Category Archives: music

Klezmer Podcast 131- Mike Anklewicz of KlezFactor



New Album Europa From KlezFactor Mike Anklewicz is a well-known Toronto area musician and composer, and leader of KlezFactor. His latest album Europa is a collection of original Jazz-infused compositions recorded by band members in both Canada and Germany. Check out the track Naftule Strikes Bach and prepare to be taken on a wonderful journey …


Klezmer Podcast 129- Paul Green



Klezmer Meets Jazz This episode features an interview with Clarinetist Paul Green, who has released a new album of Jazz/Klezmer, Music Coming Together. Green does a great job of blending the two genres, particularly on the Klezmer tunes Der Gasn Nigun and Papirosen. But he also is comfortable going the other way, too, as seen in …


Klezmer Podcast 128- Lenka Lichtenberg



Yiddish Music From Genghis Cohen Lenka Lichtenberg is a vocalist based in Toronto, Canada and is always finding new ways to create Jewish music. Her latest album, Yiddish Journey, takes us on another musical adventure. Lenka has a unique style that blends traditional elements with cross- cultural influences, such as using Oud and Tabla instruments. …


Klezmer Podcast 125- The Spike Orchestra



Radical Jewish Music   Eastmond Sam Eastmond of The Spike Orchestra is a composer, arranger, and Trumpet player in London, UK. The latest album GHETTO is an exploration of WW II life in the Warsaw Ghetto, through a suite of pieces comprising a 20- piece big band, a 10- piece Spiketet, and a Trumpet/Voice duo. Eastmond describes the …


Klezmer Podcast 121- Simja Dujov



Simja Dujov Klezmer, Gypsy, Cumbia, Surf, etc.   Klezmer Podcast 121- Simja Dujov. Another episode from the 2014 Ashkenaz Festival, my guest is Simja Dujov of Argentina. There is a diverse Jewish music scene there, and Dujov pushes the limits with his DJ mix of Klezmer, Gypsy, Cumbia, and Surf music. He puts on a …


Klezmer Podcast 120- Steven Greenman



Klezmer Violinist Steven Greenman Klezmer Podcast 120- Steven Greenman. This episode features an interview with Violinist Steven Greenman. Steven is a long time Klezmer musician who is also a master of Gypsy/Roma and Classical music. Here Steven speaks about his recent projects such as a collaboration with Chinese Pipa artist Gao Hong. He also performs …


Klezmer Podcast 118- David Buchbinder



David Buchbinder at Ashkenaz Festival 2014   Klezmer Podcast 118- David Buchbinder. Canadian Trumpeter Devid Buchbinder returns to Klezmer Podcast as part of my series from the 2014 Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. David is involved in several projects, and his Odessa/Havana group has released their second album, Walk To The Sea, a continuation of his …


Klezmer Podcast 117- Briga



Klezmer At Ashkenaz 2014     Klezmer Podcast 117: Briga This episode begins a series of interviews made during the Ashkenaz Festival 2014 held in Toronto. My guest on this episode is Brigitte Briga Dajczer of the band Briga, based in Montreal. She has released several albums to date, and here we listen to Filipovtsi …


Klezmer Podcast 108- London Klezmer Quartet



Klezmer Podcast 108- London Klezmer Quartet. This episode features a return visit with Ilana Cravitz of London Klezmer Quartet. LKQ have released their second album, Welcome to Butterfield Green N16. The album features both classic klezmer pieces and new works composed by Cravitz and band members Susi Evans and Carol Isaacs. We hear the track …


Klezmer Podcast 96- Hankus Netsky



Klezmer Podcast 96- Hankus Netsky. On this episode, I visit with Hankus Netsky of the New England Conservatory. We talk about his latest project, Eternal Echoes: Songs And Dances For The Soul, a collaboration with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot. Netsky was Co-Producer and Musical Director for the album, and we hear what …