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  2010  
Nov. 20, 8pm

Breslov Bar Band at Carlebach Shul,

79th St. bet. Riverside & West End

 
Nov. 29, 8:30pm

Ayn Sof Arkestra at 6th St. Shul

325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.)

 

Dec. 4

DROM with Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

 

Dec. 6, 8:30pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at 6th St. Shul

325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.)

 
Dec. 21, 8:30pm Klezmerfest at 6th St. Shul

 

Dec. 26-31 Klez Kamp

 

Jan. 10 Greg Wall's Later Prophets at 6th St. Shul  
Jan. 16 Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars in LA  
Jan. 22 Mass MoCA with Frank London's Night in the Old Marketplace

 

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Previous Engagements


2009

Dec 23-29

Klez Kamp

 
Nov. 29 Night in the Old Marketplace, Milan  
Nov. 10 Frank London Klezmer Brass All Stars, Vancouver BC  
Oct. 31

Greg Wall's 50th Birthday & Installation as Rabbi at 6th St. Community Synagogue

 

Aug. 24-30

Klez Kanada

 

July 24-26

Lowell Folk Festival w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

 

July 4-14

The ARK Project, Lublin, Sheshory Festival, Ukraine

 

June 28 - July 5

Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture, workshops with Moussa Berlin & Christian Dawid, performances with Michael Winograd

 

May 29 & 30

NYU Tisch School for the Arts, Performances with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

featuring a score by Greg Wall

 

April 18 - 20

Klez Kamp Road Show - Madison WI

 

Mar. 28

9pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets, Jewish Music Cafe, Park Slope, Brooklyn 

401 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

Feb. 22-Mar.

West Coast tour w/The Klezmatics

2/22/2009 California Polytechnic State University, Cohan Ctr San Luis Obispo CA
2/25/2009 Orcas Center Eastsound WA (360) 376-2281 x1 www.orcascenter.org
2/26/2009 Broadway Center for the Arts Tacoma WA (253) 591-5890 www.broadwaycenter.org
2/27/2009 Arden Theatre St Albert AB (780) 459-1541 www.ardentheatre.com
2/28/2009 Chan Centre, Chutzpah! Festival Vancouver BC (604) 822-9197 w Joshua Nelson-Brother Moses Smote the Water
3/1/2009 Kirkland Performance Ctr Kirkland WA (425) 893-9900 3pm matinee www.kpcenter.org
3/3/2009 Yoshi's Jazz Club San Francisco CA (415) 655-5600 www.yoshis.com
3/5/2009 Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles CA (310) 825-2101 www.uclalive.org
3/6/2009 Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles CA private outreach www.uclalive.org
3/7/2009 University of Arizona Tucson AZ (520) 621-3341 www.uapresents.org
3/8/2009 Jewish Community Center Houston TX (713) 551-7255 Jewish Community Center presentation www.jcchouston.org

 



 

Feb. 15

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor at City Winery, w/Brandon Seabrook & Mike Savino

 

Feb. 11

Greg Wall's Later Prophets - The Rav Kook Project

Philadelphia - World Cafe Live

 

Feb. 8

Frank London Quartet at City Winery, w/Brian Drye & Carmen Staaf

 

Feb. 7,

Greg Wall's Later Prophets - The Rav Kook Project
Bnai Jeshurun - NYC, 88th bet. B'way & West End

 

  2009  

Dec. 21-26

Klez Kamp!

 

Nov. 16, 4pm

Congregation B'nai Tikvah in North Brunswick, NJ

The Wandering Jew

Jewish Music Around the World, w/Greg Wall's Unity Orchestra

and guests including Adriene Cooper, Rahel Musleah, Avram Pengas, Frank London, Noah Solomon, and more.. Address: 1001 Finnegans Lane • North Brunswick, NJ • 08902 

732-297-0696

 

Oct. 25

Paris, France, with Frank London Klezmer Brass All-Stars
www.villesdesmusiquesdumonde.com

 

Oct. 3

Gypsy Fest at DROM w/Frank London Klezmer Brass All-Stars

 

Sept. 18

Merkin Hall - Lincoln Center

w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

 

Sept. 1

Ashkenaz Festival w/Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor 6:15pm

 

Aug. 31

Ashkenaz Festival w/Marilyn Lerner 11pm


Aug. 31

Ashkenaz Festival w/Josh Nelson, Ken Whiteley, Dave Wall - Kosher Gospel, 9:30pm


Aug. 18-24

Klez Kanada!

