We are so thrilled to host one of many events for the 2021 Tsitsit Jewish Fringe Festival with not one but two, fantastic acts celebrating the rich history of Jewish music from traditional folk to the world of jazz.
Vocalist Maya Levy weaves a fascinating tale of these long-ago worlds while clarinettist Livia Frankish wails, guitarist Eyal Pik serenades and cellist Mayda Narvey straddles the support of stand up bass and the interweaving melodies. The band’s debut in 2019 saw them playing to sold-out audiences with standing room only – don’t miss this vibrant ensemble’s return to the live stage!
The Kramer Durcan Duo & Friends explore the music and influence of Jews in Jazz, and their contribution to The Great American Songbook.
Come prepared to laugh, cry and stomp your feet!
The Kramer Durcan Duo’s partnership began on a Eurostar train to London in 2004, when Miriam Kramer and Nicholas Durcan were each returning from separate performances in Paris. Their performances have taken them to Hong Kong, USA, the Middle East, New Zealand and across Europe. They have performed at London’s South Bank, Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and Kings Place. Future performances include recitals in South Africa, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Cincinnati and across Israel. They will also be releasing a new recording of their own arrangements of music by Gershwin. The Kramer Durcan Duo will joined onstage at Toulouse Lautrec by bassist Steve Rossell and Hamish Birchall on drums, to explore the world of Jews in Jazz – some went to Europe, some went to America, and their music formed a large part of The Great American Songbook.