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 .


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 Nov 15
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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 30 July 2014