Internationally renowned Klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg and his All-Star Klezmer Ensemble were our guests for a lively celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights! Dan was joined by trumpeter/vocalist Susan Watts, accordionist Christina Crowder, bassist Zoe Guigeno and host Debra Lew Harder.
Bulgar No. 9 (Traditional Philadelphia Klezmer Tune)
Drey Dreydl (Moishe Oysher) with Susan Watts, vocalist
Mechatonim Tsum Tisch (Traditional)
Zippers Freilach (Blacksberg)
This is a preview of their performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday night, December 7th starting at 5 PM that will also include drummer Richie Barshie, with support from Temple University's Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.
The group will play a joyous holiday program of music drawn from Klezmer works by Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, and Moyshe Oysher. It's called "freilachs" music. Learn more about it during the broadcast!
This is also the second WRTI performance by Susan Watts, who joined us in October for the "Women of Klezmer" broadcast: