Past Concerts

(click on picture for more information about artists)*Support for Klezmer Heritage Events at the New York Klezmer Series is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Past Concerts:

Sept. 28, 2017  Pete Rushefsky w/Jake Shulman-Ment + Farzad Amoozegar unnamed-39unnamed-40

 

 

September 14, 2017  Polina Shepherd & Lorin Sklamberg!19829910_1568633889821556_1568835002_o

 

 

 

 

June 22, 2017 Ladino/Klezmer Meetup! Noam Vazana Group w/Michael Winograd, Dan Nadel, Joanna Sternberg, &Aaron Alexander!58c28c_4de83768faa041dfafb1ad020913edb8

 

June 15, 2017  – Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub!  Music by Michael Winograd, Lauren Brody & Aaron Alexander

 

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June 8, 2017 The Kleztraphobix!  w/Mike Cohen, Jordan Hirsch, Psachya Septimus, Ron Caswell, Rich Huntley

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June 1, 2017 Eleonore Weill & Jake Shulman-Ment!JakeShulmanMentEleonoreWeill

 

May 18, 2017 Double Bill! Asefa Music’s Samuel Thomas & Alon Nechushtan Duo, “Traveling in Pairs”  and Nicole Borger (from Brazil!) w/Isra Alien, Fima Ephron & Aaron Alexander

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May 11, 2017  Jim Guttman’s Bessarabian Breakdown (from Boston!)

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May 4, 2017   Avi Fox-Rosen & The Electric Klezmer Trio, w/David Licht, Zoe Guigeno

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Apr. 20, 2017  Brian Glassman’s Klezmer-Jazz Alliance

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Apr. 13, 2017 The Ternovka Ensemble, w/Pete Rushefsky, Zhenya Lopatnik, Jake Shulman-Ment, Joanna Sternberg

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*Apr. 6, 2017 The New York Fidl Kapelye Concert & Tantshoyz w/Sarah Myerson,  featuring Amy Zakar, Jake Shulman-Ment, Keryn Kleiman, Lauren Brody, Marty Confurius, & Aaron AlexanderAmyZakarFidlKapelye

 

Mar. 23, 2017  – Eleonore Biezunski , Zoe Christiansen, & Christina Crowder! BANDEAU-022317 copy

 

Mar.16, 2017 – The Big Galut(e)

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Mar. 9, 2017 Luisa Muhr & Geoff Berner: “Songs of People Other People Don’t Like So Much”

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*Mar. 2, 2017 A Night of Love: Collaborative Multimedia Project:  Music by Inna Barmash interspersed with relevant readings from Naomi Seidman.Naomi Seidmanpid_25475Inna Pic

Readings by Yiddish Scholar, Naomi Seidman, from her new book “The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love With Love, and with Literature”; inside a Concert by Inna Barmash: songs from “Hindele” Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs

 

*Feb. 16, 2017  Tsibele!  w/Zoe Aqua, Eleanor Weill, Eva Boodman & Hannah Templetsible+band+photo

 

 

Feb. 9, 2017  Aaron Alexander’s Klez Messengers, w/Michael Winograd, and Patrick Farrell.  SNOWED OUT

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*Feb. 2, 2017   T-Klez (w/Dena Ressler, Pesachya Septimus & David Licht) Concert & Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub

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Jan. 19, 2017 Jordan Hirsch’s “Overnight Kugel”

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Jan. 12, 2017 Tantshoyz w/Sarah Myerson, Music by Ilye Shneyveys, Christina Crowder, Zoe ChristiansenSarah Myerson

 

Friday, Jan. 6 2017 Litvakus w/ Sasha Lurje, & Nicole Borger (from Brazil!)

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Dec.22, 2016 Nu Haven Kapelye w/David Chevan

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Dec. 15, 2016 Adrianne Greenbaum – FleytMuzik meets Klezical Tradition

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Dec. 6, 2016 **TUESDAY** – Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray – from Toronto!

