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Trumpeter Frank London on Left of Cool

Trumpeter Frank London
and UVa Klezmer Ensemble Director Joel Rubin

on Left of Cool
Wednesday November 9, 2011

Frank London

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music, together with the UVA Jewish Studies Program and the Virginia Film Festival, will host composer-trumpeter Frank London of the Klezmatics for a residency from November 6-10, 2011. Highlights of the residency will include a screening of the documentary film "On Holy Ground" about the Klezmatics, with London present, as part of the Virginia Film Festival on November 6th (tba), and London’s performance with the University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.

London and Rubin talked with Left of Cool host Larry Minnick about the Residency and about the concert Thursday night. The UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century. Each year, the ensemble hosts a cutting edge klezmer artist of international stature, who coaches the group for a week and performs with them.

Grammy-award winner Frank London is a member of the Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, leader of the Klezmer Brass Allstars, and has performed with a plethora of artists ranging from John Zorn to LL Cool J, Mel Tormé, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, the Ben Folds 5, Mark Ribot, Maurice El Medioni and Gal Costa.




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