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Aaron's Upcoming Performance Schedule

(public gigs only)

Nov. 20, 8pm

Breslov Bar Band at Carlebach Shul,

79th St. bet. Riverside & West End

Nov. 29, 8:30pm

Ayn Sof Arkestra at 6th St. Shul

325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.)


Dec. 4

DROM with Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars


Dec. 6, 8:30pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at 6th St. Shul

325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.)

Dec. 21, 8:30pm Klezmerfest at 6th St. Shul


Dec. 26-31 Klez Kamp


Jan. 10 Greg Wall's Later Prophets at 6th St. Shul  
Jan. 16 Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars in LA  
Jan. 22 Mass MoCA with Frank London's Night in the Old Marketplace



Previous Engagements


Dec 23-29

Klez Kamp

Nov. 29 Night in the Old Marketplace, Milan  
Nov. 10 Frank London Klezmer Brass All Stars, Vancouver BC  
Oct. 31

Greg Wall's 50th Birthday & Installation as Rabbi at 6th St. Community Synagogue


Aug. 24-30

Klez Kanada


July 24-26

Lowell Folk Festival w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars


July 4-14

The ARK Project, Lublin, Sheshory Festival, Ukraine


June 28 - July 5

Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture, workshops with Moussa Berlin & Christian Dawid, performances with Michael Winograd


May 29 & 30

NYU Tisch School for the Arts, Performances with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

featuring a score by Greg Wall


April 18 - 20

Klez Kamp Road Show - Madison WI


Mar. 28


Greg Wall's Later Prophets, Jewish Music Cafe, Park Slope, Brooklyn 

401 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215


Feb. 22-Mar.

West Coast tour w/The Klezmatics

2/22/2009 California Polytechnic State University, Cohan Ctr San Luis Obispo CA
2/25/2009 Orcas Center Eastsound WA (360) 376-2281 x1 www.orcascenter.org
2/26/2009 Broadway Center for the Arts Tacoma WA (253) 591-5890 www.broadwaycenter.org
2/27/2009 Arden Theatre St Albert AB (780) 459-1541 www.ardentheatre.com
2/28/2009 Chan Centre, Chutzpah! Festival Vancouver BC (604) 822-9197 w Joshua Nelson-Brother Moses Smote the Water
3/1/2009 Kirkland Performance Ctr Kirkland WA (425) 893-9900 3pm matinee www.kpcenter.org
3/3/2009 Yoshi's Jazz Club San Francisco CA (415) 655-5600 www.yoshis.com
3/5/2009 Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles CA (310) 825-2101 www.uclalive.org
3/6/2009 Royce Hall, UCLA Los Angeles CA private outreach www.uclalive.org
3/7/2009 University of Arizona Tucson AZ (520) 621-3341 www.uapresents.org
3/8/2009 Jewish Community Center Houston TX (713) 551-7255 Jewish Community Center presentation www.jcchouston.org



Feb. 15

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor at City Winery, w/Brandon Seabrook & Mike Savino


Feb. 11

Greg Wall's Later Prophets - The Rav Kook Project

Philadelphia - World Cafe Live


Feb. 8

Frank London Quartet at City Winery, w/Brian Drye & Carmen Staaf


Feb. 7,

Greg Wall's Later Prophets - The Rav Kook Project
Bnai Jeshurun - NYC, 88th bet. B'way & West End



Dec. 21-26

Klez Kamp!


Nov. 16, 4pm

Congregation B'nai Tikvah in North Brunswick, NJ

The Wandering Jew

Jewish Music Around the World, w/Greg Wall's Unity Orchestra

and guests including Adriene Cooper, Rahel Musleah, Avram Pengas, Frank London, Noah Solomon, and more.. Address: 1001 Finnegans Lane • North Brunswick, NJ • 08902 



Oct. 25

Paris, France, with Frank London Klezmer Brass All-Stars


Oct. 3

Gypsy Fest at DROM w/Frank London Klezmer Brass All-Stars


Sept. 18

Merkin Hall - Lincoln Center

w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars


Sept. 1

Ashkenaz Festival w/Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor 6:15pm


Aug. 31

Ashkenaz Festival w/Marilyn Lerner 11pm

Aug. 31

Ashkenaz Festival w/Josh Nelson, Ken Whiteley, Dave Wall - Kosher Gospel, 9:30pm

Aug. 18-24

Klez Kanada!


