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May 2, 2004

Casco Bay Tummlers, Cambridge, MA, May 2

Casco Bay Tummlers

Klezmer, Old & New
Balkan, Jewish, Greek & Israeli Dancing

All Asia Cafe
334 Mass Ave.
Central Sq.
Cambridge, MA
May 2, 2004
2:00 – 4:30
$5 (suggested)
For more information:
(617) 497-1544 (cafe)
gruve@maine.rr.com (band)

Yankele, Orly, France, May 2

Yankele, Le dimanche 2 mai 2004 à 17h00 à la vieille église, à Orly

Chassidic Jazz Project, N. Miami Beach, FL, May 2

The Chassidic Jazz Project hopes you will join us this weekend for our season finale. Performance features Carlos Averhoff, Tom Lippincott, Debbie Spring, Barbara Corcillo and Dave Wertman.

Sunday May 2, 2004, 2-4pm
The Chassidic Jazz Project
Live at Greynolds Park
Mosaic Music Series
17530 W. Dixie Hwy.
North Miami Beach
305 480-1717/ 305 755-5455
Admission is Free

Margot Leverett, Jackson Hts, NYC, May 2

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys Sunday, May 2 3pm Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St. Jackson Heights, NY 718-429-1150

Yam Gazlonim, NYC, May 2

posterDi Yam Gazlonim!
(the Yiddish Pirates of Penzance)
Book and Lyrics by Al Grand, Conductor and Musical Director Zalmen Mlotek

Starring: Robert Abelson, Mary Feinsinger, Jake Feldman, Murray Nesbitt, Dan Rous, Nell Snaidas

Featuring The New Yiddish Chorale
Sunday, May 2, 2004, 3pm One performance only of this concert version!

At this performance we will honor our special guest Theodore Bikel on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Tickets: $25 ground floor; $18 balcony
Contact: For tickets to this event: mail checks to the Temple or call 212-213-2120 for credit card sales.
Sunday, May 2, 2004, 3pm
Temple Shaaray Tefila, 250 East 79th Street (at 2nd Avenue), New York, NY 10021

Yankele, Orly, France, May 2

le groupe Yankele se produit en concert dans la région parisienne les jours prochains: Le dimanche 2 mai à 17h Le dimanche 2 mai 2004 à 17h00 à l'église St Germain, Orly. Réservations :

Yiddish 'Pirates of Penzance', NYC, May 2

Zalmen Mlotek will conduct the New Yiddish Chorale in a Folksbiene Theatre presentation of Al Grand's Yiddish version of "The Pirates of Penzance" (a.k.a., DI YAM GAZLONIM) at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 250 East 79th Street (at Second Avenue), New York on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 3:00PM. This performance is being presented in honor of the legendary actor, folk-singer, and Yiddish music icon Theodore Bikel in celebration of his 80th birthday. Mr. Bikel will be in attendance. For ticket information and group sales please call the Folksbiene at (212) 213-2120. For additional information please visit this website: www.folksbiene.org/readspecial.htm#pirates

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, May 2

Hope to see you all at the Workmen's Circle May klezmer jam next week -- Sunday May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm We play mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. We usually learn one piece by ear each time. All levels of players are welcome. There is a piano. The WC is at 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner, right on the Green Line Beacon Street route. This month's jam will be led by clarinetist Dena Resler. We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should stay away on account of money. There is also a monthly "north-of-Boston" jam now meeting in Reading . It will meet Sunday May 16 at a shul in Wakefield 12:30 pm. This is a leaderless jam, without any cost (but do bring food or drink). For information on getting music (posted to the web in PDF format) and directions, please email Vlad Liberman or visit www.gis.net/~vovka0.

"Music of our heritage", Concord, MA, May 2

Four of greater Boston’s best-known Klezmer musicians — Rosalie Gerut, Hankus Netsky, Ilene Stahl, and Andrew Blickenderfer — will come together for a concert titled “Music of Our Heritage: From Classics to Klez” on Sunday, May 2 at 7:30 pm. The concert is being sponsored by and is being held at Congregation Kerem Shalom, which is located at 659 Elm Street in Concord, near the Concord rotary on Route 2. Tickets for the event are $15 ($10 for children under 13) and are available only at the door.

Massel-Tov, Traunstein, Germany, May 2

Massel-Tov 83278 Traunstein, Nuts – Die Kulturfabrik, Crailsheimstr. 2, 20.00, T. 0861-8431, www.kulturfabrik-dienuts.de

May 5, 2004

Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL, May 5

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Wed., May 5, 7:30,
Dinner Concert,
Zhivago Restaurant,
9925 Gross Point Road,
(847) 982-1400
(no cover charge, $16 per person minimum food or drink order).

Yale Strom multimedia show, Hollywood, FL, May 5

"Klezmer: a timeless musical Journey..."

Wednesday May 5, 8:00 p.m.
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe St., Hollywood, FL 33020
Tickets: $36 - $38; to purchase call: 954-924-8175


"Klezmer: a timeless musical Journey..." is a culmination
of Yale Strom’s achievements, comprising his work into a
multi-media show with Klezmer music and the Klezmer
musicians as its theme. Intertwined with pieces of his
documentaries, Yale Strom’s band, Hot Pastrami, will play
songs from their original and traditional repertoire. And
renowned actor Avi Hoffman (“Too Jewish?—a Mensch and His
Musical”)2, will perform dramatic readings and monologues
based on Yale’s interviews to klezmorim from the past.
Played by musical stars or beggars, Klezmer music never
missed a chance to lift us up in the good times or carry us
through the bad, always filling with meaning the saddest of
our moments or the happiest of our weddings. Let us not
miss this opportunity. Let us join Yale Strom’s “KLEZMER: a
timeless musical journey…” in this once in a life time

Chamber Music, Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, May 5

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 8:00pm
tickets $12-15
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
"Chamber Music from the Old World"

David Glukh Ensemble, NYC, May 5

I would like to invite you to a charming Cornelia Street Cafe- a wonderful jazz club in Greenwich Village, NYC to hear our group- David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble. Ronn Yedidia- Accordion/Piano, Dan Auerbach- Violin, David Glukh- Piccolo Trumpet with percussionist Yuval Edoot and Bassist Eddy Khaimovich.

