Master clarinetist and mandolinist Andy Statman has been a major figure in both Jewish music and bluegrass for more than four decades. After studying with the legendary Dave Tarras in the 1970s, he became highly influential in the klezmer revival movement. Later, he broadened his interest in Jewish music to include Hasidic tunes, which he infuses with bluegrass, klezmer, and jazz. Statman describes his compositions and performances as “spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” He is a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, this nation’s highest honor in the traditional arts. His trio features by Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on drums.
Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates presents
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00pm
ANDY STATMAN TRIO
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC