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Saturday, May 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Sorry to say this show has been cancelled.

Joellen and the Urban Gypsies bring the whimsical and imaginative mountain dulcimer player/builder and accordionist, Joellen Lapidus, together with the musical talents of extraordinary  jazz violinist Yvette Devereaux and multi genre upright bass player Oliver Steinberg.
“We present Americana/Roots/Folk/World music through an urban lens being equally comfortable playing square dance tunes from Appalachia, jazz standards from the 40’s, Indian Ragas, pop tunes and Klezmer.
We are musical “Urban Gypsies”, wandering the musical world,  gathering  up lovely, inspiring, funny, raucous tunes that help us all  feel and express the complex palette of human experience.”—Lapidus

SCHMALTZ: Schmaltz literally means chicken fat but musically means an overly theatrical, campy, and extremely rich performance.

Four extraordinary talented musicians, two from Eastern Europe, one from LA and one from New York City have embraced the modes melodies and rhythms of the Eastern European Jewish folk music called Klezmer. Mix in their urban exposure to classical music, blues, jazz, Indian and Middle Eastern music and you get SCHMALTZ. The interplay between Yvette Devereaux’s electrifying, cascading, haunting violin, and Leo Chelyapov’s soaring, chuckling clarinet is an explosion of dazzling musical technique gushing with delicate, raucous, humorous, deeply emotional, uplifting, ecstatic, transformative musical conversation. Klezmer’s infectious rhythms, sometimes delicate and sometimes fierce, are generated by Joellen Lapidus’ accordion and Igor Kogan’s upright bass. It’s very rich! “That’s why we call ourselves SCHMALTZ.”—Joellen.




Saturday, May 30, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Online tickets sales close at 6pm the night of the show.  Any remaining tickets are for sale at Boulevard Music when doors open At 7:30pm unless noted otherwise.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at Blvd Music or by phone (310) 398-2583 using a major credit card. 

A $1 service charge per ticket is added to online and phone orders. All ticket sales are final. They are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. For online ticket purchases, you will need to provide the ticket barcode for entry. Please print your ticket or display the barcode on your phone.

Please note all shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm unless indicated otherwise. People who already have their tickets (purchased them in advance) get in first when doors open at 7:30 pm. After the people who already have their tickets are admitted any remaining tickets will go on sale.

Please note that taking photos or any other type of recording is not allowed during performances at Boulevard Music.