I am a professional accordionist with over 15 years of experience leading ensembles and performing solo. I have given concerts all over the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Poland. Locally, I have performed at esteemed New Orleans venues such as The Maison, d.b.a, The Spotted Cat, Allways Lounge, Hi-Ho Lounge, Siberia, Yuki, Marigny Brasserie, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Voodoo and French Quarter festivals, and the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. I specialize in klezmer (European Jewish instrumental music) and Eastern European musics, but can play many traditional styles, as well as my own compositions, and sing in English and Yiddish. If you would prefer a duo, trio, or quartet, I play with some of the New Orleans' finest violin, clarinet, and bass players. Hire me, and you will have an on-time, shoe-shined, double-windsored, fleet-fingered gentlemanly artist to lend some old-world romance to your event.
Some of the bands I have led:
Black Sea Quartet (Vermont, 1998 - 2006)
Inner Fire District (Vermont, 2004 - 2010)
The Salt Wives (Rhode Island/Louisiana, 2008 - present)
Some of the bands I have played with:
Debauche (Louisiana, 2012 - 2013)
The Underscore Orkestra (Australia/Europe, 2014)