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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

September 20, 2005

NYJMHF: Jill Sobule, NYC, Sep 22

Jewish music and heritage festival
Jill SobuleJill Sobule
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St.
9:30pm
Tickets: $18 - BUY TIX

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September 25, 2005

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

NJ Jewish musicfestival
Family Jewish Broadway Sing-A-Long

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

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

December 26, 2005

The Leevees and guests, NYC, Dec 26

Mon, Dec 26
JDub, Brooklyn Jews, JFJ, and PJA Present:
Jewltide
Featuring THE LEEVEES
And special guests
Part of the Festival of Rights

The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street @ Bowery
8PM, $15, tickets at boweryballroom.com, 16+

September 17, 2006

Klezmatics, Chicago, IL, Sep 17

band photoThe Klezmatics
Please join us for the Klezmatics show at Park West in Chicago!

Susan McKeown and Boo Reiners will be in tow for this program featuring material from the Klezmatics Woody Guthrie cds.

Sunday, September 17
7:30pm
The Klezmatics
with La Mar Enfortuna
Only $15!

As part of The Chicago World Music Festival
Park West
322 West Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-1322, (773) 929-5959, (312) 440-9191

Purchase tickets via the internet and at the door. www.ticketmaster.com

December 9, 2006

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.

February 17, 2007

Save Darfur/Minna Bromberg Concert, Brookline, MA, Feb 17

April 28, 2007

Craig Taubman, Westborough, MA, Apr 28, 2007

Award-winning entertainer Craig Taubman of Craig 'n' Co., will perform a concert featuring his repertoire of Jewish music on Saturday evening, April 28, at Congregation B'nai Shalom in Westborough. Karen Rothman, Chairperson of the Music Committee, in announcing the event, said. "The concert, which is part of the temple's year-long music series, is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m., with a Coffee House, followed by a short havdallah service."

Congregation B'nai Shalom
508 366-7191
Westborough, MA

cbnaishalom.org

June 3, 2007

Zamir w/Kol B'Seder, Boston, MA, Jun 3

Sunday, June 3, 8:00 pm at Sanders Theatre: Classical meets cool, rousing meets reflective -- music celebrating the enduring spirit and dramatic stories of the Jewish people. Our annual Sanders extravaganza joins Zamir, under the direction of Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, with Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Daniel Freelander, of Kol B'Seder. The world-renowned duo, founded in 1973, has influenced the modern American Jewish movement with their unique, contemporary sound, which some have dubbed "American nusach."

The evening kicks off with Zamir performing majestic classics by 19th-century synagogue composer Louis Lewandowski, as well as expressive settings of biblical texts by Americans Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Pinkham, and Randall Thompson. The centerpiece is the brilliant a cappella "Roni Akarah," a rarely performed work by Israel's Paul Ben-Haim.

Kol B'Seder will take the stage to present new pieces and old favorites, followed by a joint set with Zamir and an instrumental ensemble led by Hankus Netsky, including new settings of Kol B'Seder's best-loved songs such as "Shalom Rav" (abundant peace). Be sure to order your tickets in advance for this special evening!

June 26, 2007

Rav Shmuel, NYC, Apr 26, 2007

Rav Shmuel
When: Thursday Apr 26, 2007 at 11:00 PM
Where: Sidewalk Cafe' - 94 AVE. A (Corner 6th St.)
Manhattan, NY 10003
Cost: No Cover, 2 Drink Min.

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January 24, 2009

Linda Hirschhorn & Gary Lapow, Berkeley, CA, 17 Jan 2009

Linda HirschhornLinda Hirschhorn and Gary Lapow
Saturday January 24, 8:00 pm
$12
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
510-849-2568

These two seasoned Bay Area performers have been writing songs for over 30 years. They'll share old and new compositions. Linda will also read from her memoir "Running Into Myself", and Gary will summon up Coney Island in song and projected images.

May 24, 2009

Music at Mitziut, Chicago, IL, 24 May 2009

MITZIUT COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION - MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD & OPEN MIC PERFORMANCES North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL Limited parking available, across the street in the Sacred Heart lot: $4 Sunday May 24 - Performances by Monkey and Sweets Johnson, Sid Yiddish, Tovah, Mi Yodea (Matt Kanter, Phil Isaacson, Sue Kaplan, Ellie Kaplan) and Shir L'Shalom (Ken Monroe, Rahmiel Drizin, Ken Burnstein, Ruby Harris). Performances start at 2 PM. Gallery hours 1-5

June 5, 2009

ShirLaLa Family Shabbat Service & Dinner, Washington, DC, 4 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

ShirLaLa: Family Shabbat Service and Dinner
Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall, Washington DCJCC
June 5, 6:00 pm
Service: FREE
Best for ages 2-6
Dinner at 6:45 pm: Advance reservation and purchase required
RSVP by June 1

Enjoy a family Friday night with ShirLaLa! Dynamic performer and music educator Shira Kline travels across the country and around the globe sharing her love of Jewish life and prayer with children and families of all ages. Shira’s creative songs delight children, parents and grandparents alike, making Shabbat a fun, interactive experience. Dance, sing and create while sharing these wonderful traditions with your family. Shira is high energy, high spirited and full of stories and songs guaranteed to warm your heart.

