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June 13, 2003

Casco Bay Tummelers, Kleztraphobix, Portland, ME, Jun 13

KLEZFEST! - klezmer concert and dance party
Casco Bay Tummlers and Kleztraphobix
Friday, June 13 - 8pm
SPACE - 538 Congress St., Portland
price - adults - $10, students/kids - $5, families - $20

The evening will include concert sets and dance sets. Tickets available only at the door.

For more info or downloadable photos:
SPACE - 828-5600
Carl Dimow - 761-4569
www.space538.org

June 18, 2003

Wholesale Klezmer, Hadley, MA, Jun 18

The Porter Phelps Huntington Museum
Wednesday Folk Traditions concert series

Presents The Wholesale Klezmer Band in a concert of Yiddish dance music and Songs

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003 at 7 pm

130 River Drive (Route 47)
Hadley, Massachusetts
For information call 413-584-4699

Visit our calendar on-line to see other forthcoming events: www.WholesaleKlezmer.com/calendar.html

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Afro-Semitic Experience, New Haven, CT Jun 18

Afro-Semitic Experience, 12:00 p.m. free Concert on the New Haven Green. Featured artists at the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas.

June 22, 2003

Andy Statman, LI, NY(2), Jun 22

Andy Statman Trio (Andy on clarinet and mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass, Larry Eagle on drums and percussion)

Sunday June 22nd, 7:30 PM
Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education Conference
Adams Playhouse
Hofstra University
Hempstead, LI
www.CAJE.org

June 23, 2003

Laura Wetzler, Amherst, MA, Jul 6

Sunday, July 6, 2003, 2pm Laura Wetzler "The Hitmakers: Jewish Songwriters in Hollywood" A concert celebration of 20th century popular songs, their creators and the silver screen. Featuring Dan Broad on Bass and Randy Kaye on Drums. The National Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street, Amherst, Ma 2 pm, $6 adults, $2 children. To reserve seats: (413) 256-4900

June 27, 2003

Adonai & I, Ithaca, NY, Jun 27

Adonai and I, Castaways- Ithaca, NY- tickets $10- doors at 9pm

Yiddish Weekend, Sylvan Lake, NY, Jun 27-29

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring presents a participatory weekend of workshops and classes on Sylvan Lake at

Circle Lodge
June 27-29, 2003
TIF YIDDISH

Spend the weekend in a total environment of Yiddish culture: Yiddish classes, lectures and film screenings, Klezmer instrumental workshops/band, Yiddish singing, creative writing workshop (in English), children's program (ages K-7th grade)

For more information call Stacey Bosworth 212-889-6800 ext. 271 Space is limited! Call now!

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June 28, 2003

Yiddish Weekend, Sylvan Lake, NY, Jun 27-29

See listing on Jun 27 for details

The Klezical Tradition, Kent, CT, Jun 28

The Klezical Tradition in Kent, CT, Jun 28

June 28 at 7:00 We open the Kent Connecticut Music Festival. For these three concerts we'll have a slightly different sound as Adrianne Greenbaum will be featured on the wood flute playing some of her "new" tunes from FleytMuzik, accompanied by Brian Bender on piano and Roy Weisman on bass. Of course Brian will also play trombone throughout the evening! Of course TKT's core musicians Fraidy Katz and Walter Mamlok will be there to give that TKT tam! (For those asking "Where is Cookie?" she's out and about fiddling across the countryside and will return to us in August.) The exact location of the concert is unknown at present typing so please email me closer to the concert day if you plan to attend. Kent is located in beautiful Litchfield County. For further info: www.klezband.com.

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June 29, 2003

Yiddish Weekend, Sylvan Lake, NY, ends Jun 29

See listing on Jun 27 for details.

The Klezical Tradition, Orange, CT, Jun 29

The Klezical Tradition, at 7:00 in Orange, CT at 261 Derby Turnpike.

This will be an all instrumental concert sponsored by the Hebrew Day School's "Music Under the Stars" Series. Reception for shmoozing and snacking begins at 7:00 at which point I will also teach some of the dances. Admission fee. For further info: www.klezband.com.

July 1, 2003

The Klezical Tradition, Westport, CT, Jul 1

The Klezical Tradition, at 8:00pm in a return engagement at the Levitt Pavilion in Westport. Directions on the Klezical Tradition website

Adrianne Greenbaum will be featured on the wood flute playing some of her "new" tunes from FleytMuzik, accompanied by Brian Bender on piano and Roy Weisman on bass. Of course Brian will also play trombone throughout the evening! Of course TKT's core musicians Fraidy Katz and Walter Mamlok will be there to give that TKT tam! (For those asking "Where is Cookie?" she's out and about fiddling across the countryside and will return to us in August.) Beautiful Tanglewood-like setting, so bring your dinners, your chocolate-covered strawberries and dance in the moonlight with us. Yes, again Adrienne Greenbaum will teach dancing before the concert!

July 6, 2003

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Jul 6

Klezmer jam at the Workmen's Circle, 6-8 PM . We hope you will come and enjoy a great jam led by clarinetist Michael Winograd.

We have been playing mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon St in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner. The Green Line Beacon Street route goes right to the WC (just tell the conductor, "Ich gay in Arbeter Ring," and they'll know where to let you off).

We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should be kept away on account of money.

July 8, 2003

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman reads in NYC, Jul 8

Tomorrow, July 8, 6:30 PM there will be reading by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman from her new work of poetry at the Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd st. between park and madison in Manhattan. Lorin Sklamberg, Paula Teitelbaum, and Adrienne Cooper will sing some of the poets songs. Itzik Gottesman and Sholem Berger will read from the Yiddish with translations in English. Admission free.

July 10, 2003

Metropolitcan Klezmer, Catskills, NY, Jul 10

Metropolitan Klezmer appears on:
Thursday, July 10
Sullivan County Community College
2pm & 8pm shows
Full 8-piece band in the old Borscht Belt Catskills!
845-434-5750
Loch Sheldrake NY
www.sullivan.suny.edu

July 12, 2003

Shuki & Dorit, Brookline, MA, Jul 12

Shuki & Dorit - Hebrew and Greek Singalong Saturday, July 12 At the (BCCA), 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. show & singalong Followed by music & dance For More Information call Annette at (617) 738-5038 or E- Mail SmartIsrapages@Earthlink.net

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July 13, 2003

Eve's Women, Stamford, CT, Jul 13

Eve's Women" will be playing Congregation Agudat Shalom in Stamford, Connecticut on July 13th at 7:00 pm. Here is an article that just came out about them in Israel21c.

These are four top female talents from Israel, coming from a variety of musical backgrounds - from symphony orchestras to the country's hottest rock bands. Consequently, they bring a truly unique and fresh blend of klezmer, jazz, rock and world music sounds.

July 14, 2003

Eve's Women, Albany, NY, Jul 14

Eve's Women" will be playing Park Playhouse in Albany's Washington Park concert series on July 14th at 7:30 pm. Here is an article that just came out about them in Israel21c.

These are four top female talents from Israel, coming from a variety of musical backgrounds - from symphony orchestras to the country's hottest rock bands. Consequently, they bring a truly unique and fresh blend of klezmer, jazz, rock and world music sounds.

July 16, 2003

Metropolitan Klezmer, LI, NY, Jul 16

Metropolitan Klezmer appears on:

Wednesday, July 16th
Lawrence (Five Towns, L.I.) NY at the Rock Hall Museum...
8pm Full 8-piece band, 90-min. outdoor set;
Sponsored by the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks & Recreation. Bring
your lawn chair.
(Note: in case of inclement weather, this concert would be cancelled.)
Info: 516-292-9000

July 18, 2003

David Chevan, New Haven, CT, Jul 18

I will be giving a concert of music from my forthcoming CD, The Days of Awe: Meditations for Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this Friday, July 18 at 7 pm at ArtSpace in New Haven, Connecticut.

ArtSpace is located at 50 Orange Street in New Haven.
General admission is $5
students and senior citizens are $3

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July 19, 2003

Nefesh, Chapel Hill, CT, Jul 19

Nefesh Klezmer Band
at the prestigious
Merryall Center For The Arts
Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776

Saturday, July 19th 2003
at 8:30 pm

Tickets:$15
For directions & Information Hot Line: 860-354-7264
or visit their website www.merryall.org

Wholesale Klezmer, Kinderhook, NY, Jul 19

The Wholesale Klezmer Band
in a concert of Yiddish dance music and Songs

July 19th at 8 pm.
Concert at North Pointe Cultural Arts Center
Kinderhook, NY
For information and reservations: 518-758-9234
www.northpointe.com
for directions: www.northpointe.com/directions.html

We will be debuting two songs about our relationship to money-- one
is a updated old Yiddish vaudeville song, a biting satire about the
corrupting effects of money, and the second, it's antidote, is a
melodic comparison of money used for good or for selfish purposes.
As usual, we'll be using subtitles and other means for making sure
that the non-Yiddish speakers in our audience will understand
everything we're singing about.

July 20, 2003

Wholesale Klezmer, Hadley, MA, Jul 20

The Wholesale Klezmer Band
in a concert of Yiddish dance music and Songs

Sunday, July 20th at 3 pm
Our rained out concert has been rescheduled
The Porter Phelps Huntington Museum
130 River Drive (Route 47)
Hadley, Massachusetts
For information call 413-584-4699
directions can be found at:
www.WholesaleKlezmer.com/calendar.html

We will be debuting two songs about our relationship to money-- one
is a updated old Yiddish vaudeville song, a biting satire about the
corrupting effects of money, and the second, it's antidote, is a
melodic comparison of money used for good or for selfish purposes.
As usual, we'll be using subtitles and other means for making sure
that the non-Yiddish speakers in our audience will understand
everything we're singing about.

July 21, 2003

Hankus Netsky Summer Klezmer Institute, Boston, MA, Jul 21-25 CANCELLED

The Hankus Netsky Summer Klezmer Institute has been cancelled

New England Conservatory of Music • 290 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02115 • (617) 585-1100

For further information, see online, or call 617-585-1126

July 24, 2003

Hankus Netsky in Jam, Boston, MA, Jul 24

So, as I announced last week, this year's NEC klezmer institute was cancelled.

But.....since there was a fairly well-publicized concert scheduled for
Thursday night, July 24 at 7:30 PM in room G14 in the St. Botolph Building (241 St.
Botolph St., Boston)

And since people might show up for that concert anyway...

I've decided to host a klezmer and Yiddish jam session that night, which will
at least feature myself and Michael Winograd.

And if there's an audience, we can pretend it's a concert. A really good
concert.

One word of warning - If you want to get in, be sure to arrive before eight -
they lock the doors (street entrance) to the building at 8.

Also, I think they lock the parking lot entrance even earlier.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to maybe bring something to eat or drink
(non-alcoholic, but we can pretend).

Afro-Semitic Experience, Bridgeport, CT Jul 24

Afro-Semitic Experience, 12:00 p.m. free Concert on the Bridgeport Harbor.

July 31, 2003

di bostoner klezmer

Come enjoy a free and freylekh concert presented by di bostoner klezmer in Arlington (Massachusetts) Center on Thursday, July 31st from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The venue is conveniently located at the intersection of Mass. Ave. & Route 60. Park free in the lot off Route 60 or take the #77 bus from Harvard Square (also buses #87, 80, 79 and 350.) Bring friends, family, lawn chairs/blankets and a picnic supper! If it rains, the concert will be held indoors at The Regent Theatre just around the corner (also free of charge). The concert will feature a variety of klezmer genres, including an original doyne-jok-freylekhs suite for melodica and trombone written by dbk's Brian Bender. We promise to have you clapping and laughing and maybe even dancing! You also might want to try some of the delicious food in restaurants right next to the venue - Thai, Indian, Italian, Argentinian, fish, Chinese, ice cream...

August 3, 2003

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Aug 3

Klezmer jam at the Workmen's Circle, 6-8 PM . We hope you will come and enjoy a great jam led by clarinetist Michael Winograd.

We have been playing mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon St in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner. The Green Line Beacon Street route goes right to the WC (just tell the conductor, "Ich gay in Arbeter Ring," and they'll know where to let you off).

We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should be kept away on account of money.

August 10, 2003

Cantorial Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 10-13

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 11, 2003

Cantors retreat continues, Catskills, NY

See Aug 10 listing for further info

August 12, 2003

Cantors retreat continues, Catskills, NY

See Aug 10 listing for further info

August 13, 2003

Cantors Retreat ends, Catskills, NY

See Aug 10 listing for further info

August 15, 2003

Glenn Dickson, Medford, MA, Aug 15

Glenn Dickson, renowned clarinetist and bandleader of Shirim Klezmer Orchestra and Naftule’s Dream, will be debuting his new solo project, Clarinetrics, at the Congregational Church of West Medford August 15 at 7:30pm. The church is located at 400 High St., West Medford and admission is by donation. Call 781-648-4282 for information.

In a solo clarinet performance, Glenn will process his sound with techniques used by rock icons Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, creating an emotional and mesmerizing soundscape of orchestral dimensions. His Clarinetrics compositions reflect an appreciation for minimalism, electronica, and his extensive experience playing klezmer, jazz, and Greek music. He will perform at the church Labyrinth, keeping it open for the audience to walk during the performance if they choose.

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August 17, 2003

Sruli and Lisa, Saratoga Springs, NY, Aug 17

Sruli and Lisa's Klez Kabaret
Live at the famous Caffe Lena
Sunday, August 17 at 7PM
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY
518-583-0022


Klezmer and Hasidic Music, Song, Humor and DANCE!

August 21, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience album release, Bridgeport, CT, Aug 21

On Thursday, August 21, 12:00 p.m. David Chevan will be giving a free Concert at the Chase Bank Building Plaza/City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, Downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Afro-Semitic Experience will be playing music from "The Days of Awe" and "This Is The Afro-Semitic Experience."

Here's the link for those who need driving directions to this concert:

CHASE Summer Arts Series.
CHASE Plaza/City Hall Annex, Broad Street, Downtown Bridgeport

August 26, 2003

Simply Tsfat, Buffalo, NY, Aug 3

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003 Place: Chabad House of Buffalo near the UB Campus at 2450 N. Forest Rd., Amherst, NY Time: 7:30 PM Tickets: $10.00 For info call 716-688-1642 Simply Tsfat consists of three members of the Breslover Chassidic community: American born acoustic guitarist/vocalist Elyahu Reiter, violinist Yehonason Lipshutz and Israeli classical guitarist Yonatan Tzarum. For more information check out their website at www.simplytsfat.com.

David Chevan, Frank London, Stacy Phillips, Hamden, CT, Aug 26

On Tuesday, August 26, at 9:00 p.m. David Chevan will be performing exclusively music from the new CD, "The Days of Awe" at The Space in Hamden, Connecticut. Joining me for this one time concert will be Frank London of the Klezmatics and Alvin Benjamin Carter, Jr., Stacy Phillips, and other members of the Afro-Semitic Experience.

The Space is located at 295 Treadwell Street Building H in Hamden Ct, 203-288-6400

There are excellent driving instructions on their web site: www.thespace.tk

August 28, 2003

Wholesale Klezmer, Pittsfield, MA, Aug 28

On Thursday evening, August 28th, 2003 at 7:30 pm

The Wholesale Klezmer Band will perform
in a Concert at
Congregation Kenesseth Israel

16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, MA
Tickets: $18 adults - $10 childen (under 13) -
on sale at:
* KNESSET ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE
* THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE BERKSHIRES~ 235 EAST ST., PITTSFIELD
* AND THE EVENING OF THE CONCERT

For more information call 413-445-4872
Directions:
www.knessetisrael.org/Directions.asp

August 29, 2003

Folksbiene Weekend, Catskills, NY, Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1

folksbiene logoSpend Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1, with the New Folksbiene Yiddish Theater as they prepare for their 89th season. Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions and concerts, and participate in activities ranging from choral singing to an acting workshop.

For reservations, call 800-551-1553 or 845-221-2771 or www.circle.org/Circle/circle%20v.2/wcsr.htm

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August 30, 2003

Folksbiene Weekend, Catskills, NY, Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1

folksbiene logoSpend Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1, with the New Folksbiene Yiddish Theater as they prepare for their 89th season. Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions and concerts, and participate in activities ranging from choral singing to an acting workshop.

For reservations, call 800-551-1553 or 845-221-2771 or www.circle.org/Circle/circle%20v.2/wcsr.htm

August 31, 2003

Folksbiene Weekend, Catskills, NY, Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1

folksbiene logoSpend Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1, with the New Folksbiene Yiddish Theater as they prepare for their 89th season. Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions and concerts, and participate in activities ranging from choral singing to an acting workshop.

For reservations, call 800-551-1553 or 845-221-2771 or www.circle.org/Circle/circle%20v.2/wcsr.htm

September 1, 2003

Folksbiene Weekend, Catskills, NY, Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1

folksbiene logoSpend Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1, with the New Folksbiene Yiddish Theater as they prepare for their 89th season. Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions and concerts, and participate in activities ranging from choral singing to an acting workshop.

For reservations, call 800-551-1553 or 845-221-2771 or www.circle.org/Circle/circle%20v.2/wcsr.htm

September 24, 2003

Alicia Svigals, Boston, MA, Sep 24

B o s t o n U n i v e r s i t y
Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies
presents the Horn-Berger Concert

A l i c i a S v i g a l s and her Ensemble

Wednesday, September 24, 2003
8 p.m.
School of Management Auditorium
595 Commonwealth Ave.

Violinist Alicia Svigals, who is considered by many to be the world's leading klezmer fiddler, was a founder of the renowned Jewish roots groups the Klezmatics, and of her current band, the all-female Mikveh. As a musician and composer, she has worked with Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, Allen Ginsburg, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Hasidic superstar Avraham Fried, and singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman.

She has been at the forefront of the Klezmer revival, rediscovering and reinventing the sound of the Klezmer fiddle, the central instrument in klezmer music before the Holocaust. A musician and composer, Svigals is widely acclaimed for her virtuosic technique and lyricism.

Svigals will be joined by an old-world string band made up of Boston's finest klezmer musicians, including members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and of Andy Statman's ensemble: Jim Guttman, bass; Miriam Rabson and Rohan Gregory, violins; Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl; and Larry Eagle, percussion.

Free and open to the public. For information call 617-353-8096.

October 8, 2003

Cracow Klezmer, Boston, MA, Oct 8

band publicity photoThe Cracow Klezmer Band in Boston

CD-Release concert presenting Bereshit, the CKB’s third CD on the John Zorn’s Tzadik label

Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM

Johnny D’s, Somerville
17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
located across the street from the Davis Square T Station Tickets are $10; Call (617) 776-2004, www.johnnyds.com

Somerville, MA 9/23/03 –– Johnny D’s, in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, presents first Boston’s concerts of The Cracow Klezmer Band, on Wednesday, October 8 at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm. This innovative ensemble from Cracow, Poland takes the traditions of klezmer music, with all its wild and festive roots, and turns it into thoughtful and virtuostic performance art. In an era in which many bands exaggerate and vulgarize, this group is headed in the other direction, creating original compositions and intricate inprovisations based on particular elements of klezmer. This will be their first time in Boston! "Of all the ensembles that have emerged in recent years to explore the meaning of klezmer in a new era, few have reached as high as the Cracow Klezmer Band, and fewer still have attained comparable results."- Chicago Tribune.

The Cracow Klezmer Band is: Jaroslaw Bester, accordion; Jaroslaw Tyrala, violin; Oleg Dyyak, accordion, clarinet and percussion; and Wojciech Front, double bass.

October 11, 2003

Casco Bay Tummelers, Bar Mills, ME, Oct 11

The Casco Bay Tummlers will be performing a concert of emotionally charged klezmer music, danceable folk melodies of Eastern Europe, Yiddish "favorites" and original tunes at The Saco River Grange Hall on Saturday, October 11th. Back by popular demand - this is their third annual appearance at the Saco Grange. For those who haven't been there, the Grange is a wonderful, friendly room with great acoustics, right on the Saco River and just a 20 minute drive from Portland.

Over the last year the Tummlers have been working with a new clarinetist, Steve Gruverman. Steve has an extensive background in international folk dance music. As a result, the Tummlers have been broadening their repertoire, learning music which is closely related to klezmer and comes from countries such as Macedonia and Bulgaria. They've also added some beautiful Ladino songs from the Jewish community of Salonika in Greece which feature Julie Goell on vocals. The concert will include original music by bandmembers Carl Dimow and Hayes Porterfield, lots of joyful klezmer standards and the classic Yiddish theater showstopper, "Roumainia, Roumainia," sung by the delightful Nancy 3. Hoffman.

The concert is at 7:30 pm, $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. Call the Grange at 929-6472 for reservations and directions, or get tickets at the door.

Saco River Grange Hall
Salmon Falls Road
Bar Mills, Maine

October 12, 2003

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Oct 12

The October jam at the Workmen's Circle is Sunday October 12, 6-8 PM. We hope you will come and enjoy a great jam led by clarinetist Michael Winograd.

We have been playing mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon St in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner. The Green Line Beacon Street route goes right to the WC (just tell the conductor, "Ich gay in Arbeter Ring," and they'll know where to let you off).

We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should be kept away on account of money.

October 23, 2003

Shirim's Glenn Dickson, Medford, MA, Oct 23

I have another Clarinetrics performance at the Congregational Church, 400 High St., West Medford, MA this coming Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm. Admission by donation. I will play until about 9:30, if you can't make it at 7:30. Hope to see you there. Detailed description below.

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October 25, 2003

Khevre in NEC performance, Boston, MA, Oct 25

Come hear Khevre and others
Satuday October 25'th: 2:30 pm

Performance: East Is East and West Is West, and Here the Twain Do Meet: Performances by NEC students and faculty of music from Indian, Turkish, and Eastern European Jewish musical traditions. Williams Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston

October 26, 2003

NEC Jewish Music Ensemble, Boston, MA, Oct 26

Sunday October 26'th: 5:00 pm,
New England Conservatory
Jordan Hall
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Closing Concert: Glorious Multitudes

Two musical traditions with strong roots at NEC join for a glorious conclusion to the weekend. Celebrating 23 years of Jewish music at NEC-the birthplace of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and many other current practitioners of traditional Eastern European music-alumni join students of the NEC Jewish Music Ensemble onstage in a reunion performance. And as gospel music finds renewed life in the new millennium, NEC’s Millennium Gospel Choir-which debuted at NEC’s Thomas A. Dorsey Gospel Jubilee in 2000-lifts its mighty voice.

di bostoner klezmer, Arlington, MA, Oct 26

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Sunday, Oct. 26
3PM $12 adults, $9 kids & seniors

This trio performs a range of klezmer music, from poignant melodies to rollicking dance tunes.

The Regent Theatre
7 Medford St., just off Mass. Ave.
Arlington Center
Info: www.fireflyatnight.com
Box office: 781.646.4849
Purchase tix online: www.regenttheatre.com/events

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Klezmer in CT, Oct 26

Adrianne Greenbaum, of Klezical Tradition reports: "... just a little performance on October 26 at 4:00 in Bridgeport, CT at the JCCS, 4000 Park Ave. with Cookie Segelstein on fiddle and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl. It's going to be a family-style-indoor Woodstock ... we're representing the klezmer folks with a 25 minute set. $5 admission plus food donation."

October 28, 2003

Zalmen Mlotek, Buffalo, NY, Oct 28

The Buffalo Jewish Community Book Fair presents a free concert featuring:

Zalmen Mlotek - 100 Years of Jewish Theater Music: From the Yiddish Stage to the Klezmer Revival

Sponsored by the Shuman Family Foundation

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 PM

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Road
Amherst, NY

October 29, 2003

Yankele, Worcester, MA, Oct 29

Yankele
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 PM, WORCESTER MA
Assumption College, in the Chapel
500 Salisbury St. RES.
Dr. Franck Corbin 508-767-750

October 30, 2003

Noa, NYC, Oct 30

Noa, Israel's leading international pop star, will appear in concert at the prestigious Kaufman Auditorium of the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 8pm. The concert will feature her virtuoso artistic partners Gil Dor (guitar, vocals) and Zohar Fresco (percussion).

Noa, known in Israel as Achinoam Nini, is among Israel's most beloved and charismatic concert artists, appearing frequently with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and at many festivals and concert venues. In Europe, she has built an enormous following of fans who attend her concerts in the hundreds of thousands each year. She has performed in the major venues of the world, and has appeared as Israel's musical representative at many gatherings of world leaders, and at the Vatican.

Noa, who's family is from Yemen, was raised in New York, and returned to her native Israel at age 17 where she has become a central figure of that countries contemporary culture. Please visit Noa's website at www.noasmusic.com.

For information about Noa's concert at the 92nd Street Y, please visit www.makor.org.

October 31, 2003

Yankele, Suffield, CT, Oct 31

Yankele
Friday, 31 October at 7:30 PM, Suffield, CT
First Congregational Church
81 High St.
James Rogers 413- 734 -1296

Adonai and I, Cambridge, MA, Oct 31

Adonai and I
Fri. October 31st-HALLOWEEN-"Superheros and Villains"
Lizard Lounge- 1667 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA phone-547-0759
Show starts at 9pm, 21+
tickets in advance- $8
at door- $10
$2 off if you arrive as a superhero or villain

opeing the show will be the funk and groove machine:
The Board of Ed

November 1, 2003

David Chevan, New Haven, CT, Nov 1

David Chevan
Saturday, November 1, with pianist Rex Cadwallader at Sage American Bar and Grill, 100 South Water Street, New Haven, (203) 787-3466.

November 2, 2003

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Nov 2

The November jam at the Workmen's Circle is Sunday November 2, 6-8 PM. We hope you will come and enjoy a great jam led by clarinetist Michael Winograd.

We have been playing mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon St in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner. The Green Line Beacon Street route goes right to the WC (just tell the conductor, "Ich gay in Arbeter Ring," and they'll know where to let you off).

We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should be kept away on account of money.

If you have your own list of people who might like to attend, please forward this to them.

The December jam will probably be held on Dec 14, since the Klezmatics are playing on Dec. 7 - keep tuned for definite date.

November 3, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Nov 3

Monday, November 3
Afro-Semitic Experience
8:30 p.m.
Buttonwood Tree
with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Mixashawn.com on tenor saxophone, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion.

The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street
in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

November 4, 2003

SCSU Creative Music Orchestra, New Haven, CT, Nov 4

Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m., the SCSU Creative Music Orchestra, David Chevan, director, end of the semester Concert extravaganza in the Charles Garner Recital Hall (Room 115) in Engleman Hall of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, admission is $3.00, please call (203) 392-6630 for more information.

November 5, 2003

Yiddish song, Brookline, MA, Nov 5

Wednesday, November 5, 2003, 1:00 p.m.
"A Brookliner Shtetl." Brookline Music School faculty
perform Yiddish folk songs, art songs and instrumental
favorites. Featuring vocalist Stephen Pixley, clarinetist
Mark Margolies, pianist Linnéa Bardarson, and bassist
Andrew Blickenderfer.

Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA (near Coolidge Corner)
Free admission.

web: www.bmsmusic.org
info@bmsmusic.org

November 13, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience, Hanover, NH, Nov 13

Afro-Semitic Experience
Thursday, November 13, at 8:00 p.m.
Collis Common Ground, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

November 14, 2003

Art of the Trio, Milford, CT, Nov 14

David Chevan
Friday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m., The Art of Trio, at the Milford Center for the Arts. with Rex Cadwallader and special guest Marty Ehrlich, at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, (203) 878-6647.

November 15, 2003

Wholesale Klezmer, benefit, Northampton, MA, Nov 15

COME DANCE and LISTEN,
CELEBRATE and SUPPORT
the work of
THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASS.
with


THE WHOLESALE KLEZMER BAND


SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 15 th
beginning with Havdalah
at 7:30 p.m.


Congregation B'nai Israel
253 Prospect Street, Northampton
Donation: $12 per adult, $4 per child


All proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Western Mass


Sponsored by the Tikkun Olom Committee of
Congregation B'nai Israel
and the
Wholesale Klezmer Band

Sklamberg, London in Brookline, MA, Nov 15

Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg (both of The Klezmatics) will be performing in an intimate coffeehouse setting. During the second half of the evening, they will host an open klezmer jam session.

Saturday, November 15th at 8pm
Workmen's Circle
1762 Beacon Street
617-566-6281
Brookline MA 02445

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door ($2 discount per Workmen'sCircle member). Mail check (payable to the Workmen's Circle) to the Workmen's Circle. Advance ticket orders must be received by 5pm on November 14th.

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Jewish Events at NOMAD, Nov 15-16, New Haven, CT

2003 NOMAD Festival
November 15-16, 2003

New Haven Career High School
140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT

The 2003 NOMAD Festival of Traditional Music, Art, and Dance will be Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16, 2003, at the New Haven Hill Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT.
The festival will feature:
Participatory dance sessions, including contras, squares, English country, international, and more
Concerts of folk music from the US and around the world
Musical instrument workshops
Sing-alongs and song-swaps
Dance performances
Family song, dance, and craft activities
Storytelling for kids and adults
Handcrafts and folk bazaar


Jewish Happenings

Sat. November 15

11:00 am Family Israeli Dances taught by Danny Pollok
4:00 pm Yale Klezmer Band in concert

Sunday, November 16

12:00 noon Arab and Israeli Dance taught by Danny Pollock
1:00 pm Klezmer Music Jam Led by NEFESH
3:00 pm Klezmer Dance Workshop Taught by Willa Horowitz Music by NEFESH

For lots more info visit the NOMAD website:
www.geocities.com/nomadfest/

November 16, 2003

Jewish Events at NOMAD Folk Fest, Nov 15-16

2003 NOMAD Festival
November 15-16, 2003

New Haven Career High School
140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT

The 2003 NOMAD Festival of Traditional Music, Art, and Dance will be Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16, 2003, at the New Haven Hill Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT.
The festival will feature:
Participatory dance sessions, including contras, squares, English country, international, and more
Concerts of folk music from the US and around the world
Musical instrument workshops
Sing-alongs and song-swaps
Dance performances
Family song, dance, and craft activities
Storytelling for kids and adults
Handcrafts and folk bazaar


Jewish Happenings

Sat. November 15

11:00 am Family Israeli Dances taught by Danny Pollok
4:00 pm Yale Klezmer Band in concert

Sunday, November 16

12:00 noon Arab and Israeli Dance taught by Danny Pollock
1:00 pm Klezmer Music Jam Led by NEFESH
3:00 pm Klezmer Dance Workshop Taught by Willa Horowitz Music by NEFESH

For lots more info visit the NOMAD website:
www.geocities.com/nomadfest/

November 17, 2003

European Crossroads, Boston, MA, Nov 17

I am sending this just as a final reminder that tomorrow night there will be a free concert here at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, labeled European Crossroads. The Concert will feature the NEC Balkan Brass Band, Khevre, Ran Blake, Hankus Netsky and the NEC Jewish Music Ensemble, among other various student and faculty performers-- the shows at 8-- hope some of you can make it- MW

November 20, 2003

Pharaoh's Daughter, Arlington, MA, Nov 20

Pharaoh's DaughterPharaoh's Daughter
Thursday, Nov. 20
8PM, Res. tix $16

Basya Schechter combines her religious jewish spiritual music with a world beat. See them live at The Regent before their appearance on the ABC documentary in December, "Sacred Voices". Special host Pnina from WERS's Chagigah.

The Regent Theatre
7 Medford St., just off Mass. Ave.
Arlington Center
Info: www.fireflyatnight.com
Box office: 781.646.4849
Purchase tix online: www.regenttheatre.com/events

November 22, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience, Hamden, CT, Nov 22

Saturday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. The Afro-Semitic Experience will join fellow artists Yossi Chajes, Cantor Shoshana Lash, Diane Orson, Rick Calvert and Dorothy Goldberg in a Concert for Peace at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut, 203-288-3877.

Glen Dickson, Medford, MA, Nov 22

Glenn Dickson, of Shirim and Naftule's Dream, writes:

I have another Clarinetrics Concert, Nov. 22, 7:30, at the West Medford Congregational Church, 400 High St. Solo Clarinet with electronic sound processing. Spiritual, emotional, and meditative without being vacuous. Plus, the Labyrinth will be kept open for meditative walking. Admission by donation. Call 781-648-4282 with questions, visit www.ccwm-medford.org for driving directions. Hope to see you there.

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Rochester, NY, Nov 22

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Saturday, November 22
Nazareth College Arts Center’s Callahan Theater
4245 East Ave. Rochester, NY
8 p.m.
Tickets are $38 (Groups $34). For tickets and information call (585) 389-2170 or go to www.naz.edu/dept/artscenter.

