Klezmer Workshops & Jams

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Thanks to support from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, we will hold monthly klezmer workshops and jams in 2017! 

Generally each session will comprise three periods, with short breaks in between:
  • Instructional workshop learning by ear, first hour
  • Play-through with coaching on klezmer style, 3/4 hour
  • Traditional jam without sheet music, 3/4 hour
Bring a recording device or a music stand if you want.

Brass players should bring a mute.

While playing by ear is favored, leaders may provide sheet music and/or recordings. See Materials below.

DATES & LOCATIONS

Sunday, August 13, 2-5pm
with Dmitri Gaskin
at a private home, please contact jams@klezcalifornia.org for address
PALO ALTO

Sunday, August 27, 2-5pm
with Dmitri Gaskin
Urban Adamah
1151 6th St (near Gilman)
BERKELEY

Sunday, September 17, 1pm
with Joshua Horowitz
1835 Ellis St (at Pierce)
SAN FRANCISCO

SIGN UP

Cost is $25/sliding scale for participants. Light refreshments included. Listeners are welcome too! 

Please RSVP mentioning which date and location, your name, your instrument, and any questions to jams@klezcalifornia.org

We will add attendees to our workshops-jams mailing list for special notices. To join this special mailing list if you cannot attend, write to jams@klezcalifornia.org

MATERIALS

9/17/2017 — Joshua Horowitz. Materials not yet available.

8/27/2017 — Dmitri Gaskin. Materials not yet available.

8/13/2017 — Dmitri Gaskin. 
Materials not yet available.

https://sites.google.com/site/klezcal/events/jams/fwdjuly16workshopscharts.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
7/16/2017 — Jeanette Lewicki. Concert and Bb versions of Gonifs Dm Kolomeyke, Dem Gonifs Yikhes, Gonifs Glat Azoy, Grekhisher Tants (corrected), Tants a Freylekh, Gonifs Kolomeyke, Undzer Toyrele, Exercises 1. (All in one zip file)

5/21/2017 — 
David Rosenfeld. We will play by ear. 

5/07/2017  Cookie Segelstein. We will play by ear. Sheet-music will be provided, but we will not read from it during the session.

4/30/2017 
 Cookie Segelstein. We will play by ear. Here is sheet-music, but we will not read from it during the session. Audio for 6 tunes plus Budowitzer Bulgarish

https://sites.google.com/site/klezcal/events/jams/Josh%20Horowitz%20-%20March%202017.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
3/19/2017 
 Josh Horowitz. We will learn pieces that are newly discovered from old sources, so there are no audio recordings. Concert and Bb versions of Dirty Shirt Hora, Dobriden, High Moon Freylekhs, Hopinkes, Kolomeyke, Moldovan Wedding Freylekhs & Khusidl, Spare Wheat Freylekh, Ya Danah, Tips & Tricks, Cadences. (All in one zip file)

2/26/
2017  Dmitri Gaskin. Belf's Fun der Khupe / Audio

11/06/2016 
David Rosenfeld. Leibowitz's Chusidl / Bb version

https://sites.google.com/site/klezcal/events/jams/jeanette_charts_sept25.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
9/25/2016 
— Jeanette Lewicki. Concert and Bb versions of Gonifs Dm Kolomeyke, Dem Gonifs Yikhes, Gonifs Glat Azoy, Grekhisher Tants, Tants a Freylekh, Gonifs Kolomeyke. (All in one zip file)

7/17/2016 
 Dmitri Gaskin. Nisht Gezorgt