Calling all student musicians!
Be part of MakomNY's successful new Klezmer group!
INTERESTED? PLEASE COMPLETE REGISTRATION BELOW!
We'll have fun learning about, playing, and performing Klezmer music -- a kind of Jewish folk music that includes a wide range of styles, from traditional to jazz-y. Fiddler-on-the-Roof music is one style, but there are many variations. Professional musician, band leader, and composer Aaron Alexander will lead the group. He has performed all over the world and teaches students and groups of all ages.
Who can join:
5th-12th Graders with at least 1 year playing experience on any instrument.
Class Sessions - Thursdays 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Bethpage Worship Center
Performances - Fridays, 5:15pm - 8:45pm at the Bethpage Worship Center (includes rehearsal, performance, and dinner for band members)
[If we need to cancel a session due to inclement weather or for any other reason, we will do our best to find a make-up date.]
(There is a minimum number of students to make this program go!)
Musician and Youth Band Coordinator Aaron Alexander is a professional drummer and composer based in NYC since 1993, when he relocated from Seattle. He has performed and/or recorded with many highly regarded Klezmer, Jewish and Jazz musicians around the world, including Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Klezmatics, Klezmer Conservatory Band with Itzhak Perlman, Folksbiene Yiddish Theater, and many others.
Aaron has been on faculty at Klez Camp, Klez Kanada, Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Yiddish Summer Weimar and Trip to Yiddishland. He has released CDs as a band leader, including Midrash Mish Mosh, Blues for Sparky, and The Klez Messengers, and is the founder and director since 2010 of the New York Klezmer Series, which has presented over 200 concerts, workshops, dance parties and jam sessions since its founding.