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JMI’s Klezfest 2022 – Learn Klezmer, Play Klezmer

Sunday 3rd April | 10:00 am Thursday 7th April | 6:00 pm

We are very happy to announce that our world famous Klezmer school will be back again for 2022.

Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with an incredible team of teachers at the helm to inspire you to explore this celebratory, soulful and melodic music from nineteeth century Jewish Eastern Europe.

Go at your own pace, learn great tunes and gain knowledge of the modes, ornamentation, rhythms and accompaniment that give klezmer its unique flavour. Play in small ensembles, be part of the Klezfest Orchestra and learn tips and tricks on your instrument to play in a klezmer style. There will also be a faculty concert and plenty of opportunity for jamming in the evenings.

This is a course for everyone who plays an instrument and wants to go deeper into learning about klezmer style. We welcome people who are new to klezmer, but you will need a good grasp of your instrument in order to participate. The course will be taught by ear as well as using the dots and there will be opportunities to develop both of these skills. We aim to set a pace that is right for everybody, and will be able to work in smaller groups for instrument-specific tuition and ensemble playing.

Course tutors:

  • Susi Evans
  • Indra Buraczewska
  • Szilvia Csaranko
  • Josh Middleton
  • Simon Roth

With more to be announced!

  • Scholarships: If you are a current student and would like a scholarship to support your application fees we are able to offer you a reduction in exchange for your voluntary assistance to the JMI team during the week. The commitment will be based around your studies to ensure that you do not miss any classes and learning.
  • Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact JMI team for extra information about the course.

Full rate £250
Student / Senior rate £150 / Scholarships £125
Senior rate is set at 65+
Scholarship rate / Technical Scholarships please contact the team.

Refund policy – deductions are made due to the level of administration each studentships/application at different stages of preparation.
10% deducted if cancelled before 1 March.
25% deducted if cancelled after 1 April.

If due to the pandemic and Covid-19 restrictions that we are forced to move from in-person to online, then we will   give you the option to accept either the switch from in-person to online or request a refund, in line with the refund policy timeline. (above) 

£150.00 – £250.00


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Klezfest 2022 – Adult Full Price
Adult Full Price
£ 250.00
Klezfest 2022 – Student
Student / Senior
£ 150.00