I've been playing music professionally since the late 20th century. I lead Musica Universalis, an acoustic (primarily European medieval/baroque) ensemble, and perform regularly with a number of folk and ethnic ensembles, including Klez Project, Rosetree, The Playford Gang and the Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble.
My primary instruments are clarinet, Irish whistles and guitar. I also play oboe, Turkish saz and various percussion instruments, and received two years of training in Hindustani music on the sitar. The genres I typically play include Celtic, klezmer, Scandinavian, early European, folk and bluegrass.
I can be contacted at .
Recent & Upcoming Performances:
|Sun Jun 28||Musica Universalis||New York Faerie Festival||Market Stage||Ouaquaga, NY|
|Tue Jul 21
|Klez Project||Free Summer Concert Series||Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts||Ithaca, NY|
|Sat Jul 25||Klezmer Kings||private celebration||Wells College||Aurora, NY|
|Sat Aug 15||Klezmer Kings||Concert||Morgan Opera House||Aurora, NY|
|Sat Aug 29
10 & 11 am
|Rosetree||Contra dance demonstration at Otsiningo Farmer's Market||Otsiningo Park||Binghamton, NY|
|Sun Aug 30||Rosetree||Binghamton PorchFest||West Side neighborhood||Binghamton, NY|
|Sat Sep 19
10 - noon
|Rosetree||Otsiningo Farmer's Market||Otsiningo Park||Binghamton, NY|
|Sun Sep 20||Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble||performance||Willard Chapel||Auburn, NY|
|Fri Oct 16||Rosetree||Tompkins County Country Dance||Bethel Grove Community Center||Ithaca, NY|
|Fri Nov 6||Rosetree||Cooperstown Contra Dance||First Presbyterian Church||Cooperstown, NY|
"Melnick's Bulgar" performed with the Cornell University Klezmer at Willard Chapel in Auburn, NY.
last updated 22 July 2015