November 23, 2003

Yiddish Sing, Brookline, MA, Nov 23

Yiddish Sing
Thursday, November 20, 7:30-9:00pm, at the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon
Street, Brookline
Admission: FREE
Yiddish Sing is an informal, multigenerational gathering to sing Yiddish
folk songs. All are welcome, regardless of singing ability or knowledge
of Yiddish. Sponsored by the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. For further
information, please call Mike or Linda at (617) 625-8689.

The Workmen's Circle Yiddish Lecture Series presents
A READING OF YIDDISH POETRY IN ENGLISH AND YIDDISH
Read by Richard Fein, poet, translator, and Professor Emeritus at SUNY,
New

Featuring the work of Anna Margolin, Yankev Glatshteyn, and Avrom
Suztkever

Date: Sunday, November 23
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline
Admission: Free

Fiery, fearless, and stunningly modern, Yiddish poetry exploded onto
the
literary scene in the late nineteenth century and flourished throughout
the first half of the last century. In America, Europe, and later
Israel, Yiddish poets captured in luminous, and oftentimes bold and
experimental verse, the complex personal and communal struggles of life
in a rapidly changing world. Masters of language, they transformed
Yiddish into a powerful medium of poetic expression.
This program is funded, in part, by the Albert E. Marks Charitable
Trust
and the J.T. Zuckerman Fund of the Workmen's Circle.


Thanks!
The Workmen's Circle
circle@workmenscircleboston.org
www.workmenscircleboston.org
1762 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445
P: 617-566-6281

Purchase Klezmer, Purchase, NY, Nov 23

The Purchase Klezmer Band will be performing at SUNY
Purchase on November 23rd at 7pm. The performance will
take place in the Music Conservatory Recital Hall. There
is no charge for entry. Adam Berkowitz (Clarinet), Ronen
Codor (Accordion), Carl Negro (Piano), and Steve Solook
(Drums).


735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase NY, 10577

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Albany, NY, Nov 23

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Sunday, November 23
Temple Israel,
600 New Scotland Avenue
Albany NY
4 p.m.
Tickets are $9 - $18 in advance; $12 - $22 at the door. Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Emeth. For tickets and information call 518-438-7858 Ext. 117 or 518-436-9761 or go to www.TempleIsraelAlbany.org.

November 30, 2003

Khevre on the Air, Boston, MA, Nov 30

Khevre, live performance on Boston Radio
Sunday, November 30th, 9:00- 11:00 AM
WERS, 88.9 FM

Klezmer Nutcracker, Cambridge, MA, Nov 30

album coverThe Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer Nutcracker

Ellen Kushner and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra

November 30, shows at 3:00pm & 5:30pm

Regattabar, Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

$16 / kids under 12: $10.

Info & Tix: 617-876-7777, www.Concertix.com

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December 1, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Dec 1

Monday, December 1, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Mixashawn.com on tenor saxophone, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

Klezmer Conservatory Band, Purchase, NY Dec 1

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Sunday, December 1
The Performing Arts Center
755 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase College
Purchase, NY.

Concert at 3 p.m.
Tickets $30 - $35.
For tickets, call 914-251-6200 or visit www.artscenter.org

December 4, 2003

Afro-Semitic Experience, W. Hartford, CT, Dec 4

December 4, the Afro-Semitic Experience will be playing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at ChanukaMania! at West Hartford Center. Our performance will be in in the marble lobby of the Central Theater building, 970 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut, call 860-231-2424 ext. 3010 for details.

December 9, 2003

SCSU Creative Music Orchestra, New Haven, CT, Dec 9

Tuesday, December 9, at 8:00 p.m., the SCSU Creative Music Orchestra, David Chevan, director, end of the semester Concert extravaganza in the Charles Garner Recital Hall (Room 115) in Engleman Hall of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, admission is $3.00, please call (203) 392-6630 for more information.

December 11, 2003

Khevre, Arlington, MA, Dec 11

band photoKhevre Thursday, Dec. 11
8PM Res. tix $16

New sounds in Jewish music. These conservatory trained musicians have "truly brought this music up to date", says Hankus Netsky, founder of The Klezmer Conservatory Band. While immersed in the Jewish tradition, the music of Khevre creatively blends elements of jazz, Latin, Turkish, and American Folk music for a refreshingly unique sound.

The Regent Theatre
7 Medford St., just off Mass. Ave.
Arlington Center
Info: www.fireflyatnight.com
Box office: 781.646.4849
Purchase tix online: www.regenttheatre.com/events

December 12, 2003

Art of the Trio, Milford, CT, Dec 12

David Chevan
Friday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m., The Art of Trio, at the Milford Center for the Arts. with Rex Cadwallader and special guest Chris Morrison, at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, (203) 878-6647.

December 14, 2003

Klezmer movie, Concord, MA, Dec 14

KLEZMER ON FISH STREET (2003) AND THE KLEZMANIACS:
Presented by Acton-Concord Area Hadassah and Kerem Shalom of Concord, MA

The Acton-Concord Area Hadassah Chapter and Kerem Shalom of Concord, MA will
be presenting the Boston premiere of the film, Klezmer on Fish Street, along
with live Klezmer music from the featured Klezmaniacs. The film and concert
will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2003, from 3:00-5:30pm, at Kerem Shalom.

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December 19, 2003

Wholesale Klezmer, Westminster West, Vermont, Dec 19

Wholesale Klezmer Band
A community celebration of the Jewish festival of lights will be held on Friday, December 19, and will feature a live performance of the The Wholesale Klezmer Band. This is the second time Westminster West has hosted this Channakah celebration. The first was a wonderful success with hot latkes, joyous dancing, stories shared and the lights of many menorahs filling the windows and brightening hearts.

The celebration will once again include a pot luck dinner, dreidle playing, storytelling, and candle lighting. Latkes - a traditional Channakah potato pancake- will be provided. The event, which is free of charge, will be held at the Westminster West Congregational Church at 5:30 p.m. on December 19. For more information call 387-5788

December 20, 2003

Wholesale Klezmer, Saratoga Springs, NY, Dec 20

Wholesale Klezmer Band
Once again, we return to Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY for the second night of Chanukah. As usual, our concert will be a mix of the familiar and the never heard before in Saratoga-- songs and instrumental music,-- including an updated Yiddish vaudeville song about the corrupting effects of money, and its antidote--a traditional Yiddish song about the values without which money is useless. Subtitles will be provided for audience members not fluent in Yiddish.

Caffé Lena is at 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Concert time is 6 PM
For reservations and information, call 518-583-0022

Margot Leverett, Bridgeport, CT, Dec 20

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
December 20:
Bluegrass Hannukah Party at the Acoustic Cafe,
2926 Fairfield Avenue,
Bridgeport CT,
8:00 pm, $10,
(203) 335-FOLK;
www.AcoustiCafe.com

December 21, 2003

Casco Bay Tummlers, Biddeford, Maine, Dec 21

Casco Bay Tummlers
Sun., Dec. 21, 5 - 8 p.m. Community Potluck & Chanukah party at
Congregation Etz Chaim in Biddeford, 345 Bacon Street. Donation. Contact:
kporttkd@Adelphia.net

December 22, 2003

Casco Bay Tummlers, Brunswick, Maine, Dec 22

Casco Bay Tummlers
Mon. Dec. 22, Chanukah dinner at Henry & Marty's Restaurant, 61 Maine St.,
Brunswick. Call 725-4191 for times and details

December 23, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-29

KlezKamp returns to CatskillsThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

To find out more about KlezKamp, see Ari Davidow's article about KlezKamp '96 or Ben Gerhon's article about KlezKamp '99

December 24, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 24

KlezKamp logoThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

December 25, 2003

Jewish Music, Hamden, CT, Dec 25

December 25 Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music at 5:00 p.m, featuring Cantor Shoshana Lash, Dorothy Goldberg and the Congregation Mishkan Israel Kapelye led by David Chevan, Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

Shirim, 11th Annual Concert, Brookline, MA, Dec 25

Come to Shirim's 11th annual klezmer holiday concert.
December 25, show at 12:00pm.
at the Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline.
Tickets: $18 & $12 (kids & seniors)
Information: Tickets at the Box Office: (617) 734-2500 or online at www.Coolidge.org

Concert will feature the Klezmer Nutcracker Suite, as always, and some great klezmer music. Please come.

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 25

KlezKamp logoThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

December 26, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26

KlezKamp logoThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

December 27, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 27

KlezKamp logoThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

December 28, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 28

KlezKamp logoThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, Dec 28

Boston’s "best underappreciated band," Naftule's Dream will play the Zeitgeist Gallery (1353 Cambridge St., Innman Square, Cambridge, MA 617-876-6060) on December 28, 7-9pm. Suggested admission donation is $8.

December 29, 2003

KlezKamp ends, Catskills, NY, Dec 29

KlezKamp logoThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

December 31, 2003

First Night: Klezmer Conservatory Band, Boston, MA, Dec 31

Klezmer Conservatory Band
Tuesday, December 31 at
Berklee Performance Center, Boston for
First Night.

Shows at 6 and 7:15 p.m.
Tickets $15 First Night Admission Button.

January 4, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Jan 4

Dear klezmorim

We are back from KlezKamp, bursting with energy from the week of wonderful Jewish music and culture. We are sure this energy will rub off on everyone who attends our January Jam.

The January jam at the Workmen's Circle is Sunday January 4, 6-8 PM. Our regular jam leader, Michael Winograd, played at the opening night staff concert and at the closing night's festivities with Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars. Michael is out of town January 4, but we'll have a great jam led by Jim Guttmann, bassist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and just returned from teaching at KlezKamp.

We have been playing mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner. The Green Line Beacon Street route goes right to the WC (just tell the conductor, "Ich gay in Arbeter Ring," and they'll know where to let you off).

We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should be kept away on account of money.

January 11, 2004

North of Boston Klezmer Brunch, Reading, MA, Jan 11

Our first North of Boston Klezmer Brunch was a great success. We had a very
nice instrumental mix-- a couple of violins, a couple of clarinets, a tsimbl
and a keyboard.
And we made some beautiful music, which is what it is all all about!

NEXT NOB Klezmer BRUNCH DATE: Sunday, Jan 11th, 2004!
TIME: around 12:30 PM
PLACE: In the vicinity of our prior Reading, MA location, will update closer
to the date..

As usual, all instruments are welcome, but for this next session I am
especially interested in getting a bass and a singer.
So, please come, and if you cannot make it , pass this along to your
friends.

January 15, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, Woodbridge, CT, Jan 15

Thursday, January 15, David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo, Avadim Hayinu, 1:00 p.m., Ezra Academy, 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut, for info please call: 203-389-5500.

January 17, 2004

Klezmatics, Pittsfield, MA, Jan 17

Klezmatics
January 17
Berkshire Museum (rescheduled from 12/03)
Pittsfield, MA
More info:
www.berkshiremuseum.org

January 21, 2004

Khevre members, Boston, MA, Jan 21

Michael Winograd and Carmen Staaf (of Khevre) with vocalist Tanya Jacobs live at the Western Front Club, this wedsday, Jan. 21 at 9:00 PM. The Western Front Club is located at 343 Western Ave, Cambridge. (617.492.7772)

With Michael- clarinet, Carmen- Accordion
Klezmer Duo and French Trio music with Vocalist Tanya Jacobs

"Michael's an idiot, but Carmen's a great musician. It's lucky for him, that
she lets him tag along"- sarah gordon

I think the price is $5... alrightee-- hope some can make it

January 25, 2004

Klezmer, Classical, Trad. Amer., Middletown, CT, Jan 18

FIDDLERS 3

A concert of Classical, Klezmer and Traditional American Fiddle Music
Cookie Segelstein, Stacy Phillips and Netta Hadari
with Jim Guttmann

Jan 25, 2004 (rescheduled from Jan 18)
3PM
Congregation Adath Israel
46 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT

Call 860-346-4709 for information

[Note: Cookie Segelstein is in the highly regarded Veretski Pass and Klezical Tradition; Stacy Phillips has been reviewed on the KlezmerShack for his solo work, and for his work with jazz bassist David Chevan, and Jim Guttman, when not teaching, is bass player for the Klezmer Conservatory Band. ari]

January 30, 2004

Naftule's Dream, Boston, Jan 30

Naftule’s Dream will play the Artists-At-Large Gallery (37 Everett St., corner of Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, Boston, 617-276-3223 on January 30, 8:00pm. Suggested admission donation is $8.

Naftule’s Dream features musicians from a diverse list of bands prominent on the local music scene including Brandon Seabrook (electric guitar) and Jim Gray (tuba), Michael McLaughlin (accordion) , Gary Bohan(trumpet); Eric Rosenthal (drums), and bandleader/clarinetist Glenn Dickson.

"(Naftule’s Dream) stretch the limits of densely composed and then freely jammed-out music of deep emotional resonance. It’s a crazy-ass circus one minute, a funeral procession another, and everything in between the rest of the time." -Richard Gehr, The Villiage Voice

Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Jan 30

Naftules Dream live Who: Naftule’s Dream When: January 30, 8:00 p.m.Where: Artists-At-Large Gallery, 37 Everett St., corner of Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, Boston, 617-276-3223 Tickets: $8 donation

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February 1, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, Hartford, CT, Feb 1

Sunday, Feb 1, David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo, Avadim Hayinu, 3:00 p.m. the Atrium of the newly renovated Hartford Pubic Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for further information please call: 860-695-6300.

Robert Cohen, Brighton, MA, Feb 1

I'll be speaking this Sunday (yes, Super Bowl Sunday ...) *afternoon* (2/1),
at 2 p.m. (plus desserts and beverages) at Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe,
113 Washington St., Brighton, MA, on MUSIC OF THE PSALMS: FROM KING DAVID'S
TIME TO OUR OWN. I'll be discussing the intriguing musical and liturgical
history of the Psalms and sharing recorded arrangements of the Psalms in
over a dozen musical styles, from 17th-century Renaissance to 19th-century
classical and operatic; from Hassidic and neo-Hassidic to a cappella; from
bluegrass to world music.

Will also have CDs for sale!

-- Robert Cohen

February 2, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Monday, Feb 2, Middletown, CT

Monday, February 2, the Afro-Semitic Experience, 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Mixashawn.com on tenor saxophone, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

February 5, 2004

Afro-Semitic Trio, Waterbury, CT, Feb 5

Thursday, February 5, the Afro-Semitic Power Trio Experience, featuring Warren Byrd, Alvin Carter, Jr., and David Chevan at the Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. For further information please contact Kjell Wangensteen 203-753-0381, x20.

February 7, 2004

Tu B'Shvat celebration, Ithaca, NY, Feb 7

Please join us for a

Festive Melave Malke
In honor Shabbat Shira and Tu BąShvat

An evening of music, stories and song in the Hasidic and klezmer traditions

Featuring:
Joel Rubin (clarinet)
Peter Rushefsky (tsimbl)
Rabbi Eli Silberstein (song and story)

7:30pm
Motz'ei Shabbes (Saturday evening)
February 7, 2004
Muller Chapel
Ithaca College

Kosher Tu B'Shvat refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by Hillel and Jewish Studies at IC and Chabad-Ithaca

For more information, contact:
Aron Gutman, Program Director
Hillel at Ithaca College
1001 Muller Chapel
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-274-7001
fax: 274-1901
agutman@ithaca.edu

Pete Siegel, Brookline, MA, Feb 7

The Workmen's Circle presents:
Pete Siegel and Friends in Concert

Saturday, February 7 at 8pm
1762 Beacon Street in Brookline

TICKETS:
$8 in advance $10 at the door. Mail check (payable to the Workmen's Circle)
to the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline MA, 02445. Advance
ticket orders must be received by 5pm on February 6th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
contact the Workmen's Circle at 617-566-6281 or
circle@workmenscircleboston.org

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Afro-Semitic Experience, W. Hartford, CT, Feb 7

Saturday February 7,, the Afro-Semitic Experience, 8:00 p.m. at Beth David Synagogue, 20 Dover Road, West Hartford, Connecticut, for tickets and further information please call: 860-236-1241. -0381, x20.

February 8, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Feb 8

the monthly klezmer jam at the workmans circle in brookline, usually on the first sunday of the month, will be taking place on the following sunday this month, on the 8th.....due to a superbowl-- it will be taking place at 6:30 pm-- come one, come two-- arlightee-- take it easy folkies, Michael Winograd

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February 13, 2004

Adonai and I, Cambridge, MA, Feb 13

David Gould's "Ad-nai and I" is bringing its eclectic roots reggae and dub sounds back to Cambridge, MA!

Fri. February 13th- Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA phone-547-0759
doors at 10pm
tickets in advance- $6
at door- $8
opening the show will be the local Boston Reggae group:
The Well

February 15, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Cambridge, MA, Feb 15

Fellow Klezmorim,

Our last North of Boston jam was so successful (btw. 15-20 musicians in my dining room!!!!) that we decided to move it. Our next jam will be hosted by Dan Wikler who has a much bigger living room.

Note that this new location IS ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSIT (Harvard or Porter Square T stops).

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 15th, 12:30 pm till 2:30 pm (?)
WHERE: 54 Hammond Street, Cambridge, MA ( is that still North of Boston?)

The music transcriptions will be available electronically in PDF format. For more on the music or anything else including directions, e-mail Vlad Liberman. He will put you on his Jam e-mailing list, where you can get a lot more details.

Hope to see you there and let's set a new attendance record this time!

Vlad Liberman

February 21, 2004

Yair Dalal with Joel Rubin, Ithaca, NY, Feb 21

Yair Dalal
Iraqi-Jewish Desert Music from Israel

Featuring:
Yair Dalal (oud - arabic lute, violin, vocals)
Avi Agababa (percussion, vocals)

With guest appearances by local musicians (Hank Roberts, cello and others), including members of the Cornell Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (Joel Rubin, clarinet and others)

Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 8pm
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
Corner of Buffalo and Aurora Streets
doors open at 7:15pm

Yair Dalal was nominated for a 2002 BBC Radio 3 World Music Award. His
music is a mix of his own Iraqi-Jewish musical heritage and Israeli
Beduin traditions with original material inspired by both. He uses his
music as a cultural bridge between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.
Dalal performed with Israeli and Palestinian children choirs at the
1994 Israeli-Palestinian Peace ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
www.yairdalal.com

Advance Tickets $18 ($22 at the door) students-$10 w/ID

On sale at Small World Music at 614 W. State Street, Greenstar, and
Ithaca Guitar Works
Also available at CU Hillel ($10 for students)

Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk, Boston, MA, Feb 29

Jack Falk writes:

About 10 years ago I was drafted as music director for a
puppet theater production of "The Dybbuk" here in Portland.
(Since then I've worked on two other productions of the same
play, leading me to speculate that while possession might
not actually be 9/10 of the law, it was certainly approaching
9/10 of my musical activity.)

After all this time, "Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk" has been remounted, and this time it's going on the road. In Boston, there are two performances: Sat 2/28 8 pm and Sun 2/29 2 pm at the Jewish Theatre of New England, Leventhal-
Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton. For ticket info: 617-965-5226 or Pgoldman@jccgb.org.

Here's a link to the article in playbill.com:
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/print/83609.html

February 23, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Somerville, MA, Feb 23

The Afro-Semitic Experience
Please join us for a free concert at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts
at 8 pm on Monday, February 23 in the Alumnae Lounge of the Aidekeman Arts Center at Tufts.

Here is a URL with Driving directions to get there:

www.tufts.edu/as/gallery/info/directions.html

For more information about this event please call 617.627.3242 or visit the following web site:
www.tufts.edu/as/stu-org/hillel/soul

February 28, 2004

Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk, Boston, MA, Feb 28

Jack Falk writes:

About 10 years ago I was drafted as music director for a
puppet theater production of "The Dybbuk" here in Portland.
(Since then I've worked on two other productions of the same
play, leading me to speculate that while possession might
not actually be 9/10 of the law, it was certainly approaching
9/10 of my musical activity.)

After all this time, "Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk" has been remounted, and this time it's going on the road. In Boston, there are two performances: Sat 2/28 8 pm and Sun 2/29 2 pm at the Jewish Theatre of New England, Leventhal-
Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton. For ticket info: 617-965-5226 or Pgoldman@jccgb.org.

Here's a link to the article in playbill.com:
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/print/83609.html

March 4, 2004

Steven Greenman, Pete Rushefsky, Ithaca, NY, Mar 4

"Di Tsvey" ("The Duo")
Steven Greenman, violin and
Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl (cimbalom/hammered dulcimer)
Thursday, March 4, 8:15 PM

Ford Hall-- Whalen Center

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Visiting guest recital by world-renowned klezmer violinist Steven Greenman and tsimbl (cimbalom / hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky playing a program of original and rarely heard klezmer pieces.

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Divahn, Stony Brook, NY, Mar 4

Divahn
Thursday, March 4th, 8:00 pm
Stony Brook, New York
"My Heart is in the East":
A Celebration of Asian Jewish Cultures
The Charles B. Wang Center
at the front of
Stony Brook University
Free for students from any school
$10 for all others
Event website: www.sunysb.edu/sb/wang/heart.shtml

March 7, 2004

Khevre, W. Hartford, CT, Mar 7

band photoKhevre live @ Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, CT Purim Family concert and party 11:30 am Free and open to the public!!! www.emanuelsynagogue.org

March 10, 2004

Khevre, Cambridge, MA, Mar 10

band photoKhevre Wedsday, March 10th live @ Zeitgeist Gallery in Cambridge, MA 7:30 PM only $5!! www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

March 14, 2004

North of Boston Klezmer Jam, Cambridge, MA, Mar 14

This coming Sunday is the wonderful North of Boston Klezmer Brunch!

WHEN: Sunday March 14th, 12:30 PM
WHERE: Dan Wikler is again our host. 54 Hammond Street, Cambridge, MA

IF you need more details/directions, e-mail me directly.

We now have a website, albeit a very primitive one- (I am keeping my daytime
job...) Nevertheless,you can see some of the tunes that we play and how we
play them.
www.gis.net/~vovka0

If you want to get on the Jam mailing list please e-mail me directly and we
hope to see everyone there-- plenty of room!

Vlad Liberman
Reading, MA
781 944 1950
Email Me

di bostoner klezmer, Amherst, MA, Mar 14

We're happy to announce two "di bostoner klezmer" concerts over the next month that may be of interest:

** Sunday, February 29, Tonic brunch,
107 Norfolk St. (between Delancey and Rivington) New York City,
1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $10 for one set, $15 for both

** Sunday, March 14, National Yiddish Book Center,
Amherst, MA 2 p.m. $5

We are Dobe (Dena) Ressler, Brian Bender, and Terry Traub, and between us we play clarinet, accordion, trombone, melodica, fiddle, piano and...who knows what other instruments...we'll play a few of original numbers, too.

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March 16, 2004

Joel Rubin, Cornell, NY, Mar 16

Joel Rubin Group residency at Cornell
March 16-19:

The trio consisting of Joel Rubin, clarinet, Claudio Jacomucci, accordion,
and David Chernyavsky, violin, will be in residency at Cornell from March
16-19, 2004. This event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts,
the Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Cornell Society for
the Humanities, the Institute for European Studies, and Cornell Hillel.


March 16
8:00 pm: Recital David Cheryavsky, violin, Xak Bjerken, piano, Barnes
Auditorium. Works by Brahms, Debussey, Bloch and Nathan Milstein.

March 17, 2004

Joel Rubin Group residency, Cornell, NY, Mar 16-19

Joel Rubin Group residency at Cornell
March 16-19:

The trio consisting of Joel Rubin, clarinet, Claudio Jacomucci, accordion,
and David Chernyavsky, violin, will be in residency at Cornell from March
16-19, 2004. This event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts,
the Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Cornell Society for
the Humanities, the Institute for European Studies, and Cornell Hillel.

March 17
8:00 pm: Concert Joel Rubin Ensemble, "Beregovskiąs Wedding: Forgotten
Musical Treasures from the Jewish Ukraine", Barnes Auditorium. Klezmer.
With guest appearances by Peter Rushefsky, tsimbl, and the debut of the
Cornell Klezmer Ensemble.

March 18, 2004

Joel Rubin Klezmer Master Class, Cornell, NY, Mar 18

Joel Rubin Group residency at Cornell
March 16-19:

The trio consisting of Joel Rubin, clarinet, Claudio Jacomucci, accordion,
and David Chernyavsky, violin, will be in residency at Cornell from March
16-19, 2004. This event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts,
the Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Cornell Society for
the Humanities, the Institute for European Studies, and Cornell Hillel.

March 18
9:00-11:00 am: Chamber Music Master Class, David Chernyavsky (St. Petersburg
String Quartet), B-20 Lincoln Hall.

12:30-1:15 pm: Midday concert Claudio Jacomucci, Contemporary accordion
music by Berio, Tedde, Kurtág, Zorn, Garau, and Piazzola, B-20 Lincoln Hall

7:00-10:00 pm: Klezmer music workshop/master class Joel Rubin (with special
guest Peter Rushefsky, Syracuse, tsimbl [Eastern European hammered
dulcimer]), as well as Claudio Jacomucci, accordion), 124 Lincoln Hall.

March 19, 2004

Joel Rubin Group Residency, Cornell, NY, Mar 16-19

Joel Rubin Group residency at Cornell
March 16-19:

The trio consisting of Joel Rubin, clarinet, Claudio Jacomucci, accordion,
and David Chernyavsky, violin, will be in residency at Cornell from March
16-19, 2004. This event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts,
the Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Cornell Society for
the Humanities, the Institute for European Studies, and Cornell Hillel.

March 19
1:25-4:25 Composers Forum, Contemporary Accordion Techniques, Claudio
Jacomucci, 316 Lincoln Hall (in Cox Music Library).

March 21, 2004

Klezmatics, Newton, MA, Mar 21

Klezmatics
Family Hanukkah Concert
Jump, rock and swing with Internationally acclaimed Klezmer superstars who bring their infectious high energy music for a rousing Hanukkah concert.
Sunday, March 21 1pm and 3pm

[rescheduled due to snowstorm back in December]

Joel Rubin and friends in dance+concert, Ithaca, NY, Mar 21

Jewish Studies at Ithaca College to host big-time Klezmer
collaboration:

On Sunday, March 21st at 7:30 pm the Ithaca College Klezmorim, under
the direction of Dr. Peter Rothbart, will perform a concert for
listening and dancing at Emerson Suites on the Ithaca College Campus.
They will be joined and led by world-renowned klezmer clarinetist Joel
Rubin
and his Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble. Yiddish dance
expert Roey Mendel will teach and lead klezmer dance before and during
the concert.

Contact: Aron Gutman ­ agutman@ithaca.edu or 607-274-7001.


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March 24, 2004

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, Mar 24

The church at the end of the alley, decent punk typeNaftule’s Dream CD Release Party for "Live in Florence" at Ryle’s March 24

Naftule’s Dream will celebrate the release of their latest CD, "Live in Florence" (Innova) with a performance at Ryle’s Jazz Club (212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-876-9330, www.rylesjazz.com) on March 24, at 8:30p.m., tickets are $7. "Live in Florence" captures the Boston-based Naftule’s Dream before a packed house in Italy at the end of a European tour and documents the band’s intense live energy at its very best. Opening up the evening will be the eclectic guitar trio, Fat Little Bastard.(FLB).

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March 26, 2004

Hip Hop Hoodíos, Nassau College, NY, Mar 26

band members
Hip Hop Hoodíos

Nassau Community Folk Festival In Long Island on Friday, March 26th
Nassau County Community College, Long Island - 516-572-7153
www.ncc.edu

April 3, 2004

Glenn Dickson, W. Medford, MA, Apr 3

I am doing another of my Clarinetrics performances, this time in a
double-bill with the very excellent Oen Kennedy. It will be at the
Congregational Church of West Medford, Saturday, April 3, at 8:00pm. The
church is located at 400 High St., West Medford and admission is by
donation. Call me at 781-648-4282 for information. The Labyrinth will be
open for walking or you can just listen to the music which will be
meditative but an unusual sort of meditative. Oen will not be doing his
regular singer-songwriter show but a set of meditative music on piano,
tongue drum, bells, maybe some singing and guitar. Who knows what the muse
will bring? I will be playing my clarinet with electronics, ala Robert
Fripp. Hopefully Oen and I will also play together. It will be a very
unique evening. Please come.
I will print some background info below in case you are interested in more.
Peace,
Glenn Dickson

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April 4, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Apr 4

we're still saying: Friling iz do (efsher). Pesach certainly is here, the day after the jam, so clean out the chometz with a chosidl.

Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle April klezmer jam Sunday April 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

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April 8, 2004

Wholesale Klezmer, Buckland, MA, Apr 8

Wholesale Klezmer
The Great Mohawk Save Our Schools Concert
Thursday, April 8th at 7p.m.
at Mohawk High School (Route 112, Buckland)
Tickets are $5 ($20 family rate for up to 6)
www.WholesaleKlezmer.com/saveourschools

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April 15, 2004

Atzilut and R. Shefa Gold, Bard College, Apr 15

BARD’S JEWISH AND MUSLIM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS PRESENT THE
ENVISION PEACE CONCERT
AT BARD COLLEGE ON APRIL 15
8:00pm, Olin Hall
$10 admission; free to Bar students, faculty, staff

Atzilut, a 10-person Arab and Jewish ensemble, will perform in concert with an opening and closing chant for peace by Rabbi Shefa Gold

A Meet the Artists Middle Eastern reception for Bard students will be held in Village Dorm A Sacred Space at 6:00 p.m. For further information, e-mail Rabbi Goldie Milgram at rebgoldiem@aol.com or call 845-758-6822.

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April 17, 2004

David Glukh Klezmer, Apr 17, Rosendale, NY

David Glukh Klezmer
Ensemble

April 17th, 2004
Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale, NY
9PM

April 19, 2004

Klezical Tradition, Springfield, MA, Apr 19

As part of the Western New England College Holocaust series of presentations, The Klezical Tradition will perform a concert for their final event on April 19, 7:30 PM. Western New England College, Springfield, MA, Sleith Hall, 100. Full length, concert featuring Fraidy Katz, vocalist, Walter Mamlok, clarinetist, guest fiddler Beth Cohen, Adrianne Greenbaum, wood flutes and keyboard, guest bassist Roy Weisman.

April 24, 2004

Kaplan-Rushefsky at NEFFA, Natick, MA, Apr 24

Rebecca Kaplan and Pete Rushefsky, NEFFA, Natick, MA, April 24

Saturday, April 24, 2004, 8-9
Yiddish Music Concert (featuring folk songs with tsimbl accompaniment)
New England Folk Festival, Natick High School, Natick, MA
www.neffa.org

April 25, 2004

Jewish Peoples Philharmonic Chorus, Old Bethpage, NY, Apr 25

The Jewish Peoples Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) with conductor Binyumen
("Ben") Schaechter announces the following upcoming performance:

Sunday evening, April 25, 2004, 6:30 PM
Place: Temple Beth Elohim, 926 Round Swamp Rd,
Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York 11804
Event: JPPC concert
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Cocktail Party; Concert @ 6:30 PM
Info, Tix: 516-694-4544; www.mytemple.org

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April 26, 2004

Free klezmer concert, Boston, MA, Apr 26

Hankus Netsky and the NEC Jewish Music Ensemble
live @ New England Conservatory
Room G01, 8pm
$none

April 30, 2004

Isle of Klezbos, Troy, NY, Apr 30

Isle of Klezbos!
RPI Chapel + Cultural Center,
Troy NY
Friday, April 30
8:00pm
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute C+CC
2125 Burdett Avenue
Info: 518-274-7793 or
www.rpi.edu/web/C+CC/ccc/schedule.html

May 2, 2004

Casco Bay Tummlers, Cambridge, MA, May 2

Casco Bay Tummlers

Klezmer, Old & New
Balkan, Jewish, Greek & Israeli Dancing

All Asia Cafe
334 Mass Ave.
Central Sq.
Cambridge, MA
May 2, 2004
2:00 – 4:30
$5 (suggested)
For more information:
(617) 497-1544 (cafe)
gruve@maine.rr.com (band)

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, May 2

Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle May klezmer jam next week -- Sunday May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. We usually learn one piece by ear each time. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano. The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route. This month's jam will be led by clarinetist Dena Resler. We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should stay away on account of money.

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"Music of our heritage", Concord, MA, May 2

Four of greater Boston’s best-known Klezmer musicians — Rosalie Gerut, Hankus Netsky, Ilene Stahl, and Andrew Blickenderfer — will come together for a concert titled “Music of Our Heritage: From Classics to Klez” on Sunday, May 2 at 7:30 pm. The concert is being sponsored by and is being held at Congregation Kerem Shalom, which is located at 659 Elm Street in Concord, near the Concord rotary on Route 2. Tickets for the event are $15 ($10 for children under 13) and are available only at the door.

