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Klezmer meets Brazilian, the South American Way, NYC,

Bulgach and Ze LuisGustavo Bulgach, Prince of West Coast Klezmer, Band leader of Klezmer Juice and Brazilian Composer and Woodwind Prodigy Ze Luis Oliveira are joining forces for one memorable night of “Klezmer meets Brazilian, the South American Way” at Makor, 35 W. 67th St, NYC on Wednesday, June 21st 2006 at 10pm.

This long-time friendship between the two South American natives has produced a collaboration of different heritages that were both spawned in the jazz clubs around the world. Since leaving their Home Land, Ze Luis has concentrated his musical talents in NYC and Bulgui has been emerged in Latin, Jazz, Swing and Klezmer in the Bar-Mitzvah capital of the world, Los Angeles.

With a long career of playing both Saxophone and clarinet Gustavo Bulgach has played back up for Acts such as EL GENERAL, THE HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSE BAND, THE ORGANIC ORCHESTRA, HIP HOP HOODIOS, CHRIS BOTTY’S ORCHESTRA. Played Saxophone as part of the successful swing band JUMPIN’ JIMES and formed two bands, The Bulgui Union and now Klezmer Juice. Living in Hollywood Gustavo has appeared in many television shows and Klezmer Juice opened the first scene in ‘WEDDING CRASHERS” starting Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. Klezmer Juice released their first CD entitled “Action Speaks Louder than Words” in March of 2005 and has gained a lot of recognition among audiences ever since.

The OY-HOO Music Awards nominated Klezmer Juice for an award in the category of Best New Band and ARC Music International (recording company) released the album worldwide.

In February of 2006, KLEZMER JUICE got a commission form CMH Records in Los Angeles to release 4 CD’s in the next 2 years. They just finished the first one which is a Klezmer tribute to the music of MATISYAHU. KLEZMER JUICE is currently playing in California after returning from a recent South American Tour.

Jose Luis Oliveira a Rio de Janeiro born artist that goes by Ze Luis is a multi instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer that have credits in more than 320 albums.

In his homeland during the eighties he was a member of Caetano Veloso’s band for seven years and scored together with Gilberto Gil the movie “A Subway to the Stars” directed by Carlos Diegues, one of the most prestigious directors from Brazil.

In a more recent event, he released his first album titled Guarani Banana (Malandro Records/Trama), which was acclaimed, by critics and reviewers through out USA including Saxophone Journal, Down Beat (Players), Rhythm, and Jazziz, among others.

Fresh out of the musical direction of Bebel Gilberto’s release Tanto Tempo (Six Degrees) Ze Luis went back to school to study classical composition with Stanley Wolfe at Juilliard where he was an A student.

Now, after finished the recording of his new album, Ze is ready for another round. He has been working live with his Sextet, Rio Zona Sul, playing regularly in the New York scene (Galapagos, NuBlu, Satala, SOB’S, Knitting Factory, etc…).

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