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Dec. 1, 2016 – Bivolita w/Christina Crowder

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Nov. 17, 2016 – Eleonore Biezunski (from France!) The Klezmographers (duo with Pete Rushefsky) and then the Shtetl Stompers (trio with Ilan Moss and Joanna Sternberg)

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Nov. 10, 2016 – Avi Fox-Rosen & The Electric Klezmer Trio Concert w/Zoe Guigueno & David Licht! and Tantshoyz! with Michael Winograd, Steve Weintraubafr_guitar

 

Oct. 20, 2016 – Paul Shapiro’s Midnight Minyan

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Oct. 13, 2016 – The Ternovka Ensemble – w/Zhenya Lopatnik, Pete Rushefsky, Jake Shulman-Ment, & Joanna SternbergZhenya Lopatnik

 

Oct. 6, 2016 – Ben Holmes BandBen Holmes promo pic (1) copy 2

Sept. 22, 2016 – Dmitri “Zisl” Slepovitch

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Sept. 15, 2016 – Forshpil! w/Sasha Lurje, Concert Set & Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub

Sept. 8, 2016 – Double Bill Extravaganza!  Eleanor Reissa w/Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars & Nicole Borger (From Brazil!)Eleanor & Nicole

 

July 7, 2016 – Encore Double Bill:  Tsibele & Fraydele

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June 30, 2016 – Josh Waletzky, Patrick Farrell, Michael Winograd & Jordan Morton

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*June 23, 2016  Dobranotch! (from Russia) & Levitt Legacy Kleztet w/Jackie Sidle

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Dave Levitt & Christina Crowder will lead the workshop!

 

*June 16, 2016  Susan Leviton, Lauren Brody & Jake Shulman-Ment

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June 9, 2016   Brian Glassman’s Klezmer Jazz Alliance

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June 2, 2016  Jeff Warschauer, Deborah Strauss, Aaron Alexander & friends, Concert & Tantshoyz!

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*May 26, 2016 – The Jewish Women of Rebetika featuring Carol Freeman, Adam Good, Eylem Basaldi

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*May 19, 2016  Aaron Alexander & The Klez Messengers, w/Michael Winograd & Patrick FarrellAaron Alexander & The Klez Messengers

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April 21, 2016  Jake Shulman Ment Trio, with Yoshie Fruchter & Richie Barshay!

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*April 14, 2016  Tantshoyz w/Avia Moore & Jordan Hirsch’s “Overnight Kugel” with Michael Winograd, Michael Cohen, Elly Zomick, Joanna Sternberg, Aaron Alexander

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*April 7, 2016   Double Bill! Eve Sicular’s “Isle of Klezbos” & “Forshpil Duo” with Sasha Lurje!

    Workshop will be led by Sasha Lurje of Forshpil!     
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*Mar. 31, 2016 –  Litvakus w/Dmitri Slepovitch

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Mar. 24, 2016    “Fraydele” Joanna Sternberg, Zoe Aqua, Eva Salina & Sam Reider

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Mar. 17, 2016  Pete Rushefsky & Friends, w/Adrianne Greenbaum, Jake Shulman-Ment, Eleonore Biezunski, Adam Moss, Clara Byom & Aaron Alexander

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Mar. 10, 2016  Binyomin Ginzberg & The Breslov Bar Band

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Mar. 3, 2016   Opening Night Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub,  All-Star Fidl Kapelye featuring Alicia Svigals, Deborah Strauss, Jake Shulman-Ment, Amy Zakar, Lily Henley, Keryn Kleiman, Eleonore Biezunski, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander

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Dec. 9 – Khanike Tantshoyz with Steve Weintraub, dance leader and music by Bivolita w/Christina Crowder

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Dec. 2 – Aaron Alexander & The Klez Messengers w/Michael Winograd & Patrick Farrell, CD Release

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Nov. 25 – Polina Shepherd w/Lauren Brody, From Kazan, Russia, via Brighton, England

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Nov. 11 – Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party w/ Steve Weintraub & music by the Zisl Slepovitch Trio 

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Nov. 4 – Michael Winograd & Friends

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Oct. 28 – Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody Ensemble with Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander

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Oct. 21 – Opening Night Concert & Dance Party!!
Alex Kontorovich & The German Goldenshteyn Memorial Band, with Jake Shulman-Ment, Matt Darriau, Mike Cohen, Patrick Farrell, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander and Yiddish Dance leading by Avia Moore.Alex Kontorovich, no.2   
Patrick Farrell will lead the workshop at 6pm!

