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
Klez Project Garlic Festival American Civic Association Binghamton, NY
Sat Aug 23
Rosetree Contra Dance Madison Hall Morrisville, 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 18 June 2014