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Frank London: Bio

Trumpeter/composer FRANK LONDON is a member of the Klezmatics, Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, Lester Bowieπs Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, Ben Folds 5, Mark Ribot, Maurice El Medioni and Gal Costa, and is featured on over 100 cds. His own recordings include INVOCATIONS (cantorial music); Frank Londonπs Klezmer Brass Allstarsπ DI SHIKERE KAPELYE and BROTHERHOOD OF BRASS; NIGUNIM and THE ZMIROS PROJECT (Jewish mystical songs, with Klezmatics vocalist Lorin Sklamberg); THE DEBT (film and theater music); THE SHEKHINA BIG BAND; the soundtrack to THE SHVITZ; the soundtrack to Perl Gluck's THE DIVAHN and four releases with the Hasidic New Wave. 

His projects include the folk-opera A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE (based on Y.L. Peretz's Bay nakht oyfn altn mark), DAVENEN for Pilobolus and the Klezmatics, Great Small Works' THE MEMOIRS OF GLUCKEL OF HAMELN and Min Tanaka's ROMANCE. He composed music for John Sayles' THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET and MEN WITH GUNS, Yvonne Rainer's MURDER AND MURDER, the Czech-American Marionette Theaterπs GOLEM and Tamar Rogoff's IVYE PROJECT.Live in CrackowPoland, 2001 

He was music director for David Byrne and Robert Wilsonπs THE KNEE PLAYS, collaborated with Palestinian violinist Simon Shaheen, taught Jewish music in Canada, Crimea and the Catskills, and produced CD's for Gypsy Ledgend Esma Redzepova, and Algerian Pianist Maurice el Medioni. 

He has been featured on HBOπs SEX AND THE CITY, at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Lincoln Center Summer Festival, and was a co-founder of Les Miserables Brass Band and the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

1 The Bottom of the Well  
2 What is Man's Worth?  
3 Nosn's Vision  
4 Madness  
5 The Tale of the Drowned Klezmorim  
6 A Word  
7 One Prayer, One Lullaby  
8 Forever Yours  
9 Meet Me in the Old Marketplace  
10 The Ten Faces of God  
11 The Saga of the Singers of Brod  
12 Call It Disappointing  
13 Breath Into the Bones  
14 Canon of the Dead  
15 It Doesn't Matter  
16 Is There Room on Earth?  
17 Desire It  
18 God's Reply to Job  
19 Perhaps I Went Too Far  
20 Vanity  
21 A Tavern in Pinsk  
Frank London's A Night in the Old Marketplace in concert

Soundbrush Records presents A Night In The Old Marketplace by Jewish music giant Frank London with lyrics by acclaimed playwright Glen Berger. Created for Alexandra Aron's theatrical adaptation of the legendary 1907 Yiddish play by I.L. Peretz, this extraordinary score mixes Jewish, jazz, classical, rock and world beats with a dose of Kurt Weill and Tom Waits. This collection of 21 songs is performed by an array of stars including: Manu Narayan, lead of Broadway's Bombay Dreams, The Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg, pop legends They Might be Giants, Celtic singer Susan McKeown, and Craig Wedren, leader of the cult rock group Shudder to Think.

1 New 'ON' this week: 37 Total "Stations/Shows"
Markets include:
New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Denver/Boulder, Portland, Baltimore(ADI), New Orleans, Albuquerque, Montreal, Fort Wayne IN, Champaign IL.

Crossover Media Projects with: Frank London