"This extraordinary group has absolutely captivated my imagination, knocked my socks off what more can I say?" Michael Tilson Thomas A rare Bay Area appearance by soulful violinist/composer Daniel Hoffman (he lives in Israel now) prompted us to put together this great concert with his Klezmer/world/jazz/middle-eastern ensemble. This virtuoso band will tear the roof off our venue with its infectious, celebratory rhythms and hot improvisations. Featuring an all-star roster of musicians, the Klez-X mines the rich depths of klezmer, Yiddish folk and art song, and modern jazz to create a brilliantly original sound. The evening will feature new compositions, reinterpretations of traditional pieces, improvisations, effervescent vocal work, and modernist settings of 20th century Yiddish literature.