Myrtle Street Klezmer

An ecstatic exploration into the past, present, and future of klezmer music – the traditional celebratory music of the Ashkenazi Jews.

Myrtle Street Klezmer's high-energy music draws on Balkan, Greek, Arabic, Rock, and Jazz music, in addition to favorites from the classic and contemporary Klezmer repertoire. We work in the tradition of the old-world klezmer musicians, singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino, and teaching audiences about the background and meaning of the music and the tradition.

Since 2021, we've been connecting with audiences through performances, workshops, and presentations.  Our core members include Jason Ditzian (bandleader, clarinet), Myk Freedman (guitar), Jesse Olsen Bay (vocals, bass, bouzouki, percussion), Bea Carlson (vocals, accordion), Doug Plavin (percussion) and Dan Baker (tuba, banjo). MSK has received awards/support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, among others.

Upcoming Events

October 19, 2024 - Nova Arts, Keene, NH

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