After services, enjoy a Kosher, traditional Friday night dinner with kid-friendly foods to satisfy even the pickiest eaters!

“Shira exudes passion and warmth. She possesses the innate ability to create community through song.”
—Dori Frumin Kirshner, Jewish Professional

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Preschool
Co-sponsored by Adas Israel’s Gan Hayeled Nursery School, Congregation Bet Mishpachah, DC Minyan, The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Temple Micah’s Tot Shabbat and K’tonton Program

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

November 1, 2009

Sy Kushner CD Release Performance, City Winery, New York, NY, November 1, 2009

Klezmer Brunch at City Winery
Sy Kushner CD Release Performance
Nov.1, 2009
11.a.m. and 1.p.m.


Sy Kushner will be making a rare public appearance when he performs at City Winery* on Nov.1. He will be playing original tunes from his newly released CD, "Journeys". Accompanying him will be some of New York's top klezmer musicians.

Sy was one of the founders and musical director of The Mark 3, a trendsetting Jewish music ensemble in the mid 60's. More recently, he has released 3 CDs as well as books of transcriptions of both his own music as well as klezmer classics.

For more info, visit his website at nulitemusic.com


*City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street in lower Manhattan.Doors open at 10 a.m. Show times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Music charge is $10 for both shows.

December 17, 2009

Rick Recht, Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA, December 17, 2009

CD coverRICK RECHT TO PERFORM CHANUKAH COMMUNITY CONCERT AT CONGREGATION KEHILLATH ISRAEL ON DECEMBER 17, 2009 IN BROOKLINE, MA.
BROOKLINE, MA (11/17/09) - Rick Recht, the top-touring musician in Jewish music, will perform a Chanukah concert on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 7PM Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline.

Rick Recht's high-energy, interactive concert appeals to all ages. He will be performing songs from his newly released album Simply Shabbat, as well as selections from his other hit albums. Tickets for this event are $12 each, with a maximum of $45 per family and can be purchased online at www.congki.org, or by calling 617.277.9155 x215. Tickets are also available in the synagogue office, or at Kolbo Judaica Shop, 437 Harvard Street, Brookline.

"One of the things I love about Jewish music is that it brings communities together," said Rick Recht. "I look at these gatherings as an incredible opportunity to get inside each and every person and help them to get loose, open up and connect with each other in a really positive, Jewish way."

Performing more than 125 concerts each year from coast to coast, Recht produces a unique blend of pop, radio-friendly music in Hebrew and English based on Jewish text and themes of social responsibility. A charismatic performer, Recht is known for powerful, interactive performances that have earned him a strong, loyal national fan base of all ages.

"This is exactly the type of Jewish programming that Kehillath Israel is known for," explains Jennifer Rudin, KI's Director of Congregational Learning. "There is so much light in Rick's music. It is a perfect way for the entire community to celebrate Chanukah."

Kehillath Israel looks forward to hosting the Greater Boston Jewish Community at this Thursday night of Chanukah concert. We will celebrate together in song as we rock all ages!

Tickets for Rick Recht concert can be purchased online at www.congki.org, or by calling 617.277.9155 x215. Tickets are also available in the synagogue office, or at Kolbo Judaica Shop, 437 Harvard St., Brookline.

March 20, 2010

Linda Hirschhorn & Vocolot, Brookline, MA, 20 Mar 2010

Linda HirschhornPLEASE JOIN US
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 2010 -- 7:30 PM

AS B'NAI OR OF BOSTON
PRESENTS IN CONCERT
LINDA HIRSCHHORN & VOCOLOT

FINALISTS AT THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL IN AMSTERDAM
For more information about Vocolot: www.vocolot.com

This evening of joyful music will be held at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.bnaior.org or at the door the evening of the concert.

