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August 10, 2003

Crakow Klezmer, Los Angeles, CA, Aug 10

Crakow Klezmer Band will be making its debut appearance here on the West Coast as part of the Skirball Center's Zeitgeist Festival. Here's how it works:

Cracow Klezmer Band
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES: A FAMILY CELEBRATION

Sunday, August 10, 2003, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90049
310/440-4500

Admission:
$8 General,
$6 Students and Seniors
Free to Members and Children under 12

Advance Tickets and Reservations: (323) 655-8587

Making their West Coast debut, the Cracow Klezmer Band (CKB) is considered to be the greatest Polish reinterpreter of the European klezmer tradition. CKB is considered to be the finest reinterpreter of the European klezmer tradition.
Enjoy a festive daylong program of international performances, food, and family fun.

August 15, 2003

Glenn Dickson, Medford, MA, Aug 15

Glenn Dickson, renowned clarinetist and bandleader of Shirim Klezmer Orchestra and Naftules 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 22, 2003

David Buchbinder, NYC, Aug 22

The DAVID BUCHBINDER SEXTET
New York debut
Friday, August 22, 2003


Festival of New Trumpet Music at

TONIC
107 Norfolk Street (between Delancey & Rivington)
(212) 358-7501
$10 cover, 1 drink minimum

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September 28, 2003

Arab-Jewish Peace Concert, NYC, Sep 28

Arab-Jewish Peace Concert

Sunday September 28th, 2003
9:00pm
Musical Director: Yoel Ben-Simhon

Join us for the Second Annual Arab-Jewish Peace Concert, featuring Jewish and Arab musicians committed to promoting peace and co-existence within and between our communities. The concert features performers of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian background from Morocco, Senegal, Israel, Egypt, Argentina, Lebanon, and the United States. In contrast to the violence of the past year, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the American war in Iraq, Storahtelling brings together a diverse community in a non-political setting, to invoke unity, acceptance, and the prevailing art forms of peace.

Performers include: Frank London (The Klezmatics), Basya Schechter (Pharoahs Daughter), Raquy Danziger, Yoel Ben-Simhon, Mor Dior Bamba, Rashid Halihal, George Mordechai, Hicham Chami, Emmanuel Mann, Sarah Oroeste, Rami El-Aasser, Osama Veadan, Osama Faruk, Tomer Tzur, Brian Gelfand, Dorit Konig, and others.

All tickets: $12 at the door At the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th St. (btw 8/9), NYC, NY

This is the first in a series of two peace concerts in 2003-2004 season that will facilitate dialogue, understanding, and peace between the Arab and Jewish communities through music and tradition.

October 1, 2003

Jewish Jazz, NYC, Oct 1

Steve BernsteinWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7 P.M.
JEWISH MUSIC IN JAZZTIME
With Steven Bernsteins Diaspora Soul, El Septeto Roberto
Rodriguez featuring David Krakauer, and Paul Shapiros
Midnight Minyan
Co-sponsored by the Young Friends of the Museum

Join us for a triple-bill jazz concert with Tzadik Records
recording artists Steven Bernstein, Roberto Juan Rodriguez,
and Paul Shapiro. This special event showcases some of the
most exciting and accessible Jewish music to emerge from
NYC in recent years. A jam session with performers from
all three bands closes the show.
Steven Bernstein has worked as musical director for Hal
Wilner, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, and leads several of
his own bands. Bernstein has released two albums with
Tzadik Records, Diaspora Soul and Diaspora Blues.

Roberto Juan Rodriguez plays regularly with Joe Jackson and
Marc Ribots Postizos. Rodriguezs Tzadik Records debut,
released in 2003, is El Danzon de Moises and features
clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer.

Paul Shapiro was a founding member of Brooklyn Funk
Essentials. Shapiros Tzadik Records debut in 2003 is
Midnight Minyan.

$15 adults, $12 members/seniors, $10 students, with
advanced reservation
($18, $15, $12 at the door)

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
tel: 212.945.0039
www.mjhnyc.org


For a radio article on the artists performing, check out the audio link for the "All Things Considered" profile discover.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.jhtml?prgDate=09/29/2003&prgId=2
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click to listen on "Jazz Gets a Jewish
Twist"


October 8, 2003

Cracow Klezmer, Boston, MA, Oct 8

band publicity photoThe Cracow Klezmer Band in Boston

CD-Release concert presenting Bereshit, the CKBs third CD on the John Zorns Tzadik label

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

Johnny Ds, 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 Ds, in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, presents first Bostons 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 9, 2003

Cracow Klezmer, NYC, Oct 9

band publicity photoThe Kaufman Center and the Polish Cultural Institute present Cracow Klezmer Band - An Ensemble with a New Approach based on the Klezmer Tradition Evoking an "Alluring Portrait of Eastern European Life and Culture"

CD-Release concert presenting Bereshit, the CKBs third CD on the John Zorns Tzadik label

Merkin Concert Hall on Thursday, October 9, at 8 pm
129 W. 67th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Thursday, October 9, 2003, at 8 pm

Tickets are $25; Call 212 5013330 or purchase online at www.kaufman-center.org

New York, NY, 9/23/03-- The Kaufman Center presents an evening with the critically acclaimed Polish ensemble, The Cracow Klezmer Band, on Thursday, October 9 at 8 PM in Merkin Concert Hall. One of the most creative and innovative music groups in Poland, The Cracow Klezmer Band, founded in 1997 by arranger and accordionist Jaroslaw Bester, will perform original compositions and improvisations based upon particular elements of klezmer tradition. In a recent concert review, The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, "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. Every composition whether exploring ebullient, age-old dance forms or investigating ancient cantorial melody painted an alluring portrait of Eastern European life and culture." The Cracow Klezmer Band is: Jaroslaw Bester, accordion; Jaroslaw Tyrala, violin; Oleg Dyyak, accordion, clarinet and percussion; and Wojciech Front, double bass.

Klezmatics CD release, NYC, Oct 9

The Klezmatics - Rise Up! CD Release Party

interesting picture of the band. trivial typeThursday, Oct 9, 2003 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Purchase Tickets Online
or call Tele-Charge 212-239-6200
Reservations: 212-539-8778

Tickets to events at Joe's Pub, located at 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th Street and Astor Place), can be purchased at The Public Theater box office Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00PM, to 7:30PM, Sunday and Monday from 1:00PM, to 6:00PM, or via Tele-charge, 212-239-6200, or online at www.Telecharge.com, unless otherwise noted. For dinner reservations, please call 212-539-8778, and for further show information please call 212-539-8770.

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October 13, 2003

Daniel Pearl Music Day, NYC, Oct 13

Feast of the Leviathan: From Chassidic Reggae to Avant-Garde Psalms. Celebration of Jewish Art organized by the Mima'amakim Journal, featuring published poets and writers, as well as Mattissyahu (King of Chassidic Reggae) and The Seth Nadel Band (Jewish Folk Rockers), drum circle and open mic. October 13th, 7 pm at Makor, 35 W 67th Street, $12 (complimentary copy of the journal included). This event is part of the Second Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day network. For more info email feast@mimaamakim.org.

Source: www.jewschool.com

October 19, 2003

Pharaoh's Daughter, Chicago, IL, Oct 19

Who: Pharaohs Daughter
What: Eclectic Jewish Middle Eastern Fusion
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo (South Loop)
When: 8:30 pm* Sunday, October 19, 2003 *1 hour after end of Simchat Torah
Admission: $10 in advance or for Spertus Institute members, $12 at the door

Advance tickets available at www.ticketweb.com, or at retail outlets: HotHouse, Rosenblums Judaica, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

KFAR Jewish Arts Center stimulates, promotes and produces the next generation of Jewish expression. Hebrew for village, KFAR builds community by igniting a symbiotic relationship between audiences and artists to give voice to new perspectives on our heritage and create an alternative conduit to Jewish culture. Visit www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543.

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

David Krakauer at Helsinki Klezmer Fest, Oct 25

Helsinki Klezmer Festival, the festival of traditional instrumental music of the Yiddish-speaking people is organized for the third time already in Finland. Savoy Theatre as its venue, the event aims to make klezmer music better known in general and to give people a possibility to get to know one of the Europes most interesting cultural traditions. Klezmer music has its roots in the medieval Europe, where the Jewish people of the Eastern Europe traveled from town to town in order to play in weddings and other events. By the end of the 18th century klezmer music had become a well-developed music style, gathering influences from the Jewish culture and from outside of it.

Nowadays klezmer music is played almost all around the world, but mostly in the United States and in Europe. Klezmer music is constantly evolving and mixing with other music styles such as jazz and pop music. In order for the style to survive it is still important that there are also bands trying to find out the origins of klezmer music and ways to maintain it as authentic as possible. The authenticity of the music will not bring back the culturally rich community that once lived in the Eastern Europe but will give the listeners a possibility to get a bit closer look at the life of the society that lived at that time.

Sat 25 October 2003 at 7 p.m.
David Krakauer Klezmer Madness! (United States)

Virtuoso clarinet player David Krakauer from New York is one of the most influential names in the new Klezmer music scene, blending contemporary jazz into his music.

The concerts will be performed at the Savoy Theatre (Kasarmikatu 46-48). In addition to concerts the program of Helsinki Klezmer Festival will include evening clubs that are held at Kunsthalle Helsinki (Nervanderinkatu 3) right after the music performances.

Freilach mit Kneidlach will be the house band in the evening clubs.

More information at: www.popzoo.fi/klezmer

November 13, 2003

Hasidic New Wave, NYC, Nov 13

At SATALLA - The Temple of World Music: in Manhattan

Thurs., Nov. 13th 10 pm & midnight $10
HASIDIC NEW WAVE & YAKAR RHYTHMS
- Frank London & Greg Wall's psychedelic Jewish Jazz group meet Alioune
Faye's Senegalese Sabar ensemble for a night of Afro-Semitic sonic
explorations.
- The Hasidic New Wave start with traditional Hasidic nigunim -
spiritual melodies - as a foundation for searing improvisations; Yakar
Rhythms are the top Senegalese Sabar drummers in NYC and have played
with everyone from Youssou N'dour to Stevie Wonder. Together, they have
toured internationally and were highlight at last year's Montreal Jazz
Festival. The two groups perform music from their CD, "From the Belly of

November 15, 2003

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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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

December 2, 2003

Frank London & SoCalled, NYC, Dec 2

Tues., Dec, 2nd 10pm $10
SoCalled & FRANK LONDON
- Freeform Hip Hop Gypsy Klezmer jam with Klezmatics trumpeter Frank
London and Hip-Hop Khassene's DJ SoCalled. The brotherhood of
bass-tastic brass-tactic boombastics, down to brass tack-tics.
Eastern-European Klezmer techno jam: come shake your booty to a brass
band getting Beat up.
- Guests Aaron Alexander, Ori Kaplan, Ron Caswell, and more...

December 24, 2003

Hasidic New Wave, Makor, NYC, Dec 24

Makor Open House
Christmas Eve / Hanukkah Blowout Party
Hasidic New Wave

When five downtown New York improvisers with deep roots in the jazz tradition embrace the Hasidic musical legacy and the scintillating rhythms of the Holy Land, a new voice emerges. Blending together an intense mixture of ethnic and cosmopolitan sounds, Hasidic New Wave fuses spiritual songs from Hasidic dynasties to funk and jazz, Arabic dances with avant-garde rock. HNW alternates ecstatic and meditative performances, imbued with joy and passion. Join leaders Frank London (The Klezmatics) and Greg Wall their all-star band for this sixth-night-of-Hanukkah celebration.

Open Bar!


Date & Time: Wed, Dec 24, 2003, 8:00pm
Location: Makor, 92St. Y,
West Side at 35 West 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
Price: $35.00 All Sections

December 28, 2003

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, Dec 28

Bostons "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 30, 2003

Frank London Klezmer Brass AllStars, NYC, Dec 30

Tues., Dec. 30th 8pm, 10pm & 12midnight $15
FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS ALLSTARS plus SPECIAL GUESTS

Late night jam with FLKBAS and DJ SoCalled
at a brand new joing: SATALLA
37 West 26th St.
(6th/Broadway)
212.576.1155

- photos are at www.franklondon.com
- A big klezmer party with "Di Shikere Kapelye" (The Inebriated
Orchestra,) featuring the best klezmer brass players from around the
world throwing down Balkan - Jewish brass band style. Featuring
Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London and his posse: Philadelphia's Susan
Watts Hoffman (KlezMs), London's Merlin Shepherd, Austin's Mark Rubin
(Bad Livers), Curtis Hasselbring (Golem), David Licht (Klezmatics,
Shockabilly), Matt Darriau (Ballin the Paradox - matics) and a who's
who' of special guests from the international klez scene, all in town
for this insane blow-out. On their first recording they channeled the
legendary "Di Shikere Kapelye" (The Inebriated Orchestra,) and then
blasted the roof off with Boban Markovic's Orkestar and Cairo's
Hassaballa Brass Band on "Brotherhood of Brass."

January 11, 2004

Jewish/World Music Showcase, NYC, Jan 11

Jewish/World Music Showcase at APAP 2004
Sunday January 11, 2004
Beginning at 4:00pm
NY Hilton Hotel Concourse F (one level below the lobby)

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January 14, 2004

Phil Kline, NYC, Jan 20

c a n t a l o u p e m u s i c,
the record label created by the founders of Bang on a Can,

presents a special performance of

Phil Kline's ZIPPO SONGS
Protest Music for 2004...A deeply moving, intense look at the poetry that
American GIs inscribed on
their lighters in Vietnam. Plus, songs on texts by Donald Rumsfeld.

at Joe's Pub
Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30 pm

Concert coincides with the 1/13/04 release date of the "Zippo Songs" CD on
Cantaloupe (CA21019), which is already making waves across the country

Admission: $15
Tele-Charge: 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.: 212-539-8770 or
http://www.joespub.com/">www.joespub.com
Dinner reservations: 212-539-8778

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January 30, 2004

Naftule's Dream, Boston, Jan 30

Naftules 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.

Naftules 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.

"(Naftules Dream) stretch the limits of densely composed and then freely jammed-out music of deep emotional resonance. Its 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: Naftules 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 21, 2004

Klezmatics, Charleston, WV, Feb 21

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

February 22, 2004

Klezmatics, Charlottesville, VA, Feb 22

Klezmatics
Sunday, February 22
Live Arts presented by the Prism Coffeehouse
Charlottesville, VA
www.theprism.org

February 23, 2004

Klezmatics, Washington, DC, Feb 23

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

March 6, 2004

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Chicago, IL, Mar 6

band

Celebrate Purim with funky esoteric space klezmer
by The Rabbinical School Dropouts
When: 8:30 pm Saturday, March 6, 2004
Where: Lakeside Congregation, 1221 County Line, Highland Park.
Tickets: $15 at the door $12 in advance
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543

March 7, 2004

Rabbinical School Dropouts celebrate Purim, Chicago, IL, Mar 7

band

The Rabbinical School Dropouts
When: 8:00 pm Sunday, March 7, 2004
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo, Chicago
Tickets: $15 at the door $12 in advance
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543

March 20, 2004

David Krakauer @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 20

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Tickets on sale March 1 BRJCC members.
March 4 general public. Call today for a brochure!

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!
with guest DJ So-Called

Saturday, March 20, 8:00pm
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley
$20-$25

Jazz and klezmer collide in a dazzling display of clarinet virtuosity spiced with hip hop.

March 24, 2004

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, Mar 24

The church at the end of the alley, decent punk typeNaftules Dream CD Release Party for "Live in Florence" at Ryles March 24

Naftules Dream will celebrate the release of their latest CD, "Live in Florence" (Innova) with a performance at Ryles 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 Naftules Dream before a packed house in Italy at the end of a European tour and documents the bands 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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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 15, 2004

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

BARDS 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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May 6, 2004

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 19, 2004

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.

June 10, 2004

Rashanim, Naftule's Dream, NYC, Jun 10

Tzadik Records artists Rashanim and Naftule's Dream perform on June 10 at 8pm as part of Makor's Crakow Festival

Thu, Jun 10, 2004, 8:00pm
$15
Makor Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street
(between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
Subway: 2/3 to 72nd Street, 1/9 to 66th Street

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June 12, 2004

Klezfest, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 12-16

KLEZFEST ST. PETERSBURG 2004

The Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St.
Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2004,"
an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern
European Jewry, to be held June 12-16, 2004 in St. Petersburg,
Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg via fax at (+7-812) 314-5117, or e-mail Alexander Frenkel.

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April 2, 2005

Alicia Svigals tribute, NYC, Apr 2

svigals singingSaturday, April 2, 2005, 9:00pm

BAMcafe Tribute to Alicia Svigals

The first show of BAMCafe's Too Cool For Shul series. Featuring special guests including singer Adrienne Cooper and clarinet superstar David Krakauer! On the bill: Alicia's Klezmer Rock Project (Alan Watsky, Jay Granelli, Aaron Alexander), her duo with Canadian jazz keyboard virtuoso Marilyn Lerner, a traditional fiddle band roots set w/fiddler Rohan Gregory, and a quartet with Krakauer, electronic violist Martha Mooke and tango bassist Pablo Aslan. The quartet will perform new works, including Rocketekiya, an Osvaldo Golijov composition originally commissioned for them. Documentary filmmaker Judith Helfand (Blue Vinyl, A Healthy Baby Girl) will be MC/interlocuter for the evening.

BAMcafe
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street
9pm
Admission: FREE w/$10 food/drink minimum

April 13, 2005

Richard Teitelbaum: Z'vi, NYC, Apr 13

Wednesday, April 13, 8 p.m.
At the Center for Jewish History,
15 West 16th Street, New York City.

'Avant-premiere' of Z'vi, an opera-in-progress by Richard Teitelbaum. It is based on the true story of Shabbetai Z'vi, a 17th-century rabbi in the Ottoman Empire who was widely hailed throughout Europe and the Middle East as the Messiah. After adopting Islam in addition to Judaism, he went on to develop a syncretic faith and practice incorporating elements of both religions. The opera explores issues of cross-cultural engagement, tolerance, dialog, and understanding. Performers include: Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson (tenor), Omar Faruk Tekbilek (ney, voice, zurna, percussion), David Krakauer (clarinet, bass clarinet), Richard Teitelbaum (sampling keyboard) and others.

More information is available at (917)606-8200 (phone)
www.cjh.org/pdf/april13.pdf.

April 17, 2005

Frank London and Party, NYC, Apr 17

Proud to be part of the celebration
The Birth of The Stone
A New Artists' Space in the East Village

4/17 Sunday 10 pm Frank London and Party

Playing music from his Tzadik releases "Scientist At Work", "Invocations", and the upcoming "Hazonos", trumpeter Frank London and special guests will celebrate The Stone's opening with compositions and improvisations ancient to the future, music that is at turns meditative introspective and celebratory exuberant.

Frank London - trumpet
Anthony Coleman - piano & harmonium
Ken Filiano - bass
Newman Baker - percussion

THE STONE is located at the corner of avenue C and 2nd street
ADMISSION $10 per set
students 13 to 19 admitted half price, children 12 and under free
there are no advance ticket sales all admissions are at the door prior to each performance

for more info go to:

www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

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April 20, 2005

Anthony Coleman, NYC, Apr 20

Proud to be part of the celebration
The Birth of The Stone
A New Artists' Space in the East Village

4/20 Wednesday 8 pm

Anthony Coleman Chamber Music
Anthony Coleman (piano) Doug Wieselman (clarinet, sax, guitar) Jim Pugliese (percussion) Marco Cappelli (guitar)
Music from upcoming Tzadik Composers Series CD, hopefully including a new piece...

for more info go to:

www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

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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

Aaron Alexander New Klezmer Quintet, NYC, May 1

Sunday, May 1st- Aaron Alexander's New Klezmer Quintet, featuring music from his latest release on TZADIK records, "Midrash MishMosh"

with Michael Winograd - clarinet
Alex Kontorovich - tenor sax
J. Granelli - bass
Jay Vilnai - guitar
Michael Sarin - snare drum
Aaron Alexander - poyk

at Tribeca Shul -- two sets at 10AM & 12:30PM
67 Hudson Street / 1 Jay St.
tel: 212.608.0555

May 11, 2005

Vampire Suit, Greg Wall's Later Prophets, NYC, May 11

Vampire Suit is very proud to be part of a special new Jewish music bill, featured alongside Greg Walls' Later Prophets. The performance will take place at Makor, 35 W. 67th St., on Thursday, May 11th, at 9:30pm (Later Prophets at 8:00pm). Tickets are $12 in advance/students at the door, $15 at the door.

www.makor.com

May 25, 2005

Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman & the Young Philadelphians, NYC, May 25

The Young Philadelphians: Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman, Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Calvin Weston at 8pm & 10pm, $12 per set With Anthony Coleman (keyboard / piano), Marc Ribot (guitar), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) & Calvin Weston (drums). Four professional, harmelodic noise improvisers with an uncommon love of Philly soul and hard groove. Sometimes backing, sometimes fronting, sometimes ignoring, but always rockin' the house. Forever young, forever Philadelphian, forever fixated on the moment before dance went digital. Ladies and Gentlemen... the hardest working men inn punk/funk/soul/noise: The Young Philadelphians!!!

TONIC
107 Norfolk Street
(Between Delancey & Rivington)
212-358-7501
www.tonicnyc.com

June 20, 2005

Rashanim, Marc Ribot, NYC, Jun 20

Guitar night at the Stone!
Monday June 20 2005, 8pm
THE STONE
Avenue C & 2nd St.
Rashanim 8:00pm
Marc Ribot solo 10:00pm
$10 per set

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June 22, 2005

Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Double Bill:

Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh &
Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at Knitting Factory, Tap Bar,
74 Leonard Street
June 22, 2005. 7:30PM - 9:30PM
$12 at the door
tel: 212 219 3006
www.knittingfactory.com

September 12, 2005

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 14, 2005

Krakauer, SoCalled, NYC, Sep 14

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness! & dj Socalled play CMJ

Nublu
62 Avenue C - between 4th & 5th Streets

10pm; Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information visit www.cmj.com/marathon or www.nublu.net

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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)

September 18, 2005

Krakauer, Borts, Klez Dispensers, NYC, Sep 18

Sunday the 18th, the Klez Dispensers play Lincoln Center's, Damrosch Park!!! It's free and the party starts at 6 PM. Also appearing: klezmer legend David Krakauer, yiddish legend Joanne Borts, and many other klezmer/yiddish legends. Not to be missed!

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Sep 18

Sunday 18th September 6pm – 1am
Oi Va Voi and friends present
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

After their third successive roadblock, Radio Gagarin is back with the latest in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer mash-ups at the NHAC.

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.

www.yadarts.com

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September 24, 2005

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 30, 2005

Jay Vilnai & Vampire Suite, Brooklyn, NY, Sep 30

After a long summer spent composing and arranging new music, Jay Vilnai will once again take over Barbes with his Vampire Suit and with a brand new project ­ The Ethnoeccentric String Trio. The evening will commence at 7:00pm at Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn, on September 30th, 2005.

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November 19, 2005

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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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 23, 2005

Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh, Brooklyn, NYC, Dec 23

Midrash Mish Mosh double bill with Judith Berkson's East River Orchestra at
Barbes
376 9th St, Brooklyn NY
Dec. 23

8PM - Judith Berkson's East River Orchestra
10PM - Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh

featuring
ERO: Judith Berkson, AK, Ben Holmes, Jacob Garchik, Ron Caswell, Brandon Seabrook, and Dan Weiss
MMM: Aaron Alexander, Greg Wall, AK, Ben Holmes, Jacob Garchik, Jay Vilnai, and David Licht


www.barbesbrooklyn.com

December 26, 2005

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Encinitas, CA, Dec 26

The Rabbinical School Dropouts will be performing 2 concerts, Dec. 26 and Dec 27th, at the Quail Botanical Gardens Garden of Lights in Encinitas, CA. Enjoy klezmer originals from their Tzadik release Cosmic Tree, as well as traditional standards in one of Californias most beautiful locations. Each night will feature 2 sets of klezmer music, and the concerts are both from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for non-members of the Gardens, $4 for members, and $2 for children under 12. You can reach the Garden at qbgardens.com and at 760.436.3036 x206. The Quail Botanical Gardens are located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA

December 27, 2005

Rabbinical School Dropouts, Encinitas, CA, Dec 27

The Rabbinical School Dropouts will be performing 2 concerts, Dec. 26 and Dec 27th, at the Quail Botanical Gardens Garden of Lights in Encinitas, CA. Enjoy klezmer originals from their Tzadik release Cosmic Tree, as well as traditional standards in one of Californias most beautiful locations. Each night will feature 2 sets of klezmer music, and the concerts are both from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for non-members of the Gardens, $4 for members, and $2 for children under 12. You can reach the Garden at qbgardens.com and at 760.436.3036 x206. The Quail Botanical Gardens are located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas CA

December 29, 2005

Sephardic Music Festival, NYC, Dec 24-31

festival posterDecember 29th
Sephardic Music Festival
Anthony Coleman's Sephardic Tinge (8pm)
dj handler (b/w sets)
Uri Caine, Ben Perowsky & guests (10pm)
@ Tonic
8pm / $12 - 10pm / $12
107 Norfolk st
b/w Delancy & Rivington st
www.modularmoods.com/smf/29th.html

For further information, contact:
Erez a.k.a. dj handler
Barzilai Productions
718.290.5372
E-mail dj handler
www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

December 31, 2005

Sephardic Music Festival, NYC, Dec 24-31

festival posterDecember 31st
Sephardic Music Festival
closing night; NYE Party! DJ Shotnez & dj handler of Balagan Boogaloo @ Makor all night / $65 (adv) or $75 (door) 35 West 67th st b/w Central Park West and Columbus Ave
www.modularmoods.com/smf/31st.html

For further information, contact:
Erez a.k.a. dj handler
Barzilai Productions
718.290.5372
E-mail dj handler
www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

January 20, 2006

Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Jan 20

The Tradition Continues on the Lower East Side: Experimental Music and the American Jewish Imaginary in 1990s New York City

Tamar Barzel (Wellesley College)
Respondent: Jonathan Freedman (University of Michigan)

Friday, January 20
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY


For information on this or other events of the Jewish Music Forum, please see the website: www.jewishmusicforum.org, call 212-294-8328 or email the Jewish Music Forum.

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February 5, 2006

Kane Street Klezfest, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 5

band photoSunday February 5th
Kane Street Family KlezFest, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn NY
2 pm featuring:
Metropolitan Klezmer, Golem
and guest artist & soloist David Krakauer

Tickets: $20 adults/$10 kids 13+ under
Fantastic triple bill, wonderful acoustics
In a beautiful 150-year-old sanctuary building
Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane St btw Court & Clinton St's, Bklyn
Info: www.kanestreet.org or 718-875-1550 >

February 23, 2006

Rashanim, NYC, Feb 23

band photoRashanim performs at The Stone
Thursday February 23, 2006
10pm

Rashanim returns to The Stone for a set of music recently described by NPR's
Liane Hansen as "Dick Dale [playing] the music at your bar mitzvah." The Jewish
Power Trio is fresh off a six-country European tour following the release of
'Masada Rock,' their second full-length release on John Zorn's Tzadik Records.
Rashanim features Jon Madof (guitar), Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass), and
Mathias Kunzli (drums).

The Stone
artistic director John Zorn
Corner of Ave. C & 2nd St.

$10 per set
students 13 to 19 admitted half price
children 12 and under free

March 7, 2006

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor debuts, NYC, Mar 7

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

MAKOR March 7th, 2006: 9:30pm
New York, NY: Makor (35 West 67th street)
Beginning at 9:30pm the evening will include the premiere performance of Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor.

Tickets are $12 online or at the door. Call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 or visit www.makor.org for more information and online ticket purchase.

