 26, 2012

    DJ Diwon, Baltimore, MD, 26 Apr, 2012

    APRIL 26th, 8pm
    DIWON LIVE
    GET DOWN
    701 S. Bond St,
    Baltimore, MD

    Experience the excitement of Israel right in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The music will transport you directly to a night out in Tel Aviv with Diwon of Shemspeed. Enjoy drink specials all night — $3.50 Skyy Vodka drinks and $3 Miller Lites.

    Must be 21+
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

    GET YOUR TICKETS : FACEBOOK EVENT

    April 29, 2012

    Bread and Roses strike commemoration, 29 Apr, 2012

    Boston Workmen's Circle is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Bread and Roses Strike

    As We Come Marching
    Sunday, April 29
    4:00-5:30pm
    Boston Teachers Union
    180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

    An all ages interactive concert to celebrate the Bread & Roses centennial and worker and immigrant rights. Join the Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice as we march to the beat of drumming, picket lines and protest songs!

    Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 limited income, children under 18 free of charge.
    For more info: www.circleboston.org/calendar/we-come-marching

    May 6, 2012

    9th Annual Jewish Food Fest, Lancaster, PA, 6 May, 2012

    Temple Beth El, Lancaster PA, will host its 9th Annual Jewish Food Festival
    on Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p. m. The event will feature delicious
    kosher and Israeli foods, tours of the temple, educational displays,
    jewelry, gift items and Judaica. This year, between noon and 4 p.m., guests
    can also experience lively Klezmer music by Lancaster's own Chopped Liver
    River Band
    , along with Jazz standards and Jewish melodies by kenor.

    Laura Wetzler, Cherry Hill, NJ, 6 May, 2012

    Laura Wetzler
    "Hit Makers of Broadway"

    May 6, 1pm
    Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center
    1301 Springdale Road,
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Tel: (856)424-4444

    May 12, 2012

    Diwon and DeScribe, Washington, DC, 12 May, 2012

    Balagan Boogaloo with Diwon and DeScribe

    Saturday, May 12 | 10:00 pm
    Eden
    1716 I Street NW
    Tickets: $10 in advance and before 11:00 pm ($20 after 11:00 pm)

    Party to a unique mix of Israeli hip-hop, bhangra, baile funk, radio remixes, 80s freestyle and a live performance by Australian-born Hasidic hip-hop artist DeScribe. DJ Diwon fuses Yemenite music with electro hip-hop and cinematic psychadelia, drawing inspiration from the Middle Eastern musical canon. DeScribe sings with the passion of a prophet, intertwining spirituality with the street.

    washingtondcjcc.org
    edendc.com

    BUY TICKETS

    May 16, 2012

    Susan Watts, Philadelphia, PA, 16 May 2012

    May 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM
    Susan Watts at the Gershman Y

    Cost: $20 - Performance only ticket
    $35 advance - performance and dinner
    $40 at the door - performance and dinner

    The Gershman Y has combined two iconic Jewish loves, klezmer music and deli cuisine, to make one terrific night of entertainment. Klezmer superstar Susan Watts (who has performed with everyone from Mandy Patinkin to The Klezmatics) and her band The Fabulous Shpielkehs will delight you with toe-tapping and kishka-stirring melodies while you enjoy a spread of delicious sandwiches* from Philadelphia favorite Famous Fourth Street Deli.

    The Gershman Y
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    www.gershmany.org

    May 20, 2012

    Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, Teaneck, NJ, 20 May, 2012

    Hot PstromiSunday, May 20 at 3pm:
    Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi join the Teaneck Community Chorus for "Klezmer Sings and Swings"

    Teaneck High School,
    100 Elizabeth Avenue
    Teaneck, NJ 07666.
    For tickets and/or more information: www.teaneckcommunitychorus.org or 201-836-8623

    June 3, 2012

    Klezmer Jam, Wynnewood, PA, 3 Jun, 2012

    Klezmer Jam!

    Sunday, June 3, 2012, 1:00pm until 3:00pm
    Main Line Reform Temple
    410 Montgomery Ave,
    Wynnewood, PA 19096-1399

    Second in a new series of Philadelphia Klezmer Jams.

    Play some tunes with our house band, perform in the cabaret, or do some dancing!

    Presented by Susan Watts and the Community Klezmer Initiative.
    www.facebook.com/klezmerjam

    November 13, 2012

    Rita, N. Bethesda, MD, 14 Nov 2012

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    Rita

    11/13/2012, Tue
    North Bethesda, MD
    The Music Center @ Strathmore
    5301 Tuckerman Lane
    Doors Open: 7:30 pm, Show: 8:00 pm

    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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    November 18, 2012

    BYDP Dance Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, 18 Nov 2012

    dance partyBig Yiddish Dance Party
    Dance Workshop

    Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, 2-3:30pm
    The Rotunda
    4014 Walnut St.,
    Philadelphia, PA

    Master dance leader Steve Weintraub exploring different styles of Yiddish dance. A great way to get prepped for the big dance party at night.

    We are asking a $5-10 donation for this workshop.

    RSVP and more info on the Facebook event page

    Klezcentricity, Jewish Folk Arts Fest, Rockville, MD, 18 Nov 2012

    KlezcentricityKlezcentricity

    Klezcentricity will once again be among the performers at Jewish Folk Arts Festival this coming Sunday, November 18.
    This year, the JFAF is at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852.

