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 .
|Wed Jan 28||Playford Gang||English Country Dance||Christ Church||Binghamton, NY|
|Sat Jan 31||with Ryan Zawel, Rima Grunes et al||Storytelling Night||Temple Beth El||Ithaca, NY|
|Wed Feb 11||Playford Gang||English Country Dance||Christ Church||Binghamton, NY|
|Wed Feb 25||Playford Gang||English Country Dance||Christ Church||Binghamton, NY|
|Sun Apr 19||solo||Jewish Food Festival||Congregation Shomray Hadath||Elmira, NY|
|Sat Jun 13||Rosetree||Binghamton Contra Dance||Trinity Memorial Church||Binghamton, NY|
|Sun Sep 20||Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble||performance||Willard Chapel||Auburn, 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 26 January 2015