July 30

Trumpets in Montclair, NJ
w/The Rob Henke Quintet
featuring Greg Wall, Rolf Sturm, Tim Ferguson


July 16 - 24, 2008

US Tour with Boban Markovic' Orkestar

July 16, Lincoln Center Midsummer Night's Swing 7pm, New York

July 16, DROM, NYC, 11pm w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

July 17, Pitchfork Festival Preview, Millenium Park, Chicago 

Jul 18 2008 7:30P Summer Dance Chicago, Illinois

Jul 19 2008 12:30 Pitchfork festival Chicago, Illinois

Jul 19 2008 5:30P World music fest Evanston, Illinois

Jul 20 2008 7:00P you will see Springfield, Illinois

Jul 21 2008 8:00P Martyrs’ Chicago, Illinois

Jul 22 2008 8:30p La Tulipe Montreal

Jul 23 2008 9:00 Drom New York, New York

Jul 24 2008 7:30P Kimmel Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 29-July 5

Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture

Performances w/THE ARK, Konsonans Retro w/Christian Dawid, and The Other Europeans.


June 17

Town Hall NYC, 

Folksbiene Yiddish Theater Benefit

June 6


w/Psoy Kirolenko, Dan Kahn, Michael Winograd, Frank London, Dan Blacksberg


June 1

Hasidic New Wave w/Yakar Rhythms

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Jazz & Roses Festival


May 7

Frank London's 50th Birthday Bash at DROM


Mar. 22-29

Berkeley Jewish Music Festival - The Ark: Cyclical Rituals, Spring 

A collaborative project with Frank London, John Schott, Jessie Ivry, Glenn Hartman, Jewlia Eisenberg, Stu Brotman, Maryana Sadovska, and Avi Avital.  Produced by Elie Shapiro


Mar. 22

Berkeley Jewish Music Festival with

Frank London's "A Night at the Old Marketplace"


Mar. 20

Frank London's 'A Night at the Old Marketplace' 

8pm, at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center


Mar. 7-17

European Tour - Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

7- 9.03.2008 Luxembourg, Philharmonie 

10.03.2008 Liverpool UK, Wind Band Fest.

11.03.2008 Freiburg, Jazzhaus

12.03.2008 Karlsruhe, Tollhaus

13.03.2008 Dornbirn, Spielboden

14.03.2008 Wien, Mozartsaal

15.03.2008 Brussels, Espace Senghor

16.03.2008 Amsterdam, Bimhuis

17.03.2008 Hannover Jazz club


Mar. 1

Klezmer Festival, Furth, Germany

w/German Goldenshteyn Memorial Band, led by Alex Kontorovich, and featuring Josh Horowitz, Cookie Siegelstein, Mark Ruben, Dan Blacksberg


Feb. 6

Greg Wall Quartet at Eldridge St. Shul, 7pm

 Of Jews and Jazz           Lost and Found Music Series
Jewish musicians have long been drawn to the modes and moods of jazz. Greg Wall, chronicles the connection and, accompanied by his quartet, raises the roof with some swinging illustrations.
Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students and seniors


Jan. 26

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at Brandeis University

8pm - Slosberg Recital Hall, 415 South St., Waltham, MA


Jan. 25

Mike Cohen Quartet at Banjo Jim's at 7:30pm


Jan. 20

Alicia Svigals at Limmud Conference, Ellenville, NY


Jan. 15

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at Zebulon

Jan. 14

Klezmatics at Connolly's Times Square

Jan. 13

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

APAP Festival, NYC



Dec. 30

Klezmerfest at Newark Museum


Dec. 23-28

Klez Kamp!


Dec. 22

Hasidic New Wave

at Southpaw in Brooklyn, 5th Ave.


Dec. 11

Budapest, Hungary with

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars 

and Boban Markovic' Orkestar


Dec. 9

Chabad Telethon with Greg Wall, Zevy Zions


Dec. 5

Art Bailey's Klezmer Festival

at Banjo Jim's, E. Village


Dec. 4

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at 14th St. Y, NYC


Nov. 8, 9:30pm

w/The Klezmatics
At Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Ave, Park Slope
benefit for Develop, Don't Destroy Brooklyn (dddb.net)


Nov. 4

w/J. Granelli and Ben Holmes at
Center for Improvised Music
CIM 295 Douglas St. 1 Btw. 3rd & 4th Ave. Brooklyn NY.