May 6, 2004

di bostoner klezmer, Southbridge, MA, May 6

If you're near central Mass. this coming Thursday, May 6, we hope you'll come catch one of di bostoner klezmer's spirited concerts! (and introduce yourself!) It's near the Sturbridge exit of the Mass Pike and not too far from CT.

We promise you good listening, a seldom-heard suite,
With selections of freylekhs that sure can't be beat!

Jacob Edwards Library, in Southbridge, MA:
236 Main St.
Telephone: 508-764-542

Concert starts at 6 P.M.

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Khevre, Cambridge, MA, May 6

band photoKhevre New Jewish and Yiddish Music to the Max live @ Zeitgeist Gallery Cambridge, MA


Thursday, May 6th
10PM (late show), $5
www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

We will be playing new material, including even more 20th century yiddish poetry set to music. We will also be performing music from our upcoming record.

May 8, 2004

Yarmulkazi, Providence, RI, May 8

Yarmulkazi, Brown University's klezmer band, is having their CD-Release Concert for "Out of the Klezet!"

Saturday, May 8, 9 pm, Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown St., Providence

Free music, food, and dance!!!

Jewish instrumental music, Ithaca, NY, May 8

Ithaca: On Saturday, May 8th, promptly at 10 pm (after Shabbat), the Carriage House Café will present an evening of Jewish instrumental Klezmer music and Hasidic song as a part of the 'Crossing Borders' multi-cultural radio concert series, soon to be aired regularly on WVBR. Featured artists include Joel Rubin (clarinet, musical direction), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl -- Eastern European Jewish hammered dulcimer), Rabbi Eli Silberstein (song and story) and The Cornell Klezmer Ensemble. The concert will be in honor of the Jewish festival of Lag Ba'Omer, which begins at sundown on that day. Lag Ba'Omer marks the 33rd day of the seven-week partial mourning period between the holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot, and is only day during this period where weddings, dancing and public performances of music are allowed to take place according to traditional Judaism.

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May 9, 2004

Wholesale Klezmer, Amherst, MA, May 9

Vos iz vikhtik? What's important?

Jewish values of charity, social justice, kindness, honesty, helping others to earn a living, peacemaking and learning are the subject matter of a new group of traditional and old-but-updated songs and stories to be featured at the Wholesale Klezmer Band's upcoming concert:

Sunday, May 9th
2pm
at the National Yiddish Book Center
on the Campus of Hampshire College
Amherst, Massachusetts

Come at noon for a workshop on What Makes Yiddish Music Jewish presented by clarinetist Sherry Mayrent

for more information see www.bikher.org/+calendar

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May 14, 2004

Art of Trio, Milford, CT, May 14

David Chevan
Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., The Art of Trio, at the Milford Center for the Arts. with Rex Cadwallader and special guest Rex Denton, at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, (203) 878-6647.

May 16, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Reading, MA, May 16

Last reminder for this Sunday's May 16th 12:30 pm Jam at Temple Emmanuel, Reading, MA, as part of the annual arts festival

Plenty of free food will be provided.
Plenty of room for spectators and participants in the social hall.

The temple is at 120 Chestnut street in Wakefield, MA. For directions: www.geocities.com/temple_emmanuel/temple-directions.htm

For information on getting music (posted to the web in PDF format) and directions, please email Vlad Liberman or visit www.gis.net/~vovka0.

May 19, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Woodbridge, CT, May 19

Wednesday, May 19, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:00 p.m. at the Greater New Haven Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut, for more information call Shelley Gans 203-387-2522 x206.

Beyond Klezmer: the diversity of new Jewish music, WAMC Radio, NY, May 19

On May 19th, Alicia Jo Rabins is hosting a radio show on WAMC, 90.3FM, Northeast Public Radio (Albany). (Also available on www.wamc.org.) It's going to be live from 8-10 p.m. and it's going to be cutting edge interpretations of Jewish music. In other words, two hours of klezmer. The participants:

Golem
Mikveh
Alicia Svigals Fidl Ensemble
Jon Madof

Hosted by Rabins; co-produced by me and by Aaron Bisman, founder and executive producer of JDub Records, a new Jewish music label.

May 22, 2004

Nefesh, New Milford, CT, May 22

Nefesh in Concert

Saturday, May 22nd at 8:30pm
Merryall Center for the Arts
Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Tickets $15
for reservations, directions, etc., phone: 860-354-7264
or visit www.merryall.org

May 23, 2004

Kol B'Seder, Sharon, MA, May 23

THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

On Sunday May 23 at 7:00 p.m. Temple Sinai of Sharon, MA (where I serve as cantor) is hosting "KOL B'SEDER and FRIENDS", an evening of unforgettable music featuring the duo "Shirav" (Rabbis David Paskin and Menachem Creditor), Rabbi David Wolfman, Cantor Judith Seplowin, "The Freilech Band" (oy, can they rock!) from Temple Isaiah of Lexington, MA, with special guest Doug Cotler. Sharon is 10 minutes from I-95, just a half hour south of Boston, and an easy drive from much of New England. General admission tickets are $18 at the door ($15 in advance if you call 781 784-6081). Reserved seating is available. All proceeds will benefit Temple Sinai and the American Conference of Cantors.

Full information is at our web site: www.temple-sinai.com

Wholesale Klezmer, Cambridge, MA, May 23

Wholesale Klezmer
Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

8:00 PM

Concert
at
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, Mass.
For reservations: 617-492-7679.
clubpassim.com/

June 2, 2004

Nefesh, New Haven JCC, CT, Jun 2

Please Join Nefesh Wednesday, June 2nd at the New Haven JCC, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge CT as we kick off this fun series . . .

'For the first time ever, the New Haven JCC is holding outdoor BBQ's on the Cafe Terrace with live music on Wednesday evenings from 5-9pm from June 2 thru Aug. 18. There is no cover charge for most of the BBQ's except for July 14th. Join us for chicken, burgers, hot dogs and the fixin's. Music will start around 6:30pm.'

For JCC info call: 203-387-2522 x295 - web:www.jccnh.org

In case of rain the music moves inside the Cafe and fine meatless offerings will be available. The JCC strictly observes kosher dietary laws.

June 7, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Jun 7

Monday, June 7, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Mixashawn.com on tenor saxophone, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

June 13, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Cantor's Concert, Hamden, CT, Jun 13

Saturday, June 13, the Afro-Semitic Experience

Cantor's Concert
Congregation Mishkan Israel with special guests Cantor Jack Mendelson and Cantor Shoshana Lash. A special fundraising concert for the synagogue where the Afro-Semitic Experience gave its first performance seven years ago. 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut, for more information and tickets 203-288-3877.

June 14, 2004

Flory Jagoda, University of Hartford, CT, Jun 14

"Sephardic Musical Journey"
Musicians Flory Jagoda and Susan Feltman-Gaeta will perform a concert featuring a musical journey of the history of the Sephardim.

rescheduled from March
Monday, June 14, at 7:00
Millard Auditorium
University of Hartford
Free.
Contact: 860-768-4963
lemcoff@hartford.edu

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June 19, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Poughkeepsie, NY, Jun 19

Saturday, June 19, the Afro-Semitic Experience, 9:00 p.m. (time approximate after sundown), Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York, for more information please call: 845-454-0570.

June 20, 2004

Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, Syracuse, NY, Jun 20

The Jewish Music & Cultural Festival (formerly KlezFest)
will take place on Sunday, June 20, 2004 at Clinton Square
in Syracuse, NY. It is FREE! Headliners are "Margot
Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys," "Simply Tsfat" from
Israel, and "Sruli and Lisa's Children's Workshop," plus
outstanding regional performers. Children's Workshop
starts at 10 AM; the festival runs to 5 PM. Vendor items
and ethnic, kosher food will be for sale.

Syracuse Jewish Federation
tel: 315-445-0161
klezfest@yahoo.com

www.sjfed.org/klezfest

June 22, 2004

Klezmer Cafe, Queens, NYC, Jun 22

The Astoria Center of Israel (ACI) synagogue will be holding a new bi-monthly Klezmer concert series presented by accordionist Art Bailey and featuring a variety of guest musicians. It'll be every 2nd and 4th Tues. throughout Aug., except for July 27th, which is Tisha be-Av.

The event lasts from 7:30 –­ 9:30 pm at the Astoria Center of Israel synagogue at 27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria, Queens. The admission fee is $5. Delicious desserts and coffee will also be available.

ACI is a short five-minute walk from the 30th Avenue stop on the N/W line. Walk west on 30th Avenue (towards Trade Fair) for about 4 blocks, then turn right on Crescent.

For more information about the concert series or other events, contact the synagogue at: 718-278-2680.

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June 23, 2004

Matisyahu, Cambridge, MA, Jun 23

Matisyahu
Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA phone-547-0759

June 24, 2004

Divan (the movie), Boston, MA, Jun 24

Pearl Gluck's film (description below) w/ music by Frank London will be shown again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Thursday, June 24, 8pm & Sunday, June 27, 2pm. Worth seeing (and the music is good!).

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
(617) 247-9063
8pm
Tickets: MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9. BJFF members receive the discount price.

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June 25, 2004

Klezmer Mountain Boys, Altamont, NY, Jun 25-27

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys will be featured at the Old Songs festival throughout the weekend, June 25-26-27 Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY, www.oldsongs.org

June 26, 2004

Margot Leverettt & Klezmer Mountain Boys, Altamont, NY, Jun 25-27

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys will be featured at the Old Songs festival throughout the weekend, June 25-26-27 Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY, www.oldsongs.org

June 27, 2004

Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys, Altamont, NY, Jun 25-27

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys will be featured at the Old Songs festival throughout the weekend, June 25-26-27 Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY, www.oldsongs.org

Divan (the movie), Boston, MA, Jun 27

Pearl Gluck's film (description below) w/ music by Frank London will be shown again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Thursday, June 24, 8pm & Sunday, June 27, 2pm. Worth seeing (and the music is good!).

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
(617) 247-9063
2pm
Tickets: MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9. BJFF members receive the discount price.

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July 6, 2004

Jewish Music Revue, Hopewell Junction, NY, Jul 6

DATE: Tuesday, July 6, 2004, 8:30 PM
PLACE: Circle Lodge on Sylvan Lake, Hopewell Junction, New York, in the Mini Social Hall
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 10, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, New Preston, CT, Jul 10

Saturday, July 10, David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, 7:30 p.m. at the Stone Church, New Preston Hill Road, New Preston, Connecticut, presented by the Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life.

July 11, 2004

North American Jewish Choral Fest, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

July 12, 2004

The North American Jewish Choral Fest, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

July 13, 2004

The North American Jewish Choral Fest, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

Chevan/McGhee, Hamden, CT, Jul 13

Tuesday, July 13, David Chevan and Richard McGhee, New music and improvisations 9:00 p.m. at The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, Connecticut, 203-288-6400.

July 14, 2004

The North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

July 15, 2004

The North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

July 16, 2004

Chevan/Cadwallader, New Haven, CT, Jul 16

Friday, July 16, David Chevan and Rex Cadwallader will participate in Musicians for Democracy, an evening of music to benefit the John Kerry presidential campaign, at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, for reservations, please contact Suzanne Dunn-Krieg at 203-272-0753, cskrieg@msn.com

Afro-Semitic Experience, Woodbridge, CT, Jul 14

Wednesday, July 14, the Afro-Semitic Experience, 8:00 p.m. at the Greater New Haven Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut, for more information call Shelley Gans 203-387-2522 x206.

July 17, 2004

Classical, Klezmer, Boston, MA, Jul 17

event graphicThe Loose Canon Chorale strikes again
with Contralto, Garlic and Onions

A musical variety show in three acts:
Featuring Allison Waggener, Contralto, and Elaine Leisinger, Piano,
performing songs of Barber, Faure, Bizet, Massenet;
Featuring the Loose Canon Chorale performing six French songs by
Hindemith; and
Featuring the Garlic and Onions Klezmer Ensemble

Saturday, July 17, 8 PM
St. Ann's University Parish
Corner of Gainsborough and St. Stephen Streets
One block from Symphony Hall
No admission price; Donations gratefully accepted

July 22, 2004

Chevan/Byrd, Peterborough, NH, Jul 22

Thursday, July 22, David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, at Monadnock Music Festival, Harlow Performance Hall, 3 School Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 603-924-7610.

July 25, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Reading, MA, Jul 25

Heads up for July 25th. The North of Boston Klezmer Jam July/August session will take place at 12:30 PM in Reading, Mass. E-mail me for details. As usual, zakuski will be available, potluck style(but no vodka, sorry)..

For information on getting music (posted to the web in PDF format) and directions, please email Vlad Liberman or visit www.gis.net/~vovka0.

di bostoner klezmer, Uxbridge, MA, 7/25

di bostoner klezmer
Sunday 7/25
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, Uxbridge, MA, about an hour west of Boston
Directions: www.mass.gov/dem/parks/blst.htm When: 3:30-5
Cost: free
Rain date: it will be held inside in the Visitors' Center if it rains.

Hope to see you there!

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July 27, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Southbury, CT, Jul 27

Wednesday, July 27, the Afro-Semitic Experience, 6:30 p.m., outdoor family concert, Southbury Training School, Rte 172 Southbury, CT -203-586-2144

August 8, 2004

Cantors' Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 8-11

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 9, 2004

Cantors' Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 8-11

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 10, 2004

Cantors' Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 8-11

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 11, 2004

Cantors' Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 8-11

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 22, 2004

Mini KlezFest w/Golem, Rogovoy, Aug 22

On Sunday, August 22, at 3p.m. and 8 p.m., the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, Mass., will host a mini Klezmer Festival featuring Yiddish/klezmer group Golem and klezmer expert Seth Rogovoy. The New York-based Golem -- a sextet led by singer/folklorist Annette Ezekiel, featuring fiddler Alicia Jo Rabins -- performs Old World Yiddish folk and instrumental music, with Balkan, Slavic and Gypsy influences mixed in. Music critic and WAMC Northeast Public Radio commentator Seth Rogovoy -- the author of the best-selling guidebook "The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music" ­ will present "Rockin' the Shtetl," his exciting, multi-media show tracing klezmer's journey from Old World shtetls to New World nightclubs and concert stages. Tickets are $18; $16 for Guthrie Center members. Call 413-528-1955 for reservations. more info: www.guthriecenter.org;

August 25, 2004

Yidish-Vokh 2004, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

August 26, 2004

Yidish-Vokh, NY, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

Shirim, Natick, MA, Aug 26

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra will make a rare local appearance at the Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick on August 26 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $12 advance, $14 showday, Students/Seniors $1 off and are available by phone, 508.647.0097, or online at www.natickarts.org. Shirim will be performing from their upcoming recording, "Mayse (Tales)" to be released in the fall. The CD and the concert will capture the rocking exuberance and soulful bittersweet quality of a Eastern European Jewish wedding party.

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August 27, 2004

Yidish-Vokh, NY, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

August 28, 2004

Yidish-Vokh, NY, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

Black Ox Orkestar, Cambridge, MA, Aug 28

Black Ox Orkestar
Zeitgeist Gallery
1353 Cambridge Street in Inman Square, Cambridge.
7-9 pm
$ donation

617-876-6060
www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

August 29, 2004

Klezical Tradition, Holyoke, MA, Aug 29

I'd like to bring to everybody's attention a terrific FREE concert opportunity next Sunday afternoon at 2 pm in Holyoke, Massachusetts by "The Klezical Tradition", consisting of Fraidy Katz, vocals, Walter Mamlock, clarinet, Cookie Segelstein, fiddle, Roy Wiseman, bass, and Adrianne Greenbaum playing wooden flutes (as well as assorted other noise-makers, like tsimbl, etc.).

The concert is part of Holyoke's 20th annual "Celebrate Holyoke" festival, and takes place in Heritage State Park. Directions are on the Klezical Tradition website (www.klezband.com) or the festival website (www.celebrateholyoke.com). Holyoke is a lovely town in Western Mass., near Amherst and Northampton, easy to get to from Boston, Hartford, or New York.

Yidish-vokh, NY, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

August 30, 2004

Yidish-vokh, NY, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

Charming Hostess, Cambridge, MA, Aug 30

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Mon, Aug 30, 7:30-9:30pm
Cambridge, MA
Zeitgeist
1353 Cambridge Street (Inman Square)

www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

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August 31, 2004

Yidish-vokh, NY, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

Charming Hostess, Burlington, VT, Aug 31

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Tues, Aug 31, 8pm
Burlington, VT
Peace & Justice Center
21 Church Street

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September 1, 2004

Charming Hostess, Goshen, MA, Sep 1

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Wed, Sept 1, 8pm
Goshen, MA
(see directions on website—claim is that this is near Northampton, but "near" still means relatively far)
Institute for Musical Arts
Northampton Area

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September 3, 2004

Shteyt Oyf! (Stand up!) for Social Justice, Hopewell Junction, NY, Sep 3-6

workmen's circle logoLABOR DAY WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2004 CIRCLE LODGE ON SYLVAN LAKE IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY

Join with fellow progressive Jews and representatives from civil rights, workers rights and grass roots activist organizations to energize, strategize and mobilize for political change!Ă‚ Workshops, discussion, comraderie and fun!

Tentative workshop discussions include:

  • The Jewish Imperative for Social Justice
  • Economic Justice: The Two Americas
  • Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Post 9/11
  • The Influence of Religion on US Domestic Policy: Women's Rights, LGBT Rights, & Judicial AppointmentsÂť
  • The Impact of Globalization on Workers Rights, The Environment and Human Rights
  • Âť
  • Effective Grass Roots Activism
  • Voter Rights, Voter Registration and Voter Mobilization Campaigns
  • Âť
  • A Jewish Progressive Response to the War on Terrorism
  • Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Making the Voice for Peace Heard in the American Jewish Community

The weekend will also offer a great opportunity to explore the rich, multi-layered texture of Yiddish language and culture—and its connection to the struggle for social justice.

  • Yiddish Classes for all levels
  • Yiddish films on the Jewish-American experience
  • Klezmer workshops (bring your musical instruments!)

Full recreational Activities: Swimming (lake and pool), boating, tennis, nature walks, folk dancing, campfires, ping-pong vegetable & fruit picking in nearby farms and MORE

Full program for children and teens, including "KlezRock!"

For more information, www.circle.org/PDF/shteyt_oyt.pdf

September 4, 2004

Shteyt Oyf! (Stand up!) for Social Justice, Hopewell Junction, NY, Sep 3-6

workmen's circle logoLABOR DAY WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2004 CIRCLE LODGE ON SYLVAN LAKE IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY

Join with fellow progressive Jews and representatives from civil rights, workers rights and grass roots activist organizations to energize, strategize and mobilize for political change!Ă‚ Workshops, discussion, comraderie and fun!

Tentative workshop discussions include:

  • The Jewish Imperative for Social Justice
  • Economic Justice: The Two Americas
  • Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Post 9/11
  • The Influence of Religion on US Domestic Policy: Women's Rights, LGBT Rights, & Judicial AppointmentsÂť
  • The Impact of Globalization on Workers Rights, The Environment and Human Rights
  • Âť
  • Effective Grass Roots Activism
  • Voter Rights, Voter Registration and Voter Mobilization Campaigns
  • Âť
  • A Jewish Progressive Response to the War on Terrorism
  • Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Making the Voice for Peace Heard in the American Jewish Community

The weekend will also offer a great opportunity to explore the rich, multi-layered texture of Yiddish language and culture—and its connection to the struggle for social justice.

  • Yiddish Classes for all levels
  • Yiddish films on the Jewish-American experience
  • Klezmer workshops (bring your musical instruments!)

Full recreational Activities: Swimming (lake and pool), boating, tennis, nature walks, folk dancing, campfires, ping-pong vegetable & fruit picking in nearby farms and MORE

Full program for children and teens, including "KlezRock!"

For more information, www.circle.org/PDF/shteyt_oyt.pdf

September 5, 2004

Shteyt Oyf! (Stand up!) for Social Justice, Hopewell Junction, NY, Sep 3-6

workmen's circle logoLABOR DAY WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2004 CIRCLE LODGE ON SYLVAN LAKE IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY

Join with fellow progressive Jews and representatives from civil rights, workers rights and grass roots activist organizations to energize, strategize and mobilize for political change!Ă‚ Workshops, discussion, comraderie and fun!

Tentative workshop discussions include:

  • The Jewish Imperative for Social Justice
  • Economic Justice: The Two Americas
  • Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Post 9/11
  • The Influence of Religion on US Domestic Policy: Women's Rights, LGBT Rights, & Judicial AppointmentsÂť
  • The Impact of Globalization on Workers Rights, The Environment and Human Rights
  • Âť
  • Effective Grass Roots Activism
  • Voter Rights, Voter Registration and Voter Mobilization Campaigns
  • Âť
  • A Jewish Progressive Response to the War on Terrorism
  • Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Making the Voice for Peace Heard in the American Jewish Community

The weekend will also offer a great opportunity to explore the rich, multi-layered texture of Yiddish language and culture—and its connection to the struggle for social justice.

  • Yiddish Classes for all levels
  • Yiddish films on the Jewish-American experience
  • Klezmer workshops (bring your musical instruments!)

Full recreational Activities: Swimming (lake and pool), boating, tennis, nature walks, folk dancing, campfires, ping-pong vegetable & fruit picking in nearby farms and MORE

Full program for children and teens, including "KlezRock!"

For more information, www.circle.org/PDF/shteyt_oyt.pdf

September 6, 2004

Shteyt Oyf! (Stand up!) for Social Justice, Hopewell Junction, NY, Sep 3-6

workmen's circle logoLABOR DAY WEEKEND – SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2004 CIRCLE LODGE ON SYLVAN LAKE IN HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY

Join with fellow progressive Jews and representatives from civil rights, workers rights and grass roots activist organizations to energize, strategize and mobilize for political change!Ă‚ Workshops, discussion, comraderie and fun!

Tentative workshop discussions include:

  • The Jewish Imperative for Social Justice
  • Economic Justice: The Two Americas
  • Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Post 9/11
  • The Influence of Religion on US Domestic Policy: Women's Rights, LGBT Rights, & Judicial AppointmentsÂť
  • The Impact of Globalization on Workers Rights, The Environment and Human Rights
  • Âť
  • Effective Grass Roots Activism
  • Voter Rights, Voter Registration and Voter Mobilization Campaigns
  • Âť
  • A Jewish Progressive Response to the War on Terrorism
  • Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Making the Voice for Peace Heard in the American Jewish Community

The weekend will also offer a great opportunity to explore the rich, multi-layered texture of Yiddish language and culture—and its connection to the struggle for social justice.

  • Yiddish Classes for all levels
  • Yiddish films on the Jewish-American experience
  • Klezmer workshops (bring your musical instruments!)

Full recreational Activities: Swimming (lake and pool), boating, tennis, nature walks, folk dancing, campfires, ping-pong vegetable & fruit picking in nearby farms and MORE

Full program for children and teens, including "KlezRock!"

For more information, www.circle.org/PDF/shteyt_oyt.pdf

Afro-Semitic Experience, Middleton, CT, Sep 6

band photoMonday, September 6, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

September 11, 2004

Wholesale Klezmer in "Arise for Social Justice", Northampton, MA, Sep 11

Wholesale Klezmer Saturday, Sept. 11, 4pm to 8 pm (we'll be on early in the program) is a concert to benefit Arise for Social Justice, at the NORTHAMPTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 17 New South Street, Northampton, MA (413-584-7327). It will be a multicultural event with poetry and music.

Wholesale Klezmer in 9/11 remembrance, Easthampton, MA, Sep 11

Wholesale Klezmer Saturday, Sept. 11, 8pm to 10:30 pm, at the Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton, 41 Union Street, Downtown Easthampton, MA ((413)527-3700) we will be performing (late in the program) at a Celebration of Peace and World Music to benefit SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH FAMILIES FOR PEACEFUL TOMORROWS.

Slichot Services w/Afro-Semitic Experience, White Plains, NY, Sep 11

band photoSaturday, September 11 Selichot Services, Afro-Semitic Experience accompanies Cantor Jack Mendelson at Temple Israel Center of White Plains.

9:00 p.m., concert with Cantor Mendelson and Frank London.
Midnight: Selichot service.

280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, New York, 914-948-2800.

September 12, 2004

Days of Awe w/Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Sep 12

band photoSunday, September 12 The Days of Awe: David Chevan with Afro-Semitic Experience, 4:00 p.m. at Congregation Adath Israel, corner of Church Street and Broad Street, Middletown, Connecticut, 860-346-4709.

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Sep 12

Get in the mood for Yontif with some klezmer. We hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle September klezmer jam -- Sunday September 12 6:30-8:30 pm

We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All instruments and all levels of players are welcome. There is a piano. If you would like us to play something you particularly like, make sure to bring a bunch of copies in both C and B-flat.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

We usually have a leader, but this time we will try it as a leaderless jam (and, obviously, no charge).

September 18, 2004

Wholesale Klezmer, Amherst, MA, Sep 18

Wholesale Klezmer
Saturday, September 18th we'll be performing in the fifth annual festival of Russian culture, TASTE OF RUSSIA, on the common of Amherst, Massachusetts. Our performance begins at 2 pm. Free and open to the public.

September 19, 2004

Days of Awe: Afro-Semitic Experience, San Francisco, CA, Sep 19

band photoSunday, September 19, The Days of Awe: David Chevan with The Afro-Semitic Experience 8:00 p.m. at Bissap Baobab, 2323 Mission Street, San Francisco, Sponsored by The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco's Eugene and Elinor Friend Center for the Arts. For more information please call 415-292-1200.

September 26, 2004

Khevre, Cambridge, MA, Sep 26

band photoKhevre
Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, September 26, 2004
9:00 pm $8 ($5 w/student ID)
www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

October 3, 2004

Jewish Voices from Russian, Amherst, MA, Oct 3

Jewish Voices from Russia

Russian Jewish Music Conference with guest lecturer, Prof. Richard Taruskin
Sunday, October 3, 2004
10:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 pm
Amherst College
Contact: Jeanne Stolarski
Email: jmstolarski@amherst.edu
Phone: 413-542-2350

The Amherst College Center for Russian Culture in collaboration with the Amherst College Music Department host Jewish Voices from Russia on Sunday, October 3, 2004. The event consists of a panel on Russian Jewish composers associated with the Society for Jewish Folk Music (1908-c1920); a public lecture on representation of Jews in Russian music by Richard Taruskin (UC Berkeley); and a concert of Russian Jewish music featuring the Lighthouse Chamber Players. The concert will include works by Alexander Krein, Joseph Achron, Lev Zeitlin, Sergey Prokofiev and Dimitry Shostakovich.

Wholesale Klezmer, Simsbury, MA, Oct 3

The SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
as part of it's celebration of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Centennial
presents a

Celebration of Klezmer Music
with Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band

October 3, 2:00 PM

Family event
Free admission

Boy Scout Hall
Simsbury, Connecticut

Members of the Wholesale Klezmer Band will be appearing at Boy Scout Hall in Simsbury on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The concert will be for families and will last about an hour.

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Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Oct 3

Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle October klezmer jam this Sunday October 3, 6:30-8:30 pm

We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. We usually learn one piece by ear each time. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

The jam is once again leaderless.

October 4, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Middleton, CT, Oct 4

band photoMonday, October 4, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

October 9, 2004

The Pulse of Yiddish Tango, Boston, MA, Oct 9

*** Saturday 9 October - 8pm ***

Tangele: The Pulse of Yiddish Tango
For the first time in the US
Lloica Czackis voice
Juan Lucas Aisemberg viola
Ivo De Greef piano

Tsai Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
Part of the symposium weekend "Jewish culture and the tango"
Free entrance

Margot Leverett, Branford, CT, Oct 9

The Branford Folk Music Society presents
Margot Leverett

First Congregational Church of Branford
1009 Main Street
Branford, CT
8pm
Admission is $12 nonmembers, $10 members, $3 children
Wheelchair accessible.

To get there, take I-95 Cedar Street exit #54, go south on Cedar Street to the end (crossing Route 1), turn left on Main Street. The Congregational Church is the brick church on the green (on the right).

For more information, call Willa Horowitz at 203-248-0291. Email: branfordfolk@yahoo.com

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October 10, 2004

Symposium: Yiddish Tango, Boston, MA, Oct 10

*** Sunday 10 October - 9am to 1pm ***

Symposium "Jewish culture and the tango"
Julio Nudler (Buenos Aires)
Zachary Baker (Stanford University)
Robert Rothstein (Univ. of Massachusetts)
Lloica Czackis (EHESS, Paris)

Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 326
Details on web.bu.edu/phpbin/news/releases/display.php?id=766
Free entrance

Margot Leverett jam session, Woodbridge, CT, Oct 10

Jewish Jams at the JCC

Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT
203-387-2522 x295
www.jccnh.org

Join us for the Kick-off of our new Jewish Jams music series!

Margot Leverett leads our first jam on Sunday, Oct. 10th at 10:30am. Lite bagel breakfast and one and a half hours of jamming for just $10.

Bring your instruments, singing voices, dancing feet, sheet music, msuic stands and songs to share. Catch the spirit with Klezmer, liturgy, Israeli dance tunes, Ladino, and more!

I Remember Klezmer, Amherst, MA, Oct 10

Sunday, October 10: Concert. I Remember Klezmer

Legendary drummer Elaine Hoffman Watts and her daughter, trumpeter Susan Watts, share their unique Philadelphia Klezmer sound, originally defined by accomplished xylophonist/percussionist Jacob Hoffman.

Reservations suggested.
2:00 p.m.
$8.
Their phone is 413-256-4900, and FAX is 413-256-4700.

October 12, 2004

Alan Bern, Brave Old World residence, Bordeaux, France, Oct 11-17

Alan Bern and Brave Old World will stay for a week in Bordeaux (France) for a series of concerts, lectures and meetings from october 11th to 17th.

Jewish musics, especially klezmer musics played in the Lodz ghetto and musics played by the Shanghaese diaspora, are the core of these residential week in Bordeaux.

Mardi 12 octobre : Concert "Lodz Program"
20h30 - Cour du Musée des Arts Décoratifs (39 rue Bouffard) Bordeaux
Tarif Normal : 12E - Tarif Réduit : 10E
En collaboration avec la Ville de Bordeaux, le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, le Comité National Français en hommage à Aristides de Sousa Mendes, dans le cadre de "Lettres du Monde".

Espace culturel du Bois Fleuri, Lormont. Accès réservé

Loc : Réseau Fnac - 0 892 68 36 22 (0,34 euros / mn) - www.fnac.com,< /br> Réseau Ticketnet - 0 892 69 70 73 (0,34 euros / mn) - www.tickenet.fr, Boutique Harmonia Mundi (Bordeaux),
+ Centre Communautaire Israelite pour le concert du 12 oct au Musée des Arts Décoratifs
+ Office de Tourisme de Branne pour le concert du 14 oct à St Aubin de Branne
+ Mairie de Lormont pour le concert du 15 oct à Lormont

RENS : 05 56 94 43 43 - www.musiques-de-nuit.com

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Robert Cohen lecture, New Haven, CT, Oct 12

350 logoTuesday, October 12th / 7:30pm
The Immigrant Experience in Song: Music as Social History with Historian Robert Cohen

A journey in sound comprising reading and recordings from specific historical time periods: from American-bound ships to Ellis Island; from anthems to sweat shop songs; from lullabies and laments to the rollicking songs of the Yiddish theater.

This event is the first part of a 3 part series entitled:
Jewish-American Music.

2nd part- Tuesday, November 30th (Jewish Music into the Mainstream: Themes in Popular, Classical & Folk)
3rd part- Tuesday, December 21st (American-Jewish Music Comes of Age)

$15 per lecture/$40 for entire series

Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Call Willa: 203-387-2522 x295

October 16, 2004

Matisyahu on tour w/ropeadope, Boston, MA, Oct 16

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!

    Alicia Svigals, Marilyn Lerner, Amherst, MA, Oct 16

    adrienne cooper adrienne cooper
    Saturday, October 16th - Concert
    Alicia Svigals and Marilyn Lerner - Klezmer Unfettered
    Klezmer's most celebrated violinist, Alicia Svigals, and Canadian jazz keyboard virtuouso Marilyn Lerner join forces to create Jewish instrumental music like you've never heard it before, spinning symphonies out of simple melodies on the fly. Expect the unexpected! Reservations suggested.
    8:00 p.m. Donation: $15

    A Little Klez, Brookline, MA, Oct 16

    A Little Klez
    An Evening of Klezmer
    Light Refreshments, Cash Bar, Dancing
    Saturday October 16th, 8pm
    Holiday Inn, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline (near Coolidge Corner)

    Admission : $18 in advance, $25 at the door
    Info : 617-232-5543 or www.amtikva.org

    The event is a Torah Fund Benefit for Congregation Am Tikva. They've just acquired their first Torah scroll and are raising money to pay for it.