    Klezcentricity, featuring David Julian Gray on clarinet, Wendy Morrison on accordion and Richard Seidel on cello and bass will be playing at 3:15PM in the KLEZMER KAFE.

    For more information visit the JFAF website: www.jewishfolkartsfestival.com

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Lox & Vodka, Jewish Folk Arts Fest, Rockville, MD, 18 Nov 2012

    Lox & Vodka

    Sunday afternoon, November 18th at the Jewish Folk Arts Festival
    We'll be performing new and old songs: klezmer, spirituals, contemporary and more!
    4:05-4:40 in the Klez Cafe.
    B’nai Israel Congregation
    6301 Montrose Road
    Rockville, MD
    Click here for tickets

    November 23, 2012

    Klezwoods, Washington, DC, 23 Nov 2012

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    Nov. 23rd, 6pm
    The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
    Washington D.C

    A special free concert for the public at this legendary performance venue. Show starts at 6 and will be featuring tunes from our newest album.
    Absolutely Free!

    November 29, 2012

    Seth Kibel Trio, Clarksville, MD, 29 Nov 2012

    Seth Kibel Trio

    Thursday, Nov 29, 8:30pm until 10:30pm
    Great Sage
    5809 Clarksville Square Dr.,
    Clarksville, Maryland

    Seth Kibel -- assorted woodwinds
    Michael Raitzyk -- guitar
    Bob Abbott -- bass

    8:30 to 10:30 pm
    No cover, 1/2 price bottles of wine while we play!
    More info on Facebook

    December 1, 2012

    Psoy Korolenko, Philadelphia, PA, 1 Dec 2012

    The cult avant-bard from Moscow known as PSOY KOROLENKO welcomes you to the rock-pop-rap-folk-funk-punk-shmunk cabaret dedicated to
    Klezmer, Russia, US & last not least, SKI
    (cause Winter's here already!;-))

    Sat, Dec 1, 2012, 19:00h
    PII Gallery
    242 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Tel: 215.592.1022
    www.piigallery.com

    Minimum donation is $15
    We'll be serving wine, because wine and Psoy go well together, we know it from the experience
    More on Facebook

    Klezmatics w/Joshua Nelson, Wayne, NJ, 1 Dec 2012

    imagesKlezmatics (with Joshua Nelson)

    December 1, 8:00pm
    William Paterson University
    Shea Center for Performing Arts
    Wayne, NJ

    December 2, 2012

    Afro-Semitic Experience at New Jersey Jewish Music & Culture Fest, 2 Dec 2012

    band photoCome see and hear the Afro-Semitic Experience at New Jersey’s Jewish Music and Culture Festival
    (and also an event to collect good and raise funds for Hurricane Sandy Victims)

    REJOICE & REBUILD: NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
    SUNDAY December 2nd 12pm-6pm
    ADMISSION IS FREE

    At Congregation B’nai Tikvah www.Rejoicefestival.com 1001 Finnegans Lane, North Brunswick, NJ

    Concert schedule
    12:00 PM Ellen Allard and Company
    1:00 Sons of Tikvah
    2:30 The Afro-Semitic Experience
    4:00 Soulfarm


    Super Storm Sandy Victims
    Need Our Help!
    WE ARE COLLECTING at REJOICE

    • Cleaning Supplies: shovels

    • Garbage bags, gloves

    • Heavy duty brooms

    • Bleach, Lysol….

    • Goggles for eye protection

    • Face masks

    • Flashlights

    • Batteries: mostly “D” and “AA”

    • Diapers

    • Blankets – space blanketsalso known as a Mylar blanket,
      first aid blanket, emergency blanket,
      thermal blanket or weather blanket

    • Canned Food

    December 6, 2012

    Pro Musica Hebraica, Washington, DC, 6 December 2012

    PRO MUSICA HEBRAICA presents From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces
    with Cantor Netanel Hershtik,The Hampton Synagogue Choir & The Amernet String Quartet

    A concert honoring a rich tradition of cantorial masterpieces capturing their fundamental duality: joy and despair, longing and redemption, the deeply haunting and the wildly celebratory.

    Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater
    Washington, D.C.

    Purchase online or call (202) 467-4600.
    Tickets are $38 each.

    For more information, visit promusicahebraica.org

    December 7, 2012

    Chanukah Friday night service, Rockville, MD, 7 Dec 2012

    width="161" height="200" alt="Caron Dale">Join Caron Dale, lead singer and founder of Lox & Vodka, at Hevrat Shalom Congregation where she is the Senior Cantorial Soloist. Click for Friday night Shabbat Service schedule.
    The Chanukah Service, lead by Rabbi Arnold Saltzman and Cantor Caron, will be filled with music.
    Friday evening, December 7th
    7:45; Ingleside at King Farm; 701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850

    December 8, 2012

    Klezcentricity, Charm City, Hanukkah Dance Party, Baltimore, MD, 8 Dec 2012

    KlezcentricityKlezcentricity and Charm City Klezmer

    December 8th, 2012, 8pm
    Dance concert at the Creative Alliance
    The Patterson Theatre;
    3134 Eastern Ave.,
    Baltimore MD 21224
    www.creativealliance.org/events/2012/hanukkah-dance-party

    There will be dance instruction; a splendid time is guaranteed for all!.