The event will take place on May 5, 2004, 8:30pm. Directions to the Cornelia Street Cafe are available from www.corneliastreetcafe.com

May 6, 2004

di bostoner klezmer, Southbridge, MA, May 6

If you're near central Mass. this coming Thursday, May 6, we hope you'll come catch one of di bostoner klezmer's spirited concerts! (and introduce yourself!) It's near the Sturbridge exit of the Mass Pike and not too far from CT.

We promise you good listening, a seldom-heard suite,
With selections of freylekhs that sure can't be beat!

Jacob Edwards Library, in Southbridge, MA:
236 Main St.
Telephone: 508-764-542

Concert starts at 6 P.M.

(directions are also at ci.southbridge.ma.us/LIB-directions.html)

Take Mass Pike to Exit 9, Sturbridge. Take first exit after tollbooth. Make a left at the first light, Route 131 East to Southbridge. Go four miles on Rt. 131 to Main Street, Southbridge. The library is on the Main Street in the center of town, immediately after the brick [lehavdil] Baptist Church. Turn left onto Foster Street to the parking lot behind the library.

or take the Auburn exit (Exit 10) off the Mass Pike to Route 20 West and then Route 169 south to Southbridge. Follow Route 169 six miles. After the Southbridge Police Station (on your right), go past the green, turn right at the rotary to Main Street, Southbridge. The Library is on Main Street at the corner of Foster Street to the parking lot behind the library.

Khevre, Cambridge, MA, May 6

band photoKhevre New Jewish and Yiddish Music to the Max live @ Zeitgeist Gallery Cambridge, MA

Thursday, May 6th
10PM (late show), $5

We will be playing new material, including even more 20th century yiddish poetry set to music. We will also be performing music from our upcoming record.

Adrienne Cooper, Marilyn Lerner, NYC, May 6

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 7:00 PM at the Congress for Jewish Culture - 25 East
21st St., Manhattan

"ABOUT MOTHER" - Celebration in honor of the bilingual book.
With Dr. Barnett Zumoff - author/translator, Mina Bern - famous
actress of the Yiddish stage, and Dr. Emanuel Goldsmith - honored

Free, Refreshments served.

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 7:00 PM at the Congress for Jewish Culture - 25
East 21st St., Manhattan

ADRIENNE COOPER, the renowned singer, will appear with pianist
Marilyn Lerner.
Cost: $5, Refreshments served.
Sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture, Yugntruf, and the
League for Yiddish,

FMI call 212-505-8040 or email: kongres@earthlink.net
Coffeehouse programs partially subsidized by the New York State Council
for the arts, a state agency.

Der yidisher kultur-kongres farbet aykh hartsik af di kumendike

DONERSHTIK DEM 6tn MAY, 7 a zeyger in ovnt in kongres- 25 East 21te
gas, Manhetn

"VEGN MAME" - Simkhe lekoved dem tsveyshprakhikn bikhl -
Mit Dr. Berl Zumoff - mekhaber/iberzetser, Mina Bern - barimte
aktrise fun der yidisher bine, un Dr. Mendl Goldsmith - khoshever

Arayntrit fray, kibed vert derlangt.

DONERSHTIK DEM 13tn MAY, 7 a zeyger in kongres- 25 East 21te gas,
KHANE (ADRIENNE) COOPER, di bavuste zingerin, vet uftreftn, bagleyt
fun Marilyn Lerner bay der piane.

Arayntrit: $5, kibed vert derlangt.

Di unternemung vert organizirt durkhn yidishn kultur-kongres,
yugntruf, un di yidish-lige.

Nokh protim klingt on 212-505-8040 oder shikt a blitsbriv -
Di "kavehoyz" programen vern teylvayz geshtitst durkh der nyu yorker
shtat rot far kunst, a shtatishe instants.The Congress for Jewish Culture
cordially invites you to the following events:

Eastern European and New Orleans Dance Music, NYC, May 6


May 6
7 pm - The Village Klezmer Quintet; 8 pm ­ The Gold
Sparkle Brass Band; 9 pm ­ Romashka, the NYC Gypsy Dance
Party Band.

Baggot Inn, 82 W. 3rd Street, bet. Thompson and Sullivan
tel: (212) 477-0622

MAY 6th, 2004 (New York, NY) ­ Romashka, The Village
Klezmer Quintet, and the Gold Sparkle Brass Band are
joining forces at the Baggot Inn on Thursday, May 6th. The
show will feature the lively music of Romanian & Russian
Gypsy caravans, the Eastern European Jewish diaspora, and
New Orleans second line, which grew out of the funeral
procession traditions of African slaves.

The Romashka Eastern European Collective unites several
Eastern European music projects sharing a common mission:
to fill NYC’s growing appetite for live Eastern European
folk music.

About The Village Klezmer Quintet:

The youthful, vibrant sound of the Village Klezmer Quintet
brings the old world melodies and rhythms of the Eastern
European Jews back to cafes, clubs, and celebrations all
around NYC boroughs and beyond. The group’s weekly shows
at Café and new fans, and the band’s members are welcome
and frequent entertainers at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and
other events around the tri-state area.

About Romashka, the NYC Gypsy Dance Party Band:

Romashka plays the music of Eastern European gypsies.
Gypsy muzica for dancing and dreaming… the band’s
repertoire includes gypsy and traditional Romanian and
Russian music. The musicians are a wild bunch of virtuoso
rhythm-throttling chop-splitting Brooklyn-dwelling world
music afficionados, who have gigged in various Klezmer,
Balkan, jazz, funk,and ska ensembles around the city.

Yiddish Theatre, Baltimore, MD, May 6

Thursday evening, MAY 6th,
7:30 pm
Proudly present
in the new
Morstein Performa Theater in the
Adalman Auditorium
Performed by our own “DI TRUPE” actors
$6 JCC & YofGB Members $8 non-members
*JCC Owings Mills, 3506 Gwynnbrook avenue
Details: call Joshua Speiser: 410-356-5200 x 506

Music in the Land of Three Faiths, NYC,

St. Bartholomew’s Church Presents
The Ivory Consort
"Music in the Land of Three Faiths"

The Ivory Consort will be presenting Music in the Land of Three Faiths at St. Bartholomew’s Church on May 6 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. The church is located at 109 East 50th St. and Park Ave. For more information and to order tickets please call 212-378-0248.