    At 8pm, there will be a brief Havdalah service to mark the end of Shabbat. Then, we'll give a concert for about 1 1/4 hr. Finally, there will be dancing and dance instruction with Jacob Bloom (dance caller) and the band.

    October 17, 2004

    Klezmer Jam, Cambridge, MA, Oct 17

    Folks,
    This coming Sunday, October 17th at 12:30pm join us for another splendid NOB
    klez jam in Cambridge, MA.


    For details, directions, email Vlad Liberman.
    The website is www.gis.net/~vovka0.
    See you all there,

    Concert "Revival of Jewish Musical Spirit" to benefit children, Boston, MA, Oct 17

    Sunday, October 17 at 8:00 pm

    Concert "Revival of Jewish Musical Spirit" to benefit children in Israel.

    Tickets: Sponsors $36 Adults $25 Senior Citizens and Children $15
    Make your check payable to Temple Emanuel Brotherhood. mail it to 385 Ward Street Newton

    Bostonian Duoton at Temple Emanuel.
    The Bostonian Duoton features two renowned musicians: violinist Vera Rubin and pianist Sergey Khanukaev, who will be performing the music of such well-known 19th and 20th century composers as Bloch, Elgar, Saint-Saens, Kreisler, Wieniawsky, Levanon, and Ben-Haim.

    Also, we will hear a wonderful lyric tenor of Cantor Charles Osborne.

    The proceeds from the concert will benefit the Dr. Goldstein Youth Village Boarding School in Israel for Jewish children around the world and to support bar/bat mitzvah program for handicapped children of Congregation Moriah in Haifa.

    For more information call 617-535-0217.

    October 22, 2004

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, Oct 22

    Naftule's Dream will be playing another mind-bending show on Oct 22, 8:00pm/$8 at The Artists-at-Large Gallery, located at the First Congregational Church, Hyde Park at 6 Webster St., at the intersection on Webster & River Street, Hyde Park, MA. tel: 617-276-3223. Note, this is a new location for them if you came to our last show there.

    October 24, 2004

    Celebrate 350, New Haven, CT, Oct 24

    Celebrate 350 Extravaganza at the JCC of Greater New Haven
    Sunday, October 24th * 12:00 - 4:00pm
    Happy Birthday to us!

    JCC of Greater New Haven
    360 Amity Road
    Woodbridge, CT 06525
    203-387-2522 x295

    Celebrate our history with song, dance, food and fun for the entire family.
    A community-wide event.

    12 Noon- Fife and Drum Corps - Milford Volunteers Ancient Fife and Drum Corps
    12:15pm- Mayoral Address and Welcome
    12:30pm- Colonial Dance Workshop - Patricia Campbell, Caller with The Reel Thing
    12:30pm-4pm- Make a Piece of Our 350 Quilt
    12:30pm-4pm- American Jewish Filmfest
    1:00pm- Emma Lazarus Dramatic Presentation
    ...Beyond the Golden Door
    1-3pm- Shadow Puppet Workshop...ages 7-10
    2:00pm- Lox, Eggs and Onions...one man show
    2:00pm- Sephardic Music Performance - Judith Cohen
    2:00pm- Jewish America Trivia Game
    3:00pm- Giant Anniversary Cake
    3:15pm- M' Dor L' Dor Jewish New Haven Tapestry Tours
    3:15pm- Klezmer Dance Finale with Nefesh Klezmer Band and Willa Horowitz, Dance Leader

    Admission is FREE!

    Judith Cohen, New Haven, CT, Oct 24

    Judith Cohen
    Sephardic Music performance

    Sunday 24th, 2pm
    Kick-off event, 350 years of Jewish life in America.

    Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
    360 Amity Road
    Woodbridge, CT 06525
    203-387-2522
    www.jccnh.org/jcc_events.htm for more info.

    Chava Alberstein, Boston, MA, Oct 24

    BOSTON, MA -- WORLD MUSIC presents Israel's Chava Alberstein on Sunday, October 24, 7:30pm at at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Tickets are $37, $32 and $25. For tickets and information call World Music (617) 876-4275 or buy online at www.worldmusic.org. Tickets are also available at all TicketMaster outlets and the Berklee Performance Center box office

    October 26, 2004

    Judith Cohen lecture, Oct 26, Providence, RI

    The Rhode Island Medieval Circle, the Department of Hispanic Studies,
    and the Department of History of Art and Architecture

    announce a lecture/concert
    by

    Judith Cohen
    York University, Canada

    "Iberian Music Connections to the Middle Ages
    and the Sephardic Diaspora"

    This lecture/concert is connected to the Medieval Studies course MS62:
    "Muslims, Jews and Christians in Medieval Iberia"

    Tuesday, October 26, 2004
    5:30 PM

    Annmary Brown Memorial
    21 Brown Street
    Providence, RI

    October 30, 2004

    Carl Dimow to lead Klezmer Flute Workshop, Boston, Oct 30

    On October 30th from 11:30 -12:30 Carl Dimow (Casco Bay Tummlers) will be doing a klezmer flute performance/workshop at the Greater Boston Flute Fair. This will be an exciting weekend for flutists. Lots of performances and workshops (see list below) - and displays from the many great flute manufacturers in Boston. I'm honored that they've asked me to perform. Admission includes a raffle on a Dave Williams headjoint. The website for the Flute Association is www.gbfa.org

    Greater Boston Flute Fair
    October 30 and 31
    Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
    Marlborough, MA.
    (exit 24 B off 495)
    admission - membership in Greater Boston Flute Association
    adults- $35
    students and seniors - $15
    families (student and two family members)- $25

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    Rubin, Rushefsky on radio, live, Ithaca, NY, Oct 30

    WVBR's Crossing Borders to FEATURE: KLEZMER "LIVE" ON OCTOBER 30 at 8 PM.

    Ithaca, NY….WVBR's live broadcast concert series "Crossing Borders" will feature the celebrated duo of clarinetist Joel Rubin and tsimbalist Pete Rushefsky in an evening of Hasidic nigunim (songs of spiritual elevation) and old-time instrumental Klezmer music which draws on the Jewish heritage of Eastern Europe on Saturday night, October 30th from 8 to 10 PM. The two-hour series, hosted by Denice Karamardian, is broadcast live from the Carriage House Café at 305 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, and airs on 93.5FM and online at WVBR.com. The performance is open to the public and admission is $10.

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    October 31, 2004

    Khevre Klezmer Halloween Fest, Cambridge, MA, Oct 31

    halloween photoZeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
    October 31, 2004
    7:30pm - midnight

    It's going to be a Halloween "Festival of Jewish Music" with

    • Khevre
    • Smackin' the Brass (balkan brass band)
    • Jumbo Knish Factory (Tufts University)
    • Harvard Folk Band
    • Rocky Hora Dybbuk Orchestra
    • and more....!

    Admission will be $15 for the night, or $10 for students. All proceeds will help benefit the Zeitgeist Gallery, a venue who has been very supportive to young artists throughout Boston and Cambridge. The show will start at 7:30, and doors will open at 7:15. I'd recommend arriving early; seating is limited.

    www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

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    November 4, 2004

    Afro-Semitic Experience, NYC, Nov 4

    band photoThursday, November 4, Afro-Semitic Experience at 8:00 p.m., Satalla:The Temple of World Music, 37 West 26th Street, New York, 212-576-1155, www.satalla.com

    November 6, 2004

    Chevan/Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, Hartford, CT, Nov 6

    November 6, David Chevan and Warren Byrd, Avadim Hayinu, 8:00 p.m. Kehilat Chaverim 25th Anniversary Celebration at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, Connecticut, 860-249-1207

    Wholesale Klezmer, Lyndonville, VT, Nov 6

    The Wholesale Klezmer Band

    will present a concert weaving together Yiddish songs and dance music into a lively and moving evening that will both enlighten and entertain. With original as well as traditional songs and music, Wholesale offers the rich flavor of generations of Yiddish culture.

    Here's a program of humor, community, political satire, children's songs, and more. With a creative mix of translations and visual aids, Wholesale specializes in making Yiddish songs accesible to everyone.

    Saturday, November 6 at 8:00 pm
    Concert at
    Alexander Twilight Theater
    Lyndon State College
    Lyndonville, VT
    sponsored by
    Catamount Arts

    For Ticket Information Contact:
    Catamount Arts
    PO Box 324
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559 for further information

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    November 7, 2004

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Nov 7

    Let's celebrate the victory of the Red Sox and the (hopeful) election of Kerry and Edwards with a spirited jam.

    Hope to see you all at the November Workmen's Circle klezmer jam Sunday Nov.7- 6:30-8:30 pm

    We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. We usually learn one piece by ear each time. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano, but keyboardists are urged to bring a portable, if they have one, in case there is more than one keyboard player.

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    The jam is led by clarinetist Michael Winograd, whose wonderful band Khevre, has just released its first CD that will be available to buy at the jam. We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should stay away on account of money.

    Shir Madness and dancing, Newton, MA, Nov 7

    Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Havurah of Newton, Massachusetts:

    Save the date for the first ever Shir Hadash Tanz--dances from the old country with internationally renowned flutist and dance leader Adrianne Greenbaum plus our own Shir Madness band. Adrianne will teach and lead the Sher, Hora, and other traditional dance forms with that klezmer beat.

    Sunday November 7 at 7:30(ish) in the Parish Hall of the Lutheran Church in Newton Center, at the corner of Cypress and Centre Streets. Bring your dancing shoes and some refreshments to share! (We do everything on a pot-luck basis, but don't not come because you can't contribute refreshments.)

    Questions? Call 617/332-2954

    or email Eric Myrvaagnes.

    November 11, 2004

    Vilna Ghetto: Songs of Suffering and Hope, Brookline, MA, Nov 11

    A Taste of Yiddish

    "The Vilna Ghetto: Songs of Suffering and Hope"
    Thursday, No 11, 7:00pm
    Temple Kehillath Israel
    138 Harvard St., Brookline
    FREE

    For more info: 617 566 6281

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    November 12, 2004

    Burton Greene, Cambridge, MA, Nov 12

    Burton Greene (Klezmokum) will be in Cambridge at Zeitgeist Gallery on November 12 for a concert with with Roy Campbell--trumpet, Adam Lane--bass, Laurence Cook-- drums, Burton at the piano. The concert is at 9:30 PM.

    November 13, 2004

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Chester, CT, Nov 13

    band photoSaturday, November 13, Afro-Semitic Experience, 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 Kings Highway, Chester, Connecticut, 860.526.8920

    November 14, 2004

    Ilyas Malayev Ensemble, Williamstown, MA, Nov 14

    ensemble photoFall 2004 Season World Music Concerts at Williams to Conclude
    November 14 at 3:00 P.M. with
    Music of Bukharan Jews: The Ilyas Malayev Ensemble

    WILLIAMSTOWN: The Ilyas Malayev Ensemble will perform in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at Williams College (second floor of the Bernhard Music Center) on Sunday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m.

    The renowned ensemble performs shash maqam, the traditional classical music of the Bukharan Jews of Central Asia. Shash maqam is deeply emotional music for voice and a variety of string instruments and drums that has its roots in Persia. They have released several successful CDs and have performed throughout the U.S. and at major international world music festivals.

    A NYC emigrant from Uzbekistan, Malayev was well-known in the former Soviet satellite as a vaudevillian singer and comedian, but his secret life as an amateur singer of the Persian maqam flourished at the same time.

    Directions: (413) 597-2736.
    Web: www.williams.edu

    Shlomo Carlebach lecture, Newton, MA, Nov 14

    PrayerSong: The Startling History of American Synagogue Music

    Shlomo Carlebach: How One Man Changed Modern Synagogue Music

    Sunday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
    Judah M. Cohen

    Hebrew College
    160 Herrick Road
    Newton Centre
    7:00 p.m.
    $12 advance paid registration; $15 at the door
    Register online at www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg
    For further info, visit our website at www.hebrewcollege.edu/prayersong or call the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at 617-559-8709. CO-SPONSOR: The American Jewish Historical Society

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    November 18, 2004

    Dan Stevens blues workshop, Woodbridge, CT, Nov 18

    Dan Stevens blues workshop and concert:

    Thursday, Nov. 18th
    7:00pm
    Jewish Center of Greater New Haven
    360 Amity Road, Woodbridge.
    203-387-2522 x295.

    Workshop topic is Defining and Exploring Blues Guitar and American Roots Music which starts at 7pm.

    This special event is held in conjunction with the JCC Book Festival and the appearance of author Rich Cohen, who will discuss his latest book "Machers and Rockers: Chess Records and the Business of Rock and Roll", which deals with Jewish and African-American collaborations in the music industry.

    Performance by Dan Stevens follows the book talk.

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    di bostoner klezmorim, Nov 18, S. Hamilton, MA

    We're tickled to announce the first public appearance with di bostoner klezmer of our new accordionist Christina Crowder, formerly of di naye kapelye.

    Expect a spirited, fun concert suitable for kids and adults alike.

    The venue is a concert on Boston's North Shore:
    Thursday, November 18 7 p.m.. Free of charge Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 14 Union St., South Hamilton, MA 01982 978-468-5577 (directions at www.hwlibrary.org/hours_directions.htm)

    Aaron Lansky: Outwitting History, Newton, MA Nov 18

    aaron lanskyCo-Sponsored by the KlezmerShack and Boston Workmen's Circle

    Aaron Lansky: Outwitting History

    This website is very pleased to consponsor a reading by Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the National Yiddish Book Center, one of our favorite places (Aaron being one of our favorite people as well). The reading is part of the Boston Jewish Book Fair (Nov 7 - Dec 10) and is presented by the Miriam Goldman Author's Fund.

    Thursday, Nov 18
    7:30pm
    $5 JCC Members / $8 General Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
    333 Nahanton St.
    Newton, MA
    www.lsjcc.org

    For ticket reservations and info: 617 965-5226

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    Naftule's Dream, Kingston, NY, Nov 18

    Naftule's Dream at
    The Deep Listening Space
    8:30pm
    69-75 Broadway, in the Rondout, Kingston, NY
    (914) 338-5984

    November 21, 2004

    Shirim debuts 'Pincus & the Pig', Brookline, MA, Nov 21

    Shirim Klezmer Orchestra will present the long-awaited Boston premiere of "Pincus & the Pig: a Klezmer Tale," their collaboration with Maurice Sendak based on "Peter & the Wolf," at the Coolidge Corner Theater (295 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-2500) on November 21, at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tickets are available in advance from Concertix: 617-876-7777, www.Concertix.com. and are $18 and $12 (kids under 12). The concert will celebrate the newly releasd Tzadik CD, "Pincus & the Pig, a Klezmer Tale," which features Shirim's brilliant klezmer version of Prokofiev's score and Maurice Sendak reading his own ingenious rewrite of Prokofiev's tale. The concert will feature raconteur Fishel Bressler, of Providence, standing in for Mr. Sendak as narrator. The Coolidge will celebrate the occasion by adding Zaftig's deli favorites to their regular theater fare at the snack bar.

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    Kaplan & Rushefsky, Amherst, MA, Nov 21

    Rebecca Kaplan & Pete Rushefsky
    On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl (Oyf di vegelekh)

    National Yiddish Book Center
    on the campus of Hampshire College, Route 116, Amherst, Massachusetts.
    Sunday, November 21, 2004 2:00 PM
    Donation: $6

    Acclaimed Yiddish music artists Rebecca Kaplan (vocals, piano, drum) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl, the harp-like traditional klezmer hammered dulcimer) bring to life rarely heard gems of Yiddish music from collections by Moshe Beregovski, Joseph Moskowitz, Ruth Rubin, and others.

    At the National Yiddish Book Center, on the campus of Hampshire College, Route 116, Amherst, Massachusetts. You don't need to know Yiddish to enjoy our programs! Space is limited, and all programs are filled on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, an application or reservations, please phone us at 413-256-4900.

    1021 West Street Amherst MA
    Web: wwww.yiddishbookcenter.org
    E-mail National Yiddish Book Center.

    Voice of the Turtle 27th Annual Hanukkah Concert, Newton, MA, Nov 21

    CELEBRATE A JUDEO-SPANISH HANUKKAH
    El Mez de Hanukkah,The Month of Hanukkah!

    Sunday Afternoon. NOVEMBER 21 at 3 PM
    TEMPLE SHALOM, NEWTON
    175 Temple Street, West Newton, Massachusetts
    Directions: (templeshalom.org/directions.html)

    TICKETS:
    $18.00 in advance by phone or email reservations
    $25.00 at the door on day of concert
    HOW TO PURCHASE
    a. Email your name, number of tickets required to: vot@templeshalom.org
    b. Call the Temple office 617-332-9550; leave your name and number of tickets required.
    c. Send a check (payable to Temple Shalom) to Temple Shalom, (175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA 02465) -- attention Lisa Piel. Include the name for the reservation, the number of tickets and a number where you can be reached, if necessary.

    THE CONCERT
    Please join us to enjoy The Month of Hanukkah -- the unique repertoire of folk and Judeo-Spanish holiday songs as presented by Voice of the Turtle. These internationally acclaimed performers continue to delight audiences with unique and rarely heard repertoire reflecting the dramatic history and spirit of the Spanish Jews. As always, the quartet brings its signature musical arrangements using an expansive palette of instruments; saz, 'ud, baglama, rebec, kamanja, harp and psaltery, shawms, chalumeaux, bombards, flutes, nays, middle eastern percussion, as well as modern instruments to evoke more than 500 years of the complex and intriguing paths of exile of the Spanish Jews through North Africa, the Balkans, and the Near and Middle East.

    Klezmatics w/Woody Guthrie program, Ithaca, NY, Nov 21

    Klezmatics with Susan McKeown & Boo Reiners
    Holy Ground: The Hanuka Songs of Woody Guthrie

    Sunday, November 21st -- 4pm
    tickets: adults - $24, students - $14, children 12 and under - $7
    Available at Clinton House Ticket Center or by phone at (607) 273-4497
    www.statetheatreofithaca.com

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    The Untold Story of the American Cantorate, Newton, MA, Nov 21

    PrayerSong: The Startling History of American Synagogue Music

    The Untold Story of the American Cantorate

    Sunday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.
    Mark Slobin

    Hebrew College
    160 Herrick Road
    Newton Centre
    7:00 p.m.
    $12 advance paid registration; $15 at the door
    Register online at www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg
    For further info, visit our website at www.hebrewcollege.edu/prayersong or call the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at 617-559-8709. CO-SPONSOR: The American Jewish Historical Society

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    November 30, 2004

    Robert Cohen lecture, New Haven, CT, Nov 30

    350 logoTuesday, November 30th
    Jewish Music into the Mainstream: Themes in Popular, Classical & Folk
    with Historian Robert Cohen

    Throughout the past century, American-Jewish composers and some non-Jewish musicians as well, have infused mainstream musical forms and styles- from popular song and musical theater to folk, bluegrass, and country: from classical and jazz to reggae and world music-with Jewish passions and yearning as well as Jewish musical themes and motifs: the sounds of Jewish chant and the texts of Jewish prayer.

    Musical offerings include early jazz, early klezmer, contemporary folk, Eddie Cantor Johnny Mercer, Leonard Berstein, George Gershwin and more!

    This event is the second part of a 3 part series entitled:
    Jewish-American Music.

    3rd part- Tuesday, December 21st (American-Jewish Music Comes of Age)

    $15 per lecture/$40 for entire series

    Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
    360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
    Call Willa: 203-387-2522 x295

    December 2, 2004

    Matisyahu, Farmingdale, NY, Dec 2

    matisyahu logoMatisyahu
    12/2
    Farmingdale, NY
    The Downtown
    16+ $15
    www.thedowntown.com

    December 3, 2004

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Dec 3

    Naftule's Dream
    will be playing at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (955 Boylston St.) on Dec. 3 at 8:00pm in conjunction with a great photo exhibit of the Ukraine during the Soviet era. We were commisioned by the Boston Creative music Alliance to write some Ukranian related music so we will be premiering several arrangements of Ukranian folk tunes (some funky stuff) as well as pulling out a great tune we haven't performed in years which is based on a Jewish folk song from the area. I believe the tickets are $10/$8 (students, seniors). This is our last Boston performance of the year and a lot of new repertiore for us, so don't miss it! Come early and catch the photo exhibit too!

    December 4, 2004

    Henry Sapoznik & Youngers of Zion, Kingston, NY, Dec 4

    Join Henry Sapoznik and the Youngers of Zion

    "The Youngers of Zion," (Henry "Hank" Sapoznik: tenor guitar/vocals; Marlene "Cookie" Segelstein: fiddle; Mark "Doctor" Rubin: bass, tuba) offer an intimate, exciting salon of old time Yiddish music-hot fiddle tunes, forgotten ballads, introspective instrumentals and snappy Second Avenue vaudeville songs - all performed with an irresistible immediacy evoking the coziness of the parlor and the raucousness of the dance floor.

    Saturday December 4 @ 8:00 PM
    Congregation Agudas Achim
    254 Lucas Avenue
    Kingston NY

    Advance tickets: $20
    At the door: $22

    For more info: (845) 334-9044

    December 5, 2004

    di bostoner klezmer, Andover, MA, Dec 5

    If you missed our concert last week, here's another chance to catch our spirited, fun concert suitable for kids and adults alike.

    di bostoner klezmer
    Andover's Memorial Hall Library
    North Main Street (Route 28) at Elm Square, 978-623-8401
    Sunday, December 5th
    2 p.m.
    Free of charge

    directions at www.mhl.org/info/directions.htm)

    Sruli and Lisa, Bay Shore, New York, Dec 5

    Sruli Dresder and Lisa Mayer
    Sunday, December 5
    2PM
    The brand new Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
    37 West Main Street,
    Bay Shore, Long Island, NY
    Tix: $12
    (info: 631-969-1101 or www.boultoncenter.com)

    Henry Sapoznik and the Youngers of Zion, New Haven, CT, Dec 5

    Join Henry Sapoznik and the Youngers of Zion

    "The Youngers of Zion," (Henry "Hank" Sapoznik: tenor guitar/vocals; Marlene "Cookie" Segelstein: fiddle; Mark "Doctor" Rubin: bass, tuba) offer an intimate, exciting salon of old time Yiddish music-hot fiddle tunes, forgotten ballads, introspective instrumentals and snappy Second Avenue vaudeville songs - all performed with an irresistible immediacy evoking the coziness of the parlor and the raucousness of the dance floor.

    Sunday, December 5 @ 3pm

    Co-sponsored by JCC and DJE Culture Committee.
    Admission:
    $12 individual
    $ 36 family
    $ 5 children 3-12

    Musicians! Bring your instruments and join The Youngers of Zion in a jam following the performance!

    Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
    360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 USA, Tel: 203-387-2522

    Klezfest! 2, Bedford Corners, NY, Dec 5

    KLEZFEST! 2
    A Chanukah Klezmer Concert
    Temple Shaaray Tefila – December 5, 2004
    Two performances: 1:45 PM; 4:15 PM

    Start your Chanukah celebration early with a family klezmer music celebration! The Westchester Klezmer Program's KlezKommunity is proud to welcome special guests, Princeton's KlezDispensers, in their first ever Westchester appearance. The KlezDispensers offer diverse repertoire spanning traditional klezmer, original klezmer compositions, and klezmer infused with a variety of jazz styles.

    Enjoy a special opening act, the KlezKommunity's three bands -- Shpritz, 2 Cents Plain, and Egg Cream – in their first 2004-2005 appearance (www.klezkidz.org). Bands are under the musical direction of Westchester song leader Kenny Green.

    Concerts will be held at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners, NY

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    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Dec 5

    Hopping for Hanukah -- Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle December klezmer jam this Sunday December 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

    We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. We usually learn one piece by ear each time. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano.

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    December 6, 2004

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Middleton, CT, Dec 6

    band photoMonday, December 6, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

    December 8, 2004

    Matisyahu, Albany, NY, Dec 8

    matisyahu logoMatisyahu
    12/8
    Albany, NY
    Savannahs
    One South Pearl Street
    21+, $10

    December 9, 2004

    Sruli and Lisa, Tarrytown, NY, Dec 9

    Sruli Dresder and Lisa Mayer
    Thursday, December 9
    5:45 PM
    JCC on the Hudson
    Tarrytown, NY.
    Tix $7.50 single/ $24 per family
    (info: 914-366-7898 or jcconthehudson.org)

    Matisyahu, Boston, MA, Dec 9

    matisyahu logoMatisyahu
    12/9
    Boston, MA
    Harper's Ferry
    18+ $8/$13
    www.harpersferryboston.com

    December 10, 2004

    Burton Greene, Cambridge, MA Dec 10

    Burton Greene (Klezmokum) will be in Cambridge at Zeitgeist Gallery on December 10th for a concert with Perry Robinson--clarinet, and Jay Rozen (from the Austin Texas Klezmorim), a virtuoso tuba player, and Burton on piano. another concert at Zeitgeist Gallery on December 10th. "We'll do a wide variety of material and naturally some klez and other Jewish source material as well."

    Web: www.zeitgeist-gallery.org/archives/2004/12/

    December 11, 2004

    Wholesale Klezmer, Saratoga Springs, NY, Dec 11

    The Wholesale Klezmer Band will celebrate the fifth night of Khanuke at Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs on Saturday evening, December 11th at 7 pm. Performing lively Yiddish dance music and Yiddish songs with themes ranging from making peace in the world and how money corrupts politics, to joy and tradition, Wholesale makes it all accessible to non-Yiddish speakers with subtitles, stories and translation.

    Dee Sarno, Saratoga County Arts Council called their performance "An unforgettable evening of comedy and drama and joy and sorrow." For information and reservations call: 518-583-0022. (Please reserve soon. If early reservations indicate an overflow crowd by Thursday, a second show will be added to the schedule at 9:30 pm.)

    Klezniks Chanukah dance, Somerville, MA, Dec 11

    Chanukah dance with the Klezniks Saturday, December 11, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Temple B'nai B'rith 201 Central Street, Somerville

    Join the Klezniks for a night of music, dancing, laughing and plenty of latkes. Proceeds benefit the Congregation's General Fund. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, with a maximum charge of $25 per family. For information, call 617-625-0333 or E-mail Temple Bnai Brith.

    di bostoner klezmer at Chanukah party, Newton, MA, Dec 11

    The Adams Street Synagogue
    Welcomes You & Your Entire Family
    to our annual CHANUKAH PARTY!

    WHEN: December 11th (Saturday Night) 7:30pm
    WHERE: Adams Street Shul: 168 Adams Street, Newton MA (located between Washington & Watertown Streets)

    FEATURING: Latkes & Other Treats * A Live Bostoner Klezmer Band * Children's Activity * Menora Lighting * Our Annual Raffle

    For more information, call the shul office at 617-630-0226, or visit www.adamsstreet.org, or e-mail Adams St. Synagogue

    BRING A FRIEND!

    Sruli and Lisa, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 11

    Sruli Dresder and Lisa Mayer
    Saturday night, December 11
    7:30
    Young Israel of Kings Bay
    3007 Ocean Avenue,
    Brooklyn, NY
    (info: 718-332-6231)

    Golem, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Boston, Dec 11

    Golem singers consider HannukahSaturday December 11th
    Golem in Boston!
    HOT LATKES
    A Chanukah bash with klezmer-rock band Golem and comedy-burlesque act "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad"!
    doors @ 8pm (show at 9pm)
    Paradise Lounge
    969 Commonwealth Avenue
    Tickets: $15
    617-562-8814

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    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Rosendale, NY, Dec 11

    band publicity photoKlezmer Mountain Boys trio (Margot, Kenny, and Joe)
    Saturday, December 11
    9pm
    Rosendale Cafe
    434 Main St.
    Rosendale, NY
    (845) 658-9048
    www.RosendaleCafe.com

    December 12, 2004

    North of Boston Klezmer Jam, Cambridge, MA, Dec 12

    Sunday, December 12th at 12:30pm join us for another splendid NOB
    klez jam in Cambridge, MA.

    For details, directions, email Vlad Liberman.
    The website is www.gis.net/~vovka0.
    See you all there,

    Yehuda!, Boston, MA, Dec 12

    NCSY's Chanukah Concert featuring Yehuda! on Sunday December 12, 2004. This is a wonderful event for the whole family and a great opportunity to show our support of the fantastic work NCSY does for Jewish teens from all backgrounds throughout New England. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

    The concert takes place at Boston University's Morse Auditorium located at 602 Commonwealth Avenue. The concert will start at 1:00pm.

    The internationally-renowned Jewish music artist performs at an event benefiting Jewish teens. Tickets are $18, with advance reserved parking available for an additional $10. For tickets or information, call 617-254-6279, or visit www.nerncsy.org

    Debbie Friedman, Boston, MA, Dec 12

    Debbie Friedman performs as part of the Herbert M. Karol Music Program Sunday, December 12, 1:30 p.m. Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston

    Lift up your voices in song with celebrated American Jewish composer, singer and recording artist Debbie Friedman, one of the most sought-after Jewish entertainers in the world today. Her beautiful voice and soulful melodies make for a magical live performance. Open seating. Tickets are $18 for adults and $7 for children under 17. For reservations and ticket information, contact Marie Williams at 617-566-3960 ext. 153 or visit www.tisrael.org/about_us/sesquicentennial

    Shirim, Ellen Kushner perform 'The Golden Dreydl', Plymouth, MA, Dec 12

    album coverShirim Klezmer Orchestra is making a rare trip to Ohio this weekend to perform our "Golden Dreydl" show with public radio's "Sound & Spirit" host Ellen Kushner. We will have all of our CDs with us, including the brand new "Pincus & the Pig" and "Mayse" CDs.

    Dec. 12, 2004, 2pm
    Congregation Beth Jacob
    8 Mount Pleasant St., Plymouth, MA
    "The Golden Dreydl" with Ellen Kushner
    508-746-3181 for info and tickets

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    Klezmer Mountain Boys Trio, Bridgeport, CT, Dec 12

    band publicity photoKlezmer Mountain Boys trio (Margot, Kenny, and Joe)
    Sunday, December 12
    5pm
    Acoustic Cafe
    2926 Fairfield Ave.
    Bridgeport CT
    (203) 335-FOLK (3655)
    www.acousticafe.com

    December 16, 2004

    NEC Jewish Music Ensemble, Boston, MA, Dec 16

    The NEC Jewish Music ensemble is playing a concert on Thursday, December 16th at the New England Conservatory.

    The FREE Concert will feature two of Hankus Netsky's Ensembles, the Jewish Music Ensemble and the Charles Ives Ensemble. It's in Room G01 of the St. Butolph building, 241 St. Botolph St. (around the corner from Jordan Hall), for directions.

    December 19, 2004

    Sruli and Lisa, NYC, Dec 19

    Sruli Dresder and Lisa Mayer
    Sunday evening, December 19
    5PM
    Satalla-- Temple of World Music
    Klez-Sidic Dance Party! With Sruli and Lisa and friends
    Fabulously beautiful and rare Hasidic nigunim with danceleading!

    37 West 26th Street NYC
    Tix: $12 plus two drink minimum
    (info: 212-576-1155)

    December 21, 2004

    Robert Cohen lecture, New Haven, CT, Dec 21

    350 logoTuesday, December 21st
    American-Jewish Music Comes of Age
    with Historian Robert Cohen

    A journey in sound comprising reading and recordings from specific historical time periods: from American-bound ships to Ellis Island; from anthems to sweat shop songs; from lullabies and laments to the rollicking songs of the Yiddish theater.

    This event is the third part of a 3 part series entitled:
    Jewish-American Music.

    $15 per lecture

    Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
    360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
    Call Willa: 203-387-2522 x295

    December 25, 2004

    Family and Community Jewish Music concert, New Haven, CT, Dec 25

    December 25, Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music at 5:00 p.m, featuring Cantor Martin Levson, Isaiah Cooper, Stacy Phillips, Hedda Rubenstein and the Greater New Haven Kapelye led by David Chevan, Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

    Fischel Bressler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble, Pawtucket, RI, Dec 25

    Fischel Bressler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble
    With Special Guest Violinist Beth Cohen
    Saturday December 25, 8:00-11:00pm
    Congregation Ohawe Shalom
    East Avenue
    Pawtucket Rhode Island

    What better way to spend Christmas day than at a klezmer concert?

