Lightstone/Katz/Koller Klezmer Trio with Allan Merovitz in Hamilton
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A stellar concert of Klezmer music with our good friend singer Allan Merovitz and an all-star Klezmer Trio: Brian Katz (guitar, piano), Jonno Lightstone (clarinet, flute), George Koller (bass). Allan is widely known as a singer with Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and some of the world’s top Yiddish and Klezmer ensembles including the Ot Azoj Klezmer Band of Amsterdam and the Montreal based Merovitz Project. Artword Theatre has directed and produced numerous remounts of his celebrated play If Cows Could Fly.
The Lightstone/Katz/Koller Klezmer Trio: Brian Katz (guitar, piano), famed jazz and Jewish music artist, Jonno Lightstone, acclaimed klezmer clarinettist / flutist and the great “all over the map” bassist, George Koller—all who have worked with Allan in various settings over many years—combine their talents to explore their fresh take on klezmer. Bringing together a multitude of musical styles and experience, the trio creates a variety of diverse moods by weaving the melodies of klezmer with the sounds and textures of jazz, Indian raga, Yiddish song, chamber music, and down home rock’n blues! Dancing shoes and a whacky hat required! www.allanmerovitz.com, www.briankatz.com, www.klezconnection.com, www.georgekoller.com
Allan Merovitz is a Juno Award nominee musician/actor widely known for his work as the former lead singer of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and a two-time Dora Mavor Moore award winner for theatre productions in Toronto. Allan has recorded and toured with some of the world’s top Yiddish and Klezmer ensembles including the Ot Azoj Klezmer Band of Amsterdam and the Montreal based Merovitz Project (Galazie Award, 2009). His musical-theatre productions The Wedding Bard / Der Badchan and If Cows Could Fly (with Artword Theatre) have been performed and produced in Canada and Europe, with recent performances in Ottawa, Hamilton, and at Toronto’s internationally renown Ashkenaz Festival. KlezMerovitz, Allan’s Calgary based band has been featured at the Calgary Folk Festival and has been recorded by CBC on several occasions.