FACULTY & ARTISTS
There is a growing global scene of Yiddish musicians, and unfortunately, not everyone can make it to KlezKanada, Yiddish New York or Yiddish Summer Weimar, so we’re bringing faculty from these renowned festivals to Seattle. The workshop will be split between group sessions and smaller classes, functioning as parallel workshops for vocalists and instrumentalists and this year introducing a program for dancers, with further subdivisions based on instrument or level, as needed. There will also be a chance to attend performances by these artists.
Craig Judelman grew up in Seattle, where he began studying classical violin at a young age, soon branching out to Jazz and then klezmer and various folk music by age 12... (see more)
Instrumental Klezmer Music, Artistic DIrector.
Sasha Lurje was born in Riga, Latvia, and has been singing since she was three years old. She has gained experience with many groups and in various styles, including classical and folk singing, jazz, rock... (see more)
Ilya Shneyveys is an international performer, accordionist and multi-instrumentalist, teacher, composer, arranger and producer of contemporary Jewish music, from klezmer and Yiddish folk song to fusion and experimental projects... (see more)