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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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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 23, 2006

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor, NYC, Apr 23

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

The Knitting Factory, in the Old Office:
74 Leonard St., NYC
Sunday, April 23, 6:30pm

Tickets are $8 in advance and at the door.
212.219.3132
www.knittingfactory.com

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April 25, 2006

Bang on a Can benefit, NYC, Apr 25

benefit logo
BIG BENEFIT BASH, BANQUET & CONCERT
honoring JOSEPH V. MELILLO Executive Producer of The Brooklyn Academy of Music
featuring performances by LAURIE ANDERSON, DON BYRON, SUSAN MARSHALL & COMPANY, and the BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2006
Angel Orensanz Foundation 172 Norfolk Street (just below Houston)
6 PM Cocktails and Dinner
8-10:30 PM Cocktails and Concert

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July 12, 2006

Vjola Contraband, NYC, Jul 12

Vjola Contraband
Wednesday July 12 at 9:30 PM
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

$15.00

Tickets available at The Public Theater box office or through Telecharge:
http://www.telecharge.com or 212.239.6200 .

http://www.joespub.com

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September 6, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, San Francisco, CA, Sep 6

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
San Francisco
Wed September 6th, 8.30 pm
Rasselas Jazz Club
1534 Fillmore Street near Geary
www.rasselasjazzclub.com

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September 7, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Ashland, OR, Sep 7

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Ashland (OR)
Thu September 7th, 7.30 pm
JCC of Ashland

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September 8, 2006

Charming Hostess w/Fred Frith and more, Oakland, CA, Sep 8

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Friday 8 September
8 PM
with Fred Frith, Yuka Honda and eRikm
(AMAZING, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PEOPLE)
Mills College Concert Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland

September 9, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Berkeley, CA, Sep 9

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Berkeley, CA
Sat September 9th, 7:30 pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison Street
between Shattuck and Milvia
www.jewishmusicfestival.org
Info at 510/ 848 0237

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September 10, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Berkeley, CA, Sep 9

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Santa Cruz, CA
Sun September 10th, 7:30 pm
Cayuga Vault
1100 Soquel Avenue
www.cayugavault.com

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September 13, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, NYC, Sep 13

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
New York City
Wed September 13th, 8 pm
Jewish Heritage Museum
Oyhoo - Festival of Jewish Heritage

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September 14, 2006

Charming Hostess, Berkeley, CA, Sep 14

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Thursday 14 September
6:30 PM
Talking and singing about Walter Benjamin
Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street
Berkeley

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Knoxville, TN, Sep 14

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Knoxville, TN
Thu September 14th, 8 pm
Performing Arts and Lecture Series
Universalist Church
2931 Kingston Pike

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Edom, NYC, Sep 14

Eyal Maoz's Edom
Thursday Sept 14 at 10pm. No cover

Zebulon Cafe Concert
258 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg. Brooklyn
B/w N.3rd + Metropolitan

www.zebuloncafemusic.com

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September 15, 2006

Paul Brody's Sadawi, Chicago, IL, Sep 15

band photoPaul Brody's Sadawi
Chicago, IL
Fri September 15th
$10 / 9pm
Chicago World Music Festival
Cassidy Theater

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September 30, 2006

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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December 24, 2006

Rashanim, Frantic Turtle, NYC, Dec 24

Frantic Turtle and Rashanim: the Lonely Avantgarde Jew on Christmas

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York NY
6pm
All info: upcoming.org/event/129939

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

February 8, 2007

Dialectics of Distortion, NYC, Feb 8

Dialectics of Distortion
The New Jewish Avant-garde

Thursday Feb 8th, 7.30pm
Frantic Turtle, Plain Hex, and special guests.
Exploring the logic of distortions: in poetry, jazz, and theater.

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery b/n Houston and Bleecker
$6

For more info: www.myspace.com/franticturtle
www.yoshiefruchter.com

March 1, 2007

Bang on a Can All-Stars w/Meredith Monk, NYC, Mar 1

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS with special guest MEREDITH MONK
The 2007 Peoples Commissioning Fund (PCF) Concert
Thursday, March 1, at 8pm
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 day of show - get 'em now!:
click here to buy tickets

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March 22, 2007

Edom, NYC, Mar 22, 2007

Concert - EDOM - Thursday, March 22, 8 pm

Edom brings its innovative fusion of avant-garde jazz and Israeli Jewish music to the Museum for a one-night only concert in conjunction with the Dateline Israel exhibition. Edom is led by Israeli-born, composer/guitarist Eyal Maoz, and features Brian Marsella on organ, Shanir Blumenkranz on bass, and Yuval Lion on drums. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 2005 by John Zorn's Tzadik Label as part of its Radical Jewish Culture series and has performed at the 2006 Montreal Jazz Festival.

Tickets: $15 general public; $12 students/over 65; $10 Jewish Museum members

The Jewish Museum
Tel: 212-423-3298
www.thejewishmuseum.org

March 29, 2007

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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April 1, 2007

Carmen Staaf Quintet, Ben Goldberg, NYC, Apr 1

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/1 Sunday
8 pm
The Carmen Staaf Quintet
Carmen Staaf (piano) Dana Sandler (voice) Dan Blake (tenor sax, soprano sax)
Kendall Eddy (bass) Austin McMahon (drums)
The NYC debut of the Carmen Staaf Quintet will feature Latin-jazz-influenced originals, new takes on swing and bebop tunes, free conversations and other explorations.

10 pm
Ben Goldberg: New Music for Quintet
Carla Kihlstedt (violin) Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone) Devin Hoff (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Ben Goldberg (clarinet, composition)
angle and particle.

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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April 3, 2007

Olivier Manchon's Orchestre de Chambre Miniature+Teletextile, NYC, Apr 3

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/3 Tuesday 8 pm
Olivier Manchon's Orchestre de Chambre Miniature
Olivier Manchon (violin) John Ellis (clarinet, sax) Alan Hampton (bass) Beth Meyers (viola) Christopher Hoffman (cello)

10 pm
Teletextile
Pamela Martinez (violin, vocals, piano) Brian Hamilton (piano, keyboards) John Somers (guitar, electronics)
Textural Instrumentals and Visceral songs, www.teletextile.com

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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April 4, 2007

Violin-Clarinet Multi-Night+Mawwal, NYC, Apr 4

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/4 Wednesday
8 pm
Mawwal
Jim Matus (vocals, laouto, saz) Jill O達rien (vocals) Joe O達rien (bass, vocals) Mike Keys (drums) Bill Buchen (tabla, percussion)
Record release party for MAWWAL担 new CD 釘lack Flies� on Ancient Record. MAWWAL (formerly PARANOISE) performs original World Fusion and arrangements of traditional Middle Eastern music in what has been called 殿 new genre� by Progression Magazine.

10 pm
Violin-Clarinet Multi-Night
Mari Kimura (violin) Kinan Azmeh (clarinet)
multi-cultural, multi-media duos and solos

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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April 5, 2007

Steve Sandberg and friends+KJ Denhert-Lucky7 CD Release, NYC, Apr 5

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/5 Thursday
8 pm
KJ Denhert有ucky 7, The New CD Concert
KJ Denhert (guitar, vocals, songwriter) Mamdou Ba (bass) Ray Levier (drums) ATN (keys) plus special guests from the CD!
Urban folk and jazz artist KJ Denhert makes her first NY appearance in 2007 with a brand new CD called Lucky 7. All CDs one night only to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of KJ痴 label and her seventh release

10 pm
Steve Sandberg and friends
Steve Sandberg (voice)
Spoken word, raga-influenced vocals, breath-controlled keyboard, loops plus friends tba - "music from a country I've never been to but always wanted to visit."
www.myspace.com/stevesandberg

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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April 6, 2007

Ivan Milev Band+Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra, NYC, Apr 6

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/6 Friday
8 pm
Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra
Noriko Ueda (composition, bass) 16 piece band

10 pm
Ivan Milev Band
Ivan Milev (accordion) Entcho Todorov (violin) Maria Koleva (vocals) Panagiotis Andreou (bass) Vasko Angelov (guitar) Seido Salifovski (drums)
Monster accordionist Ivan Milev and his band perform Bulgarian-Balkan folk music. Check out: myspace.com/ivanmilev

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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April 7, 2007

John Zorn, Apr 7

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/7 Saturday
8 pm
John Zorn Improv Night / Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Erik Friedlander (cello) Okkyung Lee (cello) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion) and many surprise guests
Come out and support The Stone! TWENTY DOLLARS

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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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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Pablo Aslan+Matt Glaser Quintet, Apr 8

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/8 Sunday
8 pm
Songs Your Grandmother Might Know, If Your Grandmother is Hip: The Matt Glaser Quintet.
Matt Glaser (violin) Matt Munisteri (guitar) Sonny Barbato (accordion) Heather Masse (vocal) Jim Whitney (bass)

10 pm
Pablo Aslan's "Anda Cantale"
Pablo Aslan (bass)and his ensemble
The Argentine bassist explores the repertoire of the great tango singer Carlos Gardel.

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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April 10, 2007

Michael Winograd's Infection + Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor, Apr 10

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/10 Tuesday
8 pm
Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor
Aaron Alexander (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo) Reuben Radding (bass) Alex Kontorovich (clarinet, sax, compositions)
All original music from Kontorovich (sideman to Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars and Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh) mixes downtown klezmer, jazz, and other influences.

10 pm
Michael Winograd's Infection
Michael Winograd, Jessica Lurie, Petr Cancura, Jeremy Udden (reeds) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Jon Singer (xylophone) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Jorge Roeder (bass) Jason Nazary (drums) Patrick Farrell (accordion) Frank London (trumpet)

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April 11, 2007

Alicia Svigals + Michael Winograd's Klezmer Ensemble, Apr 11

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/11 Wednesday
8 pm
Michael Winograd's Klezmer Ensemble
Michael Winograd (clarinet, alto clarinet) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) Joey Weisenberg (mandolin) Nick Cudahy (bass) Richie Barshay (percussion)

10 pm
Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendorfer, with special guest Iliya Magalnyk / Stone Benefit
Alicia Svigals (violin) Uli Geissendorfer (piano) Iliya Magalnyk (accordion)
Musicians from three points on the globe take a sidelong look at klezmer.

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April 12, 2007

Susan Watts + Michael Winograd's Klezmer Ensemble, Apr 12

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/12 Thursday
8 pm
Ghetto Tango
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Zalmen Mlotek (piano)
Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek bring electrifying theatricality to the unknown satiric, down and dirty, and heartbroken repertoire of World War II European Jewish cabarets庸rom Yiddish to Weill & Eisler.

10 pm
Socalled and guests
Socalled (accordion, mpc, melodica, piano, vocals) Susan Hoffman-Watts (trumpet) Allen Watsky (guitar, bass) Micheael Winograd (clarinet) and Special Guests.
Josh Dolgin aka Socalled and his rag tag group of friends, will raise the Stone's roof with a klez-funk party unlike anything else. www.socalledmusic.com

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April 13, 2007

Cynthia Hilts & Lyric Fury + Lily While & Follicle, Apr 13

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/13 Friday
8 pm
Lily White and Follicle
Lily White (saxes) Rob Garcia (drums) Greg Jones (bass)
Crazy music from the mind of saxophonist Lily White in her most compact group yet. www.lilywhitemusic.com

10 pm
Cynthia Hilts & Lyric Fury
Cynthia Hilts (composer, piano, voice) Jack Walrath (trumpet) Lily White
(tenor and alto sax) Lisa Parrott
(baritone and soprano sax) Debra Weisz
(trombone) Martha Colby (cello) Ratzo Harris (bass) Gene Jackson (drums)
New jazz that nods at the traditions,swings like hell and searches the deepest harmonic zones. Howls and lullabies, ice and predators are all in there, the perfect answer to a listener's natural raving desire for organic and furious lyricism.

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April 15, 2007

Mini Rabson & Bruno Raberg + Ingrid Jensen Quartet, Apr 15

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/15 Sunday
8 pm
Mimi Rabson and Bruno Raberg
Mimi Rabson (violin) Bruno Raberg (bass)
Compositional Improvisation and Improvised Compositons

10 pm
The Ingrid Jensen Quartet
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet and electronics) and band

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April 17, 2007

Quartetto Cui Bono + Greg Wall's Later Prophets, NYC, Apr 17

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/17 Tuesday
8 pm
Greg Wall's Later Prophets
Greg Wall (saxophones) Shai Bachar (keyboards) David Richards (bass) Aaron Alexander (drums)
Simultaneously Straddling the Gates of the Ancient and the Avant-garde….

10 pm
Quartetto Cui Bono
Art Bailey (accordion, piano) Peter Van Huffel (sax) Ernesto Cervini (drums) Michael Bates (bass) special guest Alicia Svigals (violin)
An evening of new music.

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April 18, 2007

Stephane Wrembel + Mark Sganga, NYC, Apr 18

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/18 Wednesday
8 pm
Mark Sganga and Friends
Mark Sganga (guitar) and friends
Acoustic improvisations with a Brazilian accent. www.marksganga.com

10 pm
Stephane Wrembel Acoustic
Stephane Wrembel (guitar) Jared Engel (bass) David Langlois (washboard)
Monster Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his band perform the music of Django Reinhardt in their own special way, blended with compositions and colors from India and Africa; each show is a different trip! www.stephanewrembel.com

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April 19, 2007

Michael Winograd Quintet + Bangalore Breakdown, NYC, Apr 19

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/19 Thursday
8 pm
Michael Winograd Quintet
Michael Winograd (clarinet, alto clarinet) Kristin Slipp (voice) David Bryant (casio keyboards) Michael Bates (bass) Michael Evans (drums)

10 pm
Bangalore Breakdown
Uli Geissendoerfer (piano, keys, percussion) Premik Russel Tubbs (sax, flute, windsynth) Gino Sitson (vocals) Beat Kaestli (vocals) Steve Sandberg (leadsynth, vocals) Naren Budhakar (tabla) Gilad Dobrecky (percussion) Nathan Peck (bass) Lev Zhurbin (viola)

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April 20, 2007

Juanito Pascual + Stephane Wrembel, NYC, Apr 20

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/20 Friday
8 pm
Juanito Pascual and Friends
Jonathan "Juanito" Pascual (flamenco guitar) Rohan Gregory (violin) Stan Strickland (flute, soprano sax, vocals) Jerry Leake (world percussion).
Flamenco guitar virtuoso Jonathan "Juanito" Pascual presents an evening of original flamenco music and beyond, with his quartet featuring 3 of the East Coast's finest improvisational and world-music players. "One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years" -National Public Radio jpascual.com

10 pm
Stephane Wrembel Electric
Stephane Wrembel (guitar) Jared Engel (bass) Mathias Bublath (organ) Julien Augier (drums)
Monster Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his new electric band presents the music of Django Reinhardt and his compositions in a totally new way, blending their unique Gypsy jazz touch with a psychedelic world rock sound. www.stephanewrembel.com

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April 21, 2007

Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh + Jessica Lurie Ensemble, NYC, Apr 21

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/21 Saturday
8 pm
Jessica Lurie Ensemble
Jessica Lurie (sax, accordion, vocals) Erik Deutsch (piano, electric keyboard) Brandon Seabrook (banjo, guitar) Todd Sickafoose (bass) Marc Dalio (drums)

10 pm
Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh
Aaron Alexander (drums) David Licht (drums) Fima Ephron (bass) Jay Vilnai (guitar) Alex Kontorovich (clarinet) Greg Wall (tenor sax, clarinet) Rob Henke (trumpet) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone)

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April 22, 2007

Edison Woods + Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil, NYC, Apr 22

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/22 Sunday
8 pm
Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil
Susan Pereira (vocals, piano, percussion), Vanderlei Pereira (drums), Rodrigo Ursaia (sax, flute), Cliff Korman (piano), Itaiguara (bass)

10 pm
Edison Woods
"Truly beautiful, slowly meandering soundscapes… A beautiful voice and a talent for melodies."—Rolling Stone
Strange, haunting, and romantic, Edison Woods revels in luscious, sad songs. Singer Julia Frodahl’s heavenly vocals layered on the bands’ moody chamber pop create “a beautiful cross between the sounds of Elysian Fields and the sentiments of David Lynch” (Flavorpill NYC). Live, their musical passages, spoken word, and discreet gestures sweep the audience into their dreamlike world. www.edisonwoods.net

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April 24, 2007

Lisa Parrott Trio + Martha Mooke's Viola X-Treme, NYC, Apr 24

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/24 Tuesday
8 pm
Martha Mooke's Viola X-Treme
Martha Mooke (electric violas/violins) Randolph A. Hudson, III (electric guitars) Jim Mussen (electronic drums)
Music for Strings, Percussion and … Rollover Bartok! Support the future of music at The Stone!

10 pm
The Lisa Parrott Trio
Lisa Parrott (saxophones) Chris Lightcap (double bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
Lisa & Chris have been performing in NY together for over 10 years, playing harmolodic inspired original improvised music. Their Stone debut! www.parrottmusic.com

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April 25, 2007

Adrienne Cooper + Sheryl Bailey 3, NYC, Apr 25

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/25 Wednesday
8 pm
The Sheryl Bailey 3
Sheryl Bailey (guitar/pen) Brian Charette (organ) Shingo Okudairu (drums)
The Sheryl Bailey 3 carries on the tradition of the Hammond B3/Guitar trio into modernity with a contemporary harmonic approach and a captivating pulse.

10 pm
Adrienne Cooper, Friends and Relations
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Michael Winograd (clarinet, piano) Dan Blacksberg (trombone)
Vocalist Adrienne Cooper is joined by clarinetist Michael Winograd, trombonist Dan Blacksberg, Yiddish Princess Sarah Gordon and others for an intergenerational Yiddish intervention.

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April 26, 2007

John Zorn to receive William Schuman Award, NYC, Apr 26

Columbia University School of the Arts announces that

JOHN ZORN
is the 2007 recipient of the William Schuman Award

Columbia's MILLER THEATRE hosts concert and award ceremony
Thursday, April 26, 8:00PM

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Percussia + Lerner/Alexander Quartet, NYC, Apr 26

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/26 Thursday
8 pm
Lerner/Alexander Quartet
Marilyn Lerner (piano) Aaron Alexander (drums) Greg Wall (sax) Jim Guttmann (bass)
Premiere performance of this all-star jazz/jewish ensemble…

10 pm
Percussia
Ingrid Gordon (xylophone, marimba, percussion) Ljova (viola) Demetrius Spaneas (reeds) and others
This unlikely instrument combination cooks up a set of xylo-powered, wind-driven world fusion featuring tunes by überviolist Ljova, along with assorted balkan and klez faves.

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April 27, 2007

Cooper/Lerner + Svigals/Lerner, NYC, Apr 27

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/27 Friday
8 pm
Alicia Svigals and Marilyn Lerner: Klezmer Unfettered
Alicia Svigals (violin) Marilyn Lerner (piano)
Alicia Svigals is klezmer's most celebrated violinist; Marilyn Lerner is a jazz keyboard virtuoso who resides in Canada. They join forces at the Stone to take on the klezmer tradition and twist it into shapes hitherto unimagined, spinning symphonies on the fly out of sounds from the Eastern European Jewish past.

10 pm
Shake My Heart Like a Copper Bell—the poetry of Anna Margolin
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Marilyn Lerner (piano) with special guests
Lerner’s song cycle to amazing Yiddish poet Margolin, translations and vocals by the legendary Adrienne Cooper with everything from lieder to freeform….

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April 28, 2007

Terry Dame's Electric Junkyard Gamelan + Andy Biskin, NYC, Apr 28

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/28 Saturday
8 pm
Andy Biskin and friends
Andy Biskin (clarinet, compositions) with special guests

10 pm
Terry Dame's Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Terry Dame, Lee Frisari, Mary Feaster, Kim Garey, Julian Hintz (invented instruments)
Original rhythm driven music on invented instruments. Funky basslines, searing modal melodies and layers of interlocking rhythms played on musical contraptions such as the Rubarp, Sitello, Kacapitar and the Big Barp. It's far out and in the pocket! www.terrydame.com

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April 29, 2007

Romanian Bent + Grassi/Filiano/Lerner, NYC, Apr 29

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/29 Sunday
8 pm
Romanian Bent—Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi featuring Elizabeth Schwartz
Yale Strom (violin) Sprocket (bass) Peter Stan (accordion) David Licht (drums) Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals)
Schwartz is fresh from her concert tour of Romania and Hungary (singing with Muzsikas), which was filmed for an upcoming documentary by Radu Gabrea.

10 pm
Grassi/Filiano/Lerner
Lou Grassi (drums) Ken Filiano (bass) Marilyn Lerner (piano)

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May 17, 2007

Frank London, Frantic Turtle, NYC, May 17

Two Generations of Jewish Avantgarde:
Frank London & Friends Meets Frantic Turtle

Grammy-winning downtown legend Frank London brings together a band of seasoned improvisers. Opening for him is the new avant-punk-poetry outfit Frantic Turtle. The culminating collaboration session will rip through age-roofs and convention-chairs!!

Sun May 17th at 7.30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (b/n Bleecker & Houston)
$6

May 29, 2007

"John Zorn and the Future of Jewish Music," Boca Raton, FL, May 29, 2007

June 22, 2007

Vampire Suit, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 22, 2007

After a long break spent pursuing other activities, the members of Vampire Suit reunite at their favorite venue. The band will play on June 22nd at Barbes, 376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 8pm.

As the group's leader and composer, Jay Vilnai brings to Vampire Suit his wide palette experiences as a musician in New York, having shared the stage with such diverse figures as Klezmer great Frank London, saxophonist Roy Nathanson, and having played anything from traditional jazz to Balkan music, Klezmer to Schoenberg, free improv to cabaret shows.

June 24, 2007

Anthony Coleman, NYC, Jun 24, 2007

Ne(x)tworks: At The Stone
Sunday, June 24 @ 8pm & 10pm

The Stone: Corner of Ave C & 2nd St
Tickets: $10 at the door

Innerlogics I
Works by
* Andrew Byrne - "Dragnet"
* Anthony Coleman - "Seven At The Golden Shovel"
* Joan La Barbara - "in the shadow and act of the haunting place"
* Iannis Xenakis - "Keren"

June 29, 2007

Alicia Svigals w/pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, NYC, Jun 29, 2007

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A collaboration with pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, whose imaginative responses to Alicia's klezmer fiddling offers a fresh perspective on this old and beautiful tradition. At 9 p.m., after Alicia and Uli's set, raga singer Steve Sandberg and his band perform -- and Alicia and Uli will sit in.

Friday, June 29 at 8 pm
Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Avenue
718-486-8180
$10
On the L Train.
Sideshowgallery.com

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September 28, 2007

Eyal Maoz's Edom, Brooklyn, NYC, Sep 28, 2007

Edom brings its innovative fusion of avant-garde jazz and Israeli Jewish music to Brooklyn. Edom is led by Israeli-born, composer/guitarist Eyal Maoz, and features Brian Marsella on organ, Shanir Blumenkranz on bass, and Yuval Lion on drums. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 2005 by John Zorn's Tzadik Label as part of its Radical Jewish Culture series and has performed at the 2006 Montreal Jazz Festival.

Edom
September 28 at 8pm at Tilles
corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb,
Brooklyn, New York City.

www.tilliesofbrooklyn.com/tilliepages/music.html

October 4, 2007

Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 4, 2007

MATT DARRIAU PARADOX TRIO

BARBES ~Thurs 4th - 8pm (1 set).
#376 9th st at 6th ave Park Slope, Brooklyn
7th ave stop on F,
718-965-9177
barbesbrooklyn.com

Matt Darriau - reeds
Brad Shepik - guitar
Richie Barshay - perc.
Rufus Cappadocia - cello

October 5, 2007

Glenn Dickson w/Clarinetrics, Cambridge, MA, Oct 5, 2007

Glenn Dickson writes:

I have an exciting show next week curated by my friend and amazing clarinetist, Todd Brunel. I will be doing my solo "Clarinetrics" material, dreamy soundscapes and microtonal tone poems. Todd will also be playing new and improvisational music with Robert Rivera, cello. Should be a delightful evening of beautiful music.

It is Oct. 5 at 8:00pm, admission by donation, all ages, at the Outpost: 186 Hampshire St., Inman Sq., Cambridge.

October 9, 2007

Eyal Maoz's Edom, Brooklyn, NYC, Oct 9, 2007

Edom
October 9 at 8 PM at
Spike Hill
184 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: (718) 218-9737

Edom brings its innovative fusion of avant-garde jazz and Israeli Jewish music to Brooklyn. Edom is led by Israeli-born, composer/guitarist Eyal Maoz, and features Brian Marsella on organ, Shanir Blumenkranz on bass, and Yuval Lion on drums. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 2005 by John Zorn's Tzadik Label as part of its Radical Jewish Culture series and has performed at the 2006 Montreal Jazz Festival.

spikehill.com

October 21, 2007

Oyhoo: Bagels and Bongos, NYC, Oct 21, 2007

CD coverBagels and Bongos
October 21, 2007 11:00AM

Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St, (btwn 9th and 10th Ave.)
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This show will feature Jewish Cuban Gypsy sounds of Roberto Rodriguez with special guests, including the legendary Irving Fields, Salsa great Larry Harlow, Frank London, Aaron Halva-Tres and others.

Nosh on Bagels and Lox with a choice of Margarita or Mojito and Hebrew Beer. (Not included in the ticket price)
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Eyal Maoz's Edom, Brooklyn, NYC, Oct 21, 2007

Edom
October 21 at 11PM
Zebulon Cafe Concert
$5 Sugested
258 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Edom brings its innovative fusion of avant-garde jazz and Israeli Jewish music to Brooklyn. Edom is led by Israeli-born, composer/guitarist Eyal Maoz, and features Brian Marsella on organ, Shanir Blumenkranz on bass, and Yuval Lion on drums. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 2005 by John Zorn's Tzadik Label as part of its Radical Jewish Culture series and has performed at the 2006 Montreal Jazz Festival.

spikehill.com

Oyhoo: Julie Silver, NYC, Oct 21, 2007

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October 21, 2007 02:00PM

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
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Described as a "one-woman Indigo Girls with a voice as smooth as Karen Carpenter," soulful folk rocker Julie Silver weaves together melodies that delight all ages. A star of contemporary Jewish music, this is her first concert for families at the Museum.

Ages: 5 and up
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Oyhoo: Teapacks and Izabo, NYC, Oct 21, 2007

poster October 21, 2007 08:00PM

Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St, (btwn 9th and 10th Ave.)
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Two great Israeli bands on one bill: Teapacks with their song “Push the Button” was Israel’s entry for the Eurovision contest. It raised a Brou-Ha-Ha by the European organizers, as it referred indirectly to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The YouTube video featuring the hit song instantly was viewed by over a million people.

Teapacks is:
Kobi Oz – Lead Vocal
Gal Peremen – Bass & vocals
Rami Yosifov – Guitar & vocals
Moti Yosephe – Drums
Noaam Yankelevitch – Keyboards, accordion & vocals
Danny Aberjel – Guitar

Izabo’s music has been described as a “Brilliant, action packed combination of Psychedelic Rock, Disco, Punk and Arabic spices”, or, if we are to name-drop, like an unlikely cross between Led Zeppelin, the Talking Heads, and Om Koltom.

Spinning between sets is dj handler, the founder and director of Shemspeed, Modular Moods, an independent record label, and the Sephardic Music Festival. As the brains behind Modular Moods and many of the hyped parties in and around NYC, dj handler defies musical stereotypes.
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October 24, 2007

Jon Madof's Rashanim, NYC, Oct 24, 2007

Oct. 24th, 8pm
John Madof's Rashanim
Bowery Poetry Club, NYC

New Jewish Music & Poetry, NYC, Oct 24, 2007

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Mima'amakim Journal of Jewish Art
in conjunction with New York Jewish Music Festival present:

The New Jewish Music & Poetry
Definitive Collective

Featuring: Rashanim, Frantic Turtle, Steve Dalachinsky, Adam Schechter, Matthue Roth, Dan Sieradsky, Yerra Sugarman, and more!

Wednesday, Oct 24th 7.30 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, b/n Bleecker and Houston
Cover: $7

upcoming.yahoo.com/event/286314

November 4, 2007

Fine Foreign Film, Cambridge, MA, Nov 4, 2007

Sun November 4th, 7-10, The Lilypad 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Fine Foreign Film with Special Guests Novelty Act.

FFF is still frolicking with the Classic Italian film music from the 50s on up to today.

with Rick Stone on reeds, Andrew Stern guitar, Michael McLaughlin on piano, Andrew Blickenderfer on bass and other strings, and Eric Platz on drums

Novelty Act: Lead by composer and singer/songwriter Colin Stack, his music is an eclectic mix of rock, bluegrass, R&B, jazz, folk and vaudeville. I've always said he draws from the days when song writing actually told stories. Members include Colin on vox, guitar and piano, Jonathon Kooper on piano, Carmen Staff on piano and accordion, Mark Coheo on lead guitar, Rick Stone on sax, Kendal Eddy on bass, Jorge Perez and Mark Levy on Percussion

December 4, 2007

The Sway Machinery, NYC, Dec 4, 2007


A Single Eye of Fire--The Sway Machinery celebrates the first night of
Chanukah at Joe's Pub

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 9:30 PM
Joe's Pub -
425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
212-967-7555
Tickets: $12

Celebrating the first night of Chanukah, The Sway Machinery burns the single eye of fire into the night, raging like ancient history poured out of the fantasy life of a child. The first full band TSM show since our barn-raising stomp Hidden Melodies Revealed. We are thinking that this may be a sold out event, so we would encourage everyone to get your tickets now.

Tickets available on the web: web.joespub.com/caltool/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&performanceID=3578

The DVD of Hidden Melodies Revealed, which would make an ideal holiday present for almost anyone, will be offered for sale.

