Nirenberg Brings Brazilian Flavor to Baltimore

Jazz saxophonist Michel Nirenberg is a proud Brazilian but recognizes his deep Jewish roots. “I have a sense of belonging as a carioca — as someone from Rio [de Janeiro] — and as a Jewish carioca,” he said. Nirenberg’s sense of identity is probably most apparent, musically, in the song “Nirenberg in the Shtetl.” The… Read More

An die Musik to Host Singer-Songwriter Series

An die Musik, known for its local concerts featuring jazz and classical musicians, is adding another type of musician to its 2017 lineup — the singer-songwriter. On the first Saturday of every month in 2017 the music venue will feature a local singer-songwriter act in a series called Folkal Point. The series kicks off Jan…. Read More

Chanukah Concerts Kick Off with Klezmer

While Chanukah’s traditions can sometimes get lost in the chaos of the holiday season, local organizations and congregations are making sure to keep tradition front and center, starting with the music. A number of the various area concerts will feature klezmer bands, known for playing traditional Yiddish and Jewish music derived from Eastern European folk… Read More