Jewish Jug Band (Toronto)

Jewish Jug Band

Sunday September 2, 4pm, Boulevard Tent, FREE
Monday September 3, 3pm, Boulevard Tent, FREE

What is a Jewish jug band? Families and kids of all ages are about to find out, with the return of one of the last Ashkenaz Festival’s most popular family programs. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert music-maker, whether you play the clarinet or the kazoo, Ashkenaz’s Jewish Jug Band welcomes all. Washboards, spoons, jugs, bones, kazoos and melodicas will mix with traditional instruments of all kinds in an inter-generational cacophony of epic proportions. A limited number of non-traditional instruments will be made available to participants on a first-come basis, otherwise bring your own implement of sonic destruction (and maybe some ear plugs!). Children under 12 are welcome with a participating adult.

The sessions are facilitated by Joshua Skye Engel, a vastly experienced Toronto musician whose eclectic projects encompass everything from rock and folk to punk and klezmer. A seasoned children’s performer, Engel sees hundreds of children each week as a Rainbow Songs instructor, facilitating interactive musical programs for young children. Engel has produced several albums, commercials, film and theatre soundtracks and has performed in over fifteen countries on five continents.

Sponsored by The Sam and Gitta Ganz Family Foundation