January 12, 2008

Anthony Coleman, NYC, Jan 12, 2008

BrechtForum
451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 242-4201 - Email: brechtforum at brechtforum.org

ANTHONY COLEMAN

Saturday, January 12
9:00 pm
NEUES KABARETT
Anthony Coleman
Featuring the world premiere of a Brecht Forum-commissioned piece by one of today's most exciting composer/pianists
Jennifer Choi & Cornelius Dufallo (violins), Stephanie Griffith (viola), Alex Waterman (cello), Anthony Coleman (piano & organ), Chris McIntyre (trombone), Gareth Flowers (trumpet)

January 14, 2008

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - Mayim Rabim, NYC, Jan 14, 2008

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Monday, January 14, 2008
9:30pm - 10:30pm
Drom
85 Avenue A, between 5th & 6th Streets
New York City | View Map
Phone: 212.777.1157

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January 18, 2008

Glenn Dickson in Vortex Series, Cambridge, MA, Jan 18, 2008

Friday Night, January 18, at 8:00:

at Outpost 186
186 Hampshire st, Cambridge- near the corner of Prospect Street,
Central Square T
$5.00

The Vortex Series for new and improvised music presents:

Solo, duo and quartet improvised music!

Glenn Dickson clarinet--Shirim, Naftule's Dream
Todd Brunel clarinets-- Rivera Brunel Method
Matt Samolis flute--Uncle Shoe, Bowed Metal
Robert Rivera cello--Rivera Brunel Method

January 25, 2008

Glenn Dickson acoustic ambient ensemble, Cambridge, MA, Jan 25, 2008

Friday, Jan 25th, there is a concert of acoustic ambient ensemble music, with 100 glasses tuned in just intonation, bowed cymbals, and a host of talented instrumentalists. The concert is at Church of the Advent, corner of Mt Vernon & Brimmer sts, Beacon Hill—close to Charles Street & Arlington T stops.

Ricardo Donoso- percussion, cymbals etc
Thadd Comstock- glass & cymbals
Heather Townsend- glass
Peter Warren- cymbals etc
Jane Wang- bass etc
Joe Burgio (with 2 other movers)
Bill Barclay- cymbals and glass etc
Glenn Dickson- clarinet
Adam Foam- glass
Heather Kuhn- violin, glass, voice
Matt Samolis- flute, cymbals, percussion, etc

Show is at 8 pm, voluntary donations always welcome.

www.myspace.com/metalandglass

Directions to the church: theadvent.org/geninfo/direct.htm

February 1, 2008

Liquid Life, Cambridge, MA, Feb 1, 2008

Zeitgeist Outpost * 186 1/2 Hampshire St., Cambridge
Friday, February 1, 8 PM * Suggested donation: $5

Liquid Life

Woodwinds - Jim Warshauer
Oud - Gregory White
Acoustic bass - Sven Larson
Percussion - Grant Smith

Liquid Life is a four-way collaboration featuring the unusual instrumentation of oud, woodwinds, string bass, and percussion. The band came together out of a desire to play fiery, rhythmic, improvisational music at low acoustic volumes. Performances can flow from jazz to funk grooves to distinctly middle eastern feels, all seamlessly and organically. These skilled musicians create a musical empathy in the moment that audiences can immediately relate to. Fans of acoustic music, jazz, world fusion, and collective improvisation will all connect with this exciting music.

www.liquidlifemusic.com
www.myspace.com/liquidlifemusic

February 6, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars, La Jolla, CA, Feb 6, 2008

Bang on a Can All-StarsBang on a Can All-Stars on Tour
February 6 - The Other House, La Jolla, CA, 7:30PM
The All-Stars perform works by Don Byron, Fred Frith, Paul Lanksy, Lukas Ligeti, Alvin Lucier, Evan Ziporyn. More Information & Tickets

February 7, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars, San Francisco, CA, Feb 7, 2008

Bang on a Can All-StarsBang on a Can All-Stars on Tour
February 7 - Amoeba Records, San Francisco CA, 7PM
If you're in the Bay Area and you love innovative music then you can't possibly turn down this killer pairing of Bang on a Can All-Stars LIVE at Amoeba Records. The All-Stars perform an intimate yet explosive set of music by Don Byron, Michael Gordon, Thurston Moore, Evan Ziporyn and more. It's FREE!

February 9, 2008

Bang on a Can Marathon, San Francisco, CA, Feb 9, 2008

Iva BitovaBang on a Can Marathon - Next Stop: SAN FRANCISCO!
In honor of our double-decade anniversary we're packing up hours of amazing music and taking them on the road. On February 9 we'll celebrate with 10-HOURS of live ear-bending border-crossing music from around the corner and around the globe. Musicians and composers from all over the world will descend on the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a remarkable all-day concert.

Saturday, February 9, 12 noon - 10pm
The Bang on a Can Marathon at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Performances By:
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Iva Bittova, Don Byron, Cheb i Sabbah, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Carla Kihlstedt, Lisa Moore, Njuton (from Iceland), Edmund Welles Clarinet Quartet, Pamela Z

Music By:
Iva Bittova, Cornelius Boots, Don Byron, Fred Frith, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Carla Kihlstedt, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Lukas Ligeti, Alvin Lucier, Thurston Moore, Cheb i Sabbah, Julia Wolfe, Pamela Z, Evan Ziporyn

Complete Schedule Information
Tickets

February 10, 2008

Frantic Turtle w/Chana Rothman, NYC, Feb 10, 2008

Frantic Turtle greets you neuro-rasta-snow-howl stylee! We got a show coming up on Feb 10th, with a sweet singer of Zion, Chana Rothman and a few wonderful writers of the Drisha Arts Fellowship program.

The Turtle will appear in a revamped minimalistic setup doing anxious situps/crunches on the King's Throne of fish.

The show's on Sunday Feb 10th, 7.30pm @ the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston (b/n Ave B & C). No cover!

February 13, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars w/Iva Bittova, NYC, Feb 13, 2008

Iva BitovaThe 2008 People's Commissioning Fund (PCF) Concert, New York City

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS
with special guest IVA BITTOVÁ
Wednesday, February 13, at 8pm
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

Bang on a Can All-Stars make their annual return to Merkin for the 2008 People's Commissioning Fund concert. Three world premieres commissioned by the people! The All-Stars premiere work by two inventive New York composers Tristan Perich and Ken Thomson and Turkish electroacoustic composer Erdem Helvaciaglu; then welcome avant-gypsy-folk singer-violinist Iva Bittová from the Czech Republic for a rare NY performance of their riveting live collaboration.

This annual concert at Merkin has become a mob scene in recent years and we enourage you to get your tickets early! Purchase tickets here. With a palette as wide-ranging as audio-sculpture, electronica, punk-jazz-fusion, eastern European experimental folk and more set upon the virtuoso musicians of Bang on a Can, this promises to be a super special concert. The PCF is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. More info at our site.

February 20, 2008

Jeremiah Lockwood, NYC, Feb 20, 2008

Jeremiah Lockwood of the Sway Machinery: Hidden Melodies Revealed
a work-in-progress showing
Feb. 20, 7pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St, NYC, $10
Tickets at www.ticketweb.com or 917.606.8200

Jeremiah Lockwood will be performing solo, playing pieces from The Sway Machinery repetoire and new works-in-progress from the Hidden Melodies Revealed project. His performance will be followed by a scholarly discussion of the history of Cantorial music with Peter Rachefsky, Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and Cantor David Lefkowitz, of the Park Avenue Synagogue.

February 22, 2008

John Zorn's Shir Ha-Shirim, NYC, Feb 22-23

JOHN ZORN'S
Sefer Shir Shel Shir Ha-Shirim / The Song of Songs

February 22 and 23 at 8pm At The Abrons Arts Center /Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St. at Pitt St. on the Lower East Side - 212-598-0400

Featuring Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.

Opening act--John Zorn's trio--Marc Ribot, Carol Emanuel & Trevor Dunn

Scored for five female voices and two narrators, Shir Ha-Shirim is John Zorn's lush and sensitive setting of the Song of Songs, the world's first erotic verse. Featuring the expressive voices of two of the world's greatest storytellers, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, this is a romantic and lyrical project evoking feelings of love, eroticism and spirituality. With Martha Cluver, Lisa Bielawa, Kathryn Mulvihill, Abby Fischer, and Kirsten Sollek.

www.henrystreet.org/arts

John Zorn's Shir Ha-Shirim, NYC, Feb 22-23

JOHN ZORN'S
Sefer Shir Shel Shir Ha-Shirim / The Song of Songs

February 22 and 23 at 8pm At The Abrons Arts Center /Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St. at Pitt St. on the Lower East Side - 212-598-0400

Featuring Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.

Opening act--John Zorn's trio--Marc Ribot, Carol Emanuel & Trevor Dunn

Scored for five female voices and two narrators, Shir Ha-Shirim is John Zorn's lush and sensitive setting of the Song of Songs, the world's first erotic verse. Featuring the expressive voices of two of the world's greatest storytellers, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, this is a romantic and lyrical project evoking feelings of love, eroticism and spirituality. With Martha Cluver, Lisa Bielawa, Kathryn Mulvihill, Abby Fischer, and Kirsten Sollek.

www.henrystreet.org/arts

February 28, 2008

Bang on a Can All-Stars, Baton Rouge, LA, Feb 28, 2008

Bang on a Can All-StarsBang on a Can All-Stars on Tour
February 28 - LSU Union Theater, Baton Rouge, LA, 6-11PM
BANG ON A CAN MARATHON with Iva Bittová and Don Byron
Buy Tickets Here

March 2, 2008

settings of Rav Kook's mystical poetry to music (and more), NYC, Mar 2, 2008

Greg WallFound In Translation
Sunday, 2 March 2008 at 4pm
JCC in Manhattan
76th & Amsterdam - New York, NY
Free

Join interpreters and translators of visionary Israeli literature, from Rav Kook to the present day, for a performance and reading of Israeli poetry and prose in English translation. Featuring the debut of Itzhak Marmorstein's settings of Rav Kook's mystical poetry to music (featuring a full band, including Greg Wall), as well as readings by Zeek translations editor Adam Rovner, Adriana X. Jacobs, and Jessica Cohen.

Bonus: Come early (1-3pm) for hummous sampling or stay after for wine tasting (6-7:30pm) - both free!

Hear the words of the holy land come alive. Co-presented by Zeek Magazine.

John Zorn's Electric Masada, Jamie Saft Trio, Erik Friedlander, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 2, 2008

John ZornArs Nova Workshops present:
Sunday, March 2, 8pm
presented with International House
An evening featuring John Zorn’s Masada songbook
with performances from John Zorn’s Electric Masada, Jamie Saft Trio and Erik Friedlander
with
Cyro Baptista, percussion
Joey Baron, drums
Trevor Dunn, bass
Ikue Mori, electronics
Marc Ribot, el. guitar
Jamie Saft, keyboards
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Erik Friedlander, cello
John Zorn, alto saxophone

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

$28 Members + Seniors
$26.25 Students
$35 General Admission

Purchase Tickets

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Flying Bulgars close "Chutzpah," Vancouver, Canada, Mar 2, 2008

band in concertThe Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band

Norman Rothstein Theatre
Sunday, March 2 at 8:30 pm

Tickets: $20 Adults / $18 JCC Members & Seniors / $12 Students
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call (604) 257-5145.

March 3, 2008

Rashanim+Dogcat, Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 3, 2008

band photoMonday, March 3 at 9pm
Rashanim + Dogcat
NO COVER
Zebulon
258 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.218.6934
zebuloncafeconcert.com

'NYC's baddest Jewish power trio' Rashanim returns to Zebulon for a set of new material along with selections from their three releases on John Zorn's Tzadik Records. NPR Weekend Edition Sunday's Liane Hansen has said of Rashanim: "[L]ike you've invited Dick Dale to do the music at your bar mitzvah."

Uri Sharlin's Dogcat opens the show at 9pm.

March 4, 2008

Dan Blacksberg's Yiddish Sextet w/Frank London, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 4, 2008

Dan BlacksbergArs Nova Workshops present:
Tuesday, March 4 | 8pm
Daniel Blacksberg's Yiddish Sextet featuring Frank London
with
Daniel Blacksberg, trombone
Frank London, trumpet
Michael Winograd, clarinet
Brandon Seabrook, guitar/banjo
Ron Caswell, tuba
Ritchie Barshay, percussion

Society Hill Synagogue
418 Spruce Street

$12 General Admission

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March 15, 2008

Michael Winograd's Infection, Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 15, 2008

Michael Winograd3/15
michael winograd's infection
southpaw, brooklyn
125 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718 230 0236
www.spsounds.com

March 18, 2008

Coleman, Kagel, Kurtág, NYC, Mar 18

Tue | 3.18 | 2008 | 8:00PM
counter)induction
Coleman, Kagel, Kurtág
Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

The dynamic composer-driven ensemble counter)induction is committed to demonstrating musical parallels in what might otherwise seem to be opposing forms; immersing audiences in the world of contemporary music through high energy performance and a razor-sharp aesthetic. counter)induction will premiere a new work by featured composer Anthony Coleman alongside the music of absurdist auteur Mauricio Kagel and Hungary's greatest living composer György Kurtág.

"An uncommon combination of precision, suppleness and an almost choreographed interpretive approach." —New York Times

This is a joint concert with composer/performer Anthony Coleman; c)i will premiere a new work, as well works by Boyce, Kurtág and Kagel. The first half of the concert will feature Coleman and friends performing Kagel's rarely heard Der Schall, quite possibly a once in a life time opportunity.

March 27, 2008

new Zorn concerto, others, premiere, NYC, Mar 27, 2008

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
presents the final installment of the 3-year project
to commission 12 composers to write 12 concertos

POCKET CONCERTOS: YEAR THREE
Thursday, March 27, 8:00PM

This year's world premieres:

Laura Elise Schwendinger's Chiaroscuro Azzurro (for violin and chamber orchestra)
Performed by Jennifer Koh

Ichizo Okashiro's The Starry Night (for piano and chamber orchestra)
Performed by Christopher Taylor

John Zorn's The Prophetic Mysteries of Angels, Witches, and Demons
Performed by flutist Tara Helen O'Connor

Single Tickets: $25
Students $15 w/ valid ID

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Vampire Suite CD release, Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 27, 2008

Vampire Suit is excited to announce the imminent release of 'A New Song', a follow up to 'Gaze at Your Omphalos', its debut release from 2004. In support of the new release, Vampire Suit will perform at Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn on March 27th at 10:00 pm.

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March 29, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: The Ark, San Francisco, CA, Mar 29, 2008

Frank LondonJewish Music FestivalThe Ark presents CYCLICAL RITUALS (part 1): Spring
Sat, Mar 29, 2008 8:00 PM
JCC San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco 94118

TICKETS: $24 members and seniors; $28 general $18 students

The Ark is a new ensemble of internationally-renowned artists defying the limits of Jewish music. This concert is a World Premiere, the first in a series of ritual performances that explore tradition, creativity, time, environment, and their expression through art and music.

The Ark: Avi Avital (Israel); Mariana Sadovska (Ukraine); Frank London, Aaron Alexander (New York); Glenn Hartman (New Orleans); Jewlia Eisenberg, John Schott, Stuart Brotman, Jessica Ivry (Bay Area).

read on »»

June 10, 2008

Glenn Dickson, Boston, MA, Jun 10, 2008

Come get out of the heat tonight and listen to the first solo set by Glenn Dickson, of Shirim and Naftule's Dream in quite a while at the Piano Factory, 791 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts, on June 10, 8:00pm (*Entrance is through the back parking lot on Northampton). Admission is by donation ($5-10). The space is AIR CONDITIONED. Glenn's set will be ethereal and microtonal and, depending on his mood, go into some adventurous places. He will be playing for about 30 minutes. The rest of the concert is not for the faint of heart:

Stillbirth - (ex-Craniopagus), frustrated and painful harsh electronics.
www.razorsandmedicine.com

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton - electro-acoustic mayhem using toys, guitars, computers, broken speakers, unidentifiable stuff with cables curling out of it.
www.elizabethtaylorandrichardburton.com

June 26, 2008

Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NYC, Jun 26, 2008

The The Sway Machinery
will be playing at Union Pool tomorrow night, having some fun and trying out some new material before our MASSIVE show at Celebrate Brooklyn on July 20.

Union Pool
Thursday, June 26 9PM
484 Union Avenue on the corner of Union and Meeker
(just by the Lorimer L train stop)
$5 admission

We can't wait to see you!!! We're seriously stomping these days, fresh from our Canadian adventure recording our upcoming album and generally rushing headlong into abysses of pleasure/memory/terror.

July 6, 2008

Michael McLaughlin, Cambridge, MA, Jul 6, 2008

Hi Folks, I want to invite you to a small concert taking place on Sunday July 6th at 7:30PM Anja Kollmuss and I have been preparing two sets of International music, based on the theme of traveling. This is material we will be performing throughout Switzerland, as well as Berlin, and Madesimo, Italy at the end of July. We've rented Zeitgeist_Outpost. 186 1/2 Hampshire St. in Inman Square. It is behind 186 Hampshire, hence the "1/2." (note venue change) to try out the material in front of... -"gulp"- friends, colleagues, and even those we respect. LOL :-) Anja will be singing, playing recorders, baritone horn and even kazoo, and I will be on accordion and guitar. Yes, its an annoying instrument concert, and it gets even more annoying because Anja lets me sing a song. (I know at least 4 and half of you that won't come now). So there's no better way to tighten a set of music than to play it in public, especially in front of people who have ears and big opinions, and those are what we want, big "constructive" opinions. Here's the info: Sunday July 6th 7:30PM the Zeitgeist_Outpost. 186 1/2 Hampshire St. in Inman Square. Hope you can make it. Pax M

September 29, 2008

The Sway Machinery premieres "Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008", NYC, 29 Sep, 2008

Our dear friends.
It's just one more week until the The Sway Machinery premieres Hidden
Melodies Revealed 2008—a secret celebration of Rosh HaShana. We
desire your attendance … get your tickets now!

This year, our explosive and emotive presentation of the Cantorial
Music tradition will be accented by the world premiere of an animated
film by the brilliant artist Andrea Dezsö, entitled Scenes From the
Life of Ben Zion Kapov-Kagan. The film, which was specially created
for this event, is based on stories by Jeremiah Lockwood.

New music, ancient worlds revived, dreams vivified and barn-storming
action are in store!

This year the new and expanded Hidden Melodies Revealed will be
presented on both nights of Rosh HaShana: Monday, September 29 and
Tuesday, September 30, both nights at 10PM at the beautiful Le
Poisson Rouge.

Click here to buy tickets for the first night
Click here to buy tickets for the second night

The Sway Machinery—Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008
at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street (at Thompson)
10PM $10 admission (we encourage you to buy in advance!)

September 30, 2008

The Sway Machinery premieres "Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008", NYC, 30 Sep, 2008

Our dear friends.
It's just one more week until the The Sway Machinery premieres Hidden
Melodies Revealed 2008—a secret celebration of Rosh HaShana. We
desire your attendance … get your tickets now!

This year, our explosive and emotive presentation of the Cantorial
Music tradition will be accented by the world premiere of an animated
film by the brilliant artist Andrea Dezsö, entitled Scenes From the
Life of Ben Zion Kapov-Kagan. The film, which was specially created
for this event, is based on stories by Jeremiah Lockwood.

New music, ancient worlds revived, dreams vivified and barn-storming
action are in store!

This year the new and expanded Hidden Melodies Revealed will be
presented on both nights of Rosh HaShana: Monday, September 29 and
Tuesday, September 30, both nights at 10PM at the beautiful Le
Poisson Rouge.

Click here to buy tickets for the first night
Click here to buy tickets for the second night

The Sway Machinery—Hidden Melodies Revealed 2008
at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street (at Thompson)
10PM $10 admission (we encourage you to buy in advance!)

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October 13, 2008

Paradox Trio, Brooklyn, NY, 13 Oct 2008

Paradox Trio Trio!
Monday, Oct 13th
Barbes (6th ave @ 9th st BROOKLYN)
7pm (one set)

Matt Darriau - reeds+
Seido Salifoski - percussion +
Greeg Heffernan - cello +

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October 18, 2008

Aaron Novick, Berkeley, CA, 18 Oct 2008

Aaron NovickThe BREW: Aaron Novik's Samuel Suite & Dirty Dan, Eval Dan

Saturday October 18, 8:00pm
$10 member, $15 general
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Aaron Novik's ten-piece band presents an avant chamber-jazz rumination on the life of Novik's grandfather, who immigrated to America from a small village in WWI Poland. Samuel and Aaron passionately debated music-the grandfather particularly loved Bach's cantatas, a curious irony, that being a Jew, his favorite music was about Jesus. This religious oxymoron serves as the impetus for the sad and loving suite, in which Novik employs Jewish scales in the chorale style to create a sort of Jewish equivalent to Bach's Christian ones.

He uses different variations on the harmonic minor scale, the backbone of most klezmer and Jewish songs, with especially intriguing-and practically never used-scales starting on the second, third, sixth and seventh degrees.

To kick off the show, Dan Fries and Dan Cantrell of Dirty Dan, Eval Dan trek down another heretofore unexplored path for klezmer, combining the evocative rhythms and melodies of flamenco with traditional klezmer idioms. This fresh fusion melds beautifully, resulting in a crisp and irresistible sound hovering somewhere between Zaporozhye and Málaga.

Co-presented by the Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley Hillel, Polish Arts and Culture Foundation and the Jazzschool
Tickets available at the door

October 19, 2008

Paper Promises, Berkeley, CA, 19 Oct 2008

Melusina GomezPaper Promises: Presented by Jewish Dance Theater
Sunday October 19, 8:00pm
$15 member, $20 general
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St., Berkeley

Come join visionary performance artist Melusina Gomez and experimental Klezmer musician David Rosenfeld for an evening of danced thoughts, quiet reflections and wild wishes, inspired by the letters, poetry and stories of women through six centuries, including , 'Ariake-Poems of Love and Longing' ,'The Girl Who Loved the Wind'.and 'The Finger' penned by the legendary Kabbalist Rabbi, Issac Luria. Paper Promises glides through a landscape of visual art, soundscape, resigned absurdity, and butoh inspired imagery and dance, ultimately asking the question: What does life promise us?

Presented by the Jewish Dance Theatre and co-presented by the JCC of the East Bay
Tickets available at the door.

October 25, 2008

Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 25 Oct 2008

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St. San Francisco
Tickets: $15

Presented by The Hub in partnership with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

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Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 25 Oct 2008

The Sway Machinery
Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm
Elbo Room
647 Valencia St. San Francisco
Tickets: $15

Presented by The Hub in partnership with the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival

For tickets visit tickets.jccsf.org.

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October 30, 2008

Anthony Coleman, NYC, 30 Oct 2008

ROULETTE
Thurs. Oct. 30, 8:30 PM

Spring events are at 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand Streets).
Performances begin at 8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
Reservations/Tickets: 212.219.8242
Admission: $15 / Harvestworks and DTW members, Students & Seniors: $10
Roulette members / Location One members: free.

Anthony Coleman: Confronting The Current Paradigm

Anthony Coleman - composer/pianist Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo - violins Stephanie Griffin - viola Alex Waterman - cello Doug Wieselman - reeds and guitar Michael Attias, Ashley Paul - reeds Eli Keszler, Dave Shively - percussion

Something happened and a lot of new work came out of it. Please come and find out what. Tonight's program includes Artifacts for String Quartet, The Other of Language for Violin and Cello, Six Short Pieces For Piano,...it was in a Hotel...and More!

December 21, 2008

The Sway Machinery, San Francisco, CA, 21 Dec 2008

The Sway Machinery with DeLeon and PJA's Festival of Rights

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 21st, 2008 - 6PM Doors
111 Minna Gallery -
http://www.jccsf.org/hub_web/NewJewishRit.aspx?catid=625
Sponsored by the Hub
Super 8: Hub Hanukkah Party
111 Minna Street
(415) 974-1719
Price: $8 Members/Advance $12 at the door

December 30, 2008

Great Small Works end-of-the-year Spaghetti Dinner w/Michael Winograd's Infection, NYC, 30 Dec 2008

Michael WinogradMichael Winograd's Infection @ GSW Spaghetti Dinner!!

GREAT SMALL WORKS end-of-the-year SPAGHETTI DINNER bash!
Tuesday, December 30th, 7:30pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, NYC

including...
MICHAEL WINOGRAD'S INFECTION - skeleton mambo with a twist!
Michael Winograd, Jessica Lurie, Petr Cancura, Jeremy Udden - reeds
Joe Moffet, Frank London - trumpets
Dan Blacksberg - trombone
Patrick Farrell - accordion
Avi Fox-Rosen - guitar
Jorge Roeder - bass
Jon Singer - xylophone, percussion
Jason Nazary, Kenny Wollesen - percussion
Kristin Slipp - vox

FLIGHT - a shadow theater piece depicting the journey of a person displaced - shadows created & performed by Erik Ruin, with assistance from Leslie Rogers & live violin score by Katt Hernandez

a GREAT SMALL WORKS Festival of Lights Shadow Show

special new year sonic massages performed by WOLLESONIC

and, excerpts from Bread & Puppet Theater's
DIRT CHEAP OPERA, after Bertolt Brecht

January 3, 2009

Yiddish Princess, Avi Fox-Rosen Band, NYC, 3 Jan 2009

A Match Made on the Bowery
Yiddish Princess and The Avi Fox-Rosen Band live at BPC

Saturday, Jan 3, 2009, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
Bowery between Houston + Bleeker
New York, NY

2 bands united as they could only be at Bowery Poetry Club. 2 bands with a mission to bring you joy through your ears. A MATCH MADE ON THE BOWERY.

YIDDISH PRINCESS
Looking to reconcile your love of 80s power pop with your love of traditional Yiddish music? Your search is over. Behold, Yiddish Princess in all its Yiddish belting, guitar wailing, synthed out glory. Yiddish Princess is: Sarah Mina Gordon, vocals; Michael Winograd, synths; Avi Fox-Rosen, guitar; Jon Singer, drums; Yoshie Fruchter, guitar; Ari Folman Cohen, bass.

THE AVI FOX ROSEN BAND
Absurdist Rock Cabaret. Whisper to wail singing accompanied by screaming accordion, junk yard razor blade guitar playing, cantankerous marimba, grooves that make your backside weep. Various friends take the stage and escort you through a universe populated by hot girls on bikes, religious fundamentalists who worship themselves, 10 foot monkeys in heels, and renegade criminal bankers. Sound familiar ?

a mere $10
presented by The Organization For Unfunded Culture (OFUC)

January 7, 2009

The Demon Bridegroom, NYC, 7 Jan 2009

festival graphicAndrea Dezso
The Demon Bridegroom and Other Stories (Featuring Original Score by Jeremiah Lockwood)

The Demon Bridegroom is a stop motion puppet animation that has its origin in the mystical tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. The story deals with inner freedom, the choices of the individual who lives in an oppressive system, and the illusory nature of time, place and human experience.

Part of LABAPALOOZA at St. Ann's Warehouse
38 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Wednesday, January 7, 8pm
Friday, January 9, 8pm
Saturday, January 10, 2pm
Tickets $20, available here

For more information, a.parsons.edu/~dezsoa/

January 8, 2009

"Hebrew School," Joemca & the Poets, Wailing Wall, Brooklyn, NYC, 8 Jan 2008

David Griffin
"Hebrew School"
David Griffin will be rocking out with "Hebrew School", an exploration of the disaffection of Jewish youth in an urban center. The collection includes biblical narratives, deconstructed prayers, atheist rants, summer camp songs gone wild, noisy love songs, and good old fashioned indie-rock.

Thursday, January 8, 7:30pm
Featuring Joemca & the Poets and the Wailing Wall
Union Hall
702 Union Street @ 5th Ave, Brooklyn
Tickets $8, click here for more info

"Hebrew School," Joemca & the Poets, Wailing Wall, Brooklyn, NYC, 8 Jan 2008

KlezcentricityCome celebrate Independence day a bit early with Klezcentricity's participation in the Chanukah Feast LIVE at Strathmore event is fast approaching and there are a few tickets left. This will be a great concert in one of the best concert halls in the Mid-Atlantic—Bethesda's Strathmore Hall (www.strathmore.org)

We'll be performing with our great friend Marc Glickman and sharing the bill with Robyn Helzner, The Alexandria Kleztet and more—all in celebration of Chanukah and support of Hungry for Music.

For Tickets and more information see:
www.strathmore.org

January 9, 2009

The Demon Bridegroom, NYC, 9 Jan 2009

festival graphicAndrea Dezso
The Demon Bridegroom and Other Stories (Featuring Original Score by Jeremiah Lockwood)

The Demon Bridegroom is a stop motion puppet animation that has its origin in the mystical tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. The story deals with inner freedom, the choices of the individual who lives in an oppressive system, and the illusory nature of time, place and human experience.

Part of LABAPALOOZA at St. Ann's Warehouse
38 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Wednesday, January 7, 8pm
Friday, January 9, 8pm
Saturday, January 10, 2pm
Tickets $20, available here

For more information, a.parsons.edu/~dezsoa/

January 10, 2009

The Demon Bridegroom, NYC, 10 Jan 2009

festival graphicAndrea Dezso
The Demon Bridegroom and Other Stories (Featuring Original Score by Jeremiah Lockwood)

The Demon Bridegroom is a stop motion puppet animation that has its origin in the mystical tales of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. The story deals with inner freedom, the choices of the individual who lives in an oppressive system, and the illusory nature of time, place and human experience.

