I’m delighted to say that my good friend Jeffrey Goldberg is again Stateside this summer and that we will again present KAZAAM! now in its third incarnation.
Up until this year, we have performed this show only in the Boston area at the Lily Pad in Cambridge. This time around, along with the Cambridge show on July 22 we will also present it in NYC at the Cornelia Street Cafe on July 26.
Here’s a little bit about Jeffrey:
Jeffrey Goldberg’s mentors include Luise Vosgerchian, Sarah Benson, Leonard Bernstein, and Joe Maneri. His improvisations have been featured in concerts and festivals throughout Europe and North America. His compositions range from music used for sound healing to two commissions by the Hannover Opera: an electronic ballet on the life of Marlene Dietrich; and an opera that set a Wagnerian libretto to klezmer music, and featured the first use of rap on a German opera stage. He collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin in the film “Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood,” and has been a piano soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Dr. Goldberg has served as music-director for several Boston-area theatres (including Gloucester Stage Company, the Sugan Company, the Nora Theatre), and as a vocal coach/conductor with the State Operas of Hannover, Darmstadt, and Chemnitz. He has served on the faculties of Harvard, Boston Arts Academy, The Rivers School Conservatory, and New England Conservatory of Music (Preparatory School/Continuing Education).
I hope that you can join us for one of our shows!
KAZAAM!: love songs, recollections, and contemporary improvisations
Multi-wind virtuoso Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Jeffrey Goldberg celebrate and transcend musical genres such as jazz, klezmer, classical, avant-garde and other world musics in their unique blend of rewoven traditions and cutting-edge explorations into the unknown. A roller-coaster rollicking riveting ride across the musical gamut to the mysterious center: the human heart.
July 22, 6PM; The Lily Pad, Inman Square, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA; http://www.lily-pad.net/archives/2012/07/22/index.html
July 26, 6PM; Cornelia Street Cafe; 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY; http://corneliastreetcafe.com/Performances.asp?sdate=7/26/2012&from_cal=0