About the Musicians

Laurence Sherr, clarinetist, started collecting Klezmer music during his doctoral studies in music. He is a composer who has received numerous grants, awards and commissions. His compositions have been performed internationally.

Susan J. Clearman, accordion and keyboard performer, is in high demand as a free-lance artist in the Atlanta, GA and Highlands, NC areas. A classically-trained pianist, organist and composer, she has been performing with various ethnic and classical groups since 1977.

Chip Epsten, violinist, has been performing the music of eastern Europe for more than two decades. A composer as well, his works for the theater have been performed in the USA and Europe.

Laurence Tuten, tubist and bassist, is an Atlanta native who has performed and recorded with a wide variety of local artists. His musical pursuits have taken him around the world.

Jerry Fields, percussionist, is one of Atlanta's most in- demand musicians and teachers. Jerry is also the leader of the adventurous Latin Jazz and World Music group, Vecinos del Mundo.

Nancy Gaddy aka Mrs. Schmaltz is a singer, actress and comedienne who has been delighting audiences with vocal stylings that uniquely blend borscht-belt, cabaret, gypsy and jazz.  She has performed as Mrs. Schmaltz in nightclubs, regional theatre, private parties and public spectacles around the country.

Contact Oy Klezmer!

phone: (828) 526-2078
E-mail: savory@luxnova.com
phone: (404) 223-5343
fax: (404) 577-1739
E-mail: cepsten@mindspring.com

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