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presenter comments

“Last night’s performance was a blast! You all are AMAZING!”
Jordana Phokompe, Associate Producer
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a great show!”
Charlotte Sommers, Executive Director
BlackRock Center for the Arts

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press quotes

“Excellent klezmer…impeccable yet electrifying”
Richard Gehr, Village Voice
“Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre’s history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.”
Time Out NY
“Originality, expert musicianship and a keen world music sensibility”
All About Jazz
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Metropolitan Klezmer

This is the Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos airplay we’ve heard about…
if you know somewhere else they’re playing our tunes,
please e-mail us!

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONWIDE AIRPLAY

HBO feature “Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags” (2009) • CNN “Worldbeat,” Crazy for Klezmer • Public Radio Int’l: Sound + Spirit, host: Ellen Kushner • PBS In The Life • UK Tony Nightengale/FolksWagon • CBC/Canada: Roots & Wings, Philly Markowitz • Vancouver BC, Canada (Ethan Minovitz). Toronto & London ON • Italy Alessandria/Radio Voce Spazio + F. Spagnolo/Milan • Australia Sydney/Hot Club; Canberra/ArtsoundFM Journeys • Germany ARD-TV Rhythms of NY & WDR Mondo Cannibale: Funkhaus Europa /Gulbahar Kultur 2000-03 • Poland Radio Lublin/Stephan Muench (Polish TV Ch 2) • Argentina Radio Jai • Russia Novosibirsk Radio Penguin/Serge Tikhanoff • gaybc.com: Athena Grooves/Heidi Herman • This Way Out, Audiofile/JD Doyle-Awards show, 125 stations • OutVoice Top 40 lgbt CDs • Folk Roots/Folk Branches — CKUT, 90.3FM Montreal (Mike Regenstreif) • Judaiques FM — France • Pride Showcase on QNation FM (Bill Northrup) • Radio Gold Popular, Carpeneto Italy

NEW YORK/MIDLANTIC STATES

NYC: WFUV-FM, City Folk Live concert, Dec 1999 & Dec 2002; & live perf/interview June ’99 (host: Rita Houston) • NYC/Jersey City NJ: WFMU-FM, perform./interview, Trans-Pacific Sound Paradise (Rob Weisberg), 1999-2002 • NYC: WBAI-FM interviews, Beyond The Pale + Mike Feder show + “Homefries” (Fred Hershkowitz), 1998-2003; WNYC-AM/FM, Music Overnight (George Preston) • NYC/Patterson NJ: WMCA & WPAT, Talkline (Zev Brenner); also airs in Florida • Albany + Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, Tri-Cities: Northeast Public Radio WAMC – live Nov 2003 concert/interview broadcast on “Performance Place” (Roundtable/Paul Elisha); WBKK (Tim Gordon) • Buffalo NY: WBNY-FM “Rooting About: Folk and Roots Music Show” (Al Riess) • Ithaca NY: WVBR-FM, live on-air concert, Bound for Glory (Phil Shapiro); & Tracy Snyder; WICB-FM Sonic Planet • Jeffersonville NY: WJFF-FM, Out, Loud, & Queer (Kathy Rieser), Jan 2003 • Poughkeepsie NY: WKVR-FM (Vassar College), interview show • College Park MD: WMUC-FM “Klezmer & Culture Show” (Alana Suskin), “Modular Moods” (DJ Erez Handler) • Bridgeton NJ: WSNJ & WMVB, Down Jersey radio shows: Jim Albertson • Princeton NJ: WPRB-FM “Klezmer Show” (James Forrest/Daniel Mark) • Pemberton NJ: WBZC-FM “Sunday Morning Klezmer” (Jacob Freedman) • Philadelphia PA: WNWR New World Radio “Barry Reisman Show” interview + general rotation; WXPN, Amazon Country (host/producer Debra D’Alessandro) • Philadelphia PA: WRTI Philadelphia PA “Creatively Speaking” • Allentown & Bethlehem PA: WDIY-FM “Acoustic Eclectic” (Otto Bost) & Sunday morning show with Kevin • Ashland VA: WHAN Roger Reynolds’ “The Drive Through With Rog” & “Jazz N Stuff” • Hampton VA: WBYM “Sunday Folk Festival” (Ken Brock) • Richmond VA: WDCE-FM “All-Most Folk” (Mike Chenault) • Dobbs Ferry NY: WDFH

NEW ENGLAND

Boston MA: WUNR-FM “The Yiddish Voice” (Mark H. David) • Cambridge MA WHRB FM • Berkshires, MA & CT: Northeast Public Radio WAMC – live Nov 2003 concert/interview broadcast on “Performance Place” (Roundtable/Paul Elisha) • Williamstown MA: WCFM-FM “Klezmer Hour,” Williams College Radio (Seth Rogovoy) • Colchester/Burlington/Montpelier VT: WVPR-FM “All the Traditions” (Robert Resnik, VPR) • Bridgeport CT: WPKN-FM (Doug Eccles) • Fairfield/Stamford/Westport CT & Greenport/Noyack NY WSHU-FM “Profiles in Folk” (Steve Winters) • Great Barrington MA: WBCR Berkshire Community Radio, • New Haven CT: WPKN-FM, Cliff Furnald, Amazon Radio! (Pam Smith) & Doug Eccles; WADS (Berel Howard) • Portland, ME: WMPG “Sunday Simcha” with Gail Wartell • Middletown & New Haven CT: WMRD/WLIS-AM (Richard Camins/live interview) • Northampton/Amherst/Hadley MA: WOZQ-FM, Smith College (Jen Bindeman) • Storrs CT: WHUS (Mr. G Show) • Johnson, VT: WJSC-FM (Matt Zimmerman) “The Spit-Shine Squeeze-Box Variety Hour”