June 30, 2010

Klezwoods, Somerville, MA, 30 Jun, 2010

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

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

(617) 776-2004
www.johnnyds.com

July 25, 2010

The Levins, Evanston, MI, 25 July 2010

The Levins in Concert
7pm, Sunday, July 25th,
BooCoo Cafe
1816 W. Church, Evanston

Ira and Julia Levin are The Levins, performing a blend of many world musical styles that might be called “Mystic Folk.” With influences ranging from Jethro Tull to Debbie Friedman, their spiritual Americana blends sea shanties with Hebrew lyrics and blues riffs with whimsical musings on the miracle of Manna. Family friendly.

Futher info: www.kfarcenter.org

August 2, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 3, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 4, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 5, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 6, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 7, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 8, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

October 3, 2010

Laura Wetzler, Danbury, CT, 3 Oct 2010

Laura WetzlerLaura Wetzler

10/3/10, 2pm
Danbury, Ct.
United Jewish Center

October 10, 2010

Laura Wetzler, NYC, 10 Oct 2010

Laura WetzlerLaura Wetzler

10/10/10, 5:30pm
NYC Bnai Zion
136 E39 St.
Tribute to Issachar Miron

October 13, 2010

Laura Wetzler, Springfield, MA, 13 Oct 2010

Laura WetzlerLaura Wetzler

10/13/10, 1pm
Springfield, MA
JCC

October 22, 2010

Laura Wetzler, Leominster, MA, 22 Oct 2010

Laura WetzlerLaura Wetzler

10/22-23/10, 8pm
Leominster, Ma
Agudas Achim

October 23, 2010

Laura Wetzler, Leominster, MA, 23 Oct 2010

Laura WetzlerLaura Wetzler

10/22-23/10, 8pm
Leominster, Ma
Agudas Achim

December 7, 2010

Laura Wetzler, Bronx, NY, 7 Dec 2010

Laura WetzlerLaura Wetzler

December 7, 2010
Riverdale Y
5625 Arlington Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 548-8200

Tickets are now on sale and reservations can be made by calling the Simon Senior Center @ 718-548-8200, x 223 Toby; or x224 Vicki

January 8, 2011

Caron Dale, Delray Beach, FL, 8 Jan 2011

width="161" height="200" alt="Caron Dale">Caron Dale

Saturday, January 8th, 7:00
Delray Beach, FL.
Caron is the featured performer in south Florida's new "Garden Folk Concert Series." Attendance is by reservation only and there are a few seats remain: www.gardenfolk.org/reservations.htm

Enjoy a concert of song about peace of mind, peace in the world, pieces of life, pieces of our hearts, and trying not to fall to pieces! Caron includes tastes of folk, spirituals, jazz, world music, lite rock, original and familiar songs, and audience participation. "Whether humorous or tugging at the heart strings, whether filled with love, hope or angst, a concert with Caron is a wonderful and enriching experience."

March 15, 2011

Kol B'Seder and Friends, Boston Jewish Music Festival, 15 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Tuesday, March 15, 7:30pm
Kol B’Seder and Friends
Rashi School
8000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Tel 617-969-4444

Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Dan Freelander have been pioneers in creating Jewish liturgical music with a pop style. Celebrate their 40th anniversary of singing together, with “Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus,” Rabbi David Paskin, Peter and Ellen Allard, and the Rashi and Solomon Schechter School Choirs.

Tickets: $18 General Admission, $10 Students in advance. At the door, $25. To purchase tickets click HERE.

April 2, 2011

Craig Taubman, Scarsdale, NY, 2 Apr 2011

2nd Annual Jonah Maccabee Memorial Concert
Saturday, April 2, 8:00pm
Westchester Reform Temple (255 Mamaroneck Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583)
Remembering Jonah, Katie Dreskin, Billy Dreskin

An evening of contemporary Jewish music featuring CRAIG TAUBMAN. Doing what Jonah loved ... making music and making friends. Proceeds from ticket sales will support scholarships to URJ summer camps and NFTY events.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE (AND GOING FAST)!
wct.org/jonahmaccabeememorialconcert

We will not be selling tickets at the door, so please make sure you follow the link above if you're planning on joining us.

April 15, 2011

Girls in Trouble & the Real Vocal String Quartet, Berkeley, CA, 15 April 2011

Girls in Trouble with Mirah Zeitlyn & the Real Vocal String Quartet
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Apr 15
9pm
$10-20 sliding scale
www.brownpapertickets.com
http://www.facebook.com

Girls in Trouble is an art-folk song cycle about the women of the Old Testament created by Brooklyn-based violinist, singer, and writer Alicia Jo Rabins. Drawing from two years spent studying holy texts in Jerusalem and playing in rock clubs at night, Girls in Trouble combines mysticism, poetry, and ancient women's tales to weave improbably beautiful songs about androgyny, knives & leprosy. This performance celebrates the release of Girls in Trouble's 2nd album, 'Half You Half Me.'

