Eleanor Reissa & Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars New York City
Sultry vocals, inventive arrangements and downtown NYC attitude drive this spirited collaboration between two giants of the Jewish culture scene. Eleanor Reissais a Tony-nominated director, playwright, choreographer, actor and singer, and the former Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Frank London is a Grammy-award winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader, and has been a leading figure in the Klezmer Revival for the last four decades, as a co-founder of the Klezmatics and dozens of other notable bands and projects, including Glass House Orchestra, Sharabi, Shekhinah Big Band and Hasidic New Wave.Joined by the Klezmer Brass Allstars, made up of some of the best traditional and progressive klezmer brass band musicians in the world, they explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts, combining the blasphemous with the blessed, and pulling the past into the future. This is 21stcentury Yiddish music at its best.