December 28, 2005

Latin Jewish Music, NYC, Dec 28, 29


Wed, Thu Dec 28 + 29 / 8 PM / $20 in advance, $25 at the door

35 West 67th Street (CPW + Columbus)
212-601-1000 + (Info/Tickets)

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December 29, 2005

Latin Jewish Music, NYC, Dec 28, 29


Wed, Thu Dec 28 + 29 / 8 PM / $20 in advance, $25 at the door

35 West 67th Street (CPW + Columbus)
212-601-1000 + (Info/Tickets)

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November 17, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Nov 17, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Saturday, November 17

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November 21, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release party, Toronto, Canada, Nov 21, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release Concert
Wednesday, November 21 @ LULA LOUNGE
1585 Dundas St W. (West of Dufferin)
416-588-0307 for information & reservations*
Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door

*reserve for dinner to guarantee seating

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November 26, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, Ottawa, Canada, Mon, Nov 26, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Monday, November 26
National Arts Centre
4th Stage, 93 Elgin St

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November 28, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, Banff, Canada, Nov 28, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Wednesday, November 28
The Banff Centre
Margaret Greenham Theatre

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November 29, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, Los Angeles, California, Nov 29, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Thursday, November 29
Skirball Cultural Center

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December 1, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, San Francisco, California, Dec 1, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Saturday, December 1
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

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December 2, 2007

Odessa/Havana CD release tour, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007

CD coverOdessa/Havana CD Release tour
Sunday, December 2
The Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Avenue
Tickets: 604-257-5111
Information: 604-257-5117

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March 9, 2008

Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, Mar 9, 2008

CD cover¡Odessa Havana Returns!
Sunday, March 9, 8:30pm LULA Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W. (west of Dufferin)
Tix: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Toronto's hottest new World/jazz ensemble rides back into their Toronto home to warm up your world as the winter blahs set in. If you were one of the many who wanted to come to O/H's sold-out CD release gig last November but couldn't make it, or if you just are ready to hear some great music that has been garnering fulsome praise from critics & audiences alike, mark your calendar and make your reservations for dinner & the show now!

Advance tickets will be available for purchase on Ticketweb by February 11.

March 12, 2008

Septeto Rodriguez, NYC, Mar 12, 2008

Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280

Wednesday, March 12, 7 P.M.
Septeto Rodriguez
Featuring Roberto Rodriguez, percussionist and composer; with Igor Arias Baro, congas; Bernie Minoso, bass; Gilad Harel, clarinet; Jonathan Keren, violin; Oscar Oñoz, trumpet; and Uri Sharlin, piano/accordion/organ

Dance to the infectious beats of American Music Award winning musician Roberto Rodriguez and his band, with music inspired by the mingling of Jewish and Dominican culture. "Sosua La Bella," Rodriguez's original composition that he describes as an "interpretation of a smooth Dominican ballad," and arrangements of traditional Jewish Horas in the Dominican style of merengue, will be performed in the Museum's magnificent Special Events hall overlooking New York Harbor.

Dominican beer and mojitos will be served. One drink included with admission.

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July 12, 2008

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Waterloo, Ont, Canada, Jul 12, 2008

100 Regina St South, Waterloo, Ontario
July 12, 7:00pm

Experience a deep level of jazz with ODESSA/HAVANA playing at the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival. Entrance is free. So far in the project's' short life, Odessa/Havana has always rocked the house; this appearance in Waterloo after their North American sold-out tour will showcase the band at its very best.

July 18, 2008

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, Jul 18, 2008

Woodbine Park, located at Lakeshore Blvd East and Coxwell Ave., Toronto
July 18, 6.30pm

Come out for an afternoon of Jazz in the park for the free Beaches International Jazz Festival voted as Toronto's #1 Music Event! ODESSA/HAVANA plays at Woodbine Park on the New Generation Stage, featuring the band as the next generation of jazz artistry.

August 31, 2008

Guava Rugelach Festival, Miami, FL, Aug 31, 2008

festival logoGuava Rugelach Festival: Tropical Jewish Sound

Tropically-Charged Music Festival Returns Celebrating Jewish Miami Through Music

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 3-6pm
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19th Street
Miami, FL
View Map

Tix: 800 838 3006

Returning after an initial smashing success in its first year, The Guava Rugelach Festival is a music program featuring locally-based musicians representing Miami Jewish Latin, Israeli, and Yiddishkeit communities. The Guava Rugelach Festival, produced by Temple Israel along with a broad variety of community partners, aims to showcase what it sounds like when Jews from different corners settle together under palm trees once again as in biblical Israel, but instead in a tropical melting pot positioned along the Atlantic Ocean.

