BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!


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Berkeley, California

KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival - workshops of interest to Balkan musicians

December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ear-to-Hand Boot Camp, 1:00-2:30pm. The secret manual for immediate ear-to-hand playing. Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz, & Stu Brotman) will show speed learning techniques, insider tricks, and intensive drills to have you learn tunes the fast way.

Turn Songs Into Lively Arrangements, 2:45-4:15pm. Learn how to turn Yiddish (and other) vocal songs into full-fledged instant instrumental arrangements. Add intros, interludes, and outros to the tune. Taught by Veretski Pass.

Part of day-long Yiddish Culture Festival with nine workshops, Cabaret by the Bay (5:00pm), and Klezmer Dance Party with Bruce Bierman (6:30pm)

Jewish Community Center East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709