here's a video clip of their performance at the concert commemorating the honor.
There's a fine piece on today's Washington Post website about Mike's life and work.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Andy Statman Trio will play a set at 9PM at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn to help raise money for the Red Hook Initiative, an organization that does wonderful work in the community and has been in the forefront of storm relief efforts in Brooklyn. For more info about the show, click here.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
On Religion: A Search for God Through Bluegrass and Klezmer
photo by Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times
Andy Statman stood in the narrow basement of an Orthodox synagogue improbably wedged among the boîtes and boutiques of Greenwich Village. He wore a plain blue suit and white shirt, and from his waist hung tzitzit, the fringes meant to remind an observant Jew of the 613 commandments. Twisting together the pieces of his clarinet, he ran through a glissando that seemed to corkscrew through the air.
Four rows of folding chairs were arranged before Mr. Statman, and in them sat about 15 people, several in yarmulkes, one an Australian woman whose music teacher back home had instructed her to find and hear Andy Statman. The basement’s shelves bore Talmudic volumes and Sabbath candlesticks, and the room was so chilly on this November night that nearly all the listeners had kept on their coats. (read more)