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Art Bailey, NYC, Sep 28

Bi-monthly klezmer concert series in Astoria features "Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar"

Art Bailey (accordion); Yaeko Miranda (violin); Brandon Seabrook (mandolin); Nick Cudahy (bass).

Café ACI Astoria Center of Israel Synagogue
27-35 Crescent St., Astoria
Tuesday, September 28th, 7:30-9:30pm. Cost: $5

Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar performs bi-monthly at ACI, transforming the synagogue's foyer into a "cafe-style" setting, complete with intimate tables and delicious desserts. The ensemble is led by accordionist and pianist Art Bailey, and features bassist Nick Cudahy, violinist Yaeko Miranda, and mandolinist Brandon Seabrook.

Bailey's concept of Jewish music owes more to Romanian string ensembles than to the more familiar clarinet and drums based klezmer bands. Reminiscent of an even earlier time in the history of recorded Jewish music, the result is fresh, unique, and thoroughly engaging. The repertoire is a mix of early 20th century Jewish fiddle pieces, original compositions, improvisation, and features material originally recorded by Romanian-born cymbalom master and Lower East Side restauranteur, Joseph Moskowitz.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria (Queens). We're less than 20 minutes from 59th and Lex in Manhattan! Take the N or W subway towards Queens to the 30th Avenue stop. Walk west on 30th Avenue (towards Athens Square Park) for about 4 short blocks; turn right on Crescent Street and walk a half block down on the right. For more information about the concert series visit www.astoriacenter.org/op.

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