WEST COAST & ALASKA

San Francisco, CA: KPFA-FM “Off The Beaten Path” (DJ Sep) & “Music of the World” (Kutay Derin Kugay); KALW-FM (Dawn Nagengast) • Sacramento/Nev.City/Auburn CA: KVMR-FM “Here, There & Everywhere”; Long & Dusty Road (Don Jacobson/Diana Fox) • Cupertino/Santa Cruz/South Bay CA: KKUP-FM (Jim Maley) • Stockton/Central Valley CA: KUOP-FM (Candice Harmony) • Seattle WA: KCMU-FM General rotation; KEXP-FM (Derek Mazzone/Bumbershoot festival host) • Bellevue WA: KBCS-FM (Bruce Wirth) • Olympia WA: KAOS-FM, Evergreen State College (Heidi Love) • Bellingham WA: KUGS-FM (Chris Pastorino/Labyrinth) • Everett WA: KSER FM • Portland OR: KBOO-FM “Yiddish Hour” (Jack Falk); KPSU “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” EuroRoots (Judith Gennett) • Eugene/Springfield, OR: KLCC-FM “Saturday Cafe” (Frank Gosar); and KWVA/KRVM/KSYD-FM • La Grande, OR: (Eastern Oregon University), KEOL-FM David Mayes • Corvallis/Salem/Albany/Flor./Coos Bay, OR: Txs Chainsaw Acoustic Hr (D.Tucker) & Acoustic Jct (M.Meyer) • Fairbanks AK: KUAC-FM “Funk Roots” (Ray Funk/Sundays, 7pm) • Los Angeles CA: KCRW “Philosophers, Fiddlers and Fools” (Ruth Seymour) • Palo Alto CA: KZSU-FM “Zookeeper” (Stanford University, Jewish alternative show) • San Diego CA: KPRI-FM Music Without Boundaries (Kenny Weissberg) • Berkeley, CA: KALX • Stanford CA: KZSU FM

MIDWEST

Wisc. Public Radio/15 stations: “Simply Folk” (Judy Rose); • Traverse City MI: WNMC FM • Madison WI: WORT-FM (Mary Waitrovich); Her Infinite Variety (Tara Ayres) • St Louis MO: KDHX “Folks of the World”/rotation; • Columbia MO: KOPN-FM (Carol Greenspan) • Champaign-Urbana IL: WEFT-FM “Borscht Blender” (Ron Neimark) • Springfield & Champaign IL: WQNA “Eastern Hemisphere” (Anne McKinney) • Garden City KS: High Plains Public Radio • Minneapolis MN: KUOM-FM (Paul Harding) & KFAI “Fubar Omniverse” (Blanche) • St Paul MN: “Women’s Radio” (Jill Francesca Anania) • Glenwood MN: Z93.3FM “The Songwriter’s Voice” (Jeff Thornton) • Cleveland OH: WRUW-FM (Top Ten Worldbeat List, 2003 & 2000) • Oberlin OH: WOBC-FM “Diaspora Studies: Klezmer & Jewish Fusion Music” (Oberlin College/Sara Marcus) • Beachwood OH: GlobalNet Radio and WELW “Shalom America” (Phil Fink)

SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST/ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES

Tampa FL: WMNF “The Sunday Simcha” (Mike Eisenstadt) • Miami FL: WLRN-FM (Michael Stock) • Chapel Hill NC: WUNC-FM (ongoing rotation, Keith Weston) • Tucson AZ: KXCI-FM (Jim Foley/Mike Landwehr); Global Rhythm Radio (B. Dornquast/Hear’s Music) • Austin TX: KOOP-FM general rotation, incl. (Joanna Garfinkle) Potluck & QueerWaves (Cage Taylor) • Bryan/College Station TX: KEOS-FM “Rejuvenating Heritage” (Mike Sherman); & Judith Gennett • Grand Junction CO: KAFM 88.1FM Worldbeat show (Mark Anderson) • Boulder CO: KGNU-FM (Elaine C. Erb, Music Director: ongoing rotation) • Fort Collins CO: KRFC-FM (“Third From the Sun” world music show/Diane Montgomery) • Salt Lake City, Park City, & Moab UT: KCRL-FM & KZMU-FM, Thursday Breakfast Jam, Susanne Millsaps • College Station TX: KAMU-FM • Sarasota FL: WSLR fm “All Thangs Queer” Billi & Patti show

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