2017-06-02 / Community

Concert features Tummlers

The Casco Bay Tummlers will perform 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at the South Portland Public Library’s main location. The band has more than 25 years of experience as Maine’s primary purveyors of Eastern European Jewish party music, improvisational Balkan tunes, and Yiddish folk songs. Elements of swing, gypsy music, Holocaust melodies and prize winning original compositions will be on the program.

The unique sound and stage performances for which they are noted is a result of the collaboration built on each member’s musical strengths. Steve Gruverman brings an extensive background in ethnic dance music to his soulful clarinet playing. Carl Dimow has developed a unique klezmer flute style, making the instrument an equal solo voice in the music. John Clark is an incredibly versatile bass player–inspired by everything from symphony to surf perfect for the Tummlers eclectic approach to klezmer. Nancy Hoffman brings a playfulness, which audiences love, to both her accordion playing and her singing. Peter McLaughlin keeps drums with elements of jazz and improvisation.

This is the last concert in this season’s After Hours series. Admission to this event is free. Questions can be directed to the circulation desk at 767-7660, ext. 2. The program is sponsored by Friends of the South Portland Public Library.

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