    For any of you who are not familiar with Fischel Bressler, he is a Providence based clarinet, mandolin, alto sax, harmonica player who studied with Andy Statman. Fischel and his band plays many weddings and public events in the Boston area. He has been greatly influenced by Statman's style. Bressler plays klezmer and Hassidic nigguns. He is quite the performer and comedian filling time between songs with stories, humor, and antics. Bressler has performed with Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg and Alicia Svigals among others.

    December 26, 2004

    KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31, 2004

    Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 – December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

    www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 27, 2004

    KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31

    Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 – December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

    www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 28, 2004

    KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31

    Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 – December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

    www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 29, 2004

    KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31

    Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 – December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

    www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 30, 2004

    KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31

    Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 – December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

    www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 31, 2004

    KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31

    Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

    We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 – December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

    www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    Austen and Woods, Wolfeboro, NH, Dec 31

    Beverly Woods & Seth Austen will be performing at the First Night celebration in Wolfeboro NH.

    for times and locations

    January 2, 2005

    Sounds and Light, Amherst, MA, Jan 2

    The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo (Merlin Shepherd/ clarinet, bass clarinet and Polina Shepherd / piano) are performing new and traditional Jewish music to accompany the Yuri Morozov Jewish Film Archive (Kiev).

    2th January
    2 PM
    The Yiddish Book Center
    Hampshire College Campus
    Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    www.bikher.org

    The films:
    L’chaim, Dir A. Mietr and K. Ganzer, 1910 9 mins.
    Sore’s Grief Dir A. Arkatov, 1913, 13 mins.
    Jews and the Land, Dir. Abram Room, 1927, 17 mins.
    Against Fathers’ Will (Mabul) Dir Evgeny Ivanov-Barkov, 1926, 43 mins.

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    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Jan 2

    Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle January klezmer jam this Sunday January 2, slightly later -- now 7-9 pm (by popular demand)

    We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano.

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    The jam is once again leaderless.

    January 3, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Jan 3

    band photoMonday, January 3, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

    January 8, 2005

    Sholem Aleichem & Seeds of the Sun, Sudbury, MA, Jan 8

    Congregation Beth El presents afternoon workshop and evening concert
    Saturday, January 8, 2005
    105 Hudson Road, Sudbury

    During Sholem Aleichem Takes a Stand on Eternity, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Larry Weinstein will lead a reading and discussion of Sholem Aleichem's Eternal Life, which is a statement about the difference between human time and divine time. That evening at 7:30 p.m., Seeds of the Sun, an Israeli music and jazz ensemble, will perform new and old Israeli music with a combination of eastern and western musical styles. A dessert reception will follow. Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults when purchased before January 6, or $10 at the door and $5 for students. For information on both events, call the Beth El office at 978-443-9622 or e-mail Temple Beth El.

    January 15, 2005

    Matisyahu, Boston, MA, Jan 15

    Matisyahu Live in Boston
    Saturday night, January 15, 8:00 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m.
    Gann Academy, New Jewish High School, 333 Forest Street, Waltham

    The Hasidic Reggae Superstar Matisyahu will be performing at the GANN academy, Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and are available at Israel Book Shop, 410 Harvard St. Brookline and Kolbo Judaica, 437 Harvard St. Brookline. For information, call 617-965-1968.

    January 23, 2005

    "North of Boston" Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Jan 23

    The next NOB Klezmer Jam session is hosted by Steve Rauch.

    Sunday Jan 23rd at our usual 12:30 pm time.

    Steve's house is in Watertown: 172 Bellevue Rd (at the corner of Bellevue and Common St. on the hill from Mt. Auburn to Belmont/Cushing Sq) For more detailed directions, call 617-926-7603 e-mail Steve Rauch.

    As usual, for the purposes of potluck, bring a brunch food item, please!

    January 30, 2005

    Sons of Sepharad, Newton, MA, Jan 30

    Thanks to Henry Goldberg for digging up the details on this

    January 30, 2005

    The Sons of Sepharad will perform a benefit concert at Temple Emanuel (385 Ward St., Newton, MA, 02459) for The New England Cantor's Assembly. The performance will begin at 4:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (617) 558-8100

    Reserved tickets are $25 & $36, students: $15. Send checks to the temple - $5 off total order for checks received by January 15.

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    Israeli-Ethiopian fusion artist Idan Raichel, Somerville, MA, Jan 30

    Noted Israeli-Ethiopian Fusion artist Idan Raichel to perform
    Sunday, January 30, 8 p.m.
    Somerville Theater
    55 Davis Square, Somerville

    Raichel, whose debut effort, Idan Rachel's Project, zoomed to the top of the Israeli charts three years ago, will perform songs from that album as well as his new one. Tickets are $45, $35 and $30, with $25 and $20 balcony seats available for students. For tickets and information, call the theater box office at 617-625-4088, or visit www.ticketmaster.com

    February 2, 2005

    "Eastern European Jewish Musical Traditions" begins NEC, Boston, MA, Feb 2

    New England Conservatory
    School of Continuing Education Spring 2005

    Eastern European Jewish Musical Traditions

    Yelena Neplok, Instructor
    10 Wednesdays: 7:00–8:30 P.M.
    February 2, 2005­April 13, 2005

    This program, encompassing Jewish classical and folk traditions, introduces the unique musical heritage stemming from Jewish composers and their communities in pre-war Eastern Europe.

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    February 5, 2005

    Klezamir, Concord, MA, Feb 5

    Klezamir
    Saturday, February 5, 2005, 8:00 PM
    First Parish Cabaret 2005

    First Parish in Concord Unitarian Universalist
    20 Lexington Rd
    Concord, MA 01742

    Klezamir in the Parish Hall with traditional and contemporary klezmer music. Presented by First Parish Music Events Committee.

    Tickets $15 at First Parish Office and at the door.
    Light refreshments will be served
    For more information Call 978-369-3779, 978-369-7503, 978-369-9602
    Web: www.firstparish.org/events.html

    Proceeds will support future First Parish music events.

    February 6, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Hamden, CT, Feb 6

    band photoSunday, February 6, the Afro-Semitic Experience
    2:00 p.m. at Thornton Wilder Auditorium in the Miller Cultural Complex, Arts, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut, 203-287-2546.

    February 12, 2005

    Wholesale Klezmer and others in Tsunami Relief concert, Greenfield, MA, Feb 12

    A group of local residents, including Wholesale Klezmer, is working hard to put on a benefit concert for tsunami survivors.

    The concert is at Temple Israel, Pierce St, Greenfield on February 12 at 7.00. Snow date is Feb. 13th.

    For information, and in case of uncertain weather, please call: 413-774-2136

    If you are coming from out of town and cannot purchase your tickets for the Tsunami Benefit Concert at the World Eye Bookstore, you may send a check for your tickets, payable to the American Jewish World Service to: R. Witty, 51 Freeman Dr, Greenfield MA 01301

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    February 13, 2005

    Kol B'Seder, Needham, MA, Feb 13

    Free KOL B'SEDER Concert
    Sunday Feb. 13
    Temple Beth Shalom
    Needham MA
    11:00 a.m.

    Dan and Jeff will be joined by a three piece back-up band, Cantor Lori Salzman, and the Temple's junior choir, as they tear through hit after hit from every phase of their legendary 30-year collaboration, from 'Modeh Ani' to 'Rabbi Ben Bag-Bag'. Please bring a can of tuna for the 'Family Table' to distribute to the needy. For more information visit templebethshalom.info (Directions are found via the Site Map, and you can also download "The Scroll" newsletter with additional info.)

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Feb 13

    Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle February klezmer jam a week from Sunday Feb. 13 7-9 pm.

    Both the National Football League and the NE Patriots requested we postpone it a week. As well, some local klezmorim are participating in the half-time marching band, where they will perform the Bobover Wedding March.

    We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano.

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    The jam is now leaderless, with no cost.

    February 16, 2005

    Guy Mendilow Trio, Cambridge, MA, Feb 16

    The Guy Mendilow Trio
    February 16th, 9:00pm
    Ryles Jazz Club
    212 Hampshire Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Tickets $10
    Web: www.rylesjazz.com/a>
    www.guymendilow.com/a>

    This show will include songs original compositions and arrangements in Guy's native Hebrew, interpreted in light of some of the countries in which he has lived and performed, from Brazil and Mexico to South Africa and the United States. These songs were written especially for the Israeli Consulate of New England and performed at this year's First Night Boston.

    February 27, 2005

    Klezmer Jam, New Haven, CT, Feb 27

    Klezmer Jam, led by Adrianne Greenbaum
    Sunday, February 27, 10:00 am
    Woodbridge Jewish Community Center, (New Haven, CT)
    360 Amity Road
    Woodbridge, CT 06525
    Phone: 203-387-2522

    Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Feb 27

    Next "North of Boston" Klezmer Jam will be held in Watertown, MA (not strictly North of Boston but just a little west) on Sunday Feb 27th at 12:30 pm. We do provide transcribed music on request.. For details, e-mail Vlad Liberman.

    March 6, 2005

    Songs of Praise - Jewish Choral Music, Newton, MA, Mar 6

    Hebrew College and Temple Emanuel to present

    Songs of Praise -- Connecting with Community
    Sunday, March 6; Workshops 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.
    Choral Concert 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton

    The workshops will be led by Matthew Lazar, founder and director of the Zamir Choral Foundation; Brother Dennis Slaughter, director of the Boston Community Choir and Jonathan Singleton, music director of Twelfth Baptist Church. The concert will showcase local Jewish choirs, including Koleinu and Kol Rinah. Cost is $20 for the workshops and $10 for the concert.

    Klezamir, Amherst, MA, Mar 6

    Sun., 3/6/05
    2 - 3 PM
    Klezamir
    at the National Yiddish Book Center
    1021 West St., Amherst, MA
    413-256-4900, x116

    Khevre, Brockton, MA, Mar 6

    Khevre
    March 6th @ brockton symphony
    Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 3:30 PM
    War Memorial Building
    156 West Elm Street
    Brockton, MA 02301
    General Admission
    $15, $13, $10

    TRADITIONAL Selection of Klezmer tunes to be announced from the stage
    OSVALDO GOLIJOV The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

    Khevre, Klezmer Ensemble
    Jonathan Cohler, clarinet
    Jupiter String Quartet

    lots more info at http://www.brocktonsymphony.org/khevre.php">www.brocktonsymphony.org/khevre.php

    March 8, 2005

    Yiddish Folk Songs class begins, Danbury, CT, Mar 8

    A 4 session class in Yiddish Folk Songs will be presented in Danbury, CT beginning on March 8th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Danbury Continuing Education. Morton Morrison will make every effort to make sure that those with limited knowledge of yiddish will understand the meaning of each selection presented as well as the socio-economic background of the times nvolved. For details phone 203-797-4733 (school) or 203-748-7339.

    March 9, 2005

    Songs of Randy Newman, Jewish Spirituals, Boston, MA Mar 9

    NEC Contemporary Improvisation Department:
    Randy Newman, Jewish Spirituals

    On the first half of this double-header concert, Contemporary Improvisation students, faculty, and friends will explore the songs of Randy Newman. By turns satirical, heartbreakingly poignant, and darkly humorous, Newman writes in character, creating often unsavory protagonists through whose eyes we see the world. The second half of tonight's concert celebrates the 25th anniversary of NEC's Jewish Music Ensemble, which gave birth to the renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band and other contemporary klezmer practitioners. The program will focus mainly on Hasidic traditions, with arrangements for strings, saxophone, and clarinet, and a guest appearance by the Nigun Chamber Ensemble, directed by Yelena Neplok. Khevre will also have a short set. NEC's Jordan Hall, 8pm.

    Web: www.newenglandconservatory.edu/concerts/mar/9.html

    March 13, 2005

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Mar 13

    Workmen's Circle March klezmer jam is Sunday, March 13 7-9 pm.

    We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano.

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    We'll be working on our newest tune, "Gay avek, shnay."

    Hope to see you there.

    March 16, 2005

    Simply Tsfat in fundraiser, Monsey, NY, Mar 16

    MARCH 16TH (8-10pm) FUNDRAISER IN MONSEY NY

    This is a fundraising event in an exclusive private cafe style setting. Simply Tsfat will perform to raise money for Eizer L'Shabbos feeding the poor people in Tsfat.

    Suggested donation are $200 - $500 per couple.

    EmailE-mail Moishe Perl. for further details and location.

    March 17, 2005

    Khevre in 1st KlezmerShack 20th Anniversary Show, Cambridge, MA, Mar 17

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary Show with
    Khevre

    Note: Divahn was scheduled to make this a double-bill, but has cancelled due to severe illness.

    Thu, March 17, 2005
    8pm
    Regular Price: $12.00 / Passim Member Price: $10.00

    Club Passim
    47 Palmer St.
    Cambridge, MA

    Web: www.clubpassim.org

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

    March 18, 2005

    Pharaoh's Daughter, Whiteplains, NY, Mar 18

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    Friday, March 18th
    Kol Ami. 252 Soundview Ave., Whiteplains, NY 914-949-4717
    Basya with Matt Turk www.turktunes.com
    9p.m. (after services)

    March 19, 2005

    David Broza, Newton, MA, Mar 19

    Jewish Theatre of New England to present David Broza in Concert

    Saturday, March 19, 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2:00 pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton

    Back by popular demand, the Israeli superstar will perform his unique style of multi-cultural music in three languages. Cost is $26, JCC members $24, with discounts for senior citizens and students. Call the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226, or visit www.theatermania.com

    Avraham Rosenblum, N. Woodmere, NY, Mar 19

    Saturday night, March 19, 9:00 PM
    Special pre-Purim concert with
    Avraham Rosenblum at Young Israel of North Woodmere
    634 Hungry Harbor Road, N Woodmere, NY
    $10 admission. for information 516.791.5099

    March 20, 2005

    David Broza, Newton, MA, Mar 20

    Jewish Theatre of New England to present David Broza in Concert

    Saturday, March 19, 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2:00 pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton

    Back by popular demand, the Israeli superstar will perform his unique style of multi-cultural music in three languages. Cost is $26, JCC members $24, with discounts for senior citizens and students. Call the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226, or visit www.theatermania.com

    Kaplan, Rushefsky, di bostoner klezmer in KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary Celebration, Cambridge, MA, Mar 20

    cd coverIt's a double bill!
    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary Show with
    Rebecca Kaplan & Pete Rushefsky and di bostoner klezmer
    Sun, March 20, 2005
    2:30pm
    Zeitgeist Gallery
    1353 Cambridge St (Inman Square)
    Cambridge, MA

    Celebrate the KlezmerShack and the release of the brand new CD by di bostoner klezmer, "Nahkes fun Klezmer"

    Web: www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

    March 26, 2005

    Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz, New Paltz, NY, Mar 26

    Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz: Mayses Muzik un di gantse megile!

    Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz present their new book "A Wandering Feast: A Journey Through The Jewish Culture of Eastern Europe", a chronicle of Yale's first ethnographic foray to the Eastern Bloc countries in 1981. In-between reading, signing and sharing personal insights, Yale & Elizabeth will of course present their excellent brand of klezmer music and Yiddish songs... A glikhlekh zayt in di Gunks!

    Saturday, March 26th at 7pm
    Ariel Booksellers
    3 Plattekill Avenue
    (845) 255-8041
    New Paltz, NY

    March 29, 2005

    Isle of Klezbos, Amherst, MA, May 29

    band photoIsle of Klezbos
    May 29
    2pm
    National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA
    bikher.org
    413-256-4900

    Michael Winograd trio, Boston, MA, Mar 29

    tuesday march 29th
    NEC honors trio
    Jordan Hall, 8pm
    30 Gainsbro (c. Massachusetts), Boston, MA
    Tel: (617) 585-1260

    with Michael Winograd- clarinet
    Carmen Staaf- Accordion
    Karl Doty- Bass
    free!

    playing new and old stuff-- klezmer/balkan/american/folky/whatever... eclectic stuff

    April 1, 2005

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Cambridge, MA, Apr 1

    band publicity photoCharming Hostess
    CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"
    Friday, April 1
    8:30 p.m.
    $8
    Center for New Words
    186 Hampshire St.
    Cambridge, MA

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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    April 2, 2005

    National Spiritual Ensemble + Yiddish Community Chorus + Guests, Newton, MA, Apr 2

    NESE publicity photoOn My Grandmother's Knee

    Saturday, April 2, 8pm
    Sunday, April 3, 2pm

    Featuring
    The National Spiritual Ensemble
    and
    NESE publicity photoA Besere Velt: Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen’s Circle
    With special guests
    Hankus Netsky and Adrienne Cooper

    Two stunning vocal ensembles come together to present a soul-stirring concert of music. Performances are Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 2pm.

    Performances will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.

    Tickets are $22 adult, $24 senior and $12 for children 18 and under.
    For ticket information contact the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226. Web: lsjcc.org

    *This event was rescheduled from Jan 22-23 snowed cancellation.

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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    Wholesale Klezmer, Norwell, MA, Apr 2

    The North River Arts Society invites you to celebrate life, art, and the coming of springtime with The Wholesale Klezmer Band for it's
    10th Annual Cabaret Concert
    Saturday, April 2, 2005
    at the Cushing Center,
    Route 123 - Norwell, Massachusetts
    781-837-8091

    Pre-concert Cocktail Party at 7:00 p.m.
    Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

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    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Montpelier, VT, Apr 2

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

    Saturday April 2
    8pm
    Langdon Street Cafe
    4 Langdon Street
    Montpelier, VT

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    April 3, 2005

    National Spiritual Ensemble + Yiddish Community Chorus + Guests, Newton, MA, Apr 3

    NESE publicity photoOn My Grandmother's Knee

    Saturday, April 2, 8pm
    Sunday, April 3, 2pm

    Featuring
    The National Spiritual Ensemble
    and
    NESE publicity photoA Besere Velt: Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen’s Circle
    With special guests
    Hankus Netsky and Adrienne Cooper

    Two stunning vocal ensembles come together to present a soul-stirring concert of music. Performances are Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 2pm.

    Performances will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.

    Tickets are $22 adult, $24 senior and $12 for children 18 and under.
    For ticket information contact the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226. Web: lsjcc.org

    *This event was rescheduled from Jan 22-23 snowed cancellation.

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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    Afro-Semitic Experience, Amherst, MA, Apr 3

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, April 3, 2:00 p.m.
    National Yiddish Book Center
    1021 West Street, Amherst, Massachusetts
    (on the Campus of Hampshire College)
    (413) 256-4900
    www.bikher.org

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Hardwick, VT/Northampton, MA, Apr 3

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

    Sunday April 3
    2 PM MATINEE SHOW
    Hardwick Town House
    127 Church Street
    Hardwick, VT

    then, in the evening

    Sunday April 3
    8 PM
    Helen Hills Hills Chapel
    Smith College
    Northampton, MA

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    Esther: The Feast of Masks, Boston, MA, Apr 3

    Esther: The Feast of Masks

    Ellen Kushner (author, actor, cute backup singer)
    Mary Casey (vocals, guitar, duck call), Michael McLaughlin (piano, accordion, guitar, vocals, mbira), Joe Kessler (fiddle, groucho horn)

    Sunday April 3, 2005
    3:00 pm
    Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
    120 Corey Street
    West Roxbury, Massachusetts
    www.templehbt.org/pages/directions.html
    *wheelchair accessible*
    $10 adults; $5 seniors and students

    Tickets & Info:
    (617) 325-3322 Sacred Heart Parish - or JUST SHOW UP!

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    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Apr 3

    Here is the official reminder for the Workmen's Circle April klezmer jam this Sunday April 3 7-9 pm.

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

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    The jam is leaderless, with no cost.

    April 4, 2005

    Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Amherst, MA, Apr 4

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

    Monday April 4
    7:30pm
    U Mass Student Union
    Amherst, MA

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    Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Apr 4

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Monday, April 4, 8:30 p.m.
    Buttonwood Tree
    with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion.

    The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

    April 6, 2005

    The Psalms of Ali Ufki, Cambridge, MA, Apr 6

    Ali Ufki'nin Mezmur'lari / The Psalms of Ali Ufki

    This concert will feature sacred and liturgical Muslim, Jewish and Christian music in an inspirational musical exploration. Through music and spirituality, we celebrate the similarities between our faiths and build bridges of understanding and trust.

    Ali Ufki, born Wojciech Bobowski as a Polish Christian, converted to Islam after his capture by the Ottoman Turks at the age of 30, and became renowned as a musician and translator in the imperial court. His own collection of Turkish psalms based on the Genevan Psalter provides the starting point for this celebration at the intersection of Judaism, Greek Orthodoxy, Turkish Sufism, and Protestant Christianity.

    Where: Harvard Fogg Art Museum
    When: Wednesday, April 6, 8:30pm
    Price: $15

    Produced by Dunya ( www.dunyainc.org ) in collaboration with Center of Middle Eastern Studies, Center of Jewish Studies at Harvard and Harvard Art Museums

    April 7, 2005

    Three faces of Jewish tradition, East Meadow, LI,

    On April 7th the East Meadow Public Library and Long Island Traditions will bring together three distinct faces of Jewish tradition: Klezmer clarinetist Ken Maltz, Shanghai Ghetto survivor Evelyn Pike Rubin, and Indian Jewish singer and storyteller Rahel Musleah. The program is at 12:30 pm. The three will compare and contrast the individual traditions of the Ashkenazi and Sephardic communities. After their performances and stories the artists will examine how their traditions are similar and different.

    The East Meadow Library is located on East Meadow Avenue and 1886 Front Street in East Meadow. For information call (516) 794-2570.

    Khevre, more, Boston, MA, Apr 7

    Thursday april 7th
    Michael Winograd's senior recital
    at NEC (st. butolph building room G01), 8pm, free!
    with performances by:

    khevre, smackin' the brass (balkan brass band,) and the rebels of slobia (new balkan sounds)

    April 9, 2005

    Recklez, KlezMITron 5765, Cambridge, MA, Apr 9

    Showcasing the newest generation of klezmer:
    Recklez (Harvard Klezmer Ensemble) and
    KlezMITron 5765 (the MIT Klezmer band)
    will be playing this Saturday, April 9, at the All-Asia Bar in Central Square, Cambridge, from 1-4 pm (2 sets, $5 to stay as long as you want).

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

    April 10, 2005

    Wholesale Klezmer @ NEFFA, Natick, MA, Apr 10

    The Wholesale Klezmer Band
    Sunday, April 10
    at 1:15 pm
    Music for traditional Yiddish dancing with instruction
    NEFFA Festival
    Auditorium Stage
    Natick High School
    15 West St.
    Natick, MA

    The NEFFA festival lasts the whole weekend. Tickets are available for 1, 2 or all 3 days. For more information, see: www.neffa.org

    David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, Great Neck, NY, Apr 10

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    April 10, 2005 Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck, NY Start Time: 4PM
    Further information: www.greatneckarts.org Tel. 516-829-2570

    April 17, 2005

    Neshama Carlebach, Swampscott, MA, Apr 17

    Neshama Carlebach in Concert will take place at Temple Beth El, 55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott, on Sunday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.. Sponsorships are available at $250-$1000. Tickets are $25, Students with ID, $10. Tickets may be purchased from the Jewish Journal (978-745-4111x120), the Israel Book Shop (617-566-7113), Kolbo’s Fine Judaica (617-731-8743) and Hebrew College (617-559-3624).

    Here's the URL to the story in the North Shore Jewish Newspaper (the URL may break after a week): www.jewishjournal.org/news.htm#local2

    April 25, 2005

    Balkan Brass Fest, Boston, MA, Apr 25

    Monday April 25th- Balkan Brass Fest @ NEC featuring Michael Winograd and Smackin' the Brass'—new comositions for balkan brass band, along with professional dance group, lots of food, and discussion on Music of the Balkans by Katarina Markovic-Stokes and Katarina Miljkovic @NEC, st. botolph hall, room 118, 4pm-6pm—lots of fun—check out www.newenglandconservatory.edu for more info

    April 27, 2005

    Winograd/Moffet Variety Hour, Cambridge, MA, Apr 27

    Wednesday April 27th- One Night, Two Bands (Winograd/Moffet Variety Hour, and the Rebels of Slobia w/ Jon Singer, Patrick Hay and Bridget Kearny) @ Western Front Club, Cambridge, MA—sets at 8pm and 9:30pm

    May 1, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, New Haven, CT, May 1

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.
    a benefit concert for Christian Community Action at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan Street, New Haven, for more info 203-777-7848.

    May 3, 2005

    Klezmer-style contra dance, Cambridge, MA, May 3

    Klezmer-Style Contra Dance with open band
    May 3, 2005
    8:00 - 10:30 pm
    In MIT's Walker Memorial Hall: Morss Dining Hall (142 Memorial Drive at Ames Street, Cambridge MA, just east of the main MIT campus complex)

    Caller: Jacob Bloom
    Music: 'ContraKlez' with John Chambers & Friends, Sit-In musicians Welcome

    Yiddish dance expert Jacob Bloom will lead a night of Klezmer-dance-influenced contra dancing. John Chambers will lead the band 'ContraKlez', and sit-in musicians are welcome to bring an instrument and join the band. All dances are taught, and beginners are welcome.

    Suggested donation $5 general, $3 students, free for MIT/Wellesley students.

    Sponsored by the MIT Folk Dance Club
    tel: (617) 253-FOLK (recorded info line)
    Cambridge, MA mit.edu/fdc

    May 11, 2005

    Alicia Svigals, Somerville, MA, May 11

    svigals singingYou heard it here first.

    Alicia Svigals Klezmer Fiddle Express

    Klezmatics' founder goes solo with an unplugged 'roots' show: three sizzling fiddles, tsimbl, bass and drums! Traditional East European Jewish music at its ecstatic best.

    Johnny D's
    17 Holland St, Davis Square
    Somerville, MA
    8:30pm
    Tel: (617) 776-2004

    www.johnnydsuptown.com

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

    May 15, 2005

    Klezical Tradition, Framingham, MA, May 15

    Klezical Tradition
    Sunday, May 15, 2005, 4:00pm. Temple Beth Am in Framingham, MA. Address: 300 Pleasant Street

    Full length, concert featuring Fraidy Katz, vocalist, Walter Mamlok, clarinetist, Cookie Segelstein, fiddle, Adrianne Greenbaum, flute, tsimbl and keyboard, Gary Ribchinsky on drums and Roy Wiseman on bass. Yiddish songs and klezmer tunes from Goldensteyn repertoire and more, & a few bows to Israel's Big Day. Soul, humor, and audience singing and dancing in one afternoon. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students and seniors, under 5 are free. ($20 family maximum) For advanced tickets and information call 508-872-8300 or visit www.tempbetham.org. Other activies beginng at 3:00.

    Alicia Svigals Klezmer Fiddle Express, Bridgeport, CT, May 15

    svigals singingAlicia Svigals Klezmer Fiddle Express

    Klezmatics' founder goes solo with an unplugged 'roots' show: three sizzling fiddles, tsimbl, bass and drums! Traditional East European Jewish music at its ecstatic best.

    Sunday, May 15, 6 p.m.
    Acoustic Cafe
    2926 Fairfield Ave.
    Bridgeport, CT
    www.acousticafe.com
    203-335-3655 Call for tickets

    Klezmer jam, Brookline, MA, May 15

    The Workmen's Circle jam is this Sunday May 15 7-9 pm.

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

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    May 25, 2005

    Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, May 25

    HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

    Three evening lecture concert series
    with Joshua Jacobson
    Jack Gottlieb
    Hankus Netsky
    Josh Dolgin
    The Zamir Chorale

    MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
    7:30 p.m.
    Berenson Hall

    Joshua Jacobson
    The Zamir Chorale of Boston
    Sacred Song: From liturgical piece to masterpiece
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 7:30 P.M.

    Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

    REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

    FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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    May 29, 2005

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Amherst, MA, May 29

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer
    Sunday, May 29
    National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA
    2:00pm concert, $10; reservations suggested
    On the campus of Hampshire College...
    Klezbos returns to one of our favorite stages!
    If you haven't seen this place, it's gorgeous & this is Memorial Day Weekend.

    www.bikher.org
    800/535-3595
    413/256-4900

    June 1, 2005

    Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, Jun 1

    HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

    Three evening lecture concert series
    with Joshua Jacobson
    Jack Gottlieb
    Hankus Netsky
    Josh Dolgin
    The Zamir Chorale

    MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
    7:30 p.m.
    Berenson Hall

    Jack Gottlieb
    Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish: Unexpected undertones of Broadway and Hollywood music
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 7:30 P.M.

    Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

    REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

    FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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    Khevre, Cambridge, MA, Jun 1

    heres a semi-unplanned for- last minute event

    the zeitgeist gallery hosts a middle eastern cabaret every wednesday, and due to a cancelation, Michael Winograd is hosting that night.... it should be great

    Khevre (in some form) will be playing

    the New England Conservatory honors wild-card trio will be playing along with others! it should be great!!-- bring your horns, and lets end with some sort of sit-in jam!

    its this wednesday, june 1st, at the zeitgeist gallery in inman square, cambridge- 2 sets 7:30 and 8:30

    For directions, see www.zeitgeist-gallery.org.

    _______________________________________________

    June 5, 2005

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Jun 5

    The June Workmen's Circle April jam is Sunday June 5, 7-9 pm. It will be the last one till September.

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

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    Zamir Chorale, Boston, MA, Jun 5

    Friends of Jewish Choral Music: Gala Concert celebrating the 36th Anniversary of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Joshua Jacobson founder and artistic director Sunday, June 5, 2005 7:30 PM Sanders Theatre, Harvard University Cambridge, MA

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    June 6, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Middletown, CT, Jun 6

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Monday, Jun 6, 8:30 p.m.
    Buttonwood Tree
    with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion.

    The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.

    June 7, 2005

    Cantors' 3rd Rozhinke Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 21-24

    the Rozhinke Retreat
    Reclaiming the Cantorial Art for the 21st Century
    AUGUST 21-24, 2005

    Kutshers Country Club, New York

    Now in its third year, the "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own. This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others—with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke"—the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions
    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions

    rozhinke.org

    June 9, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Mawwal, Hamden, CT, Jun 9

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Thursday, June 9, with special guest drummer Jesse Chevan, doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Space 295 Treadwell Street, Building H, Hamden, Connecticut, This is a double billing with the exciting Middle Eastern world fusion group, Mawwal.

    June 12, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Redding, CT, Jun 12

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, June 12, 6:00 p.m., Redding Town Green, 100 Hill Road, Redding, Connecticut, for more information please call 203-938-2551, or visit the Town of Redding web site for details: www.townofreddingct.org.

    June 14, 2005

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, New Haven, CT, Jun 14

    band publicity photoMargot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
    June 14 -
    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys bring Klezmer Bluegrass fusion to the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas, noon concert, World Stage, New Haven, CT Green www.artidea.org/index.cgi/900

    June 17, 2005

    DJ So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Northampton, MA, Jun 17

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

    June 17
    The Iron Horse
    20 Center St.
    Northampton MA
    9:30PM, $10 adv/$13 dos

    413.584.0610
    www.iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp

    June 18, 2005

    DJ So Called w/Balkan Beat Box, Cambridge, MA, Jun 18

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

    June 18: The Lizard Lounge
    1667 Mass. Ave., below Cambridge Common Restaurant
    Cambridge MA
    9PM, $10

    (617-547-0759)

    June 19, 2005

    Sixth Annual Jewish Music and Cultural Fest, Syracuse, NY, Jun 19

    The sixth annual, FREE, Jewish Music & Cultural Festival will take place in historic Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse, NY on June 19, 2005. The fest features nationally known and regional bands performing on two stages. Vendors, food merchants, & local organizations are present with lots of Kid's activities in the Kid's Tent. The lead band this year is "Elaine & Susan Watts & the Fabulous Shpielkehs".

    Bands which have appeared in the past are "Simply Tsfat, Sruli & Lisa's Klezmer for Kids", Kling- 0n Klezmer" and "Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys." See www.syracusejewishfestival.com or call 315-446- 7810 or 315-682-8489.

    Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Jun 19

    NOB (North of Boston) jam/brunch is Sunday June 19, 7-9 pm (Note new time) at Steve Rauch's house in Watertown: 172 Bellevue Rd (at the corner of Bellevue and Common St. on the hill from Mt. Auburn to Belmont/Cushing Sq). This jam may continue in the summer - to be decided at June jam.

    There is a piano, though keyboard players are welcome to bring a portable keyboard in case more than one pianist shows up.

