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New Flying Bulgars; Album Release May 10,11

Flying Bulgars publicity shot w/instruments
There are a very few new Jewish music bands: Brave Old World, say, or the Klezmatics, who consistently push the envelope and take my breath away like the Flying Bulgars. I have arranged work schedules so that I can stop off in Toronto to see them perform. It is therefore with great excitement that I present the following:

The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
presents a CD Release Celebration Concert for their new recording,
Sweet Return
Saturday, May 10, 8:30pm; Sunday, May 11, 2pm
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto
Tickets: Sat. $15/Sun. $12 BOX OFFICE: 416-531-6604

The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Canada s coolest contribution to slammin Semitic sounds, is proud to announce a CD Release Concert in celebration of their fifth release entitled Sweet Return, the band s most diverse recording to date. The Flying Bulgars with special guest Jane Bunnett and others will perform on Saturday, May 10 at 8:30pm and at a special Mother's Day bruch & concert on Sunday May 11 at 2pm at Hugh s Room.

"Sweet Return" is thirteen tracks of some of the most unique music the Bulgars have ever produced, dancing between Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Lower East Side and Downtown Toronto. For the first time ever, each band member has composed at least one tune for the project, which features special guest, the great Grammy-nominated saxophonist, Jane Bunnett. (In May of 2002 the Flying Bulgars performed Shekhine-Spirit in the Natural World before a sold-out crowd at Toronto s Isabel Bader Theatre. This inspiring and wonderful evening-length concert featured guest artists Jane Bunnett and Alex Poch-Goldin and was the genesis and initial seeding for Sweet Return.)

Rooted in Toronto, the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band brings together the remarkable talents of six great musicians. FBKB leader and trumpeter David Buchbinder has been deeply involved with New Jewish music since forming the FBKB over fifteen years ago (their very first gig was February 1, 1988 at Clinton s). The other members are Daniel Barnes drums and percussion, Andrew Downing double bass and bass clarinet, Robert Stevenson clarinet and bass clarinet, Marilyn Lerner piano and accordion and Dave Wall vocals and alto saxophone.

Joining the band and Jane will be guest musicians Levon Ichkanian (electric guitar & oud), Rick Shadrach Lazar (percussion) and Stephen Donald (trombone) three of Toronto s hottest world musicians.

Saturday May 10 at 8:30pm and Sunday May 11 at 2pm , Hugh s Room, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, Canada
Tickets: Sat. $15/Sun. $12 BOX OFFICE: 416-531-6604

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