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Schmaltz & Pepper

Tue Jul 23 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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Edward Johnson Building, Queens Park, Toronto, ON, Canada

Eric Abramovitz, clarinet
Drew Jurecka, violin/accordion/mandolin
Rebekah Wolkstein, violin/voice
Jeremy Ledbetter, piano
Michael Herring, bass 

Schmaltz & Pepper is a spellbinding Yiddish music ensemble playing klezmer inspired by jazz, Roma, classical, and European folk music. This powerhouse group’s members include acclaimed Toronto Symphony principal clarinetist Eric Abramovitz, a passionate and gifted klezmer musician, and Grammy-nominated Drew Jurecka on violin/accordion/mandolin. Joined by Juno-winning pianist Jeremy Ledbetter, award-winning bassist Michael Herring, and renowned Payadora violinist/vocalist Rebekah Wolkstein, they produce and perform original arrangements of klezmer and Yiddish music, displaying their joyous and virtuosic genre-bending fusion of many musical styles.