Founded in 2002, Montreal-based Shtreiml offers a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European Jewish and Turkish music. Led by innovative composer, pianist, and harmonica player Jason Rosenblatt, Shtreiml’s blues-rock infused set, delivers a new look at some centuries old folk music. Shtreiml’s latest album entitled Eastern Hora is a compelling program of all-original music that will be performed with oud player Nicolas Royer-Artuso. The group also features the Balkan punch and rhythmic flair of Rachel Lemisch (trombone), Thierry Arsenault (drums), and Joel Kerr (bass). This is a project which is firmly rooted in the Jewish and Ottoman traditions, but brimming with hard rock sensibilities and dexterous improvisational know-how. Shtreiml is ”explosive” (Halifax Chronicle Herald) and “exhilarating”(Rootsworld).