 

June 16  Folksbiene’s KulturfestNYC Tantshoyz- w/Avia Moore, Dance Leader; Aaron Alexander Klezmer Kapelye with Jordan Hirsch, Patty Farrell  & the Workshop Klezmorim

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June 9   Lisa Gutkin Trio, w/Pete Rushefsky & Remy Yulzari

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June 2   Zingeray- Yiddish Song  w/Itzik Gottesman & Friends

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May 26   Arnold Hammerschlag Group w/Sam Bardfeld, Wil Holshouser, Fima Ephron, Aaron Alexander 

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May 12 – break – no show

May 19  Jeff Warschauer & Sarah Myerson become Cantors!  Concert & Dance PartyJeff & Sarah

 

May 5  Yale Strom’s Hot Pstromi

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Apr. 28 Susan Leviton w/Lauren Brody

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Apr. 14 Brian Glassman’s Klezmer/Jazz Alliance

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Apr. 7 –  Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble, w/Ken Maltz, Jeremy Brown, Marty Confurius & Aaron Alexander Ken Maltz, Sy Kushner Duo

 

Mar. 10 – Klezmerfest! w/Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander

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Mar. 3 –  Klezmer Barn Dance – Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub & Amy Zakar’s Fidl Kapelye

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Feb. 17 –  Allen Watsky’s “Djangle Box Project”  -free download card w/admission!

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Feb. 10 – Litvakus w/Dmitri Slepovitch

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Feb. 3 –  Tantshoyz w/Avia Moore & The Matt Temkin Band

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*Jan. 27 – Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Duo   CANCELLED due to anticipated inclement weather.  look for rescheduling soon.

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Jan. 20 – The Kleztraphobix!  with Mike Cohen, Jordan Hirsch,  Pesachya Septimus squared-Kleztraphobix-large-hirez

 

Dec. 16  From Montreal – Shtreiml w/Jason Rosenblatt.  Big Khanike Party Blowout!

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Dec. 9 –  Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party. Dance leading by Steven Weintraub, w/Music led by Jordan Hirsch’s “Overnight Kugel” more info

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*Dec. 2 The Dave Levitt Trio, featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder

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Nov. 25 – Aaron Alexander & Friends, featuring Matt Darriau, Patrick Farrell, Brian Glassman, w/guest appearance by Ilana Cravitz!

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Nov. 18 – Psoy Korolenko – KlezBard Cabaret!  with Jake Shulman-Ment, Eleonore Weill & Aaron Alexander

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Nov. 11  Mitzva Tantz!  with Binyomin Ginzberg, Boris Corchesko, Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman-Cohen

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 Nov. 4 – Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Dance leading by Avia Moore, Music led by Alex Kontorovich, w/Patrick Farrell, Remy Yulzari, Aaron Alexander.  more info

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 *Oct. 28 – Figelin:   North German and Yiddish Folk Music for Violins and Voices  more info

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*Oct. 21 – Jeremy Brown and Friends w/Zev Zions, Dan Saks, Marty Confurius, & Aaron Alexander & special guests!  more infojerem

 

Oct. 14 – The Ben Holmes-Patrick Farrell DuoBen-and-Patty-Banner-Photo

 

*Oct 7, 2014 – Opening Night of the Fall Series: The Tarras Band! 4541373

with Pete Sokolow, Michael Winograd, Ben Holmes, Dan Blacksberg, Jim Guttman & David Licht – A Klezmer Supergroup

