Stuart Rosenberg ~ Roots Salon, Jan 18

Jamie O’Reilly’s Root Salon
Master Speaker Series
Presents Stuart Rosenberg

A leben ahf dein kop mayn chaver!
Stuart Rosenberg, Roots Speaker?
What’s not to like?

This February, Stuart and his ensemble appeared in
the Spring 2014 Performing Arts Series at Lewis University


Saturday, Jan 18 at 8 PM
Roots Salon
(private address in Lincoln Square)

$25 donation
Call 773-203-7661; Reserve:

We serve dessert. You BYOB. Street Parking.
Limited seating. Reserve a seat online via Paypal, scroll down.

Our Speaker Series opens 2014 with the celebrated musical master talking about his musical adventures, and the joy of playing Jewish music (Klezmer, Yiddish, Sephartic), and other musical gems from his phenom kit-bag.

You know him from years as host of “The Flea Market” and then “Radio Gumbo” on WBEZ, and as Artistic Director at SPACE in Evanston. He’s the guy in Banjos & Bagels playing live at Kaufman’s in Skokie on Sunday mornings.  I knew him first as the fiddle player in my band: Jamie O’Reilly and the Rogues, and then as my musical mentor.  Now Stuart comes to Roots to talk about the 5 decades of making music in Chicago!  Can’t wait!

Stuart’s musical gifts defy easy description. He has mastered the musical traditions of many lands, and is comfortably fluent in a wide variety of vernacular styles. He has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor and on the stage of Symphony Center with Sir Georg Solti and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He was instrumental in the revival of traditional Klezmer music as a founder of the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble and has been a host and producer for WBEZ, WFMT, WNUR, and WCBR, as well as spending nearly 20 years as cultural critic at large for Chicago Magazine.


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Speaker & handling