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Klezmer Concert/Dance Party, Montreal, Canada, Feb 23, 2008

KlezKanada logoKlezKanada presents a World-Class Klezmer Concert and Dance Party. The event takes place Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 9pm at Kola Note (5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal).

This exciting evening features a line-up of internationally acclaimed klezmer musicians. From Montreal to New York, from concert halls to nightclubs, these performers create a buzz wherever they appear. Grammy award-winning trumpeter Frank London is famous for his work with klezmer supergroups The Klezmatics and The Klezmer Brass Allstars. Renowned Yiddish singer Michael Alpert has been a pioneering figure in the renaissance of Klezmer and Yiddish music for the past 30 years. Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz are founding members of Veretski Pass and loved for their virtuosic traditional style. The dynamic Strauss/Warschauer Duo features two of the most astonishing and popular performers and teachers in the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene.

Special guests for the evening include cello visionary Matt Haimovitz, the first classical musician to play at NY's notorious CBGB club. Also Montreal's Shtreiml, New York's fastest rising young clarinet star Michael Winograd and more!

Dancing will be led by Avia Moore and Michael Alpert.

One show only, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Kola Note, 5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal. Doors will open at 8:30 pm, the show will commence at 9 pm. General admission tickets $20, student tickets $10. Available at the door. For sponsorship tickets, please call 514.993.2842. A partial tax receipt will be issued. For more information, contact Avia Moore by email or by phone 514.993.2842.

KlezKanada, Canada's largest organization dedicated to Yiddish/Jewish culture and the arts, brings an evening of music and dance to Montreal's historic Jewish neighbourhood. KlezKanada is known for exciting events that appeal to all ages and interests. The event is part of KlezKanada's Winter-Session, a weekend of workshops, cabarets, jam sessions and performances.

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