Eastern Watershed Klezmer
Quartet Releases “The Klez Dispensers” CD.
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Aaron Jentzen, music editor of Pittsburgh City Paper: “…..The Klez Dispensers CD by the
Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet ….. high-energy klezmer, polkas and
more, performed with the dazzling skill you'd expect from this long-running
CD review in the
Pittsburgh City Paper by Manny Theiner. Check it out!
CD review in the
Jewish Chronicle by Lee Chottiner. Read it!
Watch Phil’s video
blog of your 2012 trip to New York!
Part 1 – What fun it is to
drive in a snowstorm or “are we there yet?” and “Hello Nancy!”
Part 2 – After
rehearsing off to the Golden Festival
Part 3 – Mainly musical stuff
at the City Winery
Eastern Watershed Klezmer
Watershed plays minor mode therapy music - Klezmer
with touches of Balkan and Middle East flavor.
Repertoire also includes polkas, swing and other popular dance tunes.
Whether strolling or performing on a concert stage, the group creates an
energetic and sometimes whimsical appeal for all ages. Available
for dances, weddings, birthday celebrations, parades and concerts.
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Also, check out our My Space page for upcoming
concerts: My Space Eastern Watershed
Venues we have played at
Link to EW Trio
Link with EW Trio with Laura
Link to EW with Hal Weiss and PJ Gatch
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Janice Coppola (clarinet), Janice holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Performance from
the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was the winner of that University’s
Concerto Competition, performing Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto under the
direction of Louis Lane. While still a student of Leon Russianoff, Janice was a Prizewinner in the Abraham and
Phyllis Katz Young Artist’s Competition in Woodmere, New York. In 1996, Janice won the Grand Prize in Marvin
Hamlisch’s “Search for a Star” competition, where she
performed the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Pops on four consecutive nights. Janice repeated the Shaw Clarinet Concerto
as guest soloist with the Edgewood Symphony, where she has also performed the
well-known Monti’s Czardas. In April of 2005,
Janice appeared as a series soloist with the River City Brass Band, performing
the music of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Traveling out to New Jersey in the spring
of 2007, Janice soloed with the Baroque Orchestra of Northern New Jersey as a Klezmer musician.
As a classical
musician, Janice has performed as a recitalist in Ohio,
New York, North Carolina,
Janice has played principal clarinet with the Altoona Symphony on several
occasions. A local composer, Ron Schulz,
a student of David Stock, wrote a piece for solo clarinet, Triptych, for
her, which she has performed at Duquesne
University. She has recorded four CD’s, two with the
Renaissance City Winds (Nancy Galbraith, Four Chamber Works, Elan Recordings and German Romantic Wind Music,
Centaur Label, receiving rave reviews for her performance. The other two are with Anne Feeney, If I
Can’t Dance and Dump The Bosses Off Your Back.
Janice was a
co-founder and member of The Hot Matzohs from 1997
until 2007, a Pittsburgh-based Klezmer group that was
invited to perform at Heinz Hall on several occasions, and which has been
featured on radio and television broadcasts.
When Janice is not
performing with Eastern Watershed at one of Pittsburgh’s many regional festivals,
concerts and private events, she enjoys arranging and creating educational
programs for The Pittsburgh Kapelye, Eastern
Watershed’s “sister” ensemble, to perform at area schools. Two of her programs are on the Roster with
Gateway to the Arts: “Bube Tells A Tale” with Barbara Russell telling an Eastern
European folk talk while Janice accompanies her; and “City of Steel – An
American Musical Melting Pot”
a program that chronologically combines a game, music and clues
to help students learn about the immigrants who came to the Pittsburgh region
during the time of the steel mills. She
is also the founder of the all women’s jazz group, Cool Breeze.
Lynette Garlan (accordion, santouri), has an
extensive background in folk music and has studied with teachers from the
Balkans and Eastern Europe. She plays several
instruments of eastern and western origin. She is the co-founder of the Pittsburgh women's Balkan
singing ensemble, the Balkan Babes, founder of the Romani group the Vardo
Sisters and a member of the middle-eastern fusion group, Khafif. Lynette has also arranged Klezmer music (The Klezmer Koncerto) for orchestra which has performed by the
Edgewood Symphony. She also promotes and
sponsors many East European music groups through her Fluffy Gravy Foundation.
Phil Vanouse (tuba, cimbasso), has performed
with groups in Boston, Cincinnati,
Phil has appeared with the River City Brass Band, the Pittsburgh Symphony,
Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra and various brass ensembles. Phil’s incredible playing delights audiences
everywhere. He also has many tuba and
(percussion) is a versatile freelance percussionist and an active
educator in the Pittsburgh
area. R. J. holds a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance and a
Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy from Duquesne University.
He is a faculty member at both Seton Hill University
and Grove City College
and is a member of Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble, which have performed
throughout the United States,
Germany, Poland, Russia,
the Czech Republic
Listen to Eastern Watershed
Hungarian Klez - Eastern
Watershed (From Reflections CD)
Nifty's Freilach - EW Trio