    The new music for NOB is posted on: mysite.verizon.net/vovka0

    Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, Jun 19

    HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

    Three evening lecture concert series
    with Joshua Jacobson
    Jack Gottlieb
    Hankus Netsky
    Josh Dolgin
    The Zamir Chorale

    MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
    7:30 p.m.
    Berenson Hall

    Hankus Netsky, Josh Dolgin
    Deborah Strauss, Michael Winograd
    Ron Caswell, Mark Slobin
    Hasid Meets Hip-Hop: A postmodern mix
    SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 7:30 P.M.

    Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

    REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

    FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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    July 7, 2005

    di bostoner klezmer, Quincy, MA, Jul 7

    If you happen to find yourself in or near Boston's South Shore in beautiful downtown Quincy, MA (named for our Presidential family) at the above time, you can hear di bostoner klezmer for free at the public library - outdoors if the weather is nice, indoors, otherwise.

    12:30pm

    Christina Crowder - accordion
    Mark Hamilton - trombone (KCB subs for dbk)
    Dena Ressler - clarinet

    directions can be found at www.thomascranelibrary.org

    July 13, 2005

    Gilad Barkan, Boston, MA, Jul 13

    GILAD BARKAN TRIO WITH GUEST FLUTIST AMIR MILSTEIN IN CONCERT AT RYLES, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
    Barkan's Trio featuring Bassist Dan Greenspan and Drummer Harvey Wirht

    Join Boston-based jazz pianist Gilad Barkan and his Trio with guest flutist Amir Milstein, in concert at Ryles Music Club, 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge on Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, please call 617- 876-9330. Website: www.ryles.com.

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    July 17, 2005

    Klezphonics, Providence, RI, Jul 17

    Rhode Island's own Klezphonics will be playing a Klezmer Brunch this Sunday July 17 in Providence at the Cav Restaurant, 14 Imperial Place, 401 751 9164. The restaurant opens at 10:30am. $18.95 includes music, brunch choices, coffee and orange juice. For directions call or check out cavrestaurant.com

    Note: Rhode Island is a state to the East of Connecticut and South of Massachusetts. Not to be confused with Long Island.

    July 21, 2005

    Hankus Netsky, Linda Chase and Friends, Cambridge, MA, Jul 21

    Zeitgeist Gallery, 1353 Cambridge St. Cambridge
    Thursday, July 21, 7-9 PM $10

    Hankus Netsky, Linda Chase and Friends

    An evening of original compositions, conversational improvisations, jazz, world music, and poetry.

    Linda Chase, flute/ Hankus Netsky, piano/ Tany a Jacobs, vocals

    August 7, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Yonkers, NY, Aug 7

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, August 7, Presented by Jazz Forum Arts at 4:00 p.m. Untermyer Park, N. Broadway, Yonkers (adjacent to and just South of St. John's Riverside Hospital) Rain site: Charles Cola Senior Center in Untermyer Park. For more info please call 914-631-1000 or got to www.jazzforumarts.org

    August 22, 2005

    Cantors' 3rd Rozhinke Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 21-24

    the Rozhinke Retreat
    Reclaiming the Cantorial Art for the 21st Century
    AUGUST 21-24, 2005

    Kutshers Country Club, New York

    Now in its third year, the "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own. This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others—with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke"—the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions
    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions

    rozhinke.org

    August 23, 2005

    Cantors' 3rd Rozhinke Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 21-24

    the Rozhinke Retreat
    Reclaiming the Cantorial Art for the 21st Century
    AUGUST 21-24, 2005

    Kutshers Country Club, New York

    Now in its third year, the "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own. This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others—with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke"—the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions
    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions

    rozhinke.org

    August 24, 2005

    Cantors' 3rd Rozhinke Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 21-24

    the Rozhinke Retreat
    Reclaiming the Cantorial Art for the 21st Century
    AUGUST 21-24, 2005

    Kutshers Country Club, New York

    Now in its third year, the "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own. This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others—with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke"—the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions
    • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
    • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
    • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
    • Late Night Sharing Sessions

    rozhinke.org

    August 28, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Hartford, CT, Aug 28

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, August 28
    Sigourney Street Festival
    Hartford, Connecticut
    12:00-1:00 p.m.

    September 11, 2005

    Shirim, Amherst, MA, Sep 11

    For those of you who will be in Western Massachusetts next Sunday, Shirim will be playing at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst:

    September 11, 2005 at 2:30pm
    National Yiddish Book Center
    Members Day (1 hour Klezmer Party Concert)
    1021 West St. Amherst, MA
    413-256-4900, www.yiddishbookcenter.org
    Admission Free!

    di bostoner klezmer, Waltham, MA, Sep 11

    Ease back into the rhythm of the year with the rhythms of Jewish music at the season's first coffeehouse at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, MA on Sunday, September 11th at 7:00 P.M.

    From swinging bulgars from the teens and '20s, to Romanian horas, dreamy waltzes, Ukrainian kolamaykes, and melodies from the Hasidic courts of bygone Poland, di bostoner klezmer will immerse you in a wash of Jewish past and present and ask your participation to help make it happen.

    Admission is $10.
    The shul is near Route 128 and Brandeis University.
    Directions below.
    For more info. call 781-894-5146

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    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Sep 11

    The Workmen's Circle jam starts up again for the season on Sunday Sept. 11, 7-9 pm.

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

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    Khevre, Nikitov, Cambridge, MA, Sep 11

    KHEVRE and NIKITOV will be playing a double bill next sunday 9/11 at CLUB PASSIM in Cambridge, MA

    concert starts at 8—not sure of the price exactly—think its $12—worth it— two exciting bands

    see www.clubpassim.org for more info; for tix

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    Wholesale Klezmer, Rochester, NY, Sep 11

    Wholesale Klezmer
    Turtle Hill Folk Festival
    at Markus Park,
    9:30pm
    Quaker Meeting House Road in Honeoye Falls,
    near Rochester, NY.

    www.goldenlink.org/html/fest.html

    September 12, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Orange, CT, Sep 12

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Monday, September, 12
    Days of Awe concert
    7:30 p.m.
    Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven
    sponsored by Temple Emanuel Sisterhood
    150 Derby Avenue
    Orange, Connecticut.
    For more information please call 203-397-3000.

    Winograd/Blacksberg, Cambridge, MA, Sep 12

    michael winograd's Klezmergasm part II
    with:
    Daniel Blacksberg: trombone
    Andrew Stern" Banjo
    Karl Doty" Bass
    MW: clarinet
    guests possibly—we'll see...

    9pm, $5
    zeitgeist gallery
    1353 Cambridge Street in Inman Square
    Cambridge
    617-876-6060
    www.zeitgeist-gallery.org/

    September 16, 2005

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, Sep 16

    Naftule's DreamOnly $5 cover!
    Early show in an intimate setting!
    September 16, 2005, 8-9:30pm
    Rutman's Violins
    11 Westland Ave., Boston, MA (Near Symphony Hall)

    Charming Hostess, Cambridge, MA, Sep 16

    Friday, September 16, 2005
    Charming Hostess

    time: 8:00p

    location: Rm 54-100 (Green Bldg)

    Performance from the female ensemble's new CD, "Sarajevo Blues" (Tzadik), which draws on Bosnian poetry of love and resistance, celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. In "Sarajevo Blues," Charming Hostess takes history and news as a context, but steers towards poetry as a way to focus on daily life under siege. Some songs explicitly speak of war, and others of cafe culture, underground sexuality, freedom and the nature of evil.The ensemble includes Katzenstein Lecturer Jewlia Eisenberg (see Sept 15) whose music is rooted in the body?voices and vocal percussion, handclaps and heartbeats, sex-breath and silence. "Charming Hostess makes music like no other? Thrown in with lively North African wedding songs and Eastern European folk songs are originals that display a proudly feminist, radical-Jewish, pro-sex sensibility," wrote the New York Times.
    See http://web.mit.edu/arts/announcements/prs/2005/0901_eisenberg2.html
    open to: the general public cost: free

    web site: web.mit.edu/gcws/events/index.html#jewlia

    sponsor: Office of the Arts Student and Artist-in-Residence Programs, Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies

    September 17, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Ithaca, NY, Sep 17

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Monday, September, 17
    Days of Awe concert
    8:30 p.m.
    Emerson Suites, Campus Center
    Ithaca College
    Ithaca, New York
    For more information please call 607-274-3323.

    September 18, 2005

    Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Sep 18

    NOB (North of Boston) jam is Sunday, Sept 18, 7-9 pm, in Watertown.at Steve Rauch's house in Watertown: 172 Bellevue Rd (at the corner of Bellevue and Common St. on the hill from Mt. Auburn to Belmont/Cushing Sq).

    There is a piano, though keyboard players are welcome to bring a portable keyboard in case more than one pianist shows up.

    The new music for NOB is posted on: mysite.verizon.net/vovka0

    September 23, 2005

    Art of Trio, Milford, CT, Sep 23

    David Chevan: "The Art of Trio" with Rex Cadwallader and special guest saxophonist Greg Abate
    Friday, September 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Milford Center for the Arts, at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, (203) 878-6647.

    September 24, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Frank London, Cantor Erik Contzius, New Rochelle, NY, Sep 24

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience with special guest Frank London with Cantor Erik Contzius
    Saturday, September 24
    Selichot Services and Hurricane Katrina Benefit
    9:00 p.m.
    Temple Israel of New Rochelle
    1000 Pinebrook Boulevard
    New Rochelle, New York
    for more information please call 914-235-1800.

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Frank London, Cantor Jack Mendelson

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience with special guest Frank London with Cantor Jack Mendelson
    Saturday, September 24
    Midnight Selichot Services
    midnight
    Temple Israel Center of White Plains
    280 Old Mamaroneck Road
    White Plains, New York
    914-948-2800.

    September 25, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience Days of Awe concert, Hartford, CT, Sep 25

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, September 25
    Days of Awe concert
    7:00 p.m.
    Congregation Beth Israel
    701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford.
    This event is sponsored by the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, Connecticut. For more information please call 860-249-1207.

    October 6, 2005

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Amherst, MA, Oct 6

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer
    Sunday 11/6/05
    Metropolitan Klezmer at the National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA (campus of Hampshire College) 2pm show, beautiful auditorium with a view of the apple orchards! And well worth the visit if you've never been to this wonderful cultural shrine, for the Eastern Euro-inspired architecture as well as the collections. Metropolitan Klezmer plays some of our latest, including yet-to-be-recorded originals and new versions from vintage sources you'd least suspect. www.bikher.org

    Chevan/Byrd duo, Ithaca, NY, Oct 6

    David Chevan and Warren Byrd Duo
    Thursday, October 6, 8:00 p.m., Celebration of Daniel Pearl Music Day Concert, Adams House, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, for more information please call 607-255-9153 or visit www.alicecookhouse.cornell.edu.

    October 9, 2005

    Hip Hop Hoodíos, Albany, NY, Oct 9

    band members
    Hip Hop Hoodíos
    Oct. 9th
    Albany, NY

    Temple Israel
    (600 New Scotland Avenue)
    7pm - $15

    October 12, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Pleasantville, NY, Oct 12

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Wednesday, October 12
    12:00 noon
    Pace University
    presented by the Pace University Office of Diversity Programs
    861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, New York
    for more information please call 914-773-3775.

    October 23, 2005

    New Orleans benefit, Scarsdale, NY, Oct 23

    In conjunction with the Jewish Community Center of Mid Westchester in Scarsdale, NY, I am excited to announce that on Sunday October 23rd from 2 till 6 in the afternoon, the Sukkah Jam for New Orleans will take place.

    So far, a number of individuals have stepped forward to donate their time, talent and money. This includes many musicians as well as organizations like WWOZ - (one of the greatest radio stations on the planet broadcasting live on the internet at www.wwoz.org) - The Backbeat Fund (see below) plus a variety of sponsors.

    Please join us any way you can. If you are a musician and would like to perform contact or If you would like to get involved in any way, please email Glenn Tamir

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    Afro-Semitic Experience, Cheshire, CT, Oct 23

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Sunday, October 23
    4:00 p.m.
    Cheshire Public Library
    104 Main Street
    Cheshire, Connecticut
    for more information please call 203-272-2246.

    November 19, 2005

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Springfield, MA, Nov 19

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Saturday, November 19, 4:30 p.m.,
    an interactive Havdallah concert for children of all ages at
    Sinai Temple,
    1100 Dickinson Street, Springfield, Massachusetts for more information please call 413-736-3619

    Shirim, Naftule's Dream, Medford, MA, Nov 19

    November 19, 2005 at 8pm
    Springstep Arts Center
    Shirim Klezmer Party double bill w/Naftule's Dream
    98 George P. Hassett Dr.
    Medford, MA
    Tickets $18, Students $15
    781-395-0402, www.Springstep.org

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    November 20, 2005

    Tsliley Haud, Cambridge, MA, Nov 20

    We are delighted to invite you to the Tsliley Haud 30th Anniversary Concert, to be held on Sunday, November 20, 2005, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Dionysos Greek Restaurant, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
    02139 (At the Radisson Hotel). The evening will feature live song and dance Performances, open dancing, food and drinks available. Tickets are $25.00 at the door or $18 in advance (group and student discounts available).
    For tickets & info contact Annette at (617) 738-5038. For directions call Dionysos at
    (617)661-6800. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA).

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    November 27, 2005

    Klezmer Nutcracker, Queens, NY, Nov 27

    "A Klezmer Nutcracker"
    November 27, 2005
    2:00 PM
    Tickets: $10 all seats

    Children's Professional Series. Featuring the Amy Marshall
    Dance Co. A full ballet blending the triumphant work of
    Tchaikovsky with the spirited Klezmer arrangement of Shirim,
    the Chanukah story has been woven into a humorous,
    heart-warming adventure.

    Queensborough Community College
    tel: 718-631-6311
    portal.cuny.edu/portal/site/cuny/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC&epiproxymethod=get&viewID=epiproxybanner&beanID=1708558607&epiproxyrealurl=http%3A%2F%2F66.212.81.77%2FeventDetail.asp%3FEventId%3D7305

    December 3, 2005

    Casco Bay Tummlers CD Release, Orono, ME, Dec 3

    Saturday, December 3, 2005. 7:00 p.m. Casco Bay Tummlers, CD Release
    Concert, ?Journey.? University of Maine, Orono. Bangor Room of Memorial
    Hall/Student Union. Sponsored by U Maine Hillel. Admission $5 at door,
    Students free. (207)581-1110.

    December 4, 2005

    Neighbors from many nations, Brookline, MA, Dec 4

    NEIGHBORS from MANY NATIONS

    Music and Stories of the
    IRISH, ASIAN & JEWISH
    Immigration Experience

    Sunday, December 4, 2005
    2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Lawrence School Auditorium
    27 Francis St, Brookline [Handicapped Accessible]

    Robbie O’Connell, Internationally renowned singer/songwriter
    A Besere Velt, (A Better World) Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen’s Circle
    Odaiko New England & in vivo Productions, Asian drumming, dance, and theatre.

    $8.00 admission, $5.00 students and seniors (advance purchase recommended)

    Mail check to Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline 02445.
    For more info call 617-566-6281 or TTY 617-730-2327

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    Interfaith concert of Psalms and sacred music, Brookline, MA, Dec 4

    Interfaith concert of Psalms and sacred music coming to Temple Beth Zion on Sunday December 4th. The concert will begin at 5:00 pm and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the musicians.
    This concert will feature sacred and liturgical Muslim, Jewish and Christian music in an inspirational musical exploration.
    Through music and spirituality, we celebrate the similarities between our faiths and continue to build bridges of understanding and trust.

    Sunday, December 4, at 5 PM
    Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline.

    Tickets: $18; $16 for seniors and full-time students.
    $2 discount if tickets are purchased by November 30.
    To purchase tickets, contact the RUAH office at 617-277-0036, or mail your check, made out to RUAH, to RUAH at 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline MA 02445.
    http://www.ruahspirit.org

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    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Dec 4

    The Workmen's Circle jam will be Sunday December 4, 7-9 pm.

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

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    December 5, 2005

    Simply Tsfat, Brighton, MA, Dec 5

    SIMPLY TSFAT-music of the Breslov Chasidim coming all the way from the
    mystical city of Tsfat.

    Monday Dec. 5th at 7:30 PM

    At Shaloh House-Jewish Russian Center
    29 Chestnut Hill Avenue
    Brighton, MA

    General Admission: $15, $10 students, children and seniors

    Questions call (617) 782-0451 or (617) 233-3638
    sponsored by the Boston Breslov Connection

    December 7, 2005

    Simply Tsfat, Providence, RI, Dec 7

    Simply Tsfat
    An evening of spirited Chassidic Jewish Soul Music for the City of Jewish Mysticism
    Wednesday December 7 2005 at 7:30 PM at Brown Hillel 80 Brown St. Providence
    You'll be dancing in the aisles
    Adults $13.00 Children $5.00
    For more info. call 401 273 7238

    December 8, 2005

    Sruli and Lisa's Oy Vey! Chanukah, Tarrytown, NY, Dec 8

    sruli and lisaThursday night, December 8: 6:45PM
    Sruli and Lisa's Oy Vey! Chanukah!
    JCC on the Hudson
    Tarrrytown, NY
    info: 914-366-7898

    December 9, 2005

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Dec 9

    Naftule's Dream
    December 9, 8-9:30 p.m.
    Rutman's Violin Shop
    5 Westland Ave. (near Symphony Hall)
    617-522-2900
    Tickets: $5 donation

    Michael McLaughlin has written some excellent new tunes which we will premiere and we will have a special guest on guitar, Andrew Stern, who is filling in for Brandon Seabrook. Andrew plays with Fat Little Bastard and is quite excellent. Otherwise, it is the regular gang: Jim Gray (tuba), Michael McLaughlin (accordion) , Gary Bohan(trumpet); Eric Rosenthal (drums), and yours truly on clarinet.

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    December 10, 2005

    Casco Bay Tummlers, CD Release, Portland, ME, Dec 10

    Saturday, December 10, 8:00 p,.m. Casco Bay Tummlers CD Release Concert, "Journey."
    Center for Cultural Exchange,
    One Longfellow Square,
    Portland, ME.
    Tickets $10 at door or call (207) 761-1545.

    December 11, 2005

    Golden Dreydl, Holyoke, MA, Dec 11

    The Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer Nutcracker
    Ellen Kushner and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra
    December 11, shows at 1:00pm & 3:15pm
    The Forum at Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
    $18 / kids under 12: $13.
    Info & Tix: 413-532-1462

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    Klezmer Jam, Wolfeboro, NH, Dec 11

    Monthly Klezmer Workshop/Jam Session: Sunday December 11, 1-3 PM

    Seth & Beverly host a Monthly Klezmer Workshop/Jam Session in Wolfeboro, NH. We'll explore the scales and rhythms typically used in klezmer, learn to play classic tunes from the traditional repertoire of freilachs, bulgars, shers, khosidls and horas, and offer instruction on playing klezmer within an ensemble. Tunes are taught by ear, however some written music will also be provided. No previous knowledge of klezmer music necessary, all instruments and voices welcome, suggested donation $15 per session.

    E-mail Seth Austen for directions.

    Klezmer Mountain Duo, Rockville Centre, NY, Dec 11

    Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysKlezmer Mountain Duo (Margot and Joe)
    Dec 11
    3:00pm
    perform at Molloy College "It's Holiday Time" concert,
    Anselma Room,
    Kellenberg Hall.
    Free.
    1000 Hempstead Ave.
    Rockville Centre, NY
    Call 516-678-5000 ext. 6880 for info.

    December 13, 2005

    Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Roslyn, NY, Dec 13

    The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will be appearing in concert in Roslyn, NY this
    coming Tuesday, December 13, at 7:45 PM. The concert is being presented by the
    Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute, and will take place at Temple Beth
    Sholom, 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn, NY. Telephone 516 621-2288.

    December 17, 2005

    Wholesale Klezmer, Saratoga Springs, NY, Dec 17

    Wholesale Klezmer
    Saturday evening, December 17th at 8 P.M.
    Caffé Lena, 47 Phila Street
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    For reservations or information call 518-583-0022

    December 18, 2005

    Golem, Seth Rogovoy, Great Barrington, MA, Dec 18

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
    "Helsinki Hanukah Klezmer Festival," featuring klezmer/Yiddish band GOLEM
    and SETH ROGOVOY's ROCKIN' THE SHTETL; dinner at 5:30; concert at 7; Club
    Helsinki, 284 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., 413.528.3394;
    www.clubhelsinkiweb.com.

    December 24, 2005

    Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hasidic Ensemble, Pawtucket, RI, Dec 24

    band photoFishel Bresler's Klezmer Hasidic Ensemble will perform "The Night Before Hanukah" on Saturday, December 24th, 8 pm at the Congregation Ohave Shalom Coffee House. Project Shoresh and the Providence Community Kollel co-sponsors. 671 East Ave in Pawtucket, RI (corner of Glenwood, nr where Blacksone Blvd meets Hope St, east side of Providence. Easy access from rt 95. ) Doors open 7:30. $8 adults, $3 children. ??? call 401-273-9814

    December 25, 2005

    20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

    klezkamp posterThis year’s KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme “Gut Yontev KlezKamp!,” from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

    For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 26, 2005

    20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

    klezkamp posterThis year’s KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme “Gut Yontev KlezKamp!,” from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

    For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    Matisyahu, Boston, MA, Dec 26

    Mon, Dec 26
    JDub Presenst:
    Matisyahu

    Paradise Rock Club
    967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
    Doors open 7pm
    $12 in advance, $14 at the door, 18+

    December 27, 2005

    20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

    klezkamp posterThis year’s KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme “Gut Yontev KlezKamp!,” from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

    For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    The Leevees, Boston, MA, Dec 27

    Tues, Dec 27
    JDub, JFJ, and PJA Present:
    Jewltide
    Featuring THE LEEVEES
    And special guests

    Paradise Rock Club
    967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
    Doors open 7pm
    $12 in advance, $14 at the door, 18+

    December 28, 2005

    20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

    klezkamp posterThis year’s KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme “Gut Yontev KlezKamp!,” from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

    For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 29, 2005

    20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

    klezkamp posterThis year’s KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme “Gut Yontev KlezKamp!,” from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

    For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    December 30, 2005

    20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

    klezkamp posterThis year’s KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme “Gut Yontev KlezKamp!,” from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

    For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

    January 1, 2006

    Wholesale Klezmer, Westminster West, Vermont, Jan 1, 2006

    Wholesale Klezmer
    Sunday, January 1st at 4:30 P.M.
    A Community Celebration of Hanukkah with music and dance
    Westminster West Congregational Church
    Westminster West, Vermont
    Free
    For information call 802-387-5788.

    January 6, 2006

    Oen Kennedy and Glenn Dickson, Brookline, MA, Jan 6

    Oen Kennedy and Glenn Dickson perform @ the Brookline Tai Chi Center on Friday, January 6, 8-10pm in Boston's only balanced energy performing space.

    Oen Kennedy (voice, guitar, percussives and sounds) and Glenn Dickson (clarinet, loops) will attempt to match the balanced energy of the space with an evening of meditative and ambient music, calling on their combined knowledge of birdsong, stardust, kestral, microtones, overtones, undertones, and all manner of music of and by the world.

    Please come and journey through the sounds.
    January 6, Friday, 8-10pm
    Brookline Tai Chi (www.brooklinetaichi.com)
    1615 Beacon St. (on the corner of Washington St.)
    Brookline, MA
    Suggested donation: $5, kids; $10, adults.

    January 8, 2006

    Metropolitan Klezmer, Garden City, NY, Jan 8, 2006

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer
    1pm & 3pm Metropolitan Klezmer
    Children's Concerts

    Nassau Community College
    One Education Drive,
    Garden City, NY 11530

    516-572-7501
    www.sunynassau.edu

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Jan 8

    The Workmen's Circle jam for January will be Sunday January 8, 7-9 pm, instead of the usual first Sunday, which is January 1. We were concerned that people would be away, sleeping off the latkes, etc,

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

    The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    January 13, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Westport, CT, 13-Jan-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, January 13, 6:30 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Sabbath service and concert performance at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport, Connecticut. For more information please call: (203) 227-1293

    January 27, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Chappaqua, NY, 27-Jan-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, January 27, 8:00. p.m., Temple Beth El of North Westchester, 220 South Bedford Road, Chappaqua, New York. For more information please call 914-238-3928.

    February 3, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Chappaqua, NY, 3-Feb-2006

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday February 3, 8:15 p.m., Friday night service and concert performance at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015 for more information please call 202-363-6394.

    February 4, 2006

    Strauss-Warschauer+Cantors Fredda & Mendelson, Larchmont, NY, Feb 4

    band photo
    Saturday, February 4, at 7 PM
    Larchmont, New York

    The acclaimed Strauss/Warschauer Duo will headline a Klezmer Concert, which will also feature Cantors Fredda and Jack Mendelson, the adult choir, the children’s choirs, and a band of children singing and playing musical instruments.

    General admission is $18 per person or $36 per family at the door. For more information call 914-834-6120 ext. 11.

    February 11, 2006

    Matisyahu, Waterville, ME, 11 Feb

    photo of Matisyahu by Seth Kushner, from JDUB websiteMatisyahu

    8:00pm
    Matisyahu in Waterville, ME
    Colby College
    Cotter Union
    Doors 8:00/Show 9:00
    No Presale Available
    Free Show for Students Only

    Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Brookline, MA, Feb 11

    band photo
    Saturday, February 11
    The Circle Coffeehouse

    Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
    Doors open at 7:30pm
    This event brings together two internationally renowned musicians who are deeply committed to klezmer music and Yiddish song. Their performances are an integrated and intimate blend of songs, translations and instrumental music. After a concert set, Deborah Strauss will teach and lead traditional Yiddish dances with live musical accompaniment. No previous experience needed! WC Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Non-members: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance payment can be mailed to the Workmen's Circle office and must be received by the Thursday prior to the concert.

    February 12, 2006

    Matisyahu, Boston, MA, 12 Feb

    photo of Matisyahu by Seth Kushner, from JDUB websiteMatisyahu

    6:00pm
    Matisyahu in Boston, MA
    Avalon Ballroom
    Doors 6:00/Show 7:00
    Tickets are $22.
    18+
    Fan pre-sale HERE

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Feb 12

    We had to change the jam to Sunday Feb 12 since we figured many people would want to watch the Super Bowl, even though the Patriots are not playing. You may remember that last year, the Invisible I-95 Foxboro Shetl Marching Band provided a stirring rendition of the Bobover Wedding March during the half-time show. Numerous sportscasters noted the inspirational impact this had on the Patriots.

    This year's Super Bowl mysteriously does not include the Patriots (instead it is the Shtolers vs. the Yamfalks), but it does feature the Rolling Stones, and it is rumored that the Detroit Auto-Klez Ensemble will open for the Stones.

    At any rate, come play music 7-9 pm on Sunday Feb. 12, 2006 at the Workmen's Circle, at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

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

    February 15, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Amherst, MA, Feb 15

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Wed. February 15, 7:30 p.m. Student Union Ballroom, UMASS Amherst, for more info please call (413) 545-9642

    February 19, 2006

    Kaplan-Rushefsky, Newton, MA, Feb 19

    Pete and BeckyRebecca Kaplan & Pete Rushefsky, Newton, MA, Feb. 19

    Free concert at the Newton Free Library
    Newton Center, MA
    Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 2 PM

    Warm up a winter afternoon with a concert of Yiddish folk songs with vocalist Rebecca Kaplan and tsimblist Pete Rushefsky in a free concert at the Newton Library. Acclaimed Yiddish music artists Kaplan and Rushefsky bring to life rarely heard gems of traditional Yiddish music, as well as original works. Please come early to ensure admission.

    newtonfreelibrary.net
    330 Homer St.
    Newton Center, MA
    (617) 796-1360

    March 5, 2006

    Josh Waletzky, Brookline, MA, Mar 5

    Josh Waletzky, the New York-based Yiddish singer-songwriter and film maker will give a concert at the Workmen's Circle in Brookline on Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. Josh brings an unusual repertoire of folk and original songs in Yiddish. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him! Admission free.

    Pharaoh's Daughter, Norwalk, CT, Mar 5

    band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
    Sunday March 5th 3p.m.
    Norwalk, Connecticut
    (make up concert from feb.12th blizzard)
    Congregation Beth El 109 East Avenue Norwalk, CT
    (203) 838-2710
    Free!

    March 9, 2006

    Jazzartsigns, Boston, MA, Mar 9

    photoSEE, HEAR, FEEL THE MUSIC: JAZZARTSIGNS MARCH 9 IN BOSTON

    Making Live Jazz Accessible To All People With and Without Disabilities

    WHAT: JazzArtSigns, acclaimed vocalist Lisa Thorson's groundbreaking multimedia, multisensory and interactive improvised jazz performance piece for all audiences. JazzArtSigns features a group of world-class jazz musicians, an improvisational painter, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, a live audio describer and text captioner, as well as program information in Braille, large print and on tape. What makes this event groundbreaking is that everyone involved - the band, ASL interpreters and painter - trade fours and improvise.
    WHEN JazzArtSIgns Concert Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheelock Family
    /WHERE: Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Boston.

    TICKETS: $20; $10 students. Voice: 617-879-2300 * TTY: 617-879-2150.

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    March 10, 2006

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Mar 10

    Naftule's Dream
    March 10, 8-9:30 p.m.
    Rutman's Violin Shop
    5 Westland Ave. (near Symphony Hall)
    617-522-2900
    Tickets: $5 donation

    The incomparable Andrew Stern is once again filling in on the guitar chair, (while Brandon sips tea in some Viennese Coffee shop in the old world.) Please come join us as we continue to work up new repertoire and "remap" the old.

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    March 15, 2006

    Lecture-Recital by Joel Cohen, Boston, MA, Mar 15

    Middle East & Islamic Studies Program Boston College presents a lecture-recital by

    Joel Cohen, Director of the Boston Camerata

    Music and Poetry in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Andalusia

    Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 4:00
    Devlin 101 (next to Admissions Office)

    Joel Cohen is one of the leading contemporary interpreters of early music in the world today. He directs what Le Monde in Paris has hailed as "America's foremost early music ensemble."

    March 17, 2006

    Klezmerpalooza 2006, Providence, RI, Mar 17-18

    Hello Klezmorim!! We invite you to Klezmerpalooza 2006: The 8th Annual Intercollegiate Klezmer Festival.

    Friday, March 17
    Peformance: David Krakauer with DJ SoCalled and Sheryl Bailey
    9 pm
    Grant Recital Hall (Hope St. between Young Orchard Ave. and Benevolent St.)
    *You are also invited to a Community Shabbat Dinner at 7:30 pm at Hillel (Brown St. between Angell and Meeting Sts.). We will be joined by Maggid Jhos Singer, a transgender musician, Jewish spiritual leader, meditation teacher and storyteller.

    Saturday, March 18
    Master Class: David Krakauer with College Bands
    10 am
    Alumnae Hall (Meeting St. between Brown and Thayer Sts.)

    Performance: Klezmer bands from Brown, New England Conservatory, Eastman, Harvard, Northwestern, and more
    2 pm
    Alumnae Hall

    Jam Session: College Klezmer bands, all other musicians
    7 pm
    The Blue Room (Faunce House, Waterman St. at Brown St.)
    *Please bring your instruments!! We will have a weighted keyboard and guitar and bass amps. Bring sheet music if you use it.

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    March 18, 2006

    Klezmerpalooza 2006, Providence, RI, Mar 17-18

    Hello Klezmorim!! We invite you to Klezmerpalooza 2006: The 8th Annual Intercollegiate Klezmer Festival.

    Friday, March 17
    Peformance: David Krakauer with DJ SoCalled and Sheryl Bailey
    9 pm
    Grant Recital Hall (Hope St. between Young Orchard Ave. and Benevolent St.)
    *You are also invited to a Community Shabbat Dinner at 7:30 pm at Hillel (Brown St. between Angell and Meeting Sts.). We will be joined by Maggid Jhos Singer, a transgender musician, Jewish spiritual leader, meditation teacher and storyteller.

    Saturday, March 18
    Master Class: David Krakauer with College Bands
    10 am
    Alumnae Hall (Meeting St. between Brown and Thayer Sts.)

    Performance: Klezmer bands from Brown, New England Conservatory, Eastman, Harvard, Northwestern, and more
    2 pm
    Alumnae Hall

    Jam Session: College Klezmer bands, all other musicians
    7 pm
    The Blue Room (Faunce House, Waterman St. at Brown St.)
    *Please bring your instruments!! We will have a weighted keyboard and guitar and bass amps. Bring sheet music if you use it.

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    Bresler & Katsh, Providence, RI, Mar 18

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    Providence, RI
    209 Douglas Avenue

    Saturdays, March 18th & 25th from 8 - 10 PM
    Admission $10

    This is a VERY small location; call early for tickets.
    (401)273-9814 Go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com for directions.

