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February 25, 2017

London Klezmer Quartet, Kyneton, VTC, Australia, 25 Feb 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Klezmer concert & dance

Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 6:30pm (doors open 6pm)
Kyneton Bluestone Theatre
28 Hutton Street,
Kyneton, VIC 3444, Australia

Info & Tickets

Full Australia/New Zealand tour info at londonklezmerquartet.com

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 25 Feb 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

February 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park,
Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada

More info: klezmatics.com/events/

February 26, 2017

London Klezmer Quartet, Melbourne, VTC, Australia, 26 Feb 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Klezmer concert & dance

Sun, Feb 26, 2017, 4pm (doors open 3:30pm)
House concert
for booking info, see full Australia/New Zealand tour info at londonklezmerquartet.com

March 2, 2017

A Night of Love: Double Bill—Music by Inna Barmash & Readings from her new book with Naomi Seidman/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 2 Mar 2017

A Night of Love: Double Bill—Music by Inna Barmash & Readings from her new book with Naomi Seidman

Readings by Yiddish Scholar, Naomi Seidman, from her new book “The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love With Love, and with Literature”; Followed by a Concert by Inna Barmash: “Hindele” Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

London Klezmer Quartet, Port Noarlunga SA, Australia, 2 Mar 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Klezmer concert & dance

Thu, Mar 2, 2017, 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
South Coast Folk Club
Port Noarlunga Bowling Club,
62 River Rd,
Port Noarlunga SA 5167, Australia

Info & Tickets

Full Australia/New Zealand tour info at londonklezmerquartet.com

March 3, 2017

Sephardic Kabbalat Shabbat, Boston, MA, 3 Mar 2017

Sephardic Kabbalat Shabbat w/Dr. Samuel Thomas

Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 6pm
Temple Israel
471 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA

Ethnomusicologist and professional musician/singer Dr. Samuel Thomas will lead Kabbalat Shabbat favorites to Sephardic melodies. After services, there will be an Oneg Shabbat reception and an opportunity to explore Sephardic culture. Dr. Thomas is the leader of the band Asefa and artistic director of the New York Andalus Ensemble.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

London Klezmer Quartet, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 3 Mar 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Klezmer concert & dance

Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Prospect Town Hall,
126 Prospect Road,
Prospect, SA 5082, Australia

Info & Tickets

Full Australia/New Zealand tour info at londonklezmerquartet.com

March 4, 2017

Asefa, Somerville, MA, 4 Mar 2017

Asefa

Sat, Mar 4, 2017, 6pm
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Dinner and concert: $65 or $118 for two (6pm)
Concert only: $25 (8pm)

Spanish and Ladino poetry combine with North African rhythms and jazz to create the distinct sound of Asefa. Led by ethnomusicologist Dr. Samuel Thomas, Asefa features some of NYC’s finest Jewish, jazz and world musicians. We’ll discuss Asefa’s Ladino roots over a Sephardic-inspired meal created Somerville’s award-winning Cuisine en Locale. With an after-dinner concert, of course.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Preßburger Klezmer Band, Bratislava, Slovakia, 4 Mar 2017

Preßburger Klezmer Band

Saturday, March 4 at 7 PM - 10 PM UTC+01
Véčko
Námestie SNP 12,
81234 Bratislava, Slovakia

Tickets available

Prvý bratislavský koncert PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND v roku 2017 s tým najlepším z viac ako 20-ročného repertoáru. Hudba, ktorá vás dvihne k tancu, ale aj dojme k slzám.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/752694931548044/

London Klezmer Quartet, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 4 Mar 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Klezmer concert & dance

Sat, Mar 4, 2017, 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Adelaide Fringe Festival
HATs Courthouse Cultural Centre,
4 St Vincent St,
Auburn, SA 5451, Australia

Info & Tickets

Full Australia/New Zealand tour info at londonklezmerquartet.com

March 5, 2017

The Art in Heaven project, Dedham, MA, 5 Mar 2017

The Art in Heaven Project

Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 2pm
NewBridge on the Charles
7000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026

