Stuart Brotman, bass and cello, has defined klezmer bass (klezmer bass, definition: a large instrument that plays really low and has an accent). Stu holds a BA in music from UCLA and has taught at Sweets Mill, Fiddle Tunes, Mendocino Balkan Camp, KlezKamp, KlezKanada, KlezCalifornia, KlezFest London, Yiddish Summer Weimar, Klezmer Festival Fürth, and the Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival. He was a founding member of Canned Heat, and has toured with Kaleidoscope, Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Brave Old World, and Veretski Pass. He played cimbalom on Ry Cooder’s celebrated recording, Jazz and in the film The Postman Always Rings Twice, and contrabass balalaika in Love Affair. Stu produced The Klezmorim’s GRAMMY nominated album, Metropolis, has recorded with The Klezmorim, Kapelye, Andy Statman, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Davka, The San Francisco Klezmer Experience, and Khevrisa, and performed with Itzhak Perlman in the PBS Great Performances film and CD, Itzhak Perlman, in the Fiddler’s House.