August 7, 2014

Bagels and Bellies Klezmer Brunch featuring Kugelplex and the Shtetl Shakers!!!

9/14/14
Bagels and Bellies Klezmer Brunch featuring Kugelplex and the Shtetl Shakers!!!
Salle Piano & Events
1632 C Market St, SF
1pm-3pm
$10-$20 sliding scale
www.salleevents.com/

Kugelplex is cooking up a Sunday brunch concert extravaganza! Nosh on bagels and other delights while grooving to Klezmer and the shimmy-tastic belly dance stylings of the Shtel Shakers – featuring Elizabeth Strong.

Join us at Salle Piano & Events, the most beautiful, small venue in the Bay Area. Salle is a showroom for vintage collectible pianos and it’s also the perfect room for deep listening of chamber music – with plenty of space to push away your chairs and dance.

The concert will feature original music by Dan Cantrell played on one of Salle’s remarkable pianos.

Eat! Dance! Buy a piano! Celebrate your Sunday!

Elizabeth Strong was raised in the folk communities of California, where she was exposed to music and dance of the Balkans and Middle East from a young age. In addition to over a decade of study in the Bay Area, she has traveled and studied dance ethnology in Turkey and Egypt, the first student of Reyhan Tuzsuz in Istanbul, and student of Sahra Saeeda in Egyptian dance and culture. Elizabeth has performed with Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company, Ultra Gypsy, Bellydance Superstars, Beats Antique and many others.

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April 9, 2014

New vids on our youtube site: Baym Rebn in Palestina

Check it out! Baym Rebn in Palestina — one of our fav klezmer processional tunes. Featuring: Dan Cantrell, accordion & celesta; Lila Sklar, violin; Max Baloian, guitar; Michael Pinkham, percussion; Eric Perney, bass; Jason Ditzian, clarinet.

 

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November 20, 2013

Annual Break Bread Concert with Oakland East Bay Symphony – 12/15

Kugelplex returns for our 7th (!!!) year performing with the OEBS and many wonderful Bay Area choruses. This year we’ll be premiering a new piece written by Dan Cantrell performed by Kugelplex with the OEBS and Aaron Davidman.

 

Paramount Theater
2025 Broadway, Oakland
4pm

http://www.oebs.org/page/dec.htm

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November 20, 2013

Kugelplex Rocks Fairfax – 12/4

Kugelplex rocks Fairfax
club: 19 Broadway
17 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax
8pm
FREE

http://www.19broadway.com/

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November 20, 2013

Oakland City Center Lunchtime Concert – 12/4

Free holiday klezmer in the city!

OCC Plaza
500 12th Street, Oakland
noon-1pm
FREE

 

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November 20, 2013

Kugelplex Klezmer Sunday Brunch Pop-up 12/1

At long last: Kugelplex Klezmer Sunday Brunch Pop-up is back! Grandma’s kugel, momma’s latkes, subpar West Coast store-bought bagels, Maimonides’ secret mimosa recipe and the biggest heapin’ pile of shtletl-rockin’ old world soul this side of Great Great Great Uncle Irv’s Bessarabian Bar Mitzvah circa 1843.

And sooo many more surprises, all taking place in a beautiful new(ish) venue called Salle Piano & Events — a showroom/performance space featuring exceptional collectible pianos (one of which will be played for you by our very own keyboardticklemeister, Dan Cantrell).

Come eat, dance, celebrate.

And if not Klezmer brunch, check out these other opportunities to musically celebrate this magical season doused in light, love and polyunsaturated fat-rich oil…

12/1
Klezmer Sunday Brunch Pop-up
Salle Piano & Events
1632 C Market St, SF
1pm-3pm
$10-$20 sliding scale, plus donation for food

http://www.salleevents.com/

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August 31, 2013

Kugelplex Undercover

Kugelplex will be performing as part of the multi-band extravaganza UnderCover Presents: Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited”.

We’ll be performing our version of the Dylan epic song/poem Desolation Row, which we also recorded for the album.

September 5 & 6 @ Freight and Salvage, Berkeley

September 8 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

 

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January 17, 2013

Summer Booking in Full Swing…

Cold winds may be a-blowin’, but our thoughts (and calendars) turn to warm sun and sweet summer love. If you’re “saving a date” we’d love to hear from you. Weekends are booking out fast for 2013. Don’t hesitate to email booking@kugelplex.com and let us know where and when you want to start dancing…

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January 17, 2013

Andy and Noah’s Wedding

Some lovely photos from Andy & Noah’s wedding this summer, up in Monte Rio, CA. Featuring special guest Liz Strong doing her signature sword dance.

 

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December 4, 2012

Our new album is here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Eight years have past since we released our first album and many a noodley kugel has been baked in the meanwhile. Our new recording, The Frail Branch, is the culmination of much futzing and noshing in the klezmer kitchen – countless gigs, epic adventures to foreign lands, partaking in ancient wisdom from masters, and joyously celebrating with you!

The Frail Branch captures Kugelplex’s expansive vision of the klezmer tradition ­– journeying through Yiddish-Turkish space disco, Chassidic Carnivale, Smyrna taverna, swinging jazz, Romani crossroads, and good ol’ fashioned shtetl rockin’.

PLEASE consider supporting your local klezmers and buying one for everyone you know.

Where might you pick up a copy of this exciting musical offering? Come to one of our upcoming shows or email us at booking@kugelplex.com …

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