Oct.6, 2016 Ben Holmes Quartet

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Ben Holmes Klezmer Quartet 

Trumpeter Ben Holmes has worked with groups including the Klez Dispensers, the Ben Holmes/Patrick Farrell Duo, Tarras Band, and his own jazz trio and quartets specializing in original music. Today’s quartet, featuring Eran Asias (drums), Will Holshauser (accordion) and TBA  (bass), will perform arrangements of traditional klezmer music taken from the collection of ethnomusicologist Moshe Beregovsky, who traveled Eastern Europe in the 1920s and 30s collecting instrumental and vocal music from Yiddish-speaking communities. This repertoire will be contrasted with Holmes’ original klezmer writing, which seeks to inject unexpected harmonies and melodies into music that remains rooted in a traditional approach.