 

July 30

Trumpets in Montclair, NJ
w/The Rob Henke Quintet
featuring Greg Wall, Rolf Sturm, Tim Ferguson

 

July 16 - 24, 2008

US Tour with Boban Markovic' Orkestar

July 16, Lincoln Center Midsummer Night's Swing 7pm, New York

July 16, DROM, NYC, 11pm w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

July 17, Pitchfork Festival Preview, Millenium Park, Chicago 

Jul 18 2008 7:30P Summer Dance Chicago, Illinois

Jul 19 2008 12:30 Pitchfork festival Chicago, Illinois

Jul 19 2008 5:30P World music fest Evanston, Illinois

Jul 20 2008 7:00P you will see Springfield, Illinois

Jul 21 2008 8:00P Martyrs’ Chicago, Illinois

Jul 22 2008 8:30p La Tulipe Montreal

Jul 23 2008 9:00 Drom New York, New York

Jul 24 2008 7:30P Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


June 29-July 5

Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture

Performances w/THE ARK, Konsonans Retro w/Christian Dawid, and The Other Europeans.

 

June 17

Town Hall NYC, 

Folksbiene Yiddish Theater Benefit


June 6

DROM in NYC 

w/Psoy Kirolenko, Dan Kahn, Michael Winograd, Frank London, Dan Blacksberg

 

June 1

Hasidic New Wave w/Yakar Rhythms

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Jazz & Roses Festival

 

May 7

Frank London's 50th Birthday Bash at DROM

 

Mar. 22-29

Berkeley Jewish Music Festival - The Ark: Cyclical Rituals, Spring 

A collaborative project with Frank London, John Schott, Jessie Ivry, Glenn Hartman, Jewlia Eisenberg, Stu Brotman, Maryana Sadovska, and Avi Avital.  Produced by Elie Shapiro

 

Mar. 22

Berkeley Jewish Music Festival with

Frank London's "A Night at the Old Marketplace"

 

Mar. 20

Frank London's 'A Night at the Old Marketplace' 

8pm, at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center

 

Mar. 7-17

European Tour - Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

7- 9.03.2008 Luxembourg, Philharmonie 

10.03.2008 Liverpool UK, Wind Band Fest.

11.03.2008 Freiburg, Jazzhaus

12.03.2008 Karlsruhe, Tollhaus

13.03.2008 Dornbirn, Spielboden

14.03.2008 Wien, Mozartsaal

15.03.2008 Brussels, Espace Senghor

16.03.2008 Amsterdam, Bimhuis

17.03.2008 Hannover Jazz club

 

Mar. 1

Klezmer Festival, Furth, Germany

w/German Goldenshteyn Memorial Band, led by Alex Kontorovich, and featuring Josh Horowitz, Cookie Siegelstein, Mark Ruben, Dan Blacksberg

 

Feb. 6

Greg Wall Quartet at Eldridge St. Shul, 7pm

 Of Jews and Jazz           Lost and Found Music Series
Jewish musicians have long been drawn to the modes and moods of jazz. Greg Wall, chronicles the connection and, accompanied by his quartet, raises the roof with some swinging illustrations.
Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students and seniors

 

Jan. 26

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at Brandeis University

8pm - Slosberg Recital Hall, 415 South St., Waltham, MA

 

Jan. 25

Mike Cohen Quartet at Banjo Jim's at 7:30pm

 

Jan. 20

Alicia Svigals at Limmud Conference, Ellenville, NY

 

Jan. 15

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at Zebulon


Jan. 14

Klezmatics at Connolly's Times Square


Jan. 13

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

APAP Festival, NYC

 

2007

Dec. 30

Klezmerfest at Newark Museum

 

Dec. 23-28

Klez Kamp!

 

Dec. 22

Hasidic New Wave

at Southpaw in Brooklyn, 5th Ave.

 

Dec. 11

Budapest, Hungary with

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars 

and Boban Markovic' Orkestar

 

Dec. 9

Chabad Telethon with Greg Wall, Zevy Zions

 

Dec. 5

Art Bailey's Klezmer Festival

at Banjo Jim's, E. Village

 

Dec. 4

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at 14th St. Y, NYC

 

Nov. 8, 9:30pm

w/The Klezmatics
At Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Ave, Park Slope
benefit for Develop, Don't Destroy Brooklyn (dddb.net)

 

Nov. 4

w/J. Granelli and Ben Holmes at
Center for Improvised Music
CIM 295 Douglas St. 1 Btw. 3rd & 4th Ave. Brooklyn NY.

