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Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble, Montreal, Canada, Apr 10, 2008

CD coverMichael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

When: April 10, 2008 - 8:30
Where: Kola Note, 5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal
How Much: $10 (student), $15 (general), $25 (sponsor)
Tickets: Available at the Kole Note Box Office, at the door or from the Admission Network at www.admission.com or by calling (514) 790-1245.

Michael Winograd is considered one of the today's finest Klezmer clarinetist. He has performed and recorded with such noted artists as the Klezmatics, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Alicia Svigals, Mikveh, Michael Alpert, Shtreiml, Socalled, Adrienne Cooper, Ran Eliran, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band amongst others. He founded the Boston based ensemble Khevre, and now leads the Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble in New York City.

The ensemble is made up of New York City's finest young Klezmer musicians, with Joey Wiesenberg (mandolin,) Patrick Farrell (accordion,) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone,) Nick Cudahy (bass,) Richie Barshay (percussion,) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl,) and Judith Berskon (vocals.) Their new release Bessarabian Hop, showcases mostly original material that explores the rich sounds of the past, with unique precision and intense focus.

"You've gotta love a guy with a weakness for flat 2s who also steers a tune through C Major no matter where it started. Winograd's sound is a synthesis of 100 years of Yiddish clarinet. There's a lot of loving irony in his music, or is it ironic love? From the Hall of Jordan to the banks of the Dniester, high, low, sideways, always. I'm just so glad he's with us in this world." —accordionist Alan Bern (Brave Old World)

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