Klezmer music, once rooted in the Jewish religious tradition, is now being played on festival stages, nightclubs and concert halls throughout the world. Many of the roots of American Jazz and Broadway music can be traced to Klezmer. Joel Rubin (University of Virginia) is both a historian of Klezmer music and a clarinetist who has just released a new CD.

Also: Kevin J. Stees (James Madison University) talks about the rich history of American and British brass bands.

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