Rubin and Caine

Saturday March 2

The Music Gallery & the Ashkenaz Foundation presents

Joel Rubin and Uri Caine 

“Klezmer’s outer limits and inner space” 

Doors 7pm | Concert 8pm

Tickets $30 regular | $25 advance | $15 Music Gallery members

Following an initial collaboration with the Music Gallery during our  Harbourfront festival last year, we are pleased to partner again on what is sure to be one of highlights of the season: klezmer legend Joel Rubin and esteemed jazz keyboardist Uri Caine bringing their album Azoy Tsu Tsveyt to life.

Joel Rubin has long been considered by many to be the leading performer of Jewish instrumental klezmer music in the world today, earning accolades from sources as diverse as klezmer giants Dave Tarras, avant garde composer John Zorn, and Nobel Laureate and poet Roald Hoffmann.

He was the founder and clarinetist of some of the most internationally respected klezmer ensembles, including the Joel Rubin Ensemble and the pioneering revival group Brave Old World. His albums are considered to be masterpieces of classical eastern European and American Jewish music. Rubin has made guest appearances with the Klezmatics, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, and Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, among others. His music can be heard in several films, including the French feature film, L’armée du crime (The Army of Crime, 2009), and the award-winning documentary portrait A Tickle in the Heart (Germany/Switz./USA, 1996), which is based on his research and screenplay.

Uri Caine has earned extensive jazz bona fides since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied composition with George Crumb. He has played with old school jazzers (Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope) and modern explorers (Don Byron, Dave Douglas, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay) with equal verve. Caine has recorded 22 CDs as a leader.

Azoy Tsu Tsveyt brings the two together in a surprising and exciting new context. Evoking some of the spirit of Miles Davis’ proto-fusion classics like In A Silent Way, they perform a freewheeling repertoire of Old and New World nigunim, cantorial music, klezmer classics and more. Joel shines like never before in this passionate meeting of modern Jewish masters.  This is a must for all fans of improvised music and of Jewish musical eclecticism.

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