The Rhapsody Project Presents:

In-Person Klezmer Workshop with Dan Blacksberg

A 2-hour masterclass on klezmer repertoire, style and accompaniment

The Rhapsody Project is proud to host Dan once again, this time in person! 

Dan is one of the world’s foremost practitioners and teachers of klezmer music, specifically of the traditional klezmer trombone style. In this workshop, Dan will work on the fundamental elements of klezmer music. Using an approach that mixes learning by ear and moving our bodies, we will connect playing our instruments with klezmer music’s dance movement and with Yiddish language DNA. We will then see how deepening our understanding of these aspects of the music can inform our individual playing and our arrangements. By the end of the workshop, we will end up with one or more performable tunes!

More about Dan:

In addition to a busy performing career with many of the field’s top artists, Dan has taught klezmer at festivals all over the world such as Klezkanada, Yiddish Summer Weimar, London Klezmer Festival, The Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, and Klezmerquerque. He also co-directs the instrumental and dance programs of Yiddish New York with Deborah Strauss. In his hometown of Philadelphia, Dan shares his knowledge through his leadership of the Kol Tzedek Synagogue Klezmer Band and the Temple University Klezmer Ensemble.

Location: Puget Sound Community School

(660 S Dearborn St, International District, Seattle)

Date: Saturday, May 14th

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Payment: $20

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Covid Policy: Vaccine cards required.

Masks required except when playing a wind instrument.


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