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October 4, 2008

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Boston, MA, Oct 4, 2008

CD coverRose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Inaugural Celebration

October 4-5(rain-date), 2008
New Center is Coming Together 12-4pm

On October 4th, 2008 the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will celebrate the official inauguration of the Greenway parks in Boston with free live concerts, classes, rides, and food from all around the world.Once a highway and now a series of parklands throughout the downtown core, the Greenway will host this once-in-a-lifetime opening featuring local and international artists, highlighting Boston's rich cultural heritage and celebrating a vision of city life & sustainability completed. The New Center for Arts and Culture will present New Center is Coming Together-an exciting program with performances by David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana and Brian Bender & Little Shop of Horas. To be held on a stage across from the Boston Harbor Hotel, these diverse and dynamic performers will entertain with a range of musical styles—appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This will be a lively and fun program that will entertain, delight, and educate. For more information, please visit the New Center for Arts and Culture website at

March 1, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Tantz, Samba & Soul, 1 Mar 2009

festival logoFAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Klezmer Company Orchestra Presents "Tantz, Samba & Soul"
Featuring the Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches
Kultur Festival 2009 Grand Finale Concert
Sunday March 1, 2009 @ 3 p.m.
Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
Tickets $18-$42

The 25-member Klezmer Company Orchestra, together with the 40-voice Ebony Chorale of the Palm Beaches, performs a tour de force concert of new orchestrations and arrangements celebrating the musical connections of Jewish, Latin and African-American cultures. Each year conductor and music director Aaron Kula turns up the heat with premieres of classic Klezmer melodies in new settings that push cultural boundaries. Tantz, Samba & Soul will be one of the year's most exciting musical events!

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit For more information on KCO, visit A limited number of festival passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box Office

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May 13, 2009

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 13 May 2009

CD coverDavid Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
Wed, May 13, 2009
Lulaworld 2009
Admission: $18 advance/ $20 at the door
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West
dinner reservations guarantee seating
Call (416) 588-0307

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February 27, 2010

The Sway Machinery Purim Bash, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY, 27 February 2010


PURIM in HAITI : Party to Help a World Turned Upside Down
Featuring special guests DJARARA--New York's Premiere Haitian Rara Ensemble
(All proceeds to benefit the American Jewish World Service Haiti Relief Fund)


On the heels of The Sway Machinery's performance and recording tour of Mali, Africa, the band brings its infectious and joyful vision of worlds of music colliding back to New York for the city's PREMIERE PURIM CARNIVALE!!!

In keeping with the holiday's roots in the salvation of a nation in peril, we have decided to dedicate this year's Purim party to the victims of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. We are joined in supporting this important cause by DJARARA, specialists in GETTING THE PARTY STARTED!!!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010- 8 PM
622 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue in Gowanus
Brooklyn, NY
Price: $10 advance or with costume!/ $15 night of

March 7, 2010

Idan Raichel & Friends, BPC, Boston, MA, 7 March 2010

World Music/CRASHarts is pleased to present Idan Raichel & Friends: a Special Acoustic Performance on Sunday, March 7th, 7:30pm at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are $50, $40, $30. For tickets and information, call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or visit

With an enchanting blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds coupled with a spectacular live show, the Idan Raichel Project thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.

World Music/CRASHarts is happy to offer you group rates at reduced prices. Groups of 20 or more will receive a 20% discount off regular ticket prices! Tickets will be reduced to $40, $32, $24 each.

If you are planning to bring a group to this show, please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best to put aside a good block of tickets. Group tickets must be purchased in advance through World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275.

April 12, 2010

Jim Guttman CD Release, NYC, 12 Apr 2010

cd coverKleztone Records is proud to present Jim Guttmann's "Bessarbian Breakdown" CD release. Monday, April 12, 9:30 PM Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003 Jim Guttman, bass with - Alex Kontorovich - clarinet Ted Casher - clarinet and tenor sax Tom Hall - baritone sax Ben Holmes & Frank London - trumpet & cornet Mark Hamilton - trombone Jeremy Brown - violin Art Bailey - piano & accordion Brandon Seabrook - guitar & mandolin Grant Smith - drums & percussion

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November 25, 2010

Odessa/Havana, Toronto, Canada, 25 Nov 2010

Odessa-HavanaDavid Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Dinner @ 7, SHOW @ 8:30 pm
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West (just
TICKETS: $20 (at the door only, except for dinner reservations)
(416) 588-0307

Fresh off of a sold-out concert at the 15th Annual Ashkenaz earlier this month, David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana will return to the stage for a public performance at Lula Lounge. The show promises to be another memorable night of cutting-edge world jazz, played by some of the country's top musicians, in one of the city's best venues.

