The Casco Bay Tummlers will be performing on Saturday, June 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Main Library. A favorite in past years, the band has over 25 years of experience as Maine’s primary purveyors of Eastern European Jewish party music, improvisational Balkan tunes, and Yiddish folk songs. Elements of swing, gypsy music, haunting holocaust melodies, and prize winning original compositions will be on the program.
About the Tummlers
The unique sound and stage performances for which they are noted is a result of the collaboration built on each member’s musical strengths. Steve Gruverman brings an extensive background in ethnic dance music to his soulful clarinet playing. Carl Dimow has developed a unique klezmer flute style, making the instrument an equal solo voice in the music. John Clark is an incredibly versatile bass player–inspired by everything from symphony to surf–perfect for the Tummlers eclectic approach to klezmer. Nancy 3. Hoffman brings a playfulness, which audiences love, to both her accordion playing and her singing. Peter McLaughlin keeps drums with elements of jazz and improvisation.
The Casco Bay Tummlers have brought their music far beyond the borders of Maine to share their unique sound. In the year 2000, they were invited to play at international festivals in Lithuania and Germany. In 2004, they were featured in concerts in Slovenia and Italy. This concert will surely give you a taste of those travels, taking listeners on a journey into the old-world traditional Jewish folk music.
This is the last concert in this season’s After Hours series. The show is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome! It is made possible through the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.