The Ivory Consort, founded and directed by Jay Elfenbein, is an ensemble that specializes in medieval music performed in an exciting and historically informed manner. For over ten years, they have brought ancient music to life on stage and over the radio with stunning clarity and brilliant improvisation. The Consort presents a fascinating mosaic of songs from the Golden Age of Spain, when Jews, Muslims and Christians forged a common musical language. The program features 10th through 13th century songs in Ladino, Hebrew, Arabic and Galician-Portuguese and provides a historical context for the intermingling of cultures that took place before the 1492 Expulsion.

Jay Elfenbein (vihuela d’arco/vielle/rebab/psaltery/back-up vocals)
Gerard Edery (baritone/saz/psaltery/percussion)
George Mgrdichian (oud)
Dennis Cinelli (mandora/saz)
Rex Benincasa (dumbek/frame drums/darbouka/riq/back-up vocals)
Margo Gezairlian Grib (soprano/vielle)

The combination of languages, medieval musical forms and exotic instruments has produced a feast of unusual sounds and moods." – Early Music Colorado

For booking information on The Ivory Consort please contact Thia Knowlton at:
Sefarad Records & Management
392 Central Park West (17Y)
New York, NY 10025
(212) 662-9712/ fax (212) 662-9712

Margot Leverett, Norfolk, VA, May 6

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Thursday, May 6
Benefit concert for The Dwelling Place,
Homeless shelter in Norfolk VA with Tim O'Brien.
Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk
More Information: 624-9879

Klezmer Workshop Open House, Brooklyn, NY, May 6

A new series of the popular Klezmer Workshop in Park Slope, Brooklyn begins with a free Open House on Thursday evening, May 6, 2004, 7:30 PM at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Led by internationally acclaimed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer, the 6-session series continues on Thursday evenings from May 13 through June 17. Newcomers, playing at an intermediate level or higher, are welcome. Cost is $165 for CBE members, $185 for non-members; $30/35 per-session rate.

Jeff Warschauer is internationally renowned as a mandolinist, guitarist, Yiddish singer and teacher. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

For more info, call Cantor Janet Leuchter, 718-768-3814, ext. 218 or email: | | Comments (0)

May 7, 2004

Silent Film showing w/Klezmer Score, Columbia, MO, May 7

Klezmer and Yiddish swing orchestra The People's Republic of Klezmerica
May 7, 2004, at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, MO:
Time: 8pm

$8 for adults, $6 for children under 12.
tel: (573)446-0608

will present their original score to "Pass the Gravy," enlivening our rediscovery of the agile and inspired silent comedian Max Davidson. Davidson was extremely popular in the late 1920s when he starred in a number of shorts at the Hal Roach Studios, playing the roles of Jewish tailors, pawnbrokers, and junk dealers. Nearly forgotten today, Davidson infused American slapstick with agile antics and a unique brand of Eastern European moxie. The original score, which combines early Yiddish swing, klezmer, vintage "photoplay" music, and popular melodies, may be the first Yiddish-themed work in the emerging trend of accompanying silent films.

Tikun, S

Jewish "Soul" Music
Lloc / Sitio / Place: C.A.T. Centre Artesá
Tradicionarius Grácia
Travessia de San Antoni # 6
Dia / Date: Dimecres / Viernes / Friday 7/5/04
Hora / Time: 22:00
Preu / Precio / Cover: 7 Euros
Mes / Mas / More info: www.tradicionarius.com

OiVaVoi, May 7, Brussels, Belgium

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Les Nuit Botaniques Festival,
Brussels, Belgium

May 8, 2004

Dancing, Klezmer, instruction, Philadelphia, PA, May 8

Yiddish dancing instruction and Klezmer performance

Saturday night, May 8, at Old Pine Community Center, 4th and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, PA, at 8 p.m. we welcome Michael Alpert, Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer, Susan Watts, Elaine Hoffman-Watts and Brian Bender.

As the closing event of a Shabbaton devoted to "Rediscovery and Reconnection" with Michael, Sruli and Lisa, it will bring the spirit of KlezKanada/KlezKamp to Philadelphia with instruction in Yiddish dance and plenty of music. Admission $18 at the door. Complimentary tickets available for students by calling the Synagogue, (215) 922-6590.

Klezmer Mountain Boys, Charlottesville, VA, May 7

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Friday, May 7
The Prism Coffehouse,
214 Rugby Rd,
Charlottesville, VA 22903,
$18 advance/$22 door
(434) 97-PRISM

Yarmulkazi, Providence, RI, May 8

Yarmulkazi, Brown University's klezmer band, is having their CD-Release Concert for "Out of the Klezet!"

Saturday, May 8, 9 pm, Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown St., Providence

Free music, food, and dance!!!

Jewish instrumental music, Ithaca, NY, May 8

Ithaca: On Saturday, May 8th, promptly at 10 pm (after Shabbat), the Carriage House Café will present an evening of Jewish instrumental Klezmer music and Hasidic song as a part of the 'Crossing Borders' multi-cultural radio concert series, soon to be aired regularly on WVBR. Featured artists include Joel Rubin (clarinet, musical direction), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl -- Eastern European Jewish hammered dulcimer), Rabbi Eli Silberstein (song and story) and The Cornell Klezmer Ensemble. The concert will be in honor of the Jewish festival of Lag Ba'Omer, which begins at sundown on that day. Lag Ba'Omer marks the 33rd day of the seven-week partial mourning period between the holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot, and is only day during this period where weddings, dancing and public performances of music are allowed to take place according to traditional Judaism.

Joel Rubin is currently a Mellon Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Music Department at Cornell University. For over two decades he has been one of the leading figures in the klezmer movement as performer, scholar, author and educator. Rubin directs the internationally acclaimed Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble, and was a founder of Brave Old World. He has documented the music of traditional musicians such as the Epstein Brothers, recipients of the prestigious National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA in 1998, and Moshe Berlin, Israel's most prominent klezmer clarinetist, performing together with them. Rubin studied with Richard Stoltzman and Kalmen Opperman and holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from City University (London).