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been at the heart of the vibrant Northwest independent and alternative music scene ever since releasing her debut album 'You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This' in 2001. Her music is characterized by an evocative mix of striking lyrical poise and unabashed emotional honesty. Her
performance at the Subterranean Arthouse is a bit of a secret, but we're letting you in on it. Shhhhhhhhh.

Real Vocal String Quartet was formed in 2003 by premier San Francisco violinist/composer Irene Sazer. Since then, the quartet has performed to sold out audiences around the Bay Area. The group is thrilled to announce the release this February of their first studio album. RVSQ's influences range from traditional American string band music to contemporary improvisation, from Brazilian folk rhythms to hypnotic meditations from West Africa. Through it all, the threads of spine-tingling vocal and instrumental harmony and fearless, inspired improvisation weave a web of original acoustic music played with a deep groove.

Irene Sazer, violin and voice
Alisa Rose, violin and voice
Dina Maccabee, viola and voice
Jessica Ivry, cello and voice

September 25, 2011

Girls in Trouble, Brooklyn, NY, 25 Sep, 2011

Alicia Jo RabinsAlicia Jo Rabins' "Girls in Trouble"

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 7pm
Largehearted Lit (hosted by LargeheartedBoy)
WORD bookstore, 126 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
with authors Steve Brezenoff and Libba Bray

December 18, 2011

Lori Cahan-Simon and Walt Mahovlich, Cleveland, OH, 18 December 2011

A Chanukah concert presented by vocalist/folklorist Lori Cahan-Simon accompanied by Walt Mahovlich on accordion.

Yiddish songs rarely heard, collected by Lori, with texts by our most beloved poets set to music by the finest Jewish composers, from the 18th through 20th centuries, as well as a story by I.L. Peretz.

You can also purchase the CD at CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/lcahan3

When: Dec. 18th, 2011 at 3pm
Where: The Cleveland Workmen's Circle, at the Rockefeller Pointe building, 2490 Lee Blvd., Suite 300B, Cleveland Heights, OH. This is at the Northwest corner of Lee & Mayfield Roads, entrance at the rear.
How much: only $5 gets you a concert as well as frishe heyse latkes and other refreshments!!

RSVP requested by Dec. 14th.

Call (216) 381-4515 for reservations and information.
We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for our Mitzvah Food Pantry at the event.

November 7, 2013

Tribute to Leonard Cohen, featuring Cantor Jeff Klepper & the Mazel Tones, Sharon, MA, 7 Nov 2013

Where a song comes from ... a tribute to Leonard Cohen Cantor Jeff Klepper & the Mazel Tones (Peter Allard, Bass; Ben Arnold, guitar; Paul Izzo, keyboard; Dave Kantor, drums) Thursday, Nov 7, 7:30pm Temple Sinai of Sharon 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA 02067 Donation: $5

February 1, 2014

Talia Cooper, Berkeley, CA, 1 Feb 2014

Talia Cooper's Goodbye Concert & Benefit for Jewish Youth for Community Action

Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 PM
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut St.,
Berkeley, CA

$15-$40 sliding scale / $8-$20 for youth 17 & under
For tickets, click here or call 1-800-838-3006

Singer/songwriter Talia Cooper, a Jewish Music Festival veteran, gives her last Bay Area performance before moving to New York. She'll perform with special guests Linda Hirschhorn, Eli Conley, Caitlin Austin, Liz Stuart, Jeffrey Landau, Jessica Chen, Stephen Petersen, Maia "Papaya" Wiitala and others.

Talia's original songs weave together her family traditions of activism, humor and Jewish culture, with tones ranging from sassy and humorous, to politically contemplative, to romantic with a twist. Her voice has been compared to her heroes Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell and Ani Difranco. She also performs in the a cappella quartet Vocolot.

Talia has served as director of Jewish Youth for Community Action, a program created and led by youth working towards progressive social change within a framework of Jewish values. JYCA will benefit from the concert's proceeds.