Art in Heaven is a film by photographer Z.S. Rosenfeld who traveled across Europe capturing sacred architectural icons of lost Jewish communities. Asefa’s Gibraltar-born guitarist and singer, Elie Massias creates an improvised soundtrack to the film with guitar, voice, saxophone, keyboard, and looping recorder, bringing these disappearing, sacred structures back to life. Reception to follow.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$18

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

London Klezmer Quartet, Fullarton, SA, Australia, 5 Mar 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet
Klezmer concert & dance

Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 4pm
House Concert
Fullarton, SA, Australia

To register, see details on full Australia/New Zealand tour info at londonklezmerquartet.com

March 9, 2017

Luisa Muhr & Geoff Berner: “Songs of People Other People Don’t Like So Much”/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 9 Mar 2017

Luisa Muhr & Geoff Berner: “Songs of People Other People Don’t Like So Much”

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

The New York Fidl Kapelye/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 6 Apr 2017

The New York Fidl Kapelye w/Amy Zakar, Jake Shulman-Ment, Keryn Kleiman, Lauren Brody & more!

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

March 10, 2017

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 10 Mar 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

March 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
LantarenVenster, Otto Reuchlinweg 996
Rotterdam, 3072 MD Netherlands

Tix/more info

More tour info: klezmatics.com/events/

global shtetl band w/ Gustavo Mendoza@Internationales Klezmer Festival, Fürth, Germany, 10 Mar 2017

global shtetl band w/ Gustavo Mendoza

Freitag, 10. März / 22 Uhr
Kulturforum, Große Halle
Fürth , 90762 Germany

Tix/more info

March 11, 2017

Malkah Lerner w/Ugly Beauties—CD launch, Toronto, ON, Canada, 11 Mar 2017

Ugly Beauties CD launch Strange Attractors
Marilyn Lerner, piano; Matt Brubeck, cello; Nick Fraser, drums

Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 7pm
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8

In celebration! Ugly Beauties 2nd CD, Strange Attractors CD launch and concert.
And Malkah's 60th Birthday which she wants to celebrate making music!
Dinner at 7, show at 9 p.m. 2 sets, 9:00 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Cover $25/20 students

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1363702073679935/

Amsterdam Klezmer Band@Internationales Klezmer Festival, Fürth, Germany, 11 Mar 2017

Amsterdam Klezmer Band

Samstag, 11. März / 19.30 Uhr
Kulturforum Große Halle
Fürth , Germany

Tix/more info

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Karlsruhe, Germany, 11 Mar 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

March 11, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Kulturzentrum Tollhaus Karlsruhe
Alter Schlachthof 35
Karlsruhe, 76131 Germany

Tix/more info

More tour info: klezmatics.com/events/

March 12, 2017

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release@Internationales Klezmer Festival, Fürth, Germany, 12 Mar 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

March 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Kulturamt Stadt Fürth
Königsplatz 2
Fürth , 90762 Germany

Internationales Klezmer Festival Fürth/a>

More tour info: klezmatics.com/events/

March 13, 2017

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release@Akkordeonfestival, Wien, Austria, 13 Mar 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

March 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Theater Akzent,
Theresianumgasse 18
Wien, 1040 Austria

More tour info: klezmatics.com/events/

March 14, 2017

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Bratislava, Slovakia, 14 Mar 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

March 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Stará Tržnica, Nám. SNP 25
Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

More tour info: klezmatics.com/events/

March 16, 2017

Big Galut(e)/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 16 Mar 2017

Big Galut(e)

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Delray Beach, FL, 16 Mar 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

March 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Old School Square Pavilion,
51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444

More tour info: klezmatics.com/events/

March 18, 2017

Big Galut(e), Oneonta, NY, 18 Mar 2017

Big Galut(e)

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Star Theater
Hartwick College Foreman Series
Anderson Center Theater
Hartwick College
Oneonta NY 13820

March 22, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, York, UK, 22 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
National Centre for Early Music
York, UK

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner, Boston, MA, 22 Mar 2017

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner
The First Annual Michael B. Rukin Memorial Concert

Wed, Mar 22, 2017—6 PM reception, 7:30 PM concert
Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St.,
Boston, MA

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award among countless honors,
Yehudi Wyner is a treasure of Boston classical music. "A musical mensch-in-residence," the Boston Globe describes him as "a composer with a fiercely independent spirit, a modernist who believes that serious music can and should bring sensual pleasure."