    Klezmatics, Silver Spring, MD, 8 Dec 2012

    imagesKlezmatics (with Joshua Nelson)

    December 8, 8:30pm
    Montgomery College
    Cultural Arts Center
    Silver Spring, MD

    December 13, 2012

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, 13 Dec 2012

    Lox & Vodka

    Lox & Vodka is thrilled to be returning to the US Botanic Gardens next to the US Capitol for our 7th year, Thursday December 13th!!!
    Come sing, dance and enjoy an uplifting and heartfelt Chanukah celebration.
    6:00 - 8:00
    100 Maryland Ave, SW, Washington, DC

    February 23, 2013

    Purim Party w/Steve Weintraub & Carnegie Shpil Co, Pittsburgh, PA, 23 Feb 2013

    Sat, 23 Feb, 2013, 7:00pm

    Room 119, Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

    Celebrate this Purim with an unforgettable evening of music and dance! Acclaimed Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub has flown in to Pittsburgh to work with the Carnegie Shpil Company (CMU's klezmer band) and handpicked members of the Carpathian ensemble to create a lively celebration of tradition, music, and fun.

    With the help of our coach, Susanne Ortner-Roberts (who will be performing with us!), the band has compiled a repertoire designed to keep you dancing and we couldn't be more excited to share our work with you. Everyone is welcome--bring your friends!

    Directions:
    Margaret Morrison Hall is at the intersection of Tech St and Margaret
    Morrison St. It's the building with columns in a semicircular pattern
    out front.

    The J'Burgh Yiddish Club will be performing a Purim shpil. It will include a bear costume.

    April 6, 2013

    Ken Ulansey & the World Groove Band, 6 Apr, 2013

    Ken Ulansey and the World Groove Band

    Sat, Apr 6, 10:45-noon
    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
    300 South Broad Street,
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

    As part of the PIFA festival, we'll be playing a set of fairly wild, fairly danceable stuff at the Kimmel Center.
    Dave Posmontier on keys
    Dave Cullen on guitar and vocals
    Paul Jost on drums and vocals
    Stan Slotter on trumpet and flute
    Ken Ulansey on saxes and whistles

    Should be some Klezmer, some Latin, and a smattering of Venusian. It'll be much more fun if you're there...

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/483927285006029/

    April 7, 2013

    Yes, We Sang: A Musical Tribute to Jewish Communities that perished in the Holocaust, 7 Apr, 2013

    Yes, We Sang: A Musical Tribute to Jewish Communities that perished in the Holocaust

    Sun, Apr 7, 3pm
    JCC of the East Bay
    1414 Walnut Street,
    Berkeley, California 9470

    Musicians and singers will combine voices in a musical offering of Pre-Holocaust songs in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew, telling the stories of communities that have disappeared in the holocaust. The groups will each perform selections from their own repertoire, and will also sing together. The program will include a community sing along with lyrics provided.

    Participating Choirs:

    • Nigunim Community Chorus

    • The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

    Special Guest: Cantor/Song-Writer Linda Hirschhorn

    Tickets are $10 General Admission, Free for Children and Seniors
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/346169372168900/

    April 13, 2013

    David Krakauer & NJ Symphony Orch, Newark, NJ, 21 April, 2013

    David Krakauer16TH ANNUAL UJA BENEFIT CONCERT

    Sun, Apr 21, 3pm
    New Jersey Performing Arts Center
    One Center Street,
    Newark, NJ 07102

    The delicate sounds of Mozart flow into Copland’s familiar Appalachian Spring (best known for the “Simple Gifts” melody) … and then the richly expressive klezmer tradition takes over! Enjoy the talents of David Krakauer, who has earned a reputation as one of the foremost solo clarinetists and klezmer musicians performing today.

    Stefan Sanderling: conductor
    David Krakauer: clarinet (pictured)
    New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

    COPLAND Appalachian Spring
    MOZART Clarinet Concerto
    TRADITIONAL Synagogue Wail
    TRADITIONAL Der Heyser Bulgar

    Tickets available online

    Heather Klein, Ardmore, PA, 13 April, 2013

    Heather KleinYiddish House Concert
    Featuring Yiddish music's newest Diva, Heather Klein accompanied by Alex Botwinik

    Saturday night April 13, 2013 at 8pm
    @ A welcoming home in Ardmore, PA.
    Suggested donation of $10.00-15.00
    RSVP for more details.

    Heather Klein, Soprano to perform Yiddish Art Song and Theater Classics

    Enjoy the intimacy of home in a special “one night only” house concert of Yiddish song in Ardmore, PA. Featuring the beautiful voice of Yiddish music’s newest Diva, Heather Klein, and the heartfelt piano accompaniment of acclaimed Yiddishist, Alex Botwinik, this music will soothe and excite your soul.
    Special guest appearance by vocalist and trumpeter Susan Watts.

