Since 2001, Kenny Green has been the musical director of a unique program of Klezmer music. Composed of multiple bands featuring a wide array of instruments, the Westchester Klezmer Program is a hands-on experience for budding and/or accomplished performers of various age groups. Kids, teens and adults perform classic and modern Klezmer pieces under Kenny's expert and inspiring direction.
What makes this program unique is that Kenny is guiding musicians young and old in tackling what is generally considered a rather challenging form of music, complete with complex ornaments and unusual scales. The results are astounding and prove that with visionary direction, rules can be rewritten.
Initially supported by the UJA federation, the Westchester Klezmer Program is now self supporting and may very well be the largest program of its kind in the world. Bands take part in various performance opportunities which include, but are not limited to performances at local synagogues. All who get involved with this program get to have a unique cultural experience that is highly educational and by any analysis utterly special.
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“Kenny Green is not only a fabulous musician, but his rapport with children of all ages is unbeatable! Every musical engagement is electric, with kids involved, excited and highly enthusiastic. There’s no one like him!” ...Yonni Wattenmaker, Director of Education, Temple Shaaray Tefila
"Kenny Green has the superb ability to teach, entertain, and provide a very special musical experience."...Jennie's School
"May be Westchester's best kept secret"...Sally Rogul