The group will be unveiling even more new songs as well as bringing back previous, award-winning music from their debut 2007 album released on Tzadik.

Dinner reservations are for 7:30 pm, and the show starts at 8:30. For guaranteed seating along with a great meal, please make a dinner reservation through Lula's website HERE.

March 19, 2011

Juan Rodriguez and his Cubn Jewish Jazz Allstars, Brookline, MA, 19 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Saturday, March 19, 8pm

The Ultimate Purim Party pt. 2, with Roberto Juan Rodriguez and his Cuban Jewish Jazz Allstars
Acacia at Indian Meadow Country Club
275 Turnpike Rd
Westborough, MA 01581
Tel: (508) 366-6526

You’ll want your dancing shoes when some of NYC’s top Latin and Israeli jazz musicians join forces. Imagine a klezmer band jamming with Santana and you’ll have some idea of the fun. Percussionist Rodriguez is a Tzaddik recording artist who has toured with Paul Simon, Joe Jackson and others.

Tickets: In advance $18, $25 at the door. Cash bar. To purchase tickets click HERE.

Cosponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and The Boroughs JCC.
This program is supported in part by a grant from CJP’s MetroWest Planning Committee.

May 8, 2011

She'Koyogh, London, UK, 8 May 2011

Sunday 8 May, 7pm.
Breaking Boundaries!
Kosmos, Paprika & She’Koyokh
Three of the UK's acclaimed world music ensembles, Kosmos, Paprika and She'Koyokh, come together to celebrate These Lands Are Your Lands - Southbank Centre's Festival of Britain weekend of traditional, folk and world music and dance. This exhilarating triple bill conjures up a heady mix of Balkan and Latin grooves, Jewish and Gypsy passion, and soulful Arabic improvisations. Sixteen world-class musicians - one unique, unforgettable evening.
The Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Tickets £15
Ticket link:

July 6, 2011

The Heritage Ensemble, New York, NY, 6 July 2011

The Heritage Ensemble Performs tracks from their latest CD "A Fresh Take"

Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY
(1/2 block East of Broadway)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
$10 + 2 drink minimum
Students $5 with school ID

First 25 people to arrive receive a FREE copy of their latest CD "A Fresh Take"

August 9, 2012

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball: Orquestra Sarabia, Los Angeles, CA, 9 Aug, 2012

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball: Orquesta Sarabia
Under the Direction of Roberto Rodriguez

Thursday, August 9, 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel: 310-440-4500

Parking: $10 per car (cash only)
Carpooling encouraged / Street parking strictly prohibited
Or take Metro Rapid 761

West Coast premiere! Cuban composer and percussionist Roberto Juan Rodriguez returns to the Skirball with a ten-piece ensemble of superb musicians of Cuban, Jewish, and Arabic backgrounds.

Listen to groundbreaking arrangements of Rodriguez’s original compositions, traditional Jewish and Arabic songs, and new taraab (Arabic-rooted music that originated in East Africa) blended with Afro-Cuban rhythms.

“Roberto Juan Rodriguez is a bona fide innovator.”—All Music Guide

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October 5, 2013

Klezmerson, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Oct, 2013


Saturday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

$30 General; $25 Skirball Members; $20 Full-Time Students
Advance tickets: Available on site at the Skirball, online at, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849

U.S. debut! Don’t miss this Mexico City–based septet, who have taken the international music scene by storm with their unique fusion of klezmer music with Middle Eastern influences, rock, electronica, jazz, and Latin American styles such as charanga, son jarocho, and cha-cha. Avant-garde klezmer musician John Zorn calls Klezmerson “one of the most creative and unique bands in Jewish music today.”

December 1, 2013

Lisa Fishman w/Klezmer Juice, NYC, 1 Dec 2013

A Dance Party to celebrate Hanukkah!
Gustavo Bulgach and his band “Klezmer Juice,”
along with members of “Mimoda Jazzo Gruppa,”
and vocals by Lisa Fishman,
will perform both traditional and non traditional Jewish Klezmer dance music to celebrate the 5th night of Hanukkah.

Sun, Dec. 1, 6 - 10 pm
MiMoDa Studio
5772 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Enter thru Paper or Plastik Cafe - Entrance on Ogden)

Come and enjoy
Klezmer, Latin, Balkan, Tango, Gypsy and Jazz,
light the Menorah with us,

This is a family event - children are welcome!

