Brian Glassman’s Klezmer Jazz Alliance

Brian Glassman is one of the most in-demand bassists on the New York scene, and has been playing klezmer and jazz most of his life. He’s played with a virtual Who’s Who of klezmer luminaries — Andy Statman, Greg Wall, The Klezmatics, Alicia Svigals, Joanne Borts, Klezmerfest, Zalman Mlotek… His jazz resume is no less impressive: Lionel Hampton, John & Bucky Pizzarelli, Paquito DiRivera, Dick Hyman, Benny Golson, Dr. Billy Taylor, James Moody, Gary Burton, Benny Carter and more.

As the name of the band suggests this is a combo made up of master musicians uniquely at home in both musical genres. This group seeks to explore the area of American music where klezmer / Yiddish, jazz & swing styles all intersect: the jazzy side of Dave Tarras, the Yiddish-tinged swing stylings of Cab Calloway, the Ashkinaz-influenced sound of the 2nd Ave., Yiddish Theater and early Broadway composers that made it’s way into so much music from The American Songbook to Be-bop; all this and more are interpreted by this exciting all-star group of NYC pros.
Brian Glassman — bass
Mike Cohen — saxophone/clarinet
Allen Watsky — guitar
Aaron Alexander — drums

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 7pm-8:30   $25 per class, 
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 9pm – $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10:30-11:15ish 
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 9:00pm


Funky Joe’s
455 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10019



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