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Genres: Folk, Jazz, World

Andy Statman (born 1950) is a noted Klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist. Andy Statman was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He first gained acclaim as a mandolinist in pioneering bluegrass bands Country Cookin' and Breakfast Special. Statman, who grew up in a traditional but secular Jewish home, began to explore his Jewish roots. He turned to Klezmer music, traditional Eastern European Jewish instrumental music. Now playing clarinet, he recorded various albums that were highly influential in the Klezmer revival that began in the late 70s. Soon, he began playing Chassidic melodies, fusing bluegrass, klezmer, and jazz along the way. Statman learned Klezmer clarinet from leg... Continue Bio >>


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