Klezmer Workshop with Dan Blacksberg

March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
508 W Oregon St
Urbana, IL 61801
Frances Harris

Learn from the best! Philly-based klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg will lead this workshop on klezmer style for musicians. Dan will help us work on groove and style, and sheet music will be available. Instrumentalists should be proficient on their instruments; professionals will be able to add a new style to their toolkit. Yiddish singers, the emphasis will be on instrumental klezmer, but all musically-inclined and musically-interested will find value in attending. 

A bit more about Dan:

A 2012 Pew Fellow in the Arts and graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Dan Blacksberg is one of the few musicians in the world who performs and teaches traditional klezmer on the trombone. Recognized as a master of the traditional trombone style, he can often be found performing with the field’s top artists. He is a founding member of Alan Bern’s The Other Europeans, and has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Frank London, Adrienne Cooper, Michael Winograd, Daniel Kahn, Hankus Netsky, Alicia Svigals, Elaine Hoffman-Watts, and more. Dan has taught and performed in festivals all over the world, such as Klezkamp, Klezkanada, Yiddish New York, Lowell Folk Festival, the Krakow Fesitval of Jewish Culture, and Yiddish Summer Weimar in Germany, and has been an artist-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Note: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Anyone who can contribute more, it would be much appreciated!