Horowitz, Joshua

 Lecturers, Music Teachers, Performers

Joshua Horowitz is an internationally renowned klezmer performer with Veretski Pass, Budowitz, and other groups.

The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music:  Join Josh every Monday at 11am Pacific Time (2pm Eastern, 7pm UK, 8pm most of Europe in a series of free Zoom lectures on an array of fascinating aspects of Jewish music and dance in the world today and yesterday. The core lectures of the series were created for his class at Sonoma State University for the past five years and deal with a different topic each week. Josh also invites the world’s top scholars to present their work in order to contribute to and expand the knowledge base. The lectures use videos, historical photos and recordings, and live music combined with a Powerpoint screen share. Lectures run from 1 hour to 2 hours and are fun and informative. Donations are accepted and appreciated, but not required. Participate in a rousing Q & A or just relax and listen in the comfort of your home with a hot cup of chocolate or whatever is left in your wine rack.

Read about the upcoming Monday’s presentation in KlezCalifornia’s Event Directory every Thursday or Josh’s Facebook page.

There is a Zoom limit of 100 participants but you do not need to register. Use:
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
Password: 156230


This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and The California Endowment.


Individual Presentations: Josh offers presentations on:

  • The Red Herrings of Jewish Music
  • Klezmer Music and the “Co-opting” of a Science
  • The Hasidic World of Music
  • The Magic Chronicles Lecture and Presentation
  • The Jewish Tsimbl
  • Klez for Kids. What is Klezmer?
  • The Lost Jewish Art of Badkhones

and other subjects.

  • Background: Founder and director of Budowitz, and co-founder of Veretski Pass. Has performed and recorded with Theodore Bikel, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Rubin and Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper, Frank London. Lecturer at University of Graz and Vienna. Regular teacher at KlezKamp and KlezKanada. Musicological work featured in four books, including The Sephardic Songbook and The Ultimate Klezmer.
  • Programs: Many varied programs. Lecture/demos, dance parties, traditional Jewish music from the Carpathian Bow, jazz, modern composition.
Contact details

BerkeleyEast Bay horowitz@budowitz.com