photo by David Kaufman
Aaron Alexander is Artistic Director of the New York Klezmer Series. He has been an active klezmer musician since 1988, having played with many well-known Klezmer and Yiddish musicians. Alexander has released 3 CDs of original and improvised music, including Midrash Mish Mosh on the Tzadik label, and two self-released CDs “Blues for Sparky” and the duo CD “Conversational Music” with the great jazz trombonist Julian Priester. He taught and performed for 10 years on faculty at Klez Kanada, Klez Kamp and has also taught at the Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and others and often teaches the Klezmer Workshop at the NY Klezmer Series.
Alexander has performed & recorded as a member of Klezmerfest!, The Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave, Babkas, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Greg Wall’s Later Prophets, Alicia Svigals Band, Satoko Fujii Orchestra West, Michael Winograd’s Klezmer Orchestra International. He has performed with Theo Bikel, Adrienne Cooper, Cantors Ben Zion Miller & Yanky Lemmer, Lauren Brody, Elenor Reissa, Margot Leverett and more.
This just in: Ilana Cravitz will perform a short opening set with Pete Rushefsky on Tsimbl!
Matt Darriau – clarinet
Patrick Farrell – accordion
Brian Glassman – bass
Ilana Cravitz – violin