Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal presents Fanfare Zambaleta, Orchestra Euphonos & Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band.
The June edition of the Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal presents a triple bill featuring the other-worldly talent of musicians from near and far. The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal is a notoriously raucous marathon of music and dance at the Starry Plough Pub on the second Friday of every month.
The Starry Plough Pub
Doors at 8:00pm; Show at 9:00pm
Admission is $10+
21+ after 10pm (as kitchen closes)
Fanfare Zambaleta (11 pm) was incubated in the Zambaleta Music and Dance School in San Francisco and has since hit the streets as a full-fledged 10-piece juggernaut of a band playing exciting Romani, Serbian, Macedonian, and Greek Brass music with passion and dedication and featuring some of the Bay Area's most exciting young players and seasoned veterans: Greg Jenkins, alto sax, clarinet, vocals; Peter Bonos, trumpet; Max Miller-Loran, trumpet; Joseph Friedman, alto sax; Rachel MacFarlane, tenor horn; Andrew Cohen & Larry Leight, euphonium; Evan Stuart, sousaphone & Ivan Velev, tapan
Orchestra Euphonos (10 pm) is a Bay Area-based Eastern European folk ensemble who return to the Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal with a special program of traditional lautari music of Moldova and Romania. Lead by Bacchanal producer, bandleader and trumpet player Peter Bonos this performance will feature recent addition to the band, Balder Ten Cate on the cimbalom, Zina Pozen (accordion), Travis Hendrix (bass), Ivan Velev (percussion) plus some very special out-of-this-world guest maestros!
Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band (9 pm) comes from a musical tradition tracing back to the old world shtetl of Szrensk. Incorporating post-immigrant sounds rooted in klezmer, Saul Goodman's music moves the spirit and the dance. It's always a simcha with Saul!
This performance will feature Mike Perlmutter on clarinet Dmitri Gaskin on accordion, Andrew Cohen on helicon, and Sean Tergis on poyk. Saul unfortunately cannot make the gig, though it’s all good man nonetheless!