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AVIVA (Toronto)

 Saturday, August 30, 9pm, Harbourfront Centre Theatre Ticket Info: Advance $22, Day-of $25  Order Tickets Here Toronto’s Aviva Chernick has garnered critical acclaim and Read More

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Briga (Montreal)

CD Release Sunday August 31, 2pm, WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Born in Québec and raised in western Canada before her return Read More

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The Boxcar Boys (Toronto)

Monday September 1, 6pm, Redpath Stage, Harbourfront Centre, FREE The Boxcar Boys deliver a gumbo of original traditional-style jazz, Klezmer, and folk Read More

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The Brothers Nazaroff (Germany/Hungary/Russia/US)

Canadian Premiere Wednesday August 27, 8pm, Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St West, $15 at the door *Dinner reservations guarantee seating – call Read More

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Choir! Choir! Choir! (Toronto)

Sunday August 31, 7:30pm, Redpath Stage, FREE Formed during a snowpocalpyse in February 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! is a no-commitment choir that Read More

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David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana (Toronto)

Saturday August 30, 8pm, WestJet Stage, FREE Ashkenaz founding Artistic Director David Buchbinder teams up with a crew of top Jazz and World musicians Read More

Dudu Tassa (Israel)

Tuesday August 26, 8pm Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts 10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, $22 in advance, $25 day-of Order Read More

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Festival Finale

Monday September 1, 7pm, WestJet Stage, FREE As always, the festival comes to a climactic close with a series of performances by Read More

Forshpil (Germany/Russia)

North American Premiere Sunday August 31, 11pm, Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Forshpil is the latest revelation from the Yiddish new wave scene Read More

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From Both Ends of the Earth (Winnipeg/Toronto)

Reunion performance Saturday August 30, 7pm, Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Ashkenaz is pleased to present the first performance since 1999 by Read More

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Geoff Berner’s Victory Party Band (Vancouver)

Saturday August 30, 7pm, Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Geoff Berner is a strange figure. What does he do? He is a Read More

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Global Shtetl Cabaret

Sunday, August 31, 10pm, Lakeside Terrace, FREE An eclectic showcase of diverse Jewish music traditions from all around the world, hosted by singer, Read More

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Ichka (Montreal)

CD Release Sunday August 31, 6pm, Redpath Stage, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Ichka is one of the most vibrant new additions to Canada’s Read More

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Jaffa Road and Friends

Sunday August 31, 3pm, Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Two-time Juno nominated, genre bending, global roots band Jaffa Road have established themselves Read More

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Klezmer Company Orchestra (Florida)

Canadian Premiere “JubanoJazz” Monday September 1, 3pm, WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, FREE The Klezmer Company Orchestra’s (KCO) “JubanoJazz” program is in an Read More

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KlezKonnection (Toronto)

Klezkonnection, Canada’s largest community klezmer orchestra is based at Beth Tzedik Synagogue and boasts a membership of 16 musicians. Band members come Read More

Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Toronto)

Saturday August 30, 9:45pm, WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, FREE From Toronto to New York, Budapest to Berlin, audiences are hailing the Lemon Read More

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Lenka Lichtenberg & Yair Dalal (Toronto/Israel)

CD Release “Lullabies from Exile” Saturday August 30, 5pm, Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Lullabies From Exile is a collaboration between two Read More

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Merlin & Polina Shepherd (United Kingdom)

North American Premiere “A Blade of Grass” Sunday August 31, 7pm, Lakeside Terrace, FREE Every blade of grass has its own melody Read More

The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book (USA)

Canadian Premiere Sunday August 31, 6pm, Harbourfront Centre Theatre Ticket Info: Advance $22, Day of $25  Order Tickets Here The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of Read More

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Shtreiml (Montreal)

Monday September 1, 5pm, Brigantine Room, FREE Founded in 2002, Montreal-based Shtreiml offers a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish and Turkish Read More

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Siach Hasadeh (Montreal)

Toronto Premiere Monday September 1, 1pm, Brigantine Room, FREE Siach HaSadeh performs improvised Jewish chamber music – unique and improvisational takes on early Read More

Simja Dujov (Argentina)

Saturday August 30, 11pm, Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, FREE Simja Dujov is a composer, musician, and DJ based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read More

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Simon Spiro (Toronto)

“The World of Moishe Oysher: Gypsy, Movie Star, Entertainer & Cantor” Monday September 1, 1pm, WestJet Stage, FREE Simon Spiro, one of Read More

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Steven Greenman and Gao Hong (Cleveland/Minneapolis)

World Premiere “The Braided Candle” Sunday August 31, 4pm, Lakeside Terrace, FREE The term Havdalah is the Jewish religious ceremony marking the Read More

Sandaraa (Pakistan/Brooklyn)

Canadian Premiere Sunday August 31, 8pm, WestJet Stage, FREE Sandaraa is being hailed as “one of the most interesting and exciting things Read More

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Tio Chorinho (Toronto)

Monday September 1, 2pm, Lakeside Terrace, FREE Tio Chorinho is dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music in the tradition of the great Read More

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The Yellow Ticket (1918)

Canadian Premiere Directed by Victor Janson and Eugen Illès (Poland) Featuring a live musical score by ALICIA SVIGALS & MARILYN LERNER (New York/Toronto) Read More

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The Yiddish Swingtet with Mitch Smolkin (Toronto)

Monday September 1, 5pm, Lakeside Terrace, FREE This concert is the fruit of an ongoing collaboration between some of Toronto’s most beloved Read More

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Zalmen Mlotek and Family (New Jersey)

“A Tribute to Chana Mlotek z”l” Thursday August 28, 7:30pm, Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON, $15 at the door Yiddish folksong Read More

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Zebrina (Toronto)

CD Release Monday September 1, 3pm, Brigantine Room, FREE Toronto’s Zebrina gets its exotic name from the Latin word for the plant Read More

Zion80 (New York)

CD Release Sunday, August 31, 9:30pm, WestJet Stage, FREE Zion80 is the brainchild of guitarist Jon Madof, a popular project that seamlessly blends Read More