Music

Episode 112: David Krakauer

krakauer  If he is best known for klezmer music, he has only himself to blame: he plays it brilliantly, honoring its roots without making it a museum piece. And he leaps across genres, sometimes in a single work. He once recorded an album that charted top ten for Jewish music, funk, jazz and, for all I know, self-help books. We spoke at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Photographs of David Krakauer courtesy of Melanie Einzig and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
  • Sidney Bechet PERSON: Sidney Bechet
  • orpheum PLACE: Orpheum theater, Tannersville, NY
  • krakauer thing THING: his father’s kiddush cup
  • dave tarras RANDY’S PERSON: Dave Tarras

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