    A Community Klezmer Initiative Event

    Klezmer Jam, PA, 13 April, 2013

    Community Jam, Dance and open Mic Cabaret

    May 5, 2013 from 1pm-3pm
    Main Line Reform Temple
    Wynnewood, PA

    Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
    sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative

    April 15, 2013

    Yiddish Culture Festival, 15 Apr, 2013

    Yiddish Culture Festival at Haverford College

    Yiddish Choral Concert
    with Kolenu Beyakhad
    under the direction of Alexander Botwinik

    Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:30 PM
    Stokes Hall Auditorium, Haverford College
    370 Lancaster Avenue,
    Haverford, PA 19041
    Admission free

    Old and new Yiddish songs, including seldom-heard choral compositions by Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik

    English translations provided

    Alexander Botwinik, piano
    Marvin Weinberger, violin
    Susan Watts, trumpet

    and featuring solo performances by members of the choir
    plus special guest from California, Heather Klein, soprano

    Heather Klein, Haverford, PA, 15 April, 2013

    Heather KleinHeather Klein

    Yiddish Culture Festival at Haverford College presents:
    Yiddish Choral Concert:

    Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:30 PM
    Stokes Hall Auditorium,
    Haverford College
    Info and directions: www.haverford.edu/ycf/
    Free

    Featuring: Alexander Botwinik, piano, Marvin Weinberger, violin, Susan Watts, trumpet, and special guest Heather Klein

    Also featuring: solo performances by members of the choir
    With: Kolenu Beyakhad

    Old and new Yiddish songs, including seldom-heard choral compositions by Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik

    לידער פֿונעם װילנער־געבױרענעם מאָנטרעאַלער קאָמפּאָזיטאָר דוד באָטװיניק

    English translations provided

    April 24, 2013

    Kontraband, Weehawken, NJ, 24 Apr, 2013

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 - 12:30 PM
    UBS Atrium Series
    Weehawken, NJ
    (free)
    www.hrpac.org/concert.php#lj

    a free lunch-hour Ljova and the Kontrabandshow in Weehawken, part of the UBS Atrium Series - just across the river from New York City. If coming from NYC, you can take a very romantic Ferry ride from 39th street, or a less glamorous bus ride (one stop) from Port Authority.

    April 26, 2013

    15th International Association of Yiddish Clubs Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013

    The theme of the conference "Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture" covers the cultural role of East European Jewish community up to the Holocaust. As the list of speakers lengthens, you will be told of them and their topics. Just to name a few now: Prof. Yoshiji Hirose who will speak on Yiddish in Japan. He is an English professor at Notre Dame University in Japan and has written two books on Yiddish topics.

    Boris Sandler and Dr. Itzik Gottesman, the editor and associate editor of the Forverts will be keynote speakers. The opening keynote speaker will be Naftali Ejdelman, Educational Director of The Yiddish Farm. These regular updates will give us the opportunity to speak about the over 30 other speakers of the conference in which we shall be stressing the increasing role of Yiddish translators.

    You can print the registration form and receive information about the opportunity to honor and recognize friends and family in the journal:

    www.derbay.org/pittsburgh

    April 27, 2013

    15th International Association of Yiddish Clubs Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013

    The theme of the conference "Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture" covers the cultural role of East European Jewish community up to the Holocaust. As the list of speakers lengthens, you will be told of them and their topics. Just to name a few now: Prof. Yoshiji Hirose who will speak on Yiddish in Japan. He is an English professor at Notre Dame University in Japan and has written two books on Yiddish topics.

    Boris Sandler and Dr. Itzik Gottesman, the editor and associate editor of the Forverts will be keynote speakers. The opening keynote speaker will be Naftali Ejdelman, Educational Director of The Yiddish Farm. These regular updates will give us the opportunity to speak about the over 30 other speakers of the conference in which we shall be stressing the increasing role of Yiddish translators.

    You can print the registration form and receive information about the opportunity to honor and recognize friends and family in the journal:

    www.derbay.org/pittsburgh

    April 28, 2013

    15th International Association of Yiddish Clubs Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013

    The theme of the conference "Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture" covers the cultural role of East European Jewish community up to the Holocaust. As the list of speakers lengthens, you will be told of them and their topics. Just to name a few now: Prof. Yoshiji Hirose who will speak on Yiddish in Japan. He is an English professor at Notre Dame University in Japan and has written two books on Yiddish topics.

    Boris Sandler and Dr. Itzik Gottesman, the editor and associate editor of the Forverts will be keynote speakers. The opening keynote speaker will be Naftali Ejdelman, Educational Director of The Yiddish Farm. These regular updates will give us the opportunity to speak about the over 30 other speakers of the conference in which we shall be stressing the increasing role of Yiddish translators.

    You can print the registration form and receive information about the opportunity to honor and recognize friends and family in the journal:

    www.derbay.org/pittsburgh

    Mika Karni, Freehold, NJ, 28 Apr, 2013

    Mika Karni and Kol DodiIsrael's beloved recording star Mika Karni and her newest band/project Kol Dodi have a busy Spring in the United States, with appearances at the Boston Jewish Music Festival, South By Southwest, the Upper West Side, Palm Beach, Miami, Washington DC and the International Music Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana.