Entrance fee: $10
Children under 10 years old: Free

Sunday, December 1st
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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February 27, 2014

Malachei Mambo, Cambridge, MA, 27 Feb 2014

Malachei Mambo: A Dance Party with The Angels of Mambo

Thurs, Feb 27, 2014, 8pm
Two Arrow Street,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Where ever Jews are, they infuse the rhythms of the community they are in. Enjoy an evening of music from Latin America and more with an all-star band of Latin and Jewish musicians from Cuba, Argentina, Guatemala and Brazil led by the inimitable Gaston Bogomolni. A multi-media event, perfect for Harvard Square's Oberon, with music, photography by Linda Hirsch, and dance instruction.

This event for young adults is presented with New Center NOW and is made possible with support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Tickets: $25 for table seating, $20 for general admission

March 8, 2014

Malachei Mambo @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Nashua, NH, 8 Mar 2014

Malachei Mambo (The Angels of Mambo) featuring Cantor Gaston Bogomolni

Sat, Mar 8, 8:00pm
Temple Beth Abraham
4 Raymond Street
Nashua, NH

The music of Jewish Latin America presented by an all-star band of Latin and Jewish musicians from Cuba, Argentina, and Brazil led by the inimitable Argentinian Cantor Gaston Bogomolni.

Advance tickets: $$20, at the door $25, Students $10, Family ticket $50.
Purchase tickets by clicking here

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March 23, 2014

Klezmatics present Havana Nagila, NYC, CA 23 Mar 2014

imagesNewish Jewish Festival
Klezmatics present Havana Nagila

Sunday March 23, 5pm
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $40, $45 & $50
Box Office: 123 W. 43rd St. NYC (Mon-Sat noon-6pm), or online / 800-982-2787

Newish Jewish festival logoA joyful celebration of New York’s unique Latin and Jewish musical heritages. The Klezmatics update historic Yiddish tunes for contemporary listeners, creating a Grammy-winning style emulated worldwide. This spring, they will team up to craft an unforgettable evening with renowned Latin pianist & composer Arturo O’Farrill, Sofia Rei, Lewis Kahn, Reinaldo de Jesus and others

June 1, 2014

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band, Cambridge, MA, 1 June 2014

Klezmer. Scottish. Jazz. Latin. Chamber Music. Funk. What do these genres have in common? Find out when Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band and progressive Scottish band Alba's Edge join forces for an evening of traditional music as you've never heard it before. The show takes place at 8:00pm on Sunday June 1st at Club Passim in Harvard Square. Tickets are $15 (members $13).

December 14, 2014

Hanukkah Family Fest, Los Angeles, CA, 14 Dec 2014

Hanukkah Family Festival Sunday, December 14 11:00am–4:00pm Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, CA 90049 This year's Hanukkah Family Festival highlights two major themes of the holiday—light and freedom (luz y libertad)—through the lens of Latin American culture. Enjoy live performances, storytelling, art making, and a host of other family-friendly activities. Families of all backgrounds welcome! Tickets include Museum admission: $7-$10; FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 12. Advance tickets recommended: (877) SCC-4TIX,, or on site. Discounts, coupons, and other ticket promotions are not valid on festival day. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. tel: 310-440-4500

July 21, 2015

Panamania! Odessa/Havana & guests, Toronto, Canada, 21 Jul 2015

Panamania! David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana
with Special Musical Guests Shakura S'Aida & Christopher Butcher

Tuesday July 21st, 12:30pm
Nathan Phillips Square,
Toronto, ON, Canada

FREE Concert Part of the Pan Am Games

PANAMANIA, is the 35-day arts and cultural festival that will enrich the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games experience, and David is fronting a special concert with members of Odessa/Havana with special guests award-winning blues Artist Shakura S'Aida, and Christopher Butcher, trombonist extraordinaire and anchor of the Heavyweights Brass Band! Joining our Odessa/Havana team we have the National Jazz Pianist Award winning David Restivo and recent Toronto Emerging Jazz Artist Award winner Justin Gray.

November 23, 2016

Odessa/Havanna CD preview, Toronto, Ont, Canada, 23 Nov, 2016

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana CD preview, with fellow Tzadik recording artist Atlas Revolt

Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Canada

Celebrating the 2016 release of Atlas Revolt's debut CD and the upcoming release of Odessa/Havana's third, this special concert brings together two of the only Canadian bands on John Zorn's iconic Tzadik