Friday, September 18, 2009

Benefit for Me

If you're in the Bay Area, here's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I'll be there with some of my friends and family. And I can vouch that the music is wonderful.

BENEFIT FOR CARLA ZILBERSMITH: The Jazzschool presents an intimate musical afternoon with Bay Area duo TESLIM featuring violinist Kaila Flexer & multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus. Teslim’s repertoire includes Greek, Sephardic, Turkish music and original music inspired by these fertile traditions. Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

This afternoon performance will feature Teslim performing two songs Kaila wrote for her dear friend and a world premier of a third piece for Carla: a work by Flexer that will eventually be expanded for chamber orchestra. On hand to play this work-in-progress will be Evan Fraser, percussion, Katrina Wreede, viola and Benito Cortez, violin.

About Teslim:

Teslim (Tes-LEEM) means both 'commit' and 'surrender' in Turkish and features Bay Area musicians, violinist Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus on oud, Turkish saz, Greek lauoto. This potent duo performs Greek, Turkish and Sephardic music. In addition, both Flexer and Hegedus are composers who take inspiration from these fertile traditions. You may know Flexer for her productions of Klezmer Mania! and Pomegranates & Figs: A Feast of Jewish Music. Hegedus plays in Stellamara and the Black Olive Babes. For more information about Teslim and to hear music clips, visit .

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time: 4:30 pm
Event: Teslim (Kaila Flexer, Gari Hegedus) plus special guests play an afternoon concert of Greek, Turkish Sephardic & original music. This is a benefit concert for Carla Zilbersmith.
Venue: The Jazzschool
Location: 2087 Addison St. Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets: $15.
For more info: (510) 845-5373 or


Anonymous said...

I will be there on Sunday 9/27. I have to put a face to you after all these looking forward to this! One of the Irish sisters, Maureen p.s. anything you need just ask as I am quite experienced!

skierpage said...

I was listening to KCSM at 2009-10-05 10:00pm and they played a great band including a Miles Davis-ish trumpet solo and then a female vocalist joined in. I remembered the DJ said something about "Millovich". Looking through KCSM's playlist, about that time he played "Carla Zilbersmith | Where or When | Uncovered." Was that you, and how do I buy that track? Thanks and good luck!