allen lutins is a Binghamton, NY based multi-instrumentalist/ethnomusicologist best known for his work with several Ithaca-based klezmer ensembles. He is co-founder of klezmer group Klez Project, Celtic/Scandinavian/Americana band Rosetree, and early music ensemble Playford Gang, as well as a performer with the folk-rock fusion group Bardo Brothers. His primary instruments are clarinet, Irish whistles and guitar. He also dabbles in Turkish saz and various percussion instruments, and received two years of training in Hindustani music on the sitar.
Performance by my band Klez Project at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Ithaca NY 21 July 2015 Click here for additional videos from that concert
Recording of my duo Rosetree at my home studio 5 February 2018 Click here for additional videos from that session
Solo recording at my home studio 26 February 2017 Click here for additional videos from that session
Moe Levine (allen's maternal grandfather) providing allen's first music lesson
Abe Stern (allen's paternal grandfather) with tenor guitar