Klezmer Concert Series

Concert Schedule

All Concerts begin at 7:30pm; $15. jam sessions afterward
Klezmer Instrumental Music 5:30pm $25 per class, Oct. 22nd will be led by Frank London
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

Oct. 22nd workshop will be lead by Frank London
Kidz Klezmer Band will move to Sunday at 1:15pm, starting on Sept. 22nd.

Oct. 29

Klezmerfest – Greg Wall’s Birthday Bash (traditional NY style klezmer and a birthday salute to series co-founder)

Klezmerfest -  Greg Wall - clarinet, Jordan Hirsch - cornet, Zev Zions - accordion, Brian Glassman - bass, Aaron Alexander - drums

Klezmerfest – Greg Wall – clarinet, Jordan Hirsch – cornet, Zev Zions – accordion, Brian Glassman – bass, Aaron Alexander – drums

Nov. 5

CTMD Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Steve Weintraub.

Nov. 12

Eleanor Reissa & Friends A Yiddish Diva without peer, w/Frank London

Nov. 19

Breslov Bar Band (Binyomin Ginzberg & Band take on Breslev Hasidic Nigunim)

nice article in Jewish Week

Nov. 26

Lorin Sklamberg – A Hanukkah/Thanksgiving Celebration – vocalist, keyboardist and co-founder of the Klezmatics with a program of themed klezmer songs.

Dec. 3

CTMD Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Featuring dance master Avia Moore

*Dec. 12 (Thurs.)

Mike & Joanna Sternberg in Tribute to their Uncle the great Moyshe Oysher

Dec. 17

Joel Rubin All-Stars – one of the great klezmer clarinetists of our time, now based in Virginia

Joel Rubin with Pete Rushefsky & Steven Greenman

Joel Rubin with Pete Rushefsky & Steven Greenman


* The First Tuesdays Klezmer Heritage Program is supported in part by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.”




Past Concerts:____________________________

Oct. 22

Roger Davidson & Frank London (original klezmer compositions w/all-star cast)

Oct. 22, 2013, Roger Davidson with the Frank London Klezmer Orchestra
Oct. 22, 2013, Roger Davidson with the Frank London Klezmer Orchestra



Oct. 15

Mike Cohen Band

with Dave Levitt, Brian Gelfand, Brian Glassman & Aaron Alexander

Mike Cohen - Oct. 15, 2013

Oct. 8

Ezekiel’s Wheels


(From Boston!)

Oct. 1

Opening Night Tantshoyz, Yiddish Dance Party featuring dance master Walter Zev Feldman, with the Jake Shulman-Ment/Christina Crowder Band.

zev-enews pic

June 18 – Season Finale!! Kidz Klezmer Band Concert, Klezmer Workshop Student Concerts, Aaron Alexander’s Klez Messengers Set, Jam Session!

our wonderful students perform for you. no charge. Aaron Alexander’s Klez Messengers, featuring Mike Cohen, Jake Shulman-Ment, Brian Glassman. Jam session & Party to follow

*June 11 – Dmitri Slepovitch’s Litvakus

Litvakus is a New York based klezmer and world music quintet led by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch. It brings together deeply rooted pieces discovered through the extensive research carried on in Eastern Europe, jazz, reggae, world and classical music being the primary background for most of the band members. The band gives a new invigorating touch to the nearly forgotten Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Lithuanian tunes, rare Hassidic niggunim, songs in Yiddish and other languages spoken by the Eastern European Jewish communities and their neighbors. Litvakus is closely involved in creating the ethnographic theatre, through the collective’s creative approach to old music sources and storytelling.Litvakus


*June 4 – Double Bill: Levitt Legacy Tango Project & Matt Temkin’s Yiddish Jam Band

David Levitt, trombonist & bandleader of the Levitt Legacy, continues the legacy of another Klezmer dynasty. His father, clarinetist Marty Levitt was a prolific and popular bandleader in the 60′s and 70s in NY and his grandfather, Jack Levitt was a member of the famous Boibriker Kapelye, in the early part of the 20th century.

The Levitt Legacy Tango band is making it’s premiere appearance on June 4 at Stephen Wise Synagogue. The music was popular in Eastern Europe in the 1930′s and 1940′s. It was brought to this country by Holocaust survivors who settled in the U.S. after the war. The ensemble is led by trombonist Dave Levitt. Mr. Levitt’s late father Marty arranged this repertoire back in the 1960′s. These arrangements have not been played publicly for over 30 years. We’re happy to keep this music alive and present it to a new audience.

Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jam Band explores the intersection of Jazz and Klezmer music. The band is influenced a diverse soundscape of artists including by Dave Tarras, Sammy Musiker, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones. Come and bring your dancing shoes.Matt Temkin

*May 28 – CTMD – Elaine Watts & Susan Watts with The Klez Dispensers, “Eatala” DVD screening, concert, Tantshoyz with Steven Weintraub, Dance Leader

Elaine at Curtis' Christmas party
Elaine Watts

May 21 – Eve Sicular’s Metropolitan Klezmer

Eve Sicular's Metropolitan Klezmer
Eve Sicular’s Metropolitan Klezmer

*Apr. 23 – CTMD – Tantshoyz - Deborah Strauss Dance Leader, with music by Jake Shulman Ment, fidl, and Christina Crowder – accordion.


Apr. 16 – Sruli & Lisa Family Band

Sruli Dredner & Lisa Mayer
Sruli Dredner & Lisa Mayer

with Zach Mayer – the youtube sensation ‘Subway Saxman” with over 4 million hits, and his brother, Aaron Mayer on piano. Ilana Dresdner on bass, and the 4yo twins Johnny & Charlie tapping and providing cuteness.


*Apr. 9 – Strauss/Warschauer Duo CD Release Concert/Tantshoyz, Steve Weintraub Dance Leader

Strauss/Warschauer Duo

Strauss/Warschauer Duo

*Apr. 2 – Jake Shulman-Ment Band w/Yoshie Fruchter & Aaron Alexander

Jake Shulman-Ment
Jake Shulman-Ment

Mar. 5 – LEVITICUS: Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg, Todd Nuefeld, Tyshawn Sorey (Klezmer meets Contemporary Improvisation with modern masters)


Tuesday, February 26: Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop.

Steve Weintraub in action
Steve Weintraub in action

Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of shers, bulgars, freylekhs, horas and more! CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to support the New York Klezmer Series in creating the first Tantshoyz of the season, featuring master dance leader, Steve Weintraub, and a live klezmer band led by renowned clarinetist, Michael Winograd!



*Mar. 12 – Alicia Svigals w/ Patrick Farrell, Michael Winograd, & Don Godwin

Alicia Svigals
Alicia Svigals

Feb. 12 – Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

*Feb. 5 – 8pm Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars


7:30 Franzi Seehausen & Friends

Franzi Seehausen
Franzi Seehausen

Opening Night Dance Party w/Steve Weintraub Dance leader