Part of LABAPALOOZA at St. Ann's Warehouse
38 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Wednesday, January 7, 8pm
Friday, January 9, 8pm
Saturday, January 10, 2pm
Tickets $20, available here

For more information, a.parsons.edu/~dezsoa/

January 13, 2009

Oyhoo Festival: Gary Lucas, NYC, 13 Jan 2009

Gary Lucas Performs the Golem
January 13, 2009 9:00PM

92nd Street Y – Tribeca
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

2009 Oyhoo Music Festival"Gary Lucas is the Semitic reincarnation of Jimi Hendrix" (Hamburg Morgenpost) ... "One of the best and most original guitarists in America" (Rolling Stone)... "The Thinking Man's Guitar Hero" (The New Yorker). Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas plays sold-out shows all over the world with this fantastic music and film project!

January 14, 2009

Oyhoo Festival: Radio Wonderland with guest Jeremiah Lockwood, NYC, 14 Jan 2009

Radio Wonderland with guest Jeremiah Lockwood
January 14, 2009 10:10pm

92nd Street Y – Tribeca
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

2009 Oyhoo Music FestivalFront man of The Sway Machinery and frequent collaborator with Balkan Beat Box, Jeremiah Lockwood, joins award-winning downtown composer Joshua Fried’s RADIO WONDERLAND project, famous for pulling dance beats out of thin air with nothing but a boombox, laptop, steering wheel and some old shoes. For this one of a kind duet, expect real-time media mashups, digitally-damaged groove-ology and soaring cantorial vocals.

January 19, 2009

"Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey", Brookline, MA, 19 Jan 2009

The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents THEREMIN: AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY, the 1994 documentary about the unusual electronic instrument and the strange life of its inventor and namesake, Leon Theremin, on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. Before the film, MIT Professor of Music and Media Tod Machover will discuss his pioneering work as a composer and inventor of new technologies for music. This program will also feature Q&A with Machover after the movie and a short performance by orchestral thereminist Dalit Hadass Warshaw.

Admission: $9.75 general public; $7.75 for students and Museum of Science members; free for Coolidge members.
available in advance at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, or online at www.coolidge.org/showtimes
tel: 617/734-2500

January 31, 2009

Sway Machinery, NYC, 31 Jan 2009

The Sway Machinery
opening for ANTIBALAS

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 - 8 PM doors/9PM show
Southpaw
125 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718 230 0236
spsounds.com ;
Price: $18 advance/$20 night of show

February 16, 2009

Mimi Rabson, Cambridge, MA, 16 Feb 2009

Mimi Rabson"dazzling violin phenom" (Boston Globe) MIMI RABSON (former violinist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band) premieres a bold new collection of newly commissioned solo repertoire for 21st century violin in four Boston-area concerts, Feb. 16 - March 14th.

The Berklee College of Music composers commissioned by Rabson, who is Jewish, include jazz great Joanne Brackeen, Latin vibraphonist Victor Mendoza, interactive composer Neil Leonard, turntable guru Stephen Webber, jazz/funk bassist Winston Maccow, and guitar luminary Norm Zocher. The works draw from jazz, funk, rock, Latin, hip-hop and contemporary classical music, and utilize improvisation, effects pedals, new performance techniques, and interactive computer performance.

Monday, Feb. 16
Longy School of Music Jewett Hall of First Church
Cambridge, MA
10 a.m. President's Day.
Free and open to the public.
617-876-0956
www.longy.edu

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February 19, 2009

Mimi Rabson, Boston, MA, 19 Feb 2009

Mimi Rabson"dazzling violin phenom" (Boston Globe) MIMI RABSON (former violinist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band) premieres a bold new collection of newly commissioned solo repertoire for 21st century violin in four Boston-area concerts, Feb. 16 - March 14th.

The Berklee College of Music composers commissioned by Rabson, who is Jewish, include jazz great Joanne Brackeen, Latin vibraphonist Victor Mendoza, interactive composer Neil Leonard, turntable guru Stephen Webber, jazz/funk bassist Winston Maccow, and guitar luminary Norm Zocher. The works draw from jazz, funk, rock, Latin, hip-hop and contemporary classical music, and utilize improvisation, effects pedals, new performance techniques, and interactive computer performance.

Thursday, Feb. 19
Berklee College of Music David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street in the Uchida Building
Boston, MA
7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
(617) 266-1499
www.berklee.edu

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February 22, 2009

Fine Foreign Film, Cambridge, MA, 22 Feb 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009
6:00pm - 11:00pm
The lilypad
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square,
Cambridge, MA

Michael McLaughlin's Fine Foreign Film will be playing as part of Gillypad from 7-8. The evening starts with Gil Aharon on piano and Nat Mugavero on drums. Then we're on, followed by Gil Aharon trio.

Fine Foreign Film plays the music from the classic Italian films of the 50s to present. Not your average rep band, we take the great works of Piero Piccioni, Benedetto Ghighlia, Carlo Rustichelli and more, and use it as a launching pad for a great evening of high energy improvised music.

This concert we will include the bluesy, seductive works of Alex North's score to "A Streetcar Named Desire."

February 23, 2009

Mimi Rabson, Boston, MA, 23 Feb 2009

Mimi Rabson"dazzling violin phenom" (Boston Globe) MIMI RABSON (former violinist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band) premieres a bold new collection of newly commissioned solo repertoire for 21st century violin in four Boston-area concerts, Feb. 16 - March 14th.

The Berklee College of Music composers commissioned by Rabson, who is Jewish, include jazz great Joanne Brackeen, Latin vibraphonist Victor Mendoza, interactive composer Neil Leonard, turntable guru Stephen Webber, jazz/funk bassist Winston Maccow, and guitar luminary Norm Zocher. The works draw from jazz, funk, rock, Latin, hip-hop and contemporary classical music, and utilize improvisation, effects pedals, new performance techniques, and interactive computer performance.

Monday, Feb. 23
The Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA
7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
(617) 536-6340
www.bostonconservatory.edu

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February 26, 2009

Clare Burson, NYC, 26 Feb 2009

Clare Burson
Silver and Ash
Clare will be performing her Six Points project, a collection of ambient songs with soulful American roots investigating the interplay of individual and collective Jewish identity through one woman’s experience. At this debut of Clare's multi-media performance piece, audience members will receive a sampler of the album as well as a collaborative artist book created in response to the songs.

Thursday, February 26, 7:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street, New York City
www.joespub.com

March 6, 2009

Axis:tropes w/Michael McLaughlin, Cambridge, MA, 6 Mar 2009

Friday March 6th 10-12
Axis:tropes at the Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St. in Inman Sq., Cambridge
A new, "new music" group on the block will be featuring a piece for 12 hands and one piano, but even more importantly, a premier of a piece written for violin, accordion and piano by John McDonald and guess who gets to play the accordion part!!!

Featuring: Phil Acimovic, Elliot Cless, Jason Coleman, Peter D'Elia, Claire Maiers, Michael McLaughlin.

March 14, 2009

Mimi Rabson, Hingham, MA, 14 Mar 2009

Mimi Rabson"dazzling violin phenom" (Boston Globe) MIMI RABSON (former violinist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band) premieres a bold new collection of newly commissioned solo repertoire for 21st century violin in four Boston-area concerts, Feb. 16 - March 14th.

The Berklee College of Music composers commissioned by Rabson, who is Jewish, include jazz great Joanne Brackeen, Latin vibraphonist Victor Mendoza, interactive composer Neil Leonard, turntable guru Stephen Webber, jazz/funk bassist Winston Maccow, and guitar luminary Norm Zocher. The works draw from jazz, funk, rock, Latin, hip-hop and contemporary classical music, and utilize improvisation, effects pedals, new performance techniques, and interactive computer performance.

Saturday, March 14
South Shore Conservatory
1 Conservatory Drive
Hingham, MA
5 - 6 p.m.
Free to SSC students; non-SSC students: $10.
(781) 749-7565
Part of Conservatory's First ever String Workshop Day, SSC.

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March 27, 2009

Matt Darriau & Katie Down's Lyrebird, NYC, 27 Mar 2009

Lyrebird
Matt Darriau (clarinet, sax, Bulgarian kaval, gaida, flutes, toys)
Katie Down (steel cello, glass instruments, flutes, lithophone, ukulele, toys)

The Stone this Friday, March 27th
10PM slot!

The Stone is on the corner of Avenue C and 1st Street in Manhattan.
www.thestonenyc.com

a duo exploring unusual acoustic instruments of wind, water, earth and metal that employs live looping and sampling to intricate atmospheres of texture and groove. Down, a downtown theatrical sound designer and composer also known for her musical antics in the Ukuladies, plays flute, glass harp and glass objects, steel cello, lithophone, and other assorted toys. Darriau, of Klezmatics and Paradox Trio, is noted for his expertise on Bulgarian instruments, world flutes, and reeds.

April 21, 2009

Monica Acosta, London, UK, 21 Apr 2009

Monica Acosta
Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 APRIL 2009 7:30 P.M.

Contemporary Music

Stockhausen: "In the sky I am walking..."

The Space
Part of the Enterprise 2009 festival
Isle of Dogs - 269 West Ferry Road
London E14 3RS
Tube: Mudchute DLR

Tickets £10/£6 conc. on the door
£8 discount tickets available in advance from box office 0207 515 7799 (password GOLD)

May 7, 2009

Eyal Maoz's Edom, Brooklyn, NY, 7 May 2009

band photoEyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik Records) in a concert.
New Middle eastern experimental jazz-rock.

With:
Eyal Maoz-guitar and compositions
Brian Marsella - organ
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Yuval Lion - drums

New Jewish Rock-Jazz

Brooklyn Library.
Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, 718-230-2100
Thursday, May 7th 7PM.
Free concert !

May 12, 2009

"Levontin 7", London, UK, 12 May 2009

Levontin 7Levontin 7 in London
Tuesday 12th May, from 7pm
Levontin 7 logo
Tel Aviv's hippest live music, Levontin 7, visits London for one night only in residence at the Barfly in Camden. Come and listen to some of the best and most adventurous sounds from London-based Israeli musicians Koby Israelite and Noam Inbar, Oy Division and HaBiluim, and singer-songwriter Lail Arad.

Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road NW1
www.barflyclub.com

£10
Book online on JCC for London or call 020 7431 9866

Produced by www.yadarts.com for JCC London

May 29, 2009

Paradox Trio, NYC, 29 May 2009

PARADOX TRIO - ENJA CD release!
May 29th at Drom, 7:30 pm (to 10pm) in NYC!
DROM,
85 Avenue A, NYC.
(212) 777-1157,
dromnyc.com

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June 7, 2009

John Zorn's Puppets, NYC, 7 Jun 2009

June 8, 2009

Pitom, WJMF, Washington, DC, 8 Jun 2009

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

Pitom
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 8, 8:00 pm

Pitom is guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter's musical experiment and exploration into the music that has inspired him. Taking cues from the punk/avante rock aesthetic of the experimental downtown Jewish scene, including John Zorn and Hassidic New Wave, this manic foursome plays wild and frenetic melodies, supported by a mixture of dreamlike tones and driving distortion. Maryland-native Yoshie Fruchter joins Jeremy Brown on violin, Noah Jarrett on bass and Kevin Zubek on drums to produce the next step in Jewish sound. Pitom’s first CD, released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records, was noted as one of the best debut albums of the year by The Wall Street Journal.

“Yoshie combines influences from Frank Zappa, Sonic Youth and Masada into a rocking band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge the Jewish tradition…Pitom is a hard-edged new addition to the legacy of Radical Jewish Culture.”
—John Zorn

This evening is sponsored by Ralph and Louie Dweck
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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

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

June 9, 2009

Feinsmith Quartet, WJMF, Washington, DC, 9 Jun 2009

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

Feinsmith Quartet
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 9, 7:30 pm

Composer Daniel David Feinsmith constructs his original classical compositions using the gematria (numerology) of Jewish holy texts, including the Tanakh and ancient Kabbalistic writings, turning the written word into beautiful and astonishing arrangements. The music crosses the boundaries of tradition, evoking the exhilaration of mystical Judaism and interpreting the words of Torah anew. Each member of Feinsmith Quartet—cellist Jennifer Culp, bassist Michael Manring, classical guitarist Gyan Riley and pianist Christopher Taylor—has received critical acclaim for their unique talents.

This evening is sponsored by the United Jewish Endowment Fund
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Study Center
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

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

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

August 16, 2009

Eyal Maoz's Edom, NYC, 16 Aug 2009

Eyal MaozEyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik records) live at Pianos

Sunday, August 16th, at 11PM at Pianos
158 Ludlow St (at Stanton St.)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3733
pianosync.com

No cover.

Edom live at Pianos.
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August 24, 2009

Eyal Maoz's Edom, NYC, 24 Aug 2009

Eyal MaozEyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik records) live at Zebulon

Monday, August 24 at 10 PM
Edom live at Zebulon
http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com/
258 Wythe Ave at Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, NY.

No cover

October 28, 2009

Malasartes Musique at the Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec, October 28, 2009

Malasartes Musique is happy to announce the launch of three new CDs on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:30pm at the Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent) in Montreal. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Amy Horvey, well known as a contemporary music and klezmer trumpeter, will present her debut solo CD "Interview". The product of several years of research and live performance, "Interview" represents a collaboration featuring composers Cecilia Arditto, Anna Hostman, Ryan Purchase (renowned as the trombonist of the Lithuanian Empire) and Jeff Morton.

"Migration", by the string trio Cordame, combines musical explorations of sonic images with an unusual sensuality and sensitivity. Featuring Jean Falix Mailloux (double bass), Marie-Neige Lavigne (violin), and Julie Odile Gauthier-Morin (cello), accompanied by Rami Giguare (guitar) as well as Pierre Tanguay and Ziya Tabassian (percussion).

In the new CD by Nozen, a quartet of "ultraspace surfers" ride a wave of Jewish music and contemporary jazz, formed by Damian Nisenson (sax/composition), Bernard Falaise (guitar), Jean Falix Mailloux (bass), and Pierre Tanguay (drums).

Selections from the CDs to be launched will be performed on October 28th. Performances by other artists from the Malasartes Musique label will also take place, including Ironiko Orchestra, Bomata, and the Jean-Marc Habert Quartet.

October 31, 2009

"And the Rabbi Wailed..." Greg Wall's 50th Birthday Mega Concert and Installation as Rabbi, New York, NY, October 31, 2009

Greg WallSixth Street Community Synagogue
presents
"And the Rabbi Wailed..."
Greg Wall's 50th Birthday Mega Concert
and
Installation as Rabbi
Greg Wall


Featuring Sixth Street Synagogue's very own NEW Rabbi Greg Wall performing with Later Prophets, The Unity Orchestra, Klezmerfest, members of Hasidic New Wave, Gary Lucas and Special Guests

DATE: October 31, 2009
TIME: 8:30pm
LOCATION: 325 E. 6th St. (between 1st and 2nd)
Admission: $18 at the door
(to benefit the Sixth Street Synagogue Center for the Arts)

December 22, 2009

Eyal Maoz's Edom, NYC, 22 Dec 2009

Eyal Maoz' EdomEyal Maoz's EDOM

Edom is a pop-rock-klez-jazz band led by Eyal Maoz. It is where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with John Zorn's Electric Masada.

Pianos: Tuesday Dec 22 at 11 PM.
All concerts that night in one ticket, including
EDOM 11 PM
THE CROWN VANDALS (MONTREAL) 10PM
SAVANTES 9PM
JAMIE AND HIS BOYFRIENDS 8PM
Ticket TBA. Check www.pianosnyc.com/showroom

Pianos is at 158 Ludlow Street, New York City
212.505.3733

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Later Prophets, Edom, NYC, 24 Dec 2009

Eyal Maoz' EdomEyal Maoz's EDOM, Greg Wall's Later Prophets, Jake Marmer & Friends
Radical Jewish Music & Poetry Fest!

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: 6th Street Shul, 325 East 6th Street New York, NY

$15 DO/$12 with RSVP to Sixth St Shul

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March 22, 2010

Ayn Sof Arkestra, 22 Mar 2010

Rabbi Greg WallAyn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band on March 22nd

The Max Raiskin Center for the Arts at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue, in Manhattan’s historic East Village, is proud to announce the March 22 premier of NYC’s newest addition to the canon of new Jewish influenced music and culture, the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, under the direction of saxophonist Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall and grammy winning trumpeter Frank London.The Arkestra consists of some of the most innovative artists on the scene today, such as Pam Fleming, Paul Shapiro, Aaron Alexander, Fima Ephron, Eyal Maoz and many others. The repertoire will consist of original compositions and arrangements of the members and guest composers, in the great NuJu/Rad Jew/SunRaJoo tradition. It all kicks off on March 22, at 9PM

Admission:$15 including one free libation

March 26, 2010

Jewish Music Improv Workshop @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 28 Mar 2010

25th Jewish Music Festival logoMaster class: Improvisation in New Jewish Music
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM until 4:30 PM

Order tickets online now for Master class: Improvisation in New Jewish Music

A four hour Master class with Alan Bern (Brave Old World), Paul Brody, Cesar Lerner and Martin Lillich.
Freight and Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA
(510) 644-2020

$50

Enroll Now!
For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events

March 27, 2010

Diaspora Redux @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 27 Mar 2010

Diaspora Redux
Diaspora Redux - American Premiere
Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Order tickets online now for Diaspora Redux - American Premiere

A brilliant septet from New York, Berlin and Buenos Aires – three great melting-pots and cradles of contemporary jazz, klezmer, tango, and avant-garde music. Created and directed by Alan Bern of the world renowned band Brave Old World, and including Klezmer Buenos Aires, musical wizardry from Argentina

25th Jewish Music Festival logoFreight and Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020

$30.50 in advance/ $31.50 at the door

More info at www.thefreight.org/diaspora-redux

Diaspora Redux @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 27 Mar 2010

Diaspora Redux
Diaspora Redux - American Premiere
Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Order tickets online now for Diaspora Redux - American Premiere

A brilliant septet from New York, Berlin and Buenos Aires – three great melting-pots and cradles of contemporary jazz, klezmer, tango, and avant-garde music. Created and directed by Alan Bern of the world renowned band Brave Old World, and including Klezmer Buenos Aires, musical wizardry from Argentina

25th Jewish Music Festival logoFreight and Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020

$30.50 in advance/ $31.50 at the door

More info at www.thefreight.org/diaspora-redux

April 4, 2010

Talat @ Klezmer Brunch, 4 Apr 2010

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Apr 4, 2010 features Talat

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

For further info: www.citywinery.com

April 8, 2010

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 9 Apr 2010

band publicity photoCharming Hostess will be opening for poet/translator/scholar Ammiel Alcalay at an early show this Friday. We will be mostly singing from "Sarajevo Blues," which Ammiel translated. We have sung "Sarajevo Blues" with its author, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, but never with its translator, so we are happy about this. He will read new work after we sing. This is an event sponsored by Small Press Traffic in their "On Empires" series. Friday April 9 7:30 PM Timken Hall California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA with Ammiel Alcalay

May 19, 2010

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, 19 May 2010

band publicity photoCharming Hostess will be opening for poet/translator/scholar Ammiel Alcalay at an early show this Friday. We will be mostly singing from "Sarajevo Blues," which Ammiel translated. We have sung "Sarajevo Blues" with its author, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, but never with its translator, so we are happy about this. He will read new work after we sing. This is an event sponsored by Small Press Traffic in their "On Empires" series. Wednesday May 19 Benefit for KUSF 9 PM Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA with Khi Darag and the Mitch Marcus Quintet

July 18, 2010

Watcha Clan w/Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 18 Jul 2010

charming hostessSunday, Jul 18, 2010, 8pm
Controlled Chaos and Brawny Braininess

charming hostessWatcha Clan with Charming Hostess
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Forum

Nomadic genre bending music with Berber, Algerian, Sephardi, Ashkenazi and French influences direct from Marseilles, France. With a Bay Area band renowned for its eerie harmony, hot rhythm and radical braininess. In association with New Frequencies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

$20 students, seniors, YBCA and JCC East Bay members / $25 general
Tickets: 1-415-978-2787 or www.jewishmusicfestival.org

Nomadic genre bending music fronted by the charismatic Sistah K, with Berber, Algerian, Sephardi, Ashkenazi and French influences direct from Marseilles, France. "... controlled chaos in action" NPR. With a Bay Area band founded by Jewlia Eisenberg, renowned for its eerie harmony, hot rhythm and radical braininess. "... a dazzling diverse palette of influences drawn from the Jewish and African diasporas, with Andalusian cadences and Pygmy polyphony..."—SF Chronicle.

Co-sponsored by Gaia Fund. Presented in association with New Frequencies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

October 14, 2010

Eyal Maoz Band, NYC, 14 October 2010

Eyal MaozEyal Maoz Film Band

This Thursday, Oct 14, at 10 PM.

At The Stone
NW corner of Ave C and 2nd St, east village
$10

with:
Uri Sharlin - keys (www.urisharlin.com)
Leah Paul - flutes
Elad Muskatel - Bass
Mathias Kunzli - drums (mathiaskunzli.com)
Eyal Maoz - guitar (www.eyalmaozmusic.com)

World premiere of films and video art inspired songs.

November 30, 2010

No Net Trio, Brooklyn, NY, 30 Nov, 2010

bandNo Net Trio—Thomson, Maoz, Ligeti

Tuesday, November 30 at 10 PM
Jalopy
315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231
Tel: 718.395.3214
www.jalopy.biz/performance_show.php?eventid=1630

Cover price: $5

About No Net Trio
An extreme avant garde power trio in rare appearance. Ken Thomson (Gutbucket) is a Brooklyn-based clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer.

Eyal Maoz, guitar, is a downtown guitarist and composer. Band leader and cooperator in numerous original music projects.

Lukas Ligeti, percussion, is a composer, drummer, percussionist and electronic music artist. He is the leader of the renown African pop band Burkina Electric and numerous ensembles.

December 4, 2010

Maoz, Ligeti, and Muskatel, NYC, 4 Dec, 2010

bandMaoz, Ligeti and Muskatel Trio

Friday, December 4th at 9 PM, $5
The Freedom Garden
294 Troutman St. 1L, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Event URL: bushwickbackyards.com

Eyal Maoz, guitar, is a downtown guitarist and composer. Band leader and cooperator in numerous original music projects.

Lukas Ligeti, percussion, is a composer, drummer, percussionist and electronic music artist. He is the leader of the renown African pop band Burkina Electric and numerous ensembles.

Elad Muskatel is a renowned bassist and composer.

December 5, 2010

9 Volt Circuistry, NYC, 5 Dec, 2010

band9 Volt Circuistry Live

Saturday, December 5th at 8 PM, FREE
Shrine.
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (133-134 St)
New York, NY 10030
Telephone: 212-690-7807
Event URL shrinenyc.com/schedule.php

9 Volt Circuistry is an unlikely collaboration between 2 accomplished band leaders: trombonist, New York City native Rick Parker and Israeli guitarist Eyal Maoz. Parker's use of electronics with the trombone combined with Maoz's unique approach to guitar and effects results in a music that is a synthesis electronic experimental, rock, jazz and neoclassical minimalism. The trio is usually completed by drummer Yonadav Halevy or Ziv Ravitz, both of whom can be found crossing genres of music and the globe with their unique rhythmic talents.

December 13, 2010

Edom, Rashanim, NYC, 13 Dec 2010

Eyal MaozTzadik Records Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim

Monday, December 13 between 8:30 to 10:30 PM., $10
Community Synagogue/Max D. Raiskin Center.
325 E. Sixth Street (between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
East Village, New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

Two of the most interesting bands join forces in this
special night of music.

Edom: Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with John Zorn's Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom. With Eyal Maoz, guitar; Brian Marsella, keyboards; Shanir Blumenkranz, bass and Yuval Lion, drums.

Rashanim: Rashanim ('noisemakers' in Hebrew) combines the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. With Jon Madof, guitar; Shanir Blumenkranz, bass and Mathias Kunzli, drums.

December 14, 2010

Eyal Maoz/Avi Avital, NYC, 14 Dec, 2010

bandEyal Maoz (acoustic guitar) / Avi Avital (mandolin)—solos and duets. Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli

Tuesday, December 14 at 10 PM
Watty and Meg Restaurant
248 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718- 643 0007
www.wattyandmeg.com

Cover price: $10

Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli, Eyal Maoz is invited to perform a solo set at this intriguing concert series that brings two acoustic guitarists into a 30 minutes solo set each, and a duet session, that may be joined by Ribot or Cappelli.

December 25, 2010

Tzadik/East Village Jewish Music Festival, NYC, 25 Dec 2010

Sat Dec 25th, 8.30pm
Tzadik /East Village Jewish Music Festival
Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band, Hasidic New Wave, Midnight Minyan, Pitom, Rashanim and poet Jake Marmer

Admission $25 ($20 students/advance sales).
Reserve Now!

For more info: hsixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events/#tfest

December 28, 2010

Lyrebird, NYC, 28 Dec 2010

Lyrebird
This Tuesday, December 28th at
Barbes (6th ave @ 9th st BROOKLYN)
7pm (one set)

Matt Darriau - multi reeds/winds/loops/sugar plums
Katie Down - flute/glass instruments/loops/ornaments
with special guest percussionist Shane Shanahan
www.shaneshanahan.com
www.myspace.com/mattdarriau

December 29, 2010

Maoz-Sirkis, Tel Aviv, Israel, 29 Dec 2010

Eyal Maoz (NYC) and Asaf Sirkis (London) Duet. Celebrating their Ayler Records release Elementary Dialogues
Daniel Sarid, Assif Tzahar and Ariel Armoni will follow.

December 29 at 8 PM
Levontin 7
7 Levontin St.
Tel Aviv, Israel

Cover price: 40 NIS
Telephone: +972-0(3)5605084
More info: agenda.nana10.co.il/220/forum/615478

December 30, 2010

Maoz-Sirkis, Yaffo, Israel, 30 Dec 2010

Eyal Maoz (NYC) and Asaf Sirkis (London) Duet. Celebrating their Ayler Records release Elementary Dialogues
Daniel Sarid, Assif Tzahar and Ariel Armoni will follow.

December 30 at 9:30 PM
Studio Salon 22
Yahuda Ayamit 22
Yaffo. Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel

Cover price: 40 NIS
More info:

January 2, 2011

Eyal Maoz w/Elkana, Sachs, Tel Aviv, Israel 2 Jan 2011

Eyal Maoz (NYC) with Amos Elkana and Eran Sachs
improvised guitars and computer music.

January 2nd at 10 PM
Tsimer
7 Agdud Aivri. Tel Aviv, Israel

suggested donation

Event description: Eyal Maoz (NYC) with Amos Elkana and Eran Sachs—improvised guitars and computer music. Live guitar with effects, along with MAX MSP live manipulations and composition.

Music URL: www.electronics.bandcamp.com

January 8, 2011

Eyal Maoz Trio w/Meir, Sirkis, Tel Aviv, Israel, 8 Jan 2011

Eyal Maoz (NYC, Tzadik) Trio with Gabriel Meir and Asaf Sirkis.

January 8th at 10 PM
Milestone Jazz Club
Gan Shmuel, Road 65, in the Bowling Hall.
Israel

Cover price: 60 NIS
Music genre: Jewish-jazz-rock-new wave

Eyal Maoz: guitar, Gabriel Meir: bass, Asaf Sirkis: drums.
Performing original Jewish rock & jazz avant-garde music by Eya Maoz. Eyal Maoz is a Tzadik and Ayler Records artist

Tel: 04-6222366
More info: www.shuni.co.il/shows.asp
music URL: www.edom.bandcamp.com

January 10, 2011

'Jewish Artists for Haiti' Benefit Concert, NYC, 10 Jan 2011

concert posterJazz Rabbi’s Invitational: The Ayn Sof Arkestra Plays for Haitian Relief

NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD OFF-SITE, at the Stephen Wise Synagogue, as part of The Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert in conjunction with the Workmen’s Circle.
Monday, Jan 10, 2011

7:00pm: Class on the Jewish response to world crisis
8:00pm: The Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert

Stephen Wise Synagogue
30 West 68th Street, New York, NY US 10023
Cost: : $18.00, : $36.00, : $75.00, : $100.00

More info: www.swfs.org/event/2011-01-10-jewish-artists-for-haiti-benefit-concert/

March 6, 2011

Petr Cancur's Down Home + Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio, Brooklyn, NY, 6 Mar 2011

Sunday, March 6, 7:00pm
Ditmas Acoustic @ The Sanctuary
83 Marlborough Road (@ Church Ave). Q train to Church Ave
Brooklyn, NY

7pm Petr Cancura's Down Home
8pm Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio

March 12, 2011

Frank London, "Divine Sparks," Boston Jewish Music Festival, 12 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival

Divine Sparks, the centerpiece of this year’s festival, is a unique exploration of Jewish spiritual music with an amazing range of singers and musicians. It also offers you an opportunity to support the Festival. By purchasing special $72 seats, you can enjoy the post-concert celebration with the evening’s artists and Festival friends and supporters.

