Our 2016 Faculty are now online (check back, as the list keeps growing!).
KlezKanada is pleased to introduce some of our new faculty for 2016!
Paul Shapiro (Saxophones, winds, composition, improvisation)
Paul is a mainstay on the Downtown NY Jazz funk and improv scene. With 4 cd’s on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, his bands include Midnight Minyan, the Ribs and Brisket Review, and many more. Paul has played with everyone — Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jay-Z, Rufus Wainwright, Antony and the Johnsons — all while leading bands at literally 1,000s of weddings. Read more about Paul…
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin (composing, arranging & strings)
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile… an eclectic with an ear for texture… strikingly original and soulful”, LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & musical arranger. Among recent projects is a commission from the City of London Sinfonia, a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider new works for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, The Knights, Sybarite5 and A Far Cry, as well arrangements for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Alan Pierson and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. More about Ljova…
Ohkuma Wataru, Kogure Miwazo, Naoki Hishinuma, members of Jinta-La-Mvta
KlezKanada is proud to present the Japanese band, Jinta-la-Mvta, a musical group founded in 2004 by Ohkuma Wataru, clarinetist and bandleader of the groundbreaking Japanese experimental folk band Cicala Mvta and his partner and drummer Kogure Miwazo.