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Feb 9 Sun
3:00pm
Free

Mostly Kosher: Klezmer & Jewish Roots Music

Mostly Kosher
world-music
Ensemble Room – Room 110A – Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center

Four members of L.A.’s very own Jewish roots ensemble, Mostly Kosher, present a workshop exploring their creative process of integrating klezmer and Yiddish music with various other musical styles.

This acclaimed Klezmer gypsy-rock band radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural music through klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Mostly Kosher's music is a mix of Jewish cultural music, Jazz, Latin, Rock, and Folk. Led by Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s “30 under 30” most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosher is comprised of some of the highest regarded Los Angeles musicians: violinist Janice Mautner Markham, drummer Eric Hagstrom, bassist Adam  Levy, trombonist Mike King, and on guitar, Will Brahm.

Mostly Kosher is a fixture at renowned Southern California stages such as the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Skirball Cultural Center and The Torrance Center for Performing Arts. Most recently, Mostly Kosher had the honor of being the first Jewish music ensemble at the Disney parks and performed a 2-month residency at Disney California Adventure, featured in the Festival of Holidays and was credited for “stealing the Festival of Holidays Show” by the Fresh Baked Disney podcast.

The band’s self-titled debut album has won international acclaim by World Music Network, Songlines Magazine, and BBC radio. Their music videos have been garnering accolades on the film festival circuit, receiving two nominations at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and Best Music Video at the Glendale International Film Festival.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with additional support from the David Vickter Foundation.

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PARKING

Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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