Oct. 27, 28

Southern California w/Klezmatics

27 - San Francisco JCC

28 - San Diego, 7pm Birch Northpark Theatre cancelled

Oct. 25 


Greg Wall's Later Prophets

Knitting Factory Tap Bar, 74 Leonard St., NYC


Oct. 24

Jon Madof's Rashanim at Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012          212.614.0505


Oct. 21

Frank London Project at Carnegie Hall, Zankel Auditorium


Oct. 20

NY Jewish Music Festival, w/Greg Wall's Later Prophets,

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars & Paul Shapiro Band


Oct. 14, 4pm

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Battery Park, NYC

Oct. 14 - 7pm

Eldridge St. Klezmer Gathering


Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

For reservations by credit card: 212.864.1414


Oct. 12 


Eldridge St. Klezmer Gathering - Parade & Photo Shoot

Procession: Starts at Canal and Eldridge Streets (12 noon)

Concert: Seward Park at 180 East Broadway (12:30) Free

Information: 212.219.0888


Oct. 5, 


Alex Kontorovich's 'Deep Minor' CD Release Concert!

at Small's NYC 183 West 10th street @ 7th ave.


Sept. 11, 2007


Julian Priester & Aaron Alexander
In Concert at Spike Hill
184 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 - Phone (718) 218-9737


Aug. 25, 26

Frank London's Klezmer All-Stars

American Folk Festival in Bangor Maine

with Margot Leverett, Mark Rubin, Patrick Farrell, David Harris


Aug. 20-25, 2007

Klez Kanada!


Aug. 4

The Yiddishe Swingtet

Workmen's Circle in Cleveland Heights, OH

featuring: Greg Wall, Joanne Borts, Susan Watts, Rob Henke, 

Art Bailey, Brian Glassman and Aaron Alexander.


July 27-31, 2007

Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival 

Dance and Dance Music Workshops


July 18-25, 2007

Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival 

Advanced Instrumental Workshops


July 15, 2007 | 8 p.m.


Weimar, Germany @ Kulturzentrum Mon Ami 

a New Jewish Music project bringing together seven internationally recognized and highly individualistic musicians: Aaron Alexander (percussion, New York), Alan Bern (keyboards, Berlin), Paul Brody (trumpet, Berlin), Alex Kontorovich (sax, clarinet, New York), Cesar Lerner (keyboards, Buenos Aires), Martin Lillich (bass, Berlin) and Marcelo Moguilevsky (clarinets, Buenos Aries).

world premiere concert in Weimar on July 15, 


June 30

Krakow Festival of Jewish Music

w/Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars


June 28

Vienna's Klez-More Festival 

with Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor


June 27, 30

Krakow Festival of Jewish Music
with   Greg Wall's Later Prophets


Wed, June 6 

at 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Jewish Dance with Steve Weintraub 

Music by Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, Aaron Alexander

Temple Beth El, Oakhurst, NJ A 45 minute lecture/demo followed by a dance party/workshop Live Klezmer music and refreshments


June 5, 1pm


Concert at West Orange JCC


June 3

Yiddish Swingtet 

Cape May Music Festival

featuring: Joanne Borts & Tine Kindemann - vocals

Greg Wall - clarinet, Rob Henke - trumpet, Art Bailey - piano

Brian Glassman - bass, Aaron Alexander - drums


May 30


Ben Holmes - trumpet, Jay Vilnai - guitar,
Fima Ephron - bass Aaron Alexander- drums
837 Union St., Park Slope, BROOKLYN, NY 718-789-2762 


May 11

The Art of Trio, 7:30 p.m., Aaron is special guest

at the Milford Center for the Arts. 

with Rex Cadwallader - piano, and David Chevan - bass, 

at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT (203) 878-6647.

May 1

Hasidic New Wave w/Yakar Rhythms

Dartmouth College, New Hampshire


Apr. 26, 8pm

Marilyn Lerner/Aaron Alexander Quartet

w/Greg Wall -tenor sax and Jim Guttman -bass

The Stone


Apr. 25

w/Adrienne Cooper & Friends at The Stone


Apr. 21 at 10pm

Midrash Mish Mosh at The Stone
Ave. C & 2nd St., Lower East Side


Apr. 19

w/Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar & Frank London

at Banjo Jim's

9th St. & Ave. C,   212.777.0869


Apr. 17 at 8pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets at The Stone


Apr. 10

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

The Stone, Ave. C & 1st St., Lower East Side



March 30 7:30pm


Jake Shulman-Ment, violin, Art Bailey, accordion, Aaron Alexander, drums


Temple Beth Shalom, 740 North Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706, (914)478-3833


Mar. 28

Knitting Factory Seder with Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars


Mar. 26 at 8pm

CD Release

Frank London - A Night at The Old Marketplace 

Barrow Street Theatre 27 Barrow St. NY 10014 (corner of 7th Ave) $20


Mar. 21

Greg Wall's Later Prophets, 

Gan Academy, Boston


Mar. 3, 8pm-1am

Purim Shpiel at Workmen's Circle, w/Adrienne Cooper
A great theatrical spectacle/party, musical direction by Jake Shulman-Ment:
Roti and Homentashn: The Palace Workers Revolt!: A Purim Carnival Spectacular
Workmen's Circle: 45 E 33rd St, between Park and Madison


Mar. 2

Frank London w/Strings featuring Art Bailey's Orchestra Popilar and AA


Jan. 20

“Raising the Roof”

celebrating 40 years of Roosevelt Jazz in gorgeous new Roosevelt theater

Waldo King Reunion Big Band


Jan. 18

Andy Shaw Quintet
Egan's Ballard Jam House
Andy Shaw- vocals, Dave Peterson - guitar, Phil Sparks bass,


Jan. 6,

Dena Ressler trio with Aaron Gershman, concert in Teaneck N.J.




Living Traditions Annual

Klez Kamp!


Dec. 19, 6:30pm

Alicia Svigals Trio, 

at Manhattan Plaza Ellington Room


Dec. 12, 12:00pm

Klezmerfest (the band)

at World Financial Center Atrium


Dec. 10, 12:30pm

Klezmerfest (the band)

at World Financial Center Atrium


Nov. 21

Greg Wall & The Yiddish Swingtet 

@ NJ Jewish Music Festival


Nov. 11

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars
play the Slivovitz Festival
High Chai, 18 Avenue "B", Manhattan, 9:00pm, $75. cover


Nov. 9

Greg Wall's Unity Orchestra
The Wandering Jew from the Diaspora and Beyond,
featuring Adrienne Cooper, Noah Solomon, Michal Cohen, Avram Pengas, Rahel Musleah, Frank London, Rob Schwimmer

New Jersey Jewish Music Festival
Maurice Levin Theater at the West Orange JCC


Nov. 8, 9:30pm

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

@ Makor, 35 W. 67th St.


Oct. 30, 9:30pm

Alicia Svigals Group

Metropolitan Room at Gotham


Oct. 11

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

@ The Tank, NYC


Oct. 7

Rob Henke & The Washington St. Players 

at Tonic, 9-pm


Oct. 4 , 10:30pm

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at M1-5, Roma Fesetival in NYC

52 Walker St (Bet. Broadway & Church) NYC


Oct. 4 , 7:30pm

Greg Wall's Later Prophets

Aish Ha-Torah, NYC, Upper West Side


Oct. 2, 8pm

Aaron Alexander Trio

featuring Janice Friedman - piano, David Richards - bass

Break-The-Fast at Makor

35 W. 67th St., NYC


Sept. 30

Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Tour
Towne Crier Cafe
130 Route 22, Pawling, NY


Sept. 22, 11:30am

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

at Brooklyn Metro-tech Park


Sept. 17

w/ Klezmatics
& Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Hybrid Program
Chicago World Music Festival


Sept. 4

Greg Wall's Later Prophets

Ashkenaz Festival


Sept. 3

Aaron Alexander's 

Midrash Mish Mosh

@ Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto


Sep. 2, 4pm

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Planet Arlington Festival -Arlington, VA


Aug. 20 - 27

Klez Kanada! in Lantier, Quebec


Aug. 19

Aaron Alexander's
Midrash Mish Mosh
@ Cornelia St. Cafe