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Crane's student kelzmer band, Klez-Mania!
Crane's student kelzmer band, Klez-Mania!

Wild about klezmer music in Potsdam

The Crane School of Music Klezmer Band, Klez-mania, will perform at Beth El synagogue in Potsdam this Sunday at 4:30.

Todd Moe talks with clarinetist Matt Wurtzel about the group, Klez-mania, and their brand of this spirited and uniquely Jewish musical style. He says klezmer music combines the Yiddish folk melodies of Eastern Europe with early American jazz styles.  Go to full article
(top) Irving Fields in Montreal (bottom) "Bagels and Bongos," 1954
(top) Irving Fields in Montreal (bottom) "Bagels and Bongos," 1954

Quebec hosts Klezkanada

The 11th annual Klezkanada is this week, in the Quebec countryside just north of Montreal. It's the place to be for players and fans of klezmer and other Yiddish music. The goal is to bring together younger and older generations to learn from each other. Gregory Warner went to the opening night concert. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

"Hot Pstromi": Hot Klezmer

David Sommerstein talks with Yiddish musician and folklorist Yale Strom about klezmer, the music of central and eastern European Jews. Strom and his band, "Hot Pstromi", perform their klezmer-blues-jazz fusion Thursday at 8pm at St. Lawrence University in Canton.  Go to full article

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