In this pre-jam workshop, Eli Camilo will talk about and play through both rhythmic and harmonic elements of the klezmer band – everything that's not the melody. We will look at the specific grooves of the hora/zhok, bulgar, khosid'l, freylekhs and terkisher, and what makes them so groovy! We'll play through some of the more common chord progressions, and look at how to do that for single-note instruments, too. All instruments are welcome, including those typically playing melody.

Eli Camilo is a Montréal-based trombonist, trumpeter and singer. In 2012 he formed the traditional klezmer band, Ichka, who have since performed at KlezKanada, Ashkenaz Festival, Boston Jewish Music Festival, New York Klezmer Series, and Bonn Klezmertage in Germany. Eli has had the honour to perform with many Klezmer and Yiddish artists including Frank London, SoCalled, Geoff Berner, Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, and Dobranotch, and has taught about klezmer at KlezKanada and at the Centre des Musiciens du Monde in Montréal.

Special Thanks to MAKOM for hosting the event!

Advance Tix: $10 -
At the the door - Sliding Scale - $12-$20