Concert begins at 8:00pm, Workshop at 6:30
Jordan Hirsch- Trumpet; Matt Darriau and Michael Cohen- woodwinds; Laura Melnicoff- Cello; Ira Khonen Temple- Accordion; Marty Confurius- Bass; Aaron Alexander- Drums
The NY Simcha Heritage Ensemble started as Overnight Kugel, dedicated to exploring the intersection of Chasidic and Klezmer music, from the perspective of the first generation musicians who grew up in the Klezmer tradition and populated the bandstands of the growing Chasidic community in post war NYC. Artists such as Rudy Tepel, Marty Bass, Howie Lees, Ray Musiker, Paul Pincus, and Danny Rubinstein were Klezmer masters who were the backbone of the busy Simcha scene in New York for sixty years. But we also look backward at the chasidic nigunim that wound their way into the Klezmer repertoire and synagogue liturgy over a hundred years ago. Jordan Hirsch is one of the last musicians to learn both repertoires on the bandstand from the first generation American Jewish masters, and this work is a loving tribute to them.
Klezmer Workshop 6:30pm $25 per class
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:00pm – $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
All events will take place at The Town & Village Synagogue, Social Hall, 334 East 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)