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Shtetl Twang Series: Jake Meginsky, Myrtle Street Klezmer Band

Sunday, July 17 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm

Jake Meginsky-sound installation, percussion, 7pm
Myrtle Street Klezmer Band, 8pm

Jake Meginsky
Composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky, a New Music USA award winner and Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in both music and film, has collaborated and performed with an extraordinary range of musicians including Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, Kim Gordon, Vic Rawlings, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Paul Flaherty, John Truscinski, Arthur Brooks, and Bill Nace.

“On recent releases, Meginsky juggles off-kilter patterns of undulating bass, prickly sine pulses, and shards of white noise to build rhythmic worlds of dizzying density, depth, and textural variety.” –Artforum Magazine

“Meginsky’s digital concrète takes percussion to outer extremes.”-Art In America Magazine

Myrtle Street Klezmer Band 

A new project from clarinetist Jason Ditzian – an ecstatic, experimental exploration into the past, present & future of klezmer. Featuring Myk Freedman (guitars); Jesse Olsen Bay (sousaphone, percussion) and Lindsey Marie Stormo (vocals).

Jason has been the leader of San Francisco-based klezmer ensemble, Kugelplex for over 20 years – working in the tradition of the old world klezmers, performing throughout the US at countless weddings and concerts. The ensemble has collaborated with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Frank London, Linda Tillery, Kitka and many others. Jason has performed, recorded and toured the world with Jewlia Eisenberg and her radical jewish music ensemble Charming Hostess (Tzadik Records).

Suggested admission: $10-20. Payable by cash/check, on our payment page, or on Venmo to @Kate-Lee-Biz. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Shtetl Twang Series is supported by grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

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