Rubin is joined by Pete Rushefsky of Syracuse and Rabbi Eli Silberstein of Ithaca in a performance of Eastern European klezmer music and hasidic nigunim. Rushefsky is a leading revivalist of the tsimbl. Rabbi Silberstein has played an integral role in Ithaca's spiritual life for over two decades, and is an acknowledged expert on hasidic nigunim. Also featured on the program will be the newly formed Cornell Klezmer Ensemble under Rubin's direction. The ensemble, made up of Cornell students, staff and faculty, Ithaca College students, and other members of the Ithaca community, will be performing music representing the New York and Philadelphia klezmer traditions, drawing on repertoire as it was performed there during the 1910s and 1920s.

The performance begins promptly at 10 PM (after sunset) and will be recorded for a future broadcast of "Crossing Borders", a multi-cultural concert series that will begin airing weekly in June on 93.5FM, WVBR. The series will take place at the newly renovated Carriage House Café and will eventually be broadcast live. Denice Karamardian is the host of the series. Radio personality Aron Gutman will co-host for the Klezmer presentation.

The Carriage House Café will officially open for business in September of 2004. The mission of the Café is to promote multi-cultural exchange and awareness by providing hospitality and entertainment to the local and international community through cultural presentation of arts, music, cuisine and educational programming (often in collaboration with various community, corporate and university partners). The Carriage House Café is located at 304 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca.

Contact: Denice Karamardian, (607) 275-0021

Matisyahu, NY harbor, May 8

Matisyahu Lag Ba'Omer Boat Cruise

Sat, May 8, 2004
presented by JDUB & RocksOff

Boat opens at 10PM/sails at 11PM
from the dock at 23rd Street and FDR Drive (East Side). 2 full bars, surprise guests, new tunes, spectacular views of NYC, Brooklyn, the Statue of Liberty, the bridges, and the moon.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the boat, and the show is 21+ w/ID

May 9, 2004

Wholesale Klezmer, Amherst, MA, May 9

Vos iz vikhtik? What's important?

Jewish values of charity, social justice, kindness, honesty, helping others to earn a living, peacemaking and learning are the subject matter of a new group of traditional and old-but-updated songs and stories to be featured at the Wholesale Klezmer Band's upcoming concert:

Sunday, May 9th
at the National Yiddish Book Center
on the Campus of Hampshire College
Amherst, Massachusetts

Come at noon for a workshop on What Makes Yiddish Music Jewish presented by clarinetist Sherry Mayrent

for more information see www.bikher.org/+calendar

As is their tradition, the Wholesale Klezmer Band makes Yiddish songs accessible to non-Yiddish-speaking audiences with subtitles, translations, or easy vocabulary lessons. The range of their repertoire includes ballads, satire, children's songs and Jewish liturgy as well as lively dance tunes and soulful music for listening.

The Wholesale Klezmer Band, established in 1982, is based in Western Massachusetts. Their fourth and most recent recording is "Zingen far Sholem, Tantst far Freyd" (Sing for Peace, Dance for Joy).

RecKlez, Cambridge, MA, May 9

RecKlez, the Harvard Klezmer Band, will be performing on Sunday, May 9 (Lag b'Omer) at Harvard Hillel (52 Mt. Auburn St in Cambridge, MA.) The afternoon of Jewish music featuring Harvard's Jewish a cappella group, Mizmor Shir, and RecKlez: Harvard Klezmer Band, begins at 4:00 PM. Come listen to a rich variety of modern and traditional melodies and stay for dancing. The Klezmer part of the concert will probably begin at 4:45. Free Admission.

Sruli and Lisa, NYC, May 9

Come celebrate Lag B'Omer with Sruli and Lisa!

"Lag B'Omer" Concert and Dance Party
with Sruli and Lisa's Klezssidic Jam Band!
Sunday, May 9

37 West 26th St.
Admission $12

Join Sruli and Lisa and friends for a Lag B'Omer
Hulya-- with some of the
most exciting Klezmer and Hassidic melodies ever

Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Sruli and
Lisa play the clarinet,
violin, accordion, bass recorder, cello and drum,
and perform and teach Klezmer and
Hasidic music and dance all over the world.

"Superb musicians!" The Los Angeles Times

"Energetic, joyous, soul-inspiring Klezmer!"

"Besides being a virtuosic
multi-instrumentalist, Sruli draws on his
childhood background in Hasidism to bring a
vibrant spirituality to his playing. Lisa
too, transcends. She is a dynamic soloist."
Seth Rogovoy, Author, The
Essential Klezmer

"Stirringly beautiful -- Sruli and Lisa deftly
juggle the sacred and profane
that characterized so much of European Yiddish
culture." The Jerusalem Post

Shtreiml album release party, Montreal, Canada, May 9

Join Shtreiml as they perform material from their recent release: Spicy Paprikash

Sunday May 9th @ 8PM
El Salon 4388 St.Laurent Blvd.
$5 or $15 includes a CD

for more information check out www.shtreiml.com

OiVaVoi, Cambridge, UK, May 9

band logo
Oi Va Voi
The Fez Club
Tel: 07881 460 713

May 11, 2004

An Evening of Classical Middle Eastern Music, Washington, DC, May 11

Tuesday May 11, 2004
7 to 9 p.m.
McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University
37th and O Sts NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tickets at door (RSVP to rld22@georgetown.edu)
$15 general public/$10 students

Hicham Chami on qanun, Kim Sopata on flute and Rich Jankowsky on hand drums performing traditional works from the North African, Sephardic, Egyptian, Levantine, Turkish and Armenian repertoire.

Benefiting the Arab Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies, published by students affiliated with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

OiVaVoi, Brighton, UK, May 11

band logo Oi Va Voi Concorde 2 Brighton £8 Tel: 01273 772 770

May 12, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Astoria, NYC, May 12

Wednesday, May 12: A FREE monthly klezmer jam session, hosted by clarinetist Margot Leverett, is held at Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria (N or W to 30th Ave) , 7:30-9:30 pm. All levels welcome, feel free to come listen, play or dance! (718) 278-2680. Upcoming jam sessions will be held June 9, July 7, and Aug. 4

May 13, 2004

Adrienne Cooper, Marilyn Lerner, NYC, May 13

Adrienne Cooper, renowned singer and Marilyn Lerner, famed Canadian pianist/improvisor will perform an evening of songs and piano improvisations, traditional tunes reinterpreted and new compositions by Lerner and David Wall to poetry by Anna Margolin, Rokhl Korn, Avrom Reisin, and new work by Beyle Schaechter Gottesman.

