The Ken Maltz /Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo performs at Recologie


Saturday, February 28, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Join us for a joyous evening of Klezmer Music!
Clarinetist Ken Maltz has enjoyed a career of remarkable accomplishment, diversity and depth. As a founding member of Kapelye, the pioneering klezmer band, he has performed in hundreds of appearances on stage, television, radio and film throughout North America, Central America and Europe and is known throughout the world as a leading figure in the klezmer revival. Such diverse sources as The New York Times, The Times of London and The Berlin Morning Post have spoken of his performances in the most glowing terms. He has appeared in the feature films Over The Brooklyn Bridge and The Chosen, for which he received additional credits as musical arranger. Ken has performed with such greats as Itzhak Perlman, Fyvush Finkel and accompanied cantors Joseph Malovany, Ben Zion Miller, Moshe Koussevitsky, Robert Abelson and Alberto Mizrachi. In addition to his career as a performer, Ken has composed musical scores and sound effects for Bantam Doubleday Dell audio books including the popular Star Wars series, which features his music alongside that of Oscar winning composer John Williams.
He is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and serves on the Board of Directors of Long Island Traditions.

Sy Kushner has been involved in the Jewish music scene since he was 13 years old when his Uncle Sam booked him to perform at the Young Israel of Manhattan Synagogue on the Lower East Side. The year was 1956. Seven years later, in 1960, he founded, along with Ben Hulkower and Jordan Penkower, The Mark Three , a band that specialized in contemporary Chassidic music. In 1966, after rehearsing and playing gigs for six years, they recorded and released “The New Jewish Sound, The Mark Three Orchestra and Singers”, which was recently re-released on CD. The album became trendsetting, blending early klezmer influences with contemporary Chassidic music being written in the 1960’s
In 1996, Sy released Klezsqueeze!, an album featuring early 1900’s klezmer music featuring Sy on accordion, Marty Confurius on string bass, and Alexandre Fedoriouk on tsimbl(hammered dulcimer). During this period, Sy transcribed early klezmer music from the original 78rpm recordings and released two volumes of printed music, The Klezmer Fake Book, Volumes One and Two.
In 2004, Sy returned to composing for the first time in twenty years. The product of his works can be heard on four recordings; Arise, Journeys, From My Soul, Klez, Kush & Son. Also available is the printed music for each of the four albums.
“At the center of the arrangements, Ken Maltz on clarinet pours out graceful variations, sliding and streaking through his range.” Jon Pareles, The New York Times
Sy Kushner is a klezmer lifer, a leading figure on accordion as well as a composer since his Mark 3 days in the ’60s…… highly refined musical gold.
George Robinson…..Jewish Week

Music cover $10
2 drink minimum
Cafe is open!

Event Location and Ticket Information

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49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

- $10

Presenter: Recologie
Presenter Phone: 914-278-9350
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