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Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

The second installment of the Spectrum Ensemble took place at the Whole Shebang in South Philadelphia.

In contrast to the Rotunda performance, smaller groups of musicians performed sets of improvised music, occasionally joining forces in bigger groups and making a bigger sound.

The Ensemble features musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender / Stein / Tini, and Press / Connor Przybyszewski / Gottlieb-Hollis , thee Eric Carbonara and many many more.

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Bop Kabbalah at The Little Shul

Ty Citerman’s band, Bop Kabbalah, released their debut CD at The Little Shul in South Philadelphia, PA.

Guitarist and bandleader Ty Citterman says of the group:

“The quartet is my newest project, and it’s my take on Jewish themed composition meets improvisation. The band plays far-reaching, kinetic, lyri­cal music that takes some of the language of klezmer,modal nigu­nim, jazz, rock and 21st cen­tury con­cert music…and then twists and recon­tex­tu­al­izes it. It’s not really what you’d hear in most synagogues or at most weddings, but of course, those aren’t the only places to hear Jew­ish music!

The group does how­ever draw on my Jew­ish life and my years of expe­ri­ence play­ing sec­u­lar and reli­gious music.”

Bop Kabbalah is:

Ty Citerman, guitar

Adam D Gold, drums

Douglas Yates filling in for Ken Thom­son, bass clarinet

Ben Holmes, trum­pet

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Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell at The Little Shul

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell are a one-of-a-kind trumpet and accordion duo whose performances find the common thread in klezmer, original concert music, and improvisation, interpretations of Romantic-era composers, pop music and more.

Accordionist Patrick Farrell (Yo-Yo Ma, Frank London, Yiddish Art Trio) and trumpeter Ben Holmes (Slavic Soul Party!, Ben Holmes Quartet, Brooklyn Qawwali Party) bring together a unique array of experiences to present a truly original program of music ranging from the 19th-21st Century and beyond.

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Invocation

Philadelphia trombonist and composer Dan Blacksberg is rapidly establishing himself as one of the city’s premiere musicians, renowned as one of the leading trombonists in the world of klezmer.

Dan is making a name for himself across many genres in Philadelphia and beyond. For his opening performance for Bop Kaballah at The Little Shul, he played a short solo set based on his explorations into old Ashkenazic cantorial music.