L’ag B’omer Party with Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band, dance leader Bruce Bierman, and Jen Miriam and her puppets!
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6-8pm, Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA
Super special and fun show, great for kids, families, and fun-loving adults! Music, dance, learning and ritual in honor of Lag B’omer. Bring dinner to eat out at the farm, followed by bonfire and s’mores for dessert. The band will parade guests on a tour of the farm and then settle in for dancing with master Yiddish dance leader Bruce Bierman. Bruce has a magic way of moving the crowd through circles, shapes, and steps. We’ll also hear from Jen Miriam’s ever-popular puppets. The band features Jonathan Simon (xylophone), Dan Cantrell (accordion), Jen Miriam (percussion and puppets), Dave Rosenfeld (mandolin and violin), Ilana Sherer (violin), Eric Perney (bass), Ivan Velev (tapan), and Mike Perlmutter (clarinet). Jen and mando/violinist Dave Rosenfeld both also play in the celebrated kids’ band Octopretzel and will bring some of their youthful spirit and song to this event.
East Bay Music Collective Show, 4-6pm Sunday, May 31, Berkeley, CA
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Klezmer cut, pasted, and composed by Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band
Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:30 PM
Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA
Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band will discuss and demonstrate klezmer music revived and reimagined from old sheet music sources such as the Beregovski and Kostakowsky collections. The group will present some of their new repertoire developed with a cut, paste, and compose methodology. This technique preserves some melodies entirely, and edits and recomposes others to create revised and recomposed melodies. In each case harmony, rhythm, tempo, and style must be overlaid on the melody. The group presents these tunes with a forward-looking trajectory, all the while looking back through the cracked and fogged rear-view mirror of imagined memory to what this music might have sounded like in far- away lands and times. Presented by Mike Perlmutter (clarinet), Dmitri Gaskin (accordion), Ilana Sherer (violin), Jonathan Simon (xylophone), and Ivan Velev (tapan).