Klezmer Podcast 103 – Klezmer Kollectiv

Among the new crop of Klezmer bands in the UK is Klezmer Kollectiv. They’ve been spreading the joy to young audiences in clubs around the London area, and have garnered a loyal following.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony: Rush fans — and a whole host of Clevelanders — descend on L.A. for a big night at the Nokia Theatre (via The Plain Dealer) LOS ANGELES — Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart may have been pretty excited about being inducted into the Rock […]

You are Enough!

Recently I had the rare privilege of attending a Master Class presented by singing legend Barbara Cook. She was in Orange County, CA to perform in concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Barbara turned 85 last October, and is on tour around the country celebrating her birthday.

Klezmer Podcast 102- Zebrina

Zebrina Klezmer Podcast 102- Zebrina. This episode features an interview with Jonathan Feldman, leader of Zebrina, a Toronto-based Klezmer/Jazz fusion band. Jonathan explains his Jazz roots and how he came to Klezmer through his association with John Zorn. The Jazz is straight-ahead, and be sure to check out Jonathan playing the Rhodes keyboard. Zebrina’s latest […]

Klezmer Podcast 101- Jenni Alpert

Klezmer Podcast 101- Jenni Alpert. On this episode we take a break from the Klezmer scene and go in a new direction, with Pop singer/songwriter Jenni Alpert. A Los Angeles native, Alpert has been writing her own material for quite some time. She has a smooth sound with a touch of jazz. The interview was […]

Jimi Hendrix Making a Posthumous Comeback

New album showcases Jimi Hendrix innovations (via AFP) More than 42 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix is making a comeback with a new album that brings together a dozen innovative studio recordings from 1968 and 1969. “‘People, Hell and Angels’ showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio,” said […]

Farewell to Van Cliburn

US pianist Cliburn, whose music thawed Cold War, dies (via AFP) US pianist Van Cliburn, who won a world competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War and whose music transcended the decades-long standoff, died at age 78 on Wednesday, his foundation said. Cliburn achieved worldwide fame by winning the first International Tchaikovsky […]

Klezmer Podcast 100 – Trans Siberian March Band

Trans Siberian March Band. Welcome to the 100th episode of Klezmer Podcast. Since it began in January 2007, I have met amazing musicians from around the world, and have made friends with so many of them.

Klezmer Podcast 99 – Heather Klein

Heather Klein. There is a growing number of Yiddish singers around the world these days, but there are only a handful performing Yiddish Art Song.

Hear A Little Music

For me listening to music is just as important as exercise and proper sleep. I could not live a day without listening to some type of music. I mean it.

Baby Please Come Home

Boomer Julia Sutton is a “jill of all trades”, especially in the arts.

Midnight Kiss

Greetings to the BoomerReviews community. By way of introduction, I want to share a song I wrote with you (see video below).It’s called “Midnight Kiss”.

Klezmer Podcast 98 – Bubbeleh

By an act of random coincidence I found myself at a performance of Bubbeleh, a wonderful Los Angeles- based band. They perform a good deal of original material, making the band sound fresh and exciting.

Hope and Renewal via Music

I was raised in a home filled with music. My dad played in a Dixieland band that visited our home often to jam. The band members were a group of Southern California doctors and my dad, a G.D. Searle pharmaceutical rep, was the glue that connected them.

Klezmer Podcast 97 – Klezwoods

There are many bands sprouting up around Boston these days, and Klezwoods has been bringing their own style to the scene for a few years now. I sat down to visit with Sam Dechenne to get an idea of what is happening with the band. We also hear the track Egypt Trip from their latest album The 30th Meridian From Cairo To St. Petersburg With Love.