Ashkenaz 2011 Summer Kickoff

Ashkenaz kicks off the summer with an eardrum-rattling double bill featuring two electrifying bands from opposite ends of the earth. Brooklyn’s Yiddish Princess wowed audiences at the 2010 Ashkenaz Festival with its bizarre and compelling re-take on Yiddish music set as 1980’s-style power pop. Combining the soaring vocals of Sarah Gordon with the irreverent arrangements… Read More »

Ashkenaz @ Toronto Jazz Festival – June 29, 2011

We are very excited to partner for the first time with the Toronto Jazz Festival in presenting another returning favourite from our last Festival. Since their Ashkenaz-commissioned, world premiere performance at Harbourfront Centre last summer, Montreal’s LES BATARDS DE BOUCHE has continued developing its unique and virtuosic repertoire of Jewish- and Quebecois-influenced harmonica music. Featuring… Read More »

Yemen Blues Cover Story in the Georgia Straight

As their North American premiere approaches, Yemen Blues is featured this week on the cover of Vancouver’s Georgia Strait weekly. Click here to read this fantastic preview of what’s in store for the band’s Toronto performance February  26.

Yemen Blues – Feb 26, 2011

Ashkenaz presents the premiere Toronto performance of YEMEN BLUES, the most exciting new World music act out of Israel. With its explosive, 21st century brew of Yemenite-Jewish song and poetry, West African grooves and American jazz, blues and funk, the nine-piece ensemble creates a breathtaking musical experience, brimming with innovation, celebration and virtuosity. “Yemen Blues… Read More »

Hip Hop Hanukah – Dec 2, 2010

Ashkenaz and The Annex Shul present… HIP HOP HANUKAH featuring SOCALLED Thursday December 2nd, 2010 The Mod Club, 722 College St. at Crawford Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm 19+Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. *Bring a new, unwrapped toy to participate in our charity toy drive and get the chance to win some awesome… Read More »

Visual Arts Exhibit – Sept. 8-30, 2010

September 8-30, 2010 – Visual Arts Exhibit Ashkenaz and the Al Green Gallery present “Isaac Bashevis Singer and his Artists” Al Green Gallery, 64 Merton St. (Yonge/Davisville) Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 14th, 6-8 pm Exhibition began September 8th, & continues through September 30th, 2010. Viewing hours: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 12-5pm; Thursdays 12-7pm; Closed Sunday,… Read More »

Campus Rep. Positions!

Ashkenaz Campus Rep. opportunities available now! As an Ashkenaz Campus Representative, you will have a unique opportunity to build bridges between multicultural communites through the arts. By assisting with grassroots marketing and creation of Ashkenaz events, Campus Reps will help develop greater awareness about the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary Jewish music/art, and foster community… Read More »

Ashkenaz 2010 Hard-Copy Schedules Now Available around G.T.A!

DOWNTOWN: The Miles Nadal J.C.C (750 Spadina Ave.) Free Times Café (320 College Street) MIDTOWN: The Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre (840 St Clair. Ave W.) Pickle Barrel: Yonge & Eglinton location and Yorkdale location Israel’s : The Judaica Centre (870 Eglinton Ave West) Barbara Frum Library (20 Covington Road) NORTH: Prosserman J.C.C (4588 Bathurst St.)… Read More »

Ashkenaz 2010 – Tickets On Sale July 20!

Ashkenaz Festival ticketed events will be on sale as of Tuesday July 20  from the Harbourfront Centre Box office. Visit the “Buy Tickets” page for details or call 416-973-4000.

Welcome to the 2010 Ashkenaz Festival!

We are thrilled to announce this year’s lineup with the launch of a brand new website that we hope will be a helpful and informative resource to our audience. Please take advantage of the terrific new interactive features that allow you to personalize and plan your Ashkenaz experience, and be sure to follow us on… Read More »