For Immediate Release: The Season Finale of our Puttin’ Down Roots will Feed your Hunger for Klezmer and Roma Music

Escondido, California — :

Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi will be performing at our season finale of Puttin’ Down Roots in the Lyric Court on Friday, July 27th from 7pm-9pm.

Yale Strom, one of the world’s leading ethnographer-artists of klezmer and Roma music and history, has composed for theatre, film, radio, television and symphony orchestras.

His current musical endeavor is his band Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi. The band consists of  Elizabeth Schwartz as vocals, Fred Benedetti on guitar, Gunnar Biggs on contrabass, and Yale Strom himself on violin.

Together, they play music from traditional klezmer to “new” Jewish jazz and have made fifteen recordings.

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