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21st Annual Klezmer Summit 

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


21st Annual Klezmer Summit 
To Ukraine With Love: Songs of Hope

 Tue Jun 7, 7:30pm
 In person event at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Lyceum Theatres
 $25 premiere, $18 standard


I’m playing with Yale Strom!

Now in its 21st year, JFEST’s Klezmer Summit is a musical celebration featuring an international all-star line-up celebrating Jewish, jazz and cross-cultural music of hope. Beloved long-time hosts Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi are joined by vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz, guitarist Fred Benedetti, bassist Gunnar Biggs and Irving Flores on piano. Yale Strom, the multiple gifted violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, educator, photographer and playwright is considered a pioneer among klezmer revivalists. 

This Summit features San Diego’s jazz giant, Gilbert Castellanos and his trio performing jazz standards by Jewish composers. With nearly 100 recording and film credits, Guadalajara-born San Diego-based musician Gilbert Castellanos has earned international recognition as a composer, curator, educator, arranger and top-call jazz trumpeter. Castellanos has spent over 30 years touring the globe and recording both as a solo artist and with the most renowned names in the industry – Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jone and Wynton Marsalis. 

The concert offers a tribute to the communities of Ukraine with Efim Chorny (vocals) and Susan Ghergus (piano) from Chisinau, Moldova and jazz singer Petra Ernyei and Adam Tvrny (guitar) from Prague, Czech Republic.

Explore the whole JFest line up https://www.sdrep.org/jfest

Book tickets for eh Klezmer Summit https://www.sdrep.org/jfest#klezmer


June 7
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lyceum Theatre
79 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101 U.S.A.
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To see past gigs, go HERE