Klezmer Workshops & Jams


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

Generally each session will have three periods, with short breaks between:
  • Instructional workshop, learning by ear (60 min.)
  • Play-through with coaching on klezmer style, with sheet music (45 min.)
  • Traditional jam, without sheet music (45 min.)
WHAT TO BRING
  • REQUIRED: mute if you are a brass player
  • OPTIONAL: recording device, music stand 

DATES & LOCATIONS

Sunday, May 21, 2:00-5:00pm
2905 Shattuck Ave. (near Ashby)
BERKELEY





Download Materials available below for each session

SIGN UP

$25/sliding scale for participants. Refreshments included. Listeners welcome, too! 
RSVP to jams@klezcalifornia.org, and include which date/location, your name, what instrument, and any questions. 
We will add you to the workshops-jams mailing list for special notices. To get on this special mailing list if you cannot attend, please contact jams@klezcalifornia.org.

MATERIALS

While playing by ear is favored, some jam leaders provide sheet music and/or recordings:

5/21/2017 — David Rosenfeld. TBA

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 and one more Budowitzer Bulgarish

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 Download All

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

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

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. Download All

7/17/2016 
 Dmitri Gaskin. Nisht Gezorgt