Klezmer musicians

The Epstein Brothers Orchestra: Kings of Freylekh Land

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The dynamic and multi-faceted music of the Epstein Brothers, stars of "A Tickle in the Heart" and recipients of the prestigious 1998 National Heritage Award from the US National Endowment for the Arts, represents an exciting journey into the American-Jewish musical and cultural experience of the past 100 years. Max Epstein ranks as one of the greatest klezmer clarinetists of this century.

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Sabbath in Paradise

Documentary. 85 min. Portraits musical encounter between radical Jewish musicians like John Zorn and traditionalists like Andy Statman. Interviews with leading contemporary klezmer musicians. Basis for the title is the folktale, "Sabbath in Paradise," which was originally told in the 1930's by Tovye Brand. Includes performances by Andy Statman, John Zorn, David Krakauer, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, and Marc Ribot. Director: Claudia Heuermann

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Films
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1997

From Shtetl to Swing

Documentary. Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and arrived in the land of milk and honey...America. Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker and many others from the first and second generation of Jewish immigrants, combined their Jewish heritage with the African-American Jazz style, and changed the cultural face of their newly adopted homeland.

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Films
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2005

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