The concert will capture the eclectic diversity of his work, performed by outstanding artists, including: clarinetist Richard Stolzman, violinist Daniel Stepner, double bassist Susan Hagen, Susan Davenny-Wyner conducting, Yehudi on the piano and many more--plus a few surprises. Following the performance, Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Lloyd Schwartz engages Yehudi in a conversation.

TICKETS/more info available online:
Preferred seating & pre-concert reception: $125
Reserved seating: $20 & $40

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Idan Raichel, NYC, 22 Mar 2017

Idan Raichel (of the Idan Raichel Project)

Wed, Mar 22, 2017
City Winery
155 Varick St.,
NYC
212 608 0555

Tix/More info

March 23, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Gateshead, UK, 23 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Thu, 23 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Sage Two
St Mary's Square,
Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Tix/More info: sagegateshead.com/event/sklanberg-and-the-sheperds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

Idan Raichel, NYC, 23 Mar 2017

Idan Raichel (of the Idan Raichel Project)

Wed, Mar 23, 2017
City Winery
155 Varick St.,
NYC
212 608 0555

Tix/More info

March 24, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Birmingham, UK, 24 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Fri, 24 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Theatre
Mac Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Tix/More info: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/sklamberg-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 25, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Cambridge, UK, 25 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sat, 25 Mar, 2017, 8pm
J2
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way,
Cambridge, CB1 7GX, UK

Price:£11.50
Tix/More info: www.junction.co.uk/sklamberg-the-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 26, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Milton Keyes, UK, 26 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 26 Mar, 2017, 8pm
jim Marshall Auditorium
The Stables
Wavendon
Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU, UK

Price:£12.50 / £9.50 students/children
Tix/More info: www.stables.org/Whats_on/Event/Sklamberg_and_the_Shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu, NYC, 26 Dec 2016

Extra evening added due to demand
Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu

Mon, Dec 26, 2016, 8pm (doors open 6pm)
City Winery/New York
155 Varick St.
NYC

More info/tix: www.citywinery.com

March 28, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bristol, UK, 28 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Tue, 28 Mar, 2017, 8pm
The Lantern
Colston St,
Bristol BS1 5AR, United Kingdom

Price: £10.75 to £12.90 incl. booking fee
Tix/More info: www.colstonhall.org/shows/sklamberg-the-shepherds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 29, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Sheffield, UK, 29 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Tix/More info: concerts.sheffield.ac.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 30, 2017

Aveva, Somerville, MA, 30 Mar 2017

Ethiopian-Israeli funk w/Aveva

Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 8pm
Somerville Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
617.718.2191

Dinner and concert: $65 or $118 for two (6pm)
Concert only: $25 (8pm)

Spanish and Ladino poetry combine with North African rhythms and jazz to create the distinct sound of Asefa. Led by ethnomusicologist Dr. Samuel Thomas, Asefa features some of NYC’s finest Jewish, jazz and world musicians. We’ll discuss Asefa’s Ladino roots over a Sephardic-inspired meal created Somerville’s award-winning Cuisine en Locale. With an after-dinner concert, of course.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$20 – $25

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

March 31, 2017

Ethiopian-Israeli Shabbat Dinner with Aveva, Boston, MA, 31 Mar 2017

Ethiopian-Israeli Shabbat Dinner with Aveva

Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 6:30pm
Fenway Community Center, Boston
1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

