Mon, December 28th

New York Yiddish Music Festival

world music TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 7:30PM
Advance Price $15 / Free for YNY participants
Door Price $20 / Free for YNY participants
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

New York Yiddish Music Festival

 YIDDISH NEW YORK (YNY) is a brand new festival celebrating Jewish music and culture. After a week of workshops, lectures and more, YNY will move from the classroom to the nightclub featuring favorites of NYC’s eclectic Yiddish scene including The Klez Dispensers, Pitom, and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars.

Also appearing at the blowout will be an assemblage of today’s finest Yiddish performers, many whom are on YNY faculty, including Dan Kahn, Zhenya Lapotnik, Sarah Gordon, Socalled, Sasha Lurje, Joanne Borts, Psoy Korolenko, Eleanore Reissa and more!
A full force of creativity, The Klez Dispensers are fresh and daring and have been dishing up their signature state-of-the-art, swinging American-style klezmer music since 1998. Audiences can’t get enough of their impeccable arrangements, inspiring improvisations, and engaging repertoire from the early years of klezmer, as well as exciting original compositions. With Alex Kontorovich (clarinet,) Ben Holmes (trumpet,) Amy Zakar (violin,) Audrey Welber (saxophone,) Susan Watts (vocals & trumpet,) Adrian Banner (piano.)


Avant-garde rock meets the Jewish tradition in Pitom, a shredding Jewish instrumental band led by Yoshie Fruchter. Born in D.C. and now living in Brooklyn, Yoshie combines influences from Frank Zappa, Sonic Youth and Masada into a rocking band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge its heritage. "A rocking band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge the Jewish tradition" -John Zorn. With Yoshie Fruchter (guitar,) Jeremy Brown (violin,) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass,) Kevin Zubek (drums.)


Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars, with many guests, bring the Klezmer party to new heights. Klezmatics Trumpeter Frank London leads a band of Klezmer and Yiddish royalty to new levels of ecstasy. With Frank London, Susan Watts (trumpet,) Michael Winograd (clarinet,) Daniel Blacksberg, Brian Drye (Trombone,) Ilya Shneyveys (accordion,) Ron Caswell (Tuba) and Aaron Alexander (drums.)