If you're walking through the historic town center of Weimar on a summer night and you hear the sounds of Yiddish music echoing through the streets and over the rooftops, it can mean only one thing: one of the legendary Yiddish Summer jam sessions is happening right now!
Since 2001, our workshop participants meet at the end of the day to unwind with klezmer music, song and dance in one of Weimar's outdoor cafés. A favorite of Weimar residents and visitors alike, you never know exactly what's going to happen at a jam session. You can only be sure that there will be lots of music, laughter, people getting to know one another, and delicious food and drink, if you like. Jam sessions are for everybody, not just workshop participants!
Come join us in a very relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere, to listen, to dance, or to play along, and get a taste of what makes Yiddish Summer Weimar so special. See below for a full listing of jam session dates, times and venues.
Donations are welcome!
**All Jam Sessions beginn 8 p.m.**
Jul 11 Mon Yiddish Song @OMA [Other Music Academy] Ernst-Kohl-Str. 23
Jul 12 Tue Yiddish Song @Divan Brauhausgasse 10
Jul 14 Thu Yiddish Song @OMA
Jul 25 Mon Klezmer Music @Theaterplatz
Jul 26 Tue Klezmer Music @Eiscafé Dolomiti Markt 3
Jul 27 Wed Klezmer Music @Divan
Aug 8 Mon Yiddish Dance and Klezmer Music* @Il Nuraghe Wielandplatz 1
Aug 9 Tue Yiddish Dance and Klezmer Music* @Eiscafé Dolomiti
Aug 11 Thu Yiddish Dance and Klezmer Music* @Divan
In Erfurt >> YSW goes Erfurt
Jul 13 Wed Yiddish Song @Jüdisches Kulturzentrum Erfurt Juri-Gagarin-Ring 21
Jul 24 Sun Klezmer Music @Speicher-Erfurt Waagegasse 2, 99084 Erfurt
Aug 10 Wed Yiddish Dance and Klezmer Music* @Zughafen Erfurt Zum Güterbahnhof 20
* The jam sessions during the Dance Week are coordinated by the Neukölln Klezmer Sessions.
Neukölln Klezmer Sessions is the young creative force that has been re-energizing Berlin's klezmer scene since 2013. What started as a small jam for a group of klezmer enthusiasts in a local bar quickly became one of the most anticipated events in Berlin's colorful music scene. This year, during the Yiddish Dance workshop (Aug 7-12) Neukölln Klezmer Sessions founders Hampus Melin, Emil Goldschmidt and Ilya Shneyveys will join forces with Yiddish Summer Weimar to merge Berlin's wild energy with Weimar's thoughtful creativity (and the other way around)!