Old Bridge, NJ – January 27, 2016 – The Odessa Klezmer Band will bring the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to the Old Bridge Public Library on Sat. Feb. 13th at 2:30pm.
The free concert, which is part of the Library’s popular Second Saturday series, will be under the direction of Ed Goldberg. A Grammy Award-winning musician, Goldberg has performed at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions and has made over 125 recordings of Polish, Ukrainian, Country, Israeli, and Klezmer dance music. Established in 1984, the six-piece OKB celebrates the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Latino, and Middle Eastern music, including polka and czardas.
The OKB has played numerous fairs, festivals, weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, and dance dates throughout the NJ-NY-PA area, including at Gracie Mansion and City Hall for NYC Mayors Guiliani and Bloomberg, and has toured Israel. They are regular performers at the Kutztown Folk Festival and the Lakewood Blue Claws minor league baseball stadium.
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library in Middlesex County” by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.