Monday Dec 24th: PURELY COINCIDENTAL NIGHT OF KLEZMER - A sporadically occurring but date-specific evening of Klezmer music pops up at Barbès on December 24th every here and then. There's no logic or pattern that we can detect to why this date should have been selected in particular. If, on this particular evening, you're among the unoccupied or just looking for fun away from Hearth & Home, we're happy to say that PCNOK has awakened from it's deep slumber to once more sally forth and greet the frosty end of the goyishe calendar with raucous freylekhs and other rhythms that lie elsewhere on the raucous/sedate continuum.
This time around, the band will feature violinist Jake Shulman-Ment, guitarist Yoshi Fruchter, bassist Zoe Guigueno, and myself on trumpet. Guest singers Tamar Korn and Eleanor Weill will sing some Yiddish faves. This year, we start at 9 PM. We will play one or two sets, strictly determined by your enthusiasm, which will be measured pecuniarily. Tamar Korn & her band Kornucopia will be playing at 7, so we strongly suggest you make a full evening of it.
And as a special advisory note, we remind you that Hannukah is OVER so please don't call for any of those tunes and that's not what this evening is about anyway, thank you very much and I swear I'll throw my horn in the Gowanus before any dreidel-related music comes out of it. That'll hold until late 2019.
Hope to see you there!