Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Band Allstars
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Band Allstars will perform a Hanukkah concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. This band has toured the world, bringing over the top exuberant energy to traditional Jewish roots music. Their 2005 CD Carnival Conspiracy was Rolling Stone magazine's #1 non-English recording. This concert will feature joyous Jewish-Gypsy-Balkan-jazz party sounds as well as favorite Hanukkah songs in new arrangements. Members of the band are trumpeter/composer Frank London, drummer Aaron Alexander, tuba player Ron Caswell, clarinetist Matt Darriau, trombonist Brian Drye, and accordionist Patty Farrell. Special guests for this concert include multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael Alpert and the Purchase Klezmer Mob.
This concert is part of See the Light(s): Hanukkah 2011 at The Jewish Museum. This annual celebration features eclectic music, family festivities, and more. Visit http://www.TheJewishMuseum.org/Hanukkah2011 for a complete guide to Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum.
Tickets for this program are $45 for the general public, and $40 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for lectures, film screenings and concerts at The Jewish Museum can also be purchased online at the Museum's web site.
Frank London is a member of The Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, and Ben Folds 5, and is featured on over 100 CDs.
Michael Alpert (voice, accordion, violin, guitar, percussion) has been a pioneering figure in the renaissance of klezmer music for over 30 years. He in internationally known for his award-winning performances and recordings with Brave Old World, Kapelye, David Krakauer, and Itzhak Perlman, and is noted for his original Yiddish songs.
Aaron Alexander is a New York based klezmer and jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and educator. His original klezmer/jazz/world music band, Midrash Mish Mosh, has appeared at Makor and The Knitting Factory in New York, and at venues in Krakow, Vienna, and Toronto.
Ron Caswell is a member of The Stumblebums and Beat Circus. He has recorded and performed with They Might Be Giants, Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra, the Royal Brass, the American Composers Orchestra, and Max Roach.