Jeanette Lewicki (Oakland) is a thirty-year practitioner of Yiddish song as well as an accordionist and a klezmer bandleader. She has taught at Yiddish New York, Yiddish Summer Weimar, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Jewish Learning Works, and KlezCalifornia events; sung with the San Francisco Symphony and coached Michael Tilson Thomas in Yiddish song style; and recorded with numerous artists including Arkady Gendler, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, and her own band “the gonifs.
Offers multi-media presentations on:
- The Roots of Yiddish Theatre in Eastern Europe
- The Songs Collected by Ruth Rubin from East European refugees
Programs in Yiddish tango, Yiddish theatre & folk song, children’s songs, wedding music, funeral processions, and garage sales. Songs about love, revolution and potatoes in Yiddish, French, English, Spanish, Ladino. Subways a specialty. Teacher with twenty years’ experience.