This concert will be the a public performance of the ensemble’s fourth and newest CD of original works by Sy Kushner, entitled Klez, Kush, and Son; The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble, Vol.4. The band consists of:
Sy Kushner: accordion, Ken Maltz: Clarinet, Aaron Alexander: drums, Jeremy Brown: violin, and Marty Confurius: Acoustic bass
“SyKushner is a klezmer lifer, a leading figure on accordion as well as a composer since his Mark 3 days in the 60s…….
highly refined musical gold.” George Robinson/Jewish Week
“Kushner?s klezmer music integrates non-klezmer sounds, but so smoothly that the result is more like stirred paint, in which each new added element changes the color of the whole.” Paul Wieder, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation.
“….complexity and soulfulness of a mature creative artist.” George Robinson/Hadassah Magazine
” Kushner’sauthority, clarity, and grace on the accordion …”
“AccordionistKushner has been making excellent klezmer since his hits with the Mark 3Orchestra back in the 1960s. He has only gotten better
Ari Davidow-Klezmer Shack
What a wonderful day you gave us.Your music brings me warm memories of a time long ago. Thanks.
Joan Levine and Jonah Berman commenting on a City Winery performance
The Kushners are the great biblicalbegots of klezmer music.
Jonathan Mark, Associate Editor,Jewish Week
The CD (KlezSqueeze!) impresses withits simplicity and virtuosity. In many respects, I wondered, how is it possibleto play like that? ….For myself, it is one of the best records ever. Andreas,from Virtual Klezmer(Germany)