London Klezmer Quartet on 17th November
We are delighted to announce that this world class Klezmer band will be giving a gig for CDJC
their website. Read what the press has to say...
"It may seem odd to find the shtetl being rebuilt inside the M25, but there's no lack of authenticity in the exuberant yet cultured playing of the violinist Ilana Cravitz, the accordionist Carol Isaacs, the clarinettist Susi Evans and the double-bassist Indra Buraczewska... While there's no shortage of dynamism here, the musicians dig deeper, too, bringing classical poise to the more introspective pieces. The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation." Sunday Times, 3 Feb 2013 “A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.” Songlines Magazine "The real deal, to these ears.” Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National, Australia “The London Klezmer Quartet proved to be one of the most popular instrumental groups at the [National Folk] festival… Their infectious repertoire of much-loved, toe-tapping klezmer tunes from Eastern Europe wowed the crowds… all played with passion and flair.” Australian Jewish News "Dynamic and authentic." Time Out, London
The people and the sponsorship
The quartet is led by Ilana Cravitz, who is a lead violinist for the wonderful Suffolk Villages Festival, and many other groups. The gig is a charity affair in aid of the Colchester and District Jewish Community charitable fund. It is hosted by Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, who provide the administration and technical support for the gig. Directions
Stoke by Nayland Club
Essex, CO6 4PZ From Colchester:
Starting at North Station, take the A134, signposted Sudbury. You go through 6 roundabouts, in 7.9 miles. Turn left at Stoke Road, B1068. Go 1 mile, turn right onto Keepers Lane. In a third of a mile you will see the hotel complex on your right. The gig is in the Constable rooms. From Sudbury: Take the A134, signposed Colchester. After about 6 miles, turn left onto Keepers Lane. In a third of a mile you will see the hotel complex on your right. The gig is in the Constable rooms. From Ipswich: Take the A12 signposted Colchester. At junction 30, exit onto Dedham Rd/B1029 toward Dedham/Stratford Saint Mary In a tenth of a mile, turn right onto B1029. In a third of a mile, ake the 1st right onto School Ln, which turns slightly left and becomes Higham Rd. In a little less than a mile, turn left onto B1069. In 4.8 miles, turn left onto Keepers Lane. In a third of a mile you will see the hotel complex on your right. The gig is in the Constable rooms. Here is a diagramatic map of the area, and a link to a general map of the area.