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Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra


The Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra performs annually at the Jewish Music Festival Community Music Day at the JCC East Bay in Berkeley, California. Acclaimed as the most populous group each year, IKMO performed at this event in 2005, 2006, and 2007, as well as at the 2005 San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins. The Orchestra features members of several of the Bay Area's leading klezmer groups, and as well as mandolinists prominent in other genres.The next scheduled performance is at the San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins on Sunday, April 13, 2008.Past participants past present or future: Josh Cohen (conductor, mandolin), David Laub (mandobass), Nick Robinson (mandola), Phil Lawrence (mandolin), David Brown (mandolin), Morey Garelick (mandolin), Gerry Tenney (vocals, mandolin & mandocello), Tony Phillips (founder; mandolin & mandocello), Rob Reich (octave mandolin), Jim Geselbrach (octave mandolin), Olivier Zyngier (mandolin), David Rosenfeld (mandolin), Carole Brown (mandolin), Carol Ginsberg (steel-body mandolin), Vina Cera (mandolin), Avi Avital (special guest, mandolin, 2007), Sarah Bell (mandolin), Catherine Rose Crowther (mandolin), Rodney Freeland (mandolin), Gus Garelick (mandolin), Daniel Hoffman (guest conductor, 2005), Josh Horowitz (mando-tsimbl, 2005), Jess Ivry (cello, 2007), Nicola Swinburne (mandolin), Matthew Vuksinich (mandolin)

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