KLEZMOKUM (KLEZ-EDGE)

Our New Project for the 2020-21 Seasons:
"Great Old Wine.. New Bottles"




Because of the great response we've had from audiences for our music I have decided to continue with new material in a similar vein as we have been working in the past several years and especially after the gratifying results of our many concerts of the past seasons under the banner "Klez-Evergreens Extended".

I've made new arrangements and have extended compositions of composers using Jewish themes or Jewish scales (modes) in their works.
Examples of this are John Lewis: Django (in the Magen Abbot Jewish mode). From Miles Davis: Nardis (in the Ahava Rabba mode), and John Coltrane's Syeeda's Song Flute.

Included in the new repertoire will be pieces I've arranged that we have not yet performed. From "Fiddler On the Roof": Anatevka, Do You Love Me, Fiddler On the Roof. From Harold Arlen (Hyman Arluk): One for My Baby.
Traditional upbeat klezmer pieces like Bolter Bulgar, Bessarabski Freilikhs. The lovely Sephardic Suite medley: Beth Elohim. A recent composition of mine Burty's Bimodal Nigun has been added, and to top it off, some "Old Gold": earlier works we continue to perform due to popular acclaim, the classic klezmer pieces: "Fun Tashlikh", "Yisrael V'raita Dance", and the lovely Chassidic pieces: "Ketsad M'rakdin", "Nigun Zhuritze Chlopotzi" and the poignant "Theme from Schindler's List".

We are also presenting in the concerts our most recent release CD:





New Klez-Edge CD: “The Struggle Can Be Enobling” Just out!
Klezmer/Balkan/Jazz

Klez-Edge is:
  • Itai Waismane (Tel Aviv Israel / Amsterdam) - Saxophones
  • Salvoandrea Lucifora (Sicily Italy/ Amsterdam) - Sousaphone
  • Roberto Haliffi (Tripoli Libya/Amsterdam) - Drums
  • Burton Greene (Chicago/Amsterdam) - Piano, Compositions, and Arrangements
  • Special Guest: Aviv Noam (Israel / Amsterdam) - Saxophones

Klez-Edge Booking Information:

Burton Greene burtgreene@gmail.com
tel. +31 (0)20 6250087
Westerdok 5
1013 AZ  Amsterdam

The Netherlands