Thursday, May 13, 2004 -- 7:00 pm
at the Congress for Jewish Culture
25 East 21st Street, Manhattan
For more information call 212-505-8040

Montreal born pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner is new to New York audiences. She is famed in Canada as jazz/new music improvisor, has recorded extensively over the past ten years, written music for film, theatre, radio and television. She has performed with the likes of Jane Bunnett, Gerry Hemingway, Steve Lacy, and Tito Puente. Recent recordings include: Special Angel, her duo with jazz legend Sonny Greenwich, and a new solo CD of improvised piano entitled Luminance. This summer she will teach and perform in klezmer workshop/festivals in both Kiev and Weimar, and will be performing in Copenhagen and at the Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver jazz Festivals.

OiVaVoi, London, UK, May 13

band logo Oi Va Voi Jazz Cafe Camden, London £15 Tel: 08701 500 044

May 14, 2004

Art of Trio, Milford, CT, May 14

David Chevan
Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., The Art of Trio, at the Milford Center for the Arts. with Rex Cadwallader and special guest Rex Denton, at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, (203) 878-6647.

OiVaVoi, Manchester, UK, May 14

band logo
Oi Va Voi
Band On The Wall
(0161 237 5554)

May 15, 2004

Klezmer Mountain Boys, Arden, DE, May 15

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Saturday, May 15
8 pm
The Arden Club,
2126 The Highway, Arden, DE.
Tickets and information: (302) 475-3126

Yankele, Paris, France, May 15

le groupe Yankele se produit en concert dans la région parisienne les jours prochains: Le samedi 15 mai 2004 à 20h45 à la halle Roublot, 95, rue Roublot 94120 Fontenay sous bois. Réservations au (Possibilité de dîner sur place) N' hésitez pas à venir avec vos amis !

Klezmer Trio, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 15

Men NU er "Trio Klezmer" tilbage

Med en stribe koncerter i Københavnsområdet. I denne uge gives disse 2 muligheder :

Tid : Lørdag d. 15. maj kl. 21:00
Sted : Kafcaféen, Skindergade 3, 1159 K
(Entré: 40,- kr.)
Samt :

Hvorved såvel natteravnene som de eftermiddagsduelige skulle være tilgodeset.

Arrangement på Kafcaféen betyder, at Trioen har hjemmebanefordel. Netop her har musikken, gennem en lang række af koncerter, -igen og igen, fået tilført nye, overraskende vinkler og dimensioner i sam- spillet med det medlevende publikum i disse gunstige omgivelser.

På Pilegården giver vi koncert for første gang. Og endda ved højlys dag. Men af dette skal man ikke lade sig skræmme. Lokalet er mindre, man kommer tættere på musikken, og det hele vil nemt kunne blive særdeles intenst.

Ved begge koncerter møder trioen frem i den klassiske opstilling : Channe Nussbaum, Mette Smidl & Øyvind Ougaard.

OiVaVoi, Stavanger, Norway, May 15

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Oi Va Voi
Stavanger Maijazz Festival,
Stavanger, Norway

Italian Jewish Musical Journey, NYC, May 15

The American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House
invites you to join us for
Curated by Francesco Spagnolo and Directed by Leon Hyman

Saturday, May 15, 2004, at 9:30 PM
Congregation Shearith Israel
70th Street and Central Park West

A concert of Italian Jewish musical pieces from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, inspired by Baroque, operatic, choral and folk musical styles, and representing the richness of Italian Jewish cultural identity throughout the centuries.

The program will include baroque pieces by Salomone Rossi, a Portuguese repertoire of Italian origins, and several holiday songs in Italian- Judeo dialects from different regions.

Light Italian dessert specialties will be served after the concert

Participation: $35 per person

For reservations, please call the American Sephardi Federation at 212-294-8350.

The curator, musicologist Francesco Spagnolo, is the founder of Yuval, the Italian Center for the Study of Jewish Music. A former radio producer and host in Italy and a researcher for the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Jewish Music Research Center in Jerusalem, he has produced concerts, lectures, and theater event. In 2001 Mr. Spagnolo published the CD Italian Jewish Musical Traditions, based on field recordings from the 1950s, which opened a new field of research in Jewish ethnomusicology.

Leon Hyman is a noted conductor whose career has encompassed the areas of orchestra, ballet, chorus, opera and theater. He has conducted operas in New York and Dallas, the Tokyo production of West Side Story (directed by Jerome Robbins) and other musicals. He has extensive experience conducting both large and small choral ensembles including 25 years as director of the Montclair State University Chorus. In New York, Mr. Hyman has been Choirmaster at Congregation Shearith Israel since 1955. He co-founded the New Philharmonic of New Jersey where he currently serves as music director and conductor.

For reservations, please call the American Sephardi Federation at 212-294-8350.

May 16, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Reading, MA, May 16

Last reminder for this Sunday's May 16th 12:30 pm Jam at Temple Emmanuel, Reading, MA, as part of the annual arts festival

Plenty of free food will be provided.
Plenty of room for spectators and participants in the social hall.

The temple is at 120 Chestnut street in Wakefield, MA. For directions: www.geocities.com/temple_emmanuel/temple-directions.htm

For information on getting music (posted to the web in PDF format) and directions, please email Vlad Liberman or visit www.gis.net/~vovka0.

Maxwell Street, Paletine, IL, May 16

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
May 16 2004
Sunday 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Children of Israel Concert - Fundraiser for Israeli terror victims
Public Welcome
Cotillion Banquet Hall
tickets: Rosa @ 847.215.2554
Adults $25, Seniors and Children $10 Paletine, IL

Kletzmer Trio, Denmark, May 16

Men NU er "Trio Klezmer" tilbage

Med en stribe koncerter i Københavnsområdet. I denne uge gives disse 2 muligheder :

Tid : Søndag d. 16. maj kl. 14:00
Sted : Pilegården, Brønshøjvej 17, Brønshøj (Entré: 30,- kr.)

Hvorved såvel natteravnene som de eftermiddagsduelige skulle være tilgodeset.

