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Sy Kushner and Jeremy Brown at Recologie

June 30th, 2015

I will be performing with Jeremy Brown, violinist at Recologie Performance Space on Wed. July 1. Recologie is located at 39 Lawton Ave in New Rochelle, Westchester County. We will be performing original works by both Jeremy and me. Come and join us. We start our first of 2 sets at 7 PM

April 7, 2015 Concert at Free Synagogue

April 9th, 2015

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for attending our concert (Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble) at The Free Synagogue on April 7 sponsored by The NY Klezmer Series, Aaron Alexander, Curator. Your support of my pre-concert workshop, the concert, and post concert jam session was really inspiring and appreciated. I hope to see you all at The City Winery in NY on June 7.

Sy Kushner

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble

March 28th, 2015

Hello Music Lovers,

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble will be performing at the Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th St. in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7;30. We will be performing works from our fourth and latest CD, Klez, Kush & Son. Band members are myself (Sy Kushner) on accordion, Aaron Alexander, drums, Jeremy Brown, violin and Marty Confurius, bass, Ken Maltz, clarinet. Tickets are general admission, $15 and will be available on the evening of the concert

The Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo

February 14th, 2015

Recologie, a New Rochelle, N.Y. performance space in Westchester County, presents the Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo on  Sat. Feb. 28, 2015 at 8p.m. Music cover is $10 with a 2 drink minimum or food equivalent. The address is 49 Lawton St. For additional information; info@recologie.com, www.recologie.com

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner’s combined experience in the field of Jewish music is over 90 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others’ projects, Ken recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble and assisting in the release of Sy’s very popular klezmer music transcription fake books, while Sy has performed with Ken’s bands including Kapelye, one of the first bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire and beyond.

Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Duo

January 13th, 2015

The New York Klezmer Series, curated by Aaron Alexander, presents the Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Stephen Wise Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street in New York City. General Admission tickets are $15 and will be available at the door on the eve of the concert. For additional information, newyorkklezmer@gmail.com

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner’s combined experience in the field of Jewish music is over 90 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others’ projects, Ken recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble and assisting in the release of Sy’s very popular klezmer music transcription fake books, while Sy has performed with Ken’s bands including Kapelye, one of the first bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire and beyond.

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble at Free Synagogue

October 11th, 2014

Hello Music Lovers,

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble will be performing  at the Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th St. in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7;30. We will be performing works from our fourth and latest CD, Klez, Kush & Son. Band members are myself (Sy Kushner) on accordion, Aaron Kushner,alto sax, Aaron Alexander,drums, Jeremy Brown, violin and Marty Confurius, bass. Tickets are general admission, $15 and will be available on the evening of the concert We are very excited about our latest CD and hope you will join us to celebrate its release.

Volume Four Has Been Released!!

November 10th, 2013

Dear Friends,

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble Volume Four: Klez, Kush & Son has been released and is available for sale on my website, nulitemusic.com. It contains 13 of my original tunes and features yours truly on accordion and my son Aaron Kushner on alto sax backed up by some of New York’s finest Klezmer musicians. Performing with us on this album are Aaron Alexander(drums), Jeremy Brown(violin), Marty Confurius(bass), Ken Gross(trumpet), Koby Hayon(guitars), Richard Khuzami(doumbek and riq), Ken Maltz(clarinet), Moshe Sobol(Latin percussion), Nadav Snir-Zelniker(doumbek), and George Zorko(trombone)

I’ve also transcribed the tunes on this album so that musicians can play along with the CD. The book of transcriptions is available in two versions, for C instruments and another book for Bb instruments.
I hope that you will order and enjoy my latest works. Let me know what you think.
Wishing you all a Happy Chanukah and Thanksgiving

Sy Kushner

Volume Four being mixed

October 6th, 2013

Dear Friends and supporters of my music:
My fourth CD of original Jewish music has been recorded and is being mixed.
Titled “Klez Kush and Son”, “The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble”,  it will hopefully be available by Chanukah. It will consist of more of my original tunes performed by some wonderful musicians which include Aaron Kushner on alto sax, Aaron Alexander on drums, Moshe Sobol on percussion, Ken Maltz on clarinet and tenor sax, Jeremy Brown on violin, Marty Confurius on bass. Ken Gross on trumpet, George Zorko on trombone, Koby Hayon on guitars, Richard Khuzami on doumbek and riq, Nadav Snir-Zelniker on doumbek and myself on accordion. Stay tuned for updates.

Sy Kushner

August 12, 2012 Performance at City Winery

July 19th, 2012

The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble will perform at City Winery in New York City on August 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Featuring Sy Kushner:accordion, Aaron Kushner:alto sax, Jeremy Brown:violin, Marty Confurius:string bass and Ken Maltz:clarinet, the band will play selections from their three CDs enititled Arise, Journeys, and From My Soul. Please join us. The address for City Winery is 155 Varick Street in Manhattan(212)608-0555.

Thank You!

March 27th, 2012

On behalf of the band, I’d like to thank all of you who came to our performance at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue on March 21. Your enthusiastic response to our performance as well as your many words of praise and encouragement were deeply appreciated . The band also thoroughly enjoyed working with the musicians who attended the jam session afterwards. After all, what this is all about is encouraging others through our music to perform, attend concerts, and buy CDs to perpetuate this important part of our culture and heritage. I hope to see all of you again soon.

Sy Kushner