Polish Hill resident Kenny Haney’s Avant Klezmer Fusion will play at Lili Coffee* Shop on Sunday, December 18th at 5:00 p.m. For those who aren’t familiar with the term klezmer, according to Wikipedia it’s “a musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations”. If you’re having trouble imagining what an avant klezmer fusion might sound like, consider stopping by Lili to listen — the performance is free.
There are a couple of other musical events scheduled at Lili Coffee* later this month. On Thursday December 29 at 7:30 p.m., it’s Alex Stanton and Friends, and on Friday December 30 at 7:30 p.m., Spinster will perform.
(Photo of an old-time klezmer band from this blog)