KlezCalifornia Klezmer Workshop & Jam
September 17, 1:00-3:45pm
At Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco
(free secure parking in garage)

Led by internationally-renowned klezmer
Joshua Horowitz

Josh will build up a repertoire of easy-to-learn rare tunes in the old style from the ground up. Participants will learn how to finesse three traditional group accompaniment styles (Terkisher, Duevo, and Hora Lunga) and will learn ornamentation, melodic variation, fills and bass lines. He'll tackle techniques for on-the-spot arranging, teach secrets for creating and maintaining energy, and develop bandstand communication techniques. Students will learn useful ways of practicing based on Josh's gentle and methodical ear training and will receive notation of all tunes following the class.

Participants of all ages welcome. Must be at least intermediate level on your (acoustic) instrument. No klezmer experience needed (but it doesn't hurt!). Mute required if you are a brass player. Bring a recording device if you wish. To get a head start, check out sound files in advance.

Questions: 415.789.7679, jams@klezcalifornia.org.

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Registration: $25 sliding scale, for participants.
("sliding scale" means you are welcome to pay what you can afford)
Pay on site with cash or check.
Refreshments included.
Listeners welcome; donation requested.
Rsvp to 415.789.7679, jams@klezcalifornia.org, or just show up.
Please specify date of event, your name, instrument

Next two klezmer learning events:  
Sunday, October 15, 2 - 5pm, with Josh Horowitz
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, Berkeley

Sunday, December 3, 2 - 5pm, with Jeanette Lewicki  
Congregation B'nai Emunah, San Francisco

Images from July 16 workshop & jam with Jeanette Lewicki taken by Judy Kunofsky, improved by Jim Rebhan.