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Red Poppy Art House: Michael Winograd & Christina Crowder / Book of J: 100 Years of Klezmer
November 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join klezmer clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd and accordion whiz Christina Crowder for over 100 years of Jewish music in one night!
Old worlds collide in Book of J, as musicians Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (The Sway Machinery) take inspiration from the intersection of the sacred and the radical to create hit songs from out of the depths of American psalmody, Yiddish folklore, and international Jewish liturgical traditions.
Michael Winograd – clarinet
Book of J
Jeremiah Lockwood – vocals, guitar
Jewlia Eisenberg – vocals
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
In 2019, clarinetist Michael Winograd released his long-awaited LP, Kosher Style, reaffirming his central role in today’s international klezmer landscape. He tours the world performing with his band the Honorable Mentshn, collaborates with Pakistani superstar Zeb Bangash in the group Sandaraa, records and plays with a veritable who’s who of today’s top Klezmorim (Frank London, Itzhak Perlman, Geoff Berner, Alicia Svigals, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Daniel Kahn, to name a few), appears in stadiums with Vulfpeck, produces records, and is the artistic director of KlezKanada and a founder of the Yiddish New York festival.
Christina Crowder has been performing and researching Jewish music for over 20 years, beginning in Budapest, Hungary, and continuing with a Fulbright grant to Romania to document Jewish music. Her current research is examining the connections between Jewish, Bessarabian, and Greek music through a project with Walter Zev Feldman at NYU Abu Dhabi, and she is the operations director of the newly founded Klezmer Institute. She has been a guest instructor in klezmer accordion and ensemble performance in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and was both the musical director and performer in the 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of the Broadway play Indecent.