10 Musicians To See Live This Fall


Sept. 15: Vocalist Allegra Levy celebrates the release of her second jazz CD, “Cities Between Us,” with an evening performance at Club Bonafide (212 E. 52nd St., http://clubbonafide.com/schedule/).

Sept. 15-16: The great jazz pianist Fred Hersch has been very busy this year, with a new autobiography, “Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz” (Crown/Archetype Books), a new solo recording “{openbook}” [CK] (Palmetto Records) and a reprise of the major project “Leaves of Grass,” a musical tribute to the writings and life of Walt Whitman. He’ll be opening the Jazz at Lincoln Center season (Broadway and 60th Street, jazz.org) with a performance of that piece with Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry as vocalists.

Sept. 20: Avishai Cohen, the gifted Israeli jazz trumpeter, brings his current quartet to Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St., lpr.com), as part of a tour celebrating his new album on ECM, “Cross My Palm with Silver.”

Oct. 14: Pianist Shai Wosner brings the music of his recent “Impromptu” recording to the concert hall, performing impromptus by Schubert, Chopin, Dvorák, Gershwin and Ives. Presented by Peoples’ Symphony Concerts as its season opener, the performance takes place at Washington Irving High School (40 Irving Pl., pscny.org).

Oct. 29: It’s been 10 years since Yale Strom and 100 other musical Yiddishists gathered on the steps of the Museum at Eldridge Street to pay tribute to the famous jazz photo “A Great Day in Harlem” and to their own musical community. Strom will lead a celebration of that event with a showing of his half-hour documentary “A Great Day on Eldridge Street,” and a concert featuring his band Hot Pstromi at the Museum (12 Eldridge St., eldridgestreet.org).

Nov. 4: Yasmin Levy, one of the world’s great interpreters of Ladino song, performs at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St., kaufmanmusiccenter.org), co-presented by World Music Institute.

Nov. 13, 17: Russian-Jewish singer-songwriter Regina Spektor will be touring behind her new CD “Remember Us to Life” most of the rest of 2017, and she’ll be giving solo performances at the State Theatre at New Brunswick, N.J., and the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., respectively (http://reginaspektor.com).

Nov. 19: Metropolitan Klezmer presents a program of “Music from Yiddish Cinema,” appropriately hosted by the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., Huntington, L.I.; http://cinemaartscentre.org).

Dec. 3: “Eight Days of Klezmer,” featuring Daniela Rabbani, Elad Kabilio and the Israeli band 12th Night Klezmer, a guided musical tour ranging from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the shtetl of Second Avenue. On Stage at Kingsborough, Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center at Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn; onstageatkingsborough.org).

Dec. 23-28: Yiddish New York, now marking its third year, is one of the most exciting and varied programs of Yiddish culture anywhere; this year’s edition will include the NYC debut of the excellent Veretski Pass, Michael Winograd, Pete Rushefsky, Shura Lipovsky, Deborah Strauss, Walter Zev Feldman, Sarah Gordon, Josh Waletzky and Frank London, as well as poet Irene Klepfisz, cartoonist Ben Katchor and many, many more. Events will take place all over Lower Manhattan, with the hub located at the 14th Street Y (between First and Second avenues), yiddishnewyork.com.