Arrangement på Kafcaféen betyder, at Trioen har hjemmebanefordel. Netop her har musikken, gennem en lang række af koncerter, -igen og igen, fået tilført nye, overraskende vinkler og dimensioner i sam- spillet med det medlevende publikum i disse gunstige omgivelser.

På Pilegården giver vi koncert for første gang. Og endda ved højlys dag. Men af dette skal man ikke lade sig skræmme. Lokalet er mindre, man kommer tættere på musikken, og det hele vil nemt kunne blive særdeles intenst.

Ved begge koncerter møder trioen frem i den klassiske opstilling : Channe Nussbaum, Mette Smidl & Øyvind Ougaard.

Metropolitan Klezmer, Paramus, NJ, May 16

Sunday, May 16th Metropolitan Klezmer in concert: "Reinventing Tradition" - full eight-piece band! Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ 3:00 PM "Sunday Sounds" series Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre (formerly known at the Main Theatre) Tickets $12, $10 students & seniors Info: 201-447-7428 or www.bergen.edu

Cycle Russe, Geneva, Switzerland, May 16

Dans le cadre des concerts du "Cycle Russe", l'association des Amis de la Musique Juive est heureuse de vous présenter deux musiciens de grand talent:

Julia WEISSMANN (violon) & Boris GUREVICH (piano)

Dimanche 16 mai 2004 à 17h
Centre Musical Robert Dunand,
9 rue du Marché, Carouge


Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) : Concerto pour violon n° 1, op. 77 en la mineur, (1947), révision (1955) op. 99 (transcription pour violon et piano par l'auteur)

Mieczyslaw (Moshe) Vainberg (1919-1996): Sonate n° 1, op. 12 en do mineur pour violon et piano

Renseignements et réservations:
tel: 022/734.71.93

Julia WEISSMANN violon

Née à Leningrad, Julia Weissmann obtient, en 1989, deux diplômes professionnels (virtuosité de violon et diplôme de musique de chambre) à l' Académie Tchaïkovski de Moscou. Après être engagée par l'Ensemble " Capriccio " de Moscou ainsi que par l'orchestre de prestigieux Théâtre Kirov de Saint-Pétersbourg, elle quitte la Russie en 1990 et travaille en Autriche, en France et en Allemagne, étudie le violon baroque au Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève et participe aux masterclasses du Trio Shostakovich et des professeurs Bezrodny et Schwarzberg. Après quelques années comme premier violon à l'Orchestre symphonique de Lüneburg, puis à l' orchestre de l'Opéra de Leipzig, Julia Weissmann poursuit depuis 2002 une brillante carrière de soliste en Allemagne.

Boris GUREVICH piano

Né en 1971 à Kazan, Boris Gurevich fait ses études de piano à l'Académie Tchaïkovski de Moscou. Déjà pendant ses études au Conservatoire, élève d' Albert Lehmann et de Naum Starkmann, le jeune pianiste donne des récitals à Moscou et dans d'autres villes de Russie. Plus tard, il poursuit ses études à l'Académie de musique de Jérusalem et à l'Université de Maryland aux USA. Résidant à Washington entre 1996 et 1999, il travaille à l'Opéra de cette ville et donne de nombreux concerts. Plus tard, ses engagements l'amènent à l'International Opera Studio de Zürich, puis à l'Aalto-Theater d'Essen (Allemagne) où il habite actuellement. Boris Gurevich accompagne des artistes lyriques et interprète régulièrement de la musique de chambre.

Ron Yuval Ensemble, Santa Monica, CA, May 16

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 7:30
A Concert for Peace in the Middle East

Mystical Music of the Middle East
Jewish, Arabic and Christian Sacred music from:
Iraq, Iran, Morocco, Yemen, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Egypt

performed by:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring the spectacular voice of Najwa Gibran
special guests: Rahman – Persian singer and Iman Sufi - Persian dancer
Najwa Gibran – vocals, Yegish Manoukian – woodwinds, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion,
Virginie Alumyan - kanoun, Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - harmonium, keyboards,
Yuval Ron - oud, saz, musical director

Location: Unitarian Universalist Community Church - 1260 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.
(at the corner of 18th St. and Arizona). Free street parking
Admission: advanced tickets - $15, at the door - $20 (cash or check only).
Advance ticket sale via mail: Please mail a check payable to Yuval Ron Music, 11288 Ventura Blvd. #115, Studio City, CA 91604
Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call at church entrance on the day of the show starting at 6 pm.
For more info: info@yuvalronmusic.com or tel: 818 505 1355

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church into an unusual musical celebration. Bringing together artists from Arabic, Jewish and Christian ancestry the Yuval Ron Ensemble is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and religions

OiVaVoi, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 16

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Oi Va Voi
Oerol Festival,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 17, 2004

Divahn, La Jolla, CA, May 17

May 17th - Monday, 7:30 pm
La Jolla, CA
"Celebrating Jewish Music Series"
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
For Tickets (858) 362-1348

May 19, 2004

Afro-Semitic Experience, Woodbridge, CT, May 19

Wednesday, May 19, the Afro-Semitic Experience 8:00 p.m. at the Greater New Haven Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut, for more information call Shelley Gans 203-387-2522 x206.

Just East of Jazz, Bradford on Avon, UK, May 19

band photoJust East of Jazz
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 08:00pm
Wiltshire Music Centre
Ashley Road
Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ
Tel: 01225 860110 Fax: 01225 860111

Tickets: £10.00
Concessions: £9.00
Subscription: £8.00
Under 18s: £5.00
Family (2+2): £22.00

Neil Anguilley keyboards, accordian, symbalon; Phil Scragg bass; Ric Finlay percussion; Jeremy Shoham saxes, clarinets

"…full of rhythmic fascination and haunting melodies" The Observer Blending a unique mix of influences from Jazz, Klezmer, Eastern Europe and beyond, Just East of Jazz have both immense talent and startling originality. Performing with the wisdom and maturity of a band which has years of playing under its belt, their compositions dig deep into these rich musical sources. Drawing on their combined experiences in Jazz clubs, Mecca ballrooms and Klezmer barmitzvah bands, bandleader Jeremy Shoham, bassist Phil Scragg, and Rick Finlay on a scintillating array of world percussion, are joined by dazzling pianist Neil Anguilley.