    March 19, 2006

    Khevre, Brockton, MA, Mar 19

    band photoKhevre
    Sunday, March 19, 2006, 3:30 PM
    Brockton Sympony
    War Memorial Building
    156 West Elm St.
    Brockton, MA 02301

    Tix: Orchestra, center, left andright $22
    Balcony $20
    All seats general admission by section.>

    www.brocktonsymphony.org/

    March 24, 2006

    Zhok Therapy, Brunswick, ME, Mar 24

    Zhok Therapy, the rebellious child of the Casco Bay Tummlers, will be returning to the Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St. in Brunswick, Friday, March 24. We'll be playing from 7:00 - 9:00.

    We'll be back with pieces highlighting the improvisational skills of the band. Our inspiration for this will be original compositions and traditional Jewish, Roma, Balkan and Middle Eastern melodies. We'll also be doing some of our classic klezmer repertoire. Last month there was quite a bit of dancing going on, too, and we expect that will be the case this time as well.

    The lineup for this event is Hayes Porterfield, percussion, Carl Dimow on flutes and guitars, Julie Goell, bass and vocals and Steve Gruverman, clarinet and sax.

    There's no cover charge so we hope you'll stop by to enjoy a slightly different side of the band as well as try some of the Little Dog's goodies. And if you don't have a copy of our new CD, Journey, we'll have them for sale.

    For more information you can contact the Little Dog at 721-9500.

    March 25, 2006

    KCB Reunion, Klezmershack 10th Anniversary, Newton, MA, Mar 25-26

    KCB

    Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion
    and mini-KlezmerFestival

    Saturday, March 25, 8pm
    Sunday, March 26: workshops 1-3:30; concert 4pm

    Special Guests include:
    Michael Alpert
    Rosalie Gerut
    Deborah Strauss
    Jeff Warschauer

    In this finale to the KlezmerShack's 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to co-sponsor the Klezmer Conservatory Band, plus alumni from over 25 years of yiddish and klezmer musical magic. In addition to the concerts, there will be a mini-Jewish music festival Sunday afternoon featuring everything from "A Taste of Yiddish" to Yiddish song, klezmer, Eastern European Jewish Dancing, klezmer workshops for beginners through advanced musicians, and, of course, a panel discussion on the future of Jewish music.

    $22 general; $20 JCC Member
    Seniors and students $2 off single ticket price
    Youth Ticket $16 General $14 JCC Member
    Festival Pass - concert plus workshops $25 general $23 JCC Member

    Co-sponsored by the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Brookline Workmen's Circle, and the KlezmerShack

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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    Bresler & Katsh, Providence, RI, Mar 25

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    Providence, RI
    209 Douglas Avenue

    Saturdays, March 18th & 25th from 8 - 10 PM
    Admission $10

    This is a VERY small location; call early for tickets.
    (401)273-9814 Go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com for directions.

    March 26, 2006

    KCB Reunion, Klezmershack 10th Anniversary, Newton, MA, Mar 25-26

    KCB

    Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion
    and mini-KlezmerFestival

    Saturday, March 25, 8pm
    Sunday, March 26: workshops 1-3:30; concert 4pm

    Special Guests include:
    Michael Alpert
    Rosalie Gerut
    Deborah Strauss
    Jeff Warschauer

    In this finale to the KlezmerShack's 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to co-sponsor the Klezmer Conservatory Band, plus alumni from over 25 years of yiddish and klezmer musical magic. In addition to the concerts, there will be a mini-Jewish music festival Sunday afternoon featuring everything from "A Taste of Yiddish" to Yiddish song, klezmer, Eastern European Jewish Dancing, klezmer workshops for beginners through advanced musicians, and, of course, a panel discussion on the future of Jewish music.

    $22 general; $20 JCC Member
    Seniors and students $2 off single ticket price
    Youth Ticket $16 General $14 JCC Member
    Festival Pass - concert plus workshops $25 general $23 JCC Member

    Co-sponsored by the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Brookline Workmen's Circle, and the KlezmerShack

    KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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    Tsu Lebn, Wakefield, MA, Mar 26

    band photoTemple Emmanuel in Wakefield, MA is celebrating Jewish Music Month with
    TSU LEBN, an old world Klezmer band
    Sunday, March 26th at 2:00 pm

    Tickets: adults $8, children 5 to 12 $5, family rate is $25
    TEMPLE EMMANUEL, 120 Chestnut Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
    Information: call temple office 781-246 1886 & leave a message
    www.geocities.com/temple_emmanuel

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    KlezFest!3, Westchester, NY, Mar 26

    KlezFest!3: "Battle" of the Klezmer Bands
    featuring the five bands in the Westchester Klezmer Program, along with special guests and dance instruction.

    Sunday afternoon, March 26
    2:30-5:00 pm
    Congregation Sons of Israel
    Briarcliff Manor, New York.

    $18 per person, $10 for seniors, pre-bar/batmitzvah students

    For more info: Westchester Klezmer Program
    tel: 914-244-3885
    web: www.klezkidz.org
    email KlezKidz

    April 1, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Alfred, NY, Apr 1

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    in concert at Knight Club, Powell Campus Center, Alfred University, Alfred, New York, for more info please call (607) 871-2926.

    April 2, 2006

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Apr 2

    Freiling iz do! Celebrate it with klezmer.

    Come play music 7-9 pm on Sunday April 2, 2006 at the Workmen's Circle, at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

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

    Afro-Semitic Experience, S. Windsor, CT, Apr 2

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    7:00 p.m., in concert at Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Land, South Windsor, for tickets and more information please call Ginny Grossman at 860-658-6143.

    April 7, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Norwich, CT, Apr 7

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
    Friday, April 7, 8:00 p.m., at Donald L. Oat Theater , 62 Broadway, Norwich Connecticut, part of the Norwich First Friday jazz series, presented by the Norwich Arts Council, for more information please call 860-887-2789 or visit www.norwicharts.org.

    Slavic Soul Party!, Somerville, MA, Apr 7

    Slavic Soul Party! at Johnny D's
    Friday April 7th, 9:30pm $10 cover
    (Joint Chiefs play at 11pm)

    17 Holland St. in Davis Square, Somerville, MA

    www.johnnyds.com

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    April 8, 2006

    Slavic Soul Party!, Great Barrington, MA, Apr 8

    Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!
    Saturday, April 8th, 2006 @ 9pm
    Club Helsinki
    284 Main St.
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    1.413.528.3394
    www.clubhelsinkiweb.com

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    April 9, 2006

    DÜNYA’s Ali Ufki Sacred Music Project, Boston, MA, Apr 9

    I am delighted to invite you to DÜNYA’s Ali Ufki Sacred Music Project, an interfaith concert of Psalms and sacred music coming to the Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama at 539 Tremont St, Boston on Sunday April 9th at 3pm. Free admission.

    This inspirational musical exploration will include 17th c. Psalm Settings in French, Hassidic Nigguns, Turkish Maftirim Songs in Hebrew, Greek Orthodox Hymns, Turkish Sufi Songs and Instrumental Music. For more information about DÜNYA and the Ali Ufki Sacred Music Project read below or visit us on line at www.dunyainc.org.

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    Slavic Soul Party!, Amherst, MA, Apr 9

    Slavic Soul live at BarbesSlavic Soul Party!
    Sunday, April 9th, 2006 @ 4pm
    workshop/discussion with SSP!
    Amherst College Dept. of Music, Friedmann Room
    Amherst, MA
    1.413.542.2195
    www.amherst.edu/%7Emusic/Events.htm#Apr

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    April 14, 2006

    Voice of the Turtle, Brookline, MA, Apr 14

    Temple Sinai, Brookline, Fifty-sixth Annual Passover Music Festival presents: Voice of the Turtle in collaboration with The Temple Sinai Quartet. Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 7:30PM featuring versions of Sephardi Liturgy from Amsterdam, Constantinople, Tangiers, Meknes, Gibralter and Jerusalem, among others followed by Voice of the Turtle in a Passover Music Program of their signature arrangements on medieval Spanish bagpipe, psaltery, baglama, saz, 'ud, rebec, kamanja, violin, vielle, harp, shawms, flutes, cornetti, chalumeaux, clarinet, guitars, mandolin, dumbeks and riqq. Free and open to the public! April 14, 2006 Temple Sinai Charles St. & Sewall Ave. Brookline MA 02446 617-277-5888

    April 16, 2006

    Cantorial and Classical music benefit for Argentinian Jews, Chestnut Hill, MA, Apr 16

    On Sunday April 16, the Argentinean Jewish Relief Committee of Greater Boston (AJRC) will hold its 5th annual concert, "Sounds of Argentina 2006" to benefit the Jewish community in Argentina. The performance will feature Argentinean cantors Dudi Feuer (Temple Emanu-El in Florida), Karen Nisnik (Buenos Aires), and Elias Rosemberg (Temple Emeth in Newton), with the host congregation’s cantor - Aryeh Finklestein- as well as widely praised Argentinean soprano Clara Sandler. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. Cantorial, as well as popular Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew songs will be featured. This concert brings real community entertainment lead by extraordinarily talented and lively voices.

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    Klezical Tradition, Fairfield, CT, Apr 16

    Celebrate Spring with leftover family Pesakh guests:

    Klezical Tradition
    Pays tribute to many of the great clarinetists of the 20th century: Beckerman(s), Brandwein, Epstein, Goldensteyn, Musikers, Pincus,Taras.
    Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824
    Concert begins at 7:00.

    www.fairfieldtheater.org
    203/259-1036
    Ticket price: $17, FTC members $12;. Seniors $14; Students are $12
    (However, $5 more at the door, they say on their website)

    April 21, 2006

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Apr 21

    Naftule's Dream is at Ruttman's again this Friday. Again, Andrew Stern will be guest guitarist, with the regular gang. Eric Rosenthal is hot off the road after playing a couple of weeks in Poland with Paul Brody. He heard a student band out in the middle of nowhere, Poland, up near Lithuania, which had transcribed Naftule tunes off the CDs and was playing them on a concert! The Naftule sound has travelled far!

    So, here is the dope, you can hear it right here in Boston, or travel to Poland, take your pick:
    April 21, 8:00pm-9:30pm, Rutman’s Violin Shop (11 Westland Ave., near Symphony Hall, Boston, call us at 617-522-2900 for info)
    Suggested admission donation is $5.

    April 22, 2006

    A Breath Beyond, Newton, MA, Apr 22






    April 27, 2006

    At the Borders, Bard, NY, Apr 27

    At the Borders
    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
    Thursday, April 27

    For more information, call 845-758-7543 or visit inside.bard.edu/jewish/events

    ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC PRESENTED BY THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM
    Made possible with support from the Center for Cultural Judaism, Bertha Effron Fund of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Wassermann-Streit Y’DIYAH Memorial Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Jazz at Bard.

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    April 29, 2006

    Letter from Istanbul, Boston, MA, Apr 29

    Letter from Istanbul Ensemble Concert—April 29, 2006 Saturday 8 PM, Boston MA

    Tower Auditorium, Tower Building
    Massachusetts College of Art
    621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
    Located at the corner of Longwood Ave. & Huntington Ave.
    Accessible by Green Line E train (Longwood stop) or by #39 bus.
    Tickets: Priority Seating $16, General Admission $11 -- when purchased on-line
    Priority Seating $20, General Admission $15 -- at the door

    Presented by 5th Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival
    Tickets & more information:
    www.bostonturkishfilmfestival.org/2006Festival/program_2006_main.htm

    Tour webpage:
    www.goldenhorn.com/display.php4?content=engagements&page=ge_lfi_2006.html

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    April 30, 2006

    Jewish Musical Theater Firelech, Brookline, MA, Apr 30

    Dear Friend,
    Do you love Jewish culture and want to be immersed in
    colorful and joyful evening of Jewish songs and dances.
    Come and indulge yourself in a special show by the Jewish
    Musical Theater Firelech which will take place on Sunday
    April 30th, 2006 at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough
    street, Brookline, MA 02460 at 3:00pm
    The show’s energy will captivate you and bring joy to you
    hearts!

    www.firelech.com

    May 2, 2006

    Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, May 2

    The MIT Folk Dance Club is holding a klezmer-style contra dance with an open band. Jacob Bloom will teach klezmer-influenced contra dancing, accompanied by ContraKlez with John Chambers. Bring an instrument and join the band!

    Tuesday May 2, 2006
    8:00 - 10:30 pm
    MIT Student Center room 491
    84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    Suggested donation for dancers: $5 general, $3 students.

    May 6, 2006

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, May 6

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

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

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, May 6

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

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

    Klezphonics, Cranston, RI, May 6

    I want to tell you about a concert next Saturday night in Cranston, Rhode Island at Temple Sinai at 7:30.

    There will be a short Havdalah service then the Klezphonics will start playing at approximately 7:50. Our vocalist amy Olson will be singing some Yiddish theatre songs and we will try to get everyone dancing with a Frelich set.

    It should be lots of fun. The price is $15 and includes desserts by Ursala.
    For directions go to www.templesinairi.org

    May 10, 2006

    Tami Machnai, Cambridge, MA, May 10

    The Tami Machnai Ensemble will be performing at the Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, MA on May 10th @ 9 P.M. Tickets are $10 at the door or through www.rylesjazz.com.

    Tami Machnai is a passionate artist, known for her tendency to touch the heart, soul, and mind all at once, leaving the listener deeply inspired in a way that is uncommon in today's musical world. Her original compositions and unique interpretations of traditional Middle Eastern and Jewish folk music invoke a very powerful fusion of East and West.

    May 13, 2006

    Adrienne Cooper & Marilyn Lerner, Brookline, MA, May 13

    The Workmen's Circle Coffeehouse – Adrienne Cooper & Marilyn Lerner
    Saturday, May 13th

    8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
    the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445

    TICKETS:
    Workmen's Circle members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door; Non-members $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
    Mail check (payable to the Workmen's Circle) to the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445 or call for credit card payment.

    Advanced payment must be received at the WC office by 5pm on the Thursday prior to the concert.

    For more info or to reserve tickets please e-mail Workmen's Circle or call 617.566.6281.


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    June 4, 2006

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

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

    KlezFest!, Dix Hills, NY, Jun 4

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

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

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

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

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

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    June 8, 2006

    Klezmer jam, Brookline, MA, Jun 4

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

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

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

    June 11, 2006

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

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

    www.templeisraelcenter.org

    Golem, Cambridge, MA, Jun 11

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

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

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

    June 16, 2006

    Rabbi Moshe Cotel, Sharon, MA, Jun 16

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

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

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    June 18, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    undescribed performance, Cambridge, MA, Jun 18

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

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

    All the best,
    Yael Bat-Shimon

    June 19, 2006

    Shtreiml+Winograd, Cambridge, MA, Jun 19

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

    www.lily-pad.net

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    July 4, 2006

    Simply Tsfat, Brighton, MA, Jul 4

    Simply Tsfat
    Independence Day Family Concert

    July 4th 7:00 p.m.
    in Brighton

    Shaloh House
    29 Chestnut Hill Ave.
    Brighton, MA

    Tickets:
    $18 - adults
    $10 - children

    (sliding scale available)

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    July 9, 2006

    Eliyahu Sills & Qadim Ensemble, Brookline, MA, Jul 9

    Eliyahu Sills & Qadim Ensemble
    Sunday, July 9, 7:30 at Temple Beth Zion
    1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
    Advance tickets: $10 / At the door: $12

    For more info please contact Noam Sender
    To purchase tickets in advance please call Eran at 617.216.4879

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    July 17, 2006

    DJ SoCalled Orchestra w/David Krakauer, Amherst, MA, Jul 17

    promo photoDJ So Called Orchestra featuring David Krakauer
    Monday, July 17th - Concert
    8:00 P.M. Cost: $15
    National Yiddish Book Center
    campus of Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

    "Socalled," aka Josh Dolgin, teams with clarinetist David Krakauer for a one-of-a-kind sound that mixes klezmer with jazz and hip hop. Dolgin has appeared on a dozen recordings as pianist, singer, arranger, rapper, writer and producer. Internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer is known for his mastery of myriad styles and is one of the world's leading exponents of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music. Funded in part by the Lazarus Family Concert Series.

    www.bikher.org

    August 3, 2006

    Alicia Svigals and Pete Rushefsky, Somerville, MA, Aug 3

    svigals singing Thursday August 3
    Alicia Svigals at Johnny D's in Somerville, MA
    In a duo with tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky.
    www.johnnyds.com

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    August 5, 2006

    Alicia Svigals and Pete Rushefsky, Woodstock, NY, Aug 5

    svigals singing Saturday, August 5
    Alicia Svigals at the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, NY
    In a duo with tsimbl player Pete Rushefsky.

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    September 4, 2006

    Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble, Carlton, MA, Sep 4

    Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble will perform at the Greater
    Boston Family Day & Jewish Music Festival on Labor Day, Monday,
    September 4th at 2:30 PM. At Prowse Farm in the Blue Hills/Canton, Ma
    just off the rt 138 exit from rt128/93. Admission free/parking $5.
    Festival is 11 AM - 5 PM For more info/directions go to
    www.ShalohHouse.com

    September 10, 2006

    Gaza Israel Lebanon benefit concert, New Haven, CT, Sep 10

    Benefit Concert for the Civilian Victims
    of the War & Violence
    Gaza, Israel, Lebanon

    Battell Chapel
    Yale University
    (corner of College & Elm streets)
    New Haven, CT
    Sep 10, 7:30pm

    Free Admission

    For More Information email David Chevan

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    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Sep 10

    The summer is over and it's time to shpiel. The September klezmer jam is almost here - come play music 7-9 pm on Sunday Sept. 10, 2006 at the Workmen's Circle, at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

    We play from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome. There is a not-so-good piano, and keyboard players are welcome to bring a portable keyboard, especially in case more than one pianist shows up.

    September 15, 2006

    New Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Sep 15

    THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
    MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

    Friday, September 15, 2006
    10:30AM - Noon

    Professor Michael BeckermanProfessor Michael Beckerman, Chair
    Department of Music
    New York University

    “How Do You Play the Musical Scream in Gideon Klein's Terezin Requiem?”

    All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
    15 West 16th Street, NYC

    Event is free and open to the public.
    www.jewishmusicforum.org

    September 16, 2006

    Open rehearsals for Yiddish Community Chorus, Brookline, MA, Sep 16

    Open Rehearsals A Besere Velt (A Better World): Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmenç—´ Circle
    Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 30
    3:30-5:30pm
    1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

    A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmenç—´ Circle, opens its membership once a year. We sing songs of freedom and struggle from progressive Jewish cultural tradition. Performances throughout the year. All voices welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish required. For more information contact Lisa Gallatin at 617.566.6164.

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    Klezical Tradition, Danbury, CT, Sep 16

    WORLD MUSIC CONCERT: The Klezical Tradition, one of the most authentic
    Jewish klezmer bands touring today, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Ives
    Concert Hall in White Hall on the WestConn Midtown campus, 181 White
    St. in Danbury. The public is invited; admission will be free. The
    event is part of the World Music, Dance and Culture Series,
    co-sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, a
    President's Initiatives Fund grant and the Connecticut Folklife
    Project. For more information, call (203) 748-1131.

    Wholesale Klezmer, Albany, NY, Sep 16

    Wholesale Klezmer
    Saturday, September 16th at 8:00 P.M.
    The Wholesale Klezmer Band
    Concert at WAMC, Northeast Public Radio's
    Linda Norris Auditorium
    339 Central Avenue, Albany NY
    Online reservations coming soon.
    In the meantime, call 518-465-5233 ext. 4 for reservations.

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    Dunya, Boston, MA, Sep 16

    I would like to invite all of you music lovers to a wonderful concert this coming Saturday night. The concert is titled “Heritage for Our Time: the Continuation of Ottoman Music” and is the first of the two concerts produced by Dunya (www.dunyainc.org) honoring Mozart in the 250th year of his birth by showing the links between him music and Turkish music.

    The concert will take place Saturday, September 16 at 8pm at the College of Fine Arts Concert Hall, at 855 Commonwealth Avenue at Boston University, general admission: $15, students/seniors: $10.

    September 17, 2006

    di bostoner klezmer, Waltham, MA, Sep 17

    di bostoner klezmer Waltham, MA, Sunday, September 17th, 7 P.M.,
    Temple Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham
    Admission: $10

    dbk is back by popular demand to Temple Israel's Coffee House series with
    spirited Yiddish instrumental and vocal music including seven varied and
    wonderful tunes composed by trombonist/medodica-ist Brian Bender and
    accordionist/keyboardist Matt Wulf. Walzes, terkishers, a doyne, horas,
    bulgars, nigunim....

    Directions: www.tbiwaltham.org. The shul is in back of the
    Hannaford's supermarket on Main Street/Route 20 near the intersection of
    Route 117 and close to Route 128.

    A Concert of Yiddish Songs, Cambridge, MA, 9/17

    A mol iz geven a mayse—Once upon a time
    A CONCERT OF YIDDISH SONGS in Cambridge, MA

    Sunday, September 17, 7:30 PM
    at Harvard Hillel, Rabb Hall (52 Mt. Auburn St.)

    Monday, September 18, 7:30 PM,
    at Adams House, Upper Common Room
    (C entryway, 26 Plympton St.), 2nd floor.

    Come hear Yiddish songs from Eastern Europe and America, performed by Asya Vaisman, Yuri Vedenyapin and RecKlez—the Harvard Klezmer Band. From songs of the underworld to bitter songs of love, Yiddish culture expresses everything with music.

    September 18, 2006

    A Concert of Yiddish Songs, Cambridge, MA, 9/18

    A mol iz geven a mayse—Once upon a time
    A CONCERT OF YIDDISH SONGS in Cambridge, MA

    Sunday, September 17, 7:30 PM
    at Harvard Hillel, Rabb Hall (52 Mt. Auburn St.)

    Monday, September 18, 7:30 PM,
    at Adams House, Upper Common Room
    (C entryway, 26 Plympton St.), 2nd floor.

    Come hear Yiddish songs from Eastern Europe and America, performed by Asya Vaisman, Yuri Vedenyapin and RecKlez—the Harvard Klezmer Band. From songs of the underworld to bitter songs of love, Yiddish culture expresses everything with music.

    September 22, 2006

    KAL, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 22

    KAL
    Serbian Urban Gypsy Band
    Friday Sept 22
    Gooski's, 3117 Brereton Street
    Polish Hill (Pittsburgh), PA 15219
    (412) 681-1658
    www.rockpaperscissors.biz/index.cfm/fuseaction/current.press_release/project_id/267.cfm

    September 29, 2006

    Khevre, Cambridge, MA, Sep 29

    band photoKhevre
    Friday 9/29
    Lily Pad
    Cambridge, MA
    8pm

    September 30, 2006

    Open rehearsals for Yiddish Community Chorus, Brookline, MA, Sep 30

    Open Rehearsals A Besere Velt (A Better World): Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmenç—´ Circle
    Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 30
    3:30-5:30pm
    1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

    A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmenç—´ Circle, opens its membership once a year. We sing songs of freedom and struggle from progressive Jewish cultural tradition. Performances throughout the year. All voices welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish required. For more information contact Lisa Gallatin at 617.566.6164.

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    Klezmatics, Albany, NY, Oct 15

    tour logo
    The Klezmatics—Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Tour
    Oct 15, 7pm
    The Egg
    Center for the Performing Arts
    Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY
    (518)473.1845
    More Info
    Directions
    Purchase Tickets Online

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Sep 30

    Naftule's Dream
    Rutman's Violins, Sept 30, 8pm

    Naftule's Dream, whose seminal recordings in the early 1990's helped create the Radical Jewish Culture movement and jumpstart John Zorn's Tzadik label, will be performing September, 30 2006, 8:00pm at Rutman's Violin Shop (11 Westland Ave., Boston, MA 02115). Admission is by donation, phone 617-522-2900 for info.

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    Klezmatics, Pawling, NY, Sep 30

    tour logo
    The Klezmatics
    Saturday, September 30
    Towne Crier Cafe
    Pawling, NY
    Show begins at 9pm
    (845) 855-1300
    www.townecrier.com/calendar.html

    October 4, 2006

    Klezphonics, Narragansett, RI, Oct 4

    EASTERN EUROPEAN KLEZMER & PEARLS OFTHE YIDDISH THEATER

    Look out for an evening of toe-tapping fun with the Klezphonics! Learn about Klezmer-the music of eastern European Jews-as we play happy 'freylach' music for dancing and soulful melodies for the wedding table. Singer Amy Olson performs our favorites from the Yiddish theater and puts her own spin on some classic songs. With special guest vocalist Janine Weismann at the Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm, Wednesday October 4 7-9pm, 505 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. 783-8907

    October 8, 2006

    SoCalled, Cambridge, MA, Oct 8

    promo photoSo Called w/Islands (fr Canada, feat. members of The Unicorns), Sister Suvi
    Sun- Oct 8 - 8:00pm – All Ages - $12
    Middle East, downstairs

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    October 11, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Boston, MA, Oct 11

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience is making its Boston debut this Wednesday,
    October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

    We will be playing at Cathedral High School, 74 Union Park Street, Boston.

    At 2:30 Baba Coleman and Babafemi Alvin Carter, Jr. will be presenting a
    drumming workshop for the students and then at 6:30 we will give our
    concert.

    Joining us for this concert will be special guests will be Art Blakey
    alumnus Kalim Zarif on piano (Warren is in Nepal!!) and Paradox Trio's very
    own Matt Darriau on clarinet and sax. Admission is free, but seating is
    limited. For more info please call 617-542-2325.

    October 12, 2006

    di bostoner klezmer, Stoughton, MA, Oct 12

    di bostoner klezmer
    Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 P.M. at the Stoughton Public
    Library.

    Join di bostoner klezmer for a free, freylekh concert on Boston's
    South
    Shore on Accordionist Matt Wulf's original pieces will be
    featured,
    along with a new Terkisher by trombonist/melodicaist Brian Bender.

    The library is located on 84 Park Street on the corner of Walnut
    Street
    and Park Street (a.k.a. Route 27). For directions, call the library at
    781-244-3711 or go to www.ocln.org/directions/STOUGHTON.html

    October 14, 2006

    di bostoner klezmer, Worcester+Brookline, MA, Oct 14

    di bostoner klezmer
    Shabes October 14th Then, for Simkhes Toyre (OK, technically, Shemini
    Atzeret!) on, you can catch us playing at
    Temple Emanuel in Worcester for a morning musical
    service starting at 9:30 A.M. (address is 280 May Street, phone:
    508-755-1257)
    and in the evening - from about 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. - at the
    always-lively
    service at Temple Beth Zion (Moshe Waldok's shul) at 1566
    Beacon Street, Brookline. It's on the C branch of the Green Line
    just outside of Washington Square, and a few stops after Coolidge
    Corner. On-street parking is also available) Phone 617-566-8171.

    October 15, 2006

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Oct 15

    Workmen's Circle klezmer jam is Sunday Oct 15 7-9 pm at the Workmen's Circle, at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route.

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

    October 18, 2006

    Freedom Song! Fulton, NY, Oct 18

    Fulton Public Library and the Safe Haven Museum and
    Education Center present "Freedom Song! From Kinehora to
    Kuni-Ayland: Snapshots of the History of Jewish Life in
    North America (1654-2005)," a musical revue in Yiddish and
    English. A discussion will follow with the performers: 11-
    year-old Reyna Schaechter accompanied by her father,
    Binyumen. Light refreshments will be served and admission
    is free. There will be 2 performances on October 18, 2006.
    1:30 pm at the David E. Vayner Branch Library, 365 West
    First Street, Fulton, NY 13069 and 7:00 pm at the Safe
    Haven Museum, 2 East Seventh Street, Oswego, NY 13126.
    Intended for multigenerational audiences, home-schoolers
    are especially invited with their educators.
    Full press release with links to photos available at:
    fultonpubliclibrary.info/concert.html

    From Kinehora to Kuni-Ayland, Fulton, NY, Oct 18

    You are invited to FROM KINEHORA TO KUNI-AYLAND in honor of 350 years of Jewish life in North America (1654-2004) conceived and performed by BINYUMEN SCHAECHTER and featuring REYNA SCHAECHTER (11 years old) 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 Schaechter songs composed for and performed off-Broadway SONGS ARE IN YIDDISH, ENGLISH and YINGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED FOR THE YIDDISH-CHALLENGED The two free performances are scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at 1:30 pm in Fulton, NY at the David E. Vayner Branch Library of the Fulton Public Library, 365 West First Street (in the CYO Building) and at 7:00 pm in Oswego, NY at Safe Haven, 2 East Seventh Street (on the grounds of Fort Ontario). For more info: fultonpubliclibrary.info/concert.html

    October 20, 2006

    Klezmer at Yale, New Haven, CT, Oct 20

    Friday night, Oct. 20th, as part of Yale's Institute of Sacred Music's "Sacred Music in Transition" symposium. Concert at 8:00pm in the Center Church on the Green (250 Temple St., New Haven, CT). Admission to the concert, as well as the rest of the symposium, I belived is free of charge.

    A short set of klezmer music, old and new to close out the night performed by:
    Becky Wexler - clarinet
    Mike Perlmutter - baritone saxophone
    Jake Weinstein - accordion

    Ahead of us will be an ecclectic program of world music. www.yale.edu/ism/events/102006-transitions.html
    Ethnomusicological Perspectives on Religion, Ritual, and Society A 2-day symposium at Yale and at Amherst

    Music program includes:

    • A cross-section of Western Christian music performed by the Yale Voxtet, James Taylor, adviser
    • Chanting of Sanskritic mantras by Sheenu Srinivasan and Joseph Getter/li>
    • Indonesian Christian music performed by Marzanna Poplawska and the Wesleyan Javanese Gadhon (Gamelan)/li>
    • Mystical Sufi song with Ney performed by Yusuf Gurtas/li>
    • Klezmer music organized by Institute student Becky Wexler

    October 22, 2006

    Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble, Springfield, MA, Oct 22

    Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble in Concert with
    - The Children’s Choruses of the Community Music School of Springfield
    - Western New England College Campus Chorus
    - The Presto String Ensemble
    - Tehilah, adult gospel choir, from St. John’s Congregational Church

    On October 22nd at 3pm there will be a FREE concert commemorating the “Daniel Pearl Music Day” of Peace and Harmony. The concert will take place in the Rivers Memorial Building at Western New England College, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.

    3:00 PM Rivers Memorial Hall/Western New England College
    (Springfield, MA)

    The event is a collaboration between the Community Music School of Springfield, Western New England College and Temple Beth El of Springfield.

    For more info please contact Steve Roulier at 413-782-1520.

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    October 26, 2006

    Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

    Divahn
    Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

    October 27, 2006

    Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

    Divahn
    Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

    October 28, 2006

    Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh, Providence, RI, Oct 28

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Saturdays, 8 - 10 PM, Oct. 28th , Nov. 25th & Dec. 30th

    At the historic Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    209 Douglas Avenue,
    Providence RI
    (Nr "downtown") Across rt95 from the Marriot Hotel, just past the 95S entrance
    Admission $12 Limited Seating (& no extras standing)
    Call early for tickets (401)273-9814
    For more specific directions go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com or call (401)575-2284 mornings

    Afro-Semitic Experience, S. Windsor, CT, Oct 28

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience performs for the Hadassah Benefit dinner and concert, at Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Land, South Windsor, CT.

    Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

    Divahn
    Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

    October 29, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Hartford, CT, Oct 29

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience 7:00 p.m., Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, for more information please call 860-249-1207.

    Divahn, Syracuse, NY, Oct 29

    Divahn

    Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Rd, Syracuse, NY at 7:30 pm. Free admission.

    November 12, 2006

    Shirim, Wellesley, MA, Nov 12

    Shirim has a concert coming up Nov. 12, 3:00 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA as a part of the St. Andrew's Performing Arts Series.. Tickets are $20, $10 for seniors, $5 for students. Call (781) 235-7310 or go to www.sapas.org for more information. We have some new pieces we are playing, the concert keeps evolving. We are doing a suite of Jewish-influenced music by Artie Shaw which rocks.

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Nov 12

    Klezmer Jam is November 12
    Workmen's Circle building, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
    7:00 - 9:00pm
    Come enjoy the wonderful legacy of Klezmer music in an informal and friendly atmosphere. We play from music, available at the jam. We have a variety of instruments, and welcome players at all levels. Keyboardists should bring electric keyboards if possible.

