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Bagels and Freylox Klezmer Band Live

August 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Klezmer is a mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. It borrows freely from a mixture of Romani style tunes, Middle Eastern music, and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ‘n roll.  The ensemble features two clarinets, tenor saxophone, accordion, bass, drums and other percussion, as well as a vocalist.

The band came together with a bit of serendipity, as four friends from Temple Beth El in Williamsburg, an environmental scientist, a journalist, a psychologist and a urologist, took David Gussman, an accordionist, up on his offer to provide some music for a klezmer jam session. 

Howard Bierenbaum, Rodger Schultz, David Gussman, Andy Petkofsky, Lance Pedigo, and Jonathan Rathsam


August 16, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Jewish Museum and Cultural Center
607 Effingham Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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