 

Oct. 27, 28

Southern California w/Klezmatics

27 - San Francisco JCC

28 - San Diego, 7pm Birch Northpark Theatre cancelled


Oct. 25 

11:30pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets

Knitting Factory Tap Bar, 74 Leonard St., NYC

 

Oct. 24

Jon Madof's Rashanim at Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012          212.614.0505

 

Oct. 21

Frank London Project at Carnegie Hall, Zankel Auditorium

 

Oct. 20

NY Jewish Music Festival, w/Greg Wall's Later Prophets,

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars & Paul Shapiro Band

 

Oct. 14, 4pm

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Battery Park, NYC


Oct. 14 - 7pm

Eldridge St. Klezmer Gathering

SYMPHONY SPACE CONCERT

Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

For reservations by credit card: 212.864.1414

 

Oct. 12 

Noon

Eldridge St. Klezmer Gathering - Parade & Photo Shoot

Procession: Starts at Canal and Eldridge Streets (12 noon)

Concert: Seward Park at 180 East Broadway (12:30) Free

Information: 212.219.0888

 

Oct. 5, 

7:30pm

Alex Kontorovich's 'Deep Minor' CD Release Concert!

at Small's NYC 183 West 10th street @ 7th ave.

 

Sept. 11, 2007

8pm

Julian Priester & Aaron Alexander
In Concert at Spike Hill
184 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 - Phone (718) 218-9737

 

Aug. 25, 26

Frank London's Klezmer All-Stars

American Folk Festival in Bangor Maine

with Margot Leverett, Mark Rubin, Patrick Farrell, David Harris

 

Aug. 20-25, 2007

Klez Kanada!

 

Aug. 4

The Yiddishe Swingtet

Workmen's Circle in Cleveland Heights, OH

featuring: Greg Wall, Joanne Borts, Susan Watts, Rob Henke, 

Art Bailey, Brian Glassman and Aaron Alexander.

 

July 27-31, 2007

Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival 

Dance and Dance Music Workshops

 

July 18-25, 2007

Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival 

Advanced Instrumental Workshops

 

July 15, 2007 | 8 p.m.

DIASPORA REDUX PROJECT

Weimar, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Mon Ami 

a New Jewish Music project bringing together seven internationally recognized and highly individualistic musicians: Aaron Alexander (percussion, New York), Alan Bern (keyboards, Berlin), Paul Brody (trumpet, Berlin), Alex Kontorovich (sax, clarinet, New York), Cesar Lerner (keyboards, Buenos Aires), Martin Lillich (bass, Berlin) and Marcelo Moguilevsky (clarinets, Buenos Aries).

world premiere concert in Weimar on July 15, 

 

June 30

Krakow Festival of Jewish Music

w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

 

June 28

Vienna's Klez-More Festival 

with Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

 

June 27, 30

Krakow Festival of Jewish Music
with   Greg Wall's Later Prophets

 

Wed, June 6 

at 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Jewish Dance with Steve Weintraub 

Music by Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, Aaron Alexander

Temple Beth El, Oakhurst, NJ A 45 minute lecture/demo followed by a dance party/workshop Live Klezmer music and refreshments

 

June 5, 1pm

Klezmerfest 

Concert at West Orange JCC

 

June 3

Yiddish Swingtet 

Cape May Music Festival

featuring: Joanne Borts & Tine Kindemann - vocals

Greg Wall - clarinet, Rob Henke - trumpet, Art Bailey - piano

Brian Glassman - bass, Aaron Alexander - drums

 

May 30

9:30pm

Brooklyn TEA LOUNGE
Ben Holmes - trumpet, Jay Vilnai - guitar,
Fima Ephron - bass Aaron Alexander- drums
837 Union St., Park Slope, BROOKLYN, NY 718-789-2762 

 

May 11

The Art of Trio, 7:30 p.m., Aaron is special guest

at the Milford Center for the Arts. 

with Rex Cadwallader - piano, and David Chevan - bass, 

at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT (203) 878-6647.


