Alexander Gelfand

Alexander Gelfand is a recovering ethnomusicologist, a sometime jazz pianist, and a former West African drummer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Forward, and elsewhere.

Treasure Trove

A new box set offers a taste of one of the world’s great Jewish music collections

Folk Fusion

Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects

Melancholy Melody

Kol Nidre gets me every time

Havana Nagila

New sounds in Jewish-Latin fusion

Shades of Gray

Duo opens new chapter in the history of black-Jewish collaboration

Fiddler on the Farm

An unusual kibbutz diversifies the movement with its music program

Kindred Spirits

The overlapping musical traditions of the Roma and the Jews

All You Can Eat

Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats


Two musicians meet at the intersection of then and now

Grass Roots

Hill country and the old country merge in a unique folk sound

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