"…wonderfully atmospheric…an exhilarating evening that flew past, leaving us breathless and dizzy at the end. Excellent." Oxford Times

Beyond Klezmer: the diversity of new Jewish music, WAMC Radio, NY, May 19

On May 19th, Alicia Jo Rabins is hosting a radio show on WAMC, 90.3FM, Northeast Public Radio (Albany). (Also available on www.wamc.org.) It's going to be live from 8-10 p.m. and it's going to be cutting edge interpretations of Jewish music. In other words, two hours of klezmer. The participants:

Alicia Svigals Fidl Ensemble
Jon Madof

Hosted by Rabins; co-produced by me and by Aaron Bisman, founder and executive producer of JDub Records, a new Jewish music label.

May 22, 2004

Nefesh, New Milford, CT, May 22

Nefesh in Concert

Saturday, May 22nd at 8:30pm
Merryall Center for the Arts
Chapel Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Tickets $15
for reservations, directions, etc., phone: 860-354-7264
or visit www.merryall.org

May 23, 2004

American Jewish Music Review, NYC, May 23


in honor of 350 years of Jewish life in North America (1654-2004)
conceived and performed by

A musical revue of songs about the Jewish experience in America,
including hilarious songs from Second Avenue and the Yiddish vaudeville,
written by Leo Fuchs, Aaron Lebedeff, Menashe Skulnik and others,
as well as some Schaechter songs composed for and performed off-Broadway

SUNDAY, MAY 23rd, 2004, 1:30 PM

3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467

GENERAL ADMISSION: $3.50 for adults; free for children, students and
Refreshments will be served.

INFORMATION: call (718) 881-6555; e-mail BSchaechter@nyc.rr.com

By train: 1) "D" to 205 St, Bronx; escalator to 206 St. exit; walk up Bainbridge Ave. 3 blocks.
2) "4" to Mosholu Pkwy; walk north on Jerome Avenue 1 block to 210 St,
east to Bainbridge Ave, right 1 block.

By car: Bronx River Parkway to Gun Hill Road exit. Go west 1/2 mile up
Gun Hill Rd. to Bainbridge Ave. (Montefiore Hospital will be on the left).
Make a left onto Bainbridge for two blocks.
The Sholem Aleichem Center will be on the right.

INFORMATION: call (718) 881-6555; e-mail BSchaechter@nyc.rr.com

Yiddish Song Fest, Philadelphia, PA, May 23

"Lomir Ale Zingen" (Let us all sing) A Festival of Eastern European Yiddish Songs

Yiddish Singers from the Philadelphia Area including
Cantor Naomi Hirsch
Fran Kleiner
Sherm Labovitz
Richard Lenatsky
Toviah Eliezer and Dina Malka Botwinik
and Shira Hadasha (choir of Beth Am Israel)

musical direction by Alexander Botwinik with Marvin Weinberger, violin and Andrew Heller, piano

Sunday, May 23, 2004
4:00 PM
at the Stein Auditorium
Nesbitt Hall
Northeast corner of 33rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Refreshments served (dietary laws observed) Free and Open to the Public

Made possible by grants from the Robert Saligman Charitable Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Louis and Bessie Stein Foundation.

For more details, contact: Kathy Carll, 215-895-6388, kathy.carll@drexel.edu

Nikitov, Gent, the Netherlands, May 23


23-05 De Centrale in Gent BE aanvang 16.00

Voor andere data van Nikitov concerten of voor het bestellen van een cd,
kijk op www.nikitov.com

Yiddish Sing-along, San Francisco, CA, May 23

at the Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, between Scott and Pierce
Tel. (415) 567-3327

(Free parking is available in a structure marked JCHS on Pierce between
Ellis and Eddy)


Sunday, May 23 2-4 PM Songs of Parents, Children, and the Life Cycle

To enter the world of Yiddish songs--ironic, poignant, down-to-earth--is
to feel their irresistible spirit. Whether you're new to them or already
hooked, you are sure to leave inspired. Jillian will introduce a dozen new
songs each afternoon, using transliterated songsheets. No previous
familiarity is required. Participants may bring in favorite songs to

For her solo performances and Yiddish sing-alongs all over the Bay Area,
Jillian "Yidl" Tallmer received the Yiddish Music Award of the Workmen's
Circle in 2001. She directs her own women's chorus, the Loose Canons, in
performances of intriguing songs from around the world. Jillian teaches
English as a Second Language at the JCCSF.

Kol B'Seder, Sharon, MA, May 23


On Sunday May 23 at 7:00 p.m. Temple Sinai of Sharon, MA (where I serve as cantor) is hosting "KOL B'SEDER and FRIENDS", an evening of unforgettable music featuring the duo "Shirav" (Rabbis David Paskin and Menachem Creditor), Rabbi David Wolfman, Cantor Judith Seplowin, "The Freilech Band" (oy, can they rock!) from Temple Isaiah of Lexington, MA, with special guest Doug Cotler. Sharon is 10 minutes from I-95, just a half hour south of Boston, and an easy drive from much of New England. General admission tickets are $18 at the door ($15 in advance if you call 781 784-6081). Reserved seating is available. All proceeds will benefit Temple Sinai and the American Conference of Cantors.

Full information is at our web site: www.temple-sinai.com

Adrianne Greenbaum, Jason Rosenblatt, NYC, May 23

Jason Rosenblatt and Adrianne Greenbaum of Shtreiml and FleytMuzik hope that y'all will come down to Satalla and spend a blast of an evening with us on May 23 at 7:00. Dancing to be sure, we promise! And CD's a-plenty....

Located at:
37 West 26th St.
Parking is fairly easy for the patient, and not so difficult for the not-so-patient...

Visit www.satalla.com for further info. Only $12 cover for the entire evening! (+ a minimal food/drink cover as well...)

Two Internationally known super-groups of klezmer: FleytMuzik and Shreiml! Both on the same night! A rare opportunity to hear both traditional and new klez at its very best!