Saturday, March 12, 8pm
Divine Sparks

Berklee Performance Center
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA

Frank LondonA once-in-a-lifetime event when world class singers and musicians use chazzanos and religious song as the springboard for musical improvisation and spiritual expression. With an all-star ensemble led by Frank London of the Klezmatics on trumpet, Anthony Coleman on keyboards, 26-year-old Orthodox cantorial sensation Yaakov Lemmer, and Moroccan Cantor/Oudist Aaron Bensoussan. The program will also feature local cantors Gastón Bogomolni and Elias Rosemberg and Hebrew College rabbinical student, Jessica Kate Meyer.

Tickets: $72 (including post concert reception with the performers) $54, $36, $25, $18. Available at ticketmaster.com and at the Berklee Box Office. Purchase by clicking HERE.

March 28, 2011

Ayn Sof Arkestra, NYC, 28 Mar 2011

Greg WallJazz Rabbi’s Invitational - Mar 28 at 7:30 PM
Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band
7:30 PM - Class on Ramchal’s (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato) ”Derech Hashem”
8:30 PM - Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band upstairs in the Sixth Street Community Synagogue’s historic sanctuary!

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

Cover $10 / Class is free

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March 30, 2011

John Zorn's Masada marathon, NYC, 30 Mar 2011

New York City Opera presents
JOHN ZORN’S MASADA MARATHON
Twelve bands in one night, performed for the first time in the U.S.

Written in a flash of creativity during three months at the end of 2004, the 316 compositions in John Zorn's Book of Angels contain some of his most lyrical and inspiring music. Performed by a wide variety of ensembles over the past seven years, the music has generated 17 CDs to date, with three more scheduled for release in 2011-2012. This special Marathon concert brings together 12 different groups of wildly divergent backgrounds (jazz, rock, classical, world music, jam band, a cappella singing and more) in one spectacular evening of music.

The concert will include two 90-minute sets with one intermission.

MASADA MARATHON – THE BOOK OF ANGELS
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Masada Quartet: John Zorn, saxophone; Dave Douglas, trumpet; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Mark Feldman, violin; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano

Banquet of Spirits: Cyro Baptitsta, percussion; Brian Marsella, keyboard; Tim Keiper, drums; John Lee, bass; Jason Fraticelli, bass

Mycale; Basya Schechter, voice; Ayelet Gottlieb, voice; Malika Zarra, voice; Sofia Koutsovitis, voice

Medeski, Martin and Dunn: John Medeski, keyboards; Billy Martin, drums; Trevor Dunn, drums

Bar Kokhba: Mark Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello; Marc Ribot, guitar; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percussion

INTERMISSION
Secret Chiefs 3: Trey Spruance, guitars; Timb Harris, violin; Jai Young Kim, keyboards; Jason Schimmel, guitar; Trevor Dunn, bass; Ches Smith, drums; Erik Friedlander, solo cello

The Dreamers: Marc Ribot, guitar; Kenny Wollesen, vibes; Jamie Saft, keyboards; Trevor Dunn, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percussion; Uri Caine, solo piano

Masada String Trio: Mark Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello; Greg Cohen, bass

Electric Masada: John Zorn, saxophone; Mike Patton, vocals; Marc Ribot, guitar; Jamie Saft, keyboards; Trevor Dunn, bass; Kenny Wollesen, vibes; Joey Baron, drums; Cyro Baptista, percussion;
Ikue Mori, electronics

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased through CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, online at nycOpera.com, or in person at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office (63rd St. & Columbus Ave)

April 4, 2011

Greg Wall's Later Prophets, NYC, 4 Apr 2011

Jazz Rabbi’s Invitational - April 4 at 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - Class on Ramchal’s (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato) 'Derech Hashem' – All welcome, especially first-timers!
8:30 PM - Later Prophets
Greg Wall’s Later Prophets, Tzadik recording artists, bring a highly literate Jewish sensibility to the forefront of jazz. Wall, has found the perfect partners in his bandmates keyboard wiz Shai Bachar, drummer extraordinaire Aaron Alexander, and the effervescent David Richards on bass. Together, they are able to simultaneously straddle the gates of the ancient and avant-garde. A leading figure in NY’s downtown music scene, “rabbi and fiery, eclectic Jewish-jazz luminary” (Time Out NY) Greg Wall was ordained in 2006 and may well be the only recording and touring jazz musician who is also a rabbi. His work is “a surprising multicultural collision worthy of Bill Laswell or Kip Hanrahan at their best,” noted Jon Andrews in DownBeat.

Cover $10 / Class is free

More info about Later Prophets

April 11, 2011

The New American Quartet, NYC, 11 Apr 2011

Jazz Rabbi’s Invitational - April 11 at 7:30 PM

7:30 PM - Class on Ramchal’s (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato) 'Derech Hashem' – All welcome, especially first-timers!
8:30 PM - The New American Quartet: Mystical Americana-influenced music.

Jonathon Peretz – dr
Takashie Otsuka – b
Mitch Schechter – p
Greg Wall – s

Cover $10 / Class is free

April 24, 2011

Eyal Maoz's Edom & Avishai Cohen's Band, 24 Apr 2011

Sunday, April 24 at 9 PM
Nublu
62 Avenue C. New York, NY 10009
Tel: (212) 979-9925

Cover price: $10 for the whole night of both bands!

Rare Edom performance following by Avishai Cohen's group: Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with John Zorn's Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom. With Eyal Maoz: guitar; Shanir Blumenkranz: bass and Yuval Lion: drums.

April 28, 2011

Psoy Korolenko's Film-Performance, Philadelphia, PA, 28 Apr 2012

Psoy Korolenko's Film-Performance
Sat, April 28! $10. Doors open at 7:30.
Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4913

Moscow’s renowned troubadour, “wandering scholar” and “singing professor,” Psoy Korolenko, presents a film screening and performance of his live sound track & rap style-commentary to the Russian silent movie classic 'Bed and Sofa' ('Tretya Meshchanskaya') by Abram Room and Victor Shklovsky (1927; 75 min).

Please pay cash for the admission. Credit card may be used for
drink and food purchases.

Don’t miss this PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE and opportunity to witness a cine-performance of Bed and Sofa with Psoy Korolenko -- songwriter/performer/'avant-bard' and professor of Literature from Moscow.

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April 29, 2011

Premiere of Frank London's "1001 Voices" symphony, NYC, 29 Apr 2012

WORLD PREMIERE
“1001 Voices: A Symphony for Queens” is a three-movement symphony that reflects the ideas of transformation, migration and finding home.

Music composed by Frank London. Libretto by Judith Sloan
Visuals by Warren Lehrer with Brandon Campbell

Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, Queens Symphony Orchestra music director
Performed by full orchestra and a 190-voice chorus comprised of the Queens College Choral Society and Queens College Choir, James John, Music Director

Featured Tabla Soloist Deep Singh
Spoken word performed by Judith Sloan in English with additional translations performed live in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic by Dailyn Despradel, Krussia, Haojie Huang, and Catherine Hanna.

Sunday April 29, 2012
3 pm, FREE!
Colden Auditorium, Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts Commissioned by the Queens Symphony Orchestra
directions!
kupferbergcenter.org/directions.htm

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May 5, 2011

Eyal Maoz's Edom, NYC, 5 May 2011

Eyal Maoz's Edom

Thursday May 5 at 9 PM till 11 PM
Tea Lounge
837 Union Street. Park Slope, Brooklyn New York, NY 11217

Telephone: (718) 789-2762
Cover price: Free

Live Edom performance at Tea Lounge. Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are counterposed with John Zorn's Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of Edom. With Eyal Maoz: guitar; Shanir Blumenkranz: bass and Yuval Lion: drums.

May 18, 2011

Jeremiah Lockwood debuts "The Nightmares of Children," NYC, 18 May, 2012

The Nightmares of Children

I [Jeremiah Lockwood] originally imagined The Nightmares of Childern as being a kind of walk-in closet...a place you could enter to be completely submerged in the fairy tale horror and surreptitious pleasure of morbid childhood fantasy. Eventually I dropped the project because it was too disturbing...

I am pleased to be presenting a small part of the project in the form of a song cycle, featuring brand new arrangements of the pieces for voice, cello and piano. The first rehearsal with Aneke Schaul Yoder, cello, and Derin Öge, piano, was really stunning. I hope to be able to share this newly excavated and resucitated project with you all tonight!

Friday, May 18 7PM
Flea Theater
-- in Tribeca at 41 White Street (between Broadway & Church Streets)—accessible from the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z to Canal Street or the 1 to Franklin Street.

Part of the Music With a View concert series.
Free admission. Also featuring premieres of music by Anne Goldberg and Gilda Lyons.

May 19, 2011

The Sway Machinery @ LABA Fest, NYC, 19 May 2011

posterThe Sway Machinery

@ The 14th Street Y's LABA Festival on May 19
NYC

The Sway Machinery to premiere new song cycle, "Monsters of the Ancient World."
Plus original art, theater, dance and music from the 2010-2011 LABA fellows inspired by the Song of Songs. Complimentary drinks and dessert.

EROS, a festival by LABA will be held on May 19 @ 7:30 and May 21 @ 9:00.
Tickets: $15 for one night; $25 for both nights.
Limited ticket availability at the door.
Buy now at: 14streety.interticket.com/search.php

For more information about the LABA Festival go to www.labajournal.com/festival
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May 22, 2011

Jeremiah Lockwood premiere, Brooklyn, NY, 22 May 2011

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
Music Off The Walls: As Long as the Breath Rattles My Bones - 2PM
In conjunction with the long-term installation: American Identities
Brooklyn Museum
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
200 Eastern Parkway 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Price: 15 Adults $10 for students, seni

The Brooklyn Philharmonic string quartet and guest artists will perform a program co-curated by renowned composer Randall Woolf and BPO Composer Fellow Jeremiah Lockwood.

The concert will feature Jeremiah Lockwood's world premiere work, inspired by the Brooklyn Museum's special exhibit, American Identities

May 23, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Ayn Sof Arkestra, NYC, 23 May 2011

Greg WallTzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival
A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music
May 23 - June 29
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band - May 23, 9pm
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

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

Read the low-down on Ayn Sof in the New York Times
Festival event page on Facebook

admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

May 25, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Rashanim, NYC, 25 May 2011

band photoTzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival
A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music
May 23 - June 29

The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Rashanim Unplugged - May 25, 9:30pm
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Rashanim is an instrumental trio on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records, combining the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. The self-proclaimed 'Jewish Power Trio' is led by Jon Madof on guitar, with Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass and Mathias Künzli on drums and percussion. The band gets its name from the noisemakers used during the raucous Jewish holiday of Purim.

In 2009 Rashanim released the all-acoustic 'The Gathering,' journeying far beyond their usual electric setting into a world of banjos, exotic percussion, and ethereal voices. Rashanim's concert at the Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival will feature music from this repertoire.

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

May 26, 2011

New American Quartet, NYC, 26 May 2011

New American QuartetJazz Rabbi’s Invitational - May 26 at 7:30 PM

The New American Quartet
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
please note new time for Jazz Rabbi's Invitational

7:30 PM - Class on Ramchal’s (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato) 'Derech Hashem' – All welcome, especially first-timers!
8:30 PM - The New American Quartet: Mystical Americana-influenced music.

Jonathon Peretz – dr
Takashie Otsuka – b
Mitch Schechter – p
Greg Wall – s

Cover $10 / Class is free

June 1, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Hasidic New Wave, NYC, 1 Jun 2011

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival - June 1 at 9:30 PM
A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Hasidic New Wave
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

When five Downtown New York improvisers with deep roots in the jazz tradition embrace the Hasidic musical legacy and the scintillating rhythms of the holy land, a new voice emerges. Blending together an intense mixture of ethnic and cosmopolitan sounds, Hasidic New Wave fuses spiritual songs from Hasidic dynasties to funk and jazz, Arabic dances with avant-garde rock, and juxtaposes horas and freylekhs with sheer improvisation. Hasidic New Wave's alternatingly ecstatic and meditative performances, imbued (as is consistent with Hasidic tradition) with joy and passion, has led critics to liken the band to Sun Ra meets Jimi Hendrix at a Jewish wedding and exclaim HNW marries Hasidic music to avant-jazz, spinning traditional Jewish celebratory songs into extended Jazz improvisations that incorporate ferocious horn blowing and raucous electric guitar solos.

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

June 15, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Frank London, NYC, 15 Jun 2011

Frank LondonTzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival - June 15 at 9:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Frank London
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Trumpeter/composer Frank London is a member of the Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, Ben Folds 5, Mark Ribot, Maurice El Medioni and Gal Costa, and is featured on over 100 cds. His own recordings include Invocations (cantorial music); Frank London?s Klezmer Brass Allstars' Di Shikere Kapelye and Brotherhood of Brass; Nigunim and The Zmiros Project (Jewish mystical songs, with Klezmatics vocalist Lorin Sklamberg); The Debt (film and theater music); The Shekhina Big Band; the soundtrack to The Shvitz; the soundtrack to Perl Gluck's The Divahn and four releases with Hasidic New Wave.

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

June 22, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Masada Guitars, NYC, 22 Jun 2011

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival - June 22 at 9:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Masada Guitars Revisited:
In 1993 John Zorn began composing and performing his 208 tunes that now comprise Book I of the Masada songbook. The vast repertoire has been performed by a mind-blowing variety of ensembles and performers, including a 2003 CD entitled 'Masada Guitars,' featuring guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Tim Sparks. For the Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival, Masada Guitars will be revisited by three guitarists of the younger Radical Jewish Culture generation: Pitom's Yoshie Fruchter, Edom's Eyal Maoz and Rashanim's Jon Madof.

Edom:
Eyal Maoz is a guitarist, bandleader and composer of great intensity and vision. His band Edom pushes Radical Jewish Culture to exciting new places with the addition of keyboard maniac Brian Marsella and Israeli drummer Yuval Lion. Tight, driving and intense, Hope and Destruction presents powerful Jewish rock instrumentals from a cutting edge guitarist who combines the harmonic lyricism of Bill Frisell with the angst and skronk of Marc Ribot.

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

June 29, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Basya Schechter, NYC, 29 Jun 2011

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival - June 29 at 9:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Basya Schechter's Songs of Wonder - June 29
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Songs of Wonder is a collection of yiddish poems written by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in his youth. The poetry explores the philosophical, spiritual and mystical dimensions of love, nature and how to be of service to the world. Composed by Basya Schechter (Pharaoh's Daughter), arranged by Uri Sharlin (piano, accordion, glockenshpiel), and additionally performed and interpreted by Megan Weeder (violin) and Yoed Nir (cello).

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

September 8, 2011

Later Prophets, NYC, 8 Sep, 2011

JAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

September 8 – Later Prophets performing ‘HaOrot: The Lights of Rav Kook’

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org
Tel: 212.473.3665

September 13, 2011

Jake Shulman-Ment, NYC, 13 Sep, 2011

Tuesday, September 13

The East Village Klezmer Festival Returns!
A Weekly Celebration of Yiddish Culture and Music

6:00 PM Klezmer Masterclass for musicians of all levels and instruments, taught by drummer Aaron Alexander.

7:00 PM Learn Conversational Yiddush with Dmitri Slepovitch!

8:00 PM Concert featuring violin virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment and Band, followed by a klezmer jam session. Cover is $15 (drink included)

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, Living Traditions/Klez Kamp, and Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

September 14, 2011

Basya Schechter's 'Choomesh Lider', 14 Sep, 2011

Sep 14, 2001, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Basya Schechter's 'Choomesh Lider'

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

September 15, 2011

Jazz Talmud w/Jake Marmer, NYC, 15 Sep, 2011

JAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

September 15 – Jazz Talmud, featuring Jake Marmer

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

September 18, 2011

"Jewish Art for the New Millennium," NYC, 18 Sep, 2011

imagesJewish Art for the New Millennium: Avant-Garde Poetry, Music and Politics

Sunday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
The Living Theater
21 Clinton Street (below Houston St. @ Ave B) New York City
Admission: $15

Marc Ribot, Ammiel Alcalay and Jessica Lurie
Curated by Jake Marmer
Series designed by Dan Friedman

The Jewish Daily Forward presents the third installment in a new series of innovative arts programming. “Jewish Art for the New Millennium” showcases cutting-edge Jewish artists and thinkers who represent their identity in the most original, innovative ways.

Legendary avant-garde guitarist Marc Ribot, multi-instrumentalist Jessica Lurie and writer and poet Ammiel Alcalay team up for an evening of intellectually provocative words and music as each performs separately and then join forces for a collaborative session and conversation with the audience.

Read more: www.forward.com

September 21, 2011

Uri Gurvich, 21 Sep, 2011

Sep 21, 2001, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring saxophonist Uri Gurvich!

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

September 22, 2011

New American Quartet, NYC, 22 Sep, 2011

imageJAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

September 22 – New American Quartet

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

October 5, 2011

Paul Shapiro's Midnight Minyan, NYC, 5 Oct, 2011

Paul ShapiroOctober 5, 2001, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Paul Shapiro's Midnight Minyan

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

October 26, 2011

Yoshie Fruchter's Pitom + Aram Bajakian’s Kef, NYC, 26 Oct, 2011

Paul ShapiroOctober 26, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Yoshie Fruchter's Pitom + Aram Bajakian’s Kef

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

October 27, 2011

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, NYC, 27 Oct, 2011

Greg WallimageJAZZ RABBI’S THURSDAY NIGHT INVITATIONAL

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10 unless otherwise noted.

October 27 - Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

November 2, 2011

Frank London, NYC, 2 Nov, 2011

Frank LondonNovember 2, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Frank London

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

November 9, 2011

Jamie Saft, NYC, 9 Nov, 2011

November 9, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Jamie Saft solo

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

November 16, 2011

Kohane of Newark, NYC, 16 Nov, 2011

November 9, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Kohane of Newarko

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

November 23, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Eyal Maoz, NYC, 23 Nov 2011

Paul ShapiroNovember 23, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Eyal Maoz

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

December 2, 2011

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, 2 Dec 2011

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream Returns!

Dec. 2, 6-8pm
The Lily Pad,
1553 Cambridge St. Inman Square,
Cambridge, MA
Tix: $10
Info: 781-648-4282

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December 3, 2011

Steve Reich, Maya Beiser benefit for Stanton St. Shul, NYC, 3 Dec Dec 2011

Join us for a Rare, Intimate Concert featuring composer Steve Reich and cellist Maya Beiser
Honoring Rebecca and David Friedman

Saturday, December 3, 2011
7:30 pm Havdallah, wine & hors d’oeuvres
8:30 pm Concert

Stanton Street Shul
180 Stanton Street
New York City
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and more information click here.
FESTIVE ATTIRE
www.stantonstshul.com

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December 7, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Tim Sparks, NYC, 7 Dec 2011

Paul ShapiroDec 7, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Tim Sparks

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

December 9, 2011

Lukas Ligeti and Kaleidoscope + Molly Thompson, Brooklyn Heights, NY, 9 December 2011

Lukas Ligeti, composer, and his ensemble Kaleidoscope + Molly Thompson, - at Music At First Series

Date: Friday, December 9, 2011
Time: 7:30
Venue: First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights Venues
address: 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights NY 11201
2/3 to Clark St; A/C to High St; R/4/5 to Court St/Borough Hall

Event URL: http://musicatfirstsite.com

Cover price: $10 suggested donation
Music genre: Modern classical
Artist website: http://eyalmaozmusic.com www.lukasligeti.com

Event description

Music At First is an exciting new concert series that takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights. It features a diverse mix of some of New York City's best new music ensembles, performers, and composers, accessible to a wide audience of both community members and seasoned new music listeners.
Featuring Lukas Ligeti, composer , and his ensemble Kaleidoscope, and Molly Thompson, composer
Concerts take place monthly at First Presbyterian Church and
begin at 7:30 with a $10 admission (at the door).

December 10, 2011

Zoyres and Charming Hostess, Berkeley, CA, 10 December 2011

Zoyres & Charming Hostess: Holiday show with winter songs (and sauerkraut!).
Subterranean Arthouse, 2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Saturday December 10
$15-$30 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
http://charminghostess.us
www.zoyres.com

Charming Hostess makes lovely noise about complex ideas is at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness. Their music is based on the sounding body: voices and winds, handclaps and heartbeats, sex-breath and silence. They are known for their whirl of eerie harmony, hot rhythm, and radical smarts. This holiday show will feature winter songs of darkness, joy and mystery. Charming Hostess is also presenting music from their installation, The Bowls Project (Tzadik, 2010). Based on inscriptions from Babylonian Jewish amulets known as "demon bowls," The Bowls Project sings of sex, ritual and secrets of the home. File under: APOCALYPTIC-INTIMATE

Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment performs original and Eastern European traditional music (klezmer, Balkan, etc.), approaching these from both a “traditional” and stretched out /experimental framework. The name "Zoyres" derives from the Yiddish term for fermented vegetables, "zoyers." These foods have been transformed by culture and community (of the microbial sort) through incredible biochemical fermentation processes. These "cultural" transformations underlie our own cultural development, as humans have relied and reveled in fermented foods for millennia. Zoyres' music represents the geo-social analogue to the biochemical ferment. Our music, of Eastern European origin, brined in the contemporary cultural milieu, is akin to the pickle, still evident in its cucumbral origin, but with a taste and texture transformed.

December 14, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Dan Kaufman and Barbez, NYC, 14 Dec 2011

Paul ShapiroDec 14, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Dan Kaufman and Barbez

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

December 21, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Ned Rothenberg solo + Marty Ehrlich and Hankus Netsky, NYC, 21 Dec 2011

Paul ShapiroDec 21, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Ned Rothenberg solo + Marty Ehrlich and Hankus Netsky

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

December 28, 2011

Edom / Electric Balkan Garage / Mangulator, Brooklyn, NY, 28 Dec 2011

Eyal MaozEdom / Electric Balkan Garage / Mangulator
Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 8pm - 11:30pm
Venue: Spike Hill
184 & 186 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Very close to L train Bedford stop.
Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/events/254117461318795/

Don't miss the special show with these 3 bands:
$5 for the whole night!

10pm: Electric Balkan Garage
Psychedelic versions of Albanian, Greek, Bulgarian and Macedonian folk tunes
Jordan Shapiro: keyboards/guitar
Dave Johnsen: bass
Phil Kester: drums

9pm: Edom www.edom.bandcamp.com
avant-improv-middle-eastern-jazz
Eyal Maoz - guitar
Brian Marsella - keyboards
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Yuval Lion - drum

8pm: Mangulator
brutal, agitated, dissonant death-prog featuring members of PAK, Flying Luttenbachers and Castevet.
Andrew Hock (guitar)
Weasel Walter (bass)
Keith Abrams (drums)

Tzadik Fest: Rafi Malkiel, NYC, 28 Dec 2011

Paul ShapiroDec 28, 2011, 9:00 PM Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival!

A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, featuring Rafi Malkiel

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org

January 19, 2012

Jazz Talmud Publication Party & Concert, NYC, 19 Jan 2012

Jake MarmerJazz Talmud: Publication Party & Concert!

Thu Jan 19th, 8pm

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

We'll be celebrating publication of Jake Marmer's first poetry collection Jazz Talmud with a jazz-poetry performance ft. Jake Marmer (voice), Frank London (trumpet), Rabbi Greg Wall (sax), Eyal Maoz (guitar), Uri Sharlin (keys).

Jazz Talmud project a new incarnation of the jazz poetry genre. Marmer's poetry is reminiscent of Talmudic rhetoric, while also contemporary, funny, and raw. The musicians provide spontaneous Talmud-style "commentary" on the recited text, as they argue, battle for meanings, riff and mock each other and the text.

Read more about this project in the Jewish Week or here.

Admission $10

January 24, 2012

Naftule's Dream & Rob Rudin's Half-Jewish, Somerville, MA, 24 Jan 2012

Rob Rudin's Half-Jewish and Naftule's Dream

Tuesday, January 24, 8:00 pm
Johnny D’s, 17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville MA

(617) 776-2004
www.johnnyds.com
$10 cash at door

Half-Jewish, comprised of Rob Rudin, Mark Chenevert, Danny Heath, Sam Dechenne, Gill Aharon, Paul Dilley, Mimi Rabson, and Ted Roland, is influenced by music from India and Turkey, Reggae, songs of revolution, salsa, jazz of all eras and, of course, Klezmer.

The avant garde Jewish instrumental group Naftule’s Dream follows at 9:00 pm. The band started as a creative outlet for the members of the traditional klezmer band, Shirim Klezmer Orchestra.

For more about the bands, see www.myspace.com/robrudin and www.naftulesdream.com.

February 10, 2012

Anakronic Electro Orkestra with David Krakauer, Villejuif, France, 10 February 2012

Anakronic Electro Orkestra
with David Krakauer

WHERE: Théâtre Romain Rolland
WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2012
TIME: 8:30 PM
TICKETS: 18€ / 12€ - Purchase Tickets

The Anakronic Electro Orkestra will perform with David Krakauer at the Théâtre Romain Rolland in Villejuif, France.

David is joined by the members of the Anakronic Electro Orkestra, MIKAEL CHARRY (sound effects), LUDOVIC KIERASINSKI (bass), CORINNE DUBARRY (Accordion) , PIERRE BERTAUD DU CHAZAUD (Clarinets), and GHISLAIN RIVERA (drums) in an evening of innovative klezmer music.

The music follows traditional Ashkenazi themes, enriched by electronic manipulations. Learn more about Anakronic Electro Orkestra by visiting www.anakronic.com.

February 16, 2012

New American Quartet, NYC, 16 Feb 2012

NAQNew American Quartet—Jazz Rabbi's Invitational
Thursday, Feb 16 at 08:30 PM
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall is hosting his Thursday night series of mystical learning and jazz. The nights begins with his popular class, “The Art Of Judaism”, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir at 7:30pm, and then continues with a concert featuring one of Rabbi Wall’s bands at 8:30pm.

The class is free, the cover charge for the concert is $10.

New American Quartet
Playing the original jazz compositions of pianist/composer Mitch Schechter, the New American Quartet features Mitch Schechter on the piano, Greg Wall on the saxophone, Takashi Otsuka on the acoustic bass, and Jonathon Peretz on the drums.

Admission is $10
More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

Edom, Brooklyn, NY, 16 Feb, 2012

Eyal MaozEdom
avant-improv-middle-eastern-jazz

February 16, 2012, 9 - 11 PM
Tea Room
837 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 789-2762
No cover

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/116584415125619/

March 16, 2012

Charming Hostess and Gramophone & Dynamo, San Francisco, CA, 16 Mar, 2012

Charming Hostess Charming Hostess and Gramophone & Dynamo

Friday 16 March, 8pm
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St
SF, CA
$10

April 1, 2012

Tziporah's True Blood, NYC, 1 Apr, 2012

Tziporah's True Blood: The Women of Pesach

Sunday, Apr 1 at 12:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

What has Tziporah, daughter of a Midianite Priest, now wife of the Prophet Moses, gotten herself into? Come experience the spirited and subversive lives of the women of Pesach in text and story, music and dance, puppetry and theater.

Featuring Sydney Schiff, Yitzchak Buxbaum, Carole Forman, Rabbi Jill Hammer, Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Bronwein Mullen and Jesse Freedman. Plus: performances by Shoshana Jedwab, Daniel Silverstein, Alisha Desai and Kambi Gathesha

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

April 3, 2012

Rare as Radium, NYC, 3 Apr, 2012

Tuesday, Apr 3 at 09:00 PM - Rare As Radium Works in Progress Series
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

New work by established and up-and-coming artists involved in New York City's vibrant Downtown/Jazz/Jewish music community.

Catherine Sikora - soprano sax
Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon
Sam Bardfeld - violin
Art Bailey, accordion and compositions.

Richly hued, complex tapestries of sound and improvisation-Rare As Radium. A new avant-chamber project from composer/accordionist/pianist Art Bailey, featuring four of the most adventuresome and sympathetic improvisers active today.

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

April 10, 2012

Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band, 10 Apr, 2012

Ayn Sof ArkestraJazz Rabbi's Invitational: Ayn Sof Arkestra & Bigger Band

Tuesday, Apr 10 at 08:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

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

admission: $10 at the door

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

April 18, 2012

Steve Dalachinsky & Friends, NYC, 18 Apr, 2012

Wordspoke Festival presents:
Downtown Perspectives: Steve Dalachinsky & Friends

Wednesday, Apr 18 at 19:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

Stellar line-up of downtown New York poets and characters!
Featuring: Hersch Silverman, Bonny Finberg, Ivan Klein, Danny Shot, Eliot Katz, Tsaurah Litzky, Jake Marmer, and Steve Dalachinsky.

