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Metropolitan Klezmer, Los Mas Valientes, NYC, Apr 6

band photoKlezmer & Latin jazz double bill reprise at Makor
Wednesday, April 6
8:00 pm ::: Los Mas Valientes,
9:30 pm ::: Metropolitan Klezmer
35 W 67 St, NYC
$12 for both dynamic, versatile eight-piece bands!

Last year's pairing of MK & LMV was a Voice Choices pick: "Here we have two different threads of the New York experience from octets led by women. Drummer Eve Sicular's Metropolitan Klezmer is an outstanding group that doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Ditto for flutist Jessica Valiente's Los Mas Valientes, which has a very tight Latin sound. Extra points if you dance during both bands' sets."—Tad Hendrickson, Village Voice

These two ensembles share the talents of horn section members Rick Faulkner (trombone) and Debra Kreisberg (clarinet/alto sax), while LMV bassist Anna Milat-Meyer also performs with Isle of Klezbos klezmer sextet. At this year's show, both bands will also share versions of a new original piece by LMV leader Jessica Valiente. Metropolitan Klezmer features a wide-ranging, mood-changing mix, including adaptations of vintage soundtracks from the Yiddish Celluloid Closet project, while Los Mas Valientes performs repertoire from their newly-released third CD, "Titere Fue".

Gorgeous arrangements and glorious grooves guaranteed!

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