May 1

Hasidic New Wave w/Yakar Rhythms

Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

 

Apr. 26, 8pm

Marilyn Lerner/Aaron Alexander Quartet

w/Greg Wall -tenor sax and Jim Guttman -bass

The Stone

 

Apr. 25

w/Adrienne Cooper & Friends at The Stone

 

Apr. 21 at 10pm

Midrash Mish Mosh at The Stone
Ave. C & 2nd St., Lower East Side

 

Apr. 19

w/Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar & Frank London

at Banjo Jim's

9th St. & Ave. C,   212.777.0869

 

Apr. 17 at 8pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at The Stone

 

Apr. 10

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

The Stone, Ave. C & 1st St., Lower East Side

 

Friday, 

March 30 7:30pm

FREE

Jake Shulman-Ment, violin, Art Bailey, accordion, Aaron Alexander, drums

 

Temple Beth Shalom, 740 North Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706, (914)478-3833

 

Mar. 28

Knitting Factory Seder with Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

 

Mar. 26 at 8pm

CD Release

Frank London - A Night at The Old Marketplace 

Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow St. NY 10014 (corner of 7th Ave) $20

 

Mar. 21

Greg Wall's Later Prophets, 

Gan Academy, Boston

 

Mar. 3, 8pm-1am

Purim Shpiel at Workmen's Circle, w/Adrienne Cooper
A great theatrical spectacle/party, musical direction by Jake Shulman-Ment:
Roti and Homentashn: The Palace Workers Revolt!: A Purim Carnival Spectacular
Workmen's Circle: 45 E 33rd St, between Park and Madison

 

Mar. 2

Frank London w/Strings featuring Art Bailey's Orchestra Popilar and AA
  Zebulon

 

Jan. 20

“Raising the Roof”

celebrating 40 years of Roosevelt Jazz in gorgeous new Roosevelt theater

Waldo King Reunion Big Band

 

Jan. 18

Andy Shaw Quintet
Egan's Ballard Jam House
Andy Shaw- vocals, Dave Peterson - guitar, Phil Sparks bass,

 

Jan. 6,

Dena Ressler trio with Aaron Gershman, concert in Teaneck N.J.


2006

 

Dec.24-29

Living Traditions Annual

Klez Kamp!

 

Dec. 19, 6:30pm

Alicia Svigals Trio, 

at Manhattan Plaza Ellington Room

 

Dec. 12, 12:00pm

Klezmerfest (the band)

at World Financial Center Atrium

 

Dec. 10, 12:30pm

Klezmerfest (the band)

at World Financial Center Atrium

 

Nov. 21

Greg Wall & The Yiddish Swingtet 

@ NJ Jewish Music Festival

 

Nov. 11

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars
play the Slivovitz Festival
High Chai, 18 Avenue "B", Manhattan, 9:00pm, $75. cover

 

Nov. 9

Greg Wall's Unity Orchestra
The Wandering Jew from the Diaspora and Beyond,
featuring Adrienne Cooper, Noah Solomon, Michal Cohen, Avram Pengas, Rahel Musleah, Frank London, Rob Schwimmer

New Jersey Jewish Music Festival
Maurice Levin Theater at the West Orange JCC

 

Nov. 8, 9:30pm


Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

@ Makor, 35 W. 67th St.

 

Oct. 30, 9:30pm

Alicia Svigals Group

Metropolitan Room at Gotham

 

Oct. 11

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

@ The Tank, NYC

 

Oct. 7

Rob Henke & The Washington St. Players 

at Tonic, 9-pm

 

Oct. 4 , 10:30pm

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at M1-5, Roma Fesetival in NYC

52 Walker St (Bet. Broadway & Church) NYC

 

Oct. 4 , 7:30pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets

Aish Ha-Torah, NYC, Upper West Side

 

Oct. 2, 8pm

Aaron Alexander Trio

featuring Janice Friedman - piano, David Richards - bass

Break-The-Fast at Makor

35 W. 67th St., NYC

 

Sept. 30

Klezmatics
Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Tour
Towne Crier Cafe
130 Route 22, Pawling, NY
(845)855.1300

 

Sept. 22, 11:30am

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at Brooklyn Metro-tech Park

 

Sept. 17

w/ Klezmatics
& Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Hybrid Program
Chicago World Music Festival

 

Sept. 4

Greg Wall's Later Prophets

Ashkenaz Festival

 

Sept. 3

Aaron Alexander's 

Midrash Mish Mosh

@ Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto

 

Sep. 2, 4pm

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Planet Arlington Festival -Arlington, VA

 

Aug. 20 - 27

Klez Kanada! in Lantier, Quebec

 

Aug. 19

Aaron Alexander's
Midrash Mish Mosh
@ Cornelia St. Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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