June 14, 2018
NY Klezmer Series Proudly Presents:
Vanya Zhuk! (from Moscow) w/Michael Winograd & guests
In addition to being an exuberant blues guitarist and the pioneer of the post-soviet klezmer-rock band Nayekhovichi, and a sometime collaborator with St. Petersburg Klezmer Band, Dobranotch, Vanya Zhuk has recently become a virtuoso master of the Russian Gypsy 7-string guitar. Together with the Brooklyn based clarinetist, Michael Winograd, he will entertain the audience with sad but danceable Russian-Roma-Yiddish folk songs and original hits.
Clarinetist Michael Winograd is one of the most respected and versatile working musicians in klezmer music today. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Michael spends much of his time in transit, performing and teaching throughout the world. He is one third of the transatlantic klezmer/cabaret collective Yiddish Art Trio, clarinetist of Tarras Band, a classic 1950’s Jewish American tribute group, and the co-founder and director of the ground breaking, borderless world fusion band Sandaraa. Michael also collaborates with Cantor Yaakov ‘Yanky’ Lemmer and Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London in Ahava Raba, a group that explores the spiritual sides of Ashkanazy Jewish Music. He has played along side Itzhak Perlman, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Socalled, Budowitz, Alicia Svigals and more.
Location: Funky Joe’s 455 W.56th St. (near 10th Ave.) NY NY 10019
There is abundant free street parking after 7pm.
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 7pm-8:30 $25 per class,
Concert begins at 9pm – $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10:30-11:15ish
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)