    Sun, April 28, 2013, 6pm
    Jewish Heritage Museum
    310 Mounts Corner Dr.
    Freehold, NJ

    More info and tix: eventful.com/freehold/events/mika-karni-and-kol-dodi-/E0-001-055064819-1

    Noa, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 28 Apr, 2013

    NoaSunday, April 28, 7:30 pm
    Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
    7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
    $38; $32 Discounted Member, Student, Senior; $100 VIP (includes private reception and priority seating)

    Celebrated Israeli artist Noa (Achinoam Nini) will kick off the 2013 Washington Jewish Music Festival with an homage to the beautiful Hebrew songs that inspired her personally and have molded Israeli culture and consciousness for the past 50 years.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=137841&view=Detail

    Di Shekhter-tekhter, Pittsburgh, PA, 28 Apr, 2013

    Di Shekhter-tekhterDi Shekhter-tekhter / The Schaechter Sisters
    perform "Something Old, Something New, Something Yiddish, Something Blue"
    Classic and contemporary Yiddish songs interwoven with English translations,

    Sunday, April 28, 2013, 9:00 PM
    Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture
    IAYC 15th Conference
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    Pittsburgh - GreenTree
    500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
    www.derbay.org/pittsburgh/
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    April 29, 2013

    15th International Association of Yiddish Clubs Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013

    The theme of the conference "Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture" covers the cultural role of East European Jewish community up to the Holocaust. As the list of speakers lengthens, you will be told of them and their topics. Just to name a few now: Prof. Yoshiji Hirose who will speak on Yiddish in Japan. He is an English professor at Notre Dame University in Japan and has written two books on Yiddish topics.

    Boris Sandler and Dr. Itzik Gottesman, the editor and associate editor of the Forverts will be keynote speakers. The opening keynote speaker will be Naftali Ejdelman, Educational Director of The Yiddish Farm. These regular updates will give us the opportunity to speak about the over 30 other speakers of the conference in which we shall be stressing the increasing role of Yiddish translators.

    You can print the registration form and receive information about the opportunity to honor and recognize friends and family in the journal:

    www.derbay.org/pittsburgh

    May 1, 2013

    Mika Karni, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 1 May, 2013

    Mika Karni and Kol DodiIsrael's beloved recording star Mika Karni and her newest band/project Kol Dodi have a busy Spring in the United States, with appearances at the Boston Jewish Music Festival, South By Southwest, the Upper West Side, Palm Beach, Miami, Washington DC and the International Music Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana.

    Wednesday, May 1, 8:00 pm
    Sixth and I
    600 I Street NW
    $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    More info and tix: washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/music/wjmf/2013-wjmf/buy-tickets-1.html

    May 2, 2013

    Maccabeats, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 2 May, 2013

    The Maccabeats

    Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm
    Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital
    6045 16th Street NW
    $15; $50 priority seating

    With over 10 million YouTube views and numerous television appearances, the Maccabeats aren't your average college a cappella group.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=138702&view=Detail

    May 4, 2013

    Alicia Jo Rabins' "A Kadish for Bernie Madoff", Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 4 May, 2013

    A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff by Alicia Jo Rabins


    Saturday, May 4, 9:00 pm
    DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    $20; $15 Discounted Member, Student, Senior

    Girls in Trouble frontwoman Alicia Jo Rabins explores the spiritual implications of the financial collapse.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=138721&view=Detail

    May 5, 2013

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, and more, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 5 May, 2013

    WJMF in the Park

    Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
    Stead Park
    1625 P Street NW
    FREE

    A day of free concerts with games and fun for all ages! Featuring performances from children's music sensation Robbie Schaefer (of Eddie From Ohio), footstomping bluegrass fusion group Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys and biblical bubblegum pop duo Stereo Sinai.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=138821&view=Detail

    Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 5 May, 2013

    Community Klezmer Initiative DanceThe Community Klezmer Initiative’s (CKI) Klezmer Jam, Dance and Open Mic Cabaret is making May magic, Sunday May 5th from 1pm-3pm at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA.

    The house band is stocked with luminaries of klezmer from Dan Blacksberg to Elaine Hoffman Watts. A special treat for your feet will be dance leading with Yiddish dance specialist Sonia Gollance. Great soft pretzels, fabulous cookies and assorted treats will rev you up for this free afternoon of authentic culture created by you, your friends and your family!

    Bring a music stand, your instrument, your voice and your dancing shoes. Plan to make your mother proud with a performance at the Open Mic Cabaret and bring copies of a tune for the house band to accompany you. Or, just come and zetsen zich (sit yourself down), opruen zich (relax yourself) und hanoe hobn (and have a good time).

    Tel: 610-389-6036
    Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
    sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
    www.communityklezmer.org

    di bostoner klezmer duo, Teaneck, NJ, 5 May, 2013

    duo from di bostoner klezmer

    We're delighted to announce that Cory (Pesaturo, the digital and acoustic
    accordion champion of the world - truly):
    and Dena (Ressler, clarinetist) will play at the Friends of the Teaneck Library's
    Annual Gala!

    When: Sunday, May 5 - ca. 3 P.M.
    Where: Teaneck, NJ Public Library
    840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
    (201) 837-4171
    (New Yorkers: bus 167 from 42nd St. Pt. Authority or walk from the
    little jitneys that run from Pt. Authority Uptown on Route 4. Ask the
    driver to stop at Teaneck Road, walk south on Teaneck Road ca. 1/4 mile)
    What: We plan to present a shmorgesboard of tasty tunes:

    • Hasidic nigunim (mostly wordless melodies) you probably never heard before, including one easy to learn (there will not be a test)
    • Shers (older dance tunes) from Ukraine
    • Bulgars (more modern dance tunes) played in Philly 80 years ago
    • Emil Kroiter tunes (Bessarabian composer now living in the Haifa area) including one that won Cory a championship
    • tangos
    • who knows what else?

