Music by al

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 Bardo Brothers 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:

Date/Time Group Event Venue Location
Sun Aug 10
1-2pm
Klez Project Garlic Festival American Civic Association Binghamton, NY
Sat Aug 23
8-11pm
Rosetree Contra Dance Madison Hall Morrisville, NY
Sat Sep 6
Musica Universalis Bards and Bows Camp Sertoma Windsor, NY
Sat Sep 20 Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble "Feed My Starving Children" musical variety show St. Johnís Episcopal Church Ithaca, NY
Wed Sep 24 Shepherd & Ewe (guest musician) English Country Dance Christ Church Binghamton, NY
Wed Oct 8 Shepherd & Ewe (guest musician) English Country Dance Christ Church Binghamton, NY
Wed Oct 22 Shepherd & Ewe (guest musician) English Country Dance Christ Church Binghamton, NY
Wed Nov 5 Shepherd & Ewe (guest musician) English Country Dance Christ Church Binghamton, NY
Sat Nov 15 Klezmer Kings concert Morgan Opera House Aurora, NY

"Melnick's Bulgar" performed with the Cornell University Klezmer at Willard Chapel in Auburn, NY.

last updated 23 August 2014