Friday, May 08, 2009

Upcoming Jew-Mu Gigs

There are a bunch of creative Jewish music gigs coming up over the next bit.

Here's some info cut/pasted from the promo emails...

Sunday 5/10 at 11 AM: Klook! at City Winery

Introducing... Klook!

Eleonore Weill (Paris) - Baroque Recorder, Accordion
Madeline Solomon (London) - Flute
Jake Shulman-Ment (New York) - Violin, Accordion
Pete Rushefsky (New York) - Tsimbl

at the City Winery Klezmer Brunch this Sunday, 11AM - 1:30PM! Bring Mamele!

$10 cover

City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY
curated by Michael Dorf
City Winery
Monday 5/11 at 9 PM: Eitan Katz, Nochi Krohn, and Avi Feinberg at Aish Kodeh's Lag BaOmer Hilula

Eitan Katz and Nochi Krohn will be performing at the annual Aish Kodesh Lag B'Omer Hilula at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11th at the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst (corner of Spruce and Broadway in Lawrence). Rav Moshe Weinberger will be delivering words of hisorerus. Suggested donation, $10. Separate seating.
Tuesday 5/12 at 7 PM: Breslov Bar Band at the Carlebach Shul

Breslov Bar Band - Lag Baomer Concert @ Carlebach Shul

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
305 West 79th Street
$15 cover

From melancholy midnight meditations to funky/punky affirmations of the One, the Breslov Bar Band explores musical expressions of the Breslov Chassidim from the traditional to the contemporary... Rock, Middle-Eastern, Punk, Jazz... it's all there!

The group's repertoire includes old dveykus melodies and ecstatic nigunim, as well as contemporary Breslov folk and rock music. The band members combine their passion for Jewish music with their strong roots in rock, jazz, and world music.
Tuesday 5/12 at 9 PM: Yoshie Fruchter's Pitom and Michael Winograd's Infection at Zebulon.

I and my erstwhile Pitom collaberators are super psyched to be coming back to our fave joint Zebulon this Tuesday evening to play some music from our new record, some new music that is not on the record, and just have fun and make some glorious noise! Joining us will be Michael Winograd's Infection (and his army of swine flu fighters).. a seriously killer band - you will not be let down. It also happens to be the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer - so come celebrate with us, have a beer, do a dance, shave your beard.

WHERE: Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg (L Train to Bedford)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 12th 9pm
Sunday 5/17 at 11AM, Klezmerfest CD Release Party at City Winery

I am pleased and proud to announce the release of Klezmerfest's second CD, "Life of the Party," featuring Jordan Hirsch, Greg Wall, Aaron Alexander, Zev ZIons, and Brian Glassman. We will be performing in celebration on May 17th, with sets starting at 11:00, at:

City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY

There is a $10.00 cover charge.

Check out our first release, "Party Music" at CD Baby: KLEZMERFEST!: Party Music. Ari Davidow of Klezmershack had this to say about it: "this album is simply a delight. Many are the medleys as the band puts traditional tunes in a simkha context. Like I said, the sound is smooth as silk and the feet can't stop moving. For a change, here is a band guilty only of absolute truth in advertising: This is perfect "Party Music". Enjoy!"
Wednesday 5/20 at & PM: Joey Weisenberg's Niggunim Unplugged at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Please join me for a special concert of Jewish music at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York City on Wednesday, May 20th, 7:00 pm.  I'll be performing with a wonderful ensemble, including:

Benjy Fox Rosen -- Bass
Llova Zhurbin -- Viola
Jake Shulman-Ment -- Violin, accordion
Joey Weisenberg -- vocals, mandolin, clarinet, percussion

Please reserve a seat at:

New York Events at The Museum at Eldridge Street

If you know people who would enjoy this show, please let them know about it.

I'll look forward to seeing you there!