Time Flies When You’re Flying

Concert in Amsterdam? Check. Concerts in Decin and Prague? Czech Today is my first real day off in in about a week as I’ve been rehearsing and performing almost constantly. From our second day in Amsterdam (Wednesday), I began rehearsing Read More …

The Mike Anklewicz Klezmer Trio in Amsterdam

Tonight is an exciting night here in Amsterdam (although it seems that for most visitors, every night is pretty exciting in Amsterdam). I’ll be performing European Klezmer with the Mike Anklewicz Klezmer Trio (with bassist Gregor Schaefer and accordionist Erica Read More …

Welkom in Nederland

Greetings! Welcome to our first post from Europa! We have arrived in the Netherlands after a fairly decent flight from Toronto. The KLM flight featured several children in our vicinity but all of whom were very well behaved the whole Read More …

All in the Details

International Visas? Check. Flights? Check. Friendly faces on whose couches we’re crashing/hotel bookings? Check. Foreign currencies? Check . . . Enough clean underwear? Check . . . The list of details involved in planning a long stretch of travel is Read More …

Summer of Music and Dance is Approaching

Time has flown and our departure is coming quickly! Paromita and I are rapidly running out of time before we get on a plane on Wednesday night to cross the ocean and begin our travels. Join us here (www.klezfactor.com) for Read More …

Meet the Band: Indiegogo Campaign Video #2

That’s right folks, it’s time to meet the band! KlezFactor’s European ensemble features some fantastic musicians from all over the world. Returning from the 2012 shows in Germany are Alex Bayer on bass, Florian von Frieling on guitar and Finlay Read More …

House Concert for Ihtimanska!

Today, I’m taking a break from plugging my own musical project and I’m going to plug one by some of my friends! The wonderful Ihtimanska is in town from Montreal and they’re playing a house concert tonight around St. Clair Read More …

Dance Time (Bulgarian Style)

[creeeeaaaakkkkk] That’s the sound of the vault opening again. This time, we go back to 2008 and one of our most exciting performances at Toronto’s venerable jazz club, The Rex. In 2008, we played The Rex for the second time, Read More …