Curated by Steve Dalachinsky and Jake Marmer.

Cover: $5

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

April 19, 2012

WordSpoke Festival: Radical Poetics, NYC, 19 Apr, 2012

WordSpoke Poetry Festival
Reading & Writing New Jewish Poetry Workshop

Sunday, Apr 29 at 11:00 AM
Workshop led by Adeena Karasick & Jake Marmer
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

This summer, KlezKanada festival will be piloting the world's first Jewish poetry retreat, co-hosted by Adeena Karasick and Jake Marmer. Join them for the preview of the upcoming attractions, a sample workshop session.

A few words about methodology and the upcoming retreat:

Poetry’s greatest moments have often been measured by its proximity to music. And so, this year, KlezKanada – legendary festival of Jewish music and culture – is inviting poets world-wide to join the festivities at a week-long writing retreat. Two daily workshop sessions will explore the poetic tradition and anti-tradition across the three millennia of Jewish discourse, with a special focus on the avant-garde and otherwise contemporary work. We’ll look at the ecstatic tradition of poetry-prophecy; Talmud and its dialectic-semiotic heritage; practice of Darshening; Uncreative Writing; Kabbalistic language experiments; Concrete Poetry; Jazz/Klezmer Poetry; Yiddish voices; Modernists – and much more. There will be one-on-one time with the faculty and encounters with internationally celebrated poets, musicians, artists, and academics. Poets will be encouraged to draw inspiration from the numerous concerts, and to collaborate with musicians, dancers, painters and other participating artists, to attend lectures, Yiddish classes, sing, dance, celebrate. Held in the beautiful mountain settings in the heart of the Canadian Laurentians

About the poets:

Adeena Karasick is an internationally acclaimed and award winning poet, media-artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, most recently, Amuse Bouche: Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks 2009) and The House That Hijack Built (Talonbooks, 2004 as well as 4 videopoems regularly showcased at Film Festivals world wide. All her work is marked with an urban, Jewish, feminist aesthetic that continually challenges linguistic habits and normative modes of meaning production. Engaged with the art of combination and turbulence of thought, it is a testament to the creative and regenerative power of language and its infinite possibilities for pushing meaning to the limits of its semantic boundaries. Her writing has been described as "electricity in language" (Nicole Brossard), "plural, cascading, exuberant in its cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory" (Charles Bernstein) "a tour de force of linguistic doublespeak" (Globe and Mail) and "opens up the possibilities of reading" (Vancouver Courier). She is Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University in New York. This Poem is forthcoming Fall 2012.

Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and literary critic. His first collection of poems, "Jazz Talmud" was published by the Sheep Meadow Press. It was endorsed by Jerome Rothenberg as "triumph of the Fancy in full flight, comic & serious by turns." He's written for the Forward and Tablet magazines, and performed widely in New York and Jerusalem. Performance videos, latest updates and the schedule of upcoming gigs can be found at http://jakemarmer.wordpress.com.

Cover: $5

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

Eavesdropping, New York, NY, 19 April 2012

Maoz's (Edom, 9 Volt, John Zorn's Abraxas) presents his wild trio, Crazy Slavic Band, at Modern composer and curator Guy Barash's new music series "Eavesdropping", as it returns to The Tank/ to present some of today's most daring performers and surprising composers.

This installment features: New music with non-western influences
Crazy Slavic Band
Ron Caswell: tuba
Chris Stromquist: drums
Eyal Maoz: guitar and compositions

Miguel Frasconi Guy Barash Duo:
Music for glass instruments and live electronics
http://frasconimusic.com
http://www.guybarash.com
and

Lev-Yulzari duo
Nadav Lev, guitar and Remy Yulzari, double bass

The border-crossing Lev-Yulzari duo explores folkloric materials from different traditions, in a personal approach that derives from various musical genres. The program for this evening revolves around Jewish influences, including Sephardic music, klezmer and more.

This show takes place at the Playroom Theater,¨151 West 46th Street, 8th floor
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $10 at the door / $8 online
Buy tickets for Eavesdropping at Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

About Eavesdropping:
For artists, Eavesdropping provides a stage for risk-taking and the exploration of the non-conventional in sound, to present a relevant boundary-breaking artistic work. Shows often include multi-media elements, real time electronic processing, and performance art. For our audiences, we are committed to presenting innovative repertoire that is relevant and intriguing. Eavesdropping is cross-genres new music series presented to the city's inquisitive listener. The one that seen it all and heard it all but crave for cultural excitement.

April 26, 2012

Kenny Wollesen "Wollesonics" & Clinch Mountain, 26 Apr, 2012

Thursday April 26th, 8pm, $10

1st set:
Clinch Mountain
Bluegrass & fiddle tunes, minus the fiddles.
Jeremy Udden (alto sax)
Petr Cancura (tenor sax)
Garth Stevenson (bass)
Richie Barshay (drums)

2nd set:
Kenny Wolleson "Wollesonics"
Sonic explorations with drumming mastermind behind
Tom Waits, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, and John Zorn...

*LOCATION:
The Sanctuary @ Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road (at Church Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(subway: Q to Church Ave)

More info: www.facebook.com/DitmasAcoustic

May 2, 2012

Yo Lateef, Brooklyn, NY, 2 May, 2012

Yo LATEEF Band!

Wednesday, 2nd, 9pm (1 set)
Part of Barbes 10th Anniverasry - 5 bands this night! -
barbesbrooklyn.com

BARBES
#376 9th st at 6th ave Park Slope, Brooklyn
7th ave stop on F, ph718-965-9177

Matt Darriau - reeds
Zem Rowmez (Brian Drye)
- tbone
Damiel Kelly - keys
Arthur Kell - bass
Rob Garcia - percussion

Hobbs, Gray, McLaughlin, Cambridge, MA, 4 May, 2012

Jim Hobbs-sax, Luther Gray-drums, Mike McLaughlin-accordion and Winston Braman-bass
May 4, 2012, 8pm
Lily Pad
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA
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May 4, 2012

Xalam, NYC, 4 May, 2012

XALAM Project

friday May 4th 7:30 pm
Zinc Bar
(82 west 3rd street) in Manhattan

Brandon Terzic Oud, Ngoni
Matt Darriau Saxaphones, clarinet, Kuval
John Shannon Guitar
Luke Notary Percussion
Keita Ogawa Percussion
Javier Moreno Bass

"For the doctor- the perception of "in" and "out" begins with an inclusion in space and at the same instance the perception is that of being away from or not being in the normal or usual space" -Yusef

May 5, 2012

"Grim Arithmetic of Water" w/Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 5 May, 2012

Charming HostessSaturday 5 May, 2PM
Flyawyay performs from "Grim Arithmetic of Water" with music by Charming Hostess
Celebrate 10 years of Queseda Gardens!
Lots of other great stuff, esp for kids
1700 block of Queseda
SF CA
$5 sliding scale, no one turned away

May 6, 2012

WordSpoke Festival: Radical Poetics, NYC, 6 May 2012

WordSpoke Festival at the Sixth Street Synagogue presents
Radical Poetics with Charles Bernstein, Hank Lazer, and Erica Kaufman

Sunday, May 6 at 07:00 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

Milestone publication of the "Radical Poetics & Secular Jewish Culture"—a collection of poetry & criticism—opened a great deal of dialogues, readings, and possibilities for contemporary exploration of Jewish identity. Publication's contributors Charles Bernstein and Hank Lazer (on a rare visit from Tuscaloosa, Ala.!) will be joined by Erica Kaufman for a poetry reading and conversation.

Charles Bernstein is an American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets). In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, Bernstein was awarded the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. Educated at Harvard College, he has been visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Creative Writing at Columbia University, Brown University, and Princeton University. A volume of Bernstein's selected poetry from the past thirty years, "All the Whiskey in Heaven," was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Bernstein's continued commitment to small presses remains strong—In the same year that FSG released his major collection, Chax Press released "Umbra," a collection of Berstein's latest translations of poems from multiple languages. The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein is forthcoming from Salt Publishing. Bernstein will serve as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Theory at Princeton University in the Fall Term of 2011. In May of the same year, The University of Chicago Press will release Bernstein's new collection of essays, "Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions."

Hank Lazer has published seventeen books of poetry, including Portions (Lavender Ink, 2009), The New Spirit (Singing Horse, 2005), Elegies and Vacations (Salt, 2004), and Days (Lavender Ink, 2002). He is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at University of Alabama, where he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press.

Erica Kaufman is the author of censory impulse (Factory School 2009). Excerpts from her newest project, INSTANT CLASSIC are available in chapbook form from Least Weasel and Belladonna*, and online in Little Red Leaves and Elective Affinities. kaufman lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Baruch College and is a faculty associate of Bard College’s Institute for Writing & Thinking and Institute for Language & Thinking.

Curated by Jake Marmer

Cover: $5

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

May 16, 2012

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 16 May, 2012

Charming HostessCharming Hostess, Mike Lai, Friends w/Benefits

Wednesday 16 May, 7PM
Asian Contemporary Art Week
ChoHo will be collaborating with Mike on an all-body a cappella sound score for scenes of Bruce Lee's classic "Fist of Fury."
SoEx
3030 20th St
SF CA

May 19, 2012

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 19 May, 2012

Charming HostessUndercover SF presents Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"
So many bands reinterpreting each cut, curated by Cornelius Boots
Charming Hostess + Friends with Benefits are doing a lilting gamelan version of "Iron Man"

Saturday 19 May, 9PM
The Independent
628 Divisidero
SF, CA
$20

June 7, 2012

Jazz Rabbi Invitational: Gary Lucas, NYC, 7 Jun, 2012

Jazz Rabbi Invitational: Gary Lucas plays "The Golem"

Thursday, Jun 7 at 8:30 PM
325 East Sixth Street (b/n 1st and 2nd Ave),
NYC

$15 Cover/Free glass of wine

7:30pm - “The Art Of Judaism”, taught by Rabbi Greg Wall, featuring the work of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, Rav Kook, and the Rav HaNazir

8:30 PM Gary Lucas plays "The Golem"

Since debuting this score live in 1989 with co-composer/keyboardist Walter Horn at the BAM Next Wave Festival, Gary has gone on to accompany the film with a solo guitar version of his score in over 16 countries around the world—performing the work at London's Royal Festival Hall, opening the New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center, starring at the Venice Biennale, opening the Australian Jewish Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne, playing with the film in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Berlin, Florence, Budapest, Toronto, St. Louis, Miami, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Krakow—and of course in Prague, home of The Golem.


More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events/#klezmer060612

June 15, 2012

Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble, NYC, 15 Jun, 2012

After many years of singing lush Ladino melodies, Ljuba Davis finally preserves her music in a timeless album, East and West (6/12/12). The Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble present their songs with little tugs of musical dominance, which differs from what most would envision as the typical Judaeo-Spanish style.

Led by bouzuki master, Avram Pengas, Davis' ensemble is made up of some of New York’s top Greek, Arab, and Jewish musicians. Their lush Middle-Eastern melodies beautifully compliment Davis' joyous, yet dynamic, voice with an acoustic richness. They will be performing at DROM in New York City on June 15th, 8pm.

August 3, 2012

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, NYC, 3 Aug, 2012

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] – DEBUT CONCERT

Fri, August 3rd, 2012, 8pm, 10pm
The Stone,
NW corner of Avenue C and 2nd St. East Village,
Manhattan, NYC
Cover: $10

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz has been a mainstay of the downtown scene for over a decade now, working with and producing CDs by Daniel Zamir, Cyro Baptista, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter and more. Here he steps out on his own to make one of the most tribal and primal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz (Edom, 9 Volt with Time Berne, Hypercolor) and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century from a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!

Featuring:
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Gimbri
Eyal Maoz: Guitar
Aram Bajakian: Guitar
Kenny Grohowski: Drums
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/alephadzayin

November 10, 2012

Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio, 10 Nov, 2012

Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio
Chamber Music with an Improvisational Edge

Mimi Rabson, Alishah Raven: violins
Junko Fujiwara: 'cello

Sat, Nov 10, 8pm
Third Life Studio/OPEN SOUND
33 Union Square (@Somerville Ave)
Somerville, MA
More info: 617 628 0916
thirdlifestudio.com

November 13, 2012

New York Festival of Song, NYC, 13 Nov, 2012

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG (NYFOS)
Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director
presents

NYFOS NEXT:
CARLA KIHLSTEDT & FRIENDS

November 13, 2012 at 7:00PM

Featuring music by
CARLA KIHLSTEDT
LISA BIELAWA
MATTHIAS BOSSI
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER
EDEN MACADAM-SOMER
SUSAN BOTTI
NILS FRYKDAHL
ERROLLYN WALLEN
NICOLA LEFANU
LAUTARO MANTILLA

Performers include
violinist-vocalist CARLA KIHLSTEDT
keyboardist and drummer MATTHIAS BOSSI
violinist-vocalist EDEN MACADAM-SOMER
cellist NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS
NYFOS Associate Artistic Director and pianist MICHAEL BARRETT

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues

Admission $10 (free for NYFOS subscribers) • Reservations are required
646-230-8380 or info [at] nyfos.net

Hour-long concert / No intermission / Complimentary beverages

November 15, 2012

Theo Bleckmann, Brooklyn, NY, 15 Nov 2012

Ditmas Acoustic @ the Sanctuary presents:

THURSDAY November 15th, 7pm, $10
The Sanctuary @ Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road (at Church Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(subway: Q to Church Ave)

Internationally acclaimed vocalist
Theo Bleckmann

Brooklyn Trumpeter/Improvisor and legendary drummer
Kirk Knuffke w/Bill Goodwin

facebook.com/DitmasAcoustic

November 23, 2012

Ribbs, 2Bass Quartet, 9Volt, think Shadow, Brooklyn, NY, 23 Nov 2012

A whole night of MUSIC! Four Great Bands (+ their CD`s!!)

Friday, November 23, 2012, 8 PM till 11:50 PM
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Cover: $10

Tel: (646) 820-9452

8:00pm - RIBBS
James Ilgenfritz - double bass, Jason Robinson - tenor sax,
Dave Ballou - trumpet, George Schuller - drums

9:00pm - Yoni Kreztmer 2BASS QUARTET
Sean Conly - double bass, Reuben Radding - double bass
Mike Pride - drums, Yoni Kretzmer - tenor sax

10:00pm - 9VOLT
Rick Parker - trombone + effects, Eyal Maoz - guitar +
effects, Yonadav Halevy - drums

11:00pm - Sean Conly + Micheal Attias "think Shadow"
Sean Conly - double bass, Micheal Attias - alto and bari sax

come, hear, enjoy, drink, listen, support, see, take in etc...

December 6, 2012

Charming Hostess, Hardly Strictly Klezmer in Benefit for folks displaced by Hurricane Sandy, Berkeley 6 Dec 2012

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DECEMBER brings us to our residency at Meridian Gallery in SF, with a new installation on teraphim. Teraphim are often translated as "household gods"—they were figures used for home worship, for divination, to seek justice and to determine authority. Participate in our installation during the day on Thursdays, or come Thursday nights for our Jewish music series. We are so excited to be at Meridian with the incomparable Dohee Lee … What an honor. See you soon for bright lights on a dark night!

Meridian Gallery Residency: Dark Nights, Bright Lights
Thursdays in December: 6, 13, 20, 12pm–5pm, 8pm
Meridian Gallery
535 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA

12pm–5pm: Participate in "Teraphim"—hepatoscopy, belomancy, text study, meditative movement, idol-contemplation and more! See website for details.

8PM: Jewish music series. Join Charming Hostess and friends as we move from Khanukah to Solstice, from mystic contemplation to sweaty dancing, from the intimate to the apocalyptic. Charming Hostess will open each evening with a short set and then be followed by Jewish luminaries who will light up this intimate space. Get apocalyptic for Khanukah!

Thursday, December 6
Teraphim 12PM-5PM
Charming Hostess, I-Tal-Ya
8PM

December 8, 2012

Sephardic World Jam, Brooklyn, NY, 8 Dec 2012

Zion80Jewish Music Cafe
Sefardic World Jam
Featuring
Samuel Thomas, Elie Massias, Yoshie Fruchter, Eric Platz
and Special Guests!

December 8th, 8:30pm
Iyyun
650 Sackett Street (Between 3rd and 4h Avenue)
Park Slope Brooklyn
$12 cover

December 12, 2012

Sephardic Music Fest w/Zion80, Hasidic New Wave, NYC, 12 Dec 2012

8th Sephardic Festival8th Annual Sephardic Music Festival
w/Zion 80, Hasidic New Wave with Yakar Rhythms, and Mika Karney
Wed., December 12, 2012 at 9:45 PM
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St.
NYC
Tel: 212 505 FISH

Minimum Age: 18+
Tix: Advance: $20 / Day of Show: $25

More information: www.lepoissonrouge.com

December 13, 2012

Charming Hostess, Hardly Strictly Klezmer in Benefit for folks displaced by Hurricane Sandy, Berkeley 13 Dec 2012

Charming HostessCharming Hostess

DECEMBER brings us to our residency at Meridian Gallery in SF, with a new installation on teraphim. Teraphim are often translated as "household gods"—they were figures used for home worship, for divination, to seek justice and to determine authority. Participate in our installation during the day on Thursdays, or come Thursday nights for our Jewish music series. We are so excited to be at Meridian with the incomparable Dohee Lee … What an honor. See you soon for bright lights on a dark night!

Meridian Gallery Residency: Dark Nights, Bright Lights
Thursdays in December: 6, 13, 20, 12pm–5pm, 8pm
Meridian Gallery
535 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA

12pm–5pm: Participate in "Teraphim"—hepatoscopy, belomancy, text study, meditative movement, idol-contemplation and more! See website for details.

8PM: Jewish music series. Join Charming Hostess and friends as we move from Khanukah to Solstice, from mystic contemplation to sweaty dancing, from the intimate to the apocalyptic. Charming Hostess will open each evening with a short set and then be followed by Jewish luminaries who will light up this intimate space. Get apocalyptic for Khanukah!

Thursday, December 13
Teraphim 12PM-5PM
Charming Hostess, Jeremiah Lockwood
8PM

December 20, 2012

Charming Hostess, Hardly Strictly Klezmer in Benefit for folks displaced by Hurricane Sandy, Berkeley 20 Dec 2012

Charming HostessCharming Hostess

DECEMBER brings us to our residency at Meridian Gallery in SF, with a new installation on teraphim. Teraphim are often translated as "household gods"—they were figures used for home worship, for divination, to seek justice and to determine authority. Participate in our installation during the day on Thursdays, or come Thursday nights for our Jewish music series. We are so excited to be at Meridian with the incomparable Dohee Lee … What an honor. See you soon for bright lights on a dark night!

Meridian Gallery Residency: Dark Nights, Bright Lights
Thursdays in December: 6, 13, 20, 12pm–5pm, 8pm
Meridian Gallery
535 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA

12pm–5pm: Participate in "Teraphim"—hepatoscopy, belomancy, text study, meditative movement, idol-contemplation and more! See website for details.

8PM: Jewish music series. Join Charming Hostess and friends as we move from Khanukah to Solstice, from mystic contemplation to sweaty dancing, from the intimate to the apocalyptic. Charming Hostess will open each evening with a short set and then be followed by Jewish luminaries who will light up this intimate space. Get apocalyptic for Khanukah!

Thursday, December 20
Teraphim 12PM-5PM
Charming Hostess, Kugelplex
8PM

February 19, 2013

9Volt, NYC, 19 February 2013


Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9 PM
Address:Korzo
667 5th Avenue (between 19th & 20th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-285-9425

Venue: Korzo

Telephone:
212.473.3665

www.9voltmusic.com

Cover price: Admission $10
Music genre: New Jazz-Rock
Name of the presenter (if needed): Mastery Productions

Description:

9Volt, the avantgarde, jazz-based New York City trio who recently released Open Circuit, perform a record release show on Feb. 19 at Konceptions at Korzo. The outfit features a collection of New York's brightest
underground jazz players including trombonist Rick Parker, guitarist EyalMaoz and drummer Yonadav Halevy. All About Jazz said Parker is a "powerful young jazz musician to be reckoned with," adding "Parker and his band are the best-kept secret in New York right now." John Zorn described Maoz as "a cutting edge guitarist who combines the harmonic lyricism of Bill Frisell with the angst and skronk of Marc
Ribot... keep your eyes and ears on this guy." Halevy toured with Arnie Lawrence's band for six years and has been a widely coveted session player performing with Sheila Jordan, Joel Frahm and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Tim Berne guests on the album and will perform with 9Volt on Feb. 19.
Open Circuit, the trio's debut album, was recently released via OutNow Recordings. NYC Jazz Record described the album as "a synthesis of many things that define powerful 'new' music - electronics and other sound elements, very free improvisation and the passion of the world of rock." Open Circuit is now streaming via OutNow Recordings' BandCamp .

March 9, 2013

Charming Hostess brings Bowls Project to Brooklyn, NY, 9 Mar, 2013

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Saturday, March 9, 8pm
Barbès
376 9th St, Brooklyn

Get apocalyptic with Charming Hostess! Singing from Babylonian Jewish amulets known as “demon bowls,” Charming Hostess performs with cello and banjo this Saturday in Brooklyn.

Demon bowls were common home-protecting amulets for women in late-antique Babylon. Their texts deal with mysticism and magic, angels and demons, and the joys of love, sex, and exorcism. These bowls inhabit the world of the “apocalyptic intimate”–a spirit-rich environment where the vast supernatural realm intersects the tiny domestic sphere. Weaving together these amulet texts with the American apocalyptic music tradition, this intimate iteration of Charming Hostess will include Marika Hughes (Bottom Heavy, Two Foot Yard) Ganda Suthivarakom (Cibo Matto, David Byrne) and Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Ben Allison).

April 4, 2013

b.mez, Cambridge, MA, 4 April, 2013

b.mez (Members of Birdsons of the Mesozoic)

Thursday, Apr 4, 10pm
Outpost 186
186 1/2 Hampshire St.,
Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

Michael Bierylo, Rick Scott, Ken Field,
with special guest Michael McLaughlin
Loop and electronics based improvisations

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/511254632242903/

April 6, 2013

Collapse Guitar Quartet, NYC, 6 Apr 2013

The Collapse Guitar Quartet

Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM.
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St.
New York NY 10002

Tel: 212.473.3665

Cover price: Admission $10
Music genre: Modern Classical

More info: http://spectrumnyc.com/blog/
Name of the presenter (if needed): Mastery Productions
Artist website: http://spectrumnyc.com/blog/

April 7, 2013

diNMachine, 9Volt CD Release, NYC, 7 Apr 2013

9Volt (New York Times recommended) -CD RELEASE CONCERT +
diNMachine - Live

Sunday, April 7 at 9 PM
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery New York, NY 10003

Telephone: (212) 228-0228

More info: www.theboweryelectric.com/

Cover price: Admission $10
Music genre: New Jazz-Rock

April 10, 2013

David Krakauer & Abraham Inc, Dudelingen, LU, 10 Apr, 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer and Abraham Inc

Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00pm
Opderschmelz
Dudelingen, Luxembourg

April 11, 2013

David Krakauer & Abraham Inc, Paris, France, 11 Apr, 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer and Abraham Inc

Thursday, April 11th at 8:30pm
Le 104
5 rue Curial
Paris (19e arr.) - m° Riquet
Paris, France

billetterie : 01 53 35 50 00
25 € / 20 € (réduit) / 14 € (abonnés, adhérents) - Purchase Tickets

dans le cadre de la 30e édition du Festival Banlieues Bleues
Abraham Inc. annonce une époque où les frontières musicales s'effritent. Composé du jazz band de David Krakauer, de l'architecte du rythme Socalled et d'une section de trois cuivres emmenée par le tromboniste légendaire Fred Wesley, Abraham Inc. délivre un funk klezmer festif à souhait.

April 13, 2013

Urim, NYC, 13 Apr, 2013

Jon Madof returns to The Stone for a weeklong residency.

On Saturday, April 13 at 10pm, it's the debut of the electro-acoustic quartet URIM with Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter, Brian Marsella and David Freeman.

The Stone
E 2nd St & Ave C,
New York, New York 10009

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/472765909450298/

April 14, 2013

Jon Madof, Marlon Sobol, NYC, 14 Apr, 2013

Jon Madof returns to The Stone for a weeklong residency.

On Sunday, April 14 at 8pm and 10pm, it's Jon Madof, Marlon Sobol and special guests.

The Stone
E 2nd St & Ave C,
New York, New York 10009

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/472765909450298/

April 26, 2013

Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory, 26 Apr, 2013

Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio
Chamber Music with an Improvisational Edge

Mimi Rabson, Alishah Raven: violins
Junko Fujiwara: 'cello

Friday, Apr 26, 2013, 7:30pm
Taylor House
50 Burroughs St., Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
$10
Reservations/info: www.taylorhouse.com/musicandart

May 23, 2013

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

Zebrina
w/special guests Ben Goldberg, David Buchbinder

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

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

May 25, 2013

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, 25 May, 2013

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream Returns!

Saturday, May 25, 3:30pm
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

$10
Info: 781-648-4282
www.naftulesdream.com
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June 7, 2013

Omer Klein, Paris, France, 7 Jun, 2013

Omer Klein en concert au Duc Des Lombards
Le 7 et 8 juin à 20h et 22h
Duc des Lombards‎,
42 rue des lombards
paris, france 75001
Tel: 01 42 33 22 88

Ancien élève de Danilo Perez, protégé de John Zorn, le discret pianiste israélien installé en Allemagne s’impose désormais comme l’un des artistes inratable de sa génération. Avec ses deux meilleurs amis pour monter son trio, il présente son nouvel album, "To the unknown".

En savoir plus

June 8, 2013

Omer Klein, Paris, France, 8 Jun, 2013

Omer Klein en concert au Duc Des Lombards
Le 7 et 8 juin à 20h et 22h
Duc des Lombards‎,
42 rue des lombards
paris, france 75001
Tel: 01 42 33 22 88

Ancien élève de Danilo Perez, protégé de John Zorn, le discret pianiste israélien installé en Allemagne s’impose désormais comme l’un des artistes inratable de sa génération. Avec ses deux meilleurs amis pour monter son trio, il présente son nouvel album, "To the unknown".

En savoir plus

Tum Balalaika, Skokie, IL, 29 May, 2013

July 2, 2013

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 2 Jul 2013

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Excited to open for Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino one of Italy’s leading traditional music ensembles, hailing from the Salento, the heel of the Italian boot. This seven-piece band draws from the ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata, said to cure the taranta spider’s bite with its frenzied trance. Tarantism, the cultural phenomenon of trance and possessions, has endured to the present day in Salento. We will be playing mostly Italian anarchist songs with a little bit of Leone Ginzburg in there for fun. Dance, get sweaty and trance out!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 8pm (early!)
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market St
San Francisco, CA
$10

July 13, 2013

The Ark! and Veretski Pass, Berkeley, CA, 13 Jul 2013

Ark!Ark! featuring Jewlia Eisenberg and Veretski Pass
This is a benefit for the Jewish Music Festival

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8pm
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA

Tix: $36+
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/

July 16, 2013

Saxophone Band w/Michael Winograd and Alec Spiegelman, NYC, 16 Jul 2013

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Tue, July 16, 2013, 10:30pm
BrandedSaloon
603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York

SAXOPHONE BAND returns to the public eye in full force after a 15 month intensive work period, where they further developed their craft, and perfected the nuance of their art. Featuring Michael Winograd (Saxophone,) Petr Cancura (Saxophone,) Yoshie Fruchter (Guitar,) Alec Spiegelman (Acoustic Guitar,) Bridget Kearney (Bass, Music Director) and Michael Calabrese (Drums.) NOT TO BE MISSED. This is the sole performance of this super group before they disappear from the world once again.

Event on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/546328015425453/

August 1, 2013

Davka, Berkeley, CA, 1 Aug 2013

Thursday, August 1, 8:00pm, Davka Concert (w Daniel Hoffman from Israel) performing at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley. Tickets: $20.50 advance/ $22.50 door. More info: 510.644.2020, thefreight.org/davka-0.

September 11, 2013

Praxis String Quartet, Edom, Manhattan, 11 Sep 2013

The Praxis String Quartet and Edom Present: The Music of Eyal Maoz

September 11 at 7:30 PM
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St.
New York NY 10002

Tel: 212.473.3665
More info: spectrumnyc.com/blog

Admission $10

Eyal Maoz is a composer, guitarist, ensembles leader, and a Tzadik, OutNow and Ayler Records artist. He leads or co-leads Edom, 9 Volt, Crazy Slavic Band, Hypercolor, Maoz-Sirkis Duet, and he is a member of John Zorn’s Abraxas and Cobra.

September 13, 2013

Praxis String Quartet, Edom, Brooklyn, NY, 13 Sep 2013

The Praxis String Quartet and Edom Present: The Music of Eyal Maoz

September 13 at 8 PM
Launchpad
721 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Tel: 646-494-7211
More info: brooklynlaunchpad.org

Admission $10

Eyal Maoz is a composer, guitarist, ensembles leader, and a Tzadik, OutNow and Ayler Records artist. He leads or co-leads Edom, 9 Volt, Crazy Slavic Band, Hypercolor, Maoz-Sirkis Duet, and he is a member of John Zorn’s Abraxas and Cobra.

September 15, 2013

Masada Marathon, Manhattan, NY, 15 Sep 2013

Masada Marathon

Sep 15, 2013, 7pm (3 hrs, 30 min, one intermission)
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Pl
(between 3rd St & S Washington Sq)
New York, NY 10012

More info: nyuskirball.org/index.php?url=calendar/masadamarathon

September 23, 2013

John Zorn 60th birthday concerts, NYC, 23 Sep, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 25th Anniversary Season with
ZORN AT 60
A wide-ranging festival celebrating the birthday of New York icon John Zorn

Monday, September 23, 2013
THE HERMETIC ORGAN
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University

John Zorn returns to perform solo improvisations on the chapel’s incredible Aeolian-Skinner organ.
Guaranteed admission for Zorn at 60 All-Access Pass holders; free, on a first-come, first-served basis, for all others.
Co-produced with Works & Process at the Guggenheim.

ARTISTS:
John Zorn, organ

More info/tix: www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1636

September 24, 2013

David Krakauer/The Stone Residencies, Manhattan, NY, 24 Sep 2013

September 25, 2013

David Krakauer/The Stone Residencies, Manhattan, NY, 25 Sep 2013

John Zorn 60th birthday concerts, NYC, 25 Sep, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 25th Anniversary Season with
ZORN AT 60
A wide-ranging festival celebrating the birthday of New York icon John Zorn

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 8pm
Part 1: ORCHESTRA
John Zorn’s dream team orchestra—80 players, at last count—performs some of the composer’s great symphonic works, including his masterpiece violin concerto. Featuring violin soloist Christopher Otto and conductor David Fulmer heading up an entire orchestra of soloists.

PROGRAM:
Suppôts et Supplications (2012) – U.S. premiere
Orchestra Variations (1996)
Kol Nidre (1996)
Contes de Fées (1999)

ARTISTS:
Christopher Otto, violin
All-Star Orchestra
David Fulmer, conductor

More info/tix: www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1592

September 26, 2013

David Krakauer/The Stone Residencies, Manhattan, NY, 26 Sep 2013

John Zorn 60th birthday concerts, NYC, 26 Sep, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 25th Anniversary Season with
ZORN AT 60
A wide-ranging festival celebrating the birthday of New York icon John Zorn

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Part 2: CHAMBER MUSIC
Voices, winds, percussion, electronics, and strings. A program of works for small ensembles, including four world premieres, performed by musicians from the city’s best new-music bands. In all, more than two dozen performers and 16 pieces, all of them written since 2002. The prolific Zorn will write a few brand new works just for this occasion.

PROGRAM:
777 (2007)
Illuminations (2010)
The Steppenwolf (2012) – world premiere
Hexentarot (2013) – world premiere
Bateau Ivre (2011)
Sortilége (2002)
Missa Sine Voces (2012) – U.S. premiere
Madrigals (2013)
The Temptations of St. Anthony (2012) – New York premiere
Occam’s Razor (2012)
Earthspirit (2012)
Orphée (2004)
Maldoror (2013) – world premiere
Baudelaires (2013) – world premiere

ARTISTS:
TALEA Ensemble; Sarah Bailey, soprano; Lisa Bielawa, soprano; ; Jay Campbell, cello; Trevor Dunn, bass; Abby Fischer, alto; David Fulmer, violin; Steven Gosling, piano; Rebekah Heller, bassoon; Melissa Hughes, soprano; Daniel Lippel, guitar; Ikue Mori, electronics; Michael Nicolas, cello; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Christopher Otto, violin; Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Jane Sheldon, soprano; Fred Sherry, cello; Kirsten Sollek, alto; Kenny Wolleson, percussion; and others

More info/tix: www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1593

September 27, 2013

David Krakauer/The Stone Residencies, Manhattan, NY, 27 Sep 2013

John Zorn 60th birthday concerts, NYC, 27 Sep, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 25th Anniversary Season with
ZORN AT 60
A wide-ranging festival celebrating the birthday of New York icon John Zorn

Friday, September 27, 2013
Part 3: GAME PIECES
Without dictating any of the notes to be played, these pieces use visual cues and graphic scores to structure the interactions of improvisers, resulting in remarkable (and one-of-a-kind) performances. This program brings together works rarely heard in a single evening and features many of Zorn’s longtime collaborators: Cyro Baptista, Uri Caine, Erik Friedlander, George Lewis, Marc Ribot, and many, many others.

Zorn says: "The first real major Game Piece happened in this theatre, back in 1978, when Miller was the McMillin. In September we'll do three sets of Game Pieces written between 1976 and 1989, including Cobra, Rugby, Lacrosse. I think we're going to have some of the best performances of these pieces that have ever happened."

PROGRAM:
Rugby (1983)
Book of Heads (1978)
Xu Feng (1985)
Hockey (1978)
Fencing (1978)
Bezique (1989)
Lacrosse (1976)
Cobra (1984)

ARTISTS:
Cyro Baptista, percussion; Joey Baron, percussion; Brian Chase, percussion; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano; Trevor Dunn, bass; Erik Friedlander, cello; Kenny Grohowski, percussion; Okkyung Lee, cello; George Lewis, trombone; John Medeski, piano; James Moore, guitar; Ikue Mori, electronics; Mike Patton, vocals; Mark Ribot, guitar; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Ches Smith, percussion; William Winant, percussion; Kenny Wolleson, percussion; Dither Guitar Quartet; and TALEA ensemble

More info/tix: www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1594

September 28, 2013

David Krakauer/The Stone Residencies, Manhattan, NY, 28 Sep 2013

September 29, 2013

David Krakauer/The Stone Residencies, Manhattan, NY, 29 Sep 2013

October 2, 2013

Paradox Trio, NYC, 2 Oct 2013

Paradox Trio (the original) will be back at Drom, the wonderful East Village, Turkish flavoured music venue, Wednesday Oct 2nd - 7pm dinner show!
We hope you can make it!

October 2nd
DROM
Ave A and 6th
NYC

It's an early show, and tickets are a cheap ten dollars, in advance.

Here is the event link: www.ticketfly.com/event/373819

October 5, 2013

Klezmerson, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Oct, 2013

KLEZMERSON

Saturday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

$30 General; $25 Skirball Members; $20 Full-Time Students
Advance tickets: Available on site at the Skirball, online at www.skirball.org, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849

U.S. debut! Don’t miss this Mexico City–based septet, who have taken the international music scene by storm with their unique fusion of klezmer music with Middle Eastern influences, rock, electronica, jazz, and Latin American styles such as charanga, son jarocho, and cha-cha. Avant-garde klezmer musician John Zorn calls Klezmerson “one of the most creative and unique bands in Jewish music today.”

October 6, 2013

David Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer Quartet, NYC, 6 Oct 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer
Quartet

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
John Jay College
524 West 59th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh avenues)
Manhattan, NY

FREE

David Krakauer, one of the most important and influential musicians in new Jewish music today and of the vital new wave of klezmer, is known mostly for his amplified sound that pushes the boundaries of klezmer to include elements of jazz, rock, funk, and hip-hop. With this program, he will play acoustic versions of his music with his quartet.

More: www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/10/6/0300/PM/Neighborhood-Concert-David-Krakauers-Acoustic-Klezmer-Quartet/

October 26, 2013

Jeni Jol, Naftule's Dream, Klezwoods, Cambridge, MA, 26 Oct 2013

Naftule’s Dream is playing a set this Saturday night, Oct. 26, at 10:30 at the Lily Pad in Inman Square, Cambridge (1353 Cambridge St)! It is a triple bill with Klezwoods & Jeni Jol. Jeni Jol starts at 9:00, we go on at 10:30 and Klezwoods at 11:45. Jeni Jol performs music of The Balkans, Greece and Turkey as a duo led by virtuoso guitarist Tev Stevig. Klezwoods will close the evening with traditional and original music based off the Klezmer, Eastern European and Arabic styles with modern improvisation, grooves and melodies. And you know what we do!

November 25, 2013

Eyal Maoz’s Edom + The Fugu Plan + Kaoru Watanabe's Bloodlines, NYC, 25 Nov 2013

Eyal Maoz’s Edom + The Fugu Plan + Kaoru Watanabe's Bloodlines

Monday, November 25 at 8 pm till 11 PM
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St.
NYC

Tel: 212.473.3665
Cover price: Admission $10
Music genre: Instrumental Jewish Rock / New Japanese Music
Name of the presenter: Mastery Productions

Eyal Maoz’s Edom (Tzadik Records) - A strong brew of rock, power-pop, jazz, avant-garde, Israeli folk and more, this is not flat formless fusion but music that evokes the spirit and energy of the jazz rock of the late 1960s and early 1970s; think Mahavishnu, Headhunters… However Edom is in no sense a retro band, with an aura of urban punk and the drive of dance-floor they breath the fervor of Downtown New York in the second decade of the 21st-century. “The mesmerizing guitarist and composer Eyal Maoz and his band Edom play Middle Eastern infected Avant rock” – Stephanie Steiker, The New Yorker.

November 26, 2013

Povo Novo, NYC, 26 Nov 2013

POVO NOVO - The Mapping Of A Digital Jungle - Part I
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
WORLD PREMIERE!

11/26 Tuesday, 8 and 10 pm
The Stone
corner of avenue C and 2nd street
NYC

November 27, 2013

Povo Novo, NYC, 27 Nov 2013

POVO NOVO - The Mapping Of A Digital Jungle - Part II
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
WORLD PREMIERE!

11/26 Tuesday, 8 and 10 pm
The Stone
corner of avenue C and 2nd street
NYC

November 29, 2013

Abraxas plays Masada, NYC, 29 Nov 2013

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz - ABRAXAS plays MASADA

Fri, 11/29/2013 Friday, 8 and 10 pm
The Stone
corner of avenue C and 2nd street
NYC

Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (gimbri) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz steps out on his own to make one of the most primal and tribal installments in John Zorn’s “Book of Angels”series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century by a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!

November 30, 2013

John Zorn's METEMPSYCHOMAGIA, NYC, 30 Nov 2013

John Zorn's METEMPSYCHOMAGIA

Sat, 11/30/2013, 8 and 10 pm
The Stone
corner of avenue C and 2nd street
NYC

Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

WORLD PREMIERE of a complex new book of music written for the ABRAXAS band by downtown Alchemist John Zorn! MAJORI FORSAN CUM TIMORE SENTENTIAM IN ME FERTIS QUAM EGO ACCIPIAM--your fear in pronouncing this sentence over me is probably greater than mine who is receiving it.

December 4, 2013

9th NY Sephardic Music Festival: Rashanim & Church of Betty Globestra, NYC, 4 Dec 2013

RASHANIM & CHURCH OF BETTY GLOBESTRA

Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 7:00pm
Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Tix $15: www.ticketweb.com/fb/3909874/kfny

December 17, 2013

Disastro Totale, Brooklyn, NY, 17 Dec 2013

Disastro Totale, (Yuri Lemeshev accordion and Matt Darriau reeds)
With Brandon Seabrook on guitar things!

Tuesday December 17th, 7:30pm
Barbès
376 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY (7th ave stop on the F train)

The classic downtown duo of doom is back, but feeling a little more Brooklyn. These two polyglots are reuniting and will be premiering some new arrangements by the great Russian composer Alfred Schnittke - mostly from his dynamic film music. This incarnation will feature guitar slinging and south slope slacker supreme, Brandon Seabrook, and his “manic clusterfuck of merciless banjo torture…” Village Voice. http://www.seabrookpowerplant.com

Come check the Disastro after their multi year sabbatical - Yuri traveling the planet with Gogol Bordello and Matt's endless summer with the Klezmatics.

Hardly Strictly Klezmer, Berkeley, CA, 17 Dec 2013

Hardly Strictly Klezmer
with Glenn Hartman & the Klezmer Playboys (Sheldon Brown, Stu Brotman, Aaron Kierbal)
Rob Reich & Ben Goldberg

Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 8pm
Freight & Salvage
2121 Addison St., Berkeley
Downtown Berkeley BART

Go Down Moses: Klezmer Blues Blacks & Jews, Berkeley, CA, 17 Dec 2013

Go Down Moses: Klezmer Blues Blacks & Jews

December 15, 2013, 3:00p.m.
Barry & Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium,
Florida Atlantic University,
777 Glades Road,
Boca Raton FL 33431

Tickets: $18 general admission ($15 JCS members, $25 JCS
member couples)
For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone
please contact Jackie Simpson, 561-297-3921Web: https://fauf.fau.edu/jcs-events

Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) Aaron Kula, director and Kitty Oliver, author, oral historian and vocalist, join forces to explore the common cultural experiences shared by the African-American and Jewish-American people. Kula, Oliver and KCO will offer a unique retrospective view of both cultures through music from FAU Libraries’ Print Music Collections, and story-telling focusing on faith, persecution, freedom, family and love.

The Jewish Cultural Society (JCS), a volunteer support organization whose mission is to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU Libraries through philanthropic endeavors and programs, is sponsoring this program.

December 21, 2013

Westport Radical Jewish Culture Festival, Westport, CT, 21 Dec 2013

Westport Radical Jewish Culture Festival: Bop Kabbalah
(upcoming Tzadik release Spring 2014)

Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 8pm
Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport
85 Post Rd West
Westport, CT

This new series at Rabbi Greg Wall's Beit Chaverim synagogue in Westport, CT, will present exciting performances by the most cutting-edge performers in Jewish music today.

Led by guitarist and composer Ty Citerman, Bop Kabbalah plays rhyth­mic, dynamic and lyri­cal music that takes some of the lan­guage of klezmer, modal nig­gu­nim, jazz, and 21st cen­tury con­cert music…and then twists and recon­tex­tu­al­izes it. It’s not really what you’d hear in most syn­a­gogues or at most wed­dings, but of course, those aren’t the only places to hear Jew­ish music!
with:
Ty Citerman - guitar
Ben Holmes - trumpet
Ken Thomson - bass clarinet
Adam Gold - drums

let us know you're coming on FB

January 14, 2014

Paradox Trio and Disastro Totale, City Winery Brunch, NYC, 14 Jan 2014

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Jan 6, 2013 features Paradox Trio on the eve of recording their 6th CD, as well as Disastro Totale.

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

For further info: www.citywinery.com

January 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

January 25, 2014

Schizophonia, Westport, CT, 25 Jan 2014

Westport Radical Jewish Culture Festival presents: Schizophonia
(new project from guitarist/composer Yoshie Fruchter)

Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 8pm
Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport
85 Post Rd West
Westport, CT

This new series at Rabbi Greg Wall's Beit Chaverim synagogue in Westport, CT, will present exciting performances by the most cutting-edge performers in Jewish music today.

Schizophonia is an exploration of cantorial music found on early 20th century recordings and films and reimagined through a contemporary lens. Through a collection of new arrangements of this music, interpretive compositions, and an exciting and rocking performing band, this project brings liturgical classics into the modern age
with:
Yoshie Fruchter - guitar, vocals
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Brian Marsella - keys
Yoni Halevy - drums
Rich Stein - percussion

let us know you're coming on FB

January 29, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 29 Jan 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Wed, Jan 29, 7:30pm opening night
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 2, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 2 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Sun, Feb 2, 2pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 5, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 5 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Wed, Feb 5, 7:30pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 6, 2014

Andrew Stern Trio; Naftule's Dream; Chantwell, Somerville, MA, 6 Feb 2014

Andrew Stern Trio; Naftule's Dream; Chantwell Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 9pm lilypad 1353 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA Three bands, six choices of beer and a whirlwind of sonic surprises. 8:00 PM The Andrew Stern Trio: Andrew Stern, guitar; Jef Charland, bass; Eric Rosenthal, drums. 9:30PM Naftule's Dream Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Gary Bohan, cornet; Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Andrew Stern, guitar; Jim Gray, tuba; Eric Rosenthal, drums. 11:00PM Chantwell Jim Hobbs, alto sax; Steve Fell, guitar; Timo Shanko, bass; Luther Gray, drums

February 8, 2014

Cheap Parlor Tricks, Somerville, MA, 8 Feb 2014

Cheap Parlor Tricks
A new band! What we like to call low-fi Americana Improv. featuring Jordan Voelker on viola, Andrew Stern on guitar, Jef Charland on bass, and Michael McLaughlin on piano and accordion.
Part of the the Jazz at the Green Room series

Saturday February 8th, 3:00PM
The Green Room
62 Bow Street,
Union Square Somerville, MA
$10.00

More info: www.facebook.com/events/256526031169151/

February 9, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 9 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Sun, Feb 9, 2pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 12, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 12 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Wed, Feb 12, 7:30pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 16, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 16 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Sun, Feb 16, 2pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 19, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 19 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Wed, Feb 19, 7:30pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

February 22, 2014

Uri Sharlin's Dogcat Ensemble, Westport, CT, 22 Feb 2014

Westport Radical Jewish Culture Festival presents: Uri Sharlin's Dogcat Ensemble
(new album Back to the Woods out now)

Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 8pm
Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport
85 Post Rd West
Westport, CT

This new series at Rabbi Greg Wall's Beit Chaverim synagogue in Westport, CT, will present exciting performances by the most cutting-edge performers in Jewish music today.

A mixed breed group led by Israeli born pianist/accordionist Uri Sharlin also including guitar, bass and percussion, that infuses Israel and Brazil into New York. Its members collectively have pedigrees from traditional Irish music, the Klezmer scene and orchestral music as well. Their brand new album "Back to the Woods" was recently featured on NPR's New Sounds.
with:
Uri Sharlin - accordion
Kyle Sanna - guitar
Jordan Scanalla - bass
Rich Stein - percussion

let us know you're coming on FB

February 23, 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture," NYC, 23 Feb 2014

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture"
A Cinematic Concert

Sun, Feb 23, 2pm
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
Manhattan, NYC
Tix: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members

More info: mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/

March 3, 2014

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, 3 Mar, 2014

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream has set up a residency at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square (480 Mass. Ave.), Cambridge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10:00pm- midnight. NO COVER CHARGE!

We start on this coming Monday, March 3. Come on down and hear us rock out at the Middle East Corner. This Monday, special guests Jim Hobbs on alto sax and Grant Smith on drums. Should be very exciting.

March 17, 2014

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, 17 Mar, 2014

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream has set up a residency at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square (480 Mass. Ave.), Cambridge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10:00pm- midnight. NO COVER CHARGE!

Come on down and hear us rock out at the Middle East Corner. Should be very exciting.

March 19, 2014

John Zorn's Masada Book Three: The Book Beriah, NYC, CA 19 Mar 2014

imagesNewish Jewish Festival
JOHN ZORN'S MASADA BOOK THREE: THE BOOK BERIAH
World Premiere

Wednesday March 19, 8pm
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $45, $55, $60 & $65
Box Office: 123 W. 43rd St. NYC (Mon-Sat noon-6pm), or online / 800-982-2787

Newish Jewish festival logoAn epic event featuring 20 new compositions by 20 different ensembles in one marathon evening—all performed for the first time. One of the most important composers and musicians of his generation, John Zorn has spent two decades building upon his exceptional Masada Songbook, now comprising 613 compositions.

March 20, 2014

Keren Ann, Newish Jewish festival, NYC, CA 20 Mar 2014

imagesNewish Jewish Festival
Keren Ann

Thursday March 20, 8pm
City Winery
155 Varick St
NYC

Singer-songwriter, composer, sound designer and producer Keren Ann Zeidel has released six solo albums up to date "101" (2011), "Keren Ann" (2007), "Nolita" (2005), "Not Going Anywhere" (2003), "La Disparition" (2002), "La Biographie De Luka Philipsen" (2000). She has provided diverse soundtracks including a recent original score for Eytan Fox's latest feature Yossi, and songs for TV series (Grey's Anatomy, Six Feet Under, Big Love). Her songs are performed by many internationally acclaimed artists including Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy, Rosa Pasos, Henri Salvador and Iggy Pop. Her first Opera Red Waters co-written with Bardi Johansson was produced by The Opera de Rouen and performed in 4 different Opera houses around France.

March 21, 2014

Anat Fort, Newish Jewish festival, NYC, CA 21 Mar 2014

imagesNewish Jewish Festival
Anat Fort

Friday March 21, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th St, 5th fl
NYC

Tel Aviv-based, jazz pianist Anat Fort will present a program that combines her own original music with jazz arrangements of the music of Israeli rock star Shalom Hanoch. Fort has chosen to focus on the Israeli angle as it relates to her exploration of the contemporary Jewish experience.

March 29, 2014

David Krakauer's Ancient Grooves CD release tour, Lincoln, NE, 29 Mar, 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer's Ancient Grooves CD release tour

Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 7:30pm
Lied Center
301 North 12th St.
Lincoln, NE

Tix: $34. Purchase tickets online

April 3, 2014

Paradox Trio residency, Brooklyn, NY, 3 Apr, 2014

Paradox Trio (literal) will be starting a monthly residency at Barbes in Brooklyn this Thursday eve.

Friday April 3rd (8 PM - 1 set)
Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave),
Brooklyn, NY


Matt Darriau reeds & kaval
Brad Shepik guitar
Seido Salifoski dumbeks and perc

April 5, 2014

David Krakauer, "Akoka" CD release, Davis, CA, 5 Apr, 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Cocalled, and friends present:
"Akoka—the End of Time" CD release tour

Sat, Apr 5, 2014, 8:00pm
Mondavi Center
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA

Tix: $12.50-$49. Purchase tickets online

April 6, 2014

Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio, Boston, MA, 6 Apr, 2014

Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio
Chamber Music with an Improvisational Edge
w/special guests: Berklee's FISE - Free Improvisation String Ensemble

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014, 3pm
Loring-Greenough House
12 South St.,
Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

Tix: $15/10
Reservations: 617 527 3158

April 13, 2014

David Krakauer, "Akoka" CD release, Bologna, Italy, 13 Apr, 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Cocalled, and friends present:
"Akoka—the End of Time" CD release tour

Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 8:30pm
Teatro Comunale
Auditorium Teatro Manzoni
Bologna, Italy

Purchase tickets online

April 28, 2014

Zion80 plays John Zorn, 28 Apr, 2014

Zion80

Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 8pm and 10pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C & 2nd St.
NYC

Join us on April 28 and May 5 at The Stone in NYC as Zion80 puts the Jewish Afrobeat spin on music from John Zorn's acclaimed Book of Angels. Sets are at 8pm and 10pm each Monday night. The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C & 2nd St. in Manhattan.

May 1, 2014

"Lilith, the Night Demon, in One Lewd Act", San Rafael, CA, 1 May, 2014

publicity photo"Lilith, the Night Demon, in One Lewd Act"

Thur May 1, 7:30pm
Kanbar Center, Osher Marin JCC,
200 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903

World premiere of a composition. The trio plays in this performance with San Francisco Choral Artists, a 24-voice chamber ensemble specializing in innovative programming and performance excellence. SFCA has premiered more than 190 works and won the 2012 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming.

The work is a choral mystery drama by Joshua Horowitz of the internationally renowned Bay Area ensemble Veretski Pass. It is based on Jewish superstitions that makes wild use of multilingual texts, and ancient sources, and combines homemade instruments with poly-choral avant-garde gestures to create a fantastic, hysterical, bizarre and often moving musical extravaganza, complete with the trio's improvisations.

Lilith, the adult, alternate Jewish story of creation is transformed into a magical folk opera by Veretski Pass in collaboration with the San Francisco Choral Artists. A group of virtuosic multi-instrumentalists, Veretski Pass brings together Jewish and non-Jewish sounds from across Europe.

The extraordinary and often bizarre score to Lilith, composed by award-winning composer, Josh Horowitz, features both choral and instrumental ensembles as well as Heather Klein (Lilith), Anthony Russell (Adam), and Michael Wex (narrator).

The edgy and humorous libretto draws on texts gleaned from Jewish superstitions, omens, dreams, and curses. San Francisco Choral Artists, a chamber ensemble of 24 singers, is widely recognized as one of the finest choral ensembles on the West Coast. The production is directed by Magen Solomon, artistic director of the Choral Artists.

May 4, 2014

"Lilith, the Night Demon, in One Lewd Act", Atherton, CA, 4 May, 2014

publicity photo"Lilith, the Night Demon, in One Lewd Act"

Sun, May 4, 4:00pm
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA, 94027

World premiere of a composition. The trio plays in this performance with San Francisco Choral Artists, a 24-voice chamber ensemble specializing in innovative programming and performance excellence. SFCA has premiered more than 190 works and won the 2012 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming.

The work is a choral mystery drama by Joshua Horowitz of the internationally renowned Bay Area ensemble Veretski Pass. It is based on Jewish superstitions that makes wild use of multilingual texts, and ancient sources, and combines homemade instruments with poly-choral avant-garde gestures to create a fantastic, hysterical, bizarre and often moving musical extravaganza, complete with the trio's improvisations.

Lilith, the adult, alternate Jewish story of creation is transformed into a magical folk opera by Veretski Pass in collaboration with the San Francisco Choral Artists. A group of virtuosic multi-instrumentalists, Veretski Pass brings together Jewish and non-Jewish sounds from across Europe.

The extraordinary and often bizarre score to Lilith, composed by award-winning composer, Josh Horowitz, features both choral and instrumental ensembles as well as Heather Klein (Lilith), Anthony Russell (Adam), and Michael Wex (narrator).

The edgy and humorous libretto draws on texts gleaned from Jewish superstitions, omens, dreams, and curses. San Francisco Choral Artists, a chamber ensemble of 24 singers, is widely recognized as one of the finest choral ensembles on the West Coast. The production is directed by Magen Solomon, artistic director of the Choral Artists.

May 5, 2014

Zion80 plays John Zorn, 5 May, 2014

Zion80

Mon, May 5, 2014, 8pm and 10pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C & 2nd St.
NYC

Join us on May 5 at The Stone in NYC as Zion80 puts the Jewish Afrobeat spin on music from John Zorn's acclaimed Book of Angels. Sets are at 8pm and 10pm each Monday night. The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C & 2nd St. in Manhattan.

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, 5 May, 2014

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream has set up a residency at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square (480 Mass. Ave.), Cambridge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10:00pm- midnight. NO COVER CHARGE!

Come on down and hear us rock out at the Middle East Corner. Should be very exciting.

May 7, 2014

Jonno Lightstone et al, Toronto, Canada, 7 May, 2014

Klezmer meets free improvisation at Mezzetta

Jonno Lightstone (clarinet and flute), David Mott (baritone sax) and Nick Fraser (drums) turn klezmer music on it's head! We are pushing the limits of klezmer music into an arena in which Hasidic and Jewish traditions encounter free form improvisation. Anything may happen (and it usually does). We draw on a variety of musical genres, from jazz to blues, from funk to zydeco and everything in between.

Wednesday, May 7 - 9:00 to 11:00 pm
Mezzetta, 681 St. Clair Ave. West (near Christie St.)

Drop in earlier for dinner, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great
and also inexpensive. Do call for reservations as seating is limited.

Please RSVP - 416-658-5687
Cover charge - $10
Two sets: 9:00pm and 10:00.pm

May 9, 2014

Paradox Trio residency, Brooklyn, NY, 9 May, 2014

Paradox Trio (literal) will be starting a monthly residency at Barbes in Brooklyn this Thursday eve.

Friday May 9 (8 PM - 1 set)
Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave),
Brooklyn, NY


Matt Darriau reeds & kaval
Brad Shepik guitar
Seido Salifoski dumbeks and perc

Paradox Trio, Brooklyn, NY, 9 May, 2014

bandParadox Trio

Friday, May 9th - 8pm (1 set)
barbès
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave)
(7th ave stop on the F train)
Brooklyn, NY

May 16, 2014

Naftule's Dream, et al, Boston, MA, 16 May, 2014

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream

Advent Library Concert Series
Friday, May 16, 8:00pm.
Church of the Advent on the corner of Brimmer and Mount Vernon Streets, in the Beacon Hill area, tucked between Charles St. and Storrow Drive.
Boston, MA

We share the bill with, Moses Buyondo Trio, Curt Newton, Vijaya Sundaram. Should be a really interesting evening! This is at the Church of the Advent on the corner of Brimmer and Mount Vernon Streets, in the Beacon Hill area, tucked between Charles St. and Storrow Drive. Suggested donation is $10.

May 19, 2014

Naftule's Dream, Cambridge, MA, 19 May, 2014

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream has set up a residency at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square (480 Mass. Ave.), Cambridge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10:00pm- midnight. NO COVER CHARGE!

Come on down and hear us rock out at the Middle East Corner. Should be very exciting.

