Blog Update

I need to do more of these posts. There’s always stuff going on that I like to update anyone interested about. My appearance at the Eldridge St. Synagogue in August was a success in many ways. The most exciting thing for me was doing the event as a trio. There are many ways to be innovative. Stylistically, originality,-etc. I started to use the term “Instrumentally Innovative” for this group. We consist of trombone, clarinet, and accordion. How many groups out there doing any kind of music can claim that as their instrumentation? What ??No drums? No bass? No DJ?…….The answer to all these questions is Yes. We started recording some tracks this month. The goal is to have a release at some point in 2014. I’ve also started working on a book. It will be about Klezmer revolving around my family’s involvement in the art form over the last 100+ years. I’m teaming up with a great person and friend who actually knows how to take this craziness from me and make a book out of it. I hope everyone had a nice Thankgivikkah. I’m involved in two very special Hannukah programs next week. I was fortunate to be asked to be in the orchestra for the annual Hannukah concert at Symphony Space on Dec 2. The night will also serve as a tribute to Theodore Bikel who is turning 90 years old!!! The orchestra is under the direction of Zalman Mlotek. On Thursday Dec 5th, my trio will be part of the WQXR Hannukah event at the Greene Space. We are one of 3 groups to be involved in the program. I’ve prepared a short program of 4 tunes for us to perform. It starts at 7 PM and will be streaming live at WQXR.org as well as thegreenespace.org. See the link below. It will be made into a special to be aired next year.

http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2013/dec/05/wqxr-presents-chanukah-celebration-across-globe/