Veretski Pass is one of the most highly regarded bands playing in today’s klezmer scene, offering a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music that is a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian, and Ottoman styles seamlessly integrated with original compositions. The full itinerary for their residency in C-U through October 28 can be found at https://tinyurl.com/veretskipass.
Veretski Pass features Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (chromatic button accordion) and Stuart Brotman (bass) performing music from the Carpathian Bow. Together they offer a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays “Old Country” music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. Co-sponsored by C-U Folk and Roots Festival; Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Endowment Fund of the C-U Jewish Federation; Hillel at the University of Illinois; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and Program in Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC.
The Gateways to World Music Series is supported by School of Music and College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.
Kick the winter blues away with klezmer music – old country music at Urbana’s home of country music! Young people welcome with their adults; dancing encouraged.
No cover, tips appreciated.
Papashoy, led by Frances Harris on violin, featuring Cody Jensen on mandolin, xylophone, and banjo (Yes! Klezmer banjo!) and Charlie Harris on bass, will be playing a collection of traditional and contemporary Klezmer music.
Jake Shulman-Ment is at the helm of a new generation of Klezmer performers. He tours, records, and teaches internationally and has spent two decades traveling and living in Eastern Europe, learning traditional violin styles and researching old Jewish music from master fiddlers. In these solo performances, Jake speaks to audiences intimately through his singular voice on the violin, and shares stories and musings about life, music, the road, and being human.
Live performance by the popular local klezmer band, Papashoy.
Papashoy Klezmer Band plays old-time klezmer music in the style of the village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own corn country, including Ukraine. (Papashoy means “corn” in Yiddish.) Expect lively tunes & sweet melodies. Bring your dancing shoes and a friend!
Today’s performance will feature Frances Harris and Amanda Ramey (fiddles), Rob Sweedler (accordion), Rob Krumm (guitar), and Charlie Harris (bass).