Jewish music

Ray Musiker

Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Educator and Composer

Born in 1927 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Ray is the fourth generation in a family of Klezmer musicians. As a child, Ray learned to play Klezmer dance music at Jewish weddings. His parents immigrants to America from Northern Russia. From his parents, Ray inhererited a love of Eastern European Jewish music from Russia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

1927-

Akiva Zimmermann

Historian of Chazzanut, Journalist and Author

Akiva Zimmerman was born in 1936 in Tel Aviv. He attended the Shalva Gymnasium, enlisted in the Intelligence Corps. He would also serve in the military rabbinate. Akiva Zimmerman worked as a bank employee, while devoting all his spare time to the study of chazanut.

1936 - 2016

Mark Isakovich Rabinovich

Violinist and Conductor

Mark Rabinovich was Born in 1870 in the town of Zdvyzhensk (Kiev province of the Russian Empire; now Brusilov, Ukraine). He studied music under the guidance of his grandfather, the klezmer violinist and composer Israel-Moishe Rabinovich.

In 1937-1938 he was the head of the State Ensemble of Jewish Folk Music of the Ukrainian SSR. The ensemble performed on the radio and toured Ukraine and Belarus, Moldova, and Crimea.

Mark Isakovich Rabinovich died in Kiev in 1940.

1870- 1940

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