    November 13, 2006

    Beta Esketa Ethiopian dancers, New Britain, Connecticut, Nov 13-14

    BETA Eskesta Dance Troupe and Dance School

    Eskesta Shoulder Dancing of Ethiopian Jewry, Tradition and Innovation

    The Beta Eskesta dancers will be performing in the Hartford, CT area on
    November 13-14. To learn more about these wonderful dancers, please go to
    www.beta-eskesta.com . There will be two
    performances on November 13. The first will be held at Manchester Community College at
    2:00 pm. The second performance will be held at Trinity College in Hartford
    at 7:30 pm. The November 14 performance will be held at Central Connecticut
    State University in New Britain at a time to still be determined. All
    performances are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    November 14, 2006

    Beta Esketa Ethiopian dancers, Connecticut, Nov 13-14

    BETA Eskesta Dance Troupe and Dance School

    Eskesta Shoulder Dancing of Ethiopian Jewry, Tradition and Innovation

    The Beta Eskesta dancers will be performing in the Hartford, CT area on
    November 13-14. To learn more about these wonderful dancers, please go to
    www.beta-eskesta.com . There will be two
    performances on November 13. The first will be held at Manchester Community College at
    2:00 pm. The second performance will be held at Trinity College in Hartford
    at 7:30 pm. The November 14 performance will be held at Central Connecticut
    State University, Davidson Hall, in New Britain at 7pm. All
    performances are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    November 18, 2006

    Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express w/Magda Fishman, White Plains, NY, Nov 18

    svigals singing Alicia Svigal's Klezmer Fiddle Express with guest vocalist Magda Fishman
    November 18
    at Memorial United Methodist Church
    250 Bryant Ave.
    White Plains
    in Asbury Hall (downstairs).
    Directions at www.memorialmethodist.org.

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    November 19, 2006

    Klezphonics, Great Barrington, MA, Nov 19

    Klezphonics Concert
    Sunday November 19th
    3 pm Barrington Public Library

    Don't miss this special homecoming concert for the Klezphonics,
    the Klezmer band that started in Barrington 7 years ago.
    This will be the Klezphonics first public concert in Barrington.
    This is a free concert. Barrington residents Bob Tiefeld, Gerry
    Glaser, and Marc Adler join Amy Olson and Christina Crowder to
    bring their program of "infectious, lively, and rollicking music"
    to town.

    November 25, 2006

    Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh, Providence, RI, Nov 25

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Saturdays, 8 - 10 PM, Oct. 28th , Nov. 25th & Dec. 30th

    At the historic Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    209 Douglas Avenue,
    Providence RI
    (Nr "downtown") Across rt95 from the Marriot Hotel, just past the 95S entrance
    Admission $12 Limited Seating (& no extras standing)
    Call early for tickets (401)273-9814
    For more specific directions go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com or call (401)575-2284 mornings

    November 29, 2006

    Inter Alia, Boston, MA, Nov 29

    I would like to invite everyone to a couple of performances by my
    group Inter Alia.

    Wednesday, November 29th, 6 p.m. we perform "Voice of the
    Pomegranate: A Visual and Musical Exploration of Middle Eastern
    Symbolism" in conjunction with the Gallery of Social and Political
    Art's exhibit "Songs of the Sand: Visual Perspectives of the Middle
    East." The gallery is located at 565 Boylston St., 2nd floor in
    Boston. For more information, please go to www.gspaboston.org. This
    is a free event.

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    December 2, 2006

    Reva L'Sheva, Brookline, MA, Dec 2

    Israel Rocks Concert featuring Reva l'Sheva taking place Saturday, December 2, 8:pm at the Kehillath Israel (384 Harvard St.) in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for students, and children age 8 and under are free, when accompanied by adult.

    Tickets sold at Temple Aliyah, Kehillath Israel and at Kolbo Fine Judaica in Brookline

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    December 3, 2006

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Dec 3

    Klezmer Jam is December 3
    Workmen's Circle building, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
    7:00 - 9:00pm
    Come play klezmer in an informal and friendly atmosphere. We play from music, available at the jam. We have a variety of instruments, and welcome players at all levels. Keyboardists should bring electric keyboards if possible.

    December 5, 2006

    Nora Guthrie, Kingston, RI, Dec 5

    Nora Guthrie, daughter of folk music icon Woody Guthrie, will present HOLY GROUND: the Yiddish Connection on Tuesday, December 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the URI University Club, 95 Upper College Rd. in Kingston. The program is sponsored by Hillel, the Jewish Student Center at URI in conjunction with the 2006 URI Honors Colloquium, “Songs of Social Justice.” The program is free and open to the public.

    For more information, please call Amy Olson, Executive Director of URI Hillel at 401-874-2740.

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    December 6, 2006

    Yoni Rechter, Newton, MA, Dec 6

    The Consulate of Israel, Israeli House, & Leventhal-Sidman JCC
    Invite You To

    Yoni Rechter
    In Concert With Ayala Asharov - Vocals & Shachar Mintz - Guitar

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
    LSJCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA

    Tickets & Info: Annette @ (617) 738-5038

    Click here for a color flyer with full details

    December 9, 2006

    The LeeVees, Westport, CT, Dec 9

    album coverThe LeeVees
    Saturday, December 9th, 1pm
    Westport, CT
    Jake's Way
    (acoustic in-store)
    www.leevees.com

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    Inter Alia, Boston, MA, Nov 29

    I would like to invite everyone to a couple of performances by my
    group Inter Alia.

    Saturday, December 9th, 8 p.m. we perform "Reflections on Light:
    Exploring the Intersections of Shadow, Projection and Perception" at
    CasaNia, 46 Porter Rd. in Porter Square, Cambridge (www.casania.com)
    Cost: $15 adults, $10 children and seniors.

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    Peri Smilow & Joshua Nelson + Jeff Klepper, Sharon, MA, Dec 9

    On Saturday December 9th at 8 p.m., my synagogue, TEMPLE SINAI of SHARON, MA is hosting an End-of-year-balance-the-budget-get-ready-for- Chanukah-hunker-down-for-winter-heal-the-world-sing-your-guts-out- concert featuring two of my favorite singer/songwriters who are also treasured friends: PERI SMILOW, whose velvety, powerful and captivating voice and has brought thousands of people together in song and social action across the country; and JOSH NELSON, co- founder of Yom Hadash, now leader of his own group, The Josh Nelson Project, incredible singer and multi-instrumentalist, who is presently zooming upward into the top rank of Jewish contemporary musical artists. And, yes, JEFF KLEPPER, yours truly, is included at no extra charge, which is why we call this concert WHEN THREE STARS APPEAR. "Unplugged" might best describe the music, but with three voices, three guitars, piano, bass, mandolin and other surprises, who knows what might happen? The $36 general admission includes free finger-food before the show and a (cash) wine bar. A color flyer with pretty pictures and all the details is at our website:

    www.temple-sinai.com/when_3_stars_appear/

    Temple Sinai is about a half-hour south of Boston off Interstate 95, (just south of 128). There's directions at the website and lots of parking in back of the shul. Don't worry about it being sold out, if enough folks show up we'll just open the sanctuary wall a bit... Hope to see you there.

    December 12, 2006

    Five-College Klezmer, S. Hadley, MA, Dec 12

    The 5-college (actually Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges only) klezmer band will be performing during dinner time this Tuesday, December 12 at 6:00pm in Blanchard dining hall on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, MA. Come! We have very enthusiastic musicians who can sometimes sound like the old Belf orchestra!

    (Food isn't bad either!)

    December 16, 2006

    The Levees, Bridgeport, CT, Dec 16

    album coverThe LeeVees
    Bridgeport, CT
    Congregation B'Nai Israel
    2710 Park Avenue
    $20 tickets for ages under 16 / $25 for 16+
    All Ages
    7:00 pm

    Wholesale Klezmer, Saratoga Springs, NY, Dec 16

    The Wholesale Klezmer Band returns for its annual Chanukah concert at Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY with a mixture of new and old repertoire. Among the featured songs will be a Yiddish/Hungarian medley including a melody for Dovid Melekh Yisroyel that you've likely never heard before a humorous vaudeville song about atoning for one's foibles last brought up to date with new verses in 1990, but suddenly à propos again after the November election Yosl Kurland's version of the classic Yiddish song, Motl der Operayter, about a striking worker killed on the picket line brought up to date with verses about third world sweatshops Badkhones - a traditional wedding jester's humorous advice to a bride in Yinglish a couple of Chanukah songs, of course and plenty of happy and sad, lively and meditative klezmer tunes

    Saturday evening, December 16th, 2006
    at 8 pm
    Caffe Lena
    47 Phila Street
    Saratoga Springs, New York
    For reservations or information call 518-583-0022
    www.caffelena.com
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    Good for the Jews, Boston, MA, Dec 16

    GOOD FOR THE JEWS concert in Boston
    *Saturday, December 16, 2006
    Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
    *Paradise Lounge
    969 Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
    Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 day of show. 18+
    Buy tickets at www.thedise.com, or at the club.
    Limited seating available!
    Special guest: Boston comedian Dan Hirshon

    December 17, 2006

    The Levees, Chicago, IL, Dec 17

    album coverThe LeeVees
    Chicago, IL
    Kinetic Playground
    1113 W. Lawrence
    Tickets $15 (purchase tix).
    This is an acoustic set with Adam & Dave
    21+
    8:00 pm

    December 20, 2006

    Fabian Schnedler opens for Shirim, Boston, Dec 20

    Fabian Schnedler, the Berlin Yiddish singer, half of the group "Shiker vi Lot"
    Boston
    20th of December (Wednesday),
    8pm at Johnny's D (17 Holland Street, Boston, Sommerville, Maine).
    It will be a concert of the Shirim Klezmer Band, and Fabian will sing before.

    Fabian accompanies himself on guitar and has cool arrangements of known and unknown yiddish songs plus a beautiful voice. He is usually not to be heard in the US - so go and hear a talented singer from Berlin, who studied with Michael Alpert, Adrienne Cooper
    and others, and is now presenting his own approach! Highly recommended by Janina Werb and Itzik Gottesman on the Jewish-Music mailing list. (Shirim, of course, is highly recommended by all.)

    www.myspace.com/fayvish

    December 21, 2006

    Jewmongous, Bellmore, LI, NY, Dec 21

    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.

    12/21 - The Brokerage, Bellmore, Long Island, NY (7pm)

    www.jewmongous.com

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    Metropolitan Klezmer, Nyack, NY, Dec 21

    band photoMetropolitan Klezmer Hanukkah Show
    Thursday, 12/21 (evening)
    at Riverspace Arts
    119 Main St, Nyack NY
    Two sets, 7:00pm showtime
    $15 adults/ $10 kids
    www.riverspace.org

    Jewltide, Boston, MA, Dec 21

    jewltide graphicJewltide in Boston
    Thurs. Dec. 21
    TT The Bears
    www.ttthebears.com
    $10 On Sale Now / $12 Day of Show / 18+ / Doors 8:30 PM
    Featuring Golem + SoCalled + Heeb Magazine + Shtreiml

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

    December 24, 2006

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

    dancing at KlezKamp

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

    The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
    December 24-29, 2006
    Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
    Kerhonkson, NY
    www.klezkamp.org

    Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hasidic Ensemble, Pawtucket, RI, Dec 24

    band photoFishel Bresler's Klezmer Hasidic Ensemble

    will perform again this year on
    December 24th - Sunday, 7:30 PM at Congregation Ohawe Shalom Coffee House, Pawtucket RI.
    Project Shoresh and the Providence Community Kollel co-sponsors.
    671 East Ave in Pawtucket (corner of Glenwood, nr where Blackstone meets Hope St)
    Doors open 7:00PM $10 adults, $7 children (under B-Mitzvah).
    Kosher Latkes, hot dogs, snacks & beverages will be on sale.
    questions? 401 273-9814

    December 25, 2006

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

    dancing at KlezKamp

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

    The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
    December 24-29, 2006
    Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
    Kerhonkson, NY
    www.klezkamp.org

    Annual Family & Community Concert of Jewish Music, Hamden, CT, Dec 25

    Monday, December 25, Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music at 5:00 p.m, featuring Cantor Martin Levson, Isaiah Cooper, Stacy Phillips, Hedda Rubenstein and the Greater New Haven Kapelye led by David Chevan, Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

    December 26, 2006

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

    dancing at KlezKamp

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

    The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
    December 24-29, 2006
    Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
    Kerhonkson, NY
    www.klezkamp.org

    December 27, 2006

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

    dancing at KlezKamp

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

    The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
    December 24-29, 2006
    Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
    Kerhonkson, NY
    www.klezkamp.org

    December 28, 2006

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

    dancing at KlezKamp

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

    The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
    December 24-29, 2006
    Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
    Kerhonkson, NY
    www.klezkamp.org

    December 29, 2006

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 24-29

    dancing at KlezKamp

    קלעזקעמפּ 22 KlezKamp

    The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
    December 24-29, 2006
    Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
    Kerhonkson, NY
    www.klezkamp.org

    December 30, 2006

    Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh, Providence, RI, Dec 30

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Saturdays, 8 - 10 PM, Oct. 28th , Nov. 25th & Dec. 30th

    At the historic Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    209 Douglas Avenue,
    Providence RI
    (Nr "downtown") Across rt95 from the Marriot Hotel, just past the 95S entrance
    Admission $12 Limited Seating (& no extras standing)
    Call early for tickets (401)273-9814
    For more specific directions go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com or call (401)575-2284 mornings

    December 31, 2006

    Afro-Semitic Experience First Night, Hartford, CT, Dec 31

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Sunday December 31, two sets, 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., at First Night Hartford, Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for more information please visit www.firstnighthartford.org

    January 7, 2007

    Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, Jan 7, 2007

    Naftule's DreamCome clean your musical and psychological palette after the holidays with a concert by Naftule's Dream at the Forsyth Chapel at Forest Hill's Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, Sunday January 7, 4pm. It is a beautiful chapel with great resonances and spirits (e.e. cummings and Anne Sexton are buried at Forest Hills as well as one of Glen Dickson's favorites, bicycle manufacturer Albert Pope, and many others) located in the Forest Hills Cemetery at 95 Forest Hills Ave.(directions at foresthillstrust.org/directions.html) admission is $15. Our regular crew is featured: Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Gary Bohan, coronet; Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Eric Rosenthal, drums. More info at: foresthillstrust.org/calendar.html

    Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Jan 7, 2007

    Who knew? - another year passed - start the new one with music at the WC Klezmer Jam on January 7 Workmen's Circle building, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline 7:00 - 9:00pm Come play klezmer in an informal and friendly atmosphere. We play from music, available at the jam. We have a variety of instruments, and welcome players at all levels. Keyboardists should bring electric keyboards if possible.

    January 12, 2007

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Westport, CT, Jan 12, 2007

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Friday, January 12, 6:30 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Sabbath service and concert performance at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport, Connecticut. For more information please call: (203) 227-1293.

    January 13, 2007

    Isle of Klezbos, Cooperstown, NY, Jan 13, 2007

    band photoIsle of Klezbos Sextet in beautiful upstate New York!
    Saturday, January 13, 2007 -- 7:30 PM
    Cooperstown NY Concert Series
    Otesaga Resort Hotel
    60 Lake Street, Cooperstown NY
    Info: www.cooperstownconcertseries.org

    January 20, 2007

    Veretski Pass, Branford, CT, Jan 20, 2007

    Veretski PassPlaying in an unbound, energetic "village style", the trio Veretski Pass presents a concert of historical klezmer music of Eastern Europe; pre WWII melodies from Ukraine, Carpathian-Ruthenia, Bessarabia and Rumania played on violin, accordion tsimbl, basy and baraban. With unique arrangements and compositions, this group of veterans carries on the ancient tradition of klezmer musicians, playing music of all kinds, but with a recognizably Jewish sound.

    Jan 20, 8pm
    Branford Folk Coffeehouse
    First Congregational Church of Branford
    1009 Main Street, Branford, CT

    Admission: $15 nonmembers, $13 members, $3 children
    Information/Reservations: 203-248-0291 or 203-488-7715
    folknotes.org/branfordfolk

    Concert is wheelchair accessible

    January 21, 2007

    Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Jan 21

    The next NOB Klez Jam is this Sunday, Jan 21, from 12:30-3PM at my house in Watertown (172 Bellevue Rd., at the corner of Bellevue and Common St.). Call if you need directions (617-926-7603). Light refreshments provided; potluck contributions welcome Sheet music provided for those in need. Hope you can come. -steve rauch

    January 25, 2007

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Branford, CT, Jan 25, 2007

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Thursday, January 25, two assemblies 1st at 8:30, 2nd at 9:30 a.m., Walsh Intermediate School, 185 Damascus Rd., Branford, CT.

    January 27, 2007

    A Cappella Fest, Brookline, MA, Jan 27

    a capella fest logoCongregation Kehillath Israel's Benny Lipchik Memorial Fund presents
    A Cappella Fest

    A Night of Great College Music and Art to Benefit Haifa and Northern Israel

    Saturday
    January 27, 2007
    Congregation Kehillath Israel
    384 Harvard Street Brookline, MA
    Doors open 6:00 p.m.
    Concert begins 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets $20 / Register now

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    January 31, 2007

    Idan Raichel, Waltham, MA, Jan31, 2007

    Idan Raichel Jan 31 8:00 pm Levin Ballroom at Brandeis nonstudents $25; students $10...

    February 2, 2007

    Afro-Semitic Experience, Providence, RI, Feb 2, 2007

    band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

    Friday, February 2, 7:45 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. For more information please call 401-331-6070.

    February 7, 2007

    Evening of Piyutim, Brookline, MA, Feb 7

    From Israel, Tefillalt Ensemble and Piyut.org.il Present

    Currents of the River
    An Evening of Piyutim
    Sacred Jewish Poetry and Music

    Temple Beth Zion 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline
    Feb. 7, 8pm

    An innovative musical performance from the many Jewish traditions with a presentation of the groundbreaking Piyut.org.il website.

    Yair Harel – Vocals and Percussion
    Nori Jacoby – viola and vocals
    Yonatan Niv – cello and vocals

    Please call TBZ office for advance tickets
    (617) 566-8171 ext. 14
    $18.00 at the door; $15.00 in advance; $10.00 for seniors and students
    Sponsored by Temple Beth Zion www.tbzbrookline.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1490704604544922/

    February 15, 2007

    Worlds of Jewish Music, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT,

    Wesleyan University presents an extraordinary course, "Worlds of Jewish Music," with four visiting faculty, each doing a two-week mini-course: Edwin Seroussi, Hankus Netsky, Mark Kligman, and Cantor Perry Fine, with Mark Slobin as instructor and Amanda Scherbenske as graduate assistant. The course is accompanied by a four-concert Ring Family Jewish Music series:

    RING FAMILY JEWISH MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
    At Wesleyan University

    Thursday, February 15, 8pm
    Crowell Concert Hall
    Free Admission

    The Tafilait Ensemble is a young Israeli ensemble dedicated to cross-cultural music-making. They are a mixture of Israeli world music, radical Jewish music, folk singers, rockers and more.

    February 17, 2007

    Klezmer, The Next Generation, Brookline, MA, Feb 17

    Havdalah/Melaveh Malkah
    Sat., Feb 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline, MA

    Havdalah Service with Lee Moore, followed by conversation and music spinning by Ari Davidow:

    The Klezmer Revival: The Next Generation

    With the Klezmatics putting Woody Guthrie poems to music it is clear that Jewish music in America is going through exciting new changes. It isn't just klezmer, Debbie Friedman, or Avraham Fried any more. Where an earlier generation gave the world "Bei Mir Bist du Shein," a Jewish Lubavitch hip hop singer is back on the mainstream pop charts, punk Yiddish singing (a band called "Golem") is taking the club circuit by storm and even today's klezmer has gone through some changes since our grandparents time.

    Free and open to the public.

    Save Darfur/Minna Bromberg Concert, Brookline, MA, Feb 17

    February 18, 2007

    Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Feb 18

    Klez Jam this Sunday, 2/18, 12:30-3PM

    172 Bellevue Rd.
    Watertown, MA

    Call if you need directions - 617-926-7603.

    Light refreshments provided; potluck contributions gratefully accepted.
    Sheet music provided.
    Tell your friends.

    February 24, 2007

    Yale Klezmer & Yale Women's Slavic Chorus, New Haven, CT, Feb 24

    The Yale Klezmer Band & Yale Women's Slavic Chorus
    9pm Sat. February 24th
    Slifka Center, Yale University
    80 Wall St., New Haven, CT b/w Prospect and Temple Streets
    $2 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
    (proceeds will help fund the Slavic Chorus's trip to Bulgaria, summer '07)

    light refreshments provided

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    Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh, Providence, RI, Feb 24

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Saturday, 8 - 10 PM, Feb 24; 8:30-10:30 Mar 24

    At the historic Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    209 Douglas Avenue,
    Providence RI
    (Nr "downtown") Across rt95 from the Marriot Hotel, just past the 95S entrance
    Admission $9 Limited Seating (& no extras standing)
    Call early for tickets (401)273-9814
    For more specific directions go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com or call (401)575-2284 mornings

    February 25, 2007

    The Music of Dance, Cambridge, MA, Feb 25

    The Music of Dance

    Faculty and guests of the New School of Music will perform an eclectic program celebrating the music of dance, ranging from Baroque to Modern, Swing to Tango, Klezmer to Arabic, and Australian Didgeridoo to West African Agbekor.

    Sunday, February 25th, 2006 at 3:00pm
    New School of Music
    25 Lowell Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Open to the public
    Free admission, donations gratefully accepted
    Free parking available

    Worlds of Jewish Music, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT,

    Wesleyan University presents an extraordinary course, "Worlds of Jewish Music," with four visiting faculty, each doing a two-week mini-course: Edwin Seroussi, Hankus Netsky, Mark Kligman, and Cantor Perry Fine, with Mark Slobin as instructor and Amanda Scherbenske as graduate assistant. The course is accompanied by a four-concert Ring Family Jewish Music series:

    RING FAMILY JEWISH MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
    At Wesleyan University

    Cantorial Splendor
    Sunday, February 25, 7pm
    Crowell Concert Hall
    Free Admission

    Classic Ashkenazic liturgical music and other Jewish vocal genres performed by Cantors Perry Fine, Joel Caplan, Lorna Wallach Kalet, and accompanied by Karina Bruk, piano.

    February 27, 2007

    The Dünya ince Saz Ensemble, NE Drum & Winds Mehterhane, Mavi Dance, Boston, MA, Feb 27

    New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:00pm.

    The Dünya ince Saz Ensemble, The New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane and Mavi Dance will perform a concert of Turkish music in its intimate and public Moods. I will be playing the Zurna (the oboe’s predecessor) and singing with the New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane.

    Come and experience a magical evening with us and please invite your family and friends.

    For more information about the concert and about Dunya, please read below or visit our website at www.dunyainc.org

    The concert is free to the public.

    March 4, 2007

    Klezmer Conservatory Band, Purchase, NY, Mar 4

    The Klezmer Conservatory Band, with singer Eleanor Reissa, performs its Klezmer revival music at The Performing Arts Center Purchase College on Sunday, Mar. 4th at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $30. Box office: (914) 251-6200 M - F, 10AM to 6PM

    Chava Alberstein, New Bedford, MA, Mar 4

    Chava Alberstein
    Sunday, March 4, 2007, 7 p.m.

    Zeiterion Theatre
    684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

    Named the most important female musician in Israel's history by Yediot Aharonet, Chava Alberstein is a superstar in her own country. Often compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Edith Piaf, Alberstein is a national treasure who speaks for a culture and its traditions.

    Tickets: www.zeiterion.org or 508-994-2900
    Box Office Hours: Tues. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    March 8, 2007

    Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 8

    The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

    The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

    Scholarships are available.

    Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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    March 11, 2007

    Klezmatics, Boston, MA, Mar 11, 2007

    band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics in Concert March 11
    The Klezmatics

    Sunday, March 11, 7:30pm
    Museum of Fine Arts

    The MFA Concert Program and The Boston Jewish Film Festival are delighted to present a concert with The Klezmatics, recent winners of a Grammy Award* for Best Contemporary World Music Album (Wonder Wheel).

    The Boston Jewish Film Festival has screened several films over the years for which scores have been written by the Klezmatics, including Jonathan Berman's The Shvitz (1995 and 1999 Festivals), Pearl Gluck's Divan (2003 Festival), and Eric Greenberg Anjou's A Cantor's Tale (2005 Festival).

    Tickets are available online now through the MFA's website.

    March 13, 2007

    Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, Mar 13, 2007

    Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, Tuesday March 13 2007

    The MIT Folk Dance Club is holding a klezmer-style contra dance with an open band. Yiddish dance expert Jacob Bloom will teach klezmer-influenced contra dancing. All dances are taught, and beginners are welcome.

    Live music will be provided by ContraKlez, an open klezmer band led by John Chambers. Bring an instrument and join the band!

    Tuesday March 13, 2007
    8:00 - 10:30 pm
    MIT Student Center room 491 (4th floor)
    84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    Suggested donation for dancers: $6 general, $3 students.
    mit.edu/fdc

    March 14, 2007

    Yuval Ron Ensemble, South Hadley, MA, Mar 14, 2007

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 7:30pm

    Mount Holyoke College Presents:
    Mystical Music of the Middle East
    with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
    featuring vocalist Najwa Gibran

    Admission: FREE

    Location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075-6445

    For more info: Madeeha Channah Tel: 413-439-4010

    March 15, 2007

    Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 15

    The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

    The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

    Scholarships are available.

    Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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    March 17, 2007

    Cancelled: Brave Old World, Newton, MA, Mar 17

    BOW, seatedBrave Old World
    Song of the Lodz Ghetto

    Cancelled

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    March 18, 2007

    Klezmer Jam, Watertown, MA, Mar 18

    Next NOB jam -North of Boston Klez Jam will take place this coming Sunday, March 18, from 12:30-3:00PM at house, 172 Bellevue Rd. (corner of Bellevue and Common St.) in Watertown. Light refreshments provided. Potluck contributions welcome. Sheet music provided. Hope you can come. Bring a friend. Call if you need directions. -Steve Rauch
    617-927-7603

    Cancelled: Brave Old World, Newton, MA, Mar 18

    BOW, seatedBrave Old World
    Song of the Lodz Ghetto

    cancelled

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    Concert to Honor Holocaust Victims and Survivors, Brookline, MA, Mar 18

    I'm proud to invite you to our March 18th concert entitled "Musik Macht Frei" (music makes you free) that explores the role of music in the survival of the human spirit under the crushing barbarity of the Nazi concentration camps. This concert includes stories of historic performances, archival images and survivor accounts presented to the accompaniment of music performed and/or composed by prisoners. From small choirs to fully
    staged operas, this music—making took place against the unlikely backdrop of the camps, both in secret or with the consent of the Nazi officials. I have found this music to be hauntingly beautiful and inspiring and I look forward to sharing it with you.

    Please join me, Hinda Goodstein, and the Brookline Chorus in celebration of the human spirit and in remembrance of these terrifying events.

    Sunday March 18th, 2007 7:00 pm
    Temple Emanuel
    385 Ward Street
    Newton Centre, MA

    You can purchase tickets online at www.brooklinechorus.org or at these retail locations:
    Brookline Booksmith - 279 Harvard St.
    Kolbo - 437 Harvard Street.

    Prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

    Danny, Gidi & Friends, Boston, MA, Mar 18

    Danny, Gidi & Friends

    Danny Sanderson, Gidi Gov, Efraim Shamir, Alon Olearchick,
    Karen Malka, Shay Wetzer, Roy Suarez and Illil Pazel

    Sunday March 18, 2007 8:00 PM
    John Hancock Hall
    180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Tickets: $25 - $45
    For tickets:
    HaKesher, Inc. - Annette - 617-738-5038

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    Music Makers of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, Mar 18, 2007

    The public is invited to the Reception for "Music Makers of New Rochelle" an exhibition of famous popular composers who lived in New Rochelle, NY on Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 at the New Rochelle Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY.

    There will be live and recorded music and refreshments. More information on the show is on the New Rochelle Council on The arts, the sponsors, web site at www.dolice.com/NRCA.html.

    Tel: 914-632-3990

    March 21, 2007

    Later Prophets, Waltham, MA, Mar 21

    Later Prophets - A Klezmer Benefit Concert
    NYC based band that fuses Jazz and Klezmer music performs at Gann Academy in Waltham

    Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 pm
    333 Forest Street
    Waltham, MA 02452

    Students $5
    Adults $10

    The proceeds of the concert will support the Meitrarim-Lod Music Center in the Israeli development town of Lod. Meitrarim-Lod Music Center uses music to foster greater tolerance of religious and non-religious families while being committed to musical excellence and developing self-esteem and group cooperation through ensemble work.

    For more info call 781-642-6800 ext. 215.
    The KlezmerShack reviewed Later Prophets at Ashkenaz 2006.

    March 22, 2007

    Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 22

    The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

    The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

    Scholarships are available.

    Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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    March 24, 2007

    Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh, Providence, RI, Mar 24

    Fishel and Shelley. Photo: Irving SchildFishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
    Klezmer & Hassidic Music
    Saturday, 8:30 - 10:30 PM, Mar 24

    At the historic Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House
    209 Douglas Avenue,
    Providence RI
    (Nr "downtown") Across rt95 from the Marriot Hotel, just past the 95S entrance
    Admission $9 Limited Seating (& no extras standing)
    Call early for tickets (401)273-9814
    For more specific directions go to www.brooklyncoffeeteahouse.com or call (401)575-2284 mornings

    March 25, 2007

    Boston Kleztet, Newton, MA, Mar 25

    All are invited - free of charge - to a performance by the Boston Kleztet of their new program "Parnoseh - Making a Living, Yiddish Songs and Klezmer Tunes of Eastern European Peddlers, Beggars, Tradesmen and Thieves." The fun will be at the Newton Free Library, Homer Street, Newton, MA on Sunday, March 25th at 2 PM. Including "Avreml Der Marvikher," Dem Milner's Trern," "Yosl Ber in di Miltaire," and many others, as well as a tribute to German Goldenshaytn. The BK consists of Bruce Creditor, clarinet; Joanne Baker, keyboard; Sheldon Benjamin, percussion and vocals; Harvey Budner, mandolin and banjo; David Gastfriend, fiddle and mandolin, and Dan Shaw, bass, and has been playing at celebrations and concerts throughout the Boston area since 1993. "Az men hot in der hant a m'lokheh, kumt in shtub arayn a mazl brokheh." --If you have a trade, good fortune will enter your home.--

    March 29, 2007

    Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 22

    The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

    The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

    Scholarships are available.

    Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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    Naftule's Dream, Boston, Mar 29, 2007

    Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream
    March 29, 8:00pm
    Rutman's Violin Shop
    11 Westland Ave., Boston (next to Symphony Hall)
    Tix: by donation
    617-522-2900

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    Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble w/Joel Rubin, Ithaca, NY, Mar 29, 2007

    Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble
    with Special Guests, Dr. Joel Rubin and Rabbi Eli Silberstein.

    Thursday, March 29, 8PM
    Cornell University
    Anabel Taylor Hall, One World Room
    Free and open to the public

    Please join us for an evening of Yiddish music and song. The
    concert features master clarinetist and Klezmer revivalist Dr. Joel Rubin,
    trombonist Ryan Zawel, song leader Rabbi Eli Silberstein, and the Cornell
    University Klezmer Ensemble, composed of students, faculty, and community
    members. The program consists of sing-along Nigunim (Hasidic
    melodies), Yiddish folksongs, and klezmer instrumentals.

    March 31, 2007

    The Klezmatics, W. Hartford, CT, Mar 31, 2007

    band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics
    Sat, March 31
    Temple Emanuel
    West Hartford, CT
    Time: 8:30 pm
    www.emanuelsynagogue.org

    April 5, 2007

    Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 5

    The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

    The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

    Scholarships are available.

    Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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    April 8, 2007

    Fine Foreign Film, Cambridge, MA, Apr 8

    "Fine Foreign Film," Michael McLaughlin's (Naftule's Dream, Shirim) latest music project, will be performing its second show this Sunday evening at the Lilypad. Sharing the slot will be the Andy Voelker Quartet. It will be an evening of burning jazz and scrumptious lounge music. Hope to see you folks there.

    The Lillypad is in Inman Square Cambridge.
    1353 Cambridge St.
    Show starts at 7-10

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    April 10, 2007

    Joel Bresler on Sephardic recordings, Waltham, MA, Apr 10

    Joel Bresler
    Entrepreneur and expert on Sephardic Music
    The first 100 years of Sephardic recordings: A lecture /demonstration featuring recordings of songs from the 78 rpm era to the iPod era.

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ Brandeis University (BOLLI).
    Lunch: 11:30-12:00, Gathering Place
    Lecture: 12:00-1:00, Napoli Room

    April 12, 2007