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Originals, jazz standards, Yiddish folk songs, and lieder by Robert Schumann and Arnold Schoenberg
"a singer who fearlessly attacks awkward intervals and boasts a range that's
hard to believe"
- Jazz Times
Judith Berkson and the East River Orchestra
New explorations in Hazzanus
East River Orchestra delves into the art of the Cantor using prayers from the synagogue as a jumping off point. They regularly
music by Cantor Moishe Oysher and get to the heart and soul of Yiddish and klezmer classics.
Members of Romashka, "one of the most exciting and energetic bands in New York City's world music scene" (Greenman
Review), and friends provide an evening of (mostly) Jewish Eastern European party music. Led by clarinetist Jeff
Perlman, this band will feature vocalist ,b>Inna Barmash (getting back to her Yiddish roots), and some of the NYC's
most talented klezmer musicians playing music they've honed entertaining at a variety of celebrations from weddings to
New York based PARADOX TRIO creates original music inspired by Eastern
European, Balkan, Gypsy and downtown traditions. In the last seven years the
quartet has toured and played major festivals throughout the U.S., Europe
and Canada. The groupís dynamic performances and approach cut across
stylistic and geographic boundaries creating an unusual and eclectic sound,
redefining the concept "world beat".
Aaron Alexanderís first CD on Tzadik and his inaugural release as an ethnojazz band leader, Midrash Mish Mosh
presents nine powerful compositions exploring the outer regions of jazz fusion with klezmer, thrash punk, and world music
rhythms. Exhilarating, lyrical and intense, this CD simultaneously breaks down previously established boundaries and builds
up new and daring ethnic jazz identities.
"Bassist Leonardo Cioglia takes Brazilian Jazz in a more modern approach. ...a
Brazilian 'spice' to his sound, but he explores the genre outside the box."
Odds & Ends: Ernest Barteldes' column on The Brasilians.
"Leonardo Cioglia has a great feel and great timing, he is very relaxed, and I
can really explore polyrhythms when Iím playing alongside someone so able."
Duduka Da Fonseca's interview w/ Bruce Gilman for Brazzil Magazine
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times