Music by al

guitar

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 contact.

clarinet

Upcoming Performances:

Date/Time Group Event Venue Location
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