A rising star in the Israeli music scene, Aveva will share her story – from her family’s journey from Ethiopia, to her musical adventures across Israel and Europe, including performing with Idan Raichel and competing on Israel’s The Voice. All while we enjoy that magic that happens when Ethiopian and Israeli chefs cook together to create an African-inspired Shabbat dinner.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bangor, UK, 31 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Pontio,
Bangor University,
Deiniol Road,
Bangor, LL57 2TQ, UK

Tix/More info: www.pontio.co.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 2, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, St. Edmundsbury, UK, 2 Apr 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 2 Apr, 2017
The Apex,
Arc shopping center
St. Andrews St. North
St Edmundsbury, UK

Tix/More info: www.theapex.co.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 4, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, London, UK, 4 Apr 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 4 Apr, 2017
Rich Mix,
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA, UK

Tix/More info: www.richmix.org.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 9, 2017

"Voices of Freedom" Chorale Concert, Boston, MA, 9 Apr 2017

Voices of Freedom

SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017, 4pm
Vilna Shul
18 Phillips St.
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-523-2324

$36/PERSON, $18/STUDENTS
Click here to register

This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston Community Gospel Choir, which often performs at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The groups will each separately perform songs from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures respectively, and then join together to perform music that transcends the collective cultures. The idea of shared values, especially in this turbulent time, rises above our many cultures and connects us. By using music to explore the themes of freedom, we seek to create a culture of understanding, faith, and hope.

In partnership with the Museum of African American History, Consulate General of Israel to New England, and AJC Boston.

April 20, 2017

Brian Glassman’s Klezmer-Jazz Alliance/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 20 Apr 2017

Brian Glassman’s Klezmer-Jazz Alliance

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret, Natick, MA, 20 Apr 2017

Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret

Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 7:30pm
Center for the Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA 01760
508.647.0097

An evening of song and conversation with two of Broadway’s brightest lights. Seth is a pianist, actor, Playbill columnist, and host on Sirius/XM’s On Broadway. He has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Misérables, and Phantom of the Opera. Singing the lead in Disney’s Pocahontas and currently starring on Broadway as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Judy Kuhn is a four-time Tony award nominee. Expect a wonderful evening of songs and stories.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$40

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

May 11, 2017

Jim Guttman’s Bessarabian Breakdown, Brooklyn, NY, 11 May 2017

Jim Guttman’s Bessarabian Breakdown (from Boston!)

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

May 25, 2017

Nikitov, Canton, MA, 25 May 2017

Nikitov

Thu, May 25, 2017, noon
Orchard Cove
1 Del Pond Road
Canton, MA 02021

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$25 (includes lunch)

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Nikitov, Somerville, MA, 25 May 2017

Nikitov

Thu, May 25, 2017, 7:30pm
The Burren
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$20 advance / 25 door

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

May 29, 2017

A Day of Remembrance, Boston, MA, 29 May 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Mon, May 29, 2017, Exhibit: 10am–5pm / Concert: 3pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Please join us for a free concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Memorial Day Open House in honor of the special exhibition; Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross*. These stunning photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. The exhibit both documents the Holocaust and stands as a tribute to perseverance and memory. JArts is proud to continue our collaboration with the MFA as, together, we present a special Memorial Day concert featuring Frank London. For more information about the exhibition, visit mfa.org or click the “reservations” button.

*Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

June 15, 2017

Martha Graham Cracker, Cambridge, MA, 15 Jun 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Thu, June 15, 2017, 7:30pm
Oberon
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Martha Graham Cracker is considered to be Philadelphia’s best cabaret performer. Created by Dito van Reigersberg, Martha is a powerful 6 foot+ cabaret singer, comedian, and entertainer. In obvious need of manscaping, Martha and her band will provide a marvelous and moving evening of song. Martha was a year-long artist-in-residence at the National Jewish Museum and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub in NYC, L’Etage, and elsewhere. After the show, enjoy an audience talkback with Martha and Abe Rybeck, founder of Boston’s Theater Offensive.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$25

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

July 16, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 17, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 18, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 19, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 20, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

August 21, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 22, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 23, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 24, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 25, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 26, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 27, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org