March 9, 2014

Rebecca Teplow, Tenafly, NJ, 9 Mar, 2014

REBECCA TEPLOW

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 8:00 PM

Eric Brown Theater, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

More info, tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/rebecca-teplow-concert-tickets-10479878599

March 20, 2014

Saul Kaye, Joey Weisenberg, and Noah Aronson, Natick, MA, 20 Mar 2014

Three New Voices: Saul Kaye, Joey Weisenberg, and Noah Aronson

Thu, Mar 20, 20:00pm
The Center for the Arts in Natick
14 Summer St.
Natick, MA

Three of the newest, brightest shining lights in Jewish music share the stage and each other’s music. Kaye’s gospel blues stylings, Weisenberg’s nigun-inspired community singing, and Aronson’s contemporary pop sounds combine for a memorable evening.

Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door available by clicking here.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/three-new-voices-saul-kaye-joey-weisenberg-and-noah-aronson/.

March 23, 2014

Matti Kovler’s Bittersweet Cabaret @ Boston Jewish Music Festival, Brookline, MA, 23 Mar 2014

Matti Kovler’s Bittersweet Cabaret

Thu, Mar 23, 7:00pm
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA

Matti Kovler is a Russian-born, Israeli-raised, Boston-based composer whose work blends pop and classical styles and reflects mystic and comic inspirations. He’s earned rave reviews from the Boston Globe and New York Times. Featuring Matthew Shifrin and American Idol’s Brett Lowenstern singing selections from Kovler’s “Children’s Songs” and other Jewish Music Theater productions. Performed in Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian and English, with translations.

Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/matti-kovlers-bittersweet-cabaret/.

May 2, 2015

Linda Hirschhorn, Gary Lapow, Betsy Rose, Berkeley, CA, 2 May 2015

Linda HirschhornJewish Music Festival House Concert Series Presents:
Linda Hirschhorn, Gary Lapow and Betsy Rose
Seasoned Singers – Timeless Songs

May 2, 2015, 7:30pm
House Concert in the Elmwood neighborhood of South Berkeley
Address disclosed upon registration

Reserve seats $25 suggested donation
Limited Seats; Advanced reservations required
For more information, call (510)684-5580

Complementary light refreshments will be served.

Linda Hirschhorn, Gary Lapow and Betsy Rose have been contributing great music to the Bay Area’s folk and progressive scene for decades. As part of the “boomer” generation, their songwriting has turned to such topic s as lasting love (or not!) and the changes that the decades have brought. Together they bring a wealth of musical and personal experience, from singing with children, to leading a successful women’s a cappella group, to musical activism for peace, justice and the 99%, to explorations of spirituality. These three friends offer timeless music for the seasons of our lives.

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June 18, 2015

KulturFest: Ger Mandolin Orchestra, NYC, 18 Jun 2015

From KulturFest and the Bay Area: Ger Mandolin Orchestra Thu, Jun 18, 2015, 8pm Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 10012 The Ger Mandolin Orchestra is the brainchild of Israeli-American Avner Yonai, whose search for his family roots in Poland led him to a tattered photograph of his grandfather and two other relatives playing in a pre-WWII Jewish mandolin orchestra in the Polish town of Gora Kalwaria (Ger in Yiddish). The Ger Mandolin Orchestra is led by acoustic music innovator Mike Marshall, a multiple Grammy nominee/winner for his work over the last 35 years with such artists as David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and many more. Marshall is joined in the Ger Mandolin Orchestra by an all-star cast of ten mandolinists from Canada, the US and Europe, including Chris Acquavella, Tim Connell, Caterina Lichtenberg, Barry Mitterhoff, Brian Oberlin, Dana Rath, Adam Roskiewicz, Eric Stein, Jeff Warschauer, and Radim Zenkl. With their collective stylistic mastery including everything from Jewish, Balkan and Latin music to bluegrass, jazz, and classical, this is one of the most formidable mandolin supergroups ever assembled.

August 29, 2016

Siach Hasadeh / Tevet Sela & Jason Rosenblatt Quartet, Montreal, QC, Canada, 29 Aug 2016

KlezKanada et Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal présentent:
Siach HaSadeh / Tevet Sela & Jason Rosenblatt Quartet

Monday, August 29 at 8 PM - 11:59 PM
Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal
4040 Boulevard St-Laurent,
Montreal, Quebec H2W1Y8

Tickets Available: www.eventbrite.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1044348532301447/

September 7, 2016

Sharon Goldman CD release, NYC, 7 Sep 2016

Singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7 pm
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard Street,
NYC

$12 advance tickets available: www.ticketfly.com/event/1223245

Full-band show to celebrate the release of her new album, Kol Isha (A Woman's Voice)

Basya Schechter, of Pharaoh's Daughter's calls the recording "'pearls' of songs"—combining middle-eastern rhythms and slide guitar grooves with hints of folk and blues. It is a bold, unique song journey melding Jewish imagery, myth and memories with a modern, feminist twist.