*June 10 – Pete Sokolow’s Klezmer Plus, with Ken Maltz & Marty Confurius & Aaron Alexander, in the Sanctuary at Stephen Wise Free SynagoguePS Piano 1

 

*May 27 – Tantshoyz w/ Steven Weintraub, Music by Amy Zakar’s Fidl Kapelye

May 20 –  Allen Watsky’s “Djangle Box Project” featuring Marty Fogel, Brian Glassman & David Licht & Billy NewmanAllen Watsky

*Apr. 29 – Susan Leviton Band, “Deep Skies” NYC CD Release  featuring Michael Winograd, Lauren Brody, Carmen Staaf, Avi Fox-Rosen, Reuben Radding, and David Licht

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*Apr. 22nd – Isaac Sadigursky GroupSadigursky Picture

 

Apr. 8th – Brian Glassman’s Klezmer Jazz Alliance

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*Apr. 1st   Inna Barmash – “Hindele” – Yiddish LullabiesInna Pic

 

*Mar. 11 – Tantshoyz w/ Michael Alpert Dance leading & Alex Kontorovich’s German Goldenshteyn Memorial Orchestra. Special guest appearance by Naum Goldenshteyn.

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*Mar. 4 – A Night of Montreal Klezmer with Ichka featuring Julian Biret, and Siach Hasadeh featuring Yoni Kaston

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Feb. 25. Jake Marmer’s “Hermeneutic Stomp” w/Greg Wall, Frank London, Uri Sharlin & Eyal Maoz

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*Feb. 18  Dmitri Slepovitch’s “Litvakus Trio

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*Feb. 4 -Tantshoyz w/ Avia Moore – Dance Leader, with music led by Deborah Strauss. Deborah Strauss will also lead the workshop from 5:30-7pm!AviaMoore3_300(MaximZaytsev) copy

 

*Spring 2014 Series Begins  Jan. 28, with Miryem-Khaye Siegel and the Dave Levitt Trio

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*Dec. 17

R2G – Joel Rubin, Pete Rushefsky & Steven Greenman

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*Dec. 12 (Thurs.)

The Michael & Joanna Sternberg Band! in Tribute to their family’s great musical heritage, including Fraydele & Moyshe Oysher.Michael Sternberg

Dec. 3

Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Avia Moore, with music by Michael Winograd, Pete Rushefsky & Benjy Fox-RosenAviaMoore3_300(MaximZaytsev) copy

 

Nov. 26

Lorin Sklamberg – A Hanukkah/Thanksgiving Celebration – vocalist, keyboardist and co-founder of the Klezmatics with a program of themed klezmer songs.lorinsklamberg

Nov. 19

Breslov Bar Band (Binyomin Ginzberg & Band take on Breslov Hasidic Nigunim)Breslov2

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Nov. 12

Eleanor Reissa & Friends. A Yiddish Diva without peer, w/Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Eleanor Reissa – vocals, Frank London – trumpet, Michael Winograd – clarinet, Brian Drye – trombone, Patty Farrell – accordion, Ron Caswell – tuba, Aaron Alexander – drums

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Nov. 5

Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Steve Weintraub. Music by Michael Winograd, Pete Rushefsky & Benjy Fox-Rosen

Admission only $10 – Special Promotional Price!

Tantshoyz with Dance Leader Steve Weintraub, Music by Michael Winograd, Pete Rushefsky, Benjy Fox-Rosen

Oct. 29

Klezmerfest – Greg Wall’s Birthday Bash (traditional NY style klezmer and a birthday salute to series co-founder)

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Oct. 22

Roger Davidson & Frank London (original klezmer compositions w/all-star cast)

Oct. 22, 2013, Roger Davidson with the Frank London Klezmer Orchestra

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Oct. 15

Mike Cohen Band

with Dave Levitt, Brian Gelfand, Brian Glassman & Aaron Alexander

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Oct. 8

Ezekiel’s Wheels

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(From Boston!)

