The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert

Two of the leading lights of the Yiddish music renaissance join forces in this program based on their recent joint album, Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ecstasy). The soulful and inimitable vocalist Eleanor Reissa - known as the queen of Yiddish cabaret - and trumpeter-composer Frank London - the mystical high priest of New Wave avant-klez jazz - have been inspiring each other for more than a decade. Together with the great Klezmer Brass Allstars, they explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts, from the sacred to the profane, fueled by the best brass band in the land.

This event is part of Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music.

YIDSTOCK 2017 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation.

PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final. We cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges.

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Phone: 413-256-4900
Email: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org
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