    May 6, 2013

    Defiant Requiem, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 6 May, 2013

    Defiant Requiem

    Monday, May 6, 7:30 pm
    DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    $11
    Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth narrates the little-known story of a group of Theresienstadt prisoners who bravely organize a powerful form of musical resistance.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/973846288?view=Detail&id=138722

    May 7, 2013

    Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars' Klezmer-Bhangra Extravaganza featuring Deep Singh, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 7 May, 2013

    Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars' Klezmer-Bhangra Extravaganza featuring Deep Singh

    Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 pm
    DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    $25; $20 Discounted Member, Student, Senior

    Indian and Jewish music collide! Trumpeter Frank London of the Klezmatics joins master percussionist Deep Singh to present a new look at old traditions.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=138723&view=Detail

    May 8, 2013

    The Big Broadway Sing-Along!, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 8 May, 2013

    The Big Broadway Sing-Along!

    Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 pm
    DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    $20; $15 Discounted Member, Student, Senior

    Belt like Barbra! Sing along to your favorite show tunes from Jewish Broadway (aka Broadway)—everyone from Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Gershwins to Kander and Ebb, Schwartz, Sondeheim and more.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=138724&view=Detail

    May 9, 2013

    Joshua Nelson, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 9 May, 2013

    Joshua Nelson

    Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm
    DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW
    $30, $25 Discounted Member, Student, Senior

    Joshua Nelson was inspired to become a gospel singer after he heard an album by gospel superstar Mahalia Jackson when he was just eight years old.

    More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=138725&view=Detail

    Svigals, Lerner, perform "Yellow Ticket," Philadelphia, PA, 9 May, 2013

    movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals

    May 9, 2013 (8:00 pm)
    The Gershman Y
    401 S. Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA
    Tel: 215 545 4400

    Tickets available online

    Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world’s foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation’s New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman’s struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

    The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

    Co-presented by The Gershman Y and the National Museum of American Jewish History

    May 11, 2013

    Shai Wosner, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 11 May, 2013

    Shai Wosner

    Saturday, May 11, 2:00 pm
    Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
    2700 F Street NW
    $38

    Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight.

    More info, video, tix: www.wpas.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=2008&m=9&y=2011

    May 13, 2013

    The Apollo Ensemble, Washington, DC, 13 May, 2013

    Pro Musica Hebraica SPRING 2013 CONCERT

    The Apollo Ensemble:
    Jewish Baroque Treasures from Italy and Amsterdam

    Terrace Theater
    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Washington, D.C.
    Monday, May 13th, 2013, 7:30 PM

    Purchase tickets online or call (202) 467-4600.
    Tickets are $38 each. Your purchased ticket(s) will be available at The Kennedy Center Box Office Will Call.

    More info: www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=RNPMC

    May 25, 2013

    Alexandria Kleztet, Arlington, VA, 25 May 2013

    Saturday, May 25 -- The Alexandria Kleztet
    Potomac Overlook Regional Park
    2845 Marcey Road
    Arlington, VA 22207
    703-528-5406
    7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
    FREE outdoor concert.
    Seth Kibel on clarinet, Helen Hausmann on violin, Scott Harlan on bass, and Tim Jarvis on drums.

    July 7, 2013

    Klezlectic, Greensburg, PA, 7 Ju 2013

    Klezlectric

    July 7, 2013, noon 'til 1pm
    Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival
    Twin Lakes Park
    near Greensburg, PA
    www.artsandheritage.com

    July 25, 2013

    Lox & Vodka, Rockville, MD, 25 Jul 2013

    Lox & Vodka

    Thursday, July 25th, 7:30-8:30 pm
    Ingleside
    King Farm
    Rockville, MD

    August 18, 2013

    Andy Statman Trio, Schwenksville, PA, 18 Aug 2013

    Andy StatmanThe Andy Statman Trio

    Sunday 18 August @ 4:25 PM
    The Philadelphia Folk Festival
    Schwenksville PA

    August 20, 2013

    Jewish Heritage Night@Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA, 20 Aug 2013

    Federation’s Jewish Her­i­tage Night at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, Aug. 20, is an ideal opportunity to celebrate Jewish music, kosher food and great Phillies baseball with family and friends.

    As fans enter the park, they will be treated to performances by Klez with Class, a five-piece group of professional klez­mer and jazz musicians featuring lead vocalist Cantor David Green of Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen. Thirty members of Na­shir­ah, the only auditioned, com­munity-based chorale in the Great­er Philadelphia area that performs Jewish and Jewish-themed music, will thrill the crowd with a stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Federation President Sherrie Savett will throw out the first pitch before the start of the 7:05 p.m. matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies. Kosher food will be available for purchase throughout the game at a special kiosk located by the third-base gate. There will be special surprises between innings. Who knows when and where the famed Phillie Phanatic may make his appearance?

    Tix available online at: www.jewishphilly.org.

    Individuals, synagogue groups or other organizations may also order tickets by calling Matt Kessler, manager of Premium Sales and Services for the Phillies, at 215-463-5000, Ext. 5663. Groups of 25 or more will see their name in lights on the auxiliary message boards during the game.

