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Part of the Berkeley World Music Festival
In front of 2510 Telegraph Ave.
The Simcha Trio are an established part of the Bay Area jazz & folk music scene. For this performance they will mainly play Klezmer – the celebratory music, rooted in Eastern European Jewish culture. Yiddish speaking Jews first brought Klezmer to America in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s where this music continues to develop. Though the Klezmer brass sound remains distinct, its complex rhythms and vigorous riffs did contribute to the big dance sound of the 30s.
Band leader, Eliot Kenin on guitar, is a talented composer, singer & multi-instrumentalist. He is also band leader for Spirit of ’29, (Dixieland) & the Reinhardt Swing Band.“Fiddle Ray” Landsberg, has been a mainstay in Bay Area traditional jazz and klezmer music for years. He can be often seen with the San Francisco Starlight Orchestra. Joe Sosensky (clarinet) has been playing together with Eliot for years is also a core of Spirit of ’29.