May 27, 2014

Frank London's "Glass House Project", NYC, 27 May 2014

“The Glass House Project”
Three concerts in NY & DC recreate the musical culture of Hungarian Jewish communities
destroyed by the Holocaust

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter FRANK LONDON (of The Klezmatics)
brings together a supergroup of jazz/world/folk virtuosi from Hungary & NYC

Working from meticulously reconstructed scores & archival records of long forgotten folk songs, performances range from the reverential to the decidedly experimental

THE GLASS HOUSE ENSEMBLE:
from Hungary
MIKLÓS LUKÁCS, cimbalon
BÉLA ÁGOSTON, winds
SZIRTES EDINA MÓKUS, singer
ÁRON SZÉKELY, kontra
KATA HARSÁCZKI, singer

from NYC
FRANK LONDON, trumpet
PABLO ASLAN, bass
RICHIE BARSHAY, drums
ARAM BAJAKIAN, guitar
JAKE SHULMAN-MENT, violin

Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl, New York City
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 28, 6:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC
Free Admission

May 28, 2014

Frank London's "Glass House Project", Washington, DC, 28 May 2014

“The Glass House Project”
Three concerts in NY & DC recreate the musical culture of Hungarian Jewish communities
destroyed by the Holocaust

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter FRANK LONDON (of The Klezmatics)
brings together a supergroup of jazz/world/folk virtuosi from Hungary & NYC

Working from meticulously reconstructed scores & archival records of long forgotten folk songs, performances range from the reverential to the decidedly experimental

THE GLASS HOUSE ENSEMBLE:
from Hungary
MIKLÓS LUKÁCS, cimbalon
BÉLA ÁGOSTON, winds
SZIRTES EDINA MÓKUS, singer
ÁRON SZÉKELY, kontra
KATA HARSÁCZKI, singer

from NYC
FRANK LONDON, trumpet
PABLO ASLAN, bass
RICHIE BARSHAY, drums
ARAM BAJAKIAN, guitar
JAKE SHULMAN-MENT, violin

Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Pl, New York City
Free Admission

Wednesday, May 28, 6:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC
Free Admission

June 20, 2014

JCA Orchestra, Cambridge, MA, 20 Jun 2014

JCA Orchestra—Rats Live On No Evil Star

Friday, June 20, 8PM
Cambridge YMCA Theater,
820 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA

The Jazz Composers Alliance will present music by resident composers Mina Cho, David Harris, Darrell Katz, Bill Lowe, Warren Senders and Norm Zocher
Tickets are $14, and $10 for seniors and students.

The 19-piece JCA Orchestra will present a concert of new music for jazz orchestra. Featured will be director Darrell Katz's composition, Rats Live On No Evil Star, a concerto (if you will) for marimba, violin and jazz orchestra. It will feature Vessela Stoyanova on marimba, and Helen Sherrah-Davies on violin. The JCA continues to explore a wide range of compositional, orchestrational, and improvisational techniques.

June 26, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Southfield, MI, 26 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 8pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI
(248) 357-5544

More info: www.shaareyzedek.org/events/

June 27, 2014

Paradox Trio residency, Brooklyn, NY, 27 June, 2014

Paradox Trio (literal) will be starting a monthly residency at Barbes in Brooklyn this Thursday eve.

Friday June 27 (8 PM - 1 set)
Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave),
Brooklyn, NY


Matt Darriau reeds & kaval
Brad Shepik guitar
Seido Salifoski dumbeks and perc

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Ypsilanti, MI, 27 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 8pm
Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Tix: www.emutix.com

June 28, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Ypsilanti, MI, 28 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Fri, Jun 28, 2014, 8pm
Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Tix: www.emutix.com

June 29, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Beverly Hills, , MI, 29 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Sat, Jun 29, 2014, 8pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center
Beverly Hills, MI

More info: http://www.dcds.edu/page.cfm?p=8135

August 17, 2014

Hasidic New Wave, Valhalla, NY, 17 Aug 2014

Hasidic New Wave Sunday, Aug 17, 2014, 3:30–4:45pm Westchester Jewish Arts Festival Kensico Dam Plaza 1 Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla, New York 10595 Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1448872912045598/

October 27, 2014

Trio Xalam w/Eric Vloeimans, NYC, 27 Oct 2014

TRIO XALAM with Eric Vloeimans

Oct 27th at Drom, 10pm (one set = 10$)
DROM,
85 Avenue A,
NYC.
(212) 777-1157,

Just back from their inaugural European tour, XALAM graces the stage of the eclectic east village club DROM. They will be premiering a new collaboration with special guest and Dutch trumpet icon, Eric Vloeimans.

TRIO XALAM is a collective of three veteran world and jazz musicians, featuring Matt Darriau (Klezmatics, Paradox Trio), Middle Eastern oud player Brandon Terzic (Nubatones), and Matt Kilmer (Simone Shaheen, Louis C.K., Reggie Watts).

Eric Vloeimans has been active in a wide variety of ensembles over the years. He has toured the US twice and will be on tour here with his Olivers Cinema. He has played or collaborated with Mercer Ellington, John Taylor, Peter Erskine, Wayne Horvitz, Charlie Mariano, Nguyên Lê, Joey Baron, Michael Moore, many others.
http://www.ericvloeimans.nl

Trio Xalam
Matt Darriau: saxes, kaval
Matt Kilmer: percussion
Brandon Terzic: oud and ngoni

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1477857902483265

November 6, 2014

Nechushtan / Rothenberg / Ulrich, NYC, 6 Nov 2014

Nechushtan / Rothenberg / Ulrich Thursday, Nov 6, 7:15pm - 8:35pm Spectrum 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, New York 10002 PIano, Cello and Clarinet Trio improvisation & Nu-Compositions.This is part of the SPECTRAL INTERZONE series curated by Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/325169134356299/

November 7, 2014

John Zorn, Boston, MA, 7 Nov 2014

Curated by John Zorn and Anthony Coleman, THE MUSIC OF JOHN ZORN: A 35-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE, sponsored by NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Department, will feature repertoire drawn from a wide variety of Zorn projects spanning 35 years and a wide variety of musical idioms including chamber music, rock and game pieces all performed by NEC faculty, students and ensembles. The event begins Nov 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. with a PRE-CONCERT Q & A WITH MR. ZORN, followed by the 8 p.m. concert. During the concert, NEC president Tony Woodcock with present Zorn with an honorary Doctor of Music degree. Sponsored by NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Department, the event is free and open to the public. It takes place in NEC's Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. For more information and a complete repertoire list, log on to: necmusic.edu/event/13230 or call 617-585-1122.

November 22, 2014

Moetar, Pitom, Cash Pony, MWE, Oakland, CA, 16 Nov 2014

Moetar, Pitom (with Yoshie Fruchter), Cash Pony & MWE

Sunday, November 16th, 9pm
The Night Light
311 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/668131559968439/

Moetar, Pitom, Cash Pony, MWE, Oakland, CA, 16 Nov 2014

Moetar, Pitom (with Yoshie Fruchter), Cash Pony & MWE

Sunday, November 16th, 9pm
The Night Light
311 Broadway
Oakland, CA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/668131559968439/

December 2, 2014

Paradox Trio, NYC, 2 Dec 2015

Paradox Trio Tuesday, December 2, 8:00pm \Barbès 376 9th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215 Throw ten dollars in the jar and check out our new album-ready tunes. Matt Darriau: reeds and kaval Brad Shepik: guitar Rufus Cappadocia: 5 string electric cello Seido Salifoski: percussion Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/389884994502153/

Jon Madof residency: The Stone, NYC, 2 Dec 2014

Jon Madof will be in residency at TheStoneNYC.com from December 2-7, with performances by Rashanim, Zion80, and a brand new project called Blivet. 10 sets in all!

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in NYC. Admission is $15 per set, payable at the door. Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, December 2 at 8pm
Rashanim Acoustic - THE GATHERING
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

Tuesday, December 2 at 10pm
Rashanim Acoustic
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

More info: thestonenyc.com

December 3, 2014

Jon Madof residency: The Stone, NYC, 3 Dec 2014

Jon Madof will be in residency at TheStoneNYC.com from December 2-7, with performances by Rashanim, Zion80, and a brand new project called Blivet. 10 sets in all!

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in NYC. Admission is $15 per set, payable at the door. Hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, December 3 at 8pm
Rashanim Electric - THE MUSIC OF JOHN ZORN
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

Wednesday, December 3 at 10pm
Rashanim Electric
Jon Madof (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums, percussion)

More info: thestonenyc.com

December 4, 2014

Jon Madof residency: The Stone, NYC, 4 Dec 2014

Jon Madof will be in residency at TheStoneNYC.com from December 2-7, with performances by Rashanim, Zion80, and a brand new project called Blivet. 10 sets in all!

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in NYC. Admission is $15 per set, payable at the door. Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, December 4 at 8 & 10pm
BLIVET (debut performance!)
Jon Madof (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Mathias Künzli (drums)
Jon Madof’s new project, BLIVET, is a tribute to the classic instrumental groove music of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Meters and others.

More info: thestonenyc.com

December 6, 2014

Jon Madof residency: The Stone, NYC, 6 Dec 2014

Jon Madof will be in residency at TheStoneNYC.com from December 2-7, with performances by Rashanim, Zion80, and a brand new project called Blivet. 10 sets in all!

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in NYC. Admission is $15 per set, payable at the door. Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, December 6 at 8pm
Zion80 plays Carlebach
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yonadav Halevy (drums)

Saturday, December 6 at 10pm
Zion80 plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels
Jon Madof (guitar, conductor) Matt Darriau (alto sax) Greg Wall (tenor sax) Frank London (trumpet) Jessica Lurie (bari sax, flute) Zach Mayer (bari sax) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Brian Marsella (keyboard) Marlon Sobol (percussion) Yonadav Halevy (drums)

More info: thestonenyc.com

December 7, 2014

Jon Madof residency: The Stone, NYC, 7 Dec 2014

Jon Madof will be in residency at TheStoneNYC.com from December 2-7, with performances by Rashanim, Zion80, and a brand new project called Blivet. 10 sets in all!

The Stone is located at the corner of Ave. C and 2nd St. in NYC. Admission is $15 per set, payable at the door. Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, December 7 at 8pm
Jon Madof solo guitar

Sunday, December 7 at 10pm
Jon Madof, Jessica Lurie, Zach Mayer and Yonadav Halevy
Jon Madof (guitar) Jessica Lurie (sax, effects) Zach Mayer (sax) Yonadav Halevy (drums)

More info: thestonenyc.com

January 9, 2015

LABAmusic: WIth Alicia Svigals, Nadav Lev, Yoav Gal, NYC, 9 Jan 2015

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Jan 9 at 8:00pm
14th Street Y
344 E 14th St,
New York, New York 10003

LABA, A Laboratory of Jewish Culture, presents award-winning opera and contemporary music.. Featuring LABA fellowship alumni Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violinist, Yoav Gal, and Nadav Lev. From world music to indie opera, their diverse voices are united by the common thread of Jewish culture - a mesmerizing tapestry of some of the best original music made in downtown NYC.

Alicia Svigals: Violinist/vocalist/composer, world’s foremost klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics will perform her Seduction in Eynaim: A Maternal Song Cycle: settings of poetry on the double-edged helix of inheritance across generations of women. With celebrated accordionist William Schimmel.

Yoav Gal, pioneering 'indie opera' creator, will present his Shekhinah song cycle, which constructs the history of the feminine personification of the Jewish people, שכינה, and her relationship with a hyper-masculine God.

Nadav Lev, multifaceted, innovative guitarist and winner of Andres Segovia Award, appears in his duo with Rémy David Yulzari, combining classical, Spanish and Jewish-Sephardic music traditions; and in New Strings Attached, music with classical and electric guitar, with world-renowned mezzo Rinat Shaham.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/321332101389578/

January 11, 2015

LABAmusic: WIth Alicia Svigals, Nadav Lev, Yoav Gal, NYC, 11 Jan 2015

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Sunday 1/11 at 11:30, including brunch! $15, free with APAP badge.
14th Street Y
344 E 14th St,
New York, New York 10003

LABA, A Laboratory of Jewish Culture, presents award-winning opera and contemporary music.. Featuring LABA fellowship alumni Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violinist, Yoav Gal, and Nadav Lev. From world music to indie opera, their diverse voices are united by the common thread of Jewish culture - a mesmerizing tapestry of some of the best original music made in downtown NYC.

Alicia Svigals: Violinist/vocalist/composer, world’s foremost klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics will perform her Seduction in Eynaim: A Maternal Song Cycle: settings of poetry on the double-edged helix of inheritance across generations of women. With celebrated accordionist William Schimmel.

Yoav Gal, pioneering 'indie opera' creator, will present his Shekhinah song cycle, which constructs the history of the feminine personification of the Jewish people, שכינה, and her relationship with a hyper-masculine God.

Nadav Lev, multifaceted, innovative guitarist and winner of Andres Segovia Award, appears in his duo with Rémy David Yulzari, combining classical, Spanish and Jewish-Sephardic music traditions; and in New Strings Attached, music with classical and electric guitar, with world-renowned mezzo Rinat Shaham.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/321332101389578/

April 5, 2015

Tall Trio CD release, Cambridge, MA, 5 Apr 2015

Tall Tale Trio,(Andrew Blickenderfer, bass; Gary Fieldman, drums; Michael McLaughlin, piano) will be hosting a CD release for their new work. "The Moment," featuring music from the CD as well as new music all composed by Andrew Blickenderfer.

Sun, Apr 5, 2015, 5pm
lilypad
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA

www.facebook.com/events/889670954424500/

May 5, 2015

Zion80 residency @ Joe's Pub, NYC, 5 May 2015

Jon Madof's Zion80 residency at Joe's Pub

Tues, May 5 - Jun 9, 2015. Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $14.00
Buy Tickets

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. Zion80's latest CD is Adramelech: John Zorn's Book of Angels volume 22

May 12, 2015

Zion80 residency @ Joe's Pub, NYC, 12 May 2015

Jon Madof's Zion80 residency at Joe's Pub

Tues, May 5 - Jun 9, 2015. Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $14.00
Buy Tickets

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. Zion80's latest CD is Adramelech: John Zorn's Book of Angels volume 22

May 19, 2015

Zion80 residency @ Joe's Pub, NYC, 19 May 2015

Jon Madof's Zion80 residency at Joe's Pub

Tues, May 5 - Jun 9, 2015. Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $14.00
Buy Tickets

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. Zion80's latest CD is Adramelech: John Zorn's Book of Angels volume 22

May 26, 2015

Zion80 residency @ Joe's Pub, NYC, 26 May 2015

Jon Madof's Zion80 residency at Joe's Pub

Tues, May 5 - Jun 9, 2015. Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $14.00
Buy Tickets

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. Zion80's latest CD is Adramelech: John Zorn's Book of Angels volume 22

June 2, 2015

Zion80 residency @ Joe's Pub, NYC, 2 Jun 2015

Jon Madof's Zion80 residency at Joe's Pub

Tues, May 5 - Jun 9, 2015. Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $14.00
Buy Tickets

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. Zion80's latest CD is Adramelech: John Zorn's Book of Angels volume 22

June 9, 2015

Zion80 residency @ Joe's Pub, NYC, 9 Jun 2015

Jon Madof's Zion80 residency at Joe's Pub

Tues, May 5 - Jun 9, 2015. Doors: 9pm / Show: 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Price: $14.00
Buy Tickets

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. Zion80's latest CD is Adramelech: John Zorn's Book of Angels volume 22

June 10, 2015

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

Klezmer Masterclass with Lerner & Moguilevsky

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

$20. To register call 416-979-8282

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

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

June 11, 2015

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

Lerner & Moguilevsky: Klezmer en Buenos Aires

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

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

June 24, 2015

Bop Kabbalah + Jon Madof's Blivet, Brooklyn, NYC, USA, 24 Jun 2015

Bop Kabbalah + Jon Madof's Blivet

Wed, June 24, 2015, 7pm
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Pl,
Brooklyn, New York 11215

tickets $12

These two exciting bands team up for this double bill in Brooklyn! Tzadik Records recording artists Bop Kabbalah play selections from their acclaimed 2014 release alongside new compositions and Blivet - Madof's newest classic-R&B/funk-meets-downtown-NYC-madness project - performs on the heels of recording their debut CD and premiering during Madof's Stone residency earlier this year!

7pm - Blivet
Jon Madof - guitar
Brian Marsella - organ
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Mathias Kunzli - drums

8:15 - Bop Kabbalah
Ty Citerman - guitar
Ben Holmes - trumpet
Ken Thomson - bass clarinet
Adam Gold - drums

June 26, 2015

Ugly Beauties, Toronto, Canada, 26 Jun 2015

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

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

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

July 16, 2015

Dorian Wood w/Yiddish Art Trio, NYC, 16 Jul 2015

Dorian Wood (with special guests Yiddish Art Trio)

Thursday July 16, 9:30pm
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St.,
NYC

More info: www.facebook.com/events/506730072814485/

Revolutionary Snakes w/ guests Jason Palmer & Godwin Louis, NYC, 16 Jul 2015

Revolutionary Snakes w/ guests Jason Palmer & Godwin Louis

Wednesday, July 22, 7:30-9:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm).
Norma Jean Calderwood Courtyard,
Museum of Fine Arts,
465 Huntington Ave.,
Boston, MA 02115.
Wheelchair accessible.

General Seating tickets: $24 MFA members, $30 nonmembers.
For advance tickets and information: 800-440-6975, www.mfa.org/programs/music/revolutionary-snake-ensemble-with-special-guest-jason-palmer

August 20, 2015

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 20 Aug 2015

imageCharming Hostess

Thursday August 20, 12:30pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco, CA

FREE
More info: www.facebook.com/events/511244425699871/

September 20, 2015

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, 20 Sep 2015

imageCharming Hostess

Sep 20, 2015, 1-4pm
Art in Nature Festival
Stream Trail, Redwood Regional Park
Oakland, CA

FREE
More info: www.samavesha.org/productions/art-in-nature-festival/

December 3, 2015

Book of J, Berkeley, CA, 3 Dec 2015

Book of J: New Moon Gather

Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 7pm for study and tea; 7:30 for performance and ritual
Rose Labyrinth
2138 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA

Book of J comes together to study and sing in Kislev, the month of dreams. Come at 7PM if you want to learn about Jewish dream interpretation, including Talmudic wisdom such as “All kinds of vegetables are a good sign in a dream, except turnip-tops. Stick around because at 7:30PM we will perform and sing some Kislev-appropriate songs. At the end, we will all go outside and greet the Kislev moon together. Book of J is Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood. For this performance we have a special visitor: Cynthia Taylor of Charming Hostess!

More info: www.facebook.com/events/426916554176460/

December 4, 2015

Paradox Trio, Brooklyn, NY, 4 Dec 2015

Paradox Trio

Friday, December 4, 9:30pm
Barbès
BAM cafe,
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Matt Darriau: reeds and kaval
Brad Shepik: guitar
Rufus Cappadocia: 5 string cello
Seido Salifoski: dumbek

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1685565341657389/

December 19, 2015

Tall Tale Trio, Cambridge, MA, 19 Dec 2015

Tall Tale Trio

Saturday, December 19 at 4:00pm
lilypad
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tall Tale Trio comes back to the Lilypad for a late afternoon concert of original music by Andrew Blickenderfer (and a few tunes from Gary and Michael.) Come in out of the cold and then maybe join us for a pint after.

Andrew Blickenderfer, bass; Gary Fieldman, drums and Michael McLaughlin, piano.

$10.00 at the door.
More info: www.facebook.com/events/1579758742277562/

December 20, 2015

Charming Hostess, Brooklyn, NYC, 20 Dec 2015

imageCharming Hostess with strings

Sunday, December 20 at 7 PM
Barbès
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY

More info: www.facebook.com/events/144710769229075/

Winter women's music with a vocal and string trio! Medieval Greek chants for Mary, Bulgarian Sephardic songs of cooking and drinking, Spanish Civil War tunes of La Pasionaria…and a singalong Union Maid at the end. Our all-genius, all-girl crew is Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes, Dana Lyn and Mazz Swift. The New Yorker describes Jewlia's music as "hilarious and touching, sweet and soulful." The Wire says we show a "dazzling display of vocal agility, wit, emotional flexibility, and imaginative depth." Show some love to the radical women in your life, this is a great date!

May 9, 2016

Celebrate new moon with Book of J, Oakland, CA, 9 May 2016

Rosh Khodesh: New Moon Gather

Monday, May 9 at 7:30 PM
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit St,
Oakland, California 94609

Tix/More info

Celebrate the new month in a welcoming context, rich with music and learning! Artists-in-Residence Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood - solo) will teach and perform songs of the new month. We open with tea, cake and text study, we close with a ritual outside under the dark sky of the new moon. A great way to bring in the new month with joy and intention!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1718147375110524/

May 18, 2016

John Zorn, NYC, 18 May 2016

JOHN ZORN’S SCORE FOR FILMWORKS XX: SHOLEM ALEICHEM

Wed, May 18, 2016, 7pm
YIVO
15 W. 16th t.
NYC

More info: yivo.org/John-Zorn-Sholem-Aleichem

May 20, 2016

Whirled Trio, Brooklyn, NY, 20 May 2016

WHIRLED TRIO
Band premier at groovy new venue in Williamsburg

Friday May 20 - 2 sets 9pm (free)
The Rosemont
63 Montrose Ave Brooklyn, NY

Matt Darriau - reeds
Brad Shepik - guitar
Tim Keiper - drums

May 25, 2016

Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, 25 May 2016

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream

Wed, May 25, 10pm (doors open 8pm)
Midway
3496 Washington St. (near Doyles),
Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

9pm: Fully Celebrated Orchestra
10pm: Naftule's Dream
11pm: Clear Audience

July 9, 2016

The Klezmatics + Charming Hostess @ Yerba Buena Fest, San Francisco, CA, 9 Jul 2016

imagesThe Klezmatics and Charming Hostess

Sat, July 9, 2016, 1:00pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
773 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA

Event Line (207) 415-543-1718
ybgfestival.org/event/klezmatics-and-charming-hostess/

July 29, 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood "Kol Nidre" screening, 29 Jul 2016

Jeremiah Lockwood

Fri, Jul 29, 7pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)

With the encouragement of my friend, Rabbi Dan Ain, I have made a new record of music--the new album, entitled Kol Nidre, is inspired by the high holiday liturgy of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur services we've been leading together for the last five years--the album features Shoko Nagai and John Bollinger--it sounds really nice. The album is coming out in October, but this Friday night we'll be premiering a music video for one of the pieces that was directed by our dear friend Tatiana McCabe -- the video is lovely--it animates paintings by the reonwned artist Archie Rand. Shoko and I will play a few pieces from the record and Dan and Mike Neuhaus (editor of Relix Magazine) will have a discussion about the record...also refreshments will be served.

More info/tix: lpr.com/lpr_events/friday-night-jam-july-29th-2016/

August 4, 2016

The Sway Machinery & Hydra, Brooklyn, NY, 4 Aug 2016

The Sway MachineryThe Sway Machinery vs Hydra

Joe's Pub
Aug 4, 2016—Doors at 6:00PM / Show at 7:00PM
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Advance Price: $15 / Door Price: $20
Tix/More info: publictheater.org

September 4, 2016

Who is Manny Blanc, Brooklyn, NY, 4 Sep 2016

Who is Manny Blanc?—theremin edition

Thu, September 4th 10 pm
Barbès
376 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

WHO IS MANNY BLANC? will be celebrating the music and aesthetic of this little known dynamic 60's New York musician and arranger. This edition will feature the notable discoverer of the lost Blanc recordings, Adam O'Callaghan, on the rare Moog (console) theremin. Our Québécois thereminist will be helping us re-interpret the music from Mr. Blanc's obscure yet astonishing LP released in the early 60's called "Jewish Jazz". Exotica meets futurist jazz, meets proto-surf - from double electric guitars to harmonica driven duck-call dialogue to theremin. The LP is one of the earliest attempts at putting klezmer melody in a jazz and groovy out-there context.

The band features some of NY's finest klezies:

Matt Darriau - reeds,
Adam O'Callaghan - theremin and reeds
Avi Fox-Rosen - guitar
Yoshie Fruchter - guitar
Ari Folman Cohen - bass
Chris Stromquist - drums

October 4, 2016

The Ancestral String Band feat. Sara Casewell: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverThe Ancestral String Band, featuring Sara Caswell
David Krakauer Stone residency

Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

A new twist on clarinet and strings, with a mix of klezmer, original compositions and improvisation.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sara Caswell (violin) Joe Deninzon (violin) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (acoustic/electric bass)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 5, 2016

The Big Picture Orchestra: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverThe Big Picture Orchestra
David Krakauer Stone residency

Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Krakauer transplants the house band from his multi-media production, The Big Picture, into an unleashed music-only evening of explorations and improvisations on the music of iconic films
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sara Caswell (violin) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Rob Schwimmer (piano, hakken continuum, theramin) Jerome Harris (acoustic/electric bass) Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 6, 2016

Krakauer plays Zorn: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverKrakauer plays Zorn
David Krakauer Stone residency

Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Krakauer's arrangements of pieces specially selected for David Krakauer and his band by John Zorn from the third Book of Angels.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass, vocals) Michael Sarin (drums) Keepalive (sampler)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 7, 2016

Ancestral Groove: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverAncestral Groove
David Krakauer Stone residency

Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Loops, grooves and ecstatic improvisation celebrate the earthy side of Krakauer's Eastern European Jewish ancestry in a joyful contemporary celebration.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass, vocals) Michael Sarin (drums) Keepalive (sampler)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 8, 2016

Breath & Hammer: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverBreath & Hammer
David Krakauer Stone residency

Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Clarinet, Piano, Electronics
“Simple Songs” from Kinan Azmeh, John Zorn, Rob Curto, Roberto Rodriguez, Emil Kroitor, Kathleen Tagg and David Krakauer expanded by Krakauer and South African pianist/sound explorer Kathleen Tagg into a full blown orchestral texture with loops, samples and extended techniques enhanced by a projected video feed designed by Jesse Gilbert.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Kathleen Tagg (piano)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 9, 2016

Krakauer's Acoustic Klezmer Quartet: David Krakauer residency/The Stone, NYC, 4–9 Oct 2016

cd coverBreath & Hammer
David Krakauer Stone residency

Sun, Oct 9, 2016, 8pm
The Stone
corner of Ave. C and 2nd St.
NYC

Unplugged versions of Krakauer's klezmer repertoire ranging from his own quirky originals to traditional tunes.
David Krakauer (clarinets) Will Holshouser (accordion) Jerome Harris (bass) Michael Sarin (percussion)

Admission: $20

More info: thestonenyc.com/

October 25, 2016

Naftule's Dream, Boston, MA, 25 Oct 2016

Naftule's DreamNaftule's Dream

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10-11pm
the Midway
3496 Washington St.,
Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

Special fun because we will have an enlarged band with Clayton DeWalt joining us on trombone, so we will have the Naftule little big band! Also on the bill: Cruel Mistress and Ivo & the Wave Wranglers. It will be a splendid night of music.

midwaycafe.com/

December 4, 2016

David Krakauer w/Bakken Trio, Minneapolis, MN, 4 Dec 2016

cd coverDavid Krakauer with The Bakken Trio

Sunday, December 4 at 4 PM
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Ave. South,
Minneapolis, MN. 55405

Tickets/more info online
$15 student, $25 senior, $30 single admission
$5 for a child 5-17 accompanied by an adult

December 10, 2016

Jon Madof w/Outliers, NYC, 10 Dec 2016

Outliers Series @ the Spectrum
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Mick Rossi (Philip Glass / Paul Simon), Jon Madoff (Rashanim, Zion80, Blivet) w/ Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box), Stephen Ulrich (Big Lazy) and Yuval Lion (Zion80, Cibo Matto)

Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St., 2nd Fl.
NYC

December 19, 2016

Vodka & Latke Party@Yiddish New York, 27 Dec 2016

The Sway MachineryVodka & Latke Party The Brothers Nazaroff Ternovka Ensemble feat. Zhenya Lapotnik The Sway Machinery with Hydra Yiddish New York All-Stars Tuesday December 27 7:30pm (The Sway Machinery hits at 9) Drom, 27 Avenue A NYC For tickets and more information: www.dromnyc.com -----

March 5, 2017

The Art in Heaven project, Dedham, MA, 5 Mar 2017

The Art in Heaven Project

Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 2pm
NewBridge on the Charles
7000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026

Art in Heaven is a film by photographer Z.S. Rosenfeld who traveled across Europe capturing sacred architectural icons of lost Jewish communities. Asefa’s Gibraltar-born guitarist and singer, Elie Massias creates an improvised soundtrack to the film with guitar, voice, saxophone, keyboard, and looping recorder, bringing these disappearing, sacred structures back to life. Reception to follow.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$18

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

March 12, 2017

The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival w/Book of J & Hydra, NYC, 12 Mar 2017

The Sway Machinery Purim Carnival with Book of J and Hydra!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 8 PM - 11:55 PM
Nublu
(62 Ave C--the original)
NYC

Facebook: hwww.facebook.com/events/1432207080125062/