Klezmer events in May 2017

Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center

Northwest Folklife's schedule is available now.  Online, go towww.nwfolklife.org/festival-schedule. 

Friday, May 26, 3-3:30 pm, Fisher Green,Sour Mash Hug Band includes klezmer in its repertoire.

Saturday night, May 27, 7:45-8:15 pm, Fountain Lawn, Jinta-la-Mvta, the fabulous Japanese klezmer band who were on staff at Klez Kanada  

Sunday, May 28, 12-12:50 pm, Cornish Courtyard, Harvey Niebulski will be leading Let's all Sing Favorite Yiddish Songs.

Sunday, May 28, 5:45-6:15 pm, Fountain Lawn,The Moody Jews of Boise

Sunday, May 28, 6:25-7:00 pm, Fountain Lawn,Oly Klezmoly

Monday, May 29, 1:00-1:30 pm, Fisher Green,Orkestyr Farfeleh

Monday, May 29, 3:00-3:30 pm, Fountain Lawn, Fleet Street Klezmer Band

Monday, May 29, 3:45-4:15 pm, Fountain Lawn,The Debaucherauntes

Monday, May 29, 5:00-6:00 pm, Boeing Green, Harvey Niebulski leads Klezmer & Yiddish Jam 101

Monday, May 29, 7:30-8:00 pm, Folklife Cafe,Kesselgarten

Klezmer jam in Seattle

See the Klez Chaos page for more details.

Klezmer jam in Olympia

Everyone is welcome at the Olympia Klezmer jams, held the second Thursday of each month.  Contact Laurie at paula-sonata@comcast.net for information.

Yiddish Song Circle in Seattle

Last month's Yiddish Song Circle included some 9 participants, singing alone or in unison (or the parts of the songs we knew) of some 20 songs.  One recorder or guitar was just enough to start in the same key, remind us of a (simple) melody, or establish a beat.  In time there will be repeats of the favorites, or people can look up complete words or music later to learn on their own.  We stuck to taking turns, "song circle" style, in suggesting or starting a song, and had a nice half time break for cookies, tea, and wine. 

These are generally held the last Saturday of the month, from 7:30-9:30 PM, hosted by Joan and Joe.  Please RSVP by emailing joan.rudd@comcast.net during the week preceding the end of the month meeting so we know the head count and to learn the location. 12 participants/session would be about maximum for a living room setting.   This will resume in the spring.

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