May 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 doors
COVID PROTOCOLS: All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. Our staff will be masked, and we encourage our audience to wear masks as much as possible.
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is currently first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Shpilkis is a 7-piece Seattle-based klezmer brass band bringing you old-school Yiddish grooves with tuchus-shaking energy.
Dan Blacksberg is a world-renowned klezmer trombonist from Philadelphia, who teaches jazz and klezmer at Temple University and coordinates the Instrumental and Dance programs at Yiddish New York. Dan is the klezmer-musician-in-residence at Kol Tzedek Synagogue in West Philadelphia and is in high demand as a teacher and workshop leader at international klezmer festivals, including KlezKamp, KlezKanada, and Yiddish Summer Weimar.
Brivele is a Seattle-based anti-fascist klezmer folk-punk trio who braid together oral history, Yiddish language, contemporary and old-country musical genres, American Vaudeville, and visual arts, singing songs-as-correspondence with our rabble rousing ancestors. Brivele is pronounced “BREE-veh-leh” (בריוועלע) and means “a little letter” in Yiddish.
Carl Shutoff (clarinet in C) and Laurie Andres (accordion) constitute the Kesselgarden Klezmer Duo in Seattle, WA, where we have been playing together for the last 18 years. Our name comes from the way Yiddish-speaking Jews pronounced “Castle Garden”, the facility on the southern tip of Manhattan where Jewish immigrants entered this country prior to the opening of Ellis Island in 1892. Among first and second generation Jews, the people we honor with our music, the term Kesselgarden was eventually generalized to mean any situation that was noisy, confusing and chaotic. We are a traditional band, playing Eastern European instrumental Jewish music of the 19th and 20th centuries, with original, sweet and joyful arrangements which are neither noisy nor confusing.