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  • Only the dancers here are belly dancers, and the saxophones and brass we call the Klezmer tradition of going from town to town to weddings and funerals.

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  • He also does a series called Klezmer which is a lot of fun, wild fun.

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  • Highlights include Joann Sfar's watercolor studies for his work about a group of traveling musicians, "Klezmer"; and Emmanuel Guibert's sketches for "Black Olives," his series of tales about a boy in Roman Judea.

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  • I wanted "Klezmer" to be more jazzy, so I did it myself in watercolor to give it that unfinished air.

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  • Since "Klezmer" is, in my view, one of Rick Chess's most powerful poems, I was more than just a little interested to read this essay explaining its genesis.

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  • Benny Goodman, a nice Jewish boy from the Chicago ghetto (the Maxwell Street area) was later labelled the "King of Swing"--a lot of Jewish guys learned to play the clarinet because of the European Jewish dance music (mostly played at weddings) called in Yiddish "Klezmer" (instrumental music)--its structure in terms of 1st, 4th, and 5th modes of the harmonic minor scale is very similar to that of jazz, which started as a march music and not a dance music--I played jazz professionally for 5 years straight one time and I never remember anyone dancing at our gigs; I mean jazz was contemplation music not dance music.

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  • The crowd included composers, musicians and artists, including Heidi Rodewald, Mickey Strauss, Diane Volk and the Klezmer clarinetist David Kracauer.

    A Night at the Opera Benefit

  • What more perfect way could we choose to kick-off the 10th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival than with Andy Statman, a giant in the alt-neu Klezmer movement.

    Jewish MusicFest Opener, Andy Statman- Bluegrass, Jazz and Klezmer « The Blog at 16th and Q

  • Ranging from jazz to blues to Klezmer to classical, violinist Eduard Minevich, bassist Stephen McLellan and guitarist Jack Semple displayed amazing versatility and virtuosity in their Saturday night concert with the Regina Symphony Orchestra as part of the Shumiatcher Pops series.

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  • Her spoken word performances include The Golden Dreydl (with Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, on Rykodisc CD), which was published as a children's book by Charlesbridge in 2007 and appeared as a play ( "The Klezmer Nutcracker") at New York's Vital Theatre in 2008.

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