Oct. 21, 2015 Opening Night w/Alex Kontorovich & Goldenshteyn Memorial Band, Avia Moore

Alex Kontorovich, no.2Avia Moore pic copy

Dancing will be led by Avia Moore.

Alex Kontorovich – clarinet;
Jake Shulman-Ment – violin; Mike Cohen – tenor saxophone Matt Darriau – alto saxophone, Patrick Farrell – accordion, Brian Glassman – bass,  Aaron Alexander – drums

Alex Kontorovich is one of the top klezmer clarinetists in the world, although his day job (as an tenure track professor of mathematics at Rutgers) keeps him limited in his music work.   A founder of the Klez Dispensers, he has also recorded and produced two CDs of the music of German Goldenshteyn (one of which is the only CD Goldenshteyn ever recorded), and a CD of original music entitled “Deep Minor.”  Kontorovich has performed and recorded all over the world with such artists at The Klezmatics, Beyond the Pale, Fyvush Finkel, King Django, Boban Markovic’, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, and many others.   He was on staff for years at Living Traditions “Klez Kamp”, at Klez Kanada, and at Yiddish Summer Weimar.

Here he brings together a wonderful group of klezmorim to pay tribute to the legacy and repertoire of German Goldenshteyn, in a concert/dance party.  This will not be so much of a dance-teaching as much as a party with music and dance to celebrate our new venue, Mehanata, which has great food and drinks and a lively, funky and fun atmosphere.