The incredible flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum on vintage instruments, with monster tsimblist Pete Rushefsky, phenomenal fiddler, Lisa Gutkin and multi-talented bassist Paul Morrissett, begin the double bill with "FleytMuzik", the freshest, traditional klezmer currently rocking both the flute and klezmer scene! "[Adrianne's] flute playing is inspired. It rocks.This is the sort of playing that makes clear how much of a difference amazing musicianship makes." "FleytMuzik is fresh, marvelously joyous and soulful at once - it's everything the best klezmer music, and the best music per se, should be; music that not only the ears listen to but the heart as well, and music that delights both." www.klezmerflute.com

While firmly in touch with the roots of Klezmer music, Shtreiml performs an electric mix of the centuries old genre. The group features, Jason Rosenblatt on diatonic harmonica, the inimitable Josh Dolgin (aka SoCalled) on accordion, Philly's queen of the slide trombone, Rachel Lemisch, and batteur extraordianire Thierry Arsenault. Shtreiml showcases Jason Rosenblatt's unique ability to play chromatically on the 10-hole diatonic harmonica or "blues harp." Rosenblatt, a Howard Levy protege, bends, twists and coaxes all manner of Jewish-inflected sounds from the instrument most often associated with the blues. www.shtreiml.com

Wholesale Klezmer, Cambridge, MA, May 23

Wholesale Klezmer
Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

8:00 PM

Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, Mass.
For reservations: 617-492-7679.

Pharaoh's Daughter, Rashanim, NYC, May 23

Counting Sheaves: Def Midrash Jam!! The Jam will bring together poetry and music dedicated to the dearest, the funkiest, and the most obscure midrashim, as well as our poets' own erratic interpretive inventions a-la midrash. Some of the hippest Jewish musicians in New York, Pharaoh's Daughter (middle-eastern psychedelic rock) and Rashanim (experimental jazz-rock) will continue the theme of artistic interpretation through their beats, rhythms and solos. Nehedar, the radical all-chick roots-and-funk band, hailing from Stern College, will open the show. Bring your own midrashic inventions: the open mic section will go late into the night (sign up starts at 7 pm). Sunday May 23rd, 7 pm * 308 Bowery, b/n Houston and Bleecker * $10 cover The event will be held at the famed Bowery Poetry Café in Greenwich Village. Please see our website for a preview of the event's poetry, music, photos, bios, links, directions and more: www.mimaamakim.org This is going to rock!!

May 26, 2004

OiVaVoi, Seville, Spain, May 26

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Oi Va Voi
Territorios Festival,
Seville, Spain

May 28, 2004

Klezmer Trio, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 28

Men NU er "Trio Klezmer" i Amager Kulturpunkt

Eller mere præcist i "Cafékino", som er navnet på den hyggelige Café, der ligger umiddelbart foran Amager Bio. Stolte traditioner knytter sig til Amager Kulturpunkt. Store mængder af rigtig god musik har gennem årene lydt i disse lokaler. Og det er med glæde, at Trio Klezmer nu også gør sin entré her på Øresundsvej. Trioen har, efter en pause, givet en stribe koncerter og er netop nu ved at være oppe i fulde omdrejninger. Så det vil være en trio i topform, der møder frem på Amager på fredag !

"Nussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard" optræder LIVE
Tid : Fredag d. 28. maj kl. 21:00 (entré 50,-)

Sted : Amager Kulturpunkt, Øresundsvej 6, 2300 S www.amager-kulturpunkt.dk

OiVaVoi, Seville, Spain May 28

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Oi Va Voi
Territorios Festival,
Seville, Spain

May 29, 2004

Nikitov, Berlin, Germany, May 29


29-05 Berlin, DE. Hachkesches Hoftheater in Berlin aanvang 22.00

Voor andere data van Nikitov concerten of voor het bestellen van een cd,
kijk op www.nikitov.com

May 30, 2004

Klezmer Jam, Seattle, WA, May 30

Dust off that instrument, warm up your vocal chords and start tapping your feet. Join Harvey Niebulski, Martin Morgenbesser and a host of other Klezmer musicians in a participatory Northwest Folklife Klezmer Jam this Sunday morning, May 30th, from 11:00 AM till 12:30 PM at the Seattle Center's Fisher Green.

If you were with us last year, you know how much fun it is. Learn twisty new tunes and enjoy the old chestnuts. Share with us your Klezmer melodies and interpretations. Make a joyful noise!

Don't play or sing? Come dance or simply listen. There are many ways to participate!

See you at Fisher Green!

Klezmer Mountain Boys, NYC, May 30

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Sunday, May 30
6 & 7:30pm
Satalla, 37 West 26th St. (6th/Broadway) NYC,

KlezSka, Skatelites, NYC, May 30

KlezSka logoKlezSka! will be opening for the legendary Jamaican Ska Band, The Skatalites this Sunday May 30th at The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. in Lower Manhattan. 9:30 showtime.

The Skatalites created Ska music in the early 1960's and were the house band for Studio One where all of the greats recorded including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff - everyone. Klezska takes klezmer and Jewish music and combines it with this traditional form of Ska (not to be confused with the 3rd wave or "Punk Ska" that one usually hears on the radio these days).

For more information go to www.knittingfactory.com

Nikitov, Berlin, Germany, May 30


30-05 Berlin, DE. Hachkesches Hoftheater in Berlin aanvang 22.00

Voor andere data van Nikitov concerten of voor het bestellen van een cd,
kijk op www.nikitov.com

May 31, 2004

Disciples of Goldenshteyn, Seattle, WA, May 31

Still wanting more after this Sunday night's Northwest Folklife Balkan bash? Grab your latte, chase off that hangover and boogie the morning after to "Disciples of Goldenshteyn," a trio playing old-time Bessarabian Wedding Band music.

Andrew Ehrlich (violin), Milton From (clarinet) and Martin Morgenbesser (accordion) will wake you up with tunes we've learned from our beloved teacher and personal hero, clarinetist German Goldenshteyn. This lively and soulful traditional dance music blends Jewish, Moldovan, Roma, Romanian and Ukrainian influences into a heady Klezmer brew once performed throughout Bessarabia for weddings and communal celebrations.

"Disciples of Goldenshteyn" will perform at Northwest Folklife, Seattle Center, this Monday, Memorial Day, May 31st from 11:00 till 11:30 AM at the Exhibition Hall Lawn Stage.

To learn more about German Goldenshteyn and the music he plays go to Interview with a Bessarabian Klezmer, German Goldenstyn. German Goldenshteyn teaches every year at KlezKanada. Check it out! Learn from our master!

OiVaVoi, Hay on Wye, UK, May 31

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Oi Va Voi
Hay Festival,
Hay on Wye, UK