Oct. 1

Opening Night Tantshoyz, Yiddish Dance Party featuring dance master Walter Zev Feldman, with the Jake Shulman-Ment/Christina Crowder Band.

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June 18 – Season Finale!! Kidz Klezmer Band Concert, Klezmer Workshop Student Concerts, Aaron Alexander’s Klez Messengers Set, Jam Session!

our wonderful students perform for you. no charge. Aaron Alexander’s Klez Messengers, featuring Mike Cohen, Jake Shulman-Ment, Brian Glassman. Jam session & Party to follow

*June 11 – Dmitri Slepovitch’s Litvakus

Litvakus is a New York based klezmer and world music quintet led by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch. It brings together deeply rooted pieces discovered through the extensive research carried on in Eastern Europe, jazz, reggae, world and classical music being the primary background for most of the band members. The band gives a new invigorating touch to the nearly forgotten Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Lithuanian tunes, rare Hassidic niggunim, songs in Yiddish and other languages spoken by the Eastern European Jewish communities and their neighbors. Litvakus is closely involved in creating the ethnographic theatre, through the collective’s creative approach to old music sources and storytelling.Litvakus

 

*June 4 – Double Bill: Levitt Legacy Tango Project & Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band

David Levitt, trombonist & bandleader of the Levitt Legacy, continues the legacy of another Klezmer dynasty. His father, clarinetist Marty Levitt was a prolific and popular bandleader in the 60’s and 70s in NY and his grandfather, Jack Levitt was a member of the famous Boibriker Kapelye, in the early part of the 20th century.

The Levitt Legacy Tango band is making it’s premiere appearance on June 4 at Stephen Wise Synagogue. The music was popular in Eastern Europe in the 1930’s and 1940’s. It was brought to this country by Holocaust survivors who settled in the U.S. after the war. The ensemble is led by trombonist Dave Levitt. Mr. Levitt’s late father Marty arranged this repertoire back in the 1960’s. These arrangements have not been played publicly for over 30 years. We’re happy to keep this music alive and present it to a new audience.

Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jam Band explores the intersection of Jazz and Klezmer music. The band is influenced a diverse soundscape of artists including by Dave Tarras, Sammy Musiker, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones. Come and bring your dancing shoes.Matt Temkin

*May 28 – Elaine Watts & Susan Watts with The Klez Dispensers, “Eatala” DVD screening, concert, Tantshoyz with Steven Weintraub, Dance Leader

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May 21 – Eve Sicular’s Metropolitan Klezmer

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*Apr. 23 – Tantshoyz – Deborah Strauss Dance Leader, with music by Jake Shulman Ment, fidl, and Christina Crowder – accordion.

 

Apr. 16 – Sruli & Lisa Family Band

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with Zach Mayer – the youtube sensation ‘Subway Saxman” with over 4 million hits, and his brother, Aaron Mayer on piano. Ilana Dresdner on bass, and the 4yo twins Johnny & Charlie tapping and providing cuteness.

 

*Apr. 9 – Strauss/Warschauer Duo CD Release Concert/Tantshoyz, Steve Weintraub Dance Leader

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*Apr. 2 – Jake Shulman-Ment Band w/Yoshie Fruchter & Aaron Alexander

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Mar. 5 – LEVITICUS: Michael WinogradDaniel BlacksbergTodd NuefeldTyshawn Sorey (Klezmer meets Contemporary Improvisation with modern masters)

 

Tuesday, February 26: Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop.

Steve Weintraub in action

Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of shers, bulgars, freylekhs, horas and more featuring master dance leader, Steve Weintrauband a live klezmer band led by renowned clarinetist, Michael Winograd!

 

 

*Mar. 12 – Alicia Svigals w/ Patrick FarrellMichael Winograd, & Don Godwin

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Feb. 12 – Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys

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*Feb. 5 – 8pm Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars

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7:30 Franzi Seehausen & Friends

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Opening Night Dance Party w/Steve Weintraub Dance leader

 *Support for the NY Klezmer Series’ Heritage Programs provided by  public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

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