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Klezmer Brunch - Samuel Thomas - 6/28
at City Winery New York City
- 10:00 AM
- 11:00 AM
- 2:00 PM
A great new tradition!
Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.
Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 10 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.
Samuel R. Thomas, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist: Thomas, who plays saxophone, clarinet, nay, oud, bendir, and sings, is an ethnomusicologist and performer who has been forging an artist/scholar model for over fifteen years. His scholarship centers on musics of the Middle East and North Africa, Jewish musics, and jazz traditions. Thomas is a lecturer at several campuses of the City University of New York, in music, interdisciplinary studies, and cultural studies, on topics including Muslim-Jewish relations in music, philosophy, and poetics, American popular music, and diaspora studies. He is the artistic director of the New York Andalus Ensemble and the critically-acclaimed ensemble ASEFA.
ASEFA, Hebrew for "purposeful gathering," traverses several Hebraic world musical traditions. Drawing upon the diversity of styles, ASEFA employs traditional and modern instruments, and contemporary approaches to composition and improvisation, to reinterpret and reinvigorate this rich musical landscape within the context of an American sound. The vibe of the band has been best described as “Mittle-European Proto-Blues,” mixing Sephardi and Klezmer traditions with jazz.