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Klezmokum: “Klez-Evergreens Project Extended”
(Published: April 16, 2015)

This year Klezmokum celebrates 26 years of performances and 8 recordings.

By popular demand, "Klez-Evergreens" project has been extended with many new pieces added for the next concert season in the first half of 2015.
Klezmokum and Klez-Edge (a quartet instrumental version of the band) have a wealth of material from many years of existence which deserve greater listening and performances for the public.

Some of these pieces were only performed a few times and have been re-arranged in a new format for this tour. In addition there is some great music by composers that use Jewish modes (scales), also arranged for this new project including the poignant film piece Theme from Schindler's List by John Williams, a new composition entitled Judaic-Indian Song based on a lovely theme by jazz composer Wayne Shorter, the new Jews & Gypsies Suite II, (a follow up from the first Jews & Gypsies Suite--from the Le Dor Va Dor CD of 2000), modern arrangements of songs from Fiddler On the Roof , and great song standards from Harold Arlen (Hyman Arluk).

Added to the program will be modern version of the classic klezmer pieces Yikhes (Ancestors-1911) Yiddish Blues (1919), Flatbush (Brooklyn) Waltz by klezmer composer Andy Statman, and classic klezmer dance pieces like Araber Tanz, Bolter Bulgar, and Bay a Glezele Mashke.

Included will be the Klezmokum classics In the Footsteps of the Bratslav, and Burton Greene's composition Moldavian Blues and another recent composition: The Struggle Can Be Enobling. Held over most likely from the first project will be Ketsad M'rakdin and the Chassidic piece Zhuritze Chlopotzi. This promises to be a program of broad spectrum, with a wide variety of musical colors, contrasts, and rhythms inspired by many cultures with links to Judaism.
As the great Dr. Martin Luther King once stated: "It's either one world or no world."

Announcing the latest member of Klez-Edge and Klezmokum:
Saxophonist Alex Coke.
Alex has an extensive history in jazz and klezmer and fits right into our group with some great energy!
He has performed with the Austin Klezmorim, David Krakauer, and in Holland for years with the Willem Breuker Kollektief.

Klez-Edge is :
Alex Coke (Austin Texas / Amsterdam)-Saxophones and Flutes
Larry Fishkind (New York / Amsterdam)-Tuba
Roberto Haliffi (Tripoli Libya /Amsterdam)-Drums
Burton Greene (Chicago / Amsterdam)-Piano, Composition and Arrangements

Concerts Scheduled in 2015:

19 April Apeldoorn Synagoge, 15:00, Paslaan 18, 7311AL Apeldoorn 

22 April Zwolle Synagoge , 21:00, Samuel Hirschstraat 8, Zwolle

29 April Maarten Luther Kerk, LIVE RECORDING 8:30pm Dintelstraat 134, Amsterdam

14 June ‘t Mosterdzaadje, 15:00, Kerkweg 29, 2071NA Santpoort-Noord, 023-5378625 

20 June LJG Synagoge, 20:30, Zuidelijk Wandelweg 41, Amsterdam Zuid
020 54 00 120

Klez-Edge Booking:
Antonet Kooi
tel. 31 (0)55-5416422

More Information: http://www.klezmokum.com

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