    More info: www.jewishexponent.com/celebrate-your-jewish-heritage-on-aug-20

    See you Tuesday, Aug. 20, for a great night at the ballpark!

    September 9, 2013

    Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 9 Sep, 2013

    Community Klezmer Initiative DanceThe Community Klezmer Initiative’s (CKI) Klezmer Jam, Dance and Open Mic Cabaret

    Sunday Sep 9, 2013 (moved from first Sunday of the month due to Labor Day), 1pm-3pm
    Main Line Reform Temple
    410 Montgomery Ave.
    Wynnewood, PA.

    Bring your family, your friends and your dancing shoes. Enjoy a a soft pretzal, a cookie perhaps, see fabulous performers and dance the afternoon away at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA

    Tel: 610-389-6036
    Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
    sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
    www.communityklezmer.org

    Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/171226639652140

    October 6, 2013

    Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 6 Oct, 2013

    Community Klezmer Initiative DanceThe Community Klezmer Initiative’s (CKI) Klezmer Jam, Dance and Open Mic Cabaret

    Sunday Oct 6, 2013 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
    Main Line Reform Temple
    410 Montgomery Ave.
    Wynnewood, PA.

    Bring your family, your friends and your dancing shoes. Enjoy a a soft pretzal, a cookie perhaps, see fabulous performers and dance the afternoon away at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA

    Tel: 610-389-6036
    Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
    sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
    www.communityklezmer.org

    Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/171226639652140

    November 13, 2013

    Andy Statman Trio, Lewisburg, PA, 13 Nov 2013

    Andy StatmanAndy Statman Trio

    Wednesday 13 Nov @ 7:30 PM (free concert!)
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg PA

    More info: www.andystatman.com

    November 14, 2013

    Andy Statman Trio, Washington, DC, 14 Nov 2013

    Andy StatmanAndy Statman Trio

    Thursday 14 Nov @ 8PM
    Sixth and I
    Washington DC

    More info: www.andystatman.com

    December 1, 2013

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Germantown, MD, 1 Dec, 2013

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer Mid-Atlantic Hanukah tour:

    Sunday, December 1st, 5pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts
    12901 Town Commons Dr Germantown, MD 20874
    Germantown MD
    (301) 528-2260

    Holiday concert, Hanukah comes early this year! Metropolitan Klezmer's third time playing BlackRock Center, a wonderful concert venue outside Washington DC. Bringing the big band down from NYC. Two sets.

    Great acoustics & beautiful stage:
    blackrockcenter.org/

    Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 1 Dec 2013

    Sunday Dec 1, 2013 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
    Main Line Reform Temple
    410 Montgomery Ave.
    Wynnewood, PA.

    Bring your family, your friends and your dancing shoes. Enjoy a a soft pretzal, a cookie perhaps, see fabulous performers and dance the afternoon away at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA

    Tel: 610-389-6036
    Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
    sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
    www.communityklezmer.org

    Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/171226639652140

    Lox & Vodka, Alexandria, VA, 1 Dec 2013

    Thanksgivukkah with Lox & Vodka and Focus
    On the rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah,
    Join us with songs of hope, inspiration, joy and fun!
    From Brandwein to Beatles / Klezmer to Brazillian / Originals to covers


    Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7:00-9:00pm
    Church of the Resurrection
    2280 North Beauregard St
    Alexandria, Virginia

    Tickets $15. Purchase at the door or in advance here.

    FOCUS is an organization that sponsors folk and acoustic music

    Alexander Fiterstein, Washington, DC, 1 Dec 2013

    promo picture, Alexander Fitt=ersteinPro Musica Hebraica presents:
    Alexander Fiterstein and Friends
    The Voice of the Clarinet in Jewish Classical Music

    Sunday, December 1st, 2013, 7:30 PM
    Terrace Theater
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Washington, D.C.

    More info: promusicahebraica.org

    December 4, 2013

    Yiddish Cultural Festival, Haverford, PA, 4 Dec 2013

    Yiddish Culture Festival

    Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
    Stokes Hall Auditorium, Haverford College
    370 Lancaster Avenue,
    Haverford, PA 19041

    Admission free

    A live Yiddish concert featuring a variety of seldom-heard songs by Vilna-born composer David Botwinik. With Cantor Alan Rosenbaum, baritone, and a special appearance by a children's chorus directed by Alexander Botwinik. (Note: This concert will meet in the Stokes Hall Auditorium, which is in the building right next to Chase Hall).

    David Julian Gray w/Dov Weitman, Washington, DC, 4 Dec 2013

    Klezcentricity clarinetist David Julian Gray, accompanied by the fine guitarist Dov Weitman in the Jewish Deli/Irish Pub mashup "The Star and Shamrock" for the last night of Chanukah, Wednesday evening, December 4 from 9PM to 11PM.
    So come raise a glass of Guinness for Chanukah Cheer

    Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013, 9pm
    Star and Shamrock:
    1341 H Street,
    NE Washington, DC 20002
    tel: 202.388.3833

    December 5, 2013

    Lox & Vodka, Washington, DC, 5 Dec 2013

    Lox & Vodka's Annual Musical Soiree at the US Botanical Gardens
    It's a great time with soulful songs, sing-a-longs and dancing among the plants!!!

    Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm
    US Botanical Gardens
    100 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20024

    Just in front of the US Capitol
    Some seating available.
    Free to the public

    December 6, 2013

    Chappy Chanukkah Shabbat w/Caron Dale, Rockville, MD, 6 Dec 2013

    width="161" height="200" alt="Caron Dale">Join Cantorial Soloist Caron Dale and musical friends for a Chappy Chanukkah Shabbat Celebration with song, prayer and fun food

    Friday evening, December 6; 7:45
    Congregation Hevrat Shalom welcomes you
    Ingleside at King Farm
    701 King Farm Blvd
    Rockville, MD
    street parking

    December 7, 2013

    Seth Kibel & Friends: A Swingin' Klezmer Chanukah!, Baltimore, MD, 7 Dec 2013

    Seth Kibel & Friends: A Swingin' Klezmer Chanukah!

    Sat, Dec 7, 2013, 8pm
    An die Musik
    409 N. Charles St.,
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201

    An all-star cavalcade of klezmer, jazz, swing, and everyone's favorite Chanukah carols!

    Seth Kibel -- clarinet, flute, violin, inappropriate humor
    Susan Jones -- violin
    Vladimir Fridman -- guitar & vocals
    Ed Goldstein -- tuba
    Timothy Jarvis -- drums

    One long set! 8 to 9:30 pm.
    Tickets: $12/$10 full-time students with ID

    Buy tickets online
    To buy via phone, please call 410-385-2638

    December 15, 2013

    Tum Balalaika, Chicago, IL, 15 Dec 2013

    Bubbly Brunch: Tum Balalaika Klezmer Band

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 2013 10:30 AM DOORS / 11:30 AM START / ENDS 2:30 PM
    City Winery
    1200 W. Randolph St
    Chicago, IL
    (312) 733-WINE

    Tum Balalaika Klezmer Band entertains while you dine in our concert room. Each adult admission includes a bubbly beverage. Brunch menu is a la carte.

    December 21, 2013

    Westport Radical Jewish Culture Festival, Westport, CT, 21 Dec 2013

    Westport Radical Jewish Culture Festival: Bop Kabbalah
    (upcoming Tzadik release Spring 2014)

    Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 8pm
    Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport
    85 Post Rd West
    Westport, CT

    This new series at Rabbi Greg Wall's Beit Chaverim synagogue in Westport, CT, will present exciting performances by the most cutting-edge performers in Jewish music today.

    Led by guitarist and composer Ty Citerman, Bop Kabbalah plays rhyth­mic, dynamic and lyri­cal music that takes some of the lan­guage of klezmer, modal nig­gu­nim, jazz, and 21st cen­tury con­cert music…and then twists and recon­tex­tu­al­izes it. It’s not really what you’d hear in most syn­a­gogues or at most wed­dings, but of course, those aren’t the only places to hear Jew­ish music!
    with:
    Ty Citerman - guitar
    Ben Holmes - trumpet
    Ken Thomson - bass clarinet
    Adam Gold - drums

    let us know you're coming on FB

    December 24, 2013

    Good for the Jews Christmas Eve show, Washington, DC, 24 Dec 2013

    Good for the Jews?Good for the Jews?

    Happy Hanukkah! And also, Chappy Chanukah!

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Jammin Java (music club and cafe)
    227 Maple Ave E.
    Vienna, VA 22180

    $20 tickets
    Click here for ticket information

    January 5, 2014

    Cancelled: Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Wynnewood, PA, 5 Jan 2014

    Due to icy road conditions, this event has been cancelled. Join us next month on Feb 2

    Sunday Jan 5, 2014 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
    Main Line Reform Temple
    410 Montgomery Ave.
    Wynnewood, PA.

    Bring your family, your friends and your dancing shoes. Enjoy a a soft pretzal, a cookie perhaps, see fabulous performers and dance the afternoon away at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA

    Tel: 610-389-6036
    Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
    sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
    www.communityklezmer.org

    Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/171226639652140

    January 10, 2014

    Hankus Netsky "Scholar in Residence," Livingston, NJ, Jan 10-12 2014

    Hankus Netsky, Founder, Klezmer Conservatory Band; Lecturer, Arranger, Producer
    Chair, Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory

    Klezmer Comes to TBS!

    Temple Beth Shalom Presents
    Musical Scholar-in Residence Weekend
    Shabbat Shira, January 10-12
    193 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.,
    Livingston, NJ
    Tel: 973 992 3600

    Friday Night Live at TBS! 7:30 PM - Join us for a lively musical Shabbat service with Cantor Fine and the Band fallowed by Hankus speaking on:

    "Shabbos in Upper Remety, Carpato Ruthenia, 1935
    Nigunim and Z'miros from a Czech Shtetl."

    Shabbat morning during services "Re-connecting with our Musical Roots in Eastern Europe"

    January 11, 2014

    David Licht Jazz Trio, Teaneck, NJ, 11 Jan 2014

    David Licht Jazz Trio
    featuring Dave Richards, bass; Will Dougherty, piano

    Sat, Jan 11, 2014
    Smokey Joe's Tex-Mex Barbeque
    496 Cedar Ln
    Teaneck, NJ

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/561289213961126/

    Hankus Netsky "Scholar in Residence," Livingston, NJ, Jan 10-12 2014

    